Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health

Author: Mike Slade,Lindsay Oades,Aaron Jarden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316839567

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 2012

This book brings together two bodies of knowledge - wellbeing and recovery. Wellbeing and 'positive' approaches are increasingly influencing many areas of society. Recovery in mental illness has a growing empirical evidence base. For the first time, overlaps and cross-fertilisation opportunities between the two bodies of knowledge are identified. International experts present innovations taking place within the mental health system, which include wellbeing-informed new therapies, e-health approaches and peer-led recovery communities. State-of-the-art applications of wellbeing to the wider community are also described, across education, employment, parenting and city planning. This book will be of interest to anyone connected with the mental health system, especially people using and working in services, and clinical and administrators leaders, and those interested in using research from the mental health system in the wider community.
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The Paradoxical Brain

Author: Narinder Kapur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495798

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 5124

The Paradoxical Brain focuses on a range of phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive and go against the grain of established thinking. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: • Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss • Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions • Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development • Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease • Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will lead to a better understanding of brain function and to the introduction of new therapeutic strategies. The book will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.
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To Heal a Fractured World

The Ethics of Responsibility

Author: Jonathan Sacks

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0375425195

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 6084

One of the most respected religious thinkers of our time makes an impassioned plea for the return of religion to its true purpose—as a partnership with God in the work of ethical and moral living. What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior. “We are here to make a difference,” he writes, “a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make the world a place of justice and compassion.” He argues that in today’s religious and political climate, it is more important than ever to return to the essential understanding that “it is by our deeds that we express our faith and make it real in the lives of others and the world.” To Heal a Fractured World—inspirational and instructive, timely and timeless—will resonate with people of all faiths. From the Hardcover edition.
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Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2

Author: David W. Macdonald,Katherine J. Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118520203

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 6627

Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume of Key Topics in Conservation Biology, this entirely new second volume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporary conservation biology. Written by an internationally renowned team of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 adds to the still topical foundations laid in the first volume (published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issues in modern biodiversity conservation, including controversial subjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing the focus on species and ecosystems, and financial mechanisms to value biodiversity and pay for its conservation. Other chapters, setting the framework for conservation, address the sociology and philosophy of peoples’ relation with Nature and its impact on health, and such challenging practical issues as wildlife trade and conflict between people and carnivores. As a new development, this second volume of Key Topics includes chapters on major ecosystems, such as forests, islands and both fresh and marine waters, along with case studies of the conservation of major taxa: plants, butterflies, birds and mammals. A further selection of topics consider how to safeguard the future through monitoring, reserve planning, corridors and connectivity, together with approaches to reintroduction and re-wilding, along with managing wildlife disease. A final chapter, by the editors, synthesises thinking on the relationship between biodiversity conservation and human development. Each topic is explored by a team of top international experts, assembled to bring their own cross-cutting knowledge to a penetrating synthesis of the issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation is reflected throughout the book. Each essay examines the fundamental principles of the topic, the methodologies involved and, crucially, the human dimension. In this way, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, like its sister volume, Key Topics in Conservation Biology, embraces issues from cutting-edge ecological science to policy, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and the practical issues of implementation. Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 will, like its sister volume, be a valuable resource in universities and colleges, government departments, and conservation agencies. It is aimed particularly at senior undergraduate and graduate students in conservation biology and wildlife management and wider ecological and environmental subjects, and those taking Masters degrees in any field relevant to conservation and the environment. Conservation practitioners, policy-makers, and the wider general public eager to understand more about important environmental issues will also find this book invaluable.
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A Death in Belmont

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077377

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 9374

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.
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Epilepsy and Memory

Author: Adam Zeman,Narinder Kapur,Marilyn Jones-Gotman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580286

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 6907

Epilepsy is one of the most common potentially serious disorders of the brain, and patients often suffer from memory problems. This book comprehensively reviews all aspects of the relationship between this common and potentially serious neurological disorder and memory, one of the core functions of the human mind.
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Toxicological Effects of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Author: Jamie C. DeWitt

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 3319155180

Category: Medical

Page: 495

View: 4752

This book serves as a timely and comprehensive overview of the latest science for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), covering the development of methods for assessing PFASs in biological fluids and tissues as well as the current knowledge regarding their toxicity to vertebrate organisms. This book includes chapters on human and wildlife exposure/body burdens, reviews of metabolism and toxicological effects by organ system/developmental stage and aspects of PFAS toxicity that are driving PFAS research and regulatory oversight. Toxicological Effects of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances provide critical assessments of the most controversial topics surrounding toxicological evaluation of PFASs to give readers an expert perspective on the issues. Emphasis is placed on the integration of modes and mechanisms of action with functional endpoints that are relevant to human and wildlife health. This book will be a useful resource for toxicologists, environmental chemists, risk assessors and researchers with an interest in the class of compounds known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
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Management and Therapy of Early Pregnancy Complications

First and Second Trimesters

Author: Antonio Malvasi,Andrea Tinelli,Gian Carlo Di Renzo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319313770

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 7493

This richly illustrated book draws on recently acquired knowledge to provide the reader with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the full range of obstetric complications that may be encountered during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. For all complications, including those potentially involved in malpractice issues, risk factors and clinical presentation are described and detailed guidance is provided on the appropriate treatment. The lucid text is complemented by a wealth of images, diagrams, flow charts, and drawings. The volume has been compiled in collaboration with a large group of gynecologists, obstetricians and internationally renowned scientists to provide an essential guide. Accordingly, this book will be a valuable tool for every obstetrician and gynecologist. Practitioners across the world will be enabled to deepen their knowledge and to refine their approach to complications in daily clinical practice.
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The Possibility Oriented Approach

A Guide to Using the Hierarchic Dementia Scale-Revised(HDS-R) to Identify Abilities and Limitations for the Person with Dementia

