Guides the decision-making process using a system of assessment that identifies those patients who need immediate life saving treatment and those who need hospital care. This book connects emergency care with the community and secondary care and places it in the context of patient care pathways.
Describes several frequently encountered complaints and disorders that do not pose a serious health threat, often have a good prognosis, and have not been paid much attention during medical education or in scientific papers. This book provides information on minor ailments, as far as possible based on scientific evidence.
Aims to encourage medical practitioners to recognize and discuss the challenges facing them, promote self care as an integral and accepted part of the professional life of medical practitioners, and assists medical practitioners to develop useful strategies for self care.
Combines models, theory and advice that guides clinicians, managers and facilitators to lead integrated primary health care. Using case studies and examples, this work contains practical sections that are cross-referred to theoretical sections that show how theories of whole system learning and change can be applied in different situations.
Provides a combination of both practical advice and theory covering day-to-day teaching and learning in the real world. This book provides vital guidance and support to general practitioners with teaching responsibilities, undergraduate healthcare lecturers and tutors, and healthcare professionals in primary care.
Providing practical advice on how to develop training strategies, policies and plans for primary care organizations, this manual provides a tool kit for identifying, planning and meeting the current and future training needs of primary care.
Full of practical advice and insights into the counselling relationship in primary care, this book examines the effectiveness of time-limited therapy. It uses fictitious dialogue throughout to illustrate its points from a person-centred perspective.
This comprehensive new book provides answers to these questions by exploring interconnections between theory, research and practice. It draws on different disciplinary perspectives in the health and social sciences and invites comparisons between different health care settings.
Produced in order to bring together critical pieces on the challenges in primary care, by authors from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, clinical psychology, disability studies, public health, sociology, as well as general practice. This book is meant for those involved in the study or development of primary health care services.
Examines a range of psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions that are being used to support parents and their infants. This book brings together interventions and ways of working that can be used both universally to support parents during the transition to parenthood.
This timely and relevant new edition of an established and well-regarded text is essential reading for those training to become health visitors and those who are practitioners working with and in the community.
This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services.
Designed around the Department of Health's Working in Partnership Programme, this book encourages professional learning and development, both individually and within a team, and highlights the importance and benefits of self care in the workplace. It is useful for healthcare professionals involved in commissioning or providing primary care.
Presenting the evidence on the epidemiology, causes and management of the common acute respiratory infections, this book gathers together a wealth of scattered original research and information and offers solutions for practical application. It is intended for primary care professionals, including doctors, nurses and health visitors.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this handbook provides comprehensive, concise, evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of illness and injury in the primary care setting.
This text examines the potential of nurses to provide a first-point-of-contact consultation service as an alternative to going to see the doctor. It analyzes the different nurse practitioners models around the world and presents a proposal for the UK.
Designed to help students develop a proactive approach to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care they give, the contents of the book can be applied to all branches of nursing and to all environments where patients are nursed, whether in hospital, at home or care homes.
Emotional maltreatment is widespread and has a profoundly harmful effect on a child's development. The effects of abuse are often carried into adulthood, and emotionally abused children are more likely to experience a range of problems as adults. This book sets out to identify 'what works' in preventing emotional maltreatment from recurring.
The book demystifies the key elements of leadership, highlights the difference between leadership and management and identifies the essential components for successful leadership amongst health care professionals.