The Last Dance

Author: Lynne Ann DeSpelder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077519159
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying provides a comprehensive, up to date, and readable introduction to the study of death and dying. It directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today's culturally diverse environment. In a straightforward, conversational style, with an extensively illustrated format, The Last Dance provides a solid grounding in theory and research as well as in methods for applying what is learned to readers' own circumstances, both personal and professional. No other textbook so successfully combines the research and theories of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, art, ethics, health science, literature, philosophy, psychology, public policy, religion, and sociology. The tenth edition of The Last Dance includes new coverage of key topics yet retains the focus, writing, and pedagogy instructors have come to expect from the best-selling text in death studies.

Writing Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Dena Bain Taylor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nursing and midwifery students are required to communicate in writing in a variety of forms, for a variety of potential audiences including their colleagues, allied health professionals, administrators and, most importantly, their patients and the public. Dena Bain Taylor is an experienced teacher of writing and critical skills across the range of allied health professions, and understands the types of writing nursing and midwifery students do and the writing issues they face. Her accessible, straightforward book - tailored specifically to the content and conventions of nursing and midwifery curricula - teaches students to write persuasively and correctly, both to support them in their courses and to prepare them for their professional careers. The book: - offers practical strategies for using language to achieve clear, persuasive writing; - provides clear explanations of underlying principles; - contains samples of good and improvable writing, leading the student step-by-step through the whole writing process; - focuses on the genres and styles of writing that nursing and midwifery students are typically asked for. With regular summaries, learning aids, checklists and a glossary of key terms, nursing and midwifery students at all levels will find this book easy to follow and handy to refer to for help with the writing they need to do throughout their course.

Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy

Author: James William Worden
ISBN: 9780415559997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grieving over death is an innate, vital process that most people are able to experience and emerge from in a healthy manner. In this revised edition, Worden offers new counselling techniques, incorporating a refined basic model of mourning, and added information on special types of mourning.

Handbook of Thanatology

Author: David K. Meagher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136726578
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If ever there was an area requiring that the research-practice gap be bridged, surely it occurs where thanatologists engage with people dealing with human mortality and loss. The field of thanatology—the study of death and dying—is a complex, multidisciplinary area that encompases the range of human experiences, emotions, expectations, and realities. The Handbook of Thanatology is the most authoritative volume in the field, providing a single source of up-to-date scholarship, research, and practice implications. The handbook is the recommended resource for preparation for the prestigious certificate in thanatology (CT) and fellow in thanatology (FT) credentials, which are administered and granted by ADEC.

Introduction to Medical surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416031147
Format: PDF, Docs
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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this bestselling text discusses the care of adults and older adults while covering the full range of disorders that require medical, surgical, or psychiatric management. Written specifically for the LPN/LVN student, this text thoroughly explores the role of the LPN/LVN in a variety of care settings, and the new Companion CD takes learning to the next level with an extensive pharmacology tutorial, realistic 3-D A&P animations, and a Dorland's audio glossary. Presents foundational principles in the first five units, including basic concepts on patient and nursing care, health and illness, growth and development, acute care, emergencies, the older adult, the patient with cancer, and end-of-life care. The nursing process provides a consistent organizational framework throughout all disorders chapters and is reinforced in sample nursing care plans. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables in systems chapters include description, purpose, patient preparation information, and post-procedure nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each nursing care plan help students evaluate and apply the plan of care. Put On Your Thinking Cap! boxes stimulate further discussion. Consider the Alternative boxes on complementary and alternative therapies summarize what nurses need to know about CAM as it relates specifically to medical-surgical disorders. Cultural content is introduced in the Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care chapter and presented as a boxed feature, What Does Culture Have to Do With...? which presents disorder-specific cultural considerations. Bound-in companion CD includes an extensive pharmacology tutorial, over 250 3-D animations, and a Dorland's audio glossary Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on wellness and disease prevention. Management and Supervision Considerations boxes discuss the LPN/LVN role in assigning tasks and care. Legal and Ethical Considerations and HIV/AIDS chapters address basic legal and ethical information essential to nurses at all care levels and the latest HIV research and treatment. New appendices address Spanish-English health care phrases; laboratory values; and JCAHO Lists of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols. New, timely content on bioterrorism and the role of the nurse provides a basic overview of how nursing care needs to adapt to patient needs during disasters and terrorist attacks. New HIPAA content addresses legal rights and the issue of patient privacy in health care settings.