Long-Term Conditions

A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Sue Randall,Helen Ford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276256

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Long Term Conditions is a comprehensive textbook for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners that explores the key issues surrounding caring for patients with chronic diseases or long-term conditions. Divided into three sections, this book explores living with a long-term condition, empowerment, and care management. Rather than being disease-focused, it looks at key issues and concepts which unify many different long-term conditions, including psychological and social issues that make up a considerable part of living with a long-term condition. Within each of the chapters, issues of policy, culture and ethics are intertwined, and case studies are used throughout, linking the concepts to specific diseases. Key features: A comprehensive textbook on the principles and practice of caring for people with long-term conditions User-friendly in style with learning outcomes, further reading, useful websites, and case studies throughout linking to specific conditions Moves away from a disease-focused medical model, and takes a needs-led approach Uniquely explores the overarching issues of living with one or more long-term conditions Focuses on the importance of multi-disciplinary team work and collaborative teamwork in the management of long-term conditions
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A Textbook of Community Nursing

Author: Sue Chilton,Heather Bain,Ann Clarridge,Karen Melling

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144416483X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional issues, including community nursing roles, personal safety, public health, and health promotion. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time. Completely up-to-date with current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice, all chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base User-friendly and accessible, with learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading Case studies and examples from practice draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory
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A Textbook of General Practice 3E

Author: Patrick White,Ann Wylie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172719

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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An essential guide to general practice and being a general practitioner, A Textbook of General Practice is written specifically with the medical student and foundation doctor in mind. Reflecting current practice, the book does not seek to reiterate the content of a general medical textbook, but instead teaches the fundamental principles of general practice. The coverage is comprehensive, with everything the undergraduate student or foundation doctor will encounter in a general practice module or rotation. The skills and knowledge presented can usefully be applied to all areas of clinical practice. With practical exercises throughout the book, readers are encouraged to learn through doing. Quotes from students and tutors offer insights into personal experience, while thinking and discussion points encourage reflection. New features in this edition include improved organization, "red flag" pointers to serious illnesses, and SBA-style self assessment questions. With content entirely updated to reflect the latest recommendations from Tomorrow's Doctors, the third edition of A Textbook of General Practice is the number one choice for undergraduates seeking a narrative introduction to this important discipline.
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A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
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Long Term Conditions

A Manual for General Practice Nurses

Author: Diana Hutchinson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537177601

Category:

Page: 228

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Are you a health professional needing an update on Long Term Conditions? At last, all the essential information is available in one concise resource. This book is a practical, down-to-earth manual. It should help your consultation skills, it has ideas for your revalidation portfolio and it could increase your income. Written for general practice nurses, the book may also be useful for the wider healthcare team, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare assistants and students. Chapter 1 Consultation Skills Chapter 2 Health Promotion Chapter 3 COPD Chapter 4 Asthma Chapter 5 Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Chapter 6 Hypertension Chapter 7 Heart Failure Chapter 8 Atrial Fibrillation Chapter 9 Stroke and TIA Chapter 10 Diabetes Chapter 11 Epilepsy Chapter 12 Learning Disability Chapter 13 Hypothyroidism Chapter 14 Osteoarthritis Chapter 15 Osteoporosis Chapter 16 Dementia Chapter 17 Mental Health Chapter 18 Professionalism and Trust The paperback and the ebook are being sold to raise funds for the charity Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). A minimum of £4.00 from every purchase will be donated to MSF, so PLEASE BUY NOW.
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The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book

A Textbook and Study Course

Author: Clare Stephenson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0080982557

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine is a unique textbook for students and practitioners of complementary medicine, offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine. Practitioners of complementary medicine increasingly find themselves working alongside conventionally trained doctors and nurses and it is vital for them to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and philosophy. The book is designed as a guide to understanding conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, whilst also encouraging the reader to reflect on and translate how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. Throughout the text the practitioner/student is encouraged to see that conventional and more holistic interpretations are not necessarily contradictory, but instead are simply two different approaches to interpreting the same truth, that truth being the patient's symptoms. After introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, there follow sections devoted to each of the physiological systems of the body. In these, the physiology of each system is explored together with the medical investigation, symptoms and treatments of the important diseases which might affect that system. As each disease is described, the reader is encouraged to consider the corresponding Chinese medical perspective. The textbook concludes with chapters relating specifically to dealing with patients in practice. In particular these focus on warning signs of serious disease, supporting patients on medication and ethical issues which may arise from management of patients which is shared with conventional practitioners. The book also offers a detailed summary of 'Red Flag symptoms' which are those which should be referred for 'Western' medical investigation or emergency medical treatment, and also a guide to how patients can be safely supported in withdrawing from conventional medication, when this is clinically appropriate. Those wishing to use the text for systematic study can make use of the question and problem-solving approach offered on the accompanying CD to which references to self study exercises appear at regular stages throughout the book. This means that the text can be easily adapted to form the basis of a study course in clinical medicine for students of complementary medicine. In addition to the self-testing questions and answers, the supporting CD also contains checklists for revision and full-colour illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Clare Stephenson is a qualified medical practitioner who worked in hospital medicine, general practice and public health medicine for a number of years before training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Over the course of a decade she developed and taught an undergraduate course for students of Chinese medicine on Western medicine and how it relates to TCM. She is particularly committed to encouraging communication and understanding between practitioners of different health disciplines. She currently works as a GP in Oxfordshire.
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A Textbook of Family Medicine

Author: Ian R. McWhinney

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195115185

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Since the previous edition of Ian McWhinney's text was published in 1989, family medicine has assumed an increasingly important role in the modern health care system. The growth of managed care in The United States and of similar movements in other countries has made it more important than ever to define and conceptualize the discipline and to synthesize its body of knowledge and skills. The author brings to this task a lifetime's experience in family practice and academic family medicine. The first edition was widely acclaimed for its originality, depth of analysis, and elegant style. The book has now been extensively revised, while retaining its original structure. The first ten chapters are devoted, as before, to a conceptualization and description of the field, Much new material has been added on the patient-centered clinical method, illness narratives, the biological basis of family medicine, health promotion, the concept of risk, and the contribution of evidence-based medicine. Chapter 9 now includes an authoritative review of evidence-based preventive strategies. The five clinical chapters exemplify the application of basic principles in practice. These have all been updated with the results of new research. The chapters on the practice of family medicine cover such topics as home care, records and practiced management. The revisions of these reflect many changes that have occurred since the first edition. A new chapter on alternative (complementary) medicine fills the need for reliable information on this topic. The book has been designed to be read as a whole, with fundamental ideas forming a continuous thread which runs through all its sections.
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Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Author: Keith Edmonds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979420

Category: Medical

Page: 872

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THE guide to women's reproductive health The knowledge needed for careful and effective practice of obstetrics & gynaecology continues to grow. Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology distils evidence and experience into a straightforward, practice-based guide to women's reproductive health. This 8th edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect modern clinical needs. Summary boxes throughout enable rapid assimilation of key information for effective clinical practice. The two main parts, obstetrics and gynaecology, have been further divided into thematic sections: The basics of obstetrics and of gynaecology The phases of pregnancy from preconception to postnatal care Maternal medicine and fetal medicine Menstruation Infertility Urogynaecology Gynaecologic oncology Designed for trainees and to support experienced practitioners, Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is your ideal clinical companion.
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Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book

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

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054380

Category: Medical

Page: 1036

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Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials
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