There is a vast array of imaging modalities for diagnostic use. Junior doctors are faced with a range of complex and sophisticated imaging techniques - radioisotopes, ultrasound, CT and MRI are used to demonstrate human anatomy and pathology affecting internal organs.
Addresses almost all the topics important to students or beginning critical care nurses. Designed for 9-13 week critical care classes, this edition aims to prepare readers to integrate the technology of critical care with psychosocial concerns. It covers everything from the foundations of critical care nursing practice to nursing management.
Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.
Provides useful examples of day-to-day nanny work, based on good child care theory and practice, as well as the experiences of real-life nannies. This work includes topics such as: establishing effective working relationships with children and their parents; promoting children's emotional well-being; managing children's behaviour; and more.
Birthweight is the most important determinant of infant mortality and ill health then and in later life. This is a comprehensive handbook bringing together information to help inform the promotion of optimal birthweight.
Provides a practical guide to the various aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. This book covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common drugs, as well as breast conditions and problems and their resolution. Attention is also paid to feeding the vulnerable baby.
This title traces the development of caesarean sections up to the present day and gives expectant mothers a clear explanation of what the operation entails. It provides facts and figures and documents a number of important recent procedural changes.
Written in a succinct and accessible way Each chapter includes key points for reflection, examples of good practice and suggested further reading Clearly highlights how public health underpins every midwife's practice by using examples and case studies.
As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. This work combines discussion of relevant and developing theory, with accounts of real time developments in practice. It is useful for those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
Presents the essential clinical skills for safe and professional nursing practice. This book begins with fundamental skills covering the patient's hospital stay, specimen collection, aseptic technique and wound care, and medicines management. It then focuses on procedures related to specific body systems.
Provides in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. This text provides an introduction to neonatology, concentrating on common conditions, for the health professionals concerned with care of the newborn.
Presents an introduction to the study of ageing. This book reflects trends in gerontology, incorporating developments in theory and research as well as international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It also examines cognitive ageing, social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age.
The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying.
The application of a variety of quality approaches to commissioning, management and practice in community health care nursing is illustrated in this work. It provides a critical appraisal of quality models before considering quality issues relating to consumer feedback and the contracting process.
Sets out basic principles for providing patient education as an integral part of nursing care. It challenges the view that simply giving information is enough and investigates strategies for improving the effectiveness of patient education.
Birth centres are suitable for every woman whose birth is straightforward, which accounts for around 75 per cent of all women. This guide shows how small scale maternity provision has a profound clinical and organisational advantage over large scale hospital provision, including saving of time and money by reducing intervention rates.
This sympathetic and helpful book explores the many different ways in which women physically experience miscarriage and emotionally react to it. This is invaluable book for both women who have miscarried and health professionals.
Scientifically based, but warmly human in content, this unique longitudinal study offers new insights to professionals working with mothers and families of twins and to researchers in human development across a range of disciplines.
The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness.
Provides an overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice.
A celebration of the work of Anne Alvarez, an enormously influential psychoanalytic psychotherapist whose work on autism and severe personality disorders in children has been important internationally.
Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness.
This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy.
In a fresh approach, using new research gathered on hospital wards, Peter Draper challenges existing definitions of 'quality of life' and suggests practical ways in which nurses can promote the well-being of patients in their care.
Europe is a relatively secular part of the world in global terms. Why is this so? And why is the situation in Europe so different from that in the United States? This book considers these questions. It explores the nature of Eurosecularity (variations on the theme) - paying attention to its historical, philosophical and institutional dimensions.
Addresses medical conditions, and psycho-social development problems. This book, written by a nurse, health visitor and teacher, uses a problem-based approach that relates to conditions in everyday practice. It seeks to serve as a companion for the healthcare professionals who treat children and young adults.
Explores contemporary postnatal care for women and their families, exploring the role of the midwife as a member of the multi-professional team. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred postnatal care for mothers and their babies.
Based on real-life experience Dr Norman explains ailments of the skin, including melanoma, warts, albinism and toxic epidermal necrosis, exploring the condition's history and etiology, and talks us through diagnosis with his patient stories.