3rd Edition

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

ISBN 9780340967591
Published March 27, 2009 by Routledge

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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John Clancy is a Lecturer in Human Applied Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Andrew McVicar is a Reader the Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK