Concepts maps / patho maps

  1. Does anyone have a good reference or website for concepts map and or patho map? I would really appreciate any and all help.
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  3. by   Nurse2bSandy
    I guess nobody does... I know I don't. I'll bump this up and give it another chance.
  4. by   gwenith
    It is a valuable learning tool to make your own. Not only does it sink into the momory faster but by making your own links you form the memory faster. They are not difficult start with one main concept i.e. Respiratory system the core concept would be the alveolar/capillary membrane set that in a circle in the middle of the page on one side list out how the air reaches teh alveolus on the other the circullation star outwards co2 transport o2 transport etc. It is your map so play with it. coloour it write bits on paper and see if you can link them it is the process of playing with the data that will set it into your memory and less painfully than rote memorisation of a preprepared map.
  5. by   Mkue
    A few books I've used:

    Concept Mapping: A Critical-Thinking Approach to Care Planning
    Pamela McHugh Schuster

    Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping
    by Nancy Margulies, Nusa Maal, Margaret J. Wheatley

  6. by   NurseDixie
    I also have the book by McHugh Shuster, it has helped me a lot. Our instructor gave us a few samples because a lot of us didn't have a clue how to do a concept map (we were used to careplans). After I got the hang of it, I think they're a lot easier to do than careplans. Good Luck.
  7. by   JuicyJem
    We used a program called "Inspiration." It's like a concept map template program. We were required to use it for care plans, medication "maps" (so you could insert little lines as to what interacted with what-cool, huh?), and patho maps. By the end of the semester I realized that it had helped me immensely, especially the careplans. It was divided up where I learned to look at the whole person while looking at each system individually. It made me think like a nurse. Its called Inspiration. Hope this helps!
  8. by   illsince83
    i need help too in this subject
  9. by   Daytonite
    Quote from illsince83
    i need help too in this subject
    there is a sticky thread on allnurse student forums with this information: