Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing / Edition 1

Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing / Edition 1

by Tonks Fawcett, Roger Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415275490

ISBN-13: 9780415275491

Pub. Date: 11/04/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain:

* the concept of homeostasis
* the relevance of physiology to common disorders
* the patient's response to these disorders
* the appropriate

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Overview

Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain:

* the concept of homeostasis
* the relevance of physiology to common disorders
* the patient's response to these disorders
* the appropriate nursing response.

Each chapter is presented in a standard format with a brief outline of the relevant normal physiology and how homeostatic mechanisms normally cope. The student is led to understand what the patient with a specific disorder feels like and why, and is clearly instructed in what nursing action to take.

Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing shows clearly how understanding physiology can improve nursing care and covers the main issues that relate to basic observations. It includes questions to help the reader test their knowledge as they go along and provides an accessible concise text for health care students, particularly nurses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415275491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Series:
Routledge Essentials for Nurses Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Fluid balance10
3Body temperature regulation23
4Blood gases38
5Blood pressure50
6Repairing damage64
7Cancer77
8Stress, shock and pain92
Index113

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