Substance Misuse in Primary Care

Author: Rosie Winyard
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857756579
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The unique theme of this book is multidisciplinary partnership. It includes contributions from a broad range of healthcare professionals and user advocates, with the common desire to share their perspective of developing primary care services. Together they provide an example of a multi-disciplinary partnership, and a powerful force for change. The reader is encouraged to enhance and develop their skills in providing effective assessments, treatments and care plans through first hand accounts from the authors' experiences including special sections on crack cocaine, alcohol problems, dual diagnosis and homelessness. This is furthered by a discussion of the context of care including the recent changes to the policy making agenda of the National Treatment Agency and the new GP Contract. Substance Misuse in Primary Care is a vital reference source not only for GPs but for the entire primary care team. Primary care practitioners, practice nurses, health visitors, midwives, specialist addictions nurses, counsellors, psychologists, medical registrars, student nurses, health and mental health service managers, social workers, staff at drop-in clinics, probation officers and all professionals who work with substance misusers will find this book invaluable. "Working with people and their substance-related problems requires wisdom, humility, patience and pragmatism.I am sure that this book will be of great value for all those interested in this important area of endeavour, and will contribute positively to attitudes, understanding and knowledge." Andrew McBride, in the foreword

Care of Drug Users in General Practice

Author: Berry Beaumont
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857756241
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The National Primary Care Research and Development Centre series provides policy makers, commissioners, managers, primary care professionals and user organizations with up-to-date multi-disciplinary research on important issues that inform future decision making for primary care development. This book examines the key factors shaping the relationship between demand for, and use of, primary care. It provides a detailed picture with which to inform the planning of appropriate, acceptable and responsive primary care services. Patients' perceptions are important, not only because they are a barometer of the appropriateness and effectiveness of services, but because they are a unique source of knowledge about the way in which people use services when they do, for the reasons that they do. This book concisely presents empirical findings and summarizes key policy and conceptual issues. Other titles in the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre series: NPCRDC:What is the Future for a Primary Care-led NHS?N PCRDC: Primary Care and Social Services: developing new partnerships for older people NPCRDC: Better Building for Better Services NPCRDC: Specialist Outreach Clinics in General Practice NPCRDC: Primary Health Care and the Private Sector

Psychiatric Care in Primary Care Practice An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice

Author: Janet R. Albers
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323446310
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This issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, guest edited by Dr. Janet Albers, is devoted to Psychiatric Care in Primary Care Practice. Articles in this issue include: Integrating Behavioral Health in the Medical Home Model – The Role of the Interdisciplinary Team; Behavioral Health in Prevention and Chronic Illness Management – Motivational Interviewing; Childhood Sexual Abuse and Mental Health Screening in Primary Care; Autism Spectrum/Pervasive Developmental Disorders; Pearls in Working with Patients Diagnosed with Personality Disorders; Psychopharmacology in Primary Care Settings; Depression: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment Across Populations; Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care; Bipolar Disorder; Eating Disorders; Substance Abuse Screening and Treatment; Pain Medication Seeking Behavior; Psychiatric Emergencies; and Physician Wellness Across the Professional Continuum.

Pain Management A Multidisciplinary Approach 1e Clinics Collections

Author: Joel J. Heidelbaugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323370748
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Clinics Collections: Pain Management draws from Elsevier’s robust Clinics Review Articles database to provide multidisciplinary teams, including general practitioners, orthopedists, obstetricians , neurologists, gastroenterologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, with practical clinical advice and insights on this highly prevalent disease and its comorbidities. Clinics Collections: Pain Management guides readers on how to apply current primary research findings on pain management to everyday practice to help overcome challenges and complications, keep up with new and improved treatment methods, and improve patient outcomes. Areas of focus include physiology and general management, musculoskeletal pain of the head,neck,upper body and lower body,as well as neurologic disorders, psychologic disorders, and special considerations. Each article begins with keywords and key points for immediate access to the most critical information. Articles are presented in an easy-to-digest and concisely worded format. Elsevier Clinics Collections provide concise reviews of today’s most prevalent conditions and significant medical developments. Other Clinics Collections titles available include Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma, and Obesity.

