ABC of Palliative Care

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.
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Helping The Patient with Advanced Disease

A Workbook

Author: Claude Regnard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315344262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Helping others to learn about caring for people with advanced disease has always been a fundamental part of effective palliative care. This flexible learning material, formally evaluated by the Open University, is based on the Current Learning in Palliative Care (CLIP) worksheets to cover all aspects of palliative care. Easy to use, with activities throughout, they can be reproduced as handouts when presenting to a group, or used individually alongside a tutor, or within a group setting. Each worksheet is carefully structured and assigned a learning level from introductory to advanced, to give the reader an indication of how much experience or knowledge is needed to carry out the exercise. This book provides an essential resource to arm health professionals, carers and teams with the knowledge and skills needed in their daily work.
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ABC of Pain

Author: Lesley A. Colvin,Marie Fallon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118310993

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.
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ABC of Interventional Cardiology

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0727915460

Category: Medical

Page: 51

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.
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ABC of Geriatric Medicine

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.
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ABC of Complementary Medicine

Author: Catherine Zollman,Andrew J. Vickers,Janet Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312472

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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This revised and updated edition of the ABC of ComplementaryMedicine offers an authoritative introduction to complementarytherapies. Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparagingcomplementary therapies, this second edition includes the latestinformation on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasison patient management. The ABC of Complementary Medicine is aninvaluable guide to any doctor who encounters complementarymedicine in clinical practice.
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ABC of Colorectal Cancer

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434644X

Category: Medical

Page: 72

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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.
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ABC of Lung Cancer

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.
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ABC of Kidney Disease

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.
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ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine

Author: Peter Cantillon,Diana F. 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.
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