A radically revised, solely UK-generated new edition, designed to provide adult branch students with the main nursing text for their full programme of study. It therefore includes--for the first time--perspectives on mental health, learning disability and children's nursing. The physiological aspects will be reduced in favour of cross-references to the Second Edition of Physiology for Nursing Practice, and an increase in the psychosocial aspects of nursing. Overall emphasis will be towards holistic, individualized clinical nursing with related sciences. Features: * Entirely UK written. * Diploma level, research based text (also ideal for degree programmes). * Holistic clinical nursing (rather than "medsurg"). * Highly respected UK editor and contributors. * Well referenced with good suggestions for Further Reading. * Published in association with the Royal College of Nursing.