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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

Second Edition

May 2019 | 440 pages | Learning Matters

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing has been carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them. 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.

New to the second edition:

  • All content updated and mapped to the 2018 NMC standards
  • Two new chapters on ‘Mental health conditions’ and ‘Renal conditions.

The ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, enabling them to provide care that is based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

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Section 1: Core concepts and key pathophysiological processes
Chapter 1: Introduction to pathophysiology and pharmacology
Chapter 2: The inflammatory response
Chapter 3: Infection
Chapter 4: The adaptive immune response
Chapter 5: Cancer
Section 2: Protective mechanisms
Chapter 6: Pain
Chapter 7: Nausea and vomiting
Section 3: Systems diseases and conditions
Chapter 8: Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
Chapter 9: Respiratory diseases
Chapter 10: Disorders of the gastrointestinal system
Chapter 11: Diabetes
Chapter 12: Neurological conditions
Chapter 13: Mental health conditions: Depression
Chapter 14: Renal conditions

Well structured book for undergraduate programmes. Very useful for NMC future nurse programmes.

Mr Martin Murchie
School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
January 6, 2020

Well structured book for undergraduate programmes. Very useful for NMC future nurse programmes.

Mr Martin Murchie
School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
December 16, 2019

Good clear sections, well laid out. Easily understood language and application to practice well mapped.

Ms Lisa Shennan
Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences, St George's, University of London
July 12, 2019

A great book for which I have written a review in and also am adopting on a brand new nursing curriculum as part of the essential reading list

Mrs Sheila Sobrany
School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
May 24, 2019

Relevent text for pre-registration Nursing in the context of NMC (2018) Education Standards

Ms Stephanie Dunleavy
School of Nursing (Magee), Ulster University
March 26, 2019

Very useful and interesting book.Recommended as essentail to support the future nurse module in the new adult curriculum

Mrs Debbie Watkinson
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
March 25, 2019

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Sarah Ashelford

Dr Sarah Ashelford has been a lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford since 2005. Prior to this, Sarah was a science teacher at high schools in Leeds and Wakefield. Sarah has a BSc in Genetics and a PhD from the Centre for HIV Research, Division of Biological Science, University of Edinburgh. Sarah leads the pre-registration Pathophysiology theme for all nursing fields. Sarah is co-module leader for the post-registration Cancer- Understanding Treatment, Management & Care, Haematology and Stem-Cell Transplant, and Symptom Management in Life-limiting Illnesses... More About Author

Justine Raynsford

Justine Raynsford has worked as a hospital pharmacist since 1991. She currently works as a specialist clinical pharmacist and non-medical prescriber in mental health for Leeds Foundation Trust. She also works as a lecturer in the school of Nursing at Bradford, teaching pharmacology to nurses. She is joint Programme leader for the non-medical prescribing course and also co-leads the Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute and Long term conditions modules. More About Author

Vanessa Taylor

Dr Vanessa Taylor is Deputy Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Programmes/Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of York. Vanessa has extensive teaching, curriculum design and development experience. She has led the creation of a framework for post-registration undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education to support learning beyond registration and service innovation requirements. Vanessa has also contributed to curriculum design and delivery for pre-registration nursing awards. Vanessa has a clinical background in cancer and palliative care. As Course Leader, Vanessa co-ordinated, taught and... More About Author