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Science in Nursing and Health Care


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Table of Contents

  1. Expressing numbers and SI units
  2. Homeostasis - keeping the body in balance
  3. The physical world and basic chemistry
  4. Water, electrolytes and body fluids
  5. Acids, bases and pH balance
  6. Pressure, fluids, gases and breathing
  7. Biological molecules and food
  8. Energy in the body
  9. Heat and body temperature
  10. Force, mechanics and biomechanics
  11. Electricity, magnetism and medical equipment
  12. Light and vision
  13. Sound and hearing
  14. Radiation in diagnosis and treatment
  15. Genetics in health and illness
  16. Microbiology
  • Glossary
  • Index

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A straightforward, engaging and applied book on the basic scientific principles underlying health care.

About the Author

Mark Foss and Tony Farine both teach at the School of Nursing, University of Nottingham, having worked for many years as nurses in clinical practice.

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