Physiology for Nursing Practice,
Edition 3
By Susan E. Montague, BSc(Hons), RGN, HV Dip, RNT, Roger Watson, BSc PhD RN FIBiol FHEA FRSA FEANS FRCP Edin FFNMRCSI FRCN FAAN and Rosamund Herbert, BSC(Hons), MSc, RGN, CertEd

Publication Date: 08 Apr 2005
It is increasingly recognised that nursing and midwifery students require a thorough understanding of the structure and function of the human body in order to practice safely and effectively. The third edition of this stimulating and highly successful text is designed to provide comprehensive support for the physiological component of diploma and degree courses for healthcare students at both initial registration and in continuing professional development.

Written and edited by respected nurse educators and researchers, this edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changing needs of nursing students, midwifery students and their teachers. The text has been completely redesigned to promote understanding and critical thinking. All the illustrations appear in full colour and each chapter contains numerous questions.

Key Features

  • Clear Learning Objectives
  • Key Concepts emphasised for ease of reference
  • Review Questions
  • Clinical implications and nursing care highlighted throughout
  • Annotated suggestions for Further Reading

New Features

  • All chapters updated
  • Focus on the significance of homeostasis
  • New comprehensive chapter on human genetics and its relevance to practice
  • Extensive references to nursing literature and research
  • About the author
    By Susan E. Montague, BSc(Hons), RGN, HV Dip, RNT, Associate Head (Inter-Professional Learning), Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; Roger Watson, BSc PhD RN FIBiol FHEA FRSA FEANS FRCP Edin FFNMRCSI FRCN FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,The University of Hull, Hull, UK; Rosamund Herbert, BSC(Hons), MSc, RGN, CertEd, Freelance Writer and Consultant in Healthcare Education and Formerly Head of Applied Biological Sciences, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College, London, UK
    Table of Contents
    Section 1 The characteristics of living matterThe human body: a framework for understanding. The chemistry of living matter. Cell structure and function, growth and developmentSection 2 Control and coordinationStructure and function of nervous tissue. The central nervous system, Sensory receptors and sense organs. The special senses. The autonomic nervous system. Endocrine function. StressSection 3 Mobility and supportSkeletal muscles. Bones. JointsSection 4 Internal transportThe blood. Cardiovascular functionSection 5 The acquisition of nutrients and removal of wasteThe acquisition of nutrients. The liver. Respiration. Renal functionSection 6 Protection and survivalInnate defences. Acquired defences. Reproduction. Genetics
    Book Reviews
    Reviews of 2nd edition"The entire approach of this excellent book confirms the importance of a 'bionursing' view of the relationship between the life sciences and the practice of nursing." - Nursing Times "An invaluable guide to the application of physiology in nursing practice." - Journal of Advanced Nursing "This is an excellent upgrade to a well-known text. The book's primary audience remains the nursing student training in the UK. However, Physiology for Nursing Practice will also appeal to trained nurses needing to refresh their knowledge of the subject." Ian Chisholm-Bunter; Nursing Standard; vol.20
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702026768
    Page Count: 852
    Retail Price : £35.99
    Waugh & Grant: Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness 9E, CL, 2001, Rhind & Greig: Anatomy and Physiology Applied to Health Professions 7EWatson, Anatomy and Physiology for nurses 11E, 2000, Brooker: Human Structure and Function 2E, 1998, Mosby
    Nursing studentsSecondary: all allied health professional students