Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 3 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

This chapter will initially guide the reader through both the form and function of the respiratory system; this will be aided by several exercises that the reader can undertake to consolidate new learning and provide evidence of professional development. The chapter progresses into discussing several disease processes that impact on respiratory function resulting in both acute hospital and primary care presentations and a chronically reduced ability to function.