An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice

Author: Janet Marsden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470986646

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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The first reference of its kind, An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice alleviates the need for every ophthalmic practice area to develop diverse, often contradictory, guidelines. This book informs guidelines and protocols and provides up to date, evidence based information, covering: condition management (lice infestation, conjunctivitis, recurrent corneal erosion, removing foreign bodies, chalazion, pain management, acute glaucoma); techniques (padding, taking eye swabs, irrigation, administering eye drops, keratometry); and other topics, including papillary dilation, standards for driving, screening, topical anaesthesia and the eye, and prescribing.
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Ophthalmic Nursing, Fifth Edition

Author: Mary E. Shaw,Agnes Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482249774

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Ophthalmic Nursing provides an overview for those just setting out in a role within ophthalmic nursing. It includes basic and comprehensible anatomy and physiology – the foundations for understanding how the eye functions and why and how problems occur – and relates them to the care and needs of the patient. This accessible text includes evidence-based procedure guidelines and the inclusion of reflective activities in most chapters allows readers to apply their knowledge to the realities of the care setting. Also covered are the most recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many advances in the care and management of the ophthalmic patient. The authors have updated the chapters accordingly and included new colour images and diagrams. References, further reading and websites have also been updated to reflect current trends. A valuable resource for nurses in practice and training, this book continues to be the ‘go-to’ source for those caring for the ophthalmic patient.
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The Ophthalmic Study Guide

Author: Dorothy Field,Marina Forbes

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830642

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7171

This classic introduction to ophthalmology has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changes in practice that have taken place since it was first published in 2009. In recent years, an increasing variety of health professionals have been involved with the care of ophthalmic patients. The aim has been to provide an efficient, high-quality and cost-effective service to patients, which utilises the skills of the multidisciplinary ophthalmic team. This study guide offers both a basic introduction and a ‘skills escalator’ for nurses and other health professionals. Those who make use of its content and use the ‘To do’ panels for reflection and research will develop their knowledge and skills more quickly, and acquire good habits of self-assessment and self-directed learning. The simple questions at the end of each chapter can be used for self-testing, or as a basis for questions that mentors can ask their students. The content is deliberately restricted to ‘the basics’ in terms of the areas chosen, though they are all covered in reasonable depth. Students are encouraged to use the skills checklists at the end of the book to document their personal progress and validate their developing practice. These will provide useful evidence for annual performance appraisals.
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Evidence-Based Oncology

Author: Christopher B. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405140151

Category: Medical

Page: 618

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This is a book about using the best evidence to inform treatment decisions for people with cancer. It is written by oncologists for oncologists, using examples throughout to illustrate key points. The book starts off with a "toolbox" section, written in a way which will help those relatively new to the principles of evidence-based oncology to understand the key issues, and equip them with the basics of how to tell a good study from a bad one. The majority of the book then deals with an evidence-based summary of the common and important cancers in a structured and easy to read format around common patient scenarios and frequently asked questions. Whilst most of the evidence is based on randomised controlled trials, other studies are cited where appropriate eg when discussing adverse events. The unique accompanying book website will contain updates of new chapters and studies as they become available. Written by leading world figures in the evidence-based movement Includes free CD-ROM with PC eBook and sample PDA chapter Methodology of reviewing and appraising evidence discussed in the context of cancer management Clinical sections covering prevention and screening Chapters on treatment of the individual major cancers review the current best available evidence to most frequently asked questions Rigorously structured explicit searches, evidence of efficacy and harms, plus comment around clinical scenarios Free-access update website keeping the text current and live: www.evidbasedoncology.com
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Evidence-Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Author: David Isaacs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766158

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of childhood infections in clinical practice. Renowned Clinical Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, David Isaacs, and an expert consultant editor team, bring you the first book to critically look at the evidence for decision making in pediatric infections. Based around illustrative case studies, each chapter presents and analyzes current evidence on the management of different pediatric infections and provides firm treatment recommendations based on evidence of: • efficacy and safety • antibiotic resistance • cost • adverse effects • ethical considerations. Clear summaries and specific guidance allow you to assess the evidence for yourself and make rapid but informed management decisions based on the strength of evidence available. Antibiotic doses are presented clearly and simply, enabling you to select appropriate treatment at a glance. This book uses a case-based approach that focuses on the most common disease areas affecting children in industrialized countries, developing countries, travelers and refugees. It is an up-to-date, relevant and widely applicable text that carefully examines the evidence for antibiotics and other interventions whilst encouraging a conservative and responsible approach to antibiotic use. Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is an indispensable resource for any practitioner who strives to provide the best evidence-based care for childhood infections.
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Evidence-Based Neurology

Management of Neurological Disorders

Author: Bart Demaerschalk,Dean Wingerchuk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119067324

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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From an expert editor team drawn from the Cochrane Neurological Network, Evidence-Based Neurology provides specialists and those in training with the skills and knowledge to apply evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. fills the gap between guidelines and primary studies as well as between primary and secondary scientific medical literature summarizes the most recent and important findings on treatments for neurological patients measures the benefit and, when applicable, the risk of harm inherent in specific neurological interventions now includes new non-clinical topics of interest to neurologists such as education and research
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Evidence-Based Emergency Care

Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

Author: Jesse M. Pines,Worth W. Everett

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9781444300789

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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This useful handbook provides a concise compilation of the evidence supporting diagnostic testing and clinical decision rules in emergency care. Clinical decision rules are now widely recognised as best practice for the ordering of diagnostic tests in the emergency department. Aimed at all physicians working with emergency and acute patients, the book begins with an overview of how to evaluate a diagnostic test using an evidence-based approach, followed by an explanation of the clinical decision rules and the methods of assessing the strength and applicability of the clinical prediction rule. These introductory chapters are followed by sections covering the following clinical areas: * Traumatic Injuries * Cardiology * Infectious Disease * Surgical and Abdominal Complaints * Urology * Neurology * Ophthalmology, Hematology, Rheumatology * Pulmonology. For each test and clinical decision rule, the most current and best available studies in the literature are discussed and applied to emergency department and acute care patients in addressing the question at hand, followed by an overall recommendation on how to use the test or rule in the clinical context. Evidence-Based Emergency Care is an accessible and extremely useful reference for physicians at all levels to use in applying an evidence-based approach to ordering and interpreting tests in an acute care environment.
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Evidence-Based Emergency Care

Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

Author: Jesse M. Pines,Christopher R. Carpenter,Ali S. Raja,Jeremiah D. Schuur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470657839

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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"The purpose of this book is to present relevant questions on diagnostic testing that arise in everyday emergency medicine practice and to comment on the best available evidence"--Provided by publisher.
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Long-Term Conditions

Nursing Care and Management

Author: Liz Meerabeau,Kerri Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341014

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This book is a very welcome tool, which will enable health professionals to understand the complexity, challenge and rewards of proactively managing long-term conditions. Putting this knowledge into skilled practice, in partnership with patients, will transform the lives of many individuals and their families, and thus fulfil the fundamental purpose of nursing. —From the Foreword by Professor Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor of Enterprise, University of Northumbria Long-Term Conditions is a comprehensive, practical guide for nurses and healthcare professionals on the care and management of people with chronic illness. It explores case management, individual care and management, the role of the ‘expert patient’, quality-of-life issues, counselling skills, self-management, and optimum self-care. Long-Term Conditions discusses the three main long-term conditions currently resulting in most hospital admissions: diabetes, respiratory, and coronary heart disease, with a focus on empowering the patient to self-manage. Key Features: A comprehensive guide to the care and management of long-term conditions Focuses on the management of the conditions from the patients’ perspective Practical and accessible in style
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Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin-Plank

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641249

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 434

Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life.
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The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices

Author: Susan Macqueen,Elizabeth Bruce,Faith Gibson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444361171

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 8458

Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of nursing care of children and young people. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices is an evidence-based manual of practical skills in children's nursing which builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It encompasses all aspects of children's nursing from the most basic aspects of everyday practice to advanced practice in high dependency and intensive care to provide a comprehensive resource for all qualified nurses, students, and other health-care professionals involved in caring for children, both in the hospital and the community setting. Children's and young people's nursing presents unique challenges. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and provides the underlying theory and evidence for nursing care of children. It provides a definitive guide to clinical skills procedures in children's and young people's nursing which enables nurses working with children and young people to practice confidently and deliver clinically effective family-centred care. Key features Offers access to clinical procedures developed through the extensive expertise from Great Ormond Street Hospital Contains evidence-based recommendations for expert care Encompasses all aspects of children's care Contains procedures guidelines students can rely on and effectively use in practice following qualfication Highlights specific needs of neonates and adolescents Placed in the context of inter-disciplinary care of the child Includes the rationale for each procedure - the 'why' as well as 'how' Information presented in a similar way to The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - offering continuity to those working in both adult and paediatric settings This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes or the MedHand Store.
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Intravitreal Injections

A Handbook for Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners and Trainee Ophthalmologists

Author: Salman Waqar,Jonathan C. Park,Michael D. Cole

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789814571456

Category: Medical

Page: 72

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Intravitreal injections (injections into the eye) are a new form of treatment for various conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vascular eye problems. The use of these injections has become so widespread that most departments around the world (and particularly in the U.K) do not have enough doctors to meet the service provision demands of an ever increasing number of patients. Many departments have trialed training ophthalmic nurse practitioners as a solution and the number of such specifically trained nurses is set to rise exponentially in the future. This book is meant to be an easy to carry A5 handbook detailing all that an ophthalmic nurse practitioner needs to know about performing the procedure. It is hoped that the book will also be of benefit to trainee ophthalmologists learning the procedure. As this is an emerging area of expertise in ophthalmology, currently there exists no other books on the topic. The readers will benefit from having a single resource detailing all that they need to know about the procedure. This means that nurses will not have to cross reference multiple complicated ophthalmic textbooks. As an A5 handbook, it will be easy to carry and reference in clinics. It is deliberately meant to be concise (around 100 pages), thus concentrating only on the core knowledge required.
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The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433509X

