Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
Author: Maggi A. Budd,Sigmund Hough,Stephen T. Wegener,William Stiers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN: 3319340344
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

This easy-access guide summarizes the dynamic specialty of rehabilitation psychology, focusing on real-world practice in the medical setting. It begins by placing readers at the frontlines of practice with a solid foundation for gathering information and communicating effectively with patients, families, and staff. The book’s topics run a wide gamut of patient conditions (neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular), related problems (sleep and fatigue issues, depression) and practitioner responses (encouraging coping and compliance, pediatric and geriatric considerations). Models of disability and adaptation, review of competency concerns, and guidelines for group and individual therapy offer evidence-based insights for helping patients manage their health conditions, benefit from rehabilitation interventions, and prepare for their post-rehabilitation lives and activities. Coverage spotlights these core areas: ·Basics and biopsychosocial practicalities, from behavioral medicine and psychopharmacology to ethical and forensic issues. ·Populations, problems, and procedures, including stroke, TBI, substance abuse, transplants, and severe mental illness. ·Assessment and practical interventions such as pain, anxiety, cognitive functioning, and more. ·Consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teams. ·Practice management, administration, and professional self-care. ·Research, technology, and program evaluation. Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation is an essential professional development tool for novice (and a refresher for veteran) psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as rehabilitation physicians, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It presents in depth both the hallmarks of the specialty and the nuts and bolts of being a valuable team player in a medical setting.

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
Author: Maggi A. Budd,Sigmund Hough,Stephen T. Wegener,William Stiers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9783319340333
Category: Clinical psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

This easy-access guide summarizes the dynamic specialty of rehabilitation psychology, focusing on real-world practice in the medical setting. It begins by placing readers at the frontlines of practice with a solid foundation for gathering information and communicating effectively with patients, families, and staff. The book?s topics run a wide gamut of patient conditions (neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular), related problems (sleep and fatigue issues, depression) and practitioner responses (encouraging coping and compliance, pediatric and geriatric considerations). Models of disability and adaptation, review of competency concerns, and guidelines for group and individual therapy offer evidence-based insights for helping patients manage their health conditions, benefit from rehabilitation interventions, and prepare for their post-rehabilitation lives and activities. Coverage spotlights these core areas: ·Basics and biopsychosocial practicalities, from behavioral medicine and psychopharmacology to ethical and forensic issues. ·Populations, problems, and procedures, including stroke, TBI, substance abuse, transplants, and severe mental illness. ·Assessment and practical interventions such as pain, anxiety, cognitive functioning, and more. ·Consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teams. ·Practice management, administration, and professional self-care. ·Research, technology, and program evaluation. Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation is an essential professional development tool for novice (and a refresher for veteran) psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as rehabilitation physicians, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It presents in depth both the hallmarks of the specialty and the nuts and bolts of being a valuable team player in a medical setting.

Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Author: Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD,Stephen Schaaf, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 0826162266
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a concise but broad reference dedicated to the day-to-day needs of those in physiatric practice, including trainees and other clinicians faced with rehabilitation problems. Contributors from leading rehabilitation programs and centers come together in this unique handbook to provide expert guidance into management techniques for a variety of diagnoses and clinical problems. Structured in its approach and focused on clinical care delivery, this essential resource is designed to help practitioners navigate the PM&R landscape with insight into conditions and issues encountered in everyday practice regardless of setting. Designed for on-the-go reference, chapters are organized within sections from A to Z, beginning with management by diagnosis to address topics spanning the spectrum of practice from amputations and prosthetics, cardiac rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, and stroke to traumatic brain injury plus more. A dedicated section focusing on musculoskeletal management of common injuries throughout the body is followed by reviewing management for a range of problems, including but not limited to anxiety, bladder and bowel, fatigue, infections, pain management, and seizures. A final section evaluates diagnostics, modalities, equipment, and technology to explore topics of EEG, EMG, neuropsychological evaluation, tracheostomy, and more. Throughout, chapters feature core definitions for the disorder or problem, its etiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic approaches, treatment methods, functional prognosis and outcomes, and suggested order sets in a systematic manner for targeted access. Complete with flow charts, diagrams, and tables, Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the essential manual to all topics PM&R. Key Features: Addresses management by diagnosis and problem for the full range of physiatric conditions and injuries Portable size and format for quick point-of-care problem-solving Provides inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinic order sets for the most common diagnoses Loaded with need-to-know assessment and rating scales, practice guidelines, and more

