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Are Workarounds Ethical? : Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems by
How work gets done in complex health care systems is ethically important. When health care professionals and other staff are pressured to improvise, fix structural problems, or comply with competing policies, the uncertainty and distress they experience have potential consequences for patients, families, colleagues, and the system itself. This book presents a new theory of health care ethics that is grounded in the nature of health care work and how it is shaped by the ever-changing conditions of complex systems, in particular, problems of safety and harm. By exploring workarounds and other improvised practices in complex health care systems that are difficult for professionals to talk about openly, yet have unclear effects, including their value or risk to patients, this book offers a realistic look at our changing health care system and how we can improve the way we manage moral problems arising in the care of the sick. Berlinger argues that health care ethics in complex and changing health care systems should reflect the moral complexity of health care work, analyze common ethical challenges with reference to behaviors and pressures driven by the system itself, and support opportunities for health care professionals and staff at all levels to reflect on the problems they face and to take part in social change. The book's chapters include frameworks for looking at ethical challenges in health care as problems of safety and harm with consequences for patients. Are Workarounds Ethical? is designed to support clinician education in medicine, nursing, and interdisciplinary contexts and recommend methods for integrating ethics, safety, and justice in practice.
Dementia Care by
This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is like any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy. Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.
Publication Date: 2015-10-09
Family Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care by
Fast-track medical settings call for “at-your-fingertips” information. Here is an easy-to-use, quick-reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or primary care settings with family patients. In a concise, optimally organized format that includes current, evidence-based guidelines, the resource delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most commonly encountered problems in these settings.Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapid access format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., knee pain), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include “Tips” and “Don't Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid “review of systems,” billing information, and a dedicated page for NP “Survival Information” and notes.Key Features: Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations Contains a rapid “review of systems”Delivers content in head-to-toe format Includes “Tips” and “Don't Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
Just Mercy by
Publication Date: 2014
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Child Abuse and Neglect by
Child abuse and neglect (CAN) continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States, affecting approximately 19% of victims and costing approximately $124 billion to society. When a child is removed from their parent's custody due to parental abuse or neglect, the child is sometimes placed in temporary custody through dependency court. Difficult and emotionally laden legal decisions occur within dependency court, including determining whether (and where) a child should be temporarily placed or whether a child should be returned to the parent's custody. Over 6 million children experienced some type of child maltreatment in 2013, with 144,000 receiving foster care services (Child Maltreatment, 2013). Legal decision-makers, including judges, case workers, and social workers have the important task of determining what placement is in the best interest of the child. What factors shape decisions in child custodial cases? Chapter One of this book reviews empirical evidence suggesting that the race of the child and parent plays a role in shaping child custodial decisions. Chapter Two presents a feminist, social constructionist theoretical conceptualization, entitled relational trust theory, that describes the effects of gendered power dynamics on the perception of the other partner as trustworthy in adult-survivor couple interactions; and expounds on the findings of a longitudinal grounded theory study that identified clinical processes of Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy (SERT) that helped adult-survivor couples transform their gendered power disparities and engage in relationally safe ways that supported a trusting emotional culture. Chapter Three provides a description of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a rationale for its use with parents and children who have experienced CAN, and an overview of PCIT's evidence base for both intervening with and preventing future CAN.
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Chronic Pain Management for the Hospitalized Patient by
Up to 35% of adults suffer from chronic pain, and a substantial number of these patients are admitted to hospitals every year. A major concern of these patients is whether the pain will be adequately controlled during hospitalization. these patients are more likely to have poor pain control and may experience an exacerbation of their co-exisitng chronic pain condition during hospital admission. Adequate pain control is directly related to clinical outcomes, length of hospital stay, and patient satisfaction. A considerable body of evidence demonstrates the medical, social, and economic benefits of satisfactory inpatient pain control. Currently, there are limited pain control guidelines to address this challenging inpatient population. In fact, there are no guidelines outlinign best practices for postoperative pain control in patients with chronic pain. The complex nature of chronic pain and a dearth of publications addressing the concerns of these patients make the creation of relevant guidelines difficult. The goal of this book is to equip clinicians to provide safe and effective management of hospitalized patients with co-existing chronic pain. Each chapter addresses a particular clinical question and is written by an expert in the field. Chapters describe basic principles and specific clinical situations commonly encountered during the care of patients with co-existing chronic pain in hospital settings.
Publication Date: 2016-03-16
Essential Examination by
... The new edition retains the unique format and approach of the original. Clear, step-by-step guides to each examination, including useful things to say to the patient (or an examiner), detailed descriptions of special tests, etc. In a separate column is a collection of key information: potential findings, differential diagnoses of clinical signs and practical tips. On the following pages there are facts relating to that particular examination and, in many sections, there are also tips on how to present your findings succinctly - a skill which is crucial to master for exam success. If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need Essential Examination!
