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Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

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May 2019 | 728 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The book unpacks the science of pathophysiology with clear and simple explanations, giving students a clear, detailed understanding of the basic principles that underpin health and illness, and the main causes of disease.

Using the person-centred practice framework as a guiding principle, students are encouraged to develop a more detailed understanding of specific disorders and learn how to apply the bioscience theory to nursing practice and patient care.

Key features: 

  • 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 diseases.
  • Free online resources: access to online materials for lecturers and students, including multiple choice questions, videos, flashcards, lecturer test bank, an image bank and a media teaching guide.
Part I: Health and Disease
Chapter One: Variation and Disease
Chapter Two: Health and Disease in Society
Chapter Three: Integrated Healthcare
Chapter Four: Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter Five: Genetic Disorders
Chapter Six: Mental Ill-Health
Part II: Key Causes of Disease
Chapter Seven: Disorders of Immunity and Defence
Chapter Eight: Disorders of Blood and Blood Supply
Chapter Nine: Cellular Adaptation and Neoplastic Disorders
Chapter Ten: Disorders of Support and Protection
Part III: Disorders of Homeostasis
Chapter Eleven: Disorders of Renal Function and Fluid Balance
Chapter Twelve: Disorders of Nutrient Supply and Faecal Elimination
Chapter Thirteen: Disorders of Metabolism
Chapter Fourteen: Disorders of Oxygenation and Carbon Dioxide Elimination
Chapter Fifteen: Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Part IV: Disorders of Control and Coordination
Chapter Sixteen: Disorders of Neurological Control
Chapter Seventeen: Disorders of Endocrine Regulation
Chapter Eighteen: Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter Nineteen: Disorders of the Male Reproductive System

The new nursing curriculum necessitates a new book for students that builds on nursing bioscience knowledge through a person-centred approach to practice. This book does that with ease and uses a fantastic range of learning strategies to make the work of understanding physiology easy for the student.

Sheila Sobrany
Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Middlesex University

This book is an natural extension of Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice, allowing nursing students from all fields the opportunity to apply their fundamental knowledge to the management and treatment of commonly occurring conditions. The case-based approach will allow students to contextualise conditions, with the inclusion of ‘Revise’ sections within the book and additional online material allowing students to test their understanding. This book will be a valuable addition to any bookshelf.

Andy Powell
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology, Birmingham City University

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ISBN: 9781473980228