ABC of Clinical Communication

Author: Nicola Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119246970
Format: PDF, ePub
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Clinical communication underpins safe patient care. The effective health professional sees illness through the patient’s eyes and understands what matters most to him or her. Effectiveness means gathering hard clinical data about the physical changes affecting the patient, understanding why the patient is concerned, conveying this to other health care professionals and involving the patient at every stage of management decisions. The evidence for good clinical communication is well established, although there are challenges. While listening is the basis of sound diagnosis and clinical reasoning, its absence affects patient outcomes particularly when patients are not permitted to make their concerns known or when there are gaps in information flow or communication between the professionals caring for them. The ABC of Clinical Communication considers the evidence pertinent to individual encounters between patients and their health professionals, how to achieve efficient flow of information, the function of clinical teams and developing a teaching programme. Topics covered include: The consultation Clinical communication and personality type Shared decision making Communication in clinical teams Communication in medical records Communication in specific situations, including mental health and end of life Teaching clinical communication The chapter authors are clinicians involved in communicating with patients, research and training healthcare professionals of the future. This team reflects the multidisciplinary approach required to develop effective clinical communication.

ABC of Clinical Leadership

Author: Tim Swanwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444340839
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new title in the ABC series is written by clinical educators involved in running leadership programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and defines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context. It develops and explores the key principles of leadership and management, and outlines the main leadership theories that have influenced healthcare practice. Through the use of short illustrative case studies, the book considers the challenges and skills in leading multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as the key factors involved in the leadership and management of change both at an individual and organisational level. It explains the running of departments, units and practices and considers the healthcare system as part of wider social systems and structures. The ABC of Clinical Leadership is written with reference to the Medical Leadership Competency Framework - co-developed by the NHS and all UK Medical Royal Colleges - and considers a systematic approach to leading clinical services, strategic planning, and the management of people and resources. It also covers educational leadership, collaborative working and the importance of leading ethically and with integrity. The book concludes by asking the all important question - does leadership development make a difference?

ABC of Clinical Professionalism

Author: Nicola Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119266688
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Clinical professionalism is a set of values, behaviours and relationships which underpins the public’s trust in healthcare providers both as individuals and organisations. ‘First, do no harm’ is expressed most clearly today in the patient safety movement and the imperative for transparency and candour in the delivery of healthcare. Professional conduct is essential for safe and high quality clinical care. The ABC of Clinical Professionalism considers recent evidence on how healthcare practitioners maintain professionalism including how values are developed and affected by the working environment, the challenges of maintaining personal and organisational resilience and the ethical and regulatory framework in which practice is conducted. Topics covered include: Acquiring and developing professional values Patient-centred care Burnout and resilience Confidentiality and social media The culture of healthcare Ensuring patient safety Leadership and collaboration Ethical and legal aspects of professionalism Teaching and assessing professionalism Regulation of healthcare professionals The chapter authors come from a range of countries and have experience of working in multidisciplinary clinical teams, research, and in the training of future healthcare practitioners including their development as professionals.

ABC of Health Informatics

Author: Frank Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444312804
Format: PDF
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New addition to the ABC series looking at how technology can aidhealth care This ABC focuses on how patient data, health knowledge, andlocal service information are managed during the routine tasks thatmake up clinical work. It looks at medical record keeping, how touse the information that records contain for clinical, qualityimprovement and research activities, how to use new media tocommunicate with clinical colleagues and patients, and theavailability and uses of clinical knowledge resources. After a short introduction to health informatics, each chapteris organised around a typical patient scenario that illustratesinformation dilemmas arising in clinical consultations. These casestudies help make the link between prescribing and treatment. A final chapter considers the implications of informatics andeHealth for the future of the health professions and their work. Italso includes a glossary of health informatics terms. Click on the sample chapter above for a look at what is healthinformation.

ABC of Patient Safety

Author: John Sandars
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444312693
Format: PDF
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This brand new title in the popular ABC series offers an up-to-date introduction on improving patient safety in primary and secondary care. The ABC of Patient Safety covers an area of increasing importance in healthcare and provides a clear description of the underlying principles that influence practice. Patient safety is now an integral part of the training for all Foundation doctors and is rapidly becoming a component of many undergraduate and postgraduate exams, including the nMRCGP. This book is an ideal companion for this training. A wide variety of clinical staff and managers in primary and secondary care will find this book an essential text, offering an ideal theoretical and practical aid to patient safety. GPs and practice managers will find this book of particular interest, as well as medical and nursing students.

ABC of Adolescence

Author: Russell Viner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405171308
Format: PDF
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Adolescents undergo rapid physical, psychological and social developmental changes that result in management challenges, communication issues, patterns of disease and symptom presentations that are different from children or adults. This can be challenging for health professionals, who rarely have had specific training in dealing with the young people they meet in their clinical work. This ABC covers topics surrounding adolescent development, sexual behaviour and substance misuse, along with education and preventative strategies. It also features other adolescent health problems such as self-harm, eating disorders and psychosomatic presentations. This book is a valuable resource for all those who deal with adolescent patients in primary care, emergency departments, and hospital and outpatient settings.

ABC of Palliative Care

Author: Marie Fallon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118697618
Format: PDF, Docs
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This brand new edition pulls together the most up-to-date information on this complex, multidisciplinary area in a practical, user-friendly manner. It deals with the important social and psychological aspects for palliative care of people with incurable diseases including quality of life, communication and bereavement issues.

ABC of Major Trauma

Author: David V. Skinner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332318
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Author: Christopher Burton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118495306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This brand new title addresses the complex issues faced by primary health care practitioners in treating and managing patients with ‘medically unexplained symptoms'. It aims to develop guidelines and principles to help identify patients with medically unexplained symptoms, as they are typically underdiagnosed, and to manage symptoms more effectively with active patient involvement. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

ABC of Intensive Care

Author: Graham R. Nimmo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345206
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This new and updated edition is a practical guide to intensive care for the non-specialist, providing the core knowledge and principles of intensive care patient management. From general principles through to critical care outreach and end of life care, it covers best practice management in the intensive care unit. It includes the key organ system support as well as monitoring, sepsis, brain-stem death, and nutrition in intensive care. There is also full coverage of organ donation. This invaluable resource is highly illustrated in colour throughout with new images, references to key evidence, and further reading and resources in each chapter. It is ideal for junior doctors, medical students and specialist nurses working in an acute hospital setting and the ICU and neonatal ICU, and for anyone involved in the management and care of intensive care patients. Endorsed by the Intensive Care Society (UK) and the Scottish Intensive Care Society. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.