• Mental health services
      July 2013

      Tackling Health Anxiety

      A CBT Handbook

      by Helen Tyrer (Author)

    • Medicine

      Wait, But Do It Right!

      A Practical Handbook on Managing Waiting Patients

      by German Quernheim

      How do patients experience waiting, what consequences does it have for them, and how can healthcare professionals help waiting and bored patients? This handbook describes how healthcare professionals can treat waiting patients professionally. It focuses on waiting situations in hospitals with outpatient care, emergency admission, and inpatient care, as well as in medical practices and therapists’ offices. The author clearly demonstrates to hospital managers and practice owners the existential importance of trained staff in achieving high-quality outcomes. Target Group: Nurses, midwives, medical professionals, doctors, therapists, medical assistants, pharmaceutical assistants, radiology technicians

    • Nursing

      Improving Patient Outcomes

      A Resource for Ward Leaders

      by Alison Wells

      Improving Patient Outcomes is aimed at ward and department leaders and prospective leaders. The evidence for effective team working and its impact on patient care is readily available and as a leader you do not have to make enormous changes to the way you work to have an effect. "This book does exactly what it sets out to do, it is clear, well written and written at the right level for the intended audience" - Directorate Manager, Merseyside Contents include: Improving patient outcomes Diagnosis: how well is your team performing? Selecting team members Creating and sustaining a learning environment Performance management Understanding change and its impact on team performance Implementing systems to support effective team working Involving patients in their care Measuring performance

    • Midwifery
      March 2012

      Perinatal Mental Health

      A Clinical Guide

      by Colin R. Martin

      The prospect of parenthood represents a milestone in anyone’s life course and is often a period of stress and challenge. There are a number of significant mental health problems that can occur during the perinatal period, the consequences of which can be both enduring and, occasionally, life threatening. However, irrespective of the specifics of the clinical manifestation of a disturbance, the distress and misery that accompanies it has significant ramifications for the mother or mother-to-be and her partner and family. This book is arranged in themed parts that represent key aspects of facilitating access to effective clinical management during the antenatal and postnatal period. These are covered in the first two Parts One and Two of the book. Part Three examines the pertinent areas of concern regarding partners, a critical but often neglected area of concern within the sphere of perinatal mental health. Part Four explores the social dimension of perinatal mental health, covering areas as diverse as the role of social workers to the psychological processes of obedience within the clinical setting. Part Five focuses on key themes of assessment and psychological interventions, a complex and often misunderstood area. Part Six highlights emerging issues of contemporary relevance, often challenging to the veracity and depth of the current evidence base but of increasing clinical and academic concern. Finally, Part Seven considers the broad spectrum of child health, child care and child development, often significantly influenced by the themes established and explored in the preceding parts of the book. It is hoped that this book will not only provide a handy and evidence-based book for the busy health professional, but will also promote interest and understanding of the complex area that represents perinatal mental health to a wider audience.

    • Mental health services
      February 2012

      The Primary Care Guide to Mental Health

      by Sheila. Hardy

      One in three or four patients seen in primary care has a mental health problem. There are straightforward and effective treatments available for many of these conditions and the primary healthcare clinicians themselves can treat some successfully. Many secondary care services for mental health are working towards earlier discharge, making primary care an important place for delivering mental healthcare. This has been recognised in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, giving clinicians in primary care responsibility for recognising and treating a certain number of mental illnesses. Clinicians in primary care need to work closely with those in mental health services to ensure the patient receive the most appropriate treatment. This book aims to provide an uncomplicated guide to the mental health problems that are routinely managed in primary care. It is suitable for students and for clinicians working in primary care.

