Science in Nursing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729532600

Science in Nursing

4th Edition

Authors: Laurie Cree Sandra Rischmiller
Paperback ISBN: 9780729532600
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 1st March 2001
Page Count: 432

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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.

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


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About the Author

Laurie Cree

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Health, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sandra Rischmiller

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse educator, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, University of Technology, Sydney — Kuring-gai, NSW, Australia