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The authoritative guide for dietetic students and both new and experienced dietitians - endorsed by the British Dietetic Association Now in its sixth edition, the bestselling Manual of Dietetic Practice has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the most recent developments and research on the topic. Published on behalf of the British Dietetic Association, this comprehensive resource covers the entire dietetics curriculum, and is an ideal reference text for healthcare professionals to develop their expertise and specialist skills in the realm of dietetic practice. This important guide includes: The latest developments and scientific evidence in the field New data on nutrition and health surveillance programs Revised and updated evidence-based guidelines for dietetic practice An exploration of how Public Health England has influenced the field Practical advice on public health interventions and monitoring A companion website with helpful materials to support and develop learning Written for dietitians, clinical nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals by leading dietitians and other professionals, the Manual of Dietetic Practice continues to provide a crucial resource for experts and novices alike.
The average size of human bodies all over the world has been steadily rising over recent decades. The total count of people clinically labeled "obese" is now at least three times what it was in 1980. Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people. Making use of an array of social science perspectives applied in multiple settings, the authors examine the interplay of weight, wealth, history, culture, and meaning to fat and its social rejection. They explore the notion of symbolic body capital-the power of non-fat bodies to do what people need or want. In so doing, they illustrate the complex and quickly shifting dynamics in thinking about fat-often considered personal yet powerfully influenced by and influential upon the broader world in which we live.
This addition to the British Dietetic Association Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics book series is written for clinicians and researchers who work with any aspect of obesity and its comorbid conditions. Featuring contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity offers a uniquely international perspective on what has become a worldwide public health crisis. Chapters cover a full range of new ideas and research on the underlying drivers of obesity in populations including discussions on the genetic and clinical aspects of obesity, along with expert recommendations on how to effectively manage and prevent this chronic and persistent disease. Providing a comprehensive overview of the key literature in this field, Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity is an invaluable resource for all those all those whose work should or does embrace any aspect of obesity.
NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, 9th Edition, is unique in its organization by diets rather than by organ systems or disease states and distinguishes itself through rich pedagogical features that require students to apply their knowledge as they learn it. This text provides core nutrition concepts and up-to-date clinical content at a level that is accessible to the range of health care team members who are responsible for a client's nutrition needs. NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY provides the basic facts and a wealth of practical information readers need to assume their responsibility for nutrition care.
Taking a comparative approach, this book investigates the ways in which obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. Many of the models that have emerged since obesity became a population-level issue are examined, including the energy balance model, and models used to examine human body fatness from a range of perspectives including evolutionary, anthropological, environmental, and political viewpoints. The book is ideal for those working on, or interested in, obesity science, health policy, health economics, evolutionary medicine, medical sociology, nutrition and public health who want to understand the shifts that have taken place in obesity science, policy, and intervention in the past forty years.
* A clear, concise and comprehensive guide to moving and handling patients * Superbly illustrated, with full colour photographs throughout * Practice-oriented and based on the latest evidence to provide safe and effective patient care * Ideal for nursing students, health care assistants, newly qualified nurses, as well as physiotherapists and occupational therapists
Illustrated, user-friendly design helps you think more critically as a therapist and strengthen the concepts that are critical to your success. Content focuses on functional outcomes and the importance of documentation. Case studies and checklists for application procedures foster decision-making skills. Patient scenarios outline utilization of the physical agent, and include documentation, safety features, information about the patient that would alter treatment, what should be done after the physical agent, and where the physical agent fits into the treatment plan. Guided lab activities demonstrate how to apply theory to practice. Terminology reflects the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Indications and contraindications for each physical agent provide a resource you can use in specific situations. Quick reference section features commonly used abbreviations and acronyms, units of measure, and conversion charts. Sample assignments for implementing evidence-based practice into the study of biophysical agents incorporate clinical instructors into the discussion. Sample discussion points show you how to approach clinicians who are hesitant to accept biophysical agents into their clinical practice or discuss the potential for its use with their patients.
