A Dictionary of Nursing

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Elizabeth A. Martin, Tanya A. McFerran
Oxford University Press, May 12, 2017 - Nursing - 656 pages
The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and 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 areas such as nutrition, medical research, lymphology, and critical care nursing.

Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,400 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, 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, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 17 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2015, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.

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About the author (2017)


Elizabeth A. Martin, Formerly of Market House Books

Elizabeth Martin MA is a former managing editor at Market House Books Ltd.

Tanya McFerran MA, SRN, RSCN, Cert. Ed. is senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

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