ABC of Palliative Care

Author: Marie Fallon,Geoffrey Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697618

Category: Medical

Page: 96

View: 5226

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

Author: Lesley A. Colvin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405176210

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 2796

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

Author: Nicola Cooper,Kirsty Forrest,Graham Mulley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702379

Category: Medical

Page: 88

View: 7280

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

Author: Robert G. Twycross

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759150

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 5538

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 Learning and Teaching in Medicine

Author: Peter Cantillon,Diana Wood,Sarah Yardley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111889216X

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 4327

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 Kidney Disease

Author: David Goldsmith,Satish Jayawardene,Penny Ackland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118493737

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 4256

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.

ABC of Clinical Reasoning

Author: Nicola Cooper,John Frain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119059089

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 3514

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 Lung Cancer

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312413

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 580

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 Cancer Care

Author: Carlo Palmieri,Esther Bird,Richard Simcock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118526856

Category: Medical

Page: 104

View: 3700

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 COPD

Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 8438

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

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses

Author: Megan Rosser,Helen Walsh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437780

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 3503

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

Author: Mari Lloyd-Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192529439

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9734

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.

Technology, Health Care, and Management in the Hospital of the Future

Author: Eliezer Geisler,Koos Krabbendam,Roel Schuring

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567206234

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 2647

Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. Doctors and hospitals have long resisted joining the digital revolution, said The Wall Street Journal (June 10, 2002.) Now they have no choice. Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. The book is divided into three parts: - Creating Frameworks, which describes organizational changes in future health-care delivery - Future Processes of Healthcare Delivery, which examines different processes of delivery, such as strategic planning, palliative care, and the impact of research knowledge - Emerging Technologies, which addresses technology's potential impact on future care The breadth of contributions and the variety of topics covered make this a truly useful review of the origins and current state of the delivery health care, and what we might reasonably expect in the future. Designed for professionals and academics in health care and health-care technology management, the book will be equally important to people in related disciplines who are also affected in various ways by advances in the health-care system worldwide.

Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Author: Keri Thomas,Ben Lobo,Karen Detering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542362

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 4937

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.

The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate

Author: Demetra M. Pappas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313341877

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 3579

This revealing volume explores recent historical perspectives on the modern euthanasia and assisted-suicide debate and the political arenas in which it has unfolded. * Case studies explain contemporary legal techniques in the handling of euthanasia and assisted-suicide prosecutions, including those involving doctors, nurses, and family members * A chronology shows political events and major cases of medical euthanasia and assisted suicide over the past 100 years * A glossary explains key terms, such as "causation," "intent," "palliative care," and "double effect" * An interdisciplinary bibliography cites significant materials from the fields of history, law, and sociology, as well as major medical journal articles

ABC of Clinical Communication

Author: Nicola Cooper,John Frain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119246970

Category: Medical

Page: 88

View: 9088

Clinical communication underpins safe patient care. The effective health professional sees illness through the patient’s eyes and understands what matters most to him or her. Effectiveness means gathering hard clinical data about the physical changes affecting the patient, understanding why the patient is concerned, conveying this to other health care professionals and involving the patient at every stage of management decisions. The evidence for good clinical communication is well established, although there are challenges. While listening is the basis of sound diagnosis and clinical reasoning, its absence affects patient outcomes particularly when patients are not permitted to make their concerns known or when there are gaps in information flow or communication between the professionals caring for them. The ABC of Clinical Communication considers the evidence pertinent to individual encounters between patients and their health professionals, how to achieve efficient flow of information, the function of clinical teams and developing a teaching programme. Topics covered include: The consultation Clinical communication and personality type Shared decision making Communication in clinical teams Communication in medical records Communication in specific situations, including mental health and end of life Teaching clinical communication The chapter authors are clinicians involved in communicating with patients, research and training healthcare professionals of the future. This team reflects the multidisciplinary approach required to develop effective clinical communication.

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

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

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440857830

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 3297

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

Music at the End of Life

Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage

Author: Jennifer L. Hollis

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313362200

Category: Medical

Page: 153

View: 2747

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.

Palliative Care

Author: Christina Faull,Kerry Blankley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006793

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 698

The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distress and to communicate appropriately with patients. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society. Patients need us to be knowledgeable, skilful and understanding. The fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable you to make a very real difference to your patients and their families. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life. This practical resource, designed to provoke contemplative professional development, and enhance learning will be essential reading for nursing and medical practitioners, and other professionals who support patients in their homes, in care homes, and in hospital.

ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Author: Tim Nutbeam,Matthew Boylan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470654880

Category: Medical

Page: 215

View: 4339

"This brand new title in the ABC series provides a comprehensive overview of pre-hospital medicine, including transport, patient assessment, emergency care systems, and pre-hospital interventions.With pre-hospital care being the start of the "trauma chain", the treatment patients receive on-scene as well as en-route can be life-saving, and this new title is invaluabe for all staff involved in emergency and pre-hospital medicine"--Provided by publisher.