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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice

Third Edition

December 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

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