Author: Margaret Mayberry
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2003
This concise, practical guide provides doctors and nurses with the appropriate information needed to ensure that the patients have the knowledge to give informed consent. It identifies ways in which accusations of negligence can be minimised and includes explanations of the NHS consent procedures that have recently been implemented.
Author: Joel Fischer Professor of Social Work University of Hawai'i
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006-12-13
The fourth edition of this essential resource has dozens of new scales as well as updated information for existing instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine. Each instrument is reproduced in its entirety and critiqued by the editors, who provide guidance on how to select and score them. This first volume covers measures for use with couples, families, and children; its companion focuses on adults. Alone or as a set, these classic compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries. Giving clinicians the scales they need to measure their clients' problems and monitor their outcomes, these all-in-one sourcebooks bring effective, accountable practice within reach for today's busy professionals.
Author: Judith Ahronheim
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2005
Ethics in Clinical Practice, Second Edition continues to focus on multidisciplinary medicine and how ethical dilemmas affect not only doctors and patients, but also nurses, social workers, members of ethics committees, hospital attorneys, administrators, and others. Greater attention is given to care in a variety of settings and across settings. Cases reflect the managed care phenomenon and cost containment, demographic changes, the electronic revolution, and the ethical dilemmas resulting from this new climate. The revised edition discusses advances in palliative medicine and its availability, and includes new data regarding attitudes and prevalence of physician-assisted suicide. Attention is given to how issues of cost containment might directly or indirectly influence patients' end-of-life treatment options. Cases are updated to include pertinent information about medical advances and legal developments, and how ethical analysis reflects these new developments.
Author: Michael J. McGraw
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
Release Date: 2010
This text aims to be a one-stop source for guidance and checking the rules for proper conduct of clinical trials, as well as providing a historical perspective of the clinical research landscape. Good Clinical Practice guidelines provide an international quality standard for the regulation of clinical trials. They include standards on how clinical trials should be conducted, provide assurance of safety and efficacy of newly developed drugs and protect human rights. Principles of Good Clinical Practice describes the ethical principles and regulatory requirements that influence the current and future conduct of clinical research. As well as providing essential information on clinical trial design and pharmacovigilance, coverage also includes: informed consent; investigator and sponsor responsibilities; site monitoring; institutional review boards and dependent ethics committees; clinical trial registration and reporting; quality assurance; and future implications for good clinical practices. Principles of Good Clinical Practice will be a definitive text for Clinical Development personnel at pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), PharmD and postgraduate pharmacy students, and medical, pharmacy and drug company libraries
Author: Roger A. MacKinnon, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Much has changed in the critical interval since the last edition of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice was published. This new, third edition provides an up-to-date examination of the psychiatric interview that reflects changes introduced in DSM-5, while continuing to recognize that describing symptoms and establishing a diagnosis should command only a portion of the clinician's attention, and that a patient's personal history must be elicited and character structure addressed in the clinical engagement. Significant advances have been made in biological psychiatry, and research in genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, brain imaging, and the neurosciences in general continues apace, informing the culture of psychiatry and providing growing insight into the etiology of mental illnesses. However, the book reflects the authors' belief that virtually all major psychiatric disorders are complex amalgams of genetic disposition and environmental influences. In this context, the psychiatric interview is a vitally important dialogue, and effective strategies are modeled through the use of clinical vignettes taken from the authors' experience. Topics and features of this new edition include: * An updating of diagnostic considerations to reflect the publication of DSM-5.* A chapter on interviewing the patient with dissociative identity disorder (DID), which is now recognized as an entity distinct from other psychopathological conditions and rooted in childhood trauma. The frequency of DID in the ambulatory setting has been repeatedly demonstrated and speaks to the need to accurately diagnose and treat this often-debilitating disorder.* An entirely updated chapter on interviewing the traumatized patient.* A section on interviewing the patient of different background. The book emphasizes that the subjective experience of being "different" is universal and that psychiatry is enriched by recognizing and exploring that experience, validating its existence, and attempting to understand how it influences the patient's life.* Continued emphasis on and inclusion of relevant case vignettes drawn from the authors' clinical experiences.* Structural consistency across chapters, with sections on psychopathology and psychodynamics, differential diagnosis, management of the interview, transference and countertransference, and so forth, which reinforces skills acquisition and makes the text easy to use. By creating a text that is aligned with DSM-5 while continuing to stress the importance of eliciting the patient's subjective experience and achieving a therapeutic dialogue, the authors of The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice have done a great service to the profession and provided much-needed guidance to mental health clinicians and trainees.
Author: Maurice Barry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-06-12
This pocket book will be a useful tool on clinics, wards, in the GP's surgery, for medical students, bringing together information needed on a day-to-day basis for the practitioner. It contains 'need-to-know' facts for those new to rheumatology with a strong orientation towards management of real patients.
Author: Jon G. Allen
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2008
This timely and ambitious book helps clarify the meaning and clinical applications of the mentalization construct. The authors propose that mentalizing is the central corrective process of all psychotherapies.
This edited volume shows the relationship between dream research and its usefulness in treating patients. Milton Kramer and Myron Glucksman show that there is support for searching for the meaning of dream as experiences extended in time. Dreaming reflects psychological changes and is actually an orderly process, not a random experience. Several chapters in this book explore interviewing methodologies that will help clients reduce the frequency of their nightmares and thus contribute to successful therapy.
This book offers a realistic and eminently practical understanding of the role temperament plays in development. The combination of wisdom, common sense, and concrete clinical strategies found in these pages will prove invaluable to psychiatric and health professionals, teachers, and special educators. It also serves as a benchmark text for advanced courses in child psychology and psychiatry.
Divided into three parts, this book on acupuncture covers all aspects of acupuncture and discusses the application of these techniques to a total rehabilitation programme. The areas considered are: basic concepts of traditional Chinese medicine; Western acupuncture; and applying TCM and Western medicine to clinical practice.
Author: Gary Liney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
'MRI in Clinical Practice' provides an easily accessible source of reference material to supplement existing texts, distilling a wide breadth of theoretical and practical information into a pocket-sized manual. The book covers the basic Physics behind MRI, quality assurance, up-to-date safety guidelines and a useful gallery of image artefacts. Part of the book focuses on the specific areas of the body in which MRI is currently exploited, describing how MRI is performed in practice. As well as covering routine clinical techniques, the latest advanced methods (e.g. spectroscopy, fMRI, diffusion, high field MRI) are discussed and placed into the context of clinical application. Written from both a Physics and Radiological point-of-view, the book has a wide multidisciplinary appeal and is specifically targeted at MRI practitioners or trainees, as well as post-graduate students, physicists, radiographers and radiologists.