Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives / Edition 7

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This comprehensive study aid provides a thorough understanding of the content in Phipps: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition. Each chapter presents multiple, varied learning exercises that promote critical thinking, encourage students to think about the solutions they choose, and consider both possible benefits and consequences to the patient. Exercises include case studies, patient scenarios, analogies, compare and contrast, and inquiry.

• Provides learning exercises throughout to test content knowledge and promote critical thinking.
• Incorporates Critical Thinking Case Studies to encourage students to think about the solutions they choose and consider benefits and consequences to the patient.
• Critical Thinking Questions build in complexity as the student works through each case study.
• Includes a thorough answer key. Students are advised that answers may vary and are designed to stimulate discussion.

Compre- hensive reference to basic concepts, nursing care of adults.

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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a comprehensive medical-surgical textbook. An interactive CD-ROM with critical thinking case studies, review questions, vocabulary review with sound pronunciations and other exercises accompanies the book. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: "The vision for this seventh edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing is of a text that presents the student with clear, comprehensive knowledge essential to practice. It uses a framework of supporting theory drawn from the health, natural, social and behavioral sciences. . .further, the text places, knowledge within the context of current practice issues, models, and settings," according to the editors. This is a worthwhile mission that is accomplished with this book.
Audience: The book is designed for students. As a comprehensive medical-surgical nursing textbook, hopefully it would be used for more than one semester. There are some ancillaries available with the instructor in mind. CD-ROM or online instructors may obtain chapter outlines, objectives, overviews, practice applications and critical thinking questions. An updated 1,500-question test bank and a collection of over 200 full-color images are available.
Features: This book is well known and well respected. It features a solid presentation of pathophysiology and medical and nursing management and a strong emphasis on patient and family teaching, with a focus on collaborative management. There is a consistent application of the 5-step nursing process throughout. Each chapterlists chapter objectives, although only a few are from the higher cognitive levels, and critical thinking questions. The illustrations are the only shortcoming that stood out to me. The use of color could be improved. There are few color photos and the color that is used looks washed out. The section on the musculoskeletal system is particularly well written and illustrated. The illustrations are the only shortcoming that stood out:the use of color could be improved. There are few color photos and the color that is used looks washed out. The section on the musculoskeletal system is particularly well written and illustrated.
Assessment: As with the previous editions, this book is very good. The new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies is excellent. The Mosby's "Get Smart" online learning package will be attractive to many students. There is an impressive list of authors, contributors, and reviewers, and some are in actual hands-on practice: Thank you! My only suggestions: get a more professional cover, improve the use of color in the illustrations, and refine the system of icons.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018067
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Medical-Surgical Nursing Today
2. Complementary and Alternative Therapies NEW!
3. Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
4. Nursing Care of Older Adults
5. Chronic Illness
6. Loss, Grief, Dying, and End of Life Care
7. Emergency Care
8. Critical Care
9. Community-Based Care NEW!
10. Long-Term Care NEW!
11. Inflammation and Infection
12. Pain
13. Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Imbalance
14. Shock
15. Cancer
16. Preoperative Nursing
17. Intraoperative Nursing
18. Postoperative Nursing
19. Assessment of the Respiratory System
20. Upper Airway Problems
21. Lower Airway Problems
22. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
23. Dysrhythmias and Coronary Artery Disease
24. Heart Failure and Valvular and Inflammatory Problems
25. Vascular System Problems
26. Assessment of the Hematologic System
27. Hematologic Problems
28. Assessment of the Endocrine System
29. Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Gland Problems
30. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia
31. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System
32. Mouth and Esophagus Problems
33. Stomach and Duodenum Problems
34. Intestinal Problems
35. Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreatic Problems
36. Assessment of the Hepatic System
37. Hepatic Problems
38. Assessment of the Renal System
39. Kidney and Urinary Tract Problems
40. Kidney Failure
41. Assessment of the Nervous System
42. Traumatic and Neoplastic Problems of the Brain
43. Vascular and Degenerative Problems of the Brain
44. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Problems
45. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System
46. Trauma to the Musculoskeletal System
47. Degenerative Disorders
48. Assessment of the Immune System
49. Immunologic Problems
50. HIV Infection and AIDS
51. Organ Transplantation
52. Assessment of the Reproductive System
53. Female Reproductive Problems
54. Problems of the Breast
55. Male Reproductive Problems
56. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
57. Assessment of the Visual System
58. Problems of the Eye
59. Assessment of the Auditory System
60. Problems of the Ear
61. Assessment of the Skin
62. Problems of the Skin
63. Burns

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