Over 10,200 entries written by medical and nursing specialists Includes terms from the nursing-related fields of medicine, surgery, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and pharmacology, including recently introduced drugs Simple pronunciation guide 100 helpful diagrams and tables 18 essential appendices range from an immunization schedule to the nursing code of conduct New to this edition Over 150 new entries, including Care Quality Commission, genogram, quality of life, and STAMP New appendices listing alcohol ABV and recommended intake, essential skills clusters, and common abbreviations This new edition of a best-selling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Though updates to this edition cover many areas, there is a particular focus upon risk assessement tools and terms relating to the Mental Health Act 2005, as well as recent NHS initiatives to improve care standards. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering 10,200 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. More than 100 helpful illustrations and 18 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2008, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, help to make this an invaluable reference tool for all nursing students and professionals. Readership: The ideal reference source for nursing students, recently qualified and practising nurses, and those training and working in related fields such as midwives and health visitors.