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Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

Second Edition
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Adult Nursing | Life sciences

April 2022 | 768 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd


Combining all the benefits of traditional textbook learning with additional videos and online resources that take your further.

Using the person-centred practice framework as its guiding principle, the book explores the scientific principles that underpin health, illness and the main causes of disease. It covers specific disorders, including a new section on the pathology of Covid-19, and applies theory to practice throughout.

Key features: 

  • See and learn: over 100 integrated video links providing insights and short explanations 
  • Full-colour diagrams and figures: all chapters supported by colourful, reader-friendly illustrations.
  • Person-centred bioscience: a fictional family woven through the book encourages students to think holistically about pathophysiology and consider the lived-experiences of different conditions and illnesses.
  • Online resources: access to online materials for lecturers and students, including multiple choice questions, video links, flashcards, a lecturer test bank, image bank and a media teaching guide.
Section 1 Health and Disease
Chapter 1 Variation and Disease
Chapter 2 Health and Disease in Society
Chapter 3 Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 4 Genetic Disorders
Chapter 5 Mental Ill-Health
Section 2 Key Causes of Disease
Chapter 6 Disorders of Immunity and Defence
Chapter 7 Disorders of Blood and Blood Supply
Chapter 8 Cellular Adaptation and Neoplastic Disorders
Chapter 9 Disorders of Support and Protection
Section 3 Disorders of Homeostasis
Chapter 10 Disorders of Renal Function and Fluid Balance
Chapter 11 Disorders of Nutrient Supply and Faecal Elimination
Chapter 12 Disorders of Metabolism
Chapter 13 Disorders of Oxygenation and Carbon Dioxide Elimination
Chapter 14 Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Section 4 Disorders of Control and Coordination
Chapter 15 Disorders of Neurological Control
Chapter 16 Disorders of Endocrine Regulation
Chapter 17 Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter 18 Disorders of the Male Reproductive System


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