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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

Third Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)

November 2023 | 456 pages | Learning Matters

Written in clear language and specifically for the nursing context, the new edition of this bestselling book is your ultimate guide to pathophysiology and pharmacology. Through a uniquely integrated approach, the book develops your knowledge of both the pathology of common conditions and their pharmacological treatment. This holistic approach builds your knowledge of the key concepts and processes, with real world examples illustrating their application to nursing practice.

Key features

  • Logical structure that starts with the basics and before developing your understanding of more complex areas
  • Real world case studies demonstrate the application of pathophysiology and pharmacology across all fields of nursing
  • A clear and concise writing style makes complex terminology and biological processes easy to understand
  • Revised and updated in line with contemporary evidence and best practice
  • Mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards 
Part 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
Part 2: Protective mechanisms
Chapter 6: Pain
Chapter 7: Nausea and vomiting
Part 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

Excellent resource supporting the delivery of pharmacology on the nursing programme linked to the new NMC, 2018 standards

Mr Hywel Thomas
College of Human and Health Science, Swansea University
May 10, 2024

Sample Materials & Chapters

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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 Associate Professor of Nursing at Northumbria University More About Author

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