Publication Date: 2016-04-10
Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine by
Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Vol. 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides a 'whole evidence' analysis of the Chinese medicine management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research.This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use. Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as COPD have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of COPD. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exists, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time.This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality healthcare, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, Fifth Edition by
This new edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older patients. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval.Protocols, systematically tested by more than 300 participating NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) hospitals‚ are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references,and evidence ratings for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study.New to the Fifth Edition:Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of useUpdated and revisedIncludes new contributions from expert educators and practitionersProvides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency departmentKey Features:Includes PowerPoints and a test bank for instructorsDelivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the older personIllustrates the application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussionEdited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles
Publication Date: 2016-03-28
Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice by
Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals promotes active, team learning of interprofessional evidence-based practice (EBP). This text is distinctive in that it departs from the tradition of EBP occurring from a single disciplinary perspective. Interprofessional EBP is described in terms of a dynamic team process that blends the patient's preferences and values, and the expertise of practitioners from multiple disciplines, and incorporates multidisciplinary evidence. Teams learn to use the nine phases in the interprofessional process to challenge current disciplinary paradigms and biases to create an integrated approach to patient care, health care delivery, or population health. Drs. Penelope Moyers and Patricia Finch-Guthrie focus on developing and fostering collaboration between academic institutions and health care organizations so that students and faculty participate on interprofessional teams with mentors and staff from a health care organization. Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals also addresses the communication and cross-organizational factors important for supporting the work of the team. The text provides detail for developing and launching an interprofessional EBP program that goes beyond the evidence process to include implementation science to support practice change. Approaches for developing partnerships for supporting this type of program between universities and health care institutions are contained within, including sample partnership agreements and resource-sharing strategies. Inside Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals, each chapter includes performance objectives, key words, checklists, and materials and resources that an interprofessional team can use. PowerPoint lectures, mentor newsletters, forms, tools, and other resources are included on a companion website to guide team learning about key EBP topics, as well as to support the program coordinators and team mentors in their work with the interprofessional teams. Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals is the go-to resource for those who want to engage in interprofessional EBP, and for leaders who want to develop and implement an interprofessional EBP program.
Publication Date: 2016-04-15
Leading and Managing Occupational Therapy Services by
Put theory and research into practice for real-world success. Here's your introduction to the use of theory, research, and evidence in guiding your practice as an occupational therapy manager. From leadership and supervision to policies, program development, and continuous quality improvement, you'll find complete coverage of the full range of issues and functions managers encounter in the real worlds in which they practice. Whatever your role, the practical knowledge and the guidance you'll find here will help you become a more effective OT, colleague, and manager.
Publication Date: 2016-02-19
Occupational Therapy Interventions by
Occupational Therapy Interventions: Functions and Occupations, Second Edition is a unique and comprehensive text intended to provide the essential information required for occupational therapy practice in the physical approach to the intervention process. This practical and user-friendly text offers an entry-level approach to bridging the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition with everyday practice, specifically concerning interventions. Dr. Catherine Meriano and Dr. Donna Latella focus each chapter of the text on an area of occupation, evidence-based practice, current intervention options, as well as a specific hands-on approach to grading interventions. Although the focus of the text is the intervention process, Occupational Therapy Interventions: Function and Occupations, Second Edition also includes a detailed “Evaluation Grid” which offers a unique approach to choosing occupational therapy evaluations. New in the Second Edition: New evidence-based articles have been added to each of the chapters Some new rewritten and expanded chapters Updated references throughout Updated key concepts and incorporated new documents such as: AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition AOTA's Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics AOTA's Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom. With the incorporation of new evidence-based concepts, updates to reflect the AOTA's newest documents, and new hands-on approaches to interventions, Occupational Therapy Interventions: Functions and Occupations, Second Edition should be by the side of every occupational therapy student and entry-level practitioner.
Publication Date: 2016
This accessible, easy-to-read book provides readers with different perspectives on the subject of painkillers, examining their history, production, uses, and dangers.• Documents the risks of painkiller use and explores the various issues centered around the production, distribution, and regulation of painkiller medications• Examines painkillers from a variety of perspectives, including medical, historical, economic, and social• Includes primary source documents such as guidelines, policy documents, and study findings on the topics covered that provide readers with more in-depth information and help students hone their critical thinking and analytical skills• Examines the social dimensions of the use and abuse of painkiller drugs and considers the future of this particular type of drugs
Publication Date: 2016-03-14
The Psychosocial Aspects of a Deadly Epidemic by
Edited by a clinical psychologist who has been on the ground helping to develop psychosocial support for Ebola survivors in one of the hardest-hit regions of West Africa, this book explains the devastating emotional aspects of the epidemic and its impact on survivors and the population in West Africa, families in the diaspora, and people in the United States and other countries. It also describes lessons learned from past epidemics like HIV/AIDS and SARS, and valuable approaches to healing from future epidemics.• Addresses the various myths and resulting psychological, social, and economic harm caused by Ebola• Presents models of psychosocial support and help offered by local as well as international aid organizations• Covers efforts to build the mental health infrastructure of the affected countries, revealing the importance of integrating mental health care into primary health care• Explains government and media responses to the Ebola epidemic• Supplies critically important information for psychologists and mental health workers, health professionals of all disciplines, public health students, government officials, policymakers, and all individuals and groups interested in providing psychosocial support• Includes a foreword by an important official and endorsements by other significant stakeholders in the fight against Ebola
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
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Framework for Understanding Poverty: a Cognitive Approach by
When viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework's basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty. Now, 18 years and 1.5 million copies later, Framework has evolved into a comprehensive and coordinated network of publications, training, programs, and support (see front pages for a listing of related publications and resources) that encompass the key intersections of people in poverty with those who serve them, including: - Educators—from preschool to postsecondary - Social workers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, and judicial systems - Employers and business leaders - Communities of all sizes, including municipal and faith communities - Individuals, parents, and intergenerational families This revised, updated, and expanded edition of Framework: A Cognitive Approach features an enhanced chapter on instruction and achievement; greater emphasis on the thinking, communication, and learning patterns involved in breaking out of poverty; plentiful citations, case studies, and data; more detailed findings about interventions, resources, and causes of poverty; and a review of the outlook for people in poverty—and those who work with them.
Publication Date: 2013-07-01