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Hardcover Pathophysiology : The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children Book

ISBN: 0815194811

ISBN13: 9780815194811

Pathophysiology : The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

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This text provides detailed explanations of the basic concepts of pathophysiology - cellular structure, communication, injury and repair. It includes research on the influence of the environment and genetics on disease processes. The chapters are organized within each of the body systems units.

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Great for graduate level pathophysiology

This text is not for the faint hearted, and it is definitely a graduate level book. I would not recommend it for undergraduate nursing students, and a fair assumption is that the person reading it has already taken (and has a solid grasp on) basic courses in biology (especially A & P), chemistry, and nursing. I think the book is well organized and thorough. The CD contains nice review questions and there are numerous suggestions for additional reading and other references (e.g., web links). Some of the other reviewers have commented on how the book is "disorganized" and how you have to cross-reference some topics. Well, I think that type of complaint only serves to indicate academic immaturity! Any serious student--especially at the graduate level--understands that you cannot rely on one source of information. Furthermore, authors have different writing styles and layout schemes. Get over it! Learn to gain what you can from one text and consult other sources to supplement your learning. This book offers solid instruction on pathophysiology in preparation for an advanced practice nursing role. And, note the word "nursing." It is not for medical students; it would likely be useful for PAs though. This text is geared towards nurses who are moving into advanced practice roles (e.g., NP). Another nice feature of this particular work is the inclusion of pathophysiology relative to children, which is good for the nurse who is in a Family Nurse Practitioner program. Overall, the book is worth the money and it will help you grasp difficult topics within a rather difficult subject area. Just keep an open mind and be willing to supplement your learning by seeking out other sources as needed.

Great text.

Great text. Easy to read, concise text. I find that skimming the chapters, graphs, tables, and reading the end of chapter summary is enough without having to read the whole chapter word for word.

Pathophysiology Book by McCance

Absolutely wonderful text, with really informative clear, and up to date graphics and visuals that make these difficult concepts much more clear. One of the best graduate level texts I've come across.

Excellent Patho Book

Excellent pathophysiology book for the nursing student or experienced clinician. Evreything is in here with plenty of pictures and tables. Great organization.

Best Pathophysiology Book on the marker

I use this book as a supplement to the various specific EMS textbooks for my paramedic students. McCance, etal, always has a clear pathway from the patient to the pathophysiology. Students can trace the steps involved at a reasonable level of detail, rather than pointless minutia.Not a single sentence is wasted. Read every word!
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