Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach

Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach
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The Second Edition of Pathophysiology offers a unique clinical approach that facilitates learning by viewing pathophysiology as health care professionals do. Whereas a traditional systems-based approach impractically isolates diseases to a single body system, this textbook's approach recognizes how disease affects multiple systems. Additionally, rather than covering only a limited number of diseases, aiming for rote memorization of the key factors in those diseases, the clinical approach details the mechanisms of disease. By mastering the core concepts of altered human function, students can apply a deeper understanding to a host of diseases, rather than trying to memorize facts about specific conditions. Because students learn through application, they learn to think about pathophysiology the way they will need to in a clinical setting, by working from symptoms to the cause, rather than the other way around. Each chapter discusses clinical models, enhancing the real-world application of the material.


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I thought that this book was fairly effective in covering the majority of the material that it did. It would help, a fair amount, to know normal physiology before taking this class. It's not required, however. They will break down normal physiology down far enough for the clinical models used at the end of the chapters. Knowledge is consolidated fairly well. Information concerning treatments can sometimes be a little lacking, but should probably be expected. That would probably fall under more advanced classes or pharmacology.



I am using this book as a supplemental resource for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program I am in. It has really helped to improve my tests scores. It gives a different approach to the subject matter than what is presented in the traditional textbooks. I would definitely recommend it!

Ok but basic


I used this book for a graduate level pathophysiology class and while some of the information was great, I felt at times like I was reading an entry level basic pathophysiology book, even high school. Some of the chapters were more beneficial than others but for a graduate course I really feel I needed something with more detail. On the plus side, it wasn't difficult to move through the material in this book as it is in some high level books.

Great buy.


Product came as stated, more quickly than exoected. Very happy with the purchase.

Good, Condensed Pathophysiology Info


The text was relatively easy to read and the exercises at the end of the chapter were very helpful in reviewing and helping process the information.



Very understandable. Nice diagrams, pictures, and tables to aid learning. The questions at the end of the chapter and the objective at the beginning of the chapter really help guide you through the course.

Two Stars


Ok i bought this book and although it has good information, pages 68-84 were missing.

Three Stars


Decent textbook. I looked to other resources for more detailed explanations.

Four Stars


Tough class but this book is worth to buy

Five Stars


Great book quick delivery!

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Pathophysiology and it was written by Carie A. Braun PhD RN, Cindy M. Anderson WHNP-BC FAAN. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Dec 22, 2010 and it has a suggested retail price of $86.99. It was published by LWW and has a total of 560 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1605473049 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781605473048. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.