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Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Gaining an understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases is crucial for nursing students. This textbook helps the reader to develop an understanding of the body’s change from homeostatically stable to a diseased state.

Each chapter begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of a system of the body. This is followed by the pathophysiology of related diseases, including clinical features, investigations required and treatment to be given.

Practice points allow the reader to link the underlying disease process to relevant treatment and interventions, while the case studies relate the information supplied to realistic scenarios that students may encounter on placements.

Everything is explained in easy-to-understand language, and important information presented in bullet points and short paragraphs. Accompanying diagrams, tables and illustrations simplify and/or add to the meaning of the text.

The reader can use the self-assessment questions at the end of each section to test their knowledge, and the reference lists to enhance their learning further.

This book is a must-have for students of nursing and related healthcare professions. It would also be a useful addition to every university library.

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