Understanding Pathophysiology 3e Australia New Zealand

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Written by Judy Craft and Christopher Gordon, Understanding Pathophysiology 3e remains Australia and New Zealand's leading pathophysiology text for nursing and allied health students. Updated to include the most current scientific and clinical case material across the life span, complex subject manner is presented in an approachable and easy-to-understand format.

Beginning with essential concepts, the text examines the normal structure and function of each body system, followed by the alterations to that system caused by disease. Conditions particularly relevant to children and to the ageing are described in separate sections in each chapter to demonstrate disease processes across the life span.

  • Strong ANZ pathophysiological focus -- with disease and disorder profiles specific to the region explained in greater detail and with an epidemiological focus
  • Expert editors, clinicians, researchers and academic writers
  • Recent developments in evidence-based practice for diseases and disorders incorporated throughout

Evolve Student Resources:

  • eBook on VitalSource
  • Animations
  • Glossary
  • References

Evolve Instructor Resources:

  • Answer Guides to in-print features Focus on Learning, Case Studies and Review Questions
  • Image collection
  • Instructor's Manual
  • PowerPoints
  • References
  • Test Bank
  • NEW chapter on diabetes to highlight the prevalence of the disease in Australia and New Zealand
  • Expanded obesity chapter to reflect the chronic health complications and comorbidities
  • New concept maps designed to stand out and pull together key chapter concepts and processes
  • Updated Focus on Learning, Case Studies and Chapter Review Questions
  • Now includes an eBook with all print purchases

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Two Alterations to regulation and control
Three Alterations to protection and movement
Four Alterations to body maintenance
Five Alterations to continuity
Six Contemporary health issues
Appendix A Normal reference laboratory values
Appendix B Prefixes suffixes and root words commonly used in health sciences
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About the author (2018)

Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD

Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD

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