Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 11 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

This chapter focuses on several organs that collectively provide the individual with their insight into the outside world. The ability to ‘sense’ is a primitive function developed through thousands of years of evolutionary change. The senses are taken for granted by those with a fully functioning ability, but for many a combination of congenital, degenerative and acute pathologies results in a decreased ability in one or more of these functions.