When a Child Dies from Drugs

Author: Patricia Wittberger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469112251
Release Date: 2004-08-04
Genre: Self-Help

“When a Child Dies From Drugs” is written by parents to help other parents who are experiencing the ultimate tragedy of their child’s death from drugs or alcohol - parents who find themselves isolated in a fathomless dark void wondering whether they will ever resurface into the real world again. This book offers strength, practical advice and an aid in grief recovery for parents and families, gleaned not only from personal experiences but also from meeting with many parents through their out-reach program,"G.R.A.S.P."(Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Subjects covered range from the emotional trauma of learning of the child’s demise and on through the guilt, denial, anger, “what-if’s” and, finally, acceptance and to suggestions of how to cope daily and into a future which will never be the same. It is also illuminating to all those who know someone who has lost a loved one through drugs -What to say and do? What NOT to say and do? There is advice here for those who want to support families in grief. With personal insights this book is very much like friends reaching out to friends in compassion and kindness - friends who understand because, quite simply, the writers continue to be on the same journey as those they will comfort.

Life and Loss

Author: Linda Goldman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136222399
Release Date: 2013-11-20
Genre: Psychology

Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child’s healthy development. Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done. For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple as well as an honest exploration of the interrelationship between unresolved grief, educational success, and responsible citizenry. The third edition of Life and Loss brings this exploration firmly into the twenty-first century and makes a convincing case that children’s grief is no longer restricted only to loss-identified children. Children’s grief is now endemic; it is global. Life and Loss is not just the book clinicians need to understand grief in the twenty-first century—it’s the book they need to work with it in constructive ways.

Healing a Parent s Grieving Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 9781617220463
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.

Healing the Adult Child s Grieving Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 9781617220616
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offering heartfelt and simple advice, this book provides realistic suggestions and relief for an adult child whose parent has died. Practical advice is presented in a one-topic-per-page format that does not overwhelm with psychological language, but provides small, immediate ways to understand and reconcile grief. Some of the action-oriented tips include writing down memories, completing a task or goal left unfinished by your deceased parent, or honoring the parent’s birthday. In addition the common challenges that face grieving adult children, such as helping the surviving parent, resolving sibling conflicts, and legal and financial issues, are addressed clearly and concisely.

When Parents Die

Author: Rebecca Abrams
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415200660
Release Date: 1999
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

This new edition covers the entire course of grieving, from the immediate aftermath of a parent's death through to the point of recovery, paying particular attention to the many circumstances that can prolong and complicate mourning.

Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Author: Paul Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198747437
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Medical

Widely recognized as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry stands head and shoulders above the competition. The text has been honed over seven editions, displaying a fluency, authority, and insight rarely found in textbooks which makes theprocess of assimilating information effective and enjoyable.The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics, sub-specialties, and major psychiatric conditions required by the trainee psychiatrist. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for full assessment and understanding of the patient. Discussion of treatmentincludes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of patients in a family and social context. Full attention to ethical and legal issues is given within the evidence-based approach to practice provided in the text. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Further chapters deal with all the majorpsychiatric syndromes, as well as providing detailed coverage of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classifications - often with direct comparisons - making the book relevant to the practice of psychiatry throughout the world.Boasting greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists within a new modern design, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists foreach chapter. The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in related fields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Author: Ann Goldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198526537
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Medical

This book is the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on theknowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education and funding,emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to anyone discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional, psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book attempts to find ways of providingsupport in all these.

Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children

Author: Andy McNiel, M.A.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826140494
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Social Science

This practical guide provides a framework and useful techniques for helping bereaved youth in numerous settings This welcomed addition to the field of childhood bereavement is brimming with innovative yet practical interventions for human service professionals helping grieving youth in a variety of settings. Written by noted experts with over 40 years of combined experience, this comprehensive “how to” book provides both a framework for understanding how grief impacts the lives of children, and models, techniques and interventions for individual, family, and group counseling. The book is based on best practices and the authors experience working with grieving families. It includes hands-on tips for interacting with and helping grieving children. Specific guidelines are provided for individual and group support including practical methods for creating meaningful spaces for young people to find help, encouragement, and healing. The book’s developmental, environmental, cultural, and social considerations equip professionals with the tools to better understand the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual reactions of their young clients. Additionally, the book offers insightful information on professional accountability, ethical concerns, educational recommendations and training. Professionals who work with bereaved children daily and those who occasionally encounter them in their practice will find a wealth of resources in this book. Key Features: Brimming with innovative, practical interventions to support grieving children and teens Provides individual, family, and group counseling models, techniques, and interventions Embodies strategies for working with bereaved youth that can be used in a variety of settings, including mental health, health care, schools, and faith communities Offers a framework for understanding how grief impacts the lives of children

