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'A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same' David Mitchell, author of THE REASON I JUMP 'The book is about how [Henry] grieved for the life that Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does' The Times 'A candid and frequently funny book' Radio Times 'Honest but funny' Sunday Express 'Pell and Normal describe hopes shattered, dreams deferred and victories gained in this brave, funny, and searingly honest memoir' Daily Express Johnny is twenty. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last two decades this is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal, and mother, Angela Pell, have been trying to come to terms with. This is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by autism - it's about the hope, the despair, and the messy, honest, sometimes funny day-to-day world of autism, as well as a wonderful, warm book about the unconditional, unconventional love between a father, a mother and a son.
'This book takes a preventative stance towards dentistry, and investigates everything from breastfeeding to gut bacteria, to uncover how to support a truly healthy mouth.' Psychologies Teeth are often considered the marker of health, attractiveness, success, and even happiness. Yet our approach to dental care has been fearful, costly, and segregated from other parts of the body. We've long known that oral health echoes our overall well-being. But what if we were to flip the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health? Dr Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world's leading dental nutritionist, has forged a new scientific outlook to reshape our perception of dental disease. Through ancestral medicine, epigenetics and an examination of the oral and gut microbiome, Dr Lin has developed food-based principles for a holistic health approach that is literally top-down. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr Lin lays out the dietary program that prevents painful cavities and dental treatment, giving you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. His 40-day meal plan is complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement these practices in your everyday life. Since our mouth is the gatekeeper of our entire body, keeping our oral microbiome balanced is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and wholesome self. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think-in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths.
The health of local populations depends in part upon the considerable contribution clinical academics make to research and teaching alongside their clinical practice. The UK Integrated Academic Foundation Programme offers newly qualified doctors an opportunity to explore academia as a career by developing skills in research, education or leadership/management alongside their clinical training. Being successful in applications for an academic training position, whether AFP, ACF or clinical lectureship, is about preparing and practising the right way - many candidates fail to demonstrate just how good they really are and therefore miss out. This book has been put together using insights from successful trainees and focuses on covering the skills that produce results.
Being healthy doesn't have to be hard. Eating junk food, drinking too much and rarely (or barely) exercising - we've all been there. Sometimes you just need a bit of help, some practical advice and a few words of encouragement to get yourself back on track. Intended for anyone with a busy life, this handbook gets straight to the point, gathering together useful tips, motivational quotes and achievable steps towards a healthier body and a happier mind. No matter where you're starting from or aiming for, there's something here to spur you on, including: Dietary hacks to avoid overeating, improve sleep and reach your ideal weight Good guidance on fats and carbs, which are often misunderstood An honest look at how alcohol can affect your health (and your finances) Easy ways to reduce your alcohol consumption Clever ideas for matching your workout to suit your mood and schedule Sound advice on choosing exercises that keep you motivated
This book describes the biomedical information of albinism to determine the disability of the genetic disorder in albinism (Chapter 1).
Secondly, it describes the international and regional frameworks of disability (Chapter 2). Thirdly, it analyses the human rights perspective of disability as related to albinism (Chapter 3). Human rights apply to all human beings regardless of disability, and focus will be on the relevant Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Fourthly, the book demonstrates the understanding of albinism through beliefs, cultures and superstitions (Chapter 4).
The book suggests a way forward, intending to provide some suggestions and recommendations to improve the life of person with disabilities in general and albinism in particular (Chapter 5).
Finally, the role of non-governmental organisations is analysed - which is to raise awareness, boost the self-esteem of their members, advocate for their needs and possibly lobby for an inclusive society (Chapter 6).
Exam board: CACHE Level: 3 Subject: Health and Social Care First teaching: 2017 First exams: Various dates Master the essay-writing skills and concepts required to succeed in the Level 3 Extended Diploma with this CACHE-endorsed textbook. - Covers all 15 mandatory units of the qualification and the two synoptic external assessments. - Clearly outlines specific learning outcomes for each unit. - Develop students' ability to display evidence and effectively evaluate their performance with dedicated reflective activities. - Help learners develop independent research and writing skills in preparation for the external assessment and higher education.
