Doing Supportive Psychotherapy

The author of Doing Supportive Psychotherapy set out to address a paradox: although conducting psychotherapy is one of the most intimate and exciting things a mental health professional can do, many textbooks on the subject are dull, with formal, stilted dialogue between patient and therapist which prompts the question, Does anyone really talk like that? This text was designed to be different. In a dynamic, informal style, the book draws the reader in, providing the essential building blocks that are both applicable to any mental health discipline and compatible with any type of psychotherapy. The dozens of case examples presented were taken from actual cases and illustrate a full range of interactions from the excellent to the seemingly ineffective: all have instructional value. Likewise, the dialogue between therapist and patient is conversational in a realistic way, sometimes eloquent, sometimes not. This approach gives the reader a true sense of the scope of the therapeutic interaction. In addition, the underlying structure of the book is logical and easy to grasp, beginning with the evolution of supportive psychotherapy and ending with a chapter on termination. The principles of learning to do a psychodynamic formulation are outlined in a step-by-step fashion, making it easy to learn, progress, and practice. The concepts and techniques explored throughout the book are grounded in the psychotherapy literature, and evidence-based research is cited where relevant. The book emphasizes that psychotherapy is an inexact science, therapists are human, and the process of therapy is a journey that is constantly changing rather than static. This approach reassures the reader, who feels supported in a holding environment while learning psychotherapy. The text is short and sweet, designed to teach essentials and include just enough to get clinicians started in supportive psychotherapy. Although the text is targeted at readers on the path toward becoming psychotherapists (social workers, family counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists), those who don’t conduct psychotherapy will find it an essential tool for learning how to understand patients as well as for learning strategies and techniques for keeping a good therapeutic alliance (which inevitably translates into good medication compliance). Doing Supportive Psychotherapy is a brief, spirited book, which functions as both instructional text and paean to psychotherapy. In vigorous, personal prose, the author leaves readers with the message that they are not alone as they venture into the overwhelmingly complex, perplexing, and yet totally wonderful endeavor of the talking cure .


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Chiral Capillary Electrophoresis in Current Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

The scientific monograph provides a comprehensive view on the advanced capillary electrophoresis techniques aimed to current chiral bioanalysis. The author wishes the readers many inspirations in the creation of new innovative approaches in the field of advanced chiral electrophoresis techniques with the aim to overcome capabilities of the current analytical techniques.

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The Voice and Voice Therapy (10th Edition)

The most up-to-date evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment and voice facilitating approaches available today
The Voice and Voice Therapy incorporates the most current scientific evidence from a variety of disciplines that supports the behavioral approaches to voice assessment and intervention. Well-written, with meaningful applications and helpful pedagogy, the book is accessible and relevant to students, instructors, and clinicians.

The 10th Edition includes nearly 500 new references representing advances in the field; updated topics and discussions; and new and improved pedagogical elements to ensure that students, instructors, and clinicians have the most current voice and voice-related disorders resource available.


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Corona – The Breathless Epidemic: How to Keep your Lung Healthy and Strong

Countless airways of various sizes form a ramified system like the branches of a tree. But in being directly in touch with the outside world through the air they breathe, they are greatly exposed to bacteria, viruses and other pollutants. If these get into the airways, they may set off inflammatory and harmful processes affecting our health as a whole.


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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Integrating related pharmacological and genetic knowledge, The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health covers topics including: the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors the normal human brain hormones and mental health the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states the biology of substance abuse developmental disorders genetics and mental health affective disorders: depression and suicide schizophrenia the ageing brain and dementia degenerative diseases of the brain epilepsy and sleep disorders. Relevant to nurses at all stages of their training, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.
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Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation 2nd Edition (Current Clinical Practice)

This fully updated and dramatically expanded edition will allow family physicians and specialists to fully understand not only what they need to do, but also why. New to this edition-over half the book-are discussions of the clinical guidelines for selecting patients for densitometry measurements, various questionnaires and indices that have been developed to help patients identify themselves as candidates for bone mass measurements, and specific densitometry applications of diagnosis, fracture risk prediction, and monitoring changes in bone density. Updated material includes an expanded review of the effects of diseases and drugs on bone density, new standardization formulas for the hip subregions and forearm, statistical devices necessary to “test the test,” and guidance on how to do a short-term precision study and apply the result to clinical practice. An accompanying CD-ROM contains a Precision Calculator, a Statistical Confidence Calculator for Measured Change in BMD, OST Nomograms, a Patient Risk Factor Questionnaire, and a CME review, which, if successfully completed, can lead to 30 hours of AMA Category I continuing education credit.
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Wound Care Essentials 5th Edition

Looking for an up-to-date, how-to, evidence-based wound care reference? The newly revised Wound Care Essentials, 5th Edition is the comprehensive seminal resource, offering the latest evidence, guidelines and information to assist the interprofessional skin and wound care team translate knowledge into practice.

