© 2004

Disorders and Interventions

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of common disorders plus their effects on individuals and society
    Clear definitions of all conditions provided, including physiology, symptoms and treatment
    Illustrated with over 500 'Nursing Action Points' throughout the text to show how nurses can make effective interventions

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Norma Whittaker, Philippe Marie, Sandra Johnson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 29-45
  4. Philippe Marie, Sandra Johnson
    Pages 63-87
  5. Philippe Marie, Norma Whittaker
    Pages 88-115
  6. Philippe Marie, Norma Whittaker
    Pages 116-141
  7. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 142-170
  8. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 171-200
  9. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 201-232
  10. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 233-272
  11. Norma Whittaker
    Pages 273-300
  12. Philippe Marie, Norma Whittaker
    Pages 334-360
  13. Sandra Johnson
    Pages 361-382
  14. Sandra Johnson
    Pages 383-418
  15. Sandra Johnson
    Pages 419-438
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 439-450

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing and MidwiferyDe Montfort UniversityUK

About the authors

NORMA WHITTAKER is Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disorders and Interventions
  • Editors Norma Whittaker
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-92263-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-21399-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 464
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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