ABC of Palliative Care

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Author: Marie Fallon,Geoffrey Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697618

Category: Medical

Page: 96

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This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.

ABC of Pain

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Author: Lesley A. Colvin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405176210

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Chronic pain is a very common problem, impacting on many patients. Assessment and management can be challenging. The ABC of Pain focuses on the pain management issues often encountered in primary care. Covering major chronic pain presentations, such as musculoskeletal pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain, the ABC of Pain also provides guidance on the management of pain in pregnancy, children, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally ill. Beginning with an overview of the epidemiology of chronic pain, pain mechanisms and the assessment of pain, it then provides practical guidance on interventional procedures and methods of effective pain management. The ABC of Pain is a comprehensive, evidence-based reference. It is ideal for GPs, junior doctors, nurse specialists in primary care, palliative care specialists, and also hospital and hospice staff managing chronically and terminally ill patients.

ABC of Geriatric Medicine

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Author: Nicola Cooper,Kirsty Forrest,Graham Mulley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702379

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings. ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK. ABC of Geriatric Medicine is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge, with links to further information and resources. It is an essential guide where management of the ageing population is a major health issue - for hospital and family doctors, students, nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Introducing Palliative Care

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Author: Robert G. Twycross

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759150

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Developed from the author's training programme that is used in many countries around the world, this manual is designed for professionals working with the terminally ill. The book covers the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care.

ABC of Rheumatology

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Author: Ade Adebajo,Lisa Dunkley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111879320X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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ABC of Rheumatology continues to be a practical and informative guide to the assessment, treatment and management of common rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions within primary care. Fully updated to reflect developments in this fast growing field, the fifth edition covers overviews of all key areas of rheumatology, and includes new chapters on radiology and immunology, as well as expanded coverage on metabolic bone disease, chronic widespread pain, and complex regional pain syndrome. Featuring highly illustrated chapters, boxed summaries and links to further resources, ABC of Rheumatology is an accessible reference for all primary care health professional, general practitioners, family physicians, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.

ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine

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Author: Peter Cantillon,Diana Wood,Sarah Yardley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111889216X

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine is an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced medical teachers. It emphasises the teacher’s role as a facilitator of learning rather than a transmitter of knowledge, and is designed to be practical and accessible not only to those new to the profession, but also to those who wish to keep abreast of developments in medical education. Fully updated and revised, this new edition continues to provide an accessible account of the most important domains of medical education including educational design, assessment, feedback and evaluation. The succinct chapters contained in this ABC are designed to help new teachers learn to teach and for experienced teachers to become even better than they are. Four new chapters have been added covering topics such as social media; quality assurance of assessments; mindfulness and learner supervision. Written by an expert editorial team with an international selection of authoritative contributors, this edition of ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine is an excellent introductory text for doctors and other health professionals starting out in their careers, as well as being an important reference for experienced educators.

ABC of Lung Cancer

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Author: Ian Hunt,Martin M. Muers,Tom Treasure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312413

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Lung Cancer is the most common cause of cancer death and cancer symptoms. The ABC of Lung Cancer is a much needed reference for those treating and caring for patients with lung cancer such as primary care doctors, specialist cancer nurses, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers and other health care professionals. This new title in the ABC series covers the epidemiology and diagnosis of lung cancer, focusing particularly on primary care issues such as what symptoms require urgent investigation, and when to refer to a specialist. This is a practical guide for all those involved in the care of the lung cancer patient, as well as patients and their families and carers.

ABC of COPD

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Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

ABC of Cancer Care

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Author: Carlo Palmieri,Esther Bird,Richard Simcock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118526856

Category: Medical

Page: 104

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ABC of Cancer Care is a practical primary care guide to help health professionals better inform their patients, manage and recognize the common complications of cancers and their treatment, and understand the rationale and implications of decisions made in secondary and tertiary care. It provides coverage of the diagnosis, management, treatment and on-going surveillance of common cancers within the multidisciplinary context of primary care. Individual chapters assess the different treatment options, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and examine their possible side effects. The contribution of clinical trials and new advances in cancer treatment including biological and targeted therapies, robotic surgery and advanced radiotherapy techniques are all described. Other aspects of cancer care, from nursing support and nutrition to psychological care and survivorship, are also covered. Edited by a specialist and general practitioner team, with multidisciplinary contributors, ABC of Cancer Care is ideal for general practitioners, practice nurses, cancer care nurses, medical students, and all healthcare professionals treating and supporting cancer patients. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Clinical Reasoning

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Author: Nicola Cooper,John Frain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119059089