A revolutionary and definitive new approach to preventing breast cancer, from Board-certified world authority on breast health Dr. Kristi Funk, co-founder of the renowned Pink Lotus Breast Centre, and surgeon to Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. Breasts: An Owner's Manual is a straight-talking, myth and misconception-busting, strategy-filled guide to breast health. Sharing the latest on lifestyle choices that impact your risk factor including food, supplements, hormones and exercise, Dr. Funk demonstrates that you are so much more in control of whether or not you get breast cancer than you could ever dare to think. In fact, unless you carry a genetic mutation associated with breast cancer, the choices you make in your-day-to-day life trumps genetics and family history when it comes to breast cancer risk, every time. Including a unique long-term risk reduction plan for every woman based on her needs, as well as the latest on diagnosis and treatment for women living with and surviving breast cancer, and with a heartfelt Foreword from longtime patient Sheryl Crow, this is a book with a life-saving message for the 1 in 8 women, at the time of writing, who are set to be diagnosed in their lifetime.
Proven, approachable, and part of a complete nursing fundamentals solution, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition , instills an exceptional foundation for clinical confidence and effective patient-centered care. This bestselling fundamentals solution is easy to read and rich with student-friendly features that help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills to succeed in their nursing education. Trusted content not only details the basics of nursing-health promotion, the use of scientific rationales, and the approved nursing process-but also builds essential patient safety, communication, and critical thinking capabilities. This edition adds new features that encourage reflection, highlight QSEN-related content, and familiarize students with emerging technology they will likely encounter in practice. A new informatics chapter prepares students for their important role working with emerging health information technology and managing patient data. Case-based clinical scenarios put chapter concepts in a realistic context, and content throughout integrates seamlessly with a suite of teaching and learning tools to bring the entire nursing continuum to life and equip students to excel throughout their nursing careers. Features New! Reflective Practice Leading to Personal Learning callouts cultivate a person-centered approach to nursing care. New! Clinical vignettes personalize the clinical application of concepts and integrate with vSim for Nursing for patient-specific reinforcement of commonly encountered scenarios and conditions. New! Technology Alerts familiarize students with emerging devices and software they'll likely encounter in the clinical setting. New! Informatics chapter reflects the increasingly important role of data and information technology in patient care. New! QSEN boxes in every chapter help students ensure compliance with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies. NEW! Legal Alerts help students ensure compliance with important laws and considerations related to clinical practice. New! Watch & Learn Videos clarify key concepts and procedures in engaging detail. Revised! Illustrated Concept Maps engage visual learners, simplify complex topics, and strengthen students' clinical reasoning skills. Case scenarios in each chapter encourage holistic patient care and reflection on critical thinking questions. PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays guide students through a structured, evidence-based approach to answering clinical questions. Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics. Apply Your Critical Thinking features challenge students to think deeply on key concepts. Patient Care Plans and Skills sections outline streamline students' transition from the classroom to clinical practice. NCLEX-style Review Questions ready students for the NCLEX exam experience.
Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 14th Edition . A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for over a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse's role in caring for and educating patients and families within today's complex health care delivery system. Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills. Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice. Key Features in the 14th Edition: NEW! New chapter on assessment and management of patients with obesity including expanded content on gastric and duodenal disorders. NEW! Interdisciplinary feature in every chapter. Nursing students should be educated in an environment that provides such interdisciplinary educational experiences based on mutual understanding and respect and designed to enhance the practice of each discipline. EXPANDED! Immunodeficiency chapter includes updated HIV infection and AIDS content. UPDATED! The following units have been revised Immunologic Function, Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function, and Metabolic and Endocrine Function. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing , 12e. Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition's Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care. UPDATED! The unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online. Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises . Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field. Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book. The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow. Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care , and Critical Care sections More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts , Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts , Ethics and Related Issues Charts , and Pharmacology Charts and tables. Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and updated Home Care Checklists Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice. Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life.
