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Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management) 1st Edition

Patient suicide is an unavoidable occupational hazard of psychiatric practice. Indeed, it is the rare clinician who does not struggle, even agonize, over the complex task of assessing and managing the risk of suicide in patients. Patient suicides account for the greatest number of malpractice suits filed against psychiatrists and for the greatest number of settlements and verdicts covered by professional liability insurers.

In this book, written by a clinician for clinicians, Dr. Simon, an established expert in psychiatry and law, offers – A solid, easy-to-understand review of how medical malpractice law applies to patient suicides. He discusses the standards of care physicians must meet, the conditions associated with malpractice liability, and how best to minimize risks of litigation. – Extensive references to peer-reviewed literature on suicide and recent malpractice cases, including those triggered by patient suicides, which give insight into the latest developments in both the scientific community and the courts. – Much-needed practical advice, including advice on working with suicide risk assessments and suicide prevention contracts, on treating suicidal patients in various settings (outpatient, inpatient, collaborative, and emergency), and on coping with issues arising in the aftermath of a patient’s suicide (documentation, confidentiality, and survivor care). – Clearly defined risk management guidelines that will help clinicians avoid litigation or establish a sound legal defense if sued for malpractice. – Numerous case examples that make the theoretical discussions and clinically based risk management guidelines that follow come alive.

Rich in advice that draws on the author’s more than 40 years of clinical experience, this book serves as an essential aid to clinicians.

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Controversies in the Treatment of Lung Cancer: 12th International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy, Berlin, October 2008 (Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Vol. 42) 1st Edition

Under the auspices of the 12th International Symposium on Special Aspects in Radiotherapy 2008 in Berlin, acknowledged experts presented their perspectives on small and non-small cell lung cancer, reflecting the latest standards and engaging in controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. In the first part of this volume, aspects of the diagnostic workup are highlighted from the histopathologist’s point of view, followed by presentations concerning the value of PET-CT and whole-body MRI in the staging of lung cancer. The use and current methods in bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, video-endoscopy and mediastinoscopy are discussed in detail. The second section presents surgical and radio-oncological treatment concepts for stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer including stereotactic radiotherapy. The third section outlines the curative options for stage III NSCLC: extended surgical approaches , definitive radiochemotherapy and current concepts in adjuvant therapies. Emphasis is also placed on altered fractionation schemes in radiotherapy. Section 4 is dedicated to palliative procedures and the last section gives an in-depth presentation of small cell lung cancer. This book provides an excellent overview of up-to-date standards and future strategies in lung cancer treatment. It will be of great value to surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonary specialists and other clinicians interested in this disease.

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ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (ABC Series Book 146) 1st Edition

This is an eminently practical guide to teaching in medicine. It is aimed at practitioners who will have to teach in a clinical setting, and is relevant both for those in training and qualified health professionals. There are articles on theory but the emphasis is much more on how to do it.

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ABC of Antithrombotic Therapy (ABC Series Book 24) 1st Edition

Aimed specifically at general practitioners, this new addition to the series covers an important area of cardiovascular therapy. It discusses both the mechanisms of antithrombotic therapy and its uses for parents at risk, and will be a highly practical guide in primary care.

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100 Cases in General Practice (100 Cases Series) 1st Edition

The aim of the 100 Cases series is to provide a novel learning and revision tool that works by guiding the student through clinical cases, imitating those that students and Foundation Year Doctors are likely to meet in a general practice setting. The cases are written to interest students in clinical problems and to help them develop their skills of clinical reasoning, with each scenario providing details of a patient’s medical history and the key findings of a clinical examination, together with initial investigation results data for evaluation.

Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan; while the answer pages enable the reader to understand the processes a clinician goes through in such situations. The volumes are designed with the student in mind, and include features to aid self-directed learning, clinical thinking and problem-solving.

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The Encyclopedia of Suicide (Facts on File Library of Health & Living)

Statistics show that about 11 out of every 100,000 Americans commits suicide each year. This is an A to Z introduction to the phenomenon of suicide from ancient times to the 21st century. It includes the causes, history, and psychology of suicide.

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How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

Easy to read and up-to-date, How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and experienced contributors in authoring research papers. Although the examples are mainly from the medical and biological sciences, the principles described apply to virtually every branch of science. This book provides step-by-step information on how to prepare every aspect of a scientific paper, from the title and the order in which the authors are cited, through to how the reference list should be arranged. Illustrations, particularly graphs, are discussed in detail, with poor examples redrawn for comparison. The reader is offered advice on how to present the paper, where and how to submit the manuscript, and finally, how to correct the proofs. Examples of both good and bad writing, taken from actual journal articles, illuminate the author’s advice in this accessible and informative guide.

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SBA and MTF MCQs for the Final FRCA 1st Edition

Preparing for the Final FRCA? Wondering what to expect of the SBA questions? Help is at hand. This practical book contains 60 single best answer and 120 multiple true/false questions to help you revise for the Final FRCA MCQ exam. Each question is accompanied by detailed explanations, giving additional information on each topic to enhance revision. SBA and MTF MCQs for the Final FRCA may be used both for examination practice and as a source of knowledge on many of the key topics in the syllabus. A helpful introductory section gives practical advice on how to approach revision and sitting the exam. From the writing team behind the FRCAQ.com website (www.frcaq.com), an outstanding exam preparation source for both the Primary and Final FRCA, this book provides challenging questions and well researched explanations to help you through the Final FRCA MCQ paper. An invaluable tool for your MCQ exam preparation.

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Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide: Understanding, Assessing, and Preventing Threats to Self and Others for Victims of Bullying 1st Edition

In our society, bullying is commonly seen as a normal, inescapable part of growing up that children and adolescents must simply endure. In Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide, Butch Losey challenges this viewpoint, arguing that bullying is not a part of childhood development, but rather an aberrant behavior that, for the victim, can lead to adverse decisions, such as suicide and homicide. He provides a detailed understanding of the relationship between bullying, suicide, and homicide and an assessment and response strategy that can be utilized by mental health professionals who work with children and adolescents. This strategy involves a three stage ecological approach: screening to identify warning signs for bullying, depression, suicide, and violence by means of the Bullying Lethality Identification System (BLIS), developed by Losey and a colleague; assessing the risks of suicide and threats of violence using specially tailored forms and tools; and mediating to identify appropriate interventions. All of the associated tools and forms that the author has created are included as appendices and on the accompanying CD. Losey’s sensitive and compassionate treatment of this important subject will inform and motivate mental health professionals in their work with victims of bullying.

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ABC of Headache (ABC Series) 1st Edition

In its different presentations, headache is one of the most common symptoms seen by family practitioners. The difficulty is in diagnosing the cause of the headache so that the appropriate treatment is provided, or if referral to a specialist is the recommended course of action.

The ABC of Headache helps with this dilemma and guides the healthcare professional to look for the possible causes of presenting symptoms. Based on real case histories, each chapter guides the reader from symptoms through to diagnosis and management.

This new ABC is a highly illustrated, informative, and practical source of knowledge. With links to further information and resources, it is a valuable text for healthcare professionals at all levels of practice and training.

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