Description : Fundamentals of Clinical Practice, Second Edition presents medical students with a comprehensive guide to the social ramifications of a physician's work, and more experienced practitioners with the tools to augment their own patient-centered techniques.
Description : The Management of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems clearly and succinctly provides an up-to-date resource on this topic. It introduces the fundamentals of alcohol and drug misuse as applied to a clinical setting, complete with assessment, diagnostic, and management strategies and tools. The book is organised into four main parts: * the first part sets the context for drug use, including historical aspects, aetiology, assessment, and general treatment considerations * the second part provides details of drugs used, their pharmacology, epidemiology, and specific ways of assessing and treating the problems arising from misuse of each drug * the third part applies the knowledge gained so far by closely examining specific populations in which drug and alcohol issues are especially problematic * the last part is a concise review of specific issues that arise during clinical practice, including aspects of safe prescribing and clinical practice The book presents scholarly information in an understandable and readable format by Australian and New Zealand experts in the field and combines theory and clinical practice. Case histories are used to illustrate important clinical issues, and key practice points and further reading help to guidereaders. The Management of Alcohol and Other Problems is written for medical practitioners in training, but is also intended as an evidence-based reference text for medical staff of all levels of experience.
Description : An indispensable handbook for assisting clients in crisis and intheir journey toward healing Integrating practical training with both research and theory,Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling offers students and professionalsproven hands-on techniques to assist clients in recovery fromcrisis and towards an eventual return to their day-to-daylives. Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, thisreader-friendly guide is filled with lessons on currentevidence-based counseling, how to operate as a client stressmanager, and information on finding resources that facilitateclient resilience. In addition, the author helps counselors improvecounseling effectiveness by gaining a better understanding of theirown strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the importance ofself-care. Stemming from the author's thirty-five years of experience as acrisis counselor, this book contains valuable information on: Crisis theory and intervention models Concepts, techniques, assessment, and treatment for disastermental health work Legal and ethical concerns regarding working with individuals,groups, couples, and families Assessment and instrument selection Main concepts and techniques of brief therapy, motivationalinterviewing, stages of change, positive psychology, grief therapy,client resilience, and spirituality Multicultural crisis counseling techniques centered on age,gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity Counselor self-care complete with case studies and examples Ideal for all mental health professionals looking for guidanceon best practices in crisis counseling, this book is also suitablefor training professionals and counseling students. The bookincludes access to an online instructor's test bank, PowerPointslides, and syllabi in line with 2009 Council for Accreditation ofCounseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards. Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling imparts useful knowledge onlittle utilized crisis counseling abilities, preparing counselorsat every stage to effectively respond to the immediate and lastingaffects of crisis.
Description : A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing: Just the Facts, 8th Edition provides quick access to all of the information you'll need to know in your clinicals. A streamlined format organizes content by body system, using tables, boxes and bulleted lists to simplify lookup. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date guidelines and clinical information in a popular, quick-reference format! The concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting. Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval. A body-systems organization makes it easy to locate specific information, including basic assessment and infection control guidelines, diagnostic tests, basic emergency care procedures, and more. Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers provide quick, easy access to information. Basic facts and figures provide the valuable background frequently needed in early clinical experiences. Abbreviation guidelines are included. An English-to-Spanish Translation Guide helps you communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Thoroughly updated information reflects current nursing practice. New 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines are included. The latest information on infection control is included. Updates include the newest information on pressure ulcers. Includes the latest NANDA diagnoses.
Description : The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.
Description : In the rapidly changing field of pharmacology, it is essential that all those involved in the prescribing or administering of medication to people with mental disorders keep up to date with the latest developments. This book is based on the highly successful course for trainee psychiatrists held twice yearly in Great Britain. Leading psychiatrists
Description : Written by Richard Berry, MD, author of the popular Sleep Medicine Pearls, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. A recipient of the 2010 AASM Excellence in Education award, Dr. Berry is exceptionally well qualified to distill today's most essential sleep medicine know-how in a way that is fast and easy to access and apply in your practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Get clear guidance on applying the AASM scoring criteria. Reinforce your knowledge with more than 350 review questions. Get the answers you need quickly thanks to Dr. Berry's direct and clear writing style. Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including videos demonstrating parasomnias, leg kicks, and more.
Description : Providing a psychological perspective on the use and abuse of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, this Second Edition includes more coverage of the theories of alcohol and other drug use and abuse, as well as broad conceptual issues related to the nature of addiction and recent developments in research methods. Key Features Focuses on alcohol, which is used more widely than any other drug, and the one that is associated with the most societal harm Evaluates important studies on major issues, concepts, and theories rather than providing exhaustive literature reviews Teaches students to become educated consumers of research findings, rather than passive or uncritical recipients Ancillaries A Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/jungstudy with chapter summaries, multiple-choice quizzes, flashcards for glossary items, an annotated list of relevant Web sites, informational QuickTime movies, and SAGE journal articles. A password protected Instructor's Resource Site at www.sagepub.com/jung2einstr includes PowerPoint slides and test questions. Intended Audience This text is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in Drugs and Behavior, Psychology of Addiction, and Drug Abuse Counseling. It can also be used in graduate-levelcourses in Drugs and Behavior and Addiction courses taught in health science, social work, criminal justice, and nursing.