Medical-Surgical Nursing

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care 3rd Edition

by Lorna MoxhamKerlyn Carville Trudy Dwyer and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/10/2016

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Supporting person-centred clinical practice.

The third Australian edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-Centred Care will help prepare you for your nursing journey.

This straightforward Australian edition integrates the following concepts: epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, legal and ethical issues, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication and cultural competence.

This textbook has been designed to:

  • emphasise a person-centred philosophy whereby the patient is seen as an integral member of the team and consideration of their needs and wishes is paramount
  • foster critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills as the basis for nursing excellence in clinical practice 
  • recognise the nurse's role as an essential member of the interprofessional healthcare team 

Features and Benefits

  • Learning Objectives show you the knowledge you’ll gain, while Clinical Competencies demonstrate how you will apply that knowledge.
  • Diagnostic Tests This section includes diagnostic test tables and a narrative summary. The tables include the name of the test, the purpose and description of the test, and related nursing care.
  • Focus on Cultural Diversity boxes demonstrate how culture, age and gender produce differences in incidence, prevalence and mortality. 
  • Pathophysiology Illustrated art brings physiological processes to life.
  • Genetic Considerations boxes remind you of the relevant genetic-based information to gather during the health history.
  • Health Assessment Interviews not only summarise and prioritise the questions to ask, but also provide an interview guide based on functional health patterns. 
  • The Physical Assessment section is in an easy-to-read two-column format that demonstrates how to perform the assessment, with normal and abnormal findings. 
  • Fast Facts boxes highlight and summarise important data about the prevalence and incidence of selected disorders in Australia, and of other featured content. 
  • An end-of-unit review for each of the units, called Building Clinical Competence, synthesises what you have learned in the unit and applies the knowledge to specific cases.
Surgical nursing
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Pearson Education Australia
Country of origin:
3rd Edition
Lorna Moxham

Prof. Lorna Moxham is a Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at the University of Wollongong.

Lorna is a Board member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Trudy Dwyer

Dr. Trudy Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at CQUniversity Australia, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health, CQ University.

She is interested in the facilitating of learning in a clinical context.

Karen M. Burke

Karen Burke has been a nurse educator for much of her career, teaching basic and advanced medical-surgical nursing and pathophysiology. She retired as director of the nursing and health occupations programs at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, subsequently serving as nursing education consultant and program manager for the Oregon State Board of Nursing. She currently provides consulting services for nursing and higher education.

Ms Burke earned her diploma in nursing from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, later completing baccalaureate studies at Oregon Health & Science University, and a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Portland. She has been actively involved in nursing education and clinical nursing education reform, as well as in initiatives to address the nursing faculty shortage.

Ms. Burke is co-author of another text, Medical–Surgical Nursing Care (3rd edition), with Elaine Mohn-Brown and Linda Eby. Ms Burke highly values the nursing profession and the importance of providing a strong education in the art and science of nursing for students preparing to enter the profession, no matter which educational path is being pursued.

Priscilla LeMone

Associate Professor Emeritus, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri; Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, the Ohio State University Priscilla LeMone spent most of her career as a nurse educator, teaching medical–surgical nursing and pathophysiology at all levels from diploma to doctoral students.

She has a diploma in nursing from Deaconess College of Nursing (St. Louis, Missouri), baccalaureate and master’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is retired as an Associate Professor Emeritus, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, but continues to keep up to date in nursing both as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, College of Nursing and as an author of nursing textbooks.

Dr LeMone had numerous awards for scholarship and teaching during her more than 30 years as a nurse educator. She is most honoured for receiving the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the University of Missouri, the Unique Contribution Award from the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, and for being selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr LeMone currently lives in Ohio. She enjoys travelling, gardening, knitting and reading fiction. She believes that her education gave her solid and everlasting roots in nursing. Her work with students has given her the wings that have allowed her love of nursing and teaching to continue through the years.

Gerene Bauldoff

Gerene Bauldoff is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She has been a nurse educator for 14 years, teaching medical-surgical nursing, translational science, and evidence-based practice courses at the baccalaureate, master’s,and doctoral levels. Prior to her nursing educator role, her clinical background included home health nurse, lung transplant coordinator, and pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator.

Dr. Bauldoff has a diploma from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a BSN from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh. Her graduate education is from the University of Pittsburgh, with a MSN in medical-surgical nursing (cardiopulmonary clinical nurse specialist) and PhD in nursing in 2001, training under Leslie Hoffman, PhD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Bauldoff is an active member of multiple professional organizations including the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the American Thoracic Society Nursing Assembly, and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

She is a recognized expert in medical-surgical nursing, focusing on the care of the patient with chronic pulmonary disease, serving on committees focusing on patient-centered outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation. She has been honored with fellowships in AAN, AACVPR, and ACCP. In 2013, Dr. Bauldoff was the keynote speaker at the Nanning Nursing Education Conference in Nanning, China, attended by representatives from more than 100 nursing schools in China.

Majella Hales

Majella Hales has been nursing for over 20 years. After recently resigning from 10 years in Academia lecturing in science and nursing units, she now works freelance in the production of education resources for nurses and other undergraduate health care professionals.

She maintains her clinical experience by undertaking agency shifts in critical care units in hospitals across south east Queensland and provides clinical facilitation for undergraduate nursing students for various local universities.

Majella authoured several chapters of Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 and Lemone Burke's Medical Surgical Nursing. Along with journal articles and conference presentations, she has also produced the skills DVD for Tollefson's Clinical Psychomotor Skills text and adapted the American case study resource The Neighbourhood.

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