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Physiology in Childbearing With Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 3rd Edition

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The aim of this book is to be a core textbook of anatomy and physiology in childbearing. Written to present childbearing in the context of changes to non-pregnant physiology; therefore, both anatomy and physiology, their changes in pregnancy, and pathophysiology are all described. The book is divided into four sections - preconception, pregnancy, labour and puerperium - and it places childbearing in a total biological context so that concepts are drawn from disciplines such as evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology. At all times, the text is related to practice and care giving.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Fully updated throughout
    • New material on genetics incorporated into the chapter on the cell.
    • Highly illustrated throughout
    • New 8pp colour plate section
    • Further Reading fully updated and now with short annotations

Key Features

    • Written by a teacher/practitioner of midwifery with many years' experience of teaching this subject.
    • Emphasises the links between knowledge and practice
    • Text is well-designed and easy to read.
    • Incorporates recent medical practice in caring for women and babies with problems.
    • Places childbearing in a biological context to allow depth without denigrating social sciences' contribution to care.

Published Reviews

    by Faye Doris; Academic Lead, Midwifery; University of Plymouth

    This is an excellent book. This edition is clear and reflects a contemporary understanding of physiology.

    The Practicing Midwifery; Vol. 9, No: 1; Sue Baines

    A particular strength of this quality publication is that the authors have managed to achieve the right pitch. Basic information is presented in a clear and user-friendly way, but depth is also provided where appropriate, in order to support a deeper level of professional understanding.

Author Information

    By Dot Stables, RN, RM, DN, MTD, BA(Hons), MSc, Formerly Lecturer in Applied Biology, St. Bartholomews, Princess Alexandra and Newham College of Nursing, London, UK and Jean Rankin, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), RM, RGN, RSCN, PGCert, Academic Director (Midwifery)/Lead Midwife Education, University of the West of Scotland

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Physiology in Childbearing With Anatomy and Related Biosciences, 3rd Edition
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  • Evolve Package
  • Reference
  • 792 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 5/8 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4476-2
  • Copyright: 2010