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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing


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Section 1: Core concepts and key pathophysiological processes Chapter 1: Introduction to pathophysiology and pharmacology Chapter 2: The inflammatory response Chapter 3: Infection Chapter 4: The adaptive immune response Chapter 5: Cancer Section 2: Protective mechanisms Chapter 6: Pain Chapter 7: Nausea and vomiting Section 3: Systems diseases and conditions Chapter 8: Cardiovascular disease and hypertension Chapter 9: Respiratory diseases Chapter 10: Disorders of the gastrointestinal system Chapter 11: Diabetes Chapter 12: Neurological conditions Chapter 13: Mental health conditions: Depression Chapter 14: Renal conditions

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Dr Sarah Ashelford has been a lecturer in biological sciences within the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford since 2005. Prior to this, Sarah was a science teacher at high schools in Leeds and Wakefield. Sarah has a BSc in Genetics and a PhD from the Centre for HIV Research, Division of Biological Science, University of Edinburgh. Sarah leads the pre-registration Pathophysiology theme for all nursing fields. Sarah is co-module leader for the post-registration Cancer- Understanding Treatment, Management & Care, Haematology and Stem-Cell Transplant, and Symptom Management in Life-limiting Illnesses modules. Sarah leads the Genetics and Health, and co-leads Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute and Long term conditions modules. A member of the Biosciences in Nursing Education Group, she undertakes research to enhance teaching, learning and assessment of the biosciences. Justine Raynsford has worked as a hospital pharmacist since 1991. She currently works as a specialist clinical pharmacist and non-medical prescriber in mental health for Leeds Foundation Trust. She also works as a lecturer in the school of Nursing at Bradford, teaching pharmacology to nurses. She is joint Programme leader for the non-medical prescribing course and also co-leads the Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute and Long term conditions modules. Dr Vanessa Taylor is Associate Professor of Nursing at Northumbria University

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