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Measures for Clinical Practice and Research, Volume 1: Couples, Families, and Children (Fifth Edition)by Kevin Corcoran Joel Fischer
One of the key challenges of all types of practice and research is finding a way to measure the problem. This seminal 2-volume book contains hundreds of the most useful measurement tools for use in clinical practice and in research. All measures are critiqued by the editors, who provide guidance on how to select and score them and the actual measures are wholly reproduced. This first volume, focusing on measures for use with couples, families, and children, includes an introduction to the basic priniciples of measurement, an overview of different types of measures, and an overview of the Rapid Assessment Inventories included herein. Volume I also contains descriptions and reviews of each instrument, as well as information on how they were selected and how to administer and score them. This book is designed as the definitive reference volume on assessment measures for both practice and research in clinical mental health. This fifth edition of Corcoran and Fischer's Measures for Clinical Practice and Research is updated with a new preface, new scales, and updated information for existing instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine. Alone or as a set, these classic compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries.
The fourth edition of this essential resource has dozens of new scales as well as updated information for existing instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine. Each instrument is reproduced in its entirety and critiqued by the editors, who provide guidance on how to select and score them. This volume focuses on scales for use with adults; its companion provides a range for couples, families, and children. Alone or as a set, these classic compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries. Giving clinicians the scales they need to measure their clients' problems and monitor their outcomes, these all-in-one sourcebooks bring effective, accountable practice within reach for today's busy professionals.
Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing. It is concerned with assessing and describing the needs, health and wellbeing of specific populations, communities and groups. The authors also look at how to monitor these aspects of public health and explore qualitative and quantitative methods for measuring, analysing and interpreting health and wellbeing, needs and outcomes. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader understand how to apply theory to practice.
A social science handbook that comprehensively covers distribution in social science, inequality theory and the importance of distribution.
Honorable Mention for the 2002 Communication Policy Research Award presented by The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. Media have been central to government efforts to reinforce sovereignty and define national identity, but globalization is fundamentally altering media practices, institutions, and content. More than the activities of large conglomerates, globalization entails competition among states as well as private entities to dominate the world's consciousness. Changes in formal and informal rules, in addition to technological innovation, affect the growth and survival or decline of governments. In Media and Sovereignty, Monroe Price focuses on emerging foreign policies that govern media in a world where war has information as well as military fronts. Price asks how the state, in the face of institutional and technological change, controls the forms of information reaching its citizens. He also provides a framework for analyzing the techniques used by states to influence populations in other states. Price draws on an international array of examples of regulation of media for political ends, including "self-regulation," media regulation in conflict zones, the control of harmful and illegal content, and the use of foreign aid to alter media in target societies.
Discusses common pitfalls in journalistic writing and how to avoid them.
A comprehensive guide to disabilities for rehabilitation professionals.
Gregory Pence helped found the Bioethics field and has published in this area for forty years. In this text his single, authorial voice integrates descriptions of some of the most famous bioethics cases and their issues. The text is the only one that follows cases over decades to tell readers what did, and often, what did not, happen. This new edition retains in-depth discussion of famous cases, while providing updated, detailed analysis of newly raised issues.
The field of medical family therapy has grown by leaps and bounds since the authors' bestselling Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families With Health Problems was published in 1992. In that book, the authors sought to bridge the gap between mental and physical health by introducing a systems-based approach that unites unites physicians, psychologists, family therapists, social workers, nurses, counselors, and therapists of all theoretical orientations in working with families across a wide range of professional settings. In this thorough revision and update of their classic text, the authors describe the impact of recent economic and structural changes in health care on the role of the medical family therapist. They describe how medical and mental health providers can learn to speak the same language, whether they collaborate in outpatient therapy, co-location settings, community health centers, or fully-integrated health systems. They also take into account exciting new advances in fertility treatments and genomic medicine, and assess the medical family therapist's role in navigating the unique conflicts that can arise in families dealing with these and similar issues.
