Science in Nursing and Health Care

2nd Edition

By Tony Farine, Mark A. Foss

© 2006 – Routledge

504 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780131869028
pub: 2007-03-29
Currently out of stock
Hardback: 9781138836860
pub: 2014-12-24

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

The basic scientific principles underlying health care become clear with this straightforward, engaging and applied book.

The authors of Science in Nursing and Health believe that in order to provide the best patient care, it’s necessary to understand the diverse areas of science that inform it. Written in a question and answer format, this book will show you how science concepts relate to nursing and health care. It’s packed with applications and real-life examples that show how relevant a good understanding of science is to your everyday practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Expressing numbers and SI units
  2. Homeostasis - keeping the body in balance
  3. The physical world and basic chemistry
  4. Water, electrolytes and body fluids
  5. Acids, bases and pH balance
  6. Pressure, fluids, gases and breathing
  7. Biological molecules and food
  8. Energy in the body
  9. Heat and body temperature
  10. Force, mechanics and biomechanics
  11. Electricity, magnetism and medical equipment
  12. Light and vision
  13. Sound and hearing
  14. Radiation in diagnosis and treatment
  15. Genetics in health and illness
  16. Microbiology
  • Glossary

  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General