Revised and completely updated, this edition features additional chapters including individual and family considerations related to illness, hypertension, and neurological trauma. Every chapter provides the reader with a glossary of key terms for quick access to definitions, while gerontologic considerations are highlighted throughout. A free CD-ROM is included, and a companion Web page on Lippincott's BookLink keeps content up to date, and provides additional teaching and learning aids for the instructor and student. Risk factors, patient and community-based nursing care, collaborative problems, and nursing research boxes are a few of the numerous features that help make this text a comprehensive and organised resource for modern medical/surgical nurse. A study guide and handbook are also sold separately to enhance teaching and learning techniques.