Primary Care of the Older Adult

Author: Mary M. Burke
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323023955
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This clinical reference provides key information about the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the older adult. Its concise, accessible format is ideal for use in active, clinical situations. An emphasis on the multidisciplinary approach reinforces the nurse practitioner's role in health care delivery through their collaboration with other health care professionals. The new edition retains its organized, comprehensive review of medical issues, with revised chapters that include updated pedagogical information and references, including many from government resources. The multidisciplinary approach provides input from a variety of health-care team members to give the primary care provider the full picture of older adult care. Common problems are organized by body systems, with complete information on each condition that leaves no questions unanswered about management strategies. An insert of full-color photographs show examples of the most common skin conditions found in the older adult, to help the practitioner assess and accurately treat disorders. Specific content on drug regimens and alternative therapies is included where applicable. Health promotion and prevention considerations are included where appropriate, emphasizing the importance of the primary care practitioner in health promotion as well as the treatment of disease. Internet resources are listed at the end of each chapter. A disorders index is included in the inside front and back cover. A new chapter on Cancer: Risk Assessment and Screening (chapter 4) explores issues of environmental exposure and smoking cessation. A new chapter on Oral Health (chapter 8) discusses issues such as preventive care and the impact on nutrition. Additional content on HIV in the older population has been added to the chapter on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Health Maintenance Screening (chapter 1). LASIK procedure in the older adult is now covered in the Sensory Impairments chapter (chapter 9). Discussion of delirium has been expanded in the Neurologic/Psychiatric: Dementia/Delirium/Depression chapter (chapter 25). The Genitourinary/Male: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia includes a discussion of the assessment and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Information on SARS has been added to the Respiratory System chapter (chapter 10). All chapters include updated information on diagnostic tests and treatment modalities, including updated drug regimens. The only contributed chapter written by a physician, Clinical Pharmacology (chapter 5) has been expanded to include the most current information on drugs.

Mental Health Atlas 2005

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Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 924156296X
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Project Atlas was launched by WHO in 2000 in an attempt to map mental health resources in the world. These data are needed at the country level to assess the current situation and to assist in developing plans and at the regional and global levels to develop an aggregate picture of the available mental health resources and the overall needs. This is a revised version of "Atlas: mental health resources in the world 2001" (ISBN 0119875586). Section I of this publication describes the methodology used, as well as the global and regional analyses. It also explains the limitations of the Atlas data. The global and regional analyses are organized into 16 broad themes.Section II of this publication provides short descriptive profiles for each country, generated by computer from the database.

Primary Care of Women and Children with HIV Infection

Author: MS. Patricia Kelly
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780867207095
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Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing roles in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education. Designed to teach nurses about the development, motivational, and sociocultural differences that affect teaching and learning, this text combines theoretical and pragmatic content in a balanced, complete style.The Third Edition of this best-selling text has been updated and revised to include the latest research. Nurse as Educator is used extensively in nursing educations courses and programs, as well as in both institutional and community-based settings.

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics

Author: Hilary Smith Connery
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329944X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America deals with the timely subject of substance use during pregnancy. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use is prevalent among reproductive-age women. Even though a reduction in use often occurs during pregnancy, many women continue to use substances until a pregnancy is either actually diagnosed or well underway.This issue consists of a well-qualified team of obstetricians-gynecologists, psychiatrists, and family physicians, focusing on various issues related directly to pregnancies complicated by substance use. Topics of interest include epidemiology and screening for hazardous and harmful substance use, teratogenic risks, psychiatric comorbidities, comprehensive treatment approaches before and after delivery, fetal surveillance, and team-based perinatal management. Particularly new information relates to prescribing buprenorphine, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and adolescent substance use.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Updates and Advances An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine E Book

Author: Dilaawar J. Mistry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455712159
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In this issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, guest editors Dilaawar Mistry and John MacKnight have developed a team of experts to review updates and advances in Primary Care Sports Medicine, focusing on those areas that are recently and/or rapidly changing in the sports medicine world. Topics in this issue include common infectious conditions, pulmonary disorders, cardiac screening – pros and cons, pharmacy, neuropsychiatric considerations, recent advances in the management of eating disorders and female athlete triad, iron and nutritional issues, sickle cell, the international athlete, and Attention Deficit Disorder in athletes.

Practical General Practice E Book

Author: Alex Khot
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049093
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practical General Practice is a highly practical manual, specifically designed for use during the consultation process. Containing over 1000 conditions, the unique underlying structure of the book allows the GP to see immediately what treatment is recommended and why. All recommendations are highly specific - giving a firm guide to the GP during the consultation process rather than a list of possibilities that the GP might wish to consider. Bullet points for action which give the GP an immediate summary of the issues that must be covered in the consultation. Bullet points of the key evidence which justifies those recommendations. All chapters thoroughly revised, to reflect changes in the evidence, and in major guidelines, since the last edition. NNT values provided when available