Science in Nursing and Health Care

Science in Nursing and Health Care

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 178 x 248 x 37mm | 975.22g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138836869
  • 9781138836860

Table of contents

* Expressing numbers and SI units * Homeostasis - keeping the body in balance * The physical world and basic chemistry * Water, electrolytes and body fluids * Acids, bases and pH balance * Pressure, fluids, gases and breathing * Biological molecules and food * Energy in the body * Heat and body temperature * Force, mechanics and biomechanics * Electricity, magnetism and medical equipment * Light and vision * Sound and hearing * Radiation in diagnosis and treatment * Genetics in health and illness * Microbiology*Glossary *Indexshow more

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