Medical Insurance 5e provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform insurance and billing related duties. Following the medical billing process, instruction moves from a comprehensive introductory chapter through processing RA/EOBs and handling patient collections. It has extensive illustrations, forms, and exercises to develop required competencies. Exercises improve underlying essential math and communications skills. This text also provides a fundamental understanding of diagnostic and procedural coding needed to submit claims in compliance with payers' requirements.
Eating disorders are known to affect between 1 and 4% of all women, and a smaller proportion of men. This text is designed to provide all health professionals with the practical information they need to treat patients with anorexia nervosa and related eating disorders. A user-friendly structure allows the reader to access information on the basis of physical complaint. The book is divided into five sections, each consisting of a case, discussion of the topic and a summary of key points. For the second edition, sections have been added on Munchausen's syndrome, the medical risk of death, ruminating, Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome, shoplifting, substance use, and patient self-help. The text is supplemented with diagnostic color photographs of important physical manifestations of eating disorders. The text is suitable for all health care professionals involved in eating disorder management, with special information provided for general practitioners, nursing staff, family carers and nutritionists.
This casebook is composed of 32 realistic nutrition and diet therapy case studies that each use the medical record as its structure. The reader "solves the case" by using the information provided such as hospital admission data, laboratory reports, and physician's narrative. The case is followed by a series of questions and applications that focus on pathophysiology, assessment, clinical, nutritional and behavioral outcomes, interventions, and appropriate follow-up for the patient. This "real world" approach helps to prepare the reader for the professional setting. Objectives for learning within each case are built around the competencies for dietetic education as specified by the American Dietetic Association.
The text is widely used at the master's level for students in the broad field of rehabilitation counseling and allied health services. The text has become a standard in the field of rehabilitation counseling and is a useful reference for professionals involved in day-to-day case work.
A textbook intended for professionals who assist disabled people
Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field, to help you provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp! Best of all - a complete collection of interactive learning and study tools help you learn more effectively and offer valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Provides a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing in a highly readable format. All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Colorful design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology. UNIQUE! A complete collection of study tools and resources, including the innovative Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students, offers engaging, interactive exercises and activities that make learning more effective and help prepare you for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Presents key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach that explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Approximately 55 comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems. Bridge to NCLEX Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter focus on prioritization and help reinforce your understanding of key content. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize key interdisciplinary research and clearly demonstrate how it applies to nursing practice. Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today''s health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider''s role in managing disorders. Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs. Healthy People boxes summarize government health care goals as they relate to specific disorders and identify important strategies for the prevention and early detection of diseases. Drug Therapy tables highlight vital medication information for quick reference. Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions. Cultural and ethnic health disparities content includes a dedicated chapter on health disparities and culturally competent care, as well as summary boxes highlighting important issues (including risk factors) related to the nursing care of various ethnic populations. Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts you to differences often encountered in older patients. Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies. Health History tables summarize the key questions you should ask, as well as important assessment parameters.
Extensively updated to reflect new evidence and improved standards of care, MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING, 2nd Edition fully exposes learners to concepts that are essential to modern medical-surgical nursing practice. It identifies and defines 58 key concepts associated with caring, critical thinking, research, nursing process, and health promotion; and weaves each of these throughout the text, establishing a strong foundation for practice. Through "experiential learning" techniques, readers become active participants, with many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding in diverse modern nursing settings. This edition's content has been reorganized to support more efficient and intuitive learning. Major improvements include: tighter alignment with Institute of Medicine findings, including QSEN and Nursing Core Competencies; restructured coverage of Nursing Process/Patient Care Plans to support Gordon's functional health patterns; and increased emphasis on prevention, community-based care, collaboration, and the role of nurses as key members of the health care team.
Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 7e by Barbara Janson Cohen uses a stepwise approach to learning medical terminology. Part 1 describes how medical terms are built from word parts; Part 2 introduces body structures, diseases, and treatments; and Part 3 describes each body system. Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages: the Key Terms sections list the terms most commonly used; more specialized terms are included in a later section entitled "Supplementary Terms."<P> The current edition includes a robust student ancillary package delivered under the PASSport to Success brand, with assessment exercises, chapter quizzes, and searchable text online, and a complete suite of instructor resources. The addition of PrepU as a packaging option provides a powerful value to students - the online study experience helps them to understand and retain course information and helps instructors to better assess what their students may be struggling with.
