Science in Nursing


  • Laurie Cree, TeachCert, BSc, MSc, Faculty of Health, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Sandra Rischmiller, RN, BScN, Nurse educator, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, University of Technology, Sydney — Kuring-gai, NSW, Australia

Science in Nursing provides a comprehensive introduction to physics and chemistry from a nursing perspective. As with previous editions, the book assumes no prior scientific knowledge. Concepts from the disciplines of biology, physics, chemistry and physiology are totally integrated with nursing practice so the reader gains a thorough understanding of the scientific principles and concepts that allow the nurse to provide a planned and holistic approach to patient care. Science in Nursing focuses on the needs of the student starting out on their course in nursing rather than those majoring in sciences.
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Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students


Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3260-0

Table of Contents

Introduction Homeostasis · Humans and Heat · The Human Machine (Forces and Mechanics) · Atoms, Ions and Molecules in the Body (Atomic Theory) · Water in the Body · Body Fluids (Liquids and Gases) · Fluids Liquids and Gases · Acids and Bases · Biological Chemistry · Energy in the Body · Electricity and Magnetism · Light and Sound · Radiation Therapy and Diagnosis · Genetics and Heredity The Blueprint of Life · Appendices