Description : This volume provides information about domestic violence in today’s society. Chapters explore the current landscape; issues of domestic violence in ethnic, racial, and cultural contexts; treatment issues; and intervention recommendations. Features include discussion questions, resources for domestic violence intervention, and legal precedents.
Description : There is growing interest internationally in the contributions which the creative arts can make to wellbeing and health in both healthcare and community settings. A timely addition to the field, the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is the first work of its kind to discuss the role the creative arts have in addressing some of the most pressing public health challenges faced today. Providing an evidence-base and recommendations for a wide audience, this is an essential resource for anyone involved with this increasingly important component of public health practice. The textbook offers key insights for developing new creative arts-based approaches to health and wellbeing, and shows how these can augment established practices within a variety of social settings. Theoretically grounded and with a strong evidence base, this book brings together contributions from both practitioners and researches to provide a comprehensive account of the field. Using international examples, the textbook elucidates the various approaches that have successfully led to improvements in public health, whilst case studies in healthcare practices evaluate the impact of arts-based initiatives in a multitude of international settings, life-course stages, and social milieus. The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is a comprehensive resource that will be essential to anyone with an interest in this increasingly important component of public health practice.
Description : A step-by-step guidebook for advance preparation and early response to school crises This Second Edition of Preparing for Crises in the Schools arrives at a critical moment. With several recent dramatic examples of school violence and other tragedies afflicting communities nationwide, the need for school districts to take proactive measures-rather than merely react to a crisis-is critical. This completely updated edition offers practical plans for laying the important groundwork to ensure that crisis response will be both immediate and thorough in the wake of tragedy. Authored by three school crisis response planning experts, it offers advice on early detection of trouble, developing plans and procedures to intervene with youths quickly and successfully, and conducting a school in-service workshop on crisis response planning and intervention. Essential for counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators alike, this book helps ensure that schools are not caught by surprise when a crisis occurs.
Description : The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents has become a standard reference and working tool for psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other mental health professionals.
Description : The first edition of this textbook, published in 2004, quickly topped the UK bestseller list and is now an established core text for mental health nurses who are trained and in training. This second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate changes to the UK policy context of mental health nursing, the legal framework of mental health care and in light of the 2006 Chief Nursing Officer's (England) Review of Mental Health Nursing, From Values to Action.
Description : Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
Description : Developing countries which invest in better education, healthcare and job training for their young people between the ages of 12 and 24 years of age, could produce economic growth and sharply reduced poverty. With 1.3 billion young people now living in the developing world - the largest-ever youth group in history - the report says there has never been a better time to invest in youth because they are healthier and better educated than previous generations and they will join the workforce with fewer dependents because of changing demographics. The report says that young people make up nearly half of the ranks of the world's unemployed and as, for example, in the Middle East and North Africa region must create 100 million jobs by 2020 in order to stabilize its employment situation. Moreover, surveys of young people in East Asia and Eastern Europe and Central Asia - carried out as research for the report - indicate that access to jobs, along with physical security, is their biggest concern. Far too many young people, some 130 million 15-24 year olds, cannot read or write. Secondary education and skill acquisition make sense only if primary schooling has been successful. This is still far from being the case and efforts have to be reinforced in this area. In addition, more than 20 percent of firms in countries such as Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Estonia and Zambia, rate poor education and work skills among their workforce. Overcoming this handicap starts with more and better investments in youth. The report highlights three areas to promote better investment in the future: expanding opportunities; enhancing capabilities and providing second chances. Expanding opportunities focuses on increasing the quality of education, smoothing the transition to work and providing young people with a platform for civic engagement. Enhancing capabilities involves making young people aware of the consequencesof their actions, especially consequences that will affect them much later in life as well as building their decision-making skills and giving them the right incentives. Providing second chances calls for helping young people recover from missed opportunities through remedial education, retraining treatment and rehabilitation.
Description : Complete Review for NCLEX-RN is a comprehensive review of all content you will encounter in your undergraduate nursing education. Emphasis is on content you will see on the actual exam. The text and CD-ROM include over 4400 questions with rationales, and every question is coded to reflect the current test plan. All questions are written at the application and analysis levels of learning to foster critical thinking. The CD-ROM accompanying this test contains software that allows the student to practice and learn in a similar environment to the actual exam. The choices of learning or test modes on the CD-ROM further enhance the testing experience. A PDA download of 500 questions allows for additional practice and portability!
Description : This new edition of Adjustment and Growth illustrates how psychology provides the basis for meeting many of the challenges of contemporary life. The text's integrated emphasis on diversity promotes a more inclusive view of personal adjustment. Coverage of diversity issues throughout provides reasons why psychologists study human diversity and relates those reasons to issues of personal adjustment.