Category: Medical

Page: 1288

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Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect ofpatient-centred nursing care. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manualof Clinical Nursing Procedures, Professional Edition providesup-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related toevery aspect of a person's care. Procedure guidelines are based onan appraisal of the latest research findings and advice fromclinical experts, to enable students and qualified nurses toprovide the best possible care. The manual provides the underlyingtheory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain theconfidence they need to become fully informed, skilledpractitioners. The Eighth edition is organised in four sections which reflectthe patient experience: Managing the patient journey, Supportingthe patient with human functioning, Supporting the patient throughthe diagnostic process, Supporting the patient through treatment.It includes additional headings to make the text even moreaccessible and extra colour photos and diagrams. Nationally recognised as the essential guide to clinicalnursing skills Includes step-by step procedures related to essential aspectsof a patient's care Provides all the knowledge nurses need to be fully informed andpractice accountably Enables nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focusedcare Clear, user friendly and easy to understand All procedures include the rationale for each action Evidence graded to help nurses assess its validity Online edition www.rmmonline.co.uk alsoavailable
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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477788

Category: Medical

Page: 599

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University
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The Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522567

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process in Nursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to know about research methods. This established textbook reflects the significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which links theory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety of research concepts to theoretical learning and professional practice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from a range of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USA and Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, which clearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursing students, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detail to be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.
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Adult Nursing at a Glance

Author: Andrée le May

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474554

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Everything you need to know about Adult Nursing...at a Glance! Adult Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for Adult Nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This title blends up-to-date evidence and essential knowledge from expert experience of nursing practice, research and teaching, in an easy-to-follow guide for student and newly qualified nurses. Adult Nursing at a Glance covers the essential components of excellent nursing, highlighting the skills that all students need to develop from the outset of their studies, and encompassing organisational and leadership skills. With an emphasis on patient care and dignity, this title is the perfect guide to healthcare delivery, management and professional development. ? Follows a simple structure based around systems of the body for quick access to information, with the most common disorders of these systems ? Is accompanied by a comprehensive companion website with self-testing features ? Ward and Primary Care covered throughout the text ? Contains all the information you need to provide the best patient care, including care planning, symptom control, communication and health promotion.
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Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133661

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are seriousâ€"for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation’s economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substanceâ€"use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.
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Caring for the Older Person

Practical Care in Hospital, Care Home or at Home

Author: Ann Bradshaw, RGN,Clair Merriman, RGN

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047006062X

Category: Medical

Page: 164

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The number of older people in our society is increasing rapidly and as they age, the demand for safe, effective care is growing. This book offers readers the knowledge and skill to provide all aspects of care. Caring for the Older Person is written in six sections, covering the fundamental needs of an older person: Assistance with personal cleansing Assistance with movement Assistance to maintain nutrition and fluid intake Assistance with toilet needs Assistance with the need for observation and monitoring Care of the person immediately following death Each section starts with an explanation and includes care procedures in a step-by-step format. Written by two experienced nurses, the book is systematic and evidence-based, using up-to-date knowledge and government policy. It is intended to be a practical aid to improve care for the older person, whether in hospital, care home or at home and to give the reader the confidence that the care they provide is safe and effective. Caring for the Older Person is an essential resource for health care professionals, trainees, care assistants, or paid carers, whose work involves caring for an older person; or a lay person – someone who needs to acquire skill and confidence to care for an older friend, neighbour or relative.
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Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305633822

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques -- illustrating how the two methods complement one another and how they can be integrated in mixed-methods studies. Rubin and Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors' clear and often humorous writing style. A rigorous and comprehensive presentation, combined with a reader-friendly approach, helps students overcome the fear factor often associated with this course. Examples from real-world settings help students see the connections between research and social work practice. The Ninth Edition continues to incorporate coverage of evidence-based practice, and aligns with other accreditation requirements based on the EPAS guidelines. It can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management

Author: Peter H. Scanlon,Ahmed Sallam,Peter van Wijngaarden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119058961

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate, and diabetic retinopathy is one of the most significant complications of diabetes. Packed with outstanding retinal photos, the second edition of this one-stop clinical manual offers a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, treatment and long–term management of patients with diabetic eye disease. Edited and authored by world-renowned experts from leading centres of excellence, A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management presents evidence-based guidance relevant for a global audience of health-care professionals, including diabetologists, ophthalmologists, retinal screeners, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, GPs, and medical students.
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