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings
Author: Dominic A. Carone,Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN: 0190674245
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings Book Excerpt:

This is the first book devoted to the topic of validity assessment in rehabilitation contexts and is written by two board certified psychologists with extensive experience in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. This book describes (a) why validity assessment is important, (b) validity assessment methods, and (c) special topics related to validity assessment in rehabilitation psychology (e.g., managing invalid presentations, mild traumatic brain injury, forensic and disability applications, ethical considerations). Although primarily intended for the rehabilitation psychologist who is new to the topic of validity assessment, this book is also designed to be helpful to other rehabilitation specialists, students and trainees, and psychologists experienced in validity assessment, including neuropsychologists.

Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries
Author: Jacqueline E. Reznik,Joshua Simmons
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN: 0729587606
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries Book Excerpt:

Specialised chapters about biomechanics, paediatric spinal cord injury and high cervical injuries Insight into the lived experience of individuals with a spinal cord injury Documentation of the patient journey from injury to total rehabilitation Practical information on mobility devices and returning to driving Appendix of common assessments for spinal cord injuries Includes an eBook with purchase of the print book

Telerehabilitation E Book

Telerehabilitation  E Book
Author: Marca Alexander
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-11-28
ISBN: 0323824943
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telerehabilitation E Book Book Excerpt:

Offering significant benefits to both healthcare providers and patients, telerehabilitation is a key component in the future of rehabilitation care. Telerehabilitation: Principles and Practice provides expert information from experienced practitioners in the field, covering the wide range of patients seen in a rehabilitation medical practice or a hospital-based system. It provides quick access to information on common rehabilitation diagnoses and practices and how you can best use telerehabilitation to provide timely, effective care to every patient. Clearly explains the benefits and utility of telerehabilitation for improving access to care and outcomes for various patient populations. Uses a reader-friendly format based on diagnosis of specific disorders and common problems. Covers telerehabilitation for spinal cord injury, stroke, and cancer rehabilitation, amongst other diagnoses. Discusses key topics in telerehabilitation such as musculoskeletal concerns, integrative health, physical and occupational therapy. Features discussions of the use of telerehabilitation for care of psychologic, bladder, bowel, and sexual concerns. Ideal for telemedicine professionals, physiatrists in practice or residency administrators, as well as physical and occupational therapists.

Management and Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries

Management and Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries
Author: Hyŏn-yun Ko
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 915
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811902283
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management and Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the rehabilitation care of persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders draws on the ever-expanding scientific and clinical evidence base to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed in order to make optimal management decisions during the acute, subacute, and chronic phases. The second edition re-organized contents as more clinically practical use, consisting of 48 chapters. Also, new chapters such as kinesiology and kinematics of functional anatomy of the extremities are added as well. Readers will also find chapters on the basics of functional anatomy, neurological classification and evaluation, injuries specifically in children and the elderly, and psychological issues. The book will be an invaluable aid to assessment and medical care for physicians and other professional personnel in multiple specialties, including physiatrists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, internists, critical care physicians, urologists, neurologists, psychologists, and social workers.

The Neuroscience of Spinal Cord Injury

The Neuroscience of Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Rajkumar Rajendram,Victor R. Preedy,Colin R. Martin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 0323995764
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Spinal Cord Injury Book Excerpt:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury will enhance readers’ understanding of the complexities of the diagnosis and management of spinal cord injuries. Featuring chapters on drug delivery, exercise, and rehabilitation, this volume discusses in detail the impact of the clinical features, diagnosis, management, and long-term prognosis of spinal cord injuries on the lives of those affected. The book has applicability for neuroscientists, neurologists, clinicians, and anyone working to better understand spinal cord injuries. Spinal injury affects about 10 million people annually worldwide, impacting on the family unit and causing lifelong disabilities, with varied symptoms including paresthesia, spasticity, loss of motor control, and often severe pain. Cellular, Molecular, Physiological, and Behavioral Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury will enhance readers’ understanding of the biological and psychological effects of spinal cord injury. Featuring chapters on gene expression, metabolic effects, and behavior, this volume discusses in detail the impact of spinal cord injury to better understand the underlying pathways and processes. The book has applicability for neuroscientists, neurologists, clinicians, and anyone working to better understand these injuries. Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury: Covers both the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury Contains chapter abstracts, key facts, dictionary, and summary points to aid in understanding Features chapters on epidemiology and pain Includes MRI usage, biomarkers, and stem cell and gene therapy for management of spinal cord injury Discusses pain reduction, drug delivery, and rehabilitation Cellular, Molecular, Physiological, and Behavioral Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury: Summarizes the neuroscience of spinal cord injury, including cellular and molecular biology Contains chapter abstracts, key facts, dictionary, and summary points to aid in understanding Features chapters on signaling and hormonal events Includes plasticity and gene expression Examines health and stress behaviors after spinal cord injury