A word building and body systems approach to learning medical terminology. You'll begin by learning the parts of words--roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. Then, use your understanding of word parts to learn medical terminology. Mnemonic devices and engaging, interactive activities make word-building fun and easy, ensuring you retain the information you need for success.
The book includes: A CLEAR, CONCISE PRESENTATION using the classic word-building and body systems approach to learning, CHAPTER OUTLINES to orient students to each chapter's content, HOW DOES WORD BUILDING WORK? it begins with the basics, KEY TERMS highlighted in the beginning of each chapter, and ABBREVIATIONS for common terms.
The most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems, 3E is a user-friendly resource for both entry-level and experienced technicians alike. Coverage includes the full range of truck diesels, from light duty to heavy duty, as well as the most current diesel engine management electronics used in the industry. The updated third edition features all-new discussions of series and parallel hybrid drive trains that use both electric and hydraulic hybrid technology, emerging battery and ultra capacitor technology popular in hybrid electric vehicles, expanded coverage of the new Delphi E3 injectors used in post-2007 Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Volvo and Mack engines, and more. With an emphasis on today's computer technology that sets it apart from any other book on the market, this is an ideal guide to working effectively in modern truck service facilities.
Cities in developing countries are experiencing unprecedented population growth, which is exacerbating their already substantial problems in providing shelter and basic services. This volume draws on the significant advances in technologies and management strategies made in recent decades to suggest ways to improve urban life and services, especially for the poor. Four challenges to developing countries' megacities are addressed: labor markets, housing, water and sanitation, and transportation, along with a synthesis of general thinking on how to meet megacity challenges and be competitive in the twenty-first century.
These authors describe three roles field researchers may adopt in conducting their work.
The increasing proportion of elderly people in society is a great challenge to social services. This work examines the psychological disorders to which the elderly are prone, providing a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment. Specialists in the field each examine a disorder from a social work perspective, integrating the biological, psychological and social dimensions of the problem. Cases histories are included in each chapter, and there is advice on how social workers can co-operate with families to provide suitable treatment. Topics covered include Alzheimer's disease, depressive disorders, anxiety atates, alcohol addiction, suicide, schizophrenia, paranoia, autism and phobias.
'A clearly written, well-structured and practical account of how to help and support children and young people with mental health problems, and those at risk of developing such problems... The book concludes with an excellent listing of organisations and resources' - SENCO Update 'A highly practical and impressive book... I like the short introductions and the concise summing up within each chapter... The book is suitable for teachers as well as counsellors and outside agencies involved in school referral work... deserves to be widely read and to have its ideas put into practice' - Therapy Today 'I feel the book should be compulsory reading for everyone who works with young people, but especially pastoral heads and senior teachers with responsibilities in this area' - Janine Phillips, Class Teacher Mental Health is now a mandatory component of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. This book is a practical guide for teachers, explaining the difference between counselling and counselling skills, as well as looking at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and so on, and what the school can do about this. Issues covered include: - the difference between counselling, and counselling skills - employing a counsellor in schools - how to set up and run counselling provision in a school - information on counselling, psychotherapy and talking therapies - when to refer - peer support - mental health and emotional intelligence in the curriculum - lesson ideas and plans for PHSE
Merciful Judgments and Contemporary Society: Legal Problems, Legal Possibilities explores the tension between law's need for and dependence on merciful judgments and suspicions that regularly accompany them. Rather than focusing primarily on definitional questions or the longstanding debate about the moral worth and importance of mercy, this book focuses on mercy as a part of, and problem for, law. This book is a product of the University of Alabama School of Law symposia series on 'Law, Knowledge and Imagination'. It explores the ways law is known and imagined in a diverse array of disciplines, including political science, history, cultural studies, philosophy and science. In addition, books produced through the Alabama symposia explore various conjunctions of law, knowledge and imagination as they play out in debates about theory and policy and speak to venerable questions as well as contemporary issues.
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