Summary: Meticulously revised and completely updated, this best-selling medical-surgical nursing text is the ultimate resource for meeting today's nursing challenges. Numerous illustrations and charts provide the reader with easily accessible information. The Ninth Edition features new chapters: 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 defi ...show morenitions, 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 highly organized resource for today's medical-surgical nurse. A Study Guide and Handbook are also sold separately to enhance teaching and learning techniques.