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook
Author: Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 1351230883
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Book Excerpt:

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.

A Handbook of Geriatric Neuropsychology

A Handbook of Geriatric Neuropsychology
Author: Shane S. Bush,Brian P. Yochim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2022-07-08
ISBN: 1000588718
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook of Geriatric Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

A Handbook of Geriatric Neuropsychology: Practice Essentials (Second Edition) brings together experts in the field to integrate the knowledge and skills needed to understand and treat older adults who are experiencing problems with memory and other thinking skills. With three new sections, including coverage of other conditions beyond neuropsychological disorders, special assessment contexts, and more on interventions and ethics, as well as multiple new chapters, and significant updates from the first edition, this book provides a strong foundation for clinicians, educators, and researchers invested in the wellbeing of older adults. The impact and experience of aging, like the practice of neuropsychology, evolves over time. Similarly, through advances in science and professional techniques, neuropsychological practice has continued to evolve. Neuropsychological evaluation remains the most effective method of diagnosing age-related cognitive decline, cognitive difficulties that result from psychological factors, and other related disorders, as well as determining how the various disorders impact functioning and quality of life. This book explores these areas and offers state-of-the-art assessment techniques to assess changes in cognition and behavior and to distinguish normal changes from neuropathology. This book is a go-to resource and key reference for psychologists who serve older adults with known or suspected cognitive problems, as well as those who are invested in promoting brain wellness. It provides much of the information needed to establish and improve foundational and functional competencies in geriatric neuropsychology and establish practices that are personally and professionally rewarding, all aimed at promoting the understanding and wellbeing of older adults.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality

The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality
Author: Russell Shuttleworth,Linda Mona
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-01-06
ISBN: 0429952309
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a much-needed holistic overview of disability and sexuality research and scholarship. With authors from a wide range of disciplines and representing a diversity of nationalities, it provides a multi-perspectival view that fully captures the diversity of issues and outlooks. Organised into six parts, the contributors explore long-standing issues such as the psychological, interpersonal, social, political and cultural barriers to sexual access that disabled people face and their struggle for sexual rights and participation. The volume also engages issues that have been on the periphery of the discourse, such as sexual accommodations and support aimed at facilitating disabled people's sexual well-being; the socio-sexual tensions confronting disabled people with intersecting stigmatised identities such as LGBTBI or asexual; and the sexual concerns of disabled people in the Global South. It interrogates disability and sexuality from diverse perspectives, from more traditional psychological and sociological models, to various subversive and post-theoretical perspectives and queer theory. This handbook examines the cutting-edge, and sometimes ethically contentious, concerns that have been repressed in the field. With current, international and comprehensive content, this book is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in the areas of disability, gender and sexuality, as well as applied disciplines such as healthcare practitioners, counsellors, psychology trainees and social workers.

