The in-depth coverage of pathophysiology and the comprehensive content on common health problems has made MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING the text of choice for years. Integrating the nursing process, this text includes clear, concise photographs and diagrams, as well as expanded coverage of ethics, the health care system, and financing, stages of adult and family development, health needs of the elderly, spirituality, health promotion, and more! Highlights research to demonstrate to the student the importance of relying on up-to-date, valid sources of information. New to this edition are chapters on cross-cultural nursing and chronic conditions; guidelines for specific client teaching related to disease, treatments, prevention, and recovery; and much more! A study guide, pocket companion and manual and computerized test bank are available.