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Disorders and Interventions - Norma Whittaker

Disorders and Interventions

By: Norma Whittaker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st November 2003
ISBN: 9780333922637
Number Of Pages: 464

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This comprehensive text provides a systematic explanation of major conditions such as cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension. It starts with a definition and then examines the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophsyiology of the disorder as well as clinical signs, symptoms and treatments. Interventions to be made at various levels are explored, and clinical practice points are offered. This is essential reading for students and health professionals wishing to further their understanding of common disorders and to improve their delivery of care.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Social and Environmental Effects on Health and Well-beingp. 6
Family-centred Carep. 29
Health Issues Related to the Ethnic Minority Groupsp. 46
Hypertensionp. 63
Coronary Heart Diseasep. 88
Strokep. 116
Multiple Sclerosisp. 142
Epilepsyp. 171
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseasep. 201
Infectious Diseasesp. 233
Tuberculosisp. 273
Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease and Colorectal Cancerp. 301
Diabetes Mellitusp. 334
Cancer - An Overviewp. 361
Women's Cancersp. 383
Men's Cancersp. 419
Indexp. 439
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ISBN: 9780333922637
ISBN-10: 0333922638
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 21st November 2003
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1