Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health -- Revised Reprint - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781416026044

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health -- Revised Reprint

7th Edition

Authors: Miller-Keane Marie O'Toole
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416026044
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 23rd February 2005

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The Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Allied Health is highly regarded for its accuracy, the clinical usefulness of its entries, and its multidisciplinary approach that encompasses current topics across the entire spectrum of health care. Trademark features include comprehensive encyclopedic entries, portable size, soft cover, printed thumb tabs, unique "Windows" essays, and a color A&P atlas. Organized by major terms with related terms defined as subentries, Miller-Keane's organization provides easy access to information on a variety of closely related topics in one location. Encyclopedic entries are included for significant topics, such as diseases, disorders, or conditions. These encyclopedic entries include the definition along with a concise overview of the most important information related to Symptoms, Treatment, Patient Care, Prevention, etc. Miller-Keane also includes an extensive list of appendices. Dorland's spellchecker software and a companion Evolve website supplement this edition making it a powerful tool to building and using a medical vocabulary for all health professionals.

Key Features

  • Includes more than 40,000 terms.
  • Entries are either main entries or subentries. Subentries are compound terms that are based on the main entry, (i.e. myocardial is a main entry; myocardial infarction would be a subentry).
  • Windows boxes throughout feature distinguished leaders in the health sciences who expand on the entries.
  • Pronunciation guides enhance verbal communication skills.
  • Tables provide at-a-glance information on a variety of subjects such as insurance-related terms, abbreviations used in health care reform, and many other topics.
  • The vocabulary of the Unified Nursing Language System (UNLS), including NANDA, NIC, NOC, and the Omaha system provides a quick reference for standardized nursing languages.
  • 14 Appendices present important info in a concise, easy-to-use format.


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About the Author

Marie O'Toole

Affiliations and Expertise

Rutgers University, College of Nursing, Coordinator of the Camden Nursing Program, Camden, NJ