Using Evidence in Health and Social Care

Author: Roger Gomm,Celia Davies,Open University

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964957

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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This wide-ranging text on research methods in health and social care introduces readers to different kinds of evidence and helps them to evaluate the unique contributions of each. It acknowledges the variety of contexts in which practitioners work and the challenges of putting research into practice. The book introduces readers to research of different kinds - the randomised controlled trial, the survey, qualitative research and action research - and highlights the underlying logic and value of each. It also addresses economic appraisal, and ethical issues in research. The text goes on to consider how there can be a much more active and dynamic interplay between practice and research, and using examples from health and social care shows tha
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Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care

Author: Roger Gomm,Gill Needham,Anne Bullman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964919

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So
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Occupational Therapy and Mental Health

Author: Jennifer Creek,Lesley Lougher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048763

Category: Medical

Page: 620

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This book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The book covers all areas of practice in the field, including mental health promotion, acute psychiatry, community work, severe and enduring mental illness, working with older people, child and adolescent mental health, forensic occupational therapy, substance misuse and working with people on the margins of society. The theory chapters are written by occupational therapists who are recognised experts in their fields and the applied chapters are written by practitioners. An innovation in this edition is the inclusion of commentaries by service users on some of the chapters. This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on: philosophy and theory base the occupational therapy process ensuring quality the context of occupational therapy occupations client groups. Important new areas that are covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.
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Reforms in Higher Education

Author: Keith Watson,Celia Modgil,Sohan Modgil

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0304328928

Category: Education

Page: 277

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This text addresses the reforms in the financial and administrative structure of higher education, government intervention in introducing new managerial techniques and quality audits, and the implications of these changes for both academics and administrators. It is one of a series of four volumes which look at the educational dilemmas facing governments, professional educators and practising administrators in the current climate in education. The issues are addressed from international and comparative perspectives.
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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author: Department of Speech & Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute Patras Greece Ilias Papathanasiou,Ilias Papathanasiou,Patrick Coppens,Professor Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Suny Plattsburgh Plattsburgh New York Patrick Coppens,Constantin Potagas

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449682626

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 512

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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Midwifery

Preparation for Practice

Author: Sally K. Tracy,Carol Thorogood,Jan Pincombe,Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Category: Medical

Page: 976

View: 1915

Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers
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Research Methods in Palliative Care

Author: Julia M Addington-Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198530250

Category: Medical

Page: 315

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Palliative and end of life care are concerned with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of people with advanced disease. It currently has a poorly developed research base, but the need to improve this is increasingly recognised. One of the reasons for the lack of research - and the variable quality of the research that is undertaken - is the difficulty of conducting research with very ill and bereaved people. Standard and well-established research methods mayneed to be adapted to work in this context. This means that existing research methods textbooks may be of limited use to palliative care practitioners seeking to do research for the first time, or to more experienced researchers wanting to apply their knowledge in palliative care settings.This research methods textbook is the first to be written specifically for palliative care. It has been edited by four experienced palliative care academics with acknowledged expertise and international reputations in this field. It encompasses methods used in both clinical and health services research in palliative care, with sections on clinical, epidemiological, survey and qualitative research, as well as a section covering skills needed in any research project. Each chapter providesreaders with an up to date overview of the research method in question, an understanding of its applicability to palliative care and of the particular challenges of using it in this setting. It is essential reading for all palliative care researchers.
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Understanding Social Enterprise

Theory and Practice

Author: Rory Ridley-Duff,Mike Bull

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446246559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The emergence of social enterprises over the past 25 years has been an exciting and significant development in the economy at a local, national and international level. How should we understand the growing popularity of social enterprise? Are alternative business models even more relevant in an uncertain business climate? How does Social Enterprise fit into the wider social context? In 12 comprehensive chapters the authors discuss and illustrate both theoretical and practical considerations for the field. The book: - Focuses on different and distinct approaches to Social Enterprise and social economy - Contains comprehensive coverage of employee-owned, cooperative, community and charitable enterprises - Looks at private, voluntary and public sector differences. - Examines managerial issues for social enterprises: strategic thinking, leadership, HRM, governance and globalisation. - Draws on international debates and examples. - Includes extensive learning features such as: summaries, international case studies, reflection boxes, further reading and links to online information about social enterprise projects. - Is accompanied by a companion website with a full instructors’ manual, including PowerPoint slides and extra case studies for lecturers, and access to full-text journal articles for students. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/ridleyduff
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European Societies

Fusion or Fission?