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Being a good clinician is not just about knowledge – how doctors and other healthcare professionals think, reason and make decisions is arguably their most critical skill. While medical schools and postgraduate training programmes teach and assess the knowledge and skills required to practice as a doctor, few offer comprehensive training in clinical reasoning or decision making. This is important because studies suggest that diagnostic error is common and results in significant harm to patients – and errors in reasoning account for the majority of diagnostic errors. The ABC of Clinical Reasoning covers core elements of the thinking and decision making associated with clinical practice – from what clinical reasoning is, what it involves and how to teach it. Informed by the latest advances in cognitive psychology, education and studies of expertise, the ABC covers: Evidence-based history and examination Use and interpretation of diagnostic tests How doctors think – models of clinical reasoning Cognitive and affective biases Metacognition and cognitive de-biasing strategies Patient-centred evidence based medicine Teaching clinical reasoning From an international team of authors, the ABC of Clinical Reasoning is essential reading for all students, medical professionals and other clinicians involved in diagnosis, in order to improve their decision-making skills and provide better patient care.

ABC of Kidney Disease

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Author: David Goldsmith,Satish Jayawardene,Penny Ackland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118493737

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is a practical guide to the most common renal diseases to help healthcare professionals screen, identify, treat and refer renal patients appropriately and to provide the best possible care. Covering the common renal presentations in primary care this highly illustrated guide provides guidance on symptoms, signs and treatments, which tests to use, measures to prevent progression, and when and how to refer. Fully revised in accordance with current guidelines, it also includes organizational aspects of renal disease management, dialysis and transplantation. The appendices contain an explanatory glossary of renal terms, guidance on anaemia management and information on drug prescribing and interactions. The ABC of Kidney Disease, Second Edition is an ideal practical reference for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and for anyone working with patients with renal related conditions.

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses

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Author: Megan Rosser,Helen Walsh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437780

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a key area of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains the palliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying. Engaging with the latest guidelines and curriculum, it highlights the practical and communicative skills required for induction programmes and continuing professional development. KEY FEATURES: A full-colour, student-friendly, introduction to the essentials of palliative, or end of life care A topical and timely subject area, explored clearly and concisely Full of interactive pedagogy and features, including quizzes, multiple choice questions, vignettes/case studies and activities Features a companion website with links to further reading, additional activities and resources, and self-testing interactive multiple choice questions Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses focuses on this area with expert knowledge and compassion, preparing students in order to help them provide the best possible care for their patients and their families.

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

A community based approach for life limiting illness

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Author: Mari Lloyd-Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192529439

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Caring for terminally ill patients and their families is challenging. Patients with life limiting illness require the skills of many professionals but also the support of their community. While most clinicians are comfortable in assessing a broad range of physical problems, it is often the psychosocial issues that prove the most complex. These issues range from psychosocial assessment to the treatment and care of patients with life limiting illnesses. Evaluating emotional, social and spiritual needs, in particular, requires excellent teamwork. This fully-updated and expanded new edition takes a comprehensive look at current practice and provision of psychosocial support as applied to a range of palliative care patients. A number of important areas are covered including community approaches of psychosocial care, neonatal palliative care, the provision of psychosocial care to families, the role of volunteers in supporting palliative care professionals, and the needs of the frail elderly, marginalised patients, and those with dementia. Including multiple case study examples, this highly practical text examines current literature and evidence to demonstrate the best research-based practice in psychosocial care. It is an essential resource for professionals working within hospitals and communities in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, counselling, primary care, and mental health.

ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine

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Author: Adam Low,Jonathan Hulme

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118719638

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine provides the key information required to help health care professionals involved in the movement of critically ill patients to do so safely, correctly and with confidence. Beginning with the practical and clinical considerations to be taken into account during patient transfer and an overview of transfer equipment, it then addresses pharmacological aspects of patient transfer, the roles and responsibilities of the transfer team, and the requirements of neonatal, paediatric and specialist transfers. Mapped against the syllabus for the Diploma of Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), it has been developed as a core resource for the diploma whilst providing an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional involved in the transfer of critically ill patients including anaesthetists, intensivists, nurses from ICU/ED and paramedics. It also includes frameworks for radiology and arterial blood gas interpretation, guidance on patient triage, transfer checklists and equipment checklists, and a summary of the relevant national guidelines. From a multidisciplinary international author team, this new addition to the ABC series is a useful resource for all health care professionals involved in the transfer of patients. It is relevant to anaesthetists, intensivists, paramedics, critical care and emergency department nursing staff who are required to take part in intra and inter hospital transfers.

Music at the End of Life

Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage

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Author: Jennifer L. Hollis

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313362200

Category: Medical

Page: 153

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A practicing music thanatologist provides an insider's history of this remarkable profession, which combines music, medicine, and spirituality to help the terminally ill and their families face the end of life.

