What is illness? Is it a physiological dysfunction, a social label, or a way of experiencing the world? How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill? This title explores these questions by weaving together the personal story of author's own serious illness.
Detailing concise yet comprehensive coverage of immunology at an undergraduate level, this text provides easy access to the core information in the field. It covers all important areas in immunology in a format which should be ideal for learning and rapid revision.
An anthology of writings from a range of sources: from the "Epic of Gilgamesh" through Robert Louis Stevenson to Auden. It includes writings on specific illnesses, on mental/emotional troubles, on pain, on the role of the doctor/carer, and on the insights that the experience of illness can bring.
Epidemiology concerns the frequency, pattern, and causes of disease in populations, and is central to all of health and healthcare. This book describes and illustrates the key concepts that underpin the science of epidemiology and its applications to policy making, health service planning and health promotion.
Provides resource on pathology and pathophysiology to helps students adapt their technique to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and avoid treatment when contraindicated. This book discusses 300 pathologies and conditions organized by the body system. It also covers sanitation procedures and hygiene.
Examines the different accounts of disease causation produced by research in epidemiology, biology and sociology, and the different meanings attached to states of illness by doctors, patients and the media. This book explores the ways in which prevailing social norms affect the status of the sick person.
Dealing with infection control issues, this book is a primary reference source for nurses and health professionals working in the community. It brings together some of the UK's most experienced infection control nurses to produce a comprehensive and useful text on the subject.
Covers: microbial biology; infection and immunity; bacterial pathogens and associated diseases; viral pathogens and associated diseases; fungal pathogens and parasitic infections; and, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection.
Offers an introduction to the principles of the human immune system. This book includes: updates on the pathophysiology of immunology; more than 20 figures outlining key concepts; and, questions that help to simulate classroom discussion.
A clinical pharmacy textbook that applies pharmacology into practice using a holistic approach to the management, treatment and monitoring of various diseases. Taking common diseases by system, it deals with the common therapeutic issues.
Safe and Clean Care is the responsibility of all those working in Health and Social Care and this book will provide much-needed guidance on responsibility, accountability and good practice with respect to infection prevention and control.
A user friendly book that breaks down a complex subject into clear and understandable chapters providing appropriate depth for busy nursing students. It integrates both pathology and pharmacology to help students understand the relationship between the two.
Takes an integrated approach to both infectious disease and microbiology. Referenced to national frameworks and current legislation, it covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, specific information on diseases and conditions, and material on 'hot topics' such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine.
Written specifically for case managers, this reference presents a practical integration of disease management and case management to ensure comprehensive coverage of these two rapidly evolving and expanding fields. It explains and clarifies these two areas with in-depth expert commentary that offers a fresh, contemporary approach.
Presents an accessible account of immunology. This title covers all the key concepts med students need with no gaps. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. It depicts difficult concepts using cartoon-strip illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
Provides a contemporary approach to the use of lifestyle, herbal, and nutritional interventions in health care. This book demonstrates the biological plausibility of using supplements in clinical care, and supports the scientific validity of such interventions by referring to clinical trials. It is useful to health professionals.
Provides a clear explanation of the science as well as the practical and clinical aspects of infection prevention and control; giving students a more robust knowledge base to better prepare them for taking on future leadership roles in this area.
In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. The search is on to find Ebola's elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. In this book, the author tells the story of Ebola, its past, present and its unknowable future.
Aims to challenge fundamentally the way health and social care professionals, supervisors and managers approach infection control and hygiene. This book reaches beyond a prescriptive approach to infection control behavior, examining the psychosocial forces that affect individual and group behaviors in practice.
Clinical Immunology gives an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.
Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, with more men having the disease than women. Yet it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers hunting for a cure. This title chronicles how scientists have laboured to crack the mystery of what was once called the 'shaking palsy', from the clinical descriptions to the neuroscience.
Presents pathology in the context of modern cellular and molecular biology and contemporary clinical practice. Suitable for students of medicine and the related health sciences, this title provides comprehensive coverage of disease mechanisms and the pathology of specific disorders ordered by body system.
This volume provides a concise introduction to the diverse ideas about disease and its treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to 21st-century America and Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness and forms of treatment in different cultures.
The perfect way to assess knowledge for the USMLE Step 1 and pathology course exams, this review features 500 USMLE-format questions, answers, and concise but comprehensive explanations of both correct and incorrect answer options.
Provides information on the fundamentals of infection prevention and control and its management in a health care setting. This title outlines the role of the medical consultant, consultant nurse / specialist infection control nurse, hospital matron, ward link nurse, ward sister, staff nurse, trust management.
This book presents a research-based perspective on patient safety, drawing together the most recent ideas and thinking from researchers on how to research and understand patient safety issues, and how research findings are used to shape policy and practice.
Helps you to review the essential concepts of microbiology. This title also helps you learn the medically important aspects of the subject and covers the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and infectious diseases. It teaches medical microbiology in the context of clinical cases.
An introduction to ergonomics in the workplace, this book explains the different ergonomic techniques and strategies and gives you the foundation you need to help clients maximize efficiency and prevent workplace injuries before they occur.
Suitable for nursing students and those studying on other Allied Health Professional fields, this title covers the relevant areas of pathophysiology. It focuses on UK related conditions, and includes chapters on reproductive diseases and complaints, and on skin.
Offers a visual approach to mastering the principles of pathophysiology. This book features many color photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids that clarify essential pathophysiology concepts, and explain key terms and concept.
Reviews of first edition: This book tells every healthcare professional all they need to know about infection control A user-friendly, valuable source of knowledge on a subject that can be confusing and complicated.
There has been a shift in the focus of medical care from the hospital to the community. Medical students are required to understand the community aspects of medical practice and combine this with elements of sociology and psychology. This book looks at the context within which illness is experienced, health is sought and medicine is practised.
A reference book for virology that provides coverage of all aspects of virology, including thorough coverage of virus biology as well as replication and medical aspects of specific virus families. It highlights viruses associated with cancer, including the new human polyomaviruses. It also includes chapters on circoviruses and mimiviruses.
Boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This guide features a quick-read, two-column 'flashcard' Q&A format - specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible.
This book explores epidemiology, its knowledge base, ideology and practice. Topics covered include: principles, concepts and research designs in epidemiology; the developing relationship between epidemiology and nursing; and a critical appraisal of disease, illness, sickness and health.
Integrates pathology with various other subjects for a review. It boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. It features a quick-read, two-column 'flashcard' Q&A format - designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible.
Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain the concept of homeostasis and the relevance of physiology to common disorders.
This second edition of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention summarizes the natural history of the major disease groups, explaining and applying core epidemiological principles and practices with the help of case studies, questions, and references to the most important sources of information in the field.
Offers the coverage of immunology that you need to stay on the clinical laboratory science. This title explores the medical applications of clinical laboratory science, with information on disorders of infectious and immunologic origin, as well as topics such as transplantation and tumor immunology.