Anatomy & Physiology

This 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.



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.



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