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This book is the Single volume of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care and is a clear presentation of patient care, with its consistent format and narrative text, boxes, tables, graphics, and photographs. This book is built around functional health patterns, a framework used by many schools of nursing. With a focus on developing decision-making skills, this book encourages readers to think critically, thoughtfully, and realistically through an abundance of case studies and examples. Because nursing care is organized around prioritized diagnoses with interventions and rationales, readers quickly understand the rationale of each action.
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Priscilla LeMone, RN, DSN, FAAN
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-Columbia; but continues to keep up-to-date in nursing as an author of nursing textbooks.
Dr. LeMone had numerous awards for scholarship and teaching during her over 30 years as a nurse educator. She is most honored for receiving the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Unique Contribution Award from the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, and for being selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
She believes that her education gave her solid and everlasting roots in nursing. Her work with students has given her the wings that allow her love of nursing and teaching to continue through the years.
Recently married after 8 years of widowhood, Dr. LeMone lives in Ohio..When she has time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading fiction.
Karen M. Burke, RN, MS
Karen Burke has practiced nursing in direct care and as a nurse educator and administrator. She is currently the Education Consultant for the Oregon State Board of Nursing. In this role, she serves as a consultant to new and existing nursing education programs in the state. Her work with the Board also involves evaluating and proposing policies and regulations for nursing practice and education. One of her favorite parts of this position is speaking with nursing students about entering the profession and the scope and standards of nursing practice.
Ms. Burke entered nursing with a diploma from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, later completing baccalaureate studies at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and a master’s degree at University of Portland. She retired as the Director of Health Occupations at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, after helping initiate and develop the nursing program, as well as expand it to a distant site using on-line instruction. She currently is a member of the steering committee for the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, a partnership between OHSU and Oregon community colleges to deliver a shared baccalaureate nursing curriculum throughout the rural state. She also is actively involved in the Education Committee of the Oregon Nursing Leadership Council, helping identify strategies to recruit and retain nursing faculty, develop innovative clinical models, and provide policy guidelines for nursing education programs in the state. In addition, Ms. Burke is working with nursing leaders and educators to identify and develop strategic plans to more effectively educate and use practical nurses (LPNs) in Oregon. She is co-author of another text, Medical-Surgical Nursing Care (2rd edition) with Priscilla LeMone, Elaine Mohn-Brown, and Linda Eby.
Ms. Burke strongly values the nursing profession and the importance of providing a strong education in the art and science of nursing for all students preparing to enter the profession. Her diverse experience as a nursing student, clinical nurse, and nurse educator and administrator has prepared her to relate to nursing students at all levels and in diverse programs.Ms. Burke divides her time between a house in the country with her husband Steve and spoiled cat, and a small condo in the city. She and Steve love to garden, travel, and spend time with their extended family. Ms. Burke enjoys a passion for quilting, accumulating and gradually completing multiple UFOs (unfinished objects).
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