The two-volume Manual of Nursing is a classic nursing text which broadens the student's scope of knowledge by discussing in-depth aspects of midwifery, critical care nursing, community nursing and psychiatric nursing. Each chapter has introductory notes and self-tests to assist and reinforce learning. Volumes 1 and 2 complement each other and students will find in Volume 2 the information they need to complete their study of subjects covered in Volume 1. Easy referencing ensures that the set (encapsulating the integrated nursing course) is of immediate and practical use. Volume 1 introduces certain basics of nursing theory and practice and includes a section dealing with nursing-related services. Volume 2 expands on the material in Volume 1, covering selected specialist subjects. The Manual of Nursing is an indispensable set, giving the student nurse and nurse practitioner a comprehensive overview of the diseases commonly encountered in a general hospital. Throughout, it emphasizes the need to manage the patient as a bio-psycho-social being.