Participatory Research in Palliative Care by Jo Hockley,Katherine Froggatt,Katharina Heimerl

Participatory Research in Palliative Care
  • Title : Participatory Research in Palliative Care
  • Author : Jo Hockley,Katherine Froggatt,Katharina Heimerl
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199644152
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses participatory research methods within the discipline of palliative care. Providing an overview of the action research methods, it uses exemplars from studies within palliative care, as well as discusses the prominent issues currently faced in this methodology from a global perspective.


Action Research, Innovation and Change by Thomas Stern,Andrew Townsend,Franz Rauch,Angela Schuster

Action Research, Innovation and Change
  • Title : Action Research, Innovation and Change
  • Author : Thomas Stern,Andrew Townsend,Franz Rauch,Angela Schuster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317916077
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Action research continues to see a growth in interest both internationally and across disciplines. This book demonstrates the diversity in settings and focus for action research and provides a guide to its core aspiration: to achieve principled change. Written by authors from a range of countries and range of disciplines (including education, health care, palliative care, social work and community development), this book answers these key questions: How can action research be used to achieve principled change? How has action research been applied in various disciplines and in different countries? What can be learnt about the conduct of action research from these diverse settings? By means of detailed case studies of successful projects and discussions that challenge and raise theoretical questions, this book explores some of the contemporary cutting edge applications and conceptualisations of action research. Action research paves the way for the empowerment of people involved in social action, and the examples of successful change processes that are the core of this book will prove inspirational and provide practical advice. Written by a range of leading international researchers in the field, this book will define the future for action research for years to come.


Patient Participation in Palliative Care by Barbara Monroe,David Oliviere

Patient Participation in Palliative Care
  • Title : Patient Participation in Palliative Care
  • Author : Barbara Monroe,David Oliviere
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0198515812
  • Pages : 206
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  • Language : English
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Patient participation and user involvement are central to current thinking about the effective delivery of desired healthcare outcomes. Working with the person who lies behind every patient is core to palliative care. A voice can only become significant when it is listened to and acted upon. With palliative care increasingly addressing the needs of people with a variety of conditions in a range of settings, as well as with advances in research, technology, and information, the challenge to be 'a voice for the voiceless' is greater than ever. This book addresses key aspects in the provision of patient-centred palliative care and tracks significant developments in user involvement. It sets the philosophy within the cultural, social and political context of modern healthcare, particularly addressing issues of quality, standards,education and bereavement. A key component in the delivery of high quality palliative care is the multi-professional team. Following a discussion of teamwork, five core professions present a critical analysis of their working practices. The book concludes with a commentary from a palliative careuser and a bereaved carer. It is often somewhat glibly asserted that the patient is, or should be, at the centre of care. There have been few attempts to examine how to keep him or her there without professional needs and protocols crowding him or her out. This book asks how we listen and why we listen. The book focuses onthe challenges of how professionals can keep the needs of the patient central in clinical care and how the patient can influence the direction of that care.


Cancer on the Margins by Judy Gould,Jennifer Nelson,Sussan Keller-Olaman

Cancer on the Margins
  • Title : Cancer on the Margins
  • Author : Judy Gould,Jennifer Nelson,Sussan Keller-Olaman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442691344
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Cancer on the Margins presents the findings of the Ontario Breast Cancer Community Research Iniative, an organization created to investigate the experiences of women with breast cancer from marginalized and underrepresented groups. The authors examine the psychosocial needs of women living with breast cancer, while investigating differences in treatment, care, and survivorship amongst Aboriginal women, women of colour, francophone women, lesbians, as well as young women, lower-income women, and women in rural areas. Structured as a guide for similar research, Cancer on the Margins provides a "start to finish" format that reveals the complexities of doing such work at each stage of research, beginning with the study design and ending with the dissemination of results. The authors address the challenges of working with and speaking for these groups of women, the tension between description and interpretation, and the challenge for qualitative work to present findings that positively influence the circumstances of research participants. With a strong commitment to social justice, this volume also shows how participatory research can lead to social change, and indicates effective ways to ensure that research not only reaches, but is also employed in, the communities it intends to serve. Bridging the gap between a wide range of audiences, this vitally important work will be of interest to health professionals, new researchers, policy makers, new researchers, and experienced investigators, as well as the public.


Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning by N.A

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
  • Title : Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Culture-centered Music Therapy by Brynjulf Stige

Culture-centered Music Therapy
  • Title : Culture-centered Music Therapy
  • Author : Brynjulf Stige
  • Publisher : Barcelona Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 361
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  • Language : English
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An in-depth exploration of taking culture-inclusive perspectives for practice, theory, and research in music therapy. Part One outlines premises for the argument, examining basic concepts such as culture, humankind, meaning, "musicking," and the nature-nurture debate. Part Two highlights how culture-centered music therapy may be practiced. In Part Three, implications for describing and understanding music therapy are discussed, including a chapter on how to define music therapy as practice, discipline, and profession. A culture-inclusive model of the music therapy process is also proposed. Part Four suggests approaches to music therapy research within a culture-centered context.


The Many Ways We Talk about Death in Contemporary Society by Margaret Souza,Christina Staudt

The Many Ways We Talk about Death in Contemporary Society
  • Title : The Many Ways We Talk about Death in Contemporary Society
  • Author : Margaret Souza,Christina Staudt
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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The theme of this collection of essays is the perception and experience of death and dying in America in the early 21st century. The authors touch on the most salient current issues surrounding these matters and move the discourse forward into the second decade of this century. The essays are based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary conference, "The Pulse of Death Now", at Columbia University in March 2008.


Participatory Action Research in Health Care by Tina Koch,Debbie Kralik

Participatory Action Research in Health Care
  • Title : Participatory Action Research in Health Care
  • Author : Tina Koch,Debbie Kralik
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1405172959
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Participatory Action Research in Healthcare provides a guide toparticipatory action research in the community health setting. Itdraws upon the authors' experiences working, researching andengaging with people utilising collaborative, participatoryapproaches. The authors position participatory action research as avital, dynamic and relevant approach that can be engaged bypractitioners and health service providers. It is argued thatparticipating with people is the way to move forward towardsustainable services that evoke human flourishing. Participatory Action Research in Healthcare explores the key issuessurrounding participatory action research, and examines thebenefits of this approach for community development and healthpromotion. It includes detailed guidelines on data generation andanalysis.


Value by Design by Eugene C. Nelson,Paul B. Batalden,Marjorie M. Godfrey,Joel S. Lazar

Value by Design
  • Title : Value by Design
  • Author : Eugene C. Nelson,Paul B. Batalden,Marjorie M. Godfrey,Joel S. Lazar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9780470901359
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.


Toward a Moral Horizon by Patricia Anne Rodney,Janet L. Storch,Rosalie Catherine Starzomski

Toward a Moral Horizon
  • Title : Toward a Moral Horizon
  • Author : Patricia Anne Rodney,Janet L. Storch,Rosalie Catherine Starzomski
  • Publisher : Brady
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 575
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  • Language : English
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"A Canadian nursing ethics book written specifically for study at an advanced level"--Back cover.


Partners in Diabetes by Tai Justin Mendenhall

Partners in Diabetes
  • Title : Partners in Diabetes
  • Author : Tai Justin Mendenhall
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 186
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  • Language : English
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Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition by N.A

Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition
  • Title : Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN Code : 1464964580
  • Pages : 1409
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  • Language : English
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Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management. The editors have built Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Sociological Abstracts by Leo P. Chall

Sociological Abstracts
  • Title : Sociological Abstracts
  • Author : Leo P. Chall
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  • Pages : N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


Dissertation Abstracts International by N.A

Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Title : Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature by Cinahl Information Systems Staff

Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature
  • Title : Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature
  • Author : Cinahl Information Systems Staff
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  • ISBN Code : 9780910478618
  • Pages : N.A
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Religious and Theological Abstracts by N.A

Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • Title : Religious and Theological Abstracts
  • Author : N.A
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How to Write and Publish Articles in Nursing by Donna Richards Sheridan,Donna Lee Dowdney

