A Dictionary of Nursing (8th edition)

ISBN : 9780198864646

Jonathan Law; Tanya A. McFerran
704 ページ
129 x 196 mm
Oxford Quick Reference
  • Over 10,500 entries written by a team of more than 20 medical and nursing specialists, including key vocabulary associated with the new Nursing & Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses
  • Around 100 new entries, including clinical reasoning, Covid-19, health economics, intravascular ultrasound, NHS Digital, and Schwartz rounds
  • Includes terms from the related fields of medicine, surgery, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, dentistry, and pharmacology
  • Nearly 100 helpful diagrams and tables
  • 16 essential appendices all fully updated to reflect the most current nursing practice, from biochemical reference values and immunization schedules to guidelines for resuscitation and standard abbreviations

New to this Edition:

  • Around 100 new entries, including clinical reasoning, Covid-19, health economics, intravascular ultrasound, NHS Digital, and Schwartz rounds
  • Updates to the appendix on the NMC Code of Professional Conduct in the light of the 2018 revisions, and the inclusion of entries defining key vocabulary from that document

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.


Edited by Jonathan Law, Market House Books
Tanya A. McFerran, Anglia Ruskin University

Tanya McFerran MA, SRN, RSCN, Cert. Ed. is senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Jonathan Law is editorial director at Market House Books Ltd
Elizabeth Martin was a managing editor at Market House Books Ltd
Dr Sandeep Bajwa MRCP
Dr Deborah Bowman MA, PhD
Dr Mark Donnelly FRCP
P. J. T. Drew MD, FRCP
Peter Glennon MD, FRCP
Pamela A. Hall BM, DPH, MFPHM
T. Q. Howes MA, MB, BS, MD, MRCP(I)
Dr J. Craig Jobling MA, MB, BChir, FRCS, FRCR
Nikhil Kaushik FRCOphth
Matthew Kurien MRCP
Dr Peter Lepping MD, MRCPsych, MSc
H. Manji MA, MD, FRCP
D. J. McFerran MA, FRCS
Dr Alpa Patel MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG
Amin Rahemtulla PhD, FRCP
Dr Alexandra Taylor MRCP, FRCR, MD
Jonathan White BSc (Hons), MRCP(UK)
Clare Willocks MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCOG