3rd Edition

Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

By John Clancy, Andrew McVicar Copyright 2009
    736 Pages
    by Routledge

    768 Pages
    by Routledge

    The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances.

    Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis.

    Features of the third edition include:

    • An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management
    • Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs
    • Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies
    • Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare
    • Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control
    • Photographs of common clinical conditions
    • Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information

    An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.

    An Introduction to The Human Body
    Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis
    Cell and Tissue Functions
    The Skeleton
    The Need for Regulation
    Chemical Reactions In Cells: Fundamentals Of Metabolism
    Nutrients and Nutrition
    Body Fluids
    Sensing Change and Coordinating Responses
    The Senses
    The Nervous System
    The Endocrine System
    Effectors Of Homeostasis
    The Digestive System
    The Cardiovascular System 1: Blood
    The Cardiovascular System 2: Heart and Circulation
    The Lymphatic System, Immunity and Microbiology
    The Respiratory System
    The Kidneys and Urinary Tract
    The Skin
    Skeletal Muscle: Posture and Movement
    The Reproductive Systems
    Influences On Homeostasis
    Genes In Embryo Development and Ageing
    Circadian Rhythms
    Healthcare Practice: A Homeostatic Approach
    Case 1. Introduction: Healthcare Practitioners as External Agents of Homeostatic Control
    Case 2. The Case of a Woman with Breast Cancer
    Case 3. The Case of a Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Case 4. The Case Of A Child With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes – Type 1
    Case 5. The Case of a Boy Who Is Obese
    Case 6. The Case of a 25-Year-Old Man Undergoing Emergency Surgery
    Case 7. The Case of a Woman with Cataracts
    Case 8. The Case of a Woman with Depression
    Case 9. The Case of a Woman with Hypothyroidism
    Case 10. The Case of an Infant with Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
    Case 11. The Case of a Woman with Deep Vein Thrombosis (VT)
    Case 12. The Case of a Woman with Myocardial Infarction
    Case 13. The Case of the Young Man with Symptomatic HIV/AIDS
    Case 14. The Case of a Boy with Asthma
    Case 15. The Case of a Man Presenting for Haemodialysis
    Case 16. The Case of Cassius, a Febrile Toddler
    Case 17. The Case of a Person with Impaired Mobility Following a Stroke
    Case 18. The Case of a Man with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
    Case 19. The Case of a Family with Huntington’s disease
    Case 20. The Case of a 53-Year-Old Man Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Case 21. The Cases Of (A) A Woman with Occupational Hyperstress, and (B) A Man with Occupational Hypo stress
    Case 22. The Case Of A Man With Learning Disabilities Leaving A Long-Stay Hospital
    Appendix A Units Of Measurements
    Appendix B Blood Values and Urinalysis
    Appendix C Common Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots
    Appendix D Symbols and Common Clinical Abbreviations


    John Clancy, Andrew McVicar