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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written for midwives, this book provides guidance to the topics of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance. It explains relevant terms in the context of practical midwifery. It describes implementing clinical governance through the practical application of the various components of a quality midwifery service, with relevant examples.
OCD affects one in fifty people and one of them was Ruth Deane. In this frank and personal account she shares her own experience as an OCD sufferer, taking the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey, from washing her hands until they cracked and bled, to hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD.
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.
An exploration of what it means to be a grandmother and how she can understand tensions in the family, communicate effectively with her daughter or daughter-in-law, offer emotional support when it is needed and enjoy her grandchildren.
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.
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.
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.