ISBN: 9780702060397
Page Count: 568
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Physiology for Health Care and Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

by Sheenan Kindlen, BSc, MSc, MRSC, SRD
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card
ISBN: 9780702060397
Page Count: 568
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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This U.K. book has a distinctive clear route from a cell to the complex human being. Beginning with cells and systems, it progresses to the cooperative activity of systems working together to maintain the internal environment; then to the predictable system responses to disturbance of the environment by injury and illness. This is extended to the application of the theory to the principles of selected therapies. The human is viewed not just as a whole body, but as a whole person, from conception to death; hearing, seeing, communicating and interacting with the external environment.

Sufficient anatomy is included to allow the reader to navigate the systems easily and relate function to structure. In addition to the new material on routinely assessed homeostatic parameters such as fluid and electrolytes, new sections are included on the principles of how drugs work, the characteristics which distinguish different types of wound dressing and current recommendations in palliative care.

Theory is related to application throughout, by clinical scenario questions and the use of dysfunction to illustrate normal function. Text boxes contributed by nursing and other health care practitioners extend the application of theory into more practical aspects.
  • Section 1. THE BODY AND ITS INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
    PART 1A CELLS AND SYSTEMS
    1. Cells
    2. How Drugs Work- cellular and molecular systems
    3. Blood and related tissues
    4A Excitable Cells- neurons
    4B Excitable Cells - muscle
    5. The autonomic nervous system
    6. The cardiovascular circulatory system
    7. The respiratory system
    8. The renal and urinary system
    9. The digestive system
    10. The liver and metabolism
    11. Endocrine systems - communication and control.

    PART 1B MAINTAINING THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT: SYSTEMS WORKING TOGETHER
    12. Supplying the tissue
    13. Acid-base balance
    14. Water and electrolyte balance
    15. Nutrition
    16. Body defenses
    17. Thermoregulation - maintaining body temperature
    18. Plasma glucose regulation
    PART 1C DISTURBANCE OF THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
    19. Injury and Illness

    Section 2. INTERACTION WITH THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
    PART 2A SENSING AND RESPONDING TO THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
    20. The somatic nervous system
    21. Sensory systems: an overview
    22. Body senses, proprioception, taste and smell
    23. Hearing
    24. Vision
    25. Motor systems: an overview
    26. Communicating

    PART 2B Aspects of experience
    27. Sleep, emotion and behaviour
    28. Learning and memory
    29. Pain

    Section 3. THE LIFE SPAN
    30. Sex, reproduction and pregnancy
    31. Development from conception to maturity
    32. Death and dying
  • Sheenan Kindlen, BSc, MSc, MRSC, SRD, Former lecturer in Physiology, & Coordinator Biological Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK
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