’This is definitely a book that I would recommend to all student nurses as a starter when studying anatomy and physiology as it provides a fun way to learn’
Title: The Nurses Anatomy and Physiology Colouring Book
Authors: Jennifer Boore; Neal Cook; Andrea Shepherd
Reviewer: Andrew Southgate, Senior Lecturer and School of Nursing Lead for Internationalisation
What was it like?
This book is so much more than I expected! It is an excellent resource for learning and as someone who struggled with learning about Anatomy and Physiology I regret not having one! There is useful supplementary information on each page and the focus on Person Centred Practice was a welcomed surprise. It is a good book for anyone who is new to the topic. It is an introductory text, although some sections have more detail. It is a useful revision aid for those all-important exams!
What were the highlights?
There is a variety of activities throughout the book to engage the reader or rather the colourer! For example, filling in missing words when learning about thermoregulation and immunity and completing flow diagrams when learning about complex topics such as the renin, angiotensin aldosterone system.
Strengths & weaknesses:
The images are excellent, although on occasions some of these could be slightly bigger. There are references to other texts so answers can be checked if they are not included in the colouring and labelling guide at the back of the book. I found this to be a little disappointing as it could mean spending more money, which many students may not be able to do. However, it can be seen as a great investment learning. The book may not appeal to the learner who is motivated by text and reading.
Who should read it?
This is definitely a book that I would recommend to all student nurses as a starter when studying anatomy and physiology as it provides a fun way to learn. I would also suggest that every clinical area that supports student nurses has a copy. It is an excellent aide memoir and can help mentors get back to basics when explaining anatomy and physiology. I also think it is useful educational tool for those we care for to help explain anatomy and physiology to them and their carers.
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