When you build a house, you start with the foundation and then move to the framework, walls, and so on. I think you get the point. Same with the foundation for nursing, the beginning point. It gives you an overview of what to expect when working as a nurse. The art and science of modern nursing encompass fundamental nursing concepts that include health, illness, stress and health promotion. Nurses work with physicians and other medical staff in a wide variety of medical and community settings. They provide preventive, primary, acute and chronic care for sick and injured patients with health information, restorative care, medication administration, and emergency care. Nursing care focuses on protecting and promoting physical and mental health for patients and for the community.
Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities. Community health tends to focus on a defined geographical community.
Psychology is the science of human behavior and the structure of the mind through the process of learning, thinking, and reasoning. The book ‘Psychology for Nurses’ present the concepts and principles of the nursing course in psychology. How a nurse can bring a positive change in the personality of the patient by understanding psychology.
Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. Modern medical science is growing day by day. The volume of information available is huge. Detailed knowledge of normal functions of living being providing a firm foundation. Knowledge of the structure becomes an essential base to understand the functions better.Keeping in mind the close connection between the structure and functions we have tried to integrate Anatomy and Physiology in the first part of this book. Medical professionals are faced with challenges of handling infected persons as part of their practice. They face the threat of dealing with infections which do not have a satisfactory cure. We have added a section on Microbiology to give an insight into this important aspect of patient management.
Microbes may be the most significant life form sharing this planet with humans because of their pervasive presence. Microbial diseases are frequent and often severe. In this book, you understand and employ the principles of microbiology and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis which enable the physician, nurses, and medical scientist to control an increasing number of infectious disease.