Why do red placebos stimulate whereas blue placebos calm? Why do more placebos work better than few? And why do more expensive placebos work better than cheaper ones? These are some of the key questions that often come to mind when we consider the slippery and counterintuitive field of placebo science. Rather than consider placebos through the narrow narrative of "sugar pills" in clinical trials, this book provides various perspectives on how psychosocial parameters - such as interpersonal rapport, historical and contemporary context, corporate memory, expectation, empathy, hope, conditioning, symbolic thinking, and suggestion - play a role in forming placebo responses and placebo effects. The book provides modern perspectives on placebos in society, including in education, government, industry, media, and current culture. The editors use three different themes to elucidate and elaborate current conceptualizations of placebos and their accoutrements: the Practioner lens, the Cultural lens, and the lens of placebo science, itself. These accounts by some of the best scholars in the field, make for a cogent triangulation of the qualities and virtues of placebos across a wide range of disciplines relevant to human behavior. Placebo Talks invites readers to discover how placebos may speak to their own experiences across health, society, sustenance, and related aspects of contemporary life.
The Danish Bestseller Now Available in English Dr Pia Callesen presents the first practical book on metacognitive therapy, a groundbreaking new treatment proven to stop depression in its tracks. Many of us struggle with overthinking. We endlessly analyse what we've said and done or the decisions we have to make. Rarely does this treat the stresses of our lives. Often we become overwhelmed; we end up feeling powerless, spiralling into sadness and even depression. Live More Think Less presents a radical strategy to take back control of our thinking processes. From training our attention to leaving our negative trigger-thoughts on the conveyor belt, the book guides us towards living better through mastering the attention we pay to our thoughts and how we act upon them. Depression and sadness are something we all have the power to overcome.
A century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. No longer. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among American children has reached epidemic proportions. Childhood Obesity in America "traces the changes in diagnosis and treatment, as well as popular understanding, of the most serious public health problem facing American children today.
Excess weight was once thought to be something children outgrew, or even a safeguard against infectious disease. But by the mid-twentieth century, researchers recognized early obesity as an indicator of lifelong troubles. Debates about its causes and proper treatment multiplied. Over the century, fat children were injected with animal glands, psychoanalyzed, given amphetamines, and sent to fat camp. In recent decades, an emphasis on taking personal responsibility for one's health, combined with commercial interests, has affected the way the public health establishment has responded to childhood obesity--and the stigma fat children face. At variance with this personal emphasis is the realization that societal factors, including fast food, unsafe neighborhoods, and marketing targeted at children, are strongly implicated in weight gain. Activists and the courts are the most recent players in the obesity epidemic's biography.
Today, obesity in this age group is seen as a complex condition, with metabolic, endocrine, genetic, psychological, and social elements. Laura Dawes makes a powerful case that understanding the cultural history of a disease is critical to developing effective health policy.
As our understanding of immune mediated chronic inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) grows, it becomes more and more clear that these conditions result from the convergence of a multitude of pathogenic mechanisms whose relative individual contribution is different in different patient subsets. Promising new technologies have been conceived that address the hypotheses that targeting multiple pathways simultaneously, selectively delivering therapeutics to areas of inflammation and/or resetting the immune system, could take efficacy to new levels. However, we have long waited for the arrival of some of these technologies to the bedside, or even far enough in the drug development process in spite of the initial enthusiasm. Some of the examples covered in this book include bispecific antibodies and genomic medicines, microparticles and targeted delivery of drugs to inflamed vasculature. Most published reviews and book chapters on novel therapies for inflammatory diseases describe positive attributes of molecules or technologies under investigation and the rationale for developing them into therapeutics. The originality and potential value of this book is not in the description of these targets or technologies from the point of view of their structure or mechanism of action exclusively, but rather, in making an effort to critically address the question of what is needed to move these technologies into the clinic. Has the technology not made it past the preclinical stage and why? Has it already been tested in humans and failed? What are the potential reasons behind those failures? What do experts in each field believe can be done better to increase the probabilities of success? In addition, the authors address the competitive landscape and summarize clinical studies that have failed in the respective area. They talk about the patient populations that would be required for the successful conduction of a clinical trial to test certain molecules, and they proactively share their views regarding both the potential and the drawbacks of targets or methodologies.
This thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative reference Fascial Release for Structural Balance includes all of the most current research on the role of fascia and myofascia in the body, and how treatment affects it. James Earls and Thomas Myers have taken advantage of more sophisticated testing to explore in greater detail the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making this updated edition an even more essential guide. Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help with many chronic conditions that their clients suffer from, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing the strains that may contribute to the patient's ongoing aches and pains and leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. The authors argue that approaching the fascia requires "a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques." Offering a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through "bodyreading," the book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. Earls and Myers, both respected bodywork professionals, provide any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy-including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists-the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients' shape and structure.
Over the past decade, there have been a large number of important studies related to fluid management for the surgical patient, resulting in confusion on this critical aspect of patient care. Proper fluid therapy in the perioperative setting has always been important but has only recently had concrete outcome-based guidelines. This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date and practical summary book on the topic.
Take your OT educational skills to the next level! Best Practices in Occupational Therapy Education is a must-have resource that showcases successful methods and practices in occupational therapy education. This unique book provides the information that can help you improve your skills to become an even more effective contemporary occupational therapy educator. Edited by Patricia Crist and Marjorie E. Scaffa, who previously collaborated on Education for Occupational Therapy in Health Care: Strategies for the New Millennium, Best Practices In Occupational Therapy Education highlights OT training methods proven effective by top OT educators. The book examines the effects of level II fieldwork on clinical reasoning in occupational therapy and on the professional development of fieldwork students in terms of occupational adaptation, clinical reasoning, and client-centeredness. It also shows how to promote professional reflection through problem-based learning evaluations and activities; how OT students' personality types affect the teaching and learning strategies that work best with them; and how to integrate evidence-based practice into students' academic and fieldwork experiences. This results-oriented text examines important concepts and approaches in teaching occupational therapy, such as: Web-based supports for occupational therapy students during level II fieldwork ways to facilitate creative thinking and memory, motivate students, and promote positive learning outcomes using evaluation activities in problem-based learning to help students develop professional reflection skills customizing your instructional delivery methods to the specific needs of your students balancing tradition with innovation education specifically aimed at community-based practice the benefits of online learning methods for developing cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and active listening skills The teaching approaches in Best Practices in Occupational Therapy Education are clear and concrete, and include outcomes that support each thesis or learning objective. This analysis of best practices in occupation therapy education is an essential tool for educators that you'll refer to again and again.
Family-centered interventions and vignette-style case examples appear throughout. Academicians (in the systems chapters) and clinicians (in the sections on settings, supports, and case studies) provide a balance of theory and practice. Disease-specific case studies highlight multisystem involvement of many common pediatric diagnoses, build critical thinking skills, and demonstrate real-life applications. Content follows the practice patterns set by APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Organizational structure uses the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model--the first text to do so. Narrated video recordings online with closed captioning of children with disabilities being evaluated and receiving intervention.
The Physics of Conformal Radiotherapy: Advances in Technology provides a thorough overview of conformal radiotherapy and biological modeling, focusing on the underlying physics and methodology of three-dimensional techniques in radiation therapy. This carefully written, authoritative account evaluates three-dimensional treatment planning, optimization, photon multileaf collimation, proton therapy, transit dosimetry, intensity-modulation techniques, and biological modeling. It is an invaluable teaching guide and reference for all medical physicists and radiation oncologists/therapists that use conformal radiotherapy.
Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to the present, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public health campaigns in shaping these views. While hefty bodies were once a sign of power, today those who struggle to lose weight are considered poor in character and weak in mind. Vigarello traces the eventual equation of fatness with infirmity and the way we have come to define ourselves and others in terms of body type. Vigarello begins with the medieval artists and intellectuals who treated heavy bodies as symbols of force and prosperity. He then follows the shift during the Renaissance and early modern period to courtly, medical, and religious codes that increasingly favored moderation and discouraged excess. Scientific advances in the eighteenth century also brought greater knowledge of food and the body's processes, recasting fatness as the "relaxed" antithesis of health. The body-as-mechanism metaphor intensified in the early nineteenth century, with the chemistry revolution and heightened attention to food-as-fuel, which turned the body into a kind of furnace or engine. During this period, social attitudes toward fat became conflicted, with the bourgeois male belly operating as a sign of prestige but also as a symbol of greed and exploitation, while the overweight female was admired only if she was working class. Vigarello concludes with the fitness and body-conscious movements of the twentieth century and the proliferation of personal confessions about obesity, which tied fat more closely to notions of personality, politics, taste, and class.
"Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine" is an icon in the field of transfusion and the first edition was published in 1951. The book arose from the concept of the transfusionist, as both scientist and expert consultant. For many years, this text has provided the primary, and often the sole, reference for detailed information and practical experience in blood transfusion. The book is completely revised and updated throughout to include the latest advances and developments in the field.
Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farms is a touching view of an inspirational residential care program for autistic adolescents and adults. This compelling book focuses on adult autism treated through the concepts used at Bittersweet Farms, an 80-acre farm in northwest Ohio. Through historical rationale for a therapeutic community, a comparison between the Bittersweet Farms model and treatment settings in the United Kingdom, specific treatments and training programs at Bittersweet Farms, and staff, parent, and resident viewpoints, the innovative program--based on the premise that adults with autism continue to need special care and training throughout their lives--is brought to life. Divided into three sections, Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farms returns repeatedly to the concept behind the program--molding autistic adults into contributing members of society in their own ways. Section One includes a potpourri of information, giving a glimpse of the range of models available for treatment and what makes each program a success. Taking a closer look at program considerations within various community settings, the second section examines behavior modification techniques in training autistic children and educating their parents. As politics play an important role in developing an innovative care program like Bittersweet Farms, the final section delves into regulations and funding for different types of residential care programs. Ending on a very human and optimistic note, section three closes with three personal accounts of life and work at Bittersweet Farms from a staff member, a resident, and a parent, with each praising a different aspect of the total person care environment of Bittersweet Farms. Occupational and physical therapists, policymakers, educators, and parents of autistic children will be encouraged from reading this outstanding book.
This sensitive book provides a much-needed compilation and description of OT programs for the care of individuals disabled by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Focusing on the disabled individual, the family, and the societal responses to the injured, this comprehensive book covers the spectrum of available services from intensive care to transitional and community living. Both theoretical approaches to the problems of brain injury as well as practical treatment techniques are explored in Occupational Therapy Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury. The processes of assessment and intervention are vital to the recovery of brain-injured patients and this thorough book devotes two chapters specifically to assessment and several chapters on intervention and family involvement. This useful volume contains information about rehabilitation from coma to community, 'as well as numerous other approaches.The findings and treatment suggestions presented here are applicable to many helping professionals working with TBI patients. Health care practitioners working with brain injured persons and their families in both institutional and community contexts, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, and psychologists and social workers involved with assessment will find this an invaluable addition to their professional references.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has altered the landscape of health care by forcing behavioral health workers from their silos into a rapidly changing, fast-paced, integrative care setting of increased accountability and accessibility. In order to survive in this transition, behavioral health care will have to be transportable beyond traditional one-to-one psychotherapy models, be viewed as a less consumable commodity, and be able to efficiently treat the myriad of comorbid psychological disorders that are present in every area of medicine. Fortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has a long tradition of empirical success with a wide variety of clinical disorders in youth. Accordingly, CBT provides a robust platform from which to launch new clinical models and delivery systems beyond the limitations of a single-disorder paradigm to target transdiagnostic factors that perpetuate psychological disorders in youth. This book begins by briefly reviewing the challenges that clinicians face, working with children in the new health care era. The book then discusses trauma focused CBT for children with developmental disabilities; CBT for informal cancer caregivers; CBT in pain management of adult chronic nonmalignant pain patients; and CBT for rheumatoid arthritis.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Parenteral Nutrition, Second Edition is an easy-to-understand, evidence-based guide for determining the need for parenteral nutrition, ordering nutrient solutions, monitoring patient response to therapy, and coordinating care with patients, caregivers, and other members of the healthcare team. Topics include the following: Practitioner indications for parenteral nutrition. Information on vascular access, delivery systems and intravenous pumps. Research on parenteral nutrients and formulations. Initiation, advancement, and acute complications with parenteral nutrition. Information on metabolic complications of long-term parenteral nutrition. Parenteral nutrition information for in the home and at alternate sites. An expanded chapter on the Nutrition Care Process addresses nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring and evaluation as it applies to the delivery of parenteral nutrition. Appropriate for students to the advanced practitioner, this pocket guide is an indispensable resource.
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