May 052016
 

Don’t Just Stand There: How to Be Helpful, Clued-In, Supportive, Engaged & Relevant in the Delivery Room


By (author): Jon Lichtenstein, Elissa Stein

Don’t Just Stand There delivers! Written by a husband and wife team, this guidebook outlines everything an expectant father needs to know to navigate the big day. Dads get clear direction on what to bring, how to calm and soothe, what to say and, more important, what to definitely not say. A chapter on the stages of labor makes it easy to track what’s happening when, while blank lists provide space for mom to fill in her personal preferences ahead of time. With witty illustrations and confidence-inspiring advice throughout, it’s an essential for the expecting.
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May 052016
 

Taylor’s Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills


By (author): Pamela Lynn MSN RN

Taylor’s Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills is a step-by-step guide to basic and advanced nursing skills. This book will be a quick reference tool for review of cognitive and technical knowledge and will assist students and practicing nurses to provide safe and effective healthcare. It is an ideal companion to any nursing skills or nursing fundamentals text, including Lynn, Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills and Taylor, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care.

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May 052016
 

Pediatric Heart Failure (Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology)


The first book of its kind, this reference describes current diagnostic and treatment strategies for acute and chronic heart failure in the fetus, neonate, child, and young adult-encompassing every aspect of pediatric heart failure including historical perspectives, the latest technologies in mechanical circulatory support, and recent information on the psychosocial aspects of heart failure in children.
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May 052016
 

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach


By (author): J. Bradley Randleman MD

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach presents all of the necessary refractive surgery material to make an informed decision regarding diagnosis and management plans. Rather than utilizing the standard organization of most books, where major points are first introduced and then explained through a series of writings and references, this book relies on the clinical decision-making process involved with treating refractive surgery patients.

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach by Dr. J. Bradley Randleman builds upon foundational initial chapters through the case presentations and focused case discussions, encompassing the major topics in refractive surgery today. For each case, the critical question is simply, “what data in this chart is the most critical to consider when evaluating this patient for surgery?”

Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach is unique in its format. Specifically, the book facilitates active learning by forcing the reader to think through a series of questions surrounding each patient scenario. This active learning not only facilitates better recall of the information presented but also mimics the actual physician-to-patient clinical experience, making this book more relevant than other routine refractive surgery books.

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This dynamic learning tool is also supplemented by interactive online video material to further the learning experience. Enhance the clinical decision-making process by watching the videos and then answering a series of questions that lead to the conclusion of each scenario.

By challenging the reader to perform the thinking and decision making up-front, and then providing some guidance on the most salient concepts for each case scenario presented along with resources to gain a deeper understanding of the most complex concepts, Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach engages more in the learning process and thereby allowing to absorb and retain significantly more information to apply to patient care and the education of others.

Ophthalmologists, residents, fellows, resident and fellowship educators, who want to update their refractive surgery knowledge base will appreciate the unique format and style of Refractive Surgery: An Interactive Case-Based Approach.

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May 052016
 

Naturalism in the Philosophy of Health: Issues and Implications (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)


In a series of papers published in the 1970s, Christopher Boorse proposed a naturalist theory of health, mainly based on a value-free concept of ‘biological function’, a concept of ‘reference class’ and the notion of ‘statistical normality’. His theory has profoundly shaped the philosophical debates on the concepts of health and disease. It could even be said that the numerous criticisms of his ‘biostatistical theory’ are at the centre of what is usually referred to as the debate between ‘normativists’ and ‘naturalists’. Today, the predominant naturalist theory of health is still Boorse’s biostatistical theory. 

This volume offers the first comprehensive review and critical assessment of the nature and status of naturalism in the philosophy of health. It explores the notion of biological normativity and its relevance for the philosophy of health, and it analyses the implications of the philosophical theories of health for healthcare and the debate on health enhancement. 

In the first section, several contributions identify the kind of ‘naturalism’ the biostatistical theory belongs to and offer further criticisms or possible modifications, such as the concept of function that is required by this theory, and whether a comparativist approach to health is more relevant than a non-comparativist one. The second section explores natural or biological ‘normativity’ and some possible accounts of health that could be based on this concept. The third and final section focuses on the implications of naturalism in healthcare. ‘Goals of Medicine’ is the first paper in which Christopher Boorse ventured toward analysing the implication of his biostatistical theory of health on the practice of medicine, the difficult issue of the goals of medicine and the boundary between treating and enhancing. Other papers in this section critically evaluate Boorse’s account and analyse the importance of a positive concept of health.

