Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - 2nd Edition

Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada

2nd Edition

Authors: Sharon Lewis Margaret Heitkemper Shannon Dirksen Patricia O'Brien Linda Bucher
Editors: Maureen Barry Sandra Goldsworthy Donna Goodridge
Imprint: Mosby Canada

Table of Contents

Section One – Concepts in Nursing Practice

1 Nursing Practice in Canada

2 Chronic Illness – New Chapter

3 Culturally Competent Care

4 Health History and Physical Examination

5 Client and Family Teaching

6 Older Adults

7 Community-Based Nursing and Home Care

8 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

9 Stress and Stress Management

10 Pain

11 End-of-Life Care

12 Addictive Behaviours

Section Two – Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

13 Inflammation and Wound Healing

14 Genetics – New Chapter

15 Transplantation and Altered Immune Response

16 Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

17 Cancer

18 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

Section Three – Perioperative Care

19 Nursing Management: Preoperative Care

20 Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care

21 Nursing Management: Post-operative Care

Section Four – Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

22 Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems

23 Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems

24 Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System

25 Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems

26 Nursing Management: Burns

Section Five – Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

27 Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System

28 Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems

29 Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems

30 Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Section Six – Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

31 Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System

32 Nursing Management: Hematological Problems



The 2nd edition of Canada's leading medical-surgical nursing text is now available! A team of outstanding Canadian editors and more than 50 contributors from across the country have collaborated to revise and update the entire text. This new edition of Lewis provides the most current Canadian content in a brand-new, student-friendly design. Four new chapters have been added to ensure coverage of key topics:  Chronic Illness, Genetics, Obesity, and Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management. This text delivers the most up-to-date Canadian research and statistics and reflects trends and issues in Canadian nursing practice today. Featuring a suite of unrivalled printed and electronic support material for students and instructors, Lewis clarifies difficult concepts in the classroom and provides the knowledge your students need to feel confident in practice. It is the clear choice of Canadian medical-surgical nursing texts.


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About the Authors

Sharon Lewis Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Margaret Heitkemper Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Shannon Dirksen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Patricia O'Brien Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico; Clinical Research Coordinator, Lovelace Scientific Resources, Albuquerque, NM

Linda Bucher Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

About the Editors

Maureen Barry Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Sandra Goldsworthy Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Research Professor in Simulation Education University of Calgary Collaborative BScN Program

Donna Goodridge Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan