Take a fascinating journey through the life cycle. Here's just what you need to effectively care for your patients at any stage of life in today's ever-changing world of health care. Elaine Polan and Daphne Taylor guide you through the life cycle-from conception to old age-with an emphasis on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration in clinical practice. Emphasis on clinical application. "Helpful Hints" boxes that highlight important facts. Easy-to-understand tables, illustrations, and photographs. Multiple-choice questions that assess mastery of the material. Chapter summaries with key points for quick review. Concepts to engage patients in planning for their futures.