Pathophysiology: Concepts and Applications for Health Care Professionals

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The traditional pathophysiology book is written for the medical student. Nursing and allied health students (usually at the sophomore level) have simply had to make-do with cumbersome (1500 to 1600 page) books, that assume considerably more science background than the typical allied health student has acquired. The Nowak book is not only briefer (at 700 pages) but is organized in a manner that brings the principles of pathophysiology to the forefront. The authors focus on the relatively few patterns of disease, rather than asking students to memorize extensive catalogs of specific diseases. This conceptual approach is more suited to the allied health student than the disease centered approach featured in the major competitors.

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Significantly revised Pain Management chapter.
Chapter checkpoints after each main section.
Each chapter now contains 1 or 2 'Patient's Perspective' boxes which present a first-person narrative on how one patient is coping with a particular illness. This feature was introduced in the second edition in a limited way, but has been developed as a consistent feature of every chapter for the third edition.
Accessible writing style - the author team is known for a conversational tone that is perfect for entry-level nursing and allied health students.
' Focus on'.' boxes throughout the text provide insight into special topics in research, clinical applications, general interest items, and 'in the news' topics.
Concept maps are integrated throughout the text.
Every chapter closes with Case Studies.
Key concepts at the end of every chapter are followed by review activities that include art labeling exercises, constructing concept maps, or completing tables.
Test question files and select images, delivered digitally will be available.

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