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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice
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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice

Third Edition


November 2024 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential guide to anatomy and physiology for nursing students!

A must read for nursing students, this third edition explores all aspects of anatomy and physiology through an inclusive person-centred lens.  Here’s what sets this book apart:

  1. Focused Content: Easy to read with complex terminology clearly explained, the book introduces the systems and functions of the body, building your knowledge chapter by chapter.
  2. Four stage learning journey: Structured in four logical steps, the book helps you to UNDERSTAND the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, APPLY it to practice, GO DEEPER into the science and REVISE through self-testing and an audio glossary, ready for exams.
  3. Person-Centred Case Study Companion: Meet the Bodie family, a case study that runs through the book, illustrating how anatomy and physiology applies to real-life compassionate and inclusive nursing practice.
  4. Visual Learning: Dive into a highly visual design, packed with colourful illustrations and helpful video links.
 
Part 1 Introductory Concepts
 
1. Homeostasis
 
2. The Human Cell
 
3. Genetic and Epigenetic Control of Biological Systems
 
4. The Human Microbiome and Health
 
Part 2 Control and Coordination
 
5. The Nervous System: Control of Body Function
 
6. Special and General Senses: Responding to the Environment
 
7. The Endocrine System: Control of Internal Functions
 
Part 3 Preservation of the Internal Environment
 
8. The Digestive System: Nutrient Supply and Waste Elimination
 
9. Metabolism and Liver Function
 
10. The Respiratory System: Gaseous Exchange
 
11. The Renal System: Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid–Base Balance
 
12. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems: Internal Transport
 
Part 4 Support and Protection of the Internal Environment
 
13. The Immune System: Internal Protection
 
14. Skin and Temperature Regulation
 
15. The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
 
Part 5 The Next Generation
 
16. The Reproductive Systems
 
17. Development through the Lifespan

Neal Cook

Dr Neal Cook is a Reader and the Associate Head of School at the School of Nursing, Ulster University and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Neal is also President of the European Association of Neuroscience Nurses and an Executive Board Member of the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Neal has taught anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students across a number of courses since he commenced working in higher education. Neal is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor, teaching life support courses in Health and Social Care Trusts and in the University. He has worked... More About Author

Andrea Shepherd

Andrea Shepherd is a Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing, Ulster University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has taught anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to undergraduate nursing students across a number of courses since she commenced working in higher education. Andrea is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor, teaching life support courses in Health and Social Care Trusts and in the University. She has worked in the fields of critical care and orthopaedics since registering as a nurse, becoming a specialist practitioner and subsequently moving into education. She currently takes a lead role in adult pre... More About Author

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