Fully revised third edition: Extensive Australian adaptation of a textbook on the fundamentals of nursing based on the USA text by Patricia A Potter and Anne Griffin Perry. Includes 15 new Australian chapters, plus other new and expanded content. Features in each chapter include learning objectives, key concepts and terms, critical thinking exercises, sample nursing care plans, procedural guidelines, research highlights, cultural aspects of care, recording and reporting guidelines, and references. This hardcover volume includes a companion CD-ROM for Windows or Macintosh and an access code for a related website. Includes over 1100 illustrations. Colour design throughout. Indexed.