Following the success of previous editions, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses continues to be an excellent reference resource in anatomy and physiology for students of nursing and allied health, as well as for healthcare assistants and those studying Foundation degrees or diplomas in health studies. Its easy-to-understand approach and small size make it an excellent revision tool and invaluable to take on placements. Now enhanced with full colour illustrations throughout, this book is the perfect guide to aid learning and understanding. This new edition includes: Clear text, diagrams, images and tables to aid the learning process Learning objectives to help with learning and revision Questions to test your knowledge Clinical examples to help relate the theory to practice Full colour images for the most effective reference Clear text, diagrams, images and tables to aid the learning process Learning objectives to help with learning and revision Questions to test your knowledge Clinical examples to help relate the theory to practice Full colour images for the most effective reference Full colour artwork programme Updated questions for each chapter Updated clinical content, ensure it is up to date and relevant
FOUNDATIONS OF AURAL REHABILITATION: ADULTS, CHILDREN, AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, 4th Edition introduces the fundamentals of rehabilitative audiology and hearing-related speech-language pathology in an easy-to-read style, along with concrete suggestions that help you deliver high-quality services. Designed for both classroom learners and as a reference for seasoned professionals, this widely-used book entwines theory with clinical practice, and presents research-based information for identifying, diagnosing, and treating hearing and communication-related disorders. I Important topics include patient-centered services, counseling, selection and fitting of listening devices, conversational fluency and communication strategies training, auditory training, speechreading, and language and speech promotion. Divided into sections to cover adult and child populations separately, the book distills readings into important "Take Home" points, and illustrates with representative research reports, case studies, example procedures, and lively figures. Text box inserts, sidebar bullet points, tables, and quotes from professionals and patients also pique interest, along with key resources and appendices for clinical practice or self-study.
Written and edited by experts in medical interview skills, this second edition takes you through all the important aspects of CT, ST and Registrar interviews and will give you a unique insight into the marking schemes. Through the detailed analysis of 120 medical interview questions, techniques and NHS hot topics, you will gain an invaluable insight into a wide range of common medical interview topics such as - how to talk about your motivation, your skills, experience, strengths and weaknesses; - how to demonstrate your understanding and experience of clinical governance, audit, research and teaching; - how to deal with difficult ethical dilemmas on confidentiality and consent; - how to handle a wide array of difficult colleagues. This book also contains detail of recent NHS reforms and other hot topics which may be discussed at interviews. As well as formal medical interview stations, the book provides advice on how to handle role play, presentation, group discussion and other communication stations.
Fully updated with the latest AAP recommendations, this award-winning guide offers parents balanced, reassuring information to help them manage this condition. Topics include: evaluation and diagnosis, coexisting conditions, behavior therapy, ADHD and academics, the role of medication, and complementary and alternative treatments. Parents will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other caretakers.
"Not only does this book remind us why we need sleep but it also tells us what happens if we don't get enough of it." - Euro Scientist "The Science of Sleep provides us with a realistic, scientific overview of human (and animal) sleep in a wonderfully concise and understandable manner." - MYZA UK We're designed to spend a full third of our lives asleep, yet sleep is increasingly becoming a luxury in busy, modern life. While our bodies insist on sleep - without it we die -, statistics show that insomnia is rampant, and consumes billions in medical bills worldwide. This definitive, illustrated reference guide, written by one of science's most eminent sleep experts, offers an accessible understanding of the science behind sleep. It explains the elements of the sleep state, details the physical functions that aid and challenge a restful night, examines our developing relationship with sleep throughout our lifetimes, and explores sleep disorders and how to remedy them. Use this detailed guide to assess your own personal relationship with sleep, and craft your own approach to having a full night's sleep with maximum physical return.
The original Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First by Tom Kitwood was published by Open University Press in 1997. It was a seminal text in the field of dementia studies and is still cited and referenced as core reading on person-centred dementia care. Tom died unexpectedly, just 12 months after the book was published. This book continues to inspire many people to challenge simplistic paradigms about dementia. Since the original book was written, however, there have been many changes in our understanding of dementia. The editor of this new edition, Dawn Brooker was mentored by Tom Kitwood. She has drawn together a remarkable group of writers to provide a commentary on Kitwood's work. This new edition reproduces the original chapters but provides extra content from subject experts to update the book to a contemporary level. Dementia Reconsidered Re-visited is an ideal main text or supplementary text for all those studying or working in nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, adult education, gerontology and health and social care more generally. "This important book does three things. It brings to a new generation the insight and vision of Tom Kitwood. It highlights the remarkable progress we have made in recent years. But most important of all it reminds us what still needs to be done if we are to fully respect the rights of people with dementia and their family care-givers. Kitwood inspired Alzheimer's Society to knit together research, care, and societal change. We are now re-inspired to make sure all progress is evidenced and evaluated for its impact. We must realise the enormous opportunities the digital age offers people affected by dementia but in doing so constantly listen to and learn from their many and varied voices across nations and cultures." Jeremy Hughes CBE, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK
This book is a comprehensive account of the most recent developments in modern ophthalmic optics. It makes use of the powerful matrix formalism to describe curvature and power, providing a unified view of the optical and geometrical properties of lenses. This unified approach is applicable to the design and properties of not only spectacle lenses, but also contact and intraocular lenses (IOL). The newest developments in lens design, manufacturing and testing are discussed, with an emphasis on the description of free-form technology, which has surpassed traditional manufacturing methods and allows digital lenses to be specifically designed with the unique requirements of the user. Other important topics which are covered include modern lens materials, up-to-date lens measuring techniques, contact and intraocular lenses, progressive power lenses, low vision aids, ocular protection and coatings. Providing a broad overview of recent developments in the field, it is ideal for researchers, manufacturers and practitioners involved in ophthalmic optics.
