Description : Stay current on the pressing issues affecting chronic fatigue syndrome! Presenting vital new information on the biomedical community’s ongoing struggle to treat this crippling disorder, Innovations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research and Clinical Practice documents the proceedings of the American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome's 5th International Research, Clinical and Patient Conference. This insightful collection of articles by researchers and healthcare professionals deals primarily with two concerns of the AACFS-refining the clinical definition of CFS and renaming the disease to eliminate its negative connotation, and treating the disease through pathophysiological methods. The findings prove essential for healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, and anyone suffering from this disabling and misunderstood disorder. Innovations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research and Clinical Practice includes current research findings on: the “attitudinal impasse” between CFS sufferers and their physicians the effect diagnostic labels have on attributions for CFS subtypes of individuals with CFS based on sociodemographics, illness onset and duration, stressful precipitating events, symptom frequency, and comorbidity characteristics the relationship between comorbid Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and frequency of CFS symptoms health-related personality variables in CFS and multiple sclerosis Innovations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research and Clinical Practice is the latest chapter in the continuing search for understanding and increased awareness of CFS. It is must reading for anyone connected with the disease--personally or professionally.
Description : The clinician-authors of "Self-Esteem: Paradoxes and Innovations in Clinical Theory and Practice"--Richard L. Bednar, M. Gawain Wells, and Scott R. Peterson--provide a unified framework for diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders in which low self-esteem is the common denominator, and through which these and other questions may be addressed. The authors' therapeutic approach identifies habitual patterns of avoidance and teaches coping skills instead. "Self-Esteem: Paradoxes and Innovations in Clinical Theory and Practice" describes an innovative treatment model, including: theoretical and research foundations; a thorough overview of the model; guidance on using the model in clinical settings; case histories and dialogues from actual therapy sessions; discussions of developmental considerations in enhancing coping responses; aspects of the therapeutic relationship; and the role of family relations in the development of self-esteem.
Description : This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques
Description : This book provides an in-depth insight into the Dedicated Education Units (DEU) clinical learning strategy. It shows how DEUs work and explains the concept, philosophy, principles, practical implementation and first-hand experiences of this ground-breaking, global work-integrated learning strategy. It presents the benefits of DEUs and offers insight into how DEUs can provide real options for solving the increasingly complex dilemma of providing more students with more experiences of hands-on practice while reducing costs and ensuring greater numbers of work ready graduates. The book serves as a reference for nurse student education and is particularly salient for those setting up a DEU. It can be used as a springboard for work-integrated learning innovations for all practice-based disciplines. Dedicated Education Units (DEU) provide a flexible clinical learning strategy with a focus on founding principles and adaptation to different clinical contexts rather than a concrete model for clinical learning. DEUs are essentially clinical environments in which students develop a sense of security to explore learning opportunities, knowing there are people present who will ensure they do not make intractable errors; people who will guide and support them to achieve optimal learning. Whilst developed initially for nurse education, DEUs can be adapted to other professional learning settings.
Description : The only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners, this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition’s publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.
Description : This paper was prepared as background material for a workshop, "Improving the Translation of Research Findings into Clinical Practice: the Potential and Problems of Modern Methods of Clinical Investigation," conducted May 3-4, 1989 by the Committee on Technological Innovation in Medicine of the Institute of Medicine. The observations and conclusions in this publication are solely those of the author. This paper is intended to serve as a background document to this workshop. Its objective is to provide a comparative analysis of present-day evaluative strategies employed in the development of new drugs (Chapter 2), medical devices (Chapter 3), and clinical procedures (Chapter 4). Chapter 5 considers the implications of these strategies for the development process and concludes with some opportunities for improving both the effective and efficient translation of biomedical research findings into clinical practice.
Description : Evidence-based practice has become a central part of physiotherapy today, but it is still an area which is constantly expanding and being updated. Written by an international team of experts, this second edition continues to outline the basic definitions of evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning, while detailing how to find and critically appraise evidence and clinical practice guidelines and the steps to follow in the implementation and evaluation of evidence. For those struggling to understand both the concepts and how to implement them, this book will prove to be an invaluable and practical guide. Considers how both quantitative and qualitative research can be used to answer clinical questions Written for readers with different levels of expertise Highlighted critical points and text box summaries (basic) Detailed explanations in text (intermediate) Footnotes (advanced) Presents detailed strategies for searching physiotherapy-relevant databases Extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelines Chapter asking the question: When and how should new therapies be introduced into clinical practice? Search strategies Evaluating quality of interventions Placebo effects Meta-regression