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Understanding Pathophysiology, Canadian Edition

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ISBN: 978-1-77172-117-2

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Understanding Pathophysiology, Canadian Edition

By Mohamed Toufic El-Hussein, RN, BSN, MSN, PHD, Kelly Power-Kean, RN, BN, MHS, NP , Stephanie Zettel, MN, BN, B.Sc (Honours) , Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD and Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD

1176 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2019
$129.00, Paperback, Reference

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Learn the what, how, and why of pathophysiology within a Canadian context! With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Understanding Pathophysiology, Canadian Edition helps you understand the most important and most complex pathophysiology concepts. Including more than 1,000 full-colour illustrations and photographs, this text makes it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of structure and function. With the most accurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease across the lifespan, this first-edition text gives you the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in your nursing education and career!

Key Features

  • Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.
  • Lifespan content includes nine separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content.
  • Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy for you to follow the sequential progression of disease processes.
  • Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter.
  • Glossary with approximately 1,000 terms familiarizes you with the most difficult and most important terminology.
  • Key terms are blue and bolded throughout the text to provide fast, easy reference.
  • Additional What’s New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development.
  • Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease.
  • Quick Check boxes appear at the end of major sections of text and are designed to help you assess your retention of important chapter concepts.
  • Risk Factor boxes illustrate important safety considerations associated with specific diseases.
  • Did You Understand? end-of-chapter summaries provides you with a comprehensive review of the major concepts presented in each chapter.
  • An Introduction to Pathophysiology provides an entrance to the subject of pathophysiology and explains why it is important.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Canadian lab values provide core fundamental information required for practice in Canada
  • NEW! Canadian morbidity statistics provides you with the Canadian context in which you will be practising.
  • NEW! Canadian drug and treatment guidelines familiarize you with aspects of clinical practice you will encounter.
  • NEW! Health Promotion boxes align with the Canadian curriculum.

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Author Information

By Mohamed Toufic El-Hussein, RN, BSN, MSN, PHD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB; Kelly Power-Kean, RN, BN, MHS, NP , Faculty, Centre for Nursing Studies, Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL, Professional Associate, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL ; Stephanie Zettel, MN, BN, B.Sc (Honours) , Faculty. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB ; Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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