    • Medicine

      Practical Guide to Skin Care Procedures

      by

      A Practical Guide to Skin Care is one of four books in the new Cosmetic Procedures for Primary Care series. This product is designed to act as a guide for the primary care provider that is interested in expanding the horizon of their practice to cosmetic procedures. Whether just getting started or well versed in aesthetic medicine this guide will serve as a routine quick reference for the most common and most useful procedures in a primary care office. Topics included in this volume include microdermabrastion, chemical peels, chemical exfoliation and others.This book aims to demystify some of these procedures and put them into the

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • Health systems & services

      Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency

      by Professor Colin Martin

      Colin Martin has brought together an excellent set of contributors to produce a truly comprehensive text that will ensure all interested professionals can not only update their knowledge but also better understand each other’s roles and how best to help patients and clients through shared working to achieve a common goal of better health. This book is not just for people who see themselves as having a primary role in the field, but also for those – teachers, the police and family members – who live daily with its effects. Professor Dame Betty Kershaw University of Sheffield, UK Alcohol dependency represents an enduring problem for both the individual and wider society. Despite contemporary media coverage on increasingly dangerous levels of drinking in the United Kingdom, the fact remains that excessive alcohol consumption has been a distinguishing feature of Western society for generations. This book is arranged by a number of themed parts, largely representing the key areas in the process of facilitating access to effective clinical management. The book will also be of interest to the wider public who have an interest or concern in relation to alcohol dependency. Contents include: Part 1: Identification Part 2: Medical interventions Part 3: Psychological interventions Part 4: Contemporary issues in the identification and treatment of alcohol dependency Part 5: Clients with complex needs Part 6: Reproductive and developmental concerns

    • Health & Personal Development

      Asbestos: The Future Risk

      by Barbara Hadley & Tom Rennell

    • General practice
      January 2007

      Fast Facts: Smoking Cessation

      by Robert West, Saul Shiffman

      Cigarette smoking is one of the most significant preventable causes of death and illness in the world. It accounts for some 400,000 deaths in the USA and 100,000 in the UK annually. Globally, 4.9 million people die as a resulting each smoking each year. Nicotine dependence lies at the heart of smoking addiction, and health agencies and professional bodies are now focusing strongly on the role of clinical services in helping smokers to overcome this addiction. Table of contents: Introduction Cigarettes as a nicotine delivery system Smoking patterns Social, psychological and economic influences on smoking Effects of smoking and smoking cessation Addiction to cigarettes The clinician and smoking Treatments to aid smoking cessation Future trends

    • Health & Personal Development

      Feel Good Now

      Achieve Permanent Happiness and Positive Emotions—Be More Successful In Life

      by Diana Polska

      Anyone can achieve and mantain a high level of happiness, positive emotions, intelligence, confidence, and sociability which ultimately leads to a better life. Learn to achieve permanent solutions to depression, anxiety, phobias, traumas, learning disabilities, as well as personality, and mental disorders. Based on solid scientific research, you will discover natural therapies that work.

    • Health systems & services
      December 2015

      Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

      by Erin P. Balogh, Bryan T. Miller, and John R. Ball, Editors; Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

      Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.

    • Social welfare & social services
      July 2015

      Making the patient-consumer

      Patient organisations and health consumerism in Britain

      by Alex Mold

      Over the last fifty years, British patients have been transformed into consumers. This book considers how and why the figure of the patient-consumer was brought into being, paying particular attention to the role played by patient organisations. Making the patient-consumer explores the development of patient-consumerism from the 1960s to 2010 in relation to seven key areas. Patient autonomy, representation, complaint, rights, information, voice and choice were all central to the making of the patient-consumer. These concepts were used initially by patient organisations, but by the 1990s the government had taken over as the main actor shaping ideas about patient-consumerism. This volume is the first empirical, historical account of a fundamental shift in modern British health policy and practice. The book will be of use to historians, public policy analysts and all those attempting to better understand the nature of contemporary healthcare.

    • Social welfare & social services
      July 2015

      Making the patient-consumer

      Patient organisations and health consumerism in Britain

      by Alex Mold

      Over the last fifty years, British patients have been transformed into consumers. This book considers how and why the figure of the patient-consumer was brought into being, paying particular attention to the role played by patient organisations. Making the patient-consumer explores the development of patient-consumerism from the 1960s to 2010 in relation to seven key areas. Patient autonomy, representation, complaint, rights, information, voice and choice were all central to the making of the patient-consumer. These concepts were used initially by patient organisations, but by the 1990s the government had taken over as the main actor shaping ideas about patient-consumerism. This volume is the first empirical, historical account of a fundamental shift in modern British health policy and practice. The book will be of use to historians, public policy analysts and all those attempting to better understand the nature of contemporary healthcare.

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