How to Write and Publish Articles in Nursing
  • Title : How to Write and Publish Articles in Nursing
  • Author : Donna Richards Sheridan,Donna Lee Dowdney
  • Publisher : Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 278
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  • Language : English
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This manual offers nurses who want to write journal articles a step by step alternative to facing a blank sheet of paper. Drawing on years of experience in conducting writing workshops, the authors provide techniques, exercises, practical checklists, and forms for every stage of the writing and marketing process. In this new edition, the authors address today's "information explosion", offering information on how to make use of on-line computerized databases, e-mail, and the Internet to obtain and send information. Appendices include lists of nursing journals, publications for writers, and writing and literary associations. Continuing Education Credit may be obtained for using this book.


Current Index to Journals in Education by N.A

Current Index to Journals in Education
  • Title : Current Index to Journals in Education
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Oryx Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780897742115
  • Pages : 1192
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  • Language : English
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research by David Coghlan,Mary Brydon-Miller

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research
  • Title : The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research
  • Author : David Coghlan,Mary Brydon-Miller
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781849200271
  • Pages : 904
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  • Language : English
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Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields — especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. This encyclopedia brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research.


Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières by N.A

Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
  • Title : Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Caring for Persons with AIDS and Cancer by John F. Tuohey

Caring for Persons with AIDS and Cancer
  • Title : Caring for Persons with AIDS and Cancer
  • Author : John F. Tuohey
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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Development and Politics from Below by Barbara Bompani,Maria Frahm-Arp

Development and Politics from Below
  • Title : Development and Politics from Below
  • Author : Barbara Bompani,Maria Frahm-Arp
  • Publisher : Non-Governmental Public Action
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 257
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  • Language : English
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"Modernist and secularist thinking has long predicted that religion would be rendered irrelevant, to be sidestepped, ignored or eliminated. However, this is not the case in twenty-first-century Africa. Religion plays an increasingly important role in politics and development. This volume captures the dynamism and power of religion in Africa. In doing so it aims to move beyond narrow conceptualisations of p̀olitics' and d̀evelopment' and public and private spaces in order to uncover the meaning of modern religion in Africa and the many ways it is embedded in millions of Africans' everyday struggles to survive, sustain themselves and make sense of the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.


Professionalism Among Physicians by Sangeeta Chandra Ahluwalia

Professionalism Among Physicians
  • Title : Professionalism Among Physicians
  • Author : Sangeeta Chandra Ahluwalia
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Transformative Learning in Practice by Jack Mezirow,Edward W. Taylor

Transformative Learning in Practice
  • Title : Transformative Learning in Practice
  • Author : Jack Mezirow,Edward W. Taylor
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118045432
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The leading authorities in the field produced this comprehensive resource, which provides strategies and methods for fostering Transformative Learning (TL) practice in a wide variety of higher and adult education settings. The book answers relevant questions such as: What are effective practices for promoting TL in the classroom? What is it about TL that is most helpful in informing practice? How does the teaching setting shape the practice of TL? What are the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fostering TL? What are the risks and challenges when practicing TL in the classroom?


Bioethics Forum by N.A

Bioethics Forum
  • Title : Bioethics Forum
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Hospital Literature Index by N.A

Hospital Literature Index
  • Title : Hospital Literature Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Philosopher's Index by N.A

The Philosopher's Index
  • Title : The Philosopher's Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.


Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting
  • Title : Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting
  • Author : Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
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  • Pages : N.A
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Proceedings of the British Psychological Society by British Psychological Society

Proceedings of the British Psychological Society
  • Title : Proceedings of the British Psychological Society
  • Author : British Psychological Society
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  • Pages : N.A
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Health Promoting Palliative Care by Allan Kellehear

Health Promoting Palliative Care
  • Title : Health Promoting Palliative Care
  • Author : Allan Kellehear
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195507850
  • Pages : 191
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  • Language : English
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Health promotion has traditionally focused on illness prevention, targeting the fit and well. But what about those who live with life-threatening or terminal illness? Health -Promoting Palliative Care proposes a model of care that goes beyond simply providing care in the final stages of life and draws on critical and participatory principles from both palliative care and health promotion. Emphasising early intervention and a social approach to the problems and experiences of dying, it encourages service providers, family members, and the dying themselves to seek ways to promote emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, as well as physical health. The book begins by looking at the ways in which health promotion can be introduced to palliative care. It goes on to outline the goals and practice principles of a health promoting palliative care. Later chapters address practice strategies relevant to health and death education, social supports, interpersonal reorientation, and environmental and policy development. Health Promoting Palliative Care is a valuable, practical, and accessible resource for practitioners working alone or in health care institutions, for students of the health sciences, social work, or pastoral care, and for those working in policy areas.


