McMaster University

McMaster University

Just published: New textbook by nursing professor Ruth A. Hannon

Published: Feb. 19, 2016

Congratulations to Ruth A. Hannon of McMaster University’s School of Nursing on her new publication. She is first editor on the second Canadian edition of “Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States”. The textbook, edited by Ruth A. Hannon and Dr. Carol M. Porth, was released this month (February 2016) by Wolters Kluwer. Three other faculty members from the School of Nursing also contributed chapters to the book: Ellen Gretsinger, Dr. Joanna Pierazzo, and Dr. Diana Sherifali.

The Canadian edition of “Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health State”, 2nd edition, is the only core advanced level Pathophysiology text specifically developed for the Canadian undergraduate nursing and health professions student. Pediatric, geriatric, and pregnancy deviations are integrated throughout this text. Unparalleled coverage of disease processes makes this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.

Some unique features for this Canadian edition include Canadian data about healthcare statistics regarding incidence, cultural variations, with a focus on native population and largest immigrant populations, research and researchers, and treatment and protocols and guidelines.

Other content includes updated and revised full-colour art program that illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes, consistent presentations of each disease with pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment help students find the information they need quickly and easily and some tools designed to help students succeed on the NCLEX.

Publication information: “Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States”. Editors: Ruth A. Hannon, NP-PHC, MHA, MSFNP-BC and Carol M. Porth, RN, MSN, PhD (Physiology). Published by Wolters Kluwer, (c) 2017 (released Feb. 2016).

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