Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E

Author: Gordon Guyatt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071816399

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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The leading guide to the principles and clinical applications of evidence-based medicine--updated with new examples and new chapters Revised and updated to reflect the latest in medical research and evidence-based resources Practical focus and organization to guide clinicians through the fundamentals of using the medical literature to the more advanced strategies and skills for use in patient care, using the key questions to assess any new research: What are the results? How serious is the risk of bias? How do I apply the results to patient care? Updated real-world examples drawn from the medical literature New chapters that reflect the changing complexity of medical research and literature, including genetic association studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, network meta-analysis, noninferiority trials, quality improvement, and evidence-based medicine and the theory of knowledge New emphasis on understanding the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources that provide updated evidence and evidence-based recommendations for practice
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How to Think in Medicine

Reasoning, Decision Making, and Communication in Health Sciences and Professions

Author: Milos Jenicek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351684027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

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Mastery of quality health care and patient safety begins as soon as we open the hospital doors for the first time and start acquiring practical experience. The acquisition of such experience includes much more than the development of sensorimotor skills and basic knowledge of sciences. It relies on effective reason, decision making, and communication shared by all health professionals, including physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and administrators. How to Think in Medicine, Reasoning, Decision Making, and Communications in Health Sciences is about these essential skills. It describes how physicians and health professionals reason, make decision, and practice medicine. Covering the basic considerations related to clinical and caregiver reasoning, it lays out a roadmap to help those new to health care as well as seasoned veterans overcome the complexities of working for the well-being of those who trust us with their physical and mental health. This book provides a step-by-step breakdown of the reasoning process for clinical work and clinical care. It examines both the general and medical ways of thinking, reasoning, argumentation, fact finding, and using evidence. It explores the principles of formal logic as applied to clinical problems and the use of evidence in logical reasoning. In addition to outline the fundamentals of decision making, it integrates coverage of clinical reasoning risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in evidence-based medicine. Presented in four sections, this book discusses the history and position of the problem and the challenge of medical thinking; provides the philosophy interfacing topics of interest for health sciences professionals including the probabilities, uncertainties, risks, and other quantifications in health by steps of clinical work; decision making in clinical and community health care, research, and practice; Communication in clinical and community care including how to write medical articles, clinical case studies and case reporting, and oral and written communication in clinical and community practice and care.
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Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Author: Gregory E. Gray

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626960

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) is a must-have resource for informed decision-making in psychiatric practice today. This single, easy-to-use reference will enable practitioners to find answers to clinical questions, critically appraise articles, and apply the results of their findings to patients. This practical handbook provides quick access to EBP theories, tools, and methods. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is a one-stop reference for using the literature to improve patient outcomes. Features include: Practical -- Filled with how-to information, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry outlines the latest techniques for accessing, assessing, and interpreting the literature. Easy to use -- Includes many tables of essential websites for finding reliable information on the Internet, best-practice strategies for searching the medical literature. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry fills an important role as the first EBP text for teaching residents, who are now required to develop such skills to meet the ACGME "practice-based learning and improvement" core competency. Special features for pedagogical use include suggestions for teaching EBP in residency programs, profuse examples from the psychiatric literature, and worksheets for the critical appraisal of clinical trials, diagnostic tests, epidemiologic studies, studies of prognosis, and more. Whether for self-study or use in residency programs, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is the best resource available to help practitioners apply current research findings to their work with patients.
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Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW,Manny J. Gonzalez, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610830X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine

Author: James A. Marcum

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474233023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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A definitive and authoritative guide to a vibrant and growing discipline in current philosophy, The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine presents an overview of the issues facing contemporary philosophy of medicine, the research methods required to understand them and a trajectory for the discipline's future. Written by world leaders in the discipline, this companion addresses the ontological, epistemic, and methodological challenges facing philosophers of medicine today, from the debate between evidence-based and person-centered medicine, medical humanism, and gender medicine, to traditional issues such as disease, health, and clinical reasoning and decision-making. Practical and forward-looking, it also includes a detailed guide to research sources, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated bibliography, as well as an introductory survey of research methods and discussion of new research directions emerging in response to the rapid changes in modern medicine. “Philosophy needs medicine', Hillel Braude argues, 'to become more relevant'. By showing how modern medicine provides philosophers with a rich source of material for investigating issues facing contemporary society, The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine introduces the opportunities medicine offers philosophers together with the resources and skills required to contribute to contemporary debates and discussions.
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Update in the Medical Management of the Long Term Care Patient, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book

Author: Miguel A. Paniagua

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712450

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue brings the geriatrician up to date on topics in Longer-Term-Care such as: Doing Dementia Better: Anthropological Insights, Update on teaching in the Long-Term Care Setting, Pneumonia in the Long-Term Resident, Palliative Care for Patients with Dementia in Long Term Care, Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care Residents, and Nausea and Other Non-Pain Symptoms in Long-term Care.
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Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 3e

Author: Gordon Guyatt,Drummond Rennie,Maureen O. Meade,Deborah J. Cook

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808728

Category: Medical

Page: 545

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The streamlined companion to the classic Users' Guides to the Medical Literature--fully updated and revised This compact guide condenses the most clinically relevant content of the landmark Users' Guides to the Medical Literature to help you incorporate evidence-based medicine into your practice. You will learn the principles of evidence-based medicine, how your practice can benefit from the constant stream of new medical literature, and how to differentiate good medical evidence from bad. This edition includes several new chapters and a new emphasis on the role of patient preferences and preappraised resources. A comprehensive online resource for teaching, learning, and applying evidence-based medicine to improve patient care.
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Spanish for the Pharmacy Professional

Author: Jeri J. Sias,Susana V. James,Cristina Cabello C. de Martinez

Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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Spanish is the most rapidly growing language in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates a population of 132.8 million Hispanics by 2050. These trends make it crucial for pharmacy professionals to be able to communicate basic medication information to Spanish speakers and to confirm the patient¿s understanding. Students using this text will learn to communicate basic and more complex information to their patients while learning to enjoy some of the subtleties of the Spanish language and of Hispanic cultures.
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Evidence-based Rehabilitation

A Guide to Practice

Author: Mary C. Law,Joy MacDermid

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556427688

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.
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Nursing Research

Author: Janet Houser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449677444

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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Essential for nursing research courses, Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Second Edition demonstrates how to use research as the basis for successful nursing practice. Fully updated and revised, this reader-friendly new edition provides students with the fundamentals of appraising and utilizing research. Organized around the different types of research in evidence-based practice, it addresses contemporary concerns especially ethical and legal issues. Additionally, it explores both quantitative and qualitative traditions to encourage students to read, use, and participate in the research process. Key Features: • Learning Objectives • Key Terms • Voices from the Field • Gray Matter—key concepts noted in the margins for quick review • Critical Appraisal Exercises—directs readers towards a full length research article • Checklists to evaluate specific research activities and issues • Summary of key concepts • Practical advice for finding research, reading it critically, and strengthening research skills Fully Interactive Online Resources: For students: Companion Website featuring Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Chapter Objectives, Student Quiz, Student Workbook, Documenting EBP Aspects, Appraisal Exercises, and Podcasts For instructors: An Instructor’s Manual featuring PowerPoints, a TestBank, Classroom Discussion Questions, and Classroom Exercises
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