Key Concepts in Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead,Annette McIntosh-Scott,Ann Bryan,Tom Mason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202623

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field. Each entry features: " a snapshot definition of the concept; " a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice; " key points relevant to the entry; " case studies to illustrate the application to practice; " examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.
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Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research

Author: Annette McIntosh-Scott,Tom Mason,Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead,David Coyle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293149

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Research presents a dizzying array of terms and concepts to understand. This new book gives an overview of the important elements across nursing and health research in 42 short, straightforward chapters. Drawing on a range of perspectives from contributors with diverse experience, it will help you to understand what research means, how it is done, and what conclusions you can draw from it in your practice. Topics covered range from action research to systematic review to questionnaires. Every chapter includes a case study. It will be invaluable reading for nursing students at pre-registration level, undergraduate allied health students and for qualified practitioners needing a quick guide to the essentials. Annette McIntosh-Scott is Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester. Tom Mason was Professor and Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is Professor of Social and Health Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester. David Coyle is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University.
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Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities

Author: Pat Talbot,Geoff Astbury,Tom Mason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243508

Category: Education

Page: 296

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"A helpful resource for those undertaking studies in learning disabilities at all levels. I shall definitely be recommending it to my students!" - John Boarder, Bangor University "This book provides a valuable and innovative contribution to the field of Learning Disabilities." - Logan Parumal, University of Manchester Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of Learning Disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviours. Each entry features: - a snapshot definition of the concept; - a broader discussion of the main issues and applications to practice; - key points; - a case study, and - signposts to further reading. Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is an ideal companion to study and particularly useful for those completing academic assignments as part of training. Written by a team of experienced practitioners and lecturers, the book reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary practice.
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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413175

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Now in its 4th edition, this text continues to give you a complete and concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical perspective. Restructured into 4 sections, the book starts by defining mental health and mental abnormality before examining the mental health services and the place mental health takes in society. Fully updated, the book offers: 66 bite-sized chapters including new ones on the Biopsychosocial Model, trauma and mindfulness Key points summarising what you need to know for study and practice Examples of further reading to help you expand your knowledge It is essential reading for students of health, nursing, mental health, social work and social care. It is also valuable reading for students of counselling and psychotherapy.
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Key Concepts in Public Health

Author: Frances Wilson,Andi Mabhala

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857025082

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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"This is a very good text for undergraduate students as it gives a broad overview of the concept of public health, utilising case studies to illustrate practical application. This book would be also be an excellent way for practitioners to increase their own knowledge of public health and could inform their own continuing professional development." Julie Lemprière, University of Gloucestershire Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field. Each entry features: - a snapshot definition of the concept - a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice - key points relevant to the entry - case studies to illustrate the application to practice - examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book to turn to for learning more about key issues in public health practice and education. The clever structure means the book can be read in its entirety to support a programme of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the validation requirements of all allied health and nursing training programmes and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.
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Key Concepts in Health Studies

Author: Chris Yuill,Iain Crinson,Eilidh Duncan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848606737

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners. From ageism to public health, and gender to obesity, the book offers an exciting guide to the multidisciplinary field.
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Key Concepts in Healthcare Education

Author: Annette McIntosh-Scott,Janice Gidman,Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144624766X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is a guide to the key theories, issues and practical considerations involved in healthcare education in the 21st century. It is aimed at those studying to be educators in both academic and practice settings, as well as supporting the continuing professional development of more experienced lecturers and practice educators. The book can be used as a reference source, a platform for further study and an essential text. The book comprises 40 succinct chapters each covering a topic and featuring - a definition of the concept - key points - discussion of the main issues - a case study to illustrate the application to practice, and - suggestions for further reading. For those developing or enhancing their knowledge and skills in education and mentorship in healthcare, Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is the ideal companion to learning.
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Key Concepts in Substance Misuse

Author: Aaron Pycroft

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917336

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy. Chapters include: Reflective questions to challenge readers’ assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readers’ knowledge It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.
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Key Concepts in Governance

