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Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This book is NOT for beginning nursing students

I have used this book in advanced practice preparation and practice. This book is for the individual with an intermediate background in pathophysiology and wants to know more. Nurses are life long learners and as you practice in your profession you will see things that ...
I have used this book in advanced practice preparation and practice. This book is for the individual with an intermediate background in pathophysiology and wants to know more. Nurses are life long learners and as you practice in your profession you will see things that you want to understand better so that you can critically think about what is going on with your clients. This book will help, DON'T throw the baby out with the bath water. Keep this book on your shelf until the thirst for knowledge needs to be quenched, then pick up this book and drink it all in.

posted by an-old-nursing-instructor on December 29, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Difficult to Comprehend

I agree this is a bad text with important information buried in technical detail fit for a research scientist. I've never encountered another text this difficult to read. I have a degree in accounting and am taking this course as a prerequiste for a nursing program. Th...
I agree this is a bad text with important information buried in technical detail fit for a research scientist. I've never encountered another text this difficult to read. I have a degree in accounting and am taking this course as a prerequiste for a nursing program. There should have been prerequisites for this text.

posted by Anonymous on September 3, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

    Reference book for non-beginners

    I have to agree with some previous reviewers that it's very detailed and 'difficult'. The book outlines pathophysiology to chemical, cellular levels which sometimes get very complex. But that's the essences of this book. This book is not for beginner to learn the pathophysiology. To fully appreciate the fine details the book puts out, the reader must have absolute solid understanding of basic (and bit of intermediate) pathophysiology in addition to basic physioloy and biology. This book is not for quick reference purpose. It takes time to comprehend the complexity, but the human body is complex, too. But once you 'get it' you'll appreciate the knowledge the book revealed. Considering how complex the human body is, the book did a fine job of 'dividing' the body into chapters. So it's no surprising to me that I have to flip back and forth between chapters to understand something as a whole. I have been using this book since it's 2nd edition. It has gone through a lot of improvements, believe me. My husband and I are both critical care RNs and we both love it. I highly recommend this book for non-beginners. It is excellent reference book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    Nurse

    Others that have rated this book poorly didn't have much nursing background. This book is not appropriate for the student who hasn't completed a year of nursing school. Otherwise it is an good reference book but not the one I turn to the most.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Great Book

    I bought this book because its the book suggessted for reference for my graudate study. I think its very good. I would recommend it for advance pathophysiology course but for basics Medical Surgical Books are still the best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 5, 2009

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