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One of the most notable trends in biomedical science in recent years has been the increasing use of molecular techniques as part of the diagnosis of disease. As such, there is a growing need for students to understand the technological basis of molecular analysis and to have a comprehensive appreciation of their use in diagnosis. Combining coverage of molecular techniques with their application to diagnostic pathology, this book provides students with a thorough and up to date appreciation of the scope of molecular analysis, the principles of the technology used, and thematic diagnostic application. As part of the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series, the book provides a unique blend of theory and practice, featuring a range of learning features to help students assimilate the information presented quickly and effectively. It will be relevant to undergraduate students on a wide variety of biomedical pathways, cutting across traditional discipline boundaries to provide a unified overview of molecular diagnostics.
Learn to develop treatment plans using any theoretical perspectiveUsing compelling client interviews and skill-building exercises, this text shows students how to develop effective case conceptualizations and treatment plans. Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning presents a comprehensive model that simplifies a task that is potentially overwhelming to a student figuring out how to tailor clinical work to the specific background and values of a client. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, including the addition of two new theoretical orientations: feminist perspective and constructivist perspective.Key FeaturesInterviews that challenge students to gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of diverse clients as well as develop an awareness of biases therapists may bring to the treatment processExercises that help students learn to tailor their written treatment plans to the model chosen for supporting client growthTheoretical models that challenge students to think critically about cases using behavioral, cognitive, feminist, emotion-focused, dynamic, family systems, constructivist, and transtheoretical perspectives
Instructor's Resources AvailableVisit http: //www.sagepub.com/pberman2instr/for the password-protected instructor's materials including seven procedures that describe how instructors can use class time to build students skills at developing case conceptualizations and treatment plans; grading criteria; tips for instructor feedback to student work; and essay exam questions.This text is suitable for professionals and students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, psychiatry, social work, human services, and nursing.
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
This story poses a profound question - do we accept the hand that fate deals us, or do we battle to make the most of the life we have and help others in the process? Chris Graham, just 38 years old but already facing the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease, has emphatically chosen the latter. Having lived through a troubled childhood, Chris joined the British Army at a young age and found that the life of a soldier provided him with a much-needed sense of stability. However, his world was turned upside down when, at just 34 years of age, he was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia. This brutal disease had already claimed the life of his father at 42, along with several other members of his family, and tragically had already confined his brother to a nursing home at the age of 43. In his brother's life, Chris could see a terrifying window into his own near future. Chris, though, is an extraordinary human being. Having been handed nothing less than a death sentence, he decided overnight to stand up to this horrendous disease and do something to leave his mark before it was too late. And so it was that last year, Chris embarked on an awareness-raising 16,000-mile solo cycle around North America, armed only with his bike, a sense of humour, and some good old-fashioned British grit. Leaving his ever-supportive wife Vicky and baby son Dexter at home, he took on huge challenges - for instance, the fear that the ability to discern left from right might leave him at any point while navigating an entire continent - and made it home in time for Christmas, determined to spending however long he has left pouring his love and attention into his family life. Five Minutes of Amazing is both the story of Chris' epic journey and of his fight against the disease increasingly being recognised as the defining disease of our generation. Inspiring and heart-rending in equal measure, it's as important as it is moving, and it will touch everyone who reads it.
'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert MacFarlane An astonishing expose of the aftermath of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover up the truth The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe has been actively suppressed. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping account of the consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover it up. As Brown discovers, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented staggering increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers and a multitude of life-altering diseases years after the disaster. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons-testing during the Cold War, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Yet Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning health catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where dangerously radioactive radioactive berries, distorted trees and birth defects still persist today. An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiaoactive fallout from weapons development.
A fascinating account by one of the world's leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures for Parkinson's Disease, and through self-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research.
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.
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING. BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS. SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU. WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING. What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your best friend? It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it. And there's no better way of talking to somebody than with a letter. Nothing else matches the intimacy, care and fulfilment found in sending and receiving letters. A letter can be the greatest gift. It's a keepsake, a captured memory, an heirloom. This book contains everything you need -- from the prompts to get you writing to the paper to write on -- to begin connecting with people in a slower, more personal way. And for you, the writer, it is a mindful, meditative practice; a way back to yourself. Say it with a letter. Spark new conversations, reconnect with old friends, and discover the joy of correspondence.
Cost-benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation that can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile. In this thoroughly updated and revised second edition, Robert Brent expands the scope of the field by including the latest concepts and applications throughout all regions of the world. This book attempts to strengthen the link between cost-benefit analysis and the mainstream health care evaluation field, which is dominated by non-economists. The need to build a bridge between the two is more important than ever before, as the general understanding of cost-benefit analysis appears to have regressed. Case studies are used throughout to explain and illustrate the various methodologies being examined. In addition, the author now covers more of the statistical requirements that are necessary to understand and carry out health care evaluations, and follows an applied economics approach. Ultimately, he resolves a number of disputes and makes some new, but subtle, contributions by reinterpreting, correcting and extending existing work. The book covers the topic in an accessible manner, from the foundations to the frontiers of the field, and clearly explains all the necessary economic principles along the way. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations, Second Edition will be invaluable to students and researchers of health economics, public policy and health care policy, as well as policymakers and health care practitioners. It can also be used as a comprehensive introductory text by anyone with an interest in cost-benefit analysis. From this perspective, the new additional final chapter is particularly useful as it supplies a summary of CBA that highlights the main conclusions of the text in a single chapter.
