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From The CriticsReviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN(East Carolina University )
Description: This is the seventh edition of a book that covers medical and nursing management of health problems, advancing from simple to complex and common to uncommon problems. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to present information about management of health problems using the nursing process for major or prototypical disorders. This book is needed since it approaches problems from a perspective that allows the students to build upon previous content. The book appears to meet the authors' objectives with the way the content is organized and presented.
Audience: This book can be used by beginning and more seasoned practitioners. Various supplemental materials assist the beginning student nurse in developing an individualized learning plan. The authors have demonstrated credibility by editing six previous textbooks and their respective backgrounds.
Features: The first 11 chapters address promotion of self-care and healthcare delivery systems. Each section includes chapters that apply to basic concepts across different groups. In the sections related to each disorder — for example integumentary disorders — the authors present a review of anatomy and physiology, assessment of the system and diagnostic tests, then management. The book has ancillary packages for students and faculty. Students can access e-volve which has open book quizzes, Web-only features, case studies, animations and video clips, instructor resources includes a manual, PowerPoint presentations, test bank and image collections.
Assessment: This book presents an organized approach from simple to complex problems focusing on independent and interdependent management. The availability of the ancillary resources is a plus.