Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students is the perfect quick reference and study guide for students covering pathophysiology, disease and therapeutics as part of a nursing or other healthcare course. It clearly and simply explains the underpinning processes of disease, covering cellular physiology, genetics, fluids, electrolytes and the immune system, and the main diseases and conditions that can occur within each.Each chapter is written in a quick reference format so it can be used for study, exam preparation or use on student placement. The book covers body systems including:
Developed with the reader in mind, each chapter includes clinical tips, case studies, diagrams, and self-assessment questions to make pathophysiology accessible and digestible - this is a must-have book for students of nursing and healthcare."Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students is a book that should be kept no further than an arm's reach away. The book is easy to navigate and easy to understand. Nursing and healthcare students will find that this book is essential in helping them comprehend and learn about the systems and mechanisms of the human body in health and ill health. This book would also be a good read for anybody working with or teaching students as a refresher on pathophysiology."
Rebecca Bailey-McHale, Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester, UK
"This detailed but accessible book covers this subject in sufficient depth to give a good understanding of the topic without becoming overwhelming.
As well as giving the evidence behind the text, this is a good resource if more in-depth reading is required. The authors have succeeded in writing a quick reference book that is remarkably in-depth and easy to read.
This book would be suitable for any healthcare student who needs an understanding of the concept of pathophysiology however it would also be relevant for those seeking a general overview of the subject or more senior staff who wish to consolidate or refresh their knowledge."
Rebecca Myatt, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ann Richards was Senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and Associate Lecturer with the OU. Sharon Edwards is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Society and Health at Buckinghamshire New University, UK. Ann and Sharon are authors of the best-selling A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward.
Section 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to pathophysiology and some important definitions Chapter 2 Disease at the cellular level Chapter 3 Genes and environment Chapter 4 The environment of the cell Chapter 5 The body's defence against disease - the immune system Chapter 6 Cellular proliferation and cancerSection 2 A systems approach Chapter 7 Disorders of the blood and the lymphatic system Chapter 8 Disorders of the cardiovascular system Chapter 9 Disorders of the respiratory system Chapter 10 The nervous system Chapter 11 The digestive system Chapter 12 The musculoskeletal system Chapter 13 The endocrine system Chapter 14 The urinary system Chapter 15 The reproductive system Chapter 16 The skin