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   E Book
Author: Cheryl L. Pollard,Sonya L. Jakubec
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2022-05-07
ISBN: 0323778801
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide psychiatric mental health nursing care in Canada! Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to provide a clear understanding of this often-intimidating subject. It provides a foundation in nursing techniques and a guide to psychobiological disorders such as bipolar and depressive disorders, trauma interventions, and interventions for distinct populations such as children and older adults. Adapted to meet the needs of Canadian nurses by Cheryl L. Pollard and Sonya L. Jakubec, this market-leading text prepares you for practice with real-world examples presented within a Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context. Canadian focus throughout includes key considerations such as our nation’s cultural and social diversity with federal/provincial/territorial distinctions. Canadian research and statistics reflect mental health and mental health practice in Canada. Research Highlight boxes are updated with examples of Indigenous research methodologies by Indigenous researchers and settler allies. DSM-5 boxes provide criteria for disorders covered by the American Psychological Association. Learning features include key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews, reinforcing important information and helping to apply textbook content to the clinical setting. Assessment Guidelines boxes summarize the steps of patient assessment for various disorders. Drug Treatment boxes feature the most current generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada. Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and care givers. Integrative Therapy boxes highlight the different types of therapy may be used to enhance treatment. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural safety in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations. NEW! Safety Tip boxes highlight important issues of safety for psychiatric mental health care, patient experiences, and nursing interventions. NEW! Added mental health content covers Indigenous populations, migrant populations, and gender differences with a focus on cultural safety, equity-informed approaches, relational and trauma-informed practices. Updated Chapter 29 covers recovery, survivorship, and public mental health approaches. Enhanced topics include substance use disorders, harm reduction, and support among nurses; changes related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation; and mental health in view of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holistic Health Care Accreditation First Edition 2018

Holistic Health Care Accreditation   First Edition   2018
Author: Holistic Health Care Resources
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-05-05
ISBN: 1387454706
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holistic Health Care Accreditation First Edition 2018 Book Excerpt:

On behalf of the Holistic Health Care Accreditation (HHCA) and the commission on Accreditation, it is a distinct honor and privilege to offer the international criteria that is committed to improve patient safety, and enhance safety environment for health care providers through the provision of education, consultation, research publications, and evaluation services.

Advanced Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists

Advanced Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists
Author: Giles Gyer,Jimmy Michael
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0857013955
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists Book Excerpt:

Develop your knowledge of chiropractic and osteopathy with this comprehensive guide to advanced skills and peripheral manipulation techniques. This practical handbook takes into account the latest research, highlighting the neurophysiological effects of these techniques, and providing clear, step-by-step guidance from experienced manual therapists. Covering key topics such as the effects of manipulation on organs, working in sports settings, and motion palpation misconceptions, the book demonstrates how to work with a range of joints with advice on diagnostics, contraindications and safety precautions. This is an expert collaboration between professions and can be used as the go-to clinical handbook for all manual therapists.

Digital Methods in Developing Textile Products for People with Locomotor Disabilities

Digital Methods in Developing Textile Products for People with Locomotor Disabilities
Author: Bianca Aluculesei,Sybille Krzywinski,Antonela Curteza,Manuela Avadanei
Publsiher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1644901544
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Methods in Developing Textile Products for People with Locomotor Disabilities Book Excerpt:

In the United States, there are 3-4 million wheelchair users, with the number steadily increasing. This book focuses upon the design of garments for wheelchair-users by considering the shape of the body while in the sitting position, the needs of the user (functionality, fashionability, ease-of-use, affordability, safety), as well as the characteristics and properties of the materials used. The book references 186 original resources and includes their direct web link for in-depth reading. Keywords: Disabilities, Clothing for Disabled Persons, Wheelchair Users, Paraplegia, Functional Clothes, Kinematic Model, Scanning Procedure, 2D-3D/ 3D-2D Virtual Prototype, Body Posture Simulation, Virtual Pattern Making, Garment Fit Simulation.

Nanomedicine for the Treatment of Disease

Nanomedicine for the Treatment of Disease
Author: Sarwar Beg,Mahfoozur Rahman,Md. Abul Barkat,Farhan Jalees Ahmad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 0429758839
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomedicine for the Treatment of Disease Book Excerpt:

This new volume, Nanomedicine for the Treatment of Disease: From Concept to Application, looks at the application of nanomedicines with a particular focus on their use in the treatment of diseases. The chapters in this volume, contributed by eminent scientists, researchers, and nanotechnologists from across the globe, highlight key advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the area of application of nanomedicines for disease treatment. They explore the design and development of therapeutic nanocarriers for targeting drugs for satiating the demands of disease treatment process. The volume explores the use nanomedicines for the diagnosis and treatment of a multitude various diseases and health conditions, including respiratory diseases, neurological disorders, genetic diseases, pulmonary fungal infections, neuroAIDS, cardiovascular disorders, gastric and colonic diseases, skin disorders, cancer, brain tumors, leishmaniasis and other visceral diseases, hypertension, and ocular diseases.