Wong s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing E Book

Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293389
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

When it comes to caring for children, no other resource better prepares you for practice than Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. Authored by Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, two of the most well-known and respected names in the field, Wong’s features the most readable, up-to-date, and accurate content available. An abundance of full-color illustrations helps you visualize key concepts, and highlighted boxes and tables offer quick access to vital facts and information. Plus, when you buy this book, you get unlimited access to hands-on study tools that help you learn pediatric nursing essentials with ease! Developmental approach clearly identifies key issues at each stage of a child’s growth to help you provide appropriate, individualized care for each child. UNIQUE! Family focus includes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care. An emphasis on wellness offers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group. UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice boxes demonstrate how research is applied to nursing care in the clinical setting. UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse. NEW! Safety Alerts call your attention to important patient safety considerations and support the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. NEW! Quality Patient Outcomes content in Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes. UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studies allow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations. NEW! Drug Alerts throughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential issues. NEW! Pathophysiology Reviews highlight and clarify complex pathophysiology information. Completely updated content focuses on timely, practical topics, including methods for measuring competency and outcomes, the nurse’s role in injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, late preterm infants, and childhood obesity. Expanded and updated coverage of genetics addresses the latest advances in the field as it relates to children in health and illness.

Wong s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing9

Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323083430
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Medical

When it comes to caring for children, no other resource better prepares you for practice than Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. Authored by Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, two of the most well-known and respected names in the field, Wong's features the most readable, up-to-date, and accurate content available. An abundance of full-color illustrations helps you visualize key concepts, and highlighted boxes and tables offer quick access to vital facts and information. Plus, when you buy this book, you get unlimited access to hands-on study tools that help you learn pediatric nursing essentials with ease! Developmental approach clearly identifies key issues at each stage of a child's growth to help you provide appropriate, individualized care for each child. UNIQUE! Family focus includes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care. An emphasis on wellness offers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group. UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice boxes demonstrate how research is applied to nursing care in the clinical setting. UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse. NEW! Safety Alerts call your attention to important patient safety considerations and support the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. NEW! Quality Patient Outcomes content in Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes. UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studies allow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations. NEW! Drug Alerts throughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential issues. NEW! Pathophysiology Reviews highlight and clarify complex pathophysiology information. Completely updated content focuses on timely, practical topics, including methods for measuring competency and outcomes, the nurse's role in injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, late preterm infants, and childhood obesity. Expanded and updated coverage of genetics addresses the latest advances in the field as it relates to children in health and illness.

Menopause The Drug Free Way

Author: Juliet Bressan
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 9781847092243
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Doctors are traditionally keen to medicalise the menopause, but, in the face of ongoing controversy about HRT, there is an increasing call for a natural menopause. Written by a GP, Menopause the Drug Free Way gives a strong, positive message about how women may empower themselves and develop a joyful attitude to life. It explains what's really going on inside the body at this time of transition, how women can tackle symptoms themselves, and when they should resort to the doctor.

Cancer in Children

Author: Michael C. G. Stevens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199599417
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

This new edition brings together an international group of highly respected editors and contributors to provide evidence-based information on how to investigate and treat the common cancers in childhood. In a clear and concise way, it covers the aetiology, symptoms, and treatment of cancer in children, the complications that can arise during treatment, and the various outcomes of the illness. State-of-the-art descriptions of what is basic and essential for management is included; there are new chapters on clinical trials, evidence based practice, the treatment of cancer in less well-resourced countries, stem cell and immunotherapy, other malignant / borderline haematological conditions (myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders), and on imaging. These all reflect important changes in the focus of the speciality in recent years. Aimed at paediatric oncologists, and trainees in oncology and paediatrics, this leading text will also appeal to paediatric nurses, cancer nurses, and paramedical paediatric staff.

Exploring the Dynamics of Personal Professional and Interprofessional Ethics

Author: Divya Jindal-Snape
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447308997
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Although codes of conduct and ethics can offer guidance, professionals who provide services to other people must regularly exercise their own judgment in increasingly complex and demanding work situations. Because of their complexity, these situations can lead to conflict between personal, professional, and interprofessional ethics in social work and other people-centered fields. Drawing on theory, research, and practice, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume systematically analyze these ethical dilemmas and offer practical suggestions that are sure to interest students, academics, and professionals.