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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume, 7e


Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius MS RN ANEF

Publisher: Saunders


Publish Date: February 23, 2012

ISBN-10: 1437728014

Pages: 1968

File Type: Epub

Language: English

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Book Preface

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care

The first edition of this textbook, entitled Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Nursing Process Approach, received widespread acclaim in the early 1990s. The following four editions built on that achievement and further solidified the book’s position as a major trendsetter for the practice of adult health nursing. Now in its seventh edition, “Iggy” charts an essential course for the future of adult nursing practice—a course reflected in its current title: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care. The focus of this new edition continues to be to help students learn how to provide safe, quality care that is patient-centered, evidence-based, and collaborative.

The book’s subtitle was carefully chosen to emphasize the nurse’s role in providing patient care in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team in both acute care and community-based settings. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Joint Commission, the National Quality Forum, and other health care organizations have called for all health professionals to coordinate and deliver patient care as a collaborative care team. In addition, the 2010 IOM Future of Nursing report states that nurses need to have requisite competencies, including research and evidence-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration to deliver safe, high-quality care in specific content areas such as community health and geriatrics.

Patient safety is also emphasized in this edition with references to The Joint Commission’s National

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