Medical-Surgical nursing is the very foundation of the nursing degree, and focuses predominantly although not exclusively, on care in the clinical environment. The text addresses pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, and assessment and management of common and diverse conditions including respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, cancer, gastrointestinal problems, renal and urological problems, reproductive problems, nervous system and emergency care. There are many new contributors in the 2nd edition, representing a greater spread of academics and clinicians from across Australia and New Zealand. The text has been significantly revised to better reflect the ANZ context, with more up-to-date references and examples from evidence-based research and practice throughout. It includes a completely original chapter on 'Rural and Remote Nursing', as well as an important new chapter on Obesity as it impacts disease.