Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

by Sarah Ashelford, Justine Raynsford, Vanessa Taylor

Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series

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  • 9781473906594
  • 9781473943735
  • 9781473943728

Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice.

It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.


  • SAGE Publications; May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473943735
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Author: Sarah Ashelford; Justine Raynsford; Vanessa Taylor
  • Imprint: Learning Matters
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473906594
  • 9781473943735
  • 9781473943728

In The Press

We’ve chosen this as the core textbook for Year 2 Biology and have been impressed by the book. It is perfectly directed towards nursing students and explains concepts at the right level but makes them easy to understand.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473906594
  • 9781473943735
  • 9781473943728