Now in a fully revised, updated Fifth Edition, this text helps nurses understand wellness and illness as family-centered events. Using a nursing process framework, the book presents information in a clear, reader-friendly fashion. Each chapter begins with Key Terms, Learning Objectives, and a Case Study and ends with Key Points and Critical Thinking Exercises. New to this edition are Focus on Nursing Care Planning: Multidisciplinary Care boxes, which guide nurses in working with other healthcare providers. Other features include NIC and NOC, Focus on Pharmacology, Focus on Communication, and Assessing the Client boxes, "What If" questions, and illustrated nursing procedures.