- Alexander, Margaret F.
- Fawcett, Josephine N.
- Runciman, Phyllis J.
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- Previous ed.: 2000.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Section 1 Care of patients with common disorders Nursing practice: an introduction. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The gastrointestinal system, liver and biliary tract. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. Genetic disorders. The reproductive systems and the breast. The urinary system. The nervous system. The musculoskeletal system. Blood disorders. Skin disorders. Disorders of the eye. Disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Disorders of the mouth. The immune system and infectious disease. Section 2 Common patient problems and related nursing care Stress. Shock. Pain. Fluid and electrolyte balance. Temperature control. Wound healing. Continence. Sleep. Section 3 Nursing patients with special needs The patient facing surgery. The patient who experiences trauma. unconscious patient. The critically ill patient. The patient with burns. The patient with cancer. The chronically ill person. The patient receiving palliative care. The patient in need of rehabilitation. The older person. People who use and abuse substances. The person with HIV/AIDS. Answers. Glossary. Appendices.
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