Embrace holistic health and prepare natural health remedies for common ailments with essential oils, herbal remedies and pure foods. Neal's Yard Remedies: Complete Wellness delivers a head to toe guide to self-care for every part of your body. Targeted instructions allow you to tap into the restorative powers of herbs and plants and their therapeutic essential oils and use tried and tested, centuries' old herbal remedies to treat a raft of common ailments. As well as healing remedies, the book explores the key building blocks for optimizing health and wellbeing in each part of the body, pointing you to the top herbs, nutrients, and essential oils each area needs not only to stay well, but to reach the very peak of wellness - whether to boost circulation, enjoy glowing skin, balance gut flora, or maximize energy levels. Guidance is given on incorporating ingredients into everyday regimes, helping you to stay in tip-top health. Guided by the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies, follow step-by-step demonstrations on how to blend your own teas and tinctures; concoct all-natural-ingredient creams; create therapeutic aromatherapy oil blends; discover delicious recipes for sustainable wellness; and master a range of other practical techniques and tips for lifelong wellbeing. Make the most of nature's resources with Neal's Yard Remedies: Complete Wellness.
Childbirth guru Dr Gowri Motha, who practises with Dr Yehudi Gordon - author of Birth and Beyond - shows women how her revolutionary method helps women carry the baby to full term, have less intervention in the birth; feel less pain in labour, and feel happy and in control. * The Gentle Birth method is a concise pregnancy programme combining diverse therapies such as `creative healing' massage, a simple diet, self-hypnosis, reflexology and affirmation techniques * The method was created by Dr Gowri Motha as an alternative to conventional obstetric practise, when she became alarmed at the increasing number of women needing intervention during their births. It teaches expectant mothers how to train their bodies and minds in order to reduce or prevent complications during pregnancy and labour. * This book outlines the Method, with a month-by-month programme explaining how to rebalance the body and tailor it to the optimum condition for the birthing process. It includes guides to treating problems such as: - back pain - nausea - heartburn - fluid retention - stretch marks * The programme offers women a formal framework in which to prepare their bodies and so avoid facing a labour that is unnecessarily long, arduous and traumatic, with significantly lower uptakes of pain relief.
In haar bykans 35 jaar het Shéri Brynard merkwaardige mylpale bereik ten spyte van die feit dat sy as baba met Trisomie-21-Downsindroom gediagnoseer is. Sy vertel hoe die liefde en aanvaarding van diegene naaste aan haar, veral haar ma, Susette, haar gevorm het.
Sy deel met die leser die opwindende avonture op haar pad, die seerkry, vrees, en verliese (die grootste hiervan die dood van haar pa, Jerry), asook die werklikhede waarmee sy as ’n volwassene met Downsindroom gekonfronteer word. Dan gesels haar ma oor ’n lewe in die skaduwee van ’n kind met Downsindroom. Sy deel openhartig haar geloofstryd toe sy gehoor het haar kind het Downsindroom en haar en haar dogter se reis die onbekende in. Shéri – Nes ek is is ’n boek wat grense verskuif, want soos Shéri tereg vra: “Wat is nou eintlik normaal?”
Dié boek herinner die leser juis dat ons as kinders van God elkeen ons volle potensiaal kan bereik, ongeag die uitdagings waarvoor ons te staan kom.
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