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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students
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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students



© 2016 | 344 pages | Learning Matters

Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice.

It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

 
Introduction to pathophysiology and pharmacology
 
The Inflammatory Response
 
Infection
 
The Adaptive Immune Response
 
Cancer
 
Pain
 
Nausea and Vomiting
 
Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension
 
Respiratory Disease
 
Gastrointestinal Disease
 
Neurological Disease
 
Diabetes

We’ve chosen this as the core textbook for Year 2 Biology and have been impressed by the book. It is perfectly directed towards nursing students and explains concepts at the right level but makes them easy to understand.

Tom Walvin
Plymouth University

This is a good textbook for general pathophysiology and pharmacology.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 25, 2016

Useful text but is black and white, some students prefer colour pictures throughout.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 25, 2016

Fantastic resource - well structured, clearly written with realistic contextual examples. This book is useful for academic levels 3-7.

Mr Myles Harris
Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University
October 28, 2016

Useful text on pathophysiology with examples given. Good use of questions throughout. Would have preferred some pictures to be in colour, rather than just black and white.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 18, 2016

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