Author: Heather Freegard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994293510

Category:

Page: N.A

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Avoiding and Treating Dental Complications

Best Practices in Dentistry

Author: Deborah Termeie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118988027

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3485

Complications from dental procedures are inevitable and encountered by all dental professionals. Avoiding and Treating Dental Complications: Best Practices in Dentistry is designed to address proper management of these situations in everyday practice. Covers a range of dental issues and complications found in daily practice Written by experts in each specialty Features tables and charts for quick information Includes clinical photographs and radiographs
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Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Cancer Patients

Rationale and Practical Approach

Author: Antonio M. Esquinas,S. Egbert Pravinkumar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331949256X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2693

This book aims to equip the reader to make optimal decisions on the use of mechanical ventilatory support in critically ill cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) and to implement the different strategies effectively. Detailed information is provided on the rationale for invasive and non-invasive ventilation, the different modes of ventilation, indications and contraindications, prognostic factors, and outcomes. The role of postoperative mechanical ventilation following various forms of surgery is extensively addressed, and key aspects of withdrawal from ventilatory support are discussed. Attention is also devoted to mechanical ventilation in the palliative care context. The concluding part of the book focuses on healthcare resource utilization and organizational support in cancer critical care. ARF is the most common reason for hospital and intensive care admission among oncological patients, and there is growing evidence that outcome following mechanical ventilation is improving. Readers will find this book to be an invaluable aid when selecting and executing a strategy for management of ARF in individual cancer patients.
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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

A Clinical Manual

Author: Deborah L. Cabaniss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119141990

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6838

An updated and expanded new edition of a widely-used guide to the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cabaniss’ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual, 2nd Edition provides material for readers to apply immediately in their treatment of patients.
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A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester,Tom Muskett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137592362

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

View: 1328

This book introduces a novel approach for examining language and communication in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - discourse and conversation analysis. The authors offer a set of very different perspectives on these complex issues than are typically presented in psychological and clinical work. Emerging from a range of social scientific fields, discourse and conversation analysis involve fine-grained qualitative analysis of naturally-occurring, rather than laboratory-based, interaction, enabling broad applications. Presented in two parts, this innovative volume first provides a set of pedagogical chapters to develop the reader's knowledge and skills in using these approaches, before moving to showcase the use of discursive methods through a range of original contributions from world-leading scholars, drawn from a range of disciplines including sociology, academic and clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, critical disability studies and social theory, and medicine and psychiatry.
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Giada's Feel Good Food

My Healthy Recipes and Secrets

Author: Giada De Laurentiis

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307987213

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 300

Food Network's most beautiful star shares her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips. The number one question that Giada De Laurentiis is asked when on book tour is, "How do you stay so trim?" Admirers then ask about her favorite recipes, her nail polish color, her exercise routine. . . and much more. In Giada's Feel Good Food, she answers all of these questions in her most personal and also most hardworking book yet. Here are 120 recipes for breakfasts, juices, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts--each with nutritional breakdowns--that can be combined into 30 days of delicious feel-good meals. Special sections delve into Giada's everyday life, including her beauty and exercise routines, how she satisfies sugar fixes, what's always in her bag, and her ordering tips for eating in restaurants. With 100 color photographs, Giada's Feel Good Food is a beautiful guide to leading a happy, healthy lifestyle.
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Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management

Author: Victoria Harmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329340

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 6523

"This book is an excellent resource for nurses working in either a hospital or primary care" —Breast Cancer Care News "This book would be really helpful to other breast cancer nurses and students about to embark on work in this field" —Journal of Community Nursing This comprehensive handbook is for nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with breast cancer. It gives up-to-date evidence-based information and practical advice on nursing care throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and end-of-life care. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Topics include the anatomy of the breast, available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. This book provides a well-balanced approach to all aspects of managing breast malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is maintained. This second edition includes: Updates on guidelines as well as references to recent trials and changes to the breast screening programme A new chapter on survivorship issues covering the long-term consequences and effects of recovering from breast cancer
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Model of Human Occupation

Theory and Application

Author: Gary Kielhofner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781769969

Category: Medical

Page: 565

View: 7123

Model of Human Occupation, Fourth Edition offers a complete and current presentation of the most widely used model in occupational therapy, and delivers the latest in MOHO theory, research, and application to practice. This authoritative text explores what motivates individuals, how they select occupations and establish everyday routines, how environment influences occupational behavior, and more. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Case Vignettes that illustrate key concepts that students need to know Case Studies that help students apply the model to practice Chapter on evidence based practice (ch. 25) Chapter on World Health Organization and AOTA practice framework and language links the MOHO model to two widely used frameworks (ch. 27) Photographs of real patients help bring the concepts and cases to life
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But at the Same Time and on Another Level

Clinical Applications in the Kleinian/Bionian Mode

Author: James S. Grotstein

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1855757605

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 1987

James Grotstein describes in detail how to understand and to interpret in an analytic session. Clinical sessions are described in stenographic detail and display complete sessions. The author goes to great lengths to detail his private observations, reveries, and countertransferences as well as his thinking about how, when, and what should be interpreted.
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Bowling Alone

The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Author: Robert D. Putnam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743203046

Category: History

Page: 541

View: 5911

Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.
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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® Core Curriculum: Wound Management

Author: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society®,Dorothy Doughty,Laurie McNichol

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496322703

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6747

Wound Management, First Edition, is the first volume in the Series that that follows the Curriculum Blueprint designed by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Is the ideal resource for anyone seeking certification as a wound, ostomy or continence nurse, covering wounds caused by external mechanical factors and specific disease process, lower extremity ulcers, and the management of enterocutaneous fistulas and percutaneous tubes.
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