Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology. A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students

  • ID: 2827309
  • Book
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Children are not little adults. Being able to recognise and respond in a meaningful way to their anatomical and physiological differences is an essential part of the nurse s role. Fundamentals of Children s Anatomy and Physiology is an accessible, applied and highly visual textbook designed to give you a sound knowledge of the functions of the body, enabling you to provide safe and effective nursing care.

This exciting and straightforward resource provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of children and the related biological sciences that will enable you to develop your practical caring skills and to enhance your knowledge in order to become a caring, kind and compassionate children s nurse. It will enable you to deliver increasingly complex care for children, sick or well, in a range of settings that safeguards and promotes the welfare of vulnerable children in an appropriate, coordinated, multi–disciplinary, integrated and family–centred manner.


- A full–colour, student–friendly, introduction to the essentials of anatomy and physiology for children and young people
- Can be used as a reference text in the practice learning environment, the classroom or at home
- Clinical application throughout, applying the anatomy and physiology to common child health conditions
- Full of interactive learning materials and features, including self–testing, review questions, and activities to help reinforce learning
- Includes a glossary of terms
- A companion website available at <a href="[external URL]
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About the series




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About the companion website

Chapter 1 The child in society: enhancing health and wellbeingLisa Whiting and Mary Donnelly

Chapter 2 HomeostasisMary Brady

Chapter 3 Scientific principlesPeter S. VickersChapter 4 The cellPeter S. Vickers

Chapter 5 GeneticsPeter S. Vickers

Chapter 6 TissuesPeter S. Vickers

Chapter 7 The immune systemAlison Mosenthal

Chapter 8 BloodPeter S. Vickers

Chapter 9 The cardiac systemSheila Roberts

Chapter 10 The respiratory systemElizabeth Akers

Chapter 11 The endocrine systemJulia Petty

Chapter 12 The digestive system and nutritionJoanne Outteridge

Chapter 13 The renal systemElizabeth Gormley–Fleming

Chapter 14 The reproductive systemsAnn L. Bevan

Chapter 15 The nervous systemPetra Brown

Chapter 16 The muscular systemElizabeth Gormley–Fleming

Chapter 17 The skeletal systemDebbie Martin

Chapter 18 The sensesJoanne Outteridge

Chapter 19 The skinElizabeth Gormley–Fleming

Self–assessment answers


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Ian Peate
Elizabeth Gormley–Fleming
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