From a leading internal medicine doctor on the front lines of cardiac research, a proven program for alleviating the number one killer of American women-heart disease-designed exclusively for the female body. In the United States today, heart disease kills more women than breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Though one in four women are affected by this condition, when it comes to diagnosis and treatment, modern medicine does not understand the female heart. A man and a woman demonstrating the same symptoms-chest pain, light-headedness, breathing trouble-will likely receive entirely different treatments. He will be sent to have his heart evaluated; she will receive a prescription for indigestion. Nearly all major studies on heart disease have favored male participants, and while the rate of heart attacks among men is declining, in women of the same age, the number is rising. Nearly 80% of the patients Dr. Mark Menolascino treats are women struggling with symptoms and illnesses involving the heart. In Heart Solution for Women, he shows us how our hearts are the pathway to overall health and teaches women how to care for their own and avoid a life of disease. While the classic risk factors for the disease are well known-obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, and a poor diet-its symptoms manifest differently in women's bodies. For example, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, poor sleep, and widespread pain can also point to heart disease. Many of these symptoms can be masked during pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and menopause only to appear with great force later in life. Featuring a unique, personalized protocol, Heart Solution for Women is an effective and achievable call to action women and their doctors can use to combatting and preventing this debilitating disease.
Healthcare Dynamics for the Specialist Professional Nurse is the first text to present important current healthcare practices in the healthcare environment for specialised nurses and healthcare practitioners at district, provincial and national levels. It examines aspects of healthcare dynamics and comprehensive service delivery for all healthcare institutions, within a framework of health legislation, ethics, and professional practice. In addition to fulfilling the developmental needs of specialised nurses, it is a reference tool for healthcare service management for any practising healthcare professional. This new publication has been peer-reviewed nationally and internationally. It is the result of a collaboration between various academics in the field of nursing and healthcare and is a culmination of their collective experience of management and leadership practice, research and education in the healthcare service context. Healthcare Dynamics for the Specialist Professional Nurse draws on the insight of expert nursing academics, and healthcare practitioners in the private and public sectors. It reviews: specialised healthcare needs and the profile of a community through the lens of health education; the role of formal and in-service education programmes for clinical nurse specialists and other team members to ensure best practice in specialised nursing and healthcare services; programmes for the personal and professional growth of members of a specialised healthcare team; projects in different areas of specialisation that require advisory and facilitative processes; consultancy and referral processes through a client and service-centred process; evaluation of specialised healthcare units, programmes and services through accredited assessment tools; role modelling and mentorship in the specialised healthcare team to develop coping mechanisms for the emotional demand of clinical specialists; professional excellence and competence in ethical, legal and policy frameworks, with a focus on human rights, transformation and advocacy; the empowerment of patients, families and communities to access existing appropriate resources through continuing health education; and quality assurance activities and information systems in specialised healthcare services.
Learn about the human body from the inside out Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. * Understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology * Get to know the body's anatomical structures from head to toe * Explore the body's systems and how they interact to keep us alive * Gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.
This definitive resource from the eminent Oxford Textbooks series, the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia addresses the fundamental principles, underpinning sciences and the full spectrum of clinical practice. It brings together the most pertinent research from on-going scientific endeavours with practical guidance and a passion to provide the very best clinical care to patients. This comprehensive work covers all aspects of anaesthesia; volume one addresses the fundamental principles and the basic sciences whose understanding is required for a logical, effective and evidence-based approach to practice. Volume two focuses on the clinical aspects of anaesthesia, including those aspects of intensive care and pain medicine that are required by all general anaesthetists as well as sections dedicated to procedures, surgical specialities, paediatrics, the conduct of anaesthesia outside the theatre, and concurrent disease. In 91 finely crafted and highly illustrated chapters, experts in anaesthesia review the supporting evidence and key techniques for the clinical management of specific conditions and patient groups. International contributors share their research and extensive experience to provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations in a global context. This essential reference tool supports all anaesthetists seeking an up-to-date and trustworthy account of all aspects of anaesthesia, ideal for reference, study and revision. It will be an indispensable guide to anaesthetists of all grades and subspecialty interest.
Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. A new Chapter 4, Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling, has been added to this best-selling text, along with new examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the what is and the how to of group counseling, the ninth edition incorporates the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success both in the classroom and after it.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art which uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin and stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Safe and easy to learn, with no drug-induced side effects, Acupressure gives you the potential to improve your health and increase your vitality. It includes: Simple techniques to relieve problems such as headaches, arthritis, colds, fatigue, insomnia, backache and depression; Pressure point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function; A 5-minute acupressure routine to maintain health and relieve stress; A way to complement conventional medical care and take a vital role in becoming well and staying well
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