This instructive self-study guide is written to help students grasp important content in each chapter of the main text. Learning Activities include matching terms; listing improtant signs and symptoms; describing medical therapy, nursing measures and their rationales; and labeing illustrations. Check Yourself multiple choice questions offer a test of factual items and higher-level questions requiring application of knowledge in new ways. Case Studies help students "practice" skills with simulated clients, while Developing Insight encourages further thinking as students gain clinical experience. As appropriate, answers are either provided at the end of each chapter or left to the student's independent research in the main text.