Anatomy & Physiology: Introduction for Nursing and Healthcare is an accessible text which covers the essentials of anatomy and physiology required by a range of health professions.

Anatomy & Physiology is the ideal introduction to the subject for student nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners, paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, trainee nursing associates, and other allied health professionals.

  • Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book helps readers to:
  • learn the language of anatomy and physiology by explaining new terms clearly in the text and in a comprehensive glossary
  • understand the key anatomical structures and physiological functions
  • appreciate what happens during disease, with boxes throughout to highlight the clinical relevance, and more detailed explanations of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and cancer
  • apply this knowledge in healthcare contexts

The clear, reader-friendly presentation will aid understanding of a subject which is often viewed as challenging but is essential throughout a healthcare career.

Some Reviews

WOW. This book, as a final year child nursing student really helped me. As a student nurse ambassador for my university also, many potential students ask if A&P is hard to get your head around and honestly, I wish I had this book from year 1. It’s amazing and I’d honestly recommend this to any future or current nursing student!

This is a really excellent book for any student healthcare professional, it has as much detail you would expect and more. It has additional interesting information in the margins as side notes which add more value. It allows expansion on current knowledge. It is easy to read, easy to navigate through and very accessible for all aspects of your degree or access course. One you’ll definitely want to keep on your bookshelf as I feel it has endless longevity. When students ask what books they should get before they start their course, I’ll be recommending this one.

What a fab book! As a third year student nurse and having an intense science module to study for – I utilised this book, and truly relied on it to help me understand the basics of A&P in order to apply my specific module content in practice. Love the keys & the hints! Also love how easy it is to read! I sometimes get put off if content is too complex – this however, was written in a way that was super easy to pick up!




Workplace Well-being: 21 lessons for the new world of work

This E-book is published by the International Stress management association (ISMA) and highlights the way(s) the focus is shifting away from simply thinking about stress at work towards a more holistic approach that promotes employee well-being and creates a culture in which people feel valued and trusted.

The book is written for HR professionals and leaders and is laid out in three sections. Lessons for Leaders, Lessons for Organisations and Lessons for All of Us.

Laura contributed a reflective article – the lasting impact of COVID-19 on health and well-being – in which she reflects on the way the pandemic turned everyone’s lives upside down and considers some of the on-going challenges of living with the virus. She concludes that the pandemic has reminded us that what really matters to us all is the people we love, laughter, hugs and touch.

All royalties from this book go towards ISMA’s work promoting sound knowledge of the prevention of human stress and promotion of best practice in stress management

Some reviews

This handy wee book should find a place in any leader or HR professional’s library. Well-being at work isn’t a luxury, but covid-19 abruptly upturned everybody’s life and changed the ways everyone works. The book is a timely reminder of ideas and practices that work to prevent stress at work. The format means it’s easy to dip in and out; surely everyone will find some helpful, evidence-based suggestions and ideas that encourage their people to thrive.

So happy to have bought this eBook from ISMAuk. I really like how each section, each lesson, lends itself to walk the reader through helpful and practical steps – all backed
up by current research with such clarity and without overwhelming the reader. There certainly is an article of immense value here as an individual, a manager, or an organisation looking to the future of workplace wellbeing, this e book is a must for each to be better informed and equipped in their role and function to support employees. With thanks to each of the ISMAuk contributors for sharing
their expertise and experience, I love it! Thank you!

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Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education. Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum
Edited by Denise Summers and Roger Cutting.
Palgrave (2016)

We live in a time of rapid change and uncertainty so Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum, was written to enable teachers and managers in post-compulsory education to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their practice.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, sets an ambitious agenda for change; a blueprint for partnerships that take action for peace and prosperity for people and the future of the planet. The 17 Sustainable development goals recognise that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that improve health and education as well as reducing inequality and encouraging economic growth; all while tackling climate change. Laura contributed a chapter concerning health and well-being of students. It includes suggestions for activities that teachers can use to promote discussion and engagement with health promotion.

Post-compulsory learning is a time of transition and change that sets each young person on the path to higher education or employment and their future career. It’s a time of opportunity.  Learning to sustain their own well-being and survive and thrive is a skill that will last a lifetime.

Laura contributed a chapter – Health and well-being Matters (Chapter 13) – explaining what is meant by sites and sources of well-being. The chapter includes suggestions that educators can apply and contribute to positive aspects of college life. Through the learning activities, students can be encouraged to problem-solve and devise strategies that can impact on their life-time resilience.



Dementia Care at a Glance.
By Catharine Jenkins, Laura Ginesi and Bernie Keenan
Wiley (2016)

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing, and most older people do not develop dementia. However, for those who are directly affected, dementia impacts on the ability to look after everyday needs, to be independent, to engage with others as equals and to maintain usual roles in the community.

We believe that people living with dementia are valuable citizens and that it is everybody’s business to ensure they are supported to have the best possible quality of life.

This book is useful for those who want to make a positive difference to the experiences of people living with dementia, giving information about the disease process of dementia and providing practical solutions, insight into people’s experiences and guidance on appropriate support and interventions.

The lived experiences of people with dementia result mainly from the quality of relationships, so most of all we hope to promote positive, person- centred interpersonal connections.

We address social inclusion, optimum physical health and a range of interventions, treatments and therapies. At the same time, current and future generations can learn how to minimise the risk of developing dementia by making simple lifestyle adjustments.

Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers.

Some reviews 

Excellent text book. Factual and easy to read

Thorough and accessible guide. Five stars. 

Spot on for my assignment



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