Community Public Health Nursing E Book

Community Public Health Nursing   E Book
Author: Mary A. Nies,Melanie McEwen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 803
Release: 2022-10-01
ISBN: 0323831850
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Public Health Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

Master the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 8th Edition discusses the nurse’s role in population health promotion with a unique "upstream" preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how nurses can take an active role in social action and health policy — especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. This edition integrates the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model to help you prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX®. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you’ve just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention. UNIQUE! Social justice approach promotes health for all people, emphasizing society’s responsibility to protect all human life and ensure that all people have their basic needs met, such as adequate health protection. UNIQUE! Veterans’ Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of military veterans. Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions. UNIQUE! "Upstream" focus addresses contributing factors of poor health and promotes community efforts to address potential health problems before they occur. Case studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples. UNIQUE! Photo novellas — stories in photograph form — show real-life clinical scenarios and highlight the application of important community/public health nursing roles. Consistent pedagogy at the beginning of each chapter includes learning objectives, key terms and chapter outlines to help you locate important information and focus your study time. Clinical Examples present snippets of real-life client situations. Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community. Research Highlights introduce you to the growing amount of community/public health nursing research literature. Ethical Insights boxes present situations of ethical dilemmas or considerations pertinent to select chapter topics. NEW! Online case studies for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN) provide you with the necessary tools to prepare for the NGN. NEW! Overview of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model provides information on the latest recommendations to promote evidence-based client decisions. NEW! Healthy People 2030 boxes highlight the most current national health care goals and objectives throughout the text.

Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement

Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement
Author: Williams, Richard D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2022-01-14
ISBN: 1799888622
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement Book Excerpt:

Exceptional education, also known as special education, is often grounded within exclusive and deficit mindsets and practices. Research has shown perpetual challenges with disproportionate identification of culturally and linguistically diverse students, especially Black and Indigenous students. Research has also shown perpetual use of inappropriate placement in more restrictive learning environments for marginalized students, often starting in Pre-K. Exceptional education practitioners often engage in practices that place disability before ability in instruction, behavior management, identification and use of related services, and educational setting placement decisions. These practices, among others, have resulted in a crippled system that situates students with exceptionalities in perceptions of deviance, ineptitude, and perpetuate systemic oppression. The Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement unites current theory and practices to communicate the next steps to end the current harmful practices and experiences of exceptional students through critical analysis of current practices, mindsets, and policies. With the information this book provides, practitioners have the power to implement direct and explicit actions across levels to end the harm and liberate our most vulnerable populations. Covering topics such as accelerated learning, educator preparation programs, and intersectional perspectives, this book is a dynamic resource for teachers in exceptional education, general teachers, social workers, psychologists, educational leaders, organizational leaders, the criminal justice system, law enforcement agencies, government agencies, policymakers, curriculum designers, testing companies, current educational practitioners, administrators, post-grad students, professors, researchers, and academicians.

Agile Procurement

Agile Procurement
Author: Bernardo Nicoletti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 3319610821
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agile Procurement Book Excerpt:

This book is the first of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations and through inter-company relations. Agile Procurement presents the application of the Agile method which optimises and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organisations, agile procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in improving processes. Each chapter of the book presents and substantiates the costs and benefits of process improvement through agile procurement. This is is seen as the integration of Lean Six Sigma and digitization.

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Author: G. Goldstein,Michel Hersen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2000-02-16
ISBN: 9780080540023
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

The field of psychological assessment has been undergoing rapid change. The second edition of this Handbook, published in 1990, appeared at the beginning of a decade marked by extensive advances in assessment in essentially all of its specialized areas. There are many new tests, new applications of established tests, and new test systems. Major revisions have appeared of established tests, notably the Wechsler intelligence scales. The time seemed right for a third edition, since even over the relatively brief period of ten years, many tests described in the second edition have been replaced, and are no longer commonly used. Furthermore, much new research in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive science, and psychopathology have made major impacts on how many tests and other assessment procedures are used and interpreted. This third edition represents an effort to give the reader an overview of the many new developments in assessment, while still maintaining material on basic psychometric concepts in order for it to continue to serve as a comprehensive handbook for the student and professional.