A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, the best-selling pathology book, continues to set the standard through up-to-date, evidence-based content, an outstanding full color illustration program, and a friendly, accessible writing style. With skill and passion, respected author and lifelong educator Ruth Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students and prepares them to make professional choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and conditions. To ensure competent, safe practice, the Sixth Edition now emphasizes evidence-informed practice and offers a stronger focus on helping students develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills they will need for complex decision- making. Well-established educational building blocks take learners from key word vocabulary through to more complex skills, and a wide range of enhanced in-text and online learning aids help ensure content mastery. Incorporating the latest research and information on more than 20 newly covered pathologies, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats that better prepare students for the MBLEx exam, and has been updated to be consistent with the DSM-V.
Help your students build strong clinical reasoning and clinical thinking skills with the new edition of Ruth Wernes bestselling pathology text for massage therapist students, also available as an enhanced interactive eBook. A Massage Therapiss Guide to Pathology, 6e continues to set the standard for the course through up-to-date, high-value content, an outstanding illustration program, and the authos trademark accessible writing style. With skill and passion, Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students as it prepares them to work independently or within a health care team to make choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and disorders. Updated throughout to reflect the latest research, the Sixth Edition now offers a stronger focus on evidence-informed practice. And, to keep pace with evolving standards, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats compatible with the MBLEx exam, and features updated content consistent with the DSM-V. For prior users, a detailed chapter-by-chapter conversion guide is available to ease transition from the Fifth to the Sixth Edition. Student Resources for each chapter: - Engaging crossword puzzles, hangman-style games, and game show questions help build familiarity with important ideas. - Flashcards reinforce concepts of the "In Brief" feature and a second set of flashcards reviews Greek/Latin roots and their English equivalents. - Practice quizzes help students assess their understanding and prepare for exams. - An Audio Glossary assists in pronunciation and key term mastery. - Interactive Labeling Exercises give students hands-on practice in labeling figures from the book. - Modality Recommendation Charts provide guidance on massage in different modalities for each condition. Instructor Resources, organized by condition and chapter: - Curriculum guidelines, "Secrets of Teaching Pathology" from the author, offer suggestions on customizing a pathology course to individual needs including how to choose content, how to use quizzes and examinations, examples of student projects, and more. - Expanded chapter objectives are ELAP-ready for faculty convenience. - Lecture notes in outline form can be used for teaching notes, student handouts, or both. - An image bank with all of the art from the text is available in an easily downloadable format. - PowerPoint slides with embedded images streamline lecture preparation. - The Test Bank, written in 2 levels ("receive and respond"/ "application of concepts") better reflects the MBLEx exam and is ideal for quizzes, tests, and homework assignments. All resources are keyed to chapter objectives for maximum usability.