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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

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
The Adaptive Immune Response
Nausea and Vomiting
Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension
Respiratory Disease
Gastrointestinal Disease
Neurological Disease

What a great book . There is a gap in the market for one for paramedic students in line with JRCALC. I recommend this to my students but do point out its not all applicable.

Mrs Suzanne Claire Moffat
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
July 30, 2016

What a wonderful basic book to assist nursing students with linking concepts together

Julianne Morrison
School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
July 29, 2016

Although this book is aimed towards student nurses, I believe that qualified nurses would also benefit from it.

I found it to be an extremely intersting read, explaining things in a very accessible way and supported by the use of diagrams and activities throughout. The regular use of case studies will allow the student nurse to relate the information to practice and their previous experiences.

Mr Chris Tapping
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
June 21, 2016

an excellent resource for students, the real life scenarios allows the student to reflect on actual patient experiences.

Mrs Judith Green
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
June 16, 2016

This is a comprehensive book, each chapter is well thought out, the information is easy to understand and supported by case studies and activities. This book will see student nurses through their initial training but would also be useful for newly qualified staff

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
June 8, 2016

An excellence resource for students and qualified health care professionals regarding pathophysiology and pharmacology.

Mrs Karen Clare Baker
School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Bradford University
May 17, 2016

This book has been an excellent addition to the reading list for my L4 learners. The content is laid out well and key themes are easy to find.

Miss Victoria Kingswood
Health , Tyne Metropolitan College
January 28, 2016

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