ISBN : 9780198864646
New to this Edition:
The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Updates to this edition cover many areas, with a particular focus on radiography, public health and the NHS, theoretical concepts familiar in nursing education, and key vocabulary used in the 2018 Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses.
Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,500 clear and concise entries on nursing theory and practice, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, dentistry, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 16 appendices covering the calculation of drug dosages, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, help to make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
"The latest edition of the bestselling, comprehensive and authoritative A Dictionary of Nursing has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields." - Lindsey Curtis, Reference Reviews Vol.31.8 2017
"[This dictionary] is a comprehensive and easy access guide to common medical terms, allowing members of the profession to understand and competently deal with rare and specific conditions." - Allison Crocker, theatre practitioner, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Nursing Times
"The ideal book for those on the front line of medicine." - Northern Echo
"Contains every definition a nurse could possibly need" - Independent