Pathophysiological Phenomena in Nursing: Human Responses to Illness

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9780721634944: Pathophysiological Phenomena in Nursing: Human Responses to Illness
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This nursing text describes common clinical phenomena encountered by nurses across settings and populations. Each chapter presents knowledge related to physiological mechanisms, measurement, and management of these responses to illness. The chapters explore the concepts of skeletal muscle atrophy, nausea/vomiting, incontinence, dysrhythmias, and hypothermia. The authors synthesize current research and identify directions for future nursing study.

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This revised second edition presents up-to-date information about pathophysiological phenomena relevant to nursing practice. The book provides a conceptual approach for teaching and studying pathophysiological concepts of human responses to illness, and this edition offers current information related to topics such as pain, fatigue, dyspnea, ischemia, dysrhythmias, and nausea and vomiting. State-of-the-art knowledge about pathophysiological mechanisms, measurement and management of these phenomena is clearly delineated. The most current nursing knowldge about human responses to illness is synthesized in this single sourcebook offering a foundation for advanced physiological (med-surg) nursing practice and for designing further research.

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Carrieri-Kohlman RN DNSc FAAN, Virginia; Lindsey RN PhD FAAN, Ada M.; West MS RN, Claudia M.
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