Each edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing has not only covered new developments in nursing, it has actively anticipated trends and advances. The 7th edition keeps readers on the cutting edge with the very latest information on nursing practice. It presents more detailed coverage of basic anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care than any other book available. Its focus on clinical outcome management emphasizes patient outcomes and makes the material understandable. A completely new design integrates information in the book with web enhancements on the accompanying Evolve website, such as online exercises, care plans, client education guides, and clinical pathways, as well as more on chapter topics such as diversity, ethics, religious beliefs affecting health care, and more. Evidence Based Practice in Action boxes in certain management chapters present a synopsis of the research with 4-5 supporting article summaries, to help readers understand the clinical significance of a problem. This feature has been revised for this edition. Concept Maps link pathophysiological processes, clinical manifestations, and medical and nursing interventions. A concept map creator on Evolve further enhances learning (Online). Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes throughout the text highlight nontraditional therapies used by clients and healthcare providers to treat various conditions. This feature has been completely rewritten for this edition. Case studies present complex client scenarios with in-depth clinical problems, most with multiple clinical problems. An introduction in the text ties each case to chapter content, and specific details about the case are presented on Evolve, followed by discussions, multiple-choice questions, and a nursing care plan (Online). Thinking Critically Questions conclude each nursing care chapter and pose short, typical client scenarios followed by questions about what actions to take. Discussions of all the questions on Evolve provide insight into the reasoning behind appropriate actions (Online). Diversity in Health Care boxes feature discussions of health and illness related to particular populations. Client Education Guides provide examples worded in client-centered language demonstrate how to teach clients to collaborate in their own care. Care plans are a tabular presentation of nursing care, using the nursing process format, highlighting both nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems, expected outcomes, interventions with rationale, and evaluation. Ethical Issues in Nursing discussions present an ethical dilemma in the form of a question, followed by an in-depth discussion (Online). Case Management boxes are all written by a practicing case manager, presenting key coordination and anticipatory issues to link nursing care with patient-focused case management (Online). Bridge to Home Health Care feature describes specific applications and strategies for med-surg care in the home, while broadening applications of content beyond hospital to the home setting where many nurses now practice. Management and Delegation boxes present the primary concerns associated with delegating care activities to assistive personnel. Three new topics include Overview of Health Care Delivery, Clients Having Surgery, and Management of Clients with Vascular Disorders. NOC boxes appear in chapters containing nursing diagnoses content. Appropriate suggested NOC outcome labels are presented at the beginning of chapters containing nursing diagnoses content to introduce readers to NOC language, the standardized nursing vocabulary for measuring patient outcomes. Bridge to Critical Care feature highlights major critical care concerns, and includes new bridges for defibrillation and transplant. Critical Monitoring boxes alert the reader to clinical manifestations that must beBlack, Joyce M. is the author of 'Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes', published 2004 under ISBN 9780721602219 and ISBN 0721602215.