Science in Nursing and Health Care

Authors Mark Foss and Tony Farine. Edition Second. Publisher Pearson Education. Pages 504. Price £24.99. ISBN 9780131869028.

May 22, 2008

The authors argue that in order to provide the best patient care, it is necessary to understand the diverse areas of science that inform it. The book is written in a question-and-answer format and aims to show how science concepts relate to nursing and health care. It includes real-life examples that detail how relevant a good understanding of science is to everyday practice.

Who is it for? Pre and post-registration nursing students wishing to boost their knowledge of the scientific principles that inform the study of physiology.

Presentation - Bullet points, diagrams and summary tables of chapter contents.

Would you recommend it? Yes, for the reading list of an introductory life sciences unit.

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