OverviewThis book integrates clinical cases with the essential biological facts to provide all students with a thorough understanding of how anatomy and physiology can be applied in healthcare. The aim is to help students to grasp the relevance of anatomy and physiology as underpinning knowledge that informs decision-making and care delivery. The book focuses on concepts useful in understanding the application to practice, supported by case studies to aid learning. Case studies have been selected which reflect common conditions encountered in practice today and the changing patterns of disease and healthcare. Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses is focused on what students need to know about the biological principles which underpin the practice of healthcare. Clear high-quality full colour illustrations, links to appropriate web-based material, and a range of self-assessment material make this the perfect textbook for all healthcare students and #x2013; the ideal alternative to the large textbooks for medical students which they are normally offered.