Culture Health and Illness Fifth edition

Author: Cecil G. Helman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444113631
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care. Since first published in 1984, it has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing colleges. This new edition meets the ever-growing need for a clear starting point in understanding the clinical significance of cultural and social factors. The book addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory in a highly readable, jargon-free style and integrating this with the practice of health care using real-life examples and case histories. Fully revised throughout, the fifth edition has expanded its coverage of topics that are challenging both the patient and the carer's understanding of health and illness: poverty and inequality of healthcare, genetics, biotechnology, the internet and health, chronic diseases, drug-resistant infections, changes in nutrition and body image, medical care of migrants, medical technology, global pandemics such as AIDS and malaria, drug and alcohol dependence, and patients' 'languages of distress', a complex topic central to the doctor-patient relationship. In today's world of increasing cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of populations, Culture, Health and Illness is essential reading for students of medicine, nursing, psychiatry, public health, health education, international health and medical anthropology, across the globe.

Migration Illness and Healthcare

Author: Jenny Altschuler
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137378514
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Forces such as political conflict, globalization and the growth of the internet, offering news of life elsewhere, mean levels of migration are higher now than at any other time in history. Despite the signing of a number of legally binding international treaties that seek to guarantee health care for migrants, there is still a considerable gap between government commitments and the reality of everyday life. As levels of migration continue to increase, it is essential for health care professionals to consider the differing needs of migrants in order to provide them with quality care. Informed by systemic theory, and drawing on the author's extensive clinical – as well as personal – experience, this timely book explores the limited existing information about migrants' health care experiences, and offers recommendations for clinical practice. Providing the reader with an understanding of the ways in which migration informs and is informed by experiences of illness, the book thoroughly examines topics such as: • Links between migration and physical and mental health • Language barriers and prejudice • The effects of migration on feelings of grief and loss • The real challenges of providing effective health care to migrants, as told by a GP working with mostly first or second generation migrants in the UK Providing a comprehensive insight into a worldwide issue, this is an essential guide for health care students, professionals and policy makers.

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Marilyn A Ray
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803689764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do you perceive your cultural identity? All of us are shaped by the cultures we interact with and the cultural backgrounds and ethnicities that are part of our heritage. Take a dynamic approach to the study of culture and health care relationships. Dr. Marilyn A. Ray shows us how cultures influence one another through inter-cultural relationships, technology, globalization, and mass communication, and how these influences directly shape our cultural identities in today’s world. She integrates theory, practice, and evidence of transcultural caring to show you how to apply transcultural awareness to your clinical decision making. Go beyond common stereotypes using a framework that can positively impact the nurse-patient relationship and the decision-making process. You’ll learn how to deliver culturally competent care through the selection and application of transcultural assessment, planning and negotiation tools for interventions.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children s Nursing Practices

Author: Susan Macqueen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444361171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of nursing care of children and young people. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices is an evidence-based manual of practical skills in children's nursing which builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It encompasses all aspects of children's nursing from the most basic aspects of everyday practice to advanced practice in high dependency and intensive care to provide a comprehensive resource for all qualified nurses, students, and other health-care professionals involved in caring for children, both in the hospital and the community setting. Children's and young people's nursing presents unique challenges. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and provides the underlying theory and evidence for nursing care of children. It provides a definitive guide to clinical skills procedures in children's and young people's nursing which enables nurses working with children and young people to practice confidently and deliver clinically effective family-centred care. Key features Offers access to clinical procedures developed through the extensive expertise from Great Ormond Street Hospital Contains evidence-based recommendations for expert care Encompasses all aspects of children's care Contains procedures guidelines students can rely on and effectively use in practice following qualfication Highlights specific needs of neonates and adolescents Placed in the context of inter-disciplinary care of the child Includes the rationale for each procedure - the 'why' as well as 'how' Information presented in a similar way to The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - offering continuity to those working in both adult and paediatric settings This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes or the MedHand Store.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E Book

Author: Maggie Mallik
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Essential Communication Skills for Nursing and Midwifery E Book

Author: Philippa Sully
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044385
Format: PDF, Docs
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Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice - this book will enable readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships. It is a 'how to do it' book that relates the theory of effective and ethical communication to the practice of nursing and midwifery and provides a framework for developing communication skills to meet a variety of situations.

Die Stadt des Affengottes

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641203929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.

Viktor von Weizs cker 1886 1957

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Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642886485
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VIKTOR VON WEIZSÄCKER (1886-1957) gilt heute als einer der Begründer der psychosomatischen Medizin. Sein ursprüngliches Anliegen reichte weiter, es ging ihm um eine Reform der Medizin von ihren Grundlagen her. Durch Psychoanalyse und Gestaltkreislehre, die Weizsäckers Arbeitskreis an der Neurologischen Klinik in Heidelberg aufnahm bzw. entwickelte, sollte eine "anthropologische" Wende in der Inneren Medizin in Gang gebracht wer den. Darin war eine Kritik des einseitig mechanistischen Denkens in den Naturwissenschaften ebenso enthalten wie eine Abkehr von entleerten Formen der Arzt-Patient-Beziehung. Weizsäckers bekannte Redewendung vom Objekt der Wissenschaft, in die das Subjekt wiedereingeführt werden müsse, umgreift beides. In dieser Hinsicht erscheint sein Werk heute nach wie vor aktuell, aber auch als Fragment im Sinne einer Denkaufgabe zum Weiterdenken. Die Voraus setzungen für diesen Prozeß sind günstig. Durch die eben begonnene Neu auflage der "Gesammelten Schriften" im Suhrkamp-Verlag wird die ins Stocken geratene Rezeption wieder belebt, der 100. Geburtstag bietet darüber hinaus Anlaß, sich die Biographie und Entwicklung des Weizsäk kerschen Werkes zu vergegenwärtigen.