Completely revised and updated, this broad yet comprehensive edition contains twenty-nine chapters on nursing issues and clinical practice. Topics cover practice and process, documentation, legal issues, health promotion, physical assessment, I.V. therapy, surgical care, and more. Disorders are organized by body system and feature an overview of anatomy and physiology, assessment, diagnostic tests, medication, treatment, and home care, with coverage of care for maternal-neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, emergency, and psychiatric patients. Added features include grabbing nursing procedure graphics, complementary therapies, clinical pathways, and cultural information. Over 1,000 illustrations, charts, and graphs enhance the text, with a new appendix relating Internet sites for nurses.