ABC of Colorectal Cancer

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Author: Annie M. Young,Richard Hobbs,David J. Kerr

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1444346431

Category: Medical

Page: 80

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Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in which prevention, screening and early detection are vital. Beginning with the patient perspective and following the patient pathway, this new second edition covers epidemiology and prevention, screening programmes, decision support networks, the role of primary care, and supportive care for patients with colorectal cancer. The ABC of Colorectal Cancer provides the core knowledge on clinical genetics, diagnosis, imaging, therapy and surgery options and the latest evidence based guidelines for treating and managing colorectal cancer patients within the multidisciplinary team. Highly illustrated and accessible, it covers the full spectrum of the disease to provide the basis to make a real difference to clinical management. This is an invaluable practical guide for the non-specialist on all aspects of colorectal cancer, and is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older

An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System

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Author: Mark Lachs, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543574

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.

Understanding Loss and Grief for Women: A New Perspective on Their Pain and Healing

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Author: Robert W. Buckingham,Peggy A. Howard Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440857830

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

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This book can enhance everyone's understanding of how women experience loss and grief, and how they transition to resolution. It is an invaluable resource to women and everyone who supports them—spouses, partners, and family members as well as community and government. • Explicates the socially constructed roles of women, in the past and in modern society, to illustrate what has been considered "appropriate" expression and response to loss and grief for women, and to enable a unique understanding the phenomenal loss experience for women • Presents an invaluable framework, as a scaffolding, that allows readers to interrogate their own and others' experiences of loss in a novel, more in-depth way—one that supports improved practice in the helping professions • Includes women's real-life stories that tell their truths of the loss experience and how grief worked through them in transitioning to resolution • Provides seminal information to professional grief counselors, physicians, nurses, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric social workers, as well as students of psychology, sociology, medicine, public health, and women's studies • Allows family members, friends, or partners to better understand what a woman who is experiencing loss and grief is feeling, and instructs how to support healthy transition through grief to resolution

Lobster for Josino

Fabulous Food for Our Final Days

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Author: Peter Morgan-Jones,Rod MacLeod,Prudence Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648241546

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Page: 232

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Dazzling doses of flavour combined with appetising injections of creativity, delivered in just the right way to enjoy for days or decades! Lobster for Josino brings the joy of food to many who might otherwise miss out through practical but expert advice and clever, restaurant-quality recipes. Inspired by a much-loved Sydney chef's final meal request and belief that the sharing of beautiful food is an essential part of life-however long that might be-Lobster for Josino introduces dozens of amazing new taste ideas for everyone to enjoy. '...beautiful food, human contact and kindness -these are all part of the recipe of life. It's what I would wish for at the end of my life and wish it could be so for everyone.' - Maggie Beer 'Food should give pleasure and comfort no matter the stage of life.' - Foreword by Maggie Beer 'This is an excellent book that is so needed. As a scientist who writes about healthy eating, who is passionate about good food and is a board member of the Maggie Beer Foundation, I believe the guidance in this book will enormously benefit patients so that their quality of life is greatly enhanced.' - Professor Ralph Martins AO, Foundation Chair in Ageing and Alzheimer's disease, Edith Cowan University 'HammondCare should be applauded for creating another wonderfully practical tool to improve quality of life through the joy of food for our most vulnerable. This book aligns perfectly with The Lantern Project's values and is a beacon for anyone caring for those in palliative care.' - Cherie Hugo, Founder, The Lantern Project 'As we care for people in our palliative services in hospital or in the community, we often observe that it is the seemingly small but highly personal aspects of choice that bring great joy and comfort. Food is one such choice and this book gives so many delicious ideas and options, no matter how long we have.' - Stewart James, General Manager, HammondCare Health and Hospitals 'Well done Peter and your co-authors. I love this concept! As a clinical dietitian I dearly wished to have such a book to help guide conversation for patients and their loved ones around appetising food and fluid options to improve quality of life.' - Professor Liz Isenring, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

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Author: Keri Thomas,Ben Lobo,Karen Detering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542362

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an essential part of end of life care in the UK and most developed countries. It enables more people to live well and die as they would choose, and has significant implications for the individual person, their family and carers, and our wider society. In the context of an ageing population and increasing possibilities for medical interventions, ACP is a particularly important aspect of quality care. Expanded and fully updated throughout, this new edition gives a comprehensive overview of ACP and explores a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing end of life care. Written by experts from around the world, the book takes a comprehensive look at the subject by exploring the wide range of issues and practicalities in providing ACP; framing the purpose, process, and outcomes of these plans; and providing an important update on national and international research, policy and practice. Chapters also discuss values, goals and priorities, and include detailed case examples to aid best practice. This book is an invaluable resource for all clinicians involved in the caring for people in their final stages of life. It is of particular value to GPs, palliative care specialists, geriatricians, social care teams, researchers and policy leads interested in improving end of life care.