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Succeed in your pathophysiology text with this 9th edition of Porth&#x;s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States. Captivating and easy-to understand, this proven book provides comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help you grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health.

  • Master the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorderswith advanced 3D narrated animations.
  • Prepare for clinical practice with 14 unit-opening case studies that put a real face on pathophysiology and help you relate the clinical presentation to the underlying pathophysiology.
  • Master the information you need for success in your career with the unparalleled coverage of disease processes that make this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.
  • Increase your understanding of key concepts with the full-color art program that illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes.
  • Find the information you need fast with the book&#x;s consistent presentation of each disease , with detailed coverage of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.
  • Reinforce your understanding of key content with chapter-ending review exercises .
  • Develop a strong understanding of pathophysiology concepts with the easy-to-follow narrative that builds concepts on one another, defines words as content is presented, and reviews concepts from physiology, biochemistry, physics, and other sciences along the way.
  • Deepen your understanding by pausing and reviewing salient points using the easily-identified section-opening Objectives and section-ending Summaries.
  • Retain and apply text information using Key Concepts Boxes help you incorporate key information into a larger conceptual unit, rather than memorizing a string of related and unrelated facts.
  • Easily access useful references including lists of common suffixes and prefixes, normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, and a comprehensive glossary.
  • Take your understanding beyond the book with anytime, anywhere access to the fully searchable eBook online.

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Pathophysiology : concepts of altered health states


This is the Eighth Edition of the comprehensive text and reference of pathophysiology. As a nurse-physiologist, Carol Porth uniquely emphasizes "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders. This conceptual model integrates the developmental and preventative aspects of health. By taking this physiologic approach, the author ensures a comprehension of the whole of body function. By integrating all of the aspects of the human body into a total functional whole, the student can grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. This edition has a completely revamped art program and new displays that showcase pathophysiological processes though detailed visual representation. Other highlights include a greater international focus, expanded content on evidence-based practice and completely revised, updated chapters on genetics, disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissues, and innate and acquired immunity. Read more

Pathophysiology Concepts and Applications for Health Care Professionals


For courses in pathophysiology.

A human approach to pathophysiology, with an eye on promoting health
Pathophysiology: Concepts of Human Disease focuses on the human aspect of pathophysiology, acknowledging that diseases, disorders, and syndromes occur not in a vacuum, but in people – across the lifespan. Drawing on the health stories of real individuals, the authors provide the latest information in pathophysiology that is relevant to clinical practice, while empowering students with competencies that endure throughout a nursing career. Throughout the text, the approach to pathophysiology reflects a shift of focus in healthcare from understanding diseases in their later stages to understanding risk factors and the interventions that can maintain good health and slow progression of disease in humans.

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Use of Visual Narrative Illustrations to Teach Pathophysiology Concepts to Nursing Students

Background: The care of patients with acute and chronic illnesses requires nurses to fully understand the underlying pathophysiology associated with disease processes. Although mastering a pathophysiology course is a strong predictor of student success in nursing programs, it is a course with which students and new nurses most often struggle.

Method: The authors describe a teaching innovation--visual narrative illustration (VNI)--and demonstrate how VNIs are used to teach complex pathophysiology concepts to nursing students.

Results: The consistent positive feedback regarding the VNIs that have already been implemented in the pathophysiology course prompted the authors to systematically and formally study the impact of this innovative approach on student learning and knowledge retention.

Conclusion: Use of VNI is an innovative teaching strategy that has the potential to augment other course materials and bridge some of the knowledge gaps that challenge nursing students from fully understanding pathophysiologic concepts.

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Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

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Overall, the book is excellent. However, the content could be better organized, with introductory material placed at the introduction where it is needed. CONSISTENT organization would also be helpful. This author makes several assumptions, some of which are fair game, some of which are not. For example, she is of the opinion that a critical understanding of anatomy and physiology are essential, and this assumption is spot on. However, while the book isn't intensely based on organic chemistry, she also makes the assumption that the reader should have a rudimentary knowledge of it, at least. Not all of us do. Moreover, while she clearly supplies enough information, it is at times superfluous. This leads the reader to a sorting-out process of what is truly an "essential" of pathophysiology, from what is not. To the prospective health care practitioner, some of this sorry drivel is redundant. There are other pathophysiology books that are, indeed, made incredibly easy without sacrificing content, to say nothing of being more pragmatic, less homiletic. This tome is 1, pages in length; most of which is truly essential; some of which truly is not.  


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Prepare your students for their future careers with Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 4/e.This clear, readable, and student-friendly text delivers “need to know” disease content, along with the essential foundation in science that nursing, physician assistant, pharmacology, advanced health science, and medical students need to succeed in their future careers. Approaching the topic as an exploration of pathophysiology, the book relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease and provides concise yet complete coverage of how the body works.

The Fourth Edition builds on the book’s extremely successful art program and the “Understanding” feature and incorporates summary concept boxes after each section. In addition, an expanded, robust, and flexible suite of supplements, including a Study Guide, over 40 advanced 3-D animations, PrepU,and Lippincott’s CoursePoint, provide students with all the tools they need to succeed.

Student Resources:
  • Learning Objectives for each chapter provide an outline of key content that must be mastered.
  • Journal Articles by chapter, updated for this edition, offer access to current research available in LWW journals.
  • Concepts in Action Animations for every chapter help students master key topics.
  • New! More than 40 Advanced, 3-D Narrated Animations help students master complex pathophysiological concepts.
  • A Spanish-English Audio Glossary provides terms and phrases for communicating with patients in Spanish.
  • Monographs of the most commonly prescribed drugs provide up-to-date information.
  • NCLEX-style Review Questions help students improve their test-taking skills and prepare for the NCLEX.
  • A Dosage Calculations Question & Review Question Bank gives students practice in math skills and calculating drug dosages and reinforce key topics of the course.

Instructor Resources:
  • PowerPoint presentations make it easy for you to integrate the textbook with your students’ classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows.
  • Guided Lecture Notes walk you through the chapters, objective by objective, and provide corresponding PowerPoint numbers.
  • Discussion Topics (and suggested answers) can be used as a conversation starter or in online discussion boards.
  • Assignments (and suggested answers) include group, written, clinical, and Web assignments.
  • Case Studies (with related questions and suggested answers) give your students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a client case similar to what they will encounter in practice.
  • Journal Articles, updated for this edition, offer access to research available in LWW journals.
  • Answers to Review Exercises in the Book are provided for your convenience.
  • Pre-Lecture Quizzes (and answers) are quick, knowledge-based assessments that allow you to check students’ reading.
  • Learning Objectives for each chapter allow you to assess your students’ mastery of key skills.
  • A QSEN Map demonstrates how the text supports QSEN competencies and their relationship to excellent clinical practice.
  • A Sample Syllabus provides guidance for structuring your course.
  • Concepts in Action Animations and Advanced 3-D Narrated Animations are provided to enhance your lectures.

To further support your course, the Fourth Edition is accompanied by a Study Guide, PrepU, and new to this edition, Lippincott CoursePoint,a digital curriculum solution that integrates adaptive learning powered by PrepUwith access to personalized, perfectly timed remediation built on trusted content. Each product in the suite can be purchased separately or packaged with the main text.


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