A crucial guide for all skin and wound care professionals, this essential resource provides authoritative science and practical instruction on wound care best practices.

This must-have guide offers the latest, skin and wound care research-backed insights on prevention and management strategies…
Three New Chapters—Skin, Challenging Skin Conditions and Lymphedema
More chapter contributions from global wound care opinion leaders
More (now 50) helpful color photos in the wound gallery
Comprehensive end-of-book certification practice exam, including new review questions
Chapter features that include:
All chapters have been updated with the latest available research and educational enablers
Visual aids, mnemonics, tables boxes, diagrams. and charts to highlight key concepts
Practice Point Boxes – quick summaries of knowledge for best practices that assist in retaining knowledge
Show What You Know – review questions at the end of each chapter and answers with explanations at the end of the book
Patient Scenario – case studies that illustrate clinical data and discuss application of information
Skin and Wound Care Concepts—every chapter has been updated with the most current international guidelines especially for pressure injuries and skin tears
Essential content for training staff at wound centers and in every healthcare practice setting – ideal for updating skin and wound care policies and procedures


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Learn Medical Terminology

In this book, you will learn:

CHAPTER 1: Basic Word Elements

CHAPTER 2: Rules to Defining and Building Medical Terminology

CHAPTER 3: Types of Prefixes

CHAPTER 4: Types of Suffixes

CHAPTER 5: The Reproductive System

CHAPTER 6: The Urinary System

CHAPTER 7: The Digestive System

CHAPTER 8: The Respiratory System

CHAPTER 9: The Cardiovascular System

CHAPTER 10: The Lymphatic System & Immunity

CHAPTER 11: The Endocrine System

CHAPTER 12: The Musculoskeletal System

CHAPTER 13: The Special Senses

CHAPTER 14: The Nervous System and Psychiatry

CHAPTER 15: The Integumentary System

CHAPTER 16: Terms Related to Body Structures and Organization

CHAPTER 17: Conclusion


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Managing the Critically Ill Child: A Guide for Anaesthetists and Emergency Physicians

The management of critically ill or injured children has become increasingly specialised; nevertheless, the first point of contact for many sick children remains their nearest hospital. Here, the initial management will usually involve emergency department doctors, anaesthetists and paediatricians. Managing the Critically Ill Child is written by anaesthetists and emergency department physicians who currently have a significant paediatric practice. It provides a straightforward guide for non-paediatricians encountering acutely unwell or injured children. This book helps readers apply their knowledge from adult practice to children, and avoid pitfalls where the approaches in paediatrics differ. Written in a practical, concise format, Managing the Critically Ill Child guides physicians beyond the initial emergency algorithms and is essential reading for physicians and trainees in emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care who may be asked to look after a child.


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Affective Teaching in Nursing: Connecting to Feelings, Values, and Inner Awareness

Although nursing education today offers copious amounts of information geared to test preparation, it does not adequately harness the emotional intelligence of individual studentsóa quality that can greatly enrich the nursing profession. This expert resource for understanding the importance of affective teachingówhat it is and how to incorporate it into the classroomóprovides a plentiful array of affective teaching pedagogy and references.

Drawing from the emotional and social intelligence movement, the text offers both new and traditional insights into the importance of linking intellectual and emotional intelligence in knowledge acquisition. It provides helpful strategies for nurse educators to enrich their teaching with affective teaching strategies, methods, and skills in the classroom, and describes successful models for creating an affective teaching infrastructure that will endure.

Designed for use in master’s and doctoral programs in nursing and health care education, the book espouses a paradigm that is embraced by leaders in education and major institutions. It discusses the major themes of entrenched, traditional teaching methods, and contrasts them with the theory, research, and practice underlying affective teaching in nursing.

The book follows the history of affective teaching from its inception in Bloom’s Taxonomy to the present day. It addresses teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, tools for measuring the results of affective teaching, the use of affective teaching in distance learning and at conferences, and international perspectives. The text also identifies the risks and advantages of affective teaching, and how they have been addressed by a variety of nursing educators and encourages reflective practices that help students gain inner awareness. It will be a valuable addition to the teaching arsenal of nurse educators who wish to go beyond the objective domain of teaching to explore the enriching possibilities of subjective knowing.
Key Features:

– Provides the most authoritative information available on affective teaching in nursing
– Supports NLN’s and AACN’s nurse educator competencies to achieve desired outcomes in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor areas of learning
– Clarifies affective pedagogy, how to discuss it, and what it implies for teaching success
– Addresses philosophy, taxonomy, teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, and assessment tools
– Covers the use of affective pedagogy with distance learning and at conferences


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