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Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

Essentials of Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

First Edition
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November 2019 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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A straight-forward, detailed overview of pathophysiology, providing nursing students with clear and simple explanations of the basic principles that underpin health and illness, and the main causes of disease.

The book uses person-centred nursing as its guiding principle (in-line with the new NMC standards) to encourage students 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: 

  • Full-colour diagrams and figures: all content 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 diseases.
  • 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.

Section 1: Health and Disease
Chapter 1: Variation and Disease
Chapter 2: Health and Disease in Society
Chapter 3: Integrated Health Care
Chapter 4: Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 5: Genetic Disorders
Chapter 6: Mental Ill-Health
Section 2: Key Causes of Disease
Chapter 7: Disorders of Immunity and Defence
Chapter 8: Disorders of Blood and Blood Supply
Chapter 9: Cellular Adaptation and Neoplastic Disorders
Chapter 10: Disorders of Support and Protection
Section 3: Disorders of Homeostasis
Chapter 11: Disorders of Renal Function and Fluid Balance
Chapter 12: Disorders of Nutrient Supply and Faecal Elimination
Chapter 13: Disorders of Metabolism
Chapter 14: Disorders of Oxygenation and Carbon Dioxide Elimination
Chapter 15: Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Section 4: Disorders of Control and Coordination
Chapter 16: Disorders of Neurological Control
Chapter 17: Disorders of Endocrine Regulation
Chapter 18: Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter 19: 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

This book gives a good perspective of clinical skills whilst integrating anatomy and pathophysiology. It is scenario based hence this resonate with what the students discuss in their seminar/skills. being able to apply their knowledge and critically reflect on the data for better decision making is one of the highlight of this book.

Miss Tsering Dickee
Department of Adult Nursing, Bucks New University
January 1, 2021