International Nursing Index by N.A

International Nursing Index
  • Title : International Nursing Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Engaging Communication, Transforming Organizations by Jennifer Lyn Simpson,Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

Engaging Communication, Transforming Organizations
  • Title : Engaging Communication, Transforming Organizations
  • Author : Jennifer Lyn Simpson,Pamela Shockley-Zalabak
  • Publisher : Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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An important classroom addition at both the senior seminar and graduate level in organizational communication, this book takes seriously the role of theory in engaging practice."--Jacket.


FAMLI by N.A

FAMLI
  • Title : FAMLI
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Insights Into Participatory Video by Nick Lunch,Chris Lunch

Insights Into Participatory Video
  • Title : Insights Into Participatory Video
  • Author : Nick Lunch,Chris Lunch
  • Publisher : InsightShare
  • ISBN Code : 0955245605
  • Pages : 124
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  • Language : English
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The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing by Joanne V. Hickey

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Title : The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Author : Joanne V. Hickey
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 768
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  • Language : English
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The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.


Psychological Abstracts by American psychological association

Psychological Abstracts
  • Title : Psychological Abstracts
  • Author : American psychological association
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror by N.A

Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror
  • Title : Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Minutes by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). General Assembly

Minutes
  • Title : Minutes
  • Author : Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). General Assembly
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Current Index to Journals in Education Semi-Annual Cumulation, 1991 by N.A

Current Index to Journals in Education Semi-Annual Cumulation, 1991
  • Title : Current Index to Journals in Education Semi-Annual Cumulation, 1991
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • ISBN Code : 9780897746786
  • Pages : 1280
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  • Language : English
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Orthopaedic Nursing by Ann Butler Maher,Susan Warner Salmond,Teresa A. Pellino

Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Title : Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Author : Ann Butler Maher,Susan Warner Salmond,Teresa A. Pellino
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 814
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  • Language : English
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This comprehensive text provides the practicing nurse access to the physical, sociocultural, and physiological aspects of orthopedic nursing care and emphasizes up-to-date care for patients of all ages. The text takes a team approach to care for patients in various transitional healthcare settings. Pathophysiology and management modalities are covered in depth. Introductory chapters offer the fundamentals necessary to provide care to orthopedic patients with various diagnoses. The remainder of the book addresses orthopedic disorders categorized by physiologic processes. New evidence based content and outpatient care strategies have been added throughout the text and Internet resources are included at the end of every chapter. New chapters in the third edition explore genetics and wellness. Nationally respected editors and contributors lend their expertise to this book. Clinical pathways are included for major orthopedic conditions such as prehospital, hospital, and outpatient phases of care. A lifespan approach offers complete coverage of pediatric, adult, and elderly patients. Care of orthopedic patients is addressed across the continuum of care, with an emphasis on community-based care, rehabilitation, and management of patients with chronic conditions. A consistent format for orthopedic conditions in Part 2 outlines the definition, incidence, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. NIC Intervention and NOC Outcome classification language is used throughout. A separate chapter on Ergonomics (Chapter 3) focuses on this important topic. A new chapter on Wellness (Chapter 1) focuses on complementary/alternative therapies, and these therapies are also integrated into subsequent chapters. A new chapter on Genetics (Chapter 7) provides up-to-date coverage of this topic. An appendix has been added on Computers as a Resource for Education, designed for staff and patients. Questions and supporting references throughout examine treatment and care options, emphasizing evidence-based practice. Internet resources at the end of each chapter and in the appendix refer the reader to sites for further information. Innovations and future trends are highlighted in all chapters with a focus on outpatient care. The relative cost of treatment options is addressed.