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473903653

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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'A comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination of the concepts embodied in governance and their wide-ranging applications and implications. An important read and reference for students and academics in the social sciences, particularly those engaged in public policy studies' - Professor Carolyn J. Heinrich, University of Wisconsin-Madison 'An authoritative short survey for which students and teachers alike will be profoundly grateful' - Professor Rod Rhodes, University of Tasmania and Australian National University 'Students of governance will welcome this book given the explosion of literature in the field. It provides a quick guide to key concepts and ideas but does so with considerable originality. We are offered not just a review of well-established positions but a distinctive take on the governance debate' - Gerry Stoker, Professor of Governance, University of Southampton The language of governance has risen to prominence in the last 20 years as a way of describing and explaining changes in the nature and role of the state, but the concepts involved can be confusing as they are often new and come from diverse disciplinary and theoretical settings. Key Concepts in Governance provides a clear introduction to the technical concepts and policies of contemporary governance through short definitional essays. Each entry features: " a snapshot definition of the concept " a contextualization of the concept " an overview of relevant debates " a guide to further reading. The book also includes a substantial introductory chapter which gives an overview of governance studies as a whole, orientating and guiding the reader around the issues that the concepts address. Highly readable, with clear cross-referencing, this is an ideal book for students on introductory courses and an indispensable resource for anyone interested in governance.
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Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

Author: Toyin Okitikpi,Cathy Aymer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204545

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!" John MacDonough, London South Bank University "Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It: - Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice - Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates - Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively - Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension - Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.
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Key Concepts in Marketing

Author: Jim Blythe

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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Instructors: Please click here to request a review copy of this title for adoption consideration. Desk copies are available by calling 1-800-818-7243. Key Concepts in Marketing introduces and examines the key issues, methods, models and debates that define the field of marketing today. Each entry comprises of: -Definition -Summary -Broader discussion -Examples and illustrations -Key literature and further reading Introductory chapters serve to situate and introduce the topics.
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The Essential Concepts of Nursing

Building Blocks for Practice

Author: John R. Cutcliffe,Hugh P. McKenna

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443073724

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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For the first time, leading authorities come together to offer their expertise as they present the building blocks and concepts of nursing theory. Provides an explanation of concepts necessary as building block of theory Research based Draws extensively on literature Experienced contributors and editors, all leading experts in their fields
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Key Concepts in Body and Society

Author: Kate Cregan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268888

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"This is a very useful book outlining the key concepts of the body in society. It is easy to read and provides useful examples, making it ideal for students across a range of social science disciplines." - Dr Sharron Hinchliff, Sheffield University "Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style... An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teaching." - Dr Rob Meadows, University of Surrey "This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluable." - Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: Includes an easy to understand definition Provides real-world examples Gives suggestions for further reading Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts. Written to meet the needs of the modern student, this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.
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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907774

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Mental health is an area of study which is often bewildering to new students and trainee practitioners. This book provides a guide to the key topics and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness and which govern the provisionof services for people with mental health problems.
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Key concepts in education

Author: Fred Inglis,Lesley Aers

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Instructors: Please click here to request a review copy of this title for adoption consideration. Desk copies are available by calling 1-800-818-7243. About the Series The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Education provides students with over 100 essential themes, topics and expressions that Education students are likely to encounter, both during their courses and beyond in professional practice. Co-authored to draw on experiences of working within academia, local authorities and the classroom, the entries provide: a definition of the concept a description of the historical and practical context an explanation of how the concept is applied an evaluation of the concept helpful references and suggested further reading This book will be essential reading for students of Education, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers. About the Authors Fred Inglis is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield. Lesley Aers is a senior member of a local authority school improvement service and an Ofsted inspector. Both authors are former schoolteachers. Â
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Key Concepts in Drugs and Society

Author: Ross Coomber,Karen McElrath,Fiona Measham,Karenza Moore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291367

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.
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Memoiren des einflussreichsten DJs der Welt

Author: John Peel,Sheila Ravenscroft

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3954030799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

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John Peel ist der liebe Gott eines musikalischen Universums, das er eigenhändig geschaffen hat. Seine obsessive Suche nach dem Neuen in der Musik und seine Abneigung gegen Mittelmaß und Mainstream machten den Briten zum einflussreichsten DJ der Musikgeschichte. Mit seinen BBC-Sendungen, die weltweit zu hören waren, prägte er vierzig Jahre lang Musikfans und Musiker. Unzählige Bands haben ihm ihren Erfolg zu verdanken, ganze Genres wie Punk, Rap, Techno oder Hiphop hätten ohne ihn ein anderes Gesicht. Die Liste von Musikern, die er bekannt machte, ist endlos. Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Grateful Dead, The Smiths und The White Stripes sind nur einige Namen. Während der Arbeit an seiner Autobiografie, für die der englische Verlag über zwei Millionen Euro hinblätterte, starb John Peel unerwartet an einem Herzinfarkt. Seine Frau, die er liebevoll »The Pig« nannte, schrieb das Buch zu Ende.
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Gesundheit fördern

ein praktischer Leitfaden

Author: Linda Ewles,Ina Simnett

Publisher: facultas.wuv / maudrich

ISBN: 9783850767330

Category:

Page: 325

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