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May 052016
 

The Alzheimer’s Family: Helping Caregivers Cope


By (author): Robert B. Santulli

Responding to families’ questions and fears with compassion.

Typically the patient?and his or her course of treatment?are the natural focal points when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But Alzheimer’s is an equally debilitating illness for family members and caregivers who must come to terms with its far-reaching emotional and physical burdens.

In this handbook, clinicians are taught how to navigate the many interpersonal issues at the heart of AD?that is, how to work with the families and friends of the patient. Santulli addresses everything from how to respond compassionately to their likely questions and concerns, how to clearly explain symptoms and risk factors, when to suggest consultation with a geriatric specialist, and how to sensitively
discuss issues of long-term treatment and care.

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May 052016
 

Successful Psychopharmacology: Evidence-Based Treatment Solutions for Achieving Remission


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By (author): Stephen V. Sobel

A guide for physicians and clinicians to understanding and choosing the proper psychiatric medications and for their patients who want to learn how this should be done.

This book teaches mental health professionals how to choose and use psychotropic medications to address the biological etiology of psychiatric disease and mental health. It helps readers understand the key aspects of psychotherapy to deal with the psychosocial factors that prescribers need to know to use these medications within the context of the patient’s life.

This book is based on the premise that all mental health—in the most symptomatic, impaired individual and in the most mentally healthy individual—is caused by a combination of biopsychosocial factors. Mental health professionals need to recognize and understand these factors and their interactions, and correct them. An understanding of all these factors, and of psychopharmacology, can lead to better treatment decisions.

This book is for many readers: for psychiatrists who recognize the daily challenges in treating patients; for primary care physicians who identify psychiatric disorders in their patients; for non-medically-trained mental health professionals who want a more sophisticated understanding of psychopharmacology; and even for patients who want and need a better understanding of the medications their doctors have prescribed them.

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May 052016
 

Secure Lives: The Meaning and Importance of Culture in Secure Hospital Care


By (author): Annie Bartlett

Though institutional care for people suffering from mental illness was phased out in the last century, mentally disordered offenders remain the exception to this rule. The numbers detained in medium secure care have increased and new initiatives in high secure care have created specialist facilities for individuals thought to be particularly dangerous to other people. This means that the nature of institutional life, and in particular the balance between continuing detention for its own sake and care and treatment designed to allow for discharge to a more normal life in the community, should continue to pre-occupy us.

Secure Lives is a unique study of life in a high security hospital, based on original research material obtained in the mid 1990s. Compelling personal accounts from staff and patients, as well as case study material, illustrate the complex culture of a high security hospital. The book explores the complex relationship that exists between staff and patients, the social hierarchy, and life amongst potentially dangerous and mentally ill individuals. Though there are many texts on forensic psychiatry in practice, this book provides a first-hand account of life in an environment never seen by those outside its walls.

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May 052016
 

Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia


1. Psychopharmacological management of schizophrenia 2. Psychological approaches to the management of persistant delusions and hallucinations 3. The management of negative symptoms 4. Cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia 5. Depression and anxiety in schizophrenia 6.The general  health of people with schizophrenia 7. Substance abuse co-morbidity in schizophrenia 8. Management of acute behavioural disturbance in psychosis 9. Managing the violent behaviours associated with the schizophrenic syndrome 10. Understanding and enhancing adherence to treatment in people with schizophrenia 11. Psychological interventions to help people with psychiatric disabilities succeed at work 12. Enhancing socialisation capacities in people with schizophrenia 13. The clinical needs of women with schizophrenia 14. Family intervention in schizophrenia 15. A treatment approach to a patient with first episode schizophrenia 16. Treatment resistant schizophrenia 17. Rating scales in schizophrenia: Clinical applicability.

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May 052016
 

The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers: Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More (For Parents, By Parents)


By (author): Anthony Porto M.D., Dina DiMaggio M.D.

A comprehensive manual for feeding babies and toddlers during the crucial first years of life, written by a team of medical experts who are also parents.

All Your Questions about Feeding, Answered.

The choices of when, how, and what to feed your baby can be overwhelming. With The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers, you have the expertise of a team of pediatric medical and nutritional experts—who also happen to be parents—in a comprehensive manual that takes the guesswork out of feeding. This first-of-its-kind guide provides practical, easy-to-follow advice to help you navigate the nutrition issues, medical conditions, and parenting concerns that accompany feeding. With recipes, parenting stories, and recommendations based on the latest pediatric guidelines, this book will allow you to approach mealtime with confidence so you can spend more time enjoying your new family.

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