Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

  • ISBN 9781975176846
  • Author: Norris, Tommie L.
  • Publ Date: 2024-02-13
  • Edition: 11
  • Binding: Hardback

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A definitive resource for students, instructors, and healthcare professionals for more than 40 years, Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 11th Edition, maintains a legacy of making pathophysiology accessible through accurate, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage presented in a logical, engaging approach packed with learning features and application opportunities. Focused on the scientific basis behind healthcare practices, this unique text relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur because of disease, as well as the body's remarkable ability to compensate for these changes, establishing a holistic mastery of both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Early chapters detail fundamental concepts?such as cellular adaptation, inflammation and repair, and immunologic processes-followed by robust discussions of specific disease states. The 11th Edition leverages the latest evidence-based information to support effective clinical decision-making in the changing healthcare environment, incorporating the expertise of contributors from an array of disciplines. Expanded definitions for key terms clarify complex healthcare alterations for today's diverse student population, and nursing concepts added to this edition categorize content to reinforce essential ideas. Current technological advancements, inclusive language, and relevant terminology equip students with the tools to critically analyze complex patient situations and to apply their knowledge from their first day on the job with confidence and competence. - NEW! Questions in Clinical Judgment Unfolding Cases, with answers and rationales, reinforce clinical judgment in many chapters. - NEW! Nursing Concepts group and categorize content to strengthen overall comprehension. - UPDATED! Expanded Glossary establishes basic universal healthcare language required for students of different incoming knowledge levels or diverse perspectives and backgrounds to clarify challenging vocabulary. - UPDATED! Inclusive language throughout helps students ensure culturally sensitive care for diverse patient populations. - UPDATED! References in the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association allow readers more easily see citations at a glance in the text and facilitate locating references listed alphabetically at the ends of the chapters. - Understanding boxes features reinforce essential chapter takeaways and break down processes to ensure comprehension. - Geriatric Considerations and Pediatric Considerations boxes familiarize students with potential age-related physiological variations they may encounter. - Detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs clarify complex interactions and strengthen students' ability to distinguish normal and abnormal function. - Review Exercises with answers synthesize and reinforce concepts.
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