Author: Thomas Boje,Bart Van Steenbergen,Sylvia Walby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134640269

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Are the recent developments in Europe bringing countries together or pulling them apart? The leading experts in this book (including Sheila Allen, Marlis Buchmann, Piotr Sztompka, and Patrick Ziltener) cover a wide range of subjects, including the move towards political democracy and market economy in Central and Eastern societies, the project of the European Union, ethnic conflict, the rise of nationalism, social exclusion and women's role in public life.
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Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book

Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Lindsay Murray,Anthony F. T. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204931X

Category: Medical

Page: 1048

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A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.
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Managing in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Julie Charlesworth,Euan Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135153558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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Managing in Health and Social Care is about developing skills to manage and improve health and social care services. The focus throughout is on the role that a manager can play in ensuring effective delivery of high-quality services. Examples from social care and health settings are used to illustrate techniques for managing people, resources, information, projects and change. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes many new case studies and examples, as well as a new chapter on motivation. It covers topics such as: interorganisational and interprofessional working leadership responding to the needs of service users the service environment accountability and risk working with a budget standards and quality managing change. The authors explore how managers can make a real and positive difference to the work of organisations providing health and social care. They consider what effectiveness means in managing care services, the values that underpin the services, the roles of leaders and managers in developing high-quality service provision, and the necessary skills and systems to enable service users to contribute to planning and evaluation. Managing in Health and Social Care is a practical textbook for students of management in health and social care, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It includes case studies with textual commentary to reinforce learning, activities, key references and clear explanations of essential management tools and concepts. The first edition of this book was published in association with The Open University for the Managing Education Scheme by Open Learning (MESOL)
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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Author: David Pilgrim,Anne Rogers,Bernice Pescosolido

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209687

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context. Unique features include: - a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader - a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and - discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.
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Evaluation in Dementia Care

Author: Anthea Innes,Louise McCabe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425561

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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This authoritative collection sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings. The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions on evaluating aspects of dementia care ranging from life story work and environmental considerations to medication and dementia care mapping is a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. Practical and theoretical, this wide-ranging text is essential reading for dementia care practitioners at all levels, as well as students and researchers interested in dementia care practice.
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Reconceptualising Work with 'carers'

New Directions for Policy and Practice

Author: Kirsten Stalker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101185

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Demonstrating the scope and diversity of 'caring', the contributors highlight the positive aspects of caring and the interdependence of many caring relationships but also broach the sensitive and complex subject of 'poor' care and the importance of identifying and meeting the needs of 'hidden carers'.
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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health

Author: Sarah Earle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412930710

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates, and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research, and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice.
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Public Health

Social Context and Action

Author: Scriven, Angela,Garman, Sebastian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221505

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors
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Current Catalog

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.
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Agency-Based Program Evaluation

Lessons From Practice

Author: Stephen A. Kapp,Gary R. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412939844

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Agency-based Program Evaluation: Lessons from Practice, by Stephen A. Kapp and Gary R. Anderson, serves as a core textbook in the advanced undergraduate and graduate social work program evaluation courses. It combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies and organizations to describe the effectiveness of their services and programs. Students will gain an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated. This book offers a practice-oriented approach to evaluation. While many program evaluation methods texts often add a chapter or brief sections that describe organizational and political factors. Features and Benefits: combines the methodology of program evaluation with the reality of working with agencies an understanding of the political and social context and pressures in which a program is developed, implemented and evaluated examples of the techniques to apply in family and children services agencies
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