Responding to the Oppression of Addiction

Author: Rick Csiernik
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551309335
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This contributed volume offers new perspectives on the meaning, role, and history of addiction in our society and the construction of illicit drug use as a social problem. This substantially revised third edition brings together the voices of over 40 Canadian academics and social work practitioners from across the country, providing a diverse and multidimensional perspective to the study of addiction. The themes discussed include prevention initiatives, program descriptions, discussions of the special needs of different populations, policy perspectives framed within an anti-oppression standpoint, and a concluding section on the emerging topic of problem gambling. This edition features eight new chapters, including a first-person narrative on the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples.

The Medical Prescription of Narcotics

Author: Margret Rihs-Middel
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
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Optimum policies for the control of drug abuse have been debated throughout the Western world for some time. One of the most controversial proposals involves the prescription of so-called "hard" drugs by governmental agencies to those with a dependency problem. A unique experiment in Switzerland, where the Federal Office of Public Health indeed issued prescriptions to dependent individuals, forms the core of this wide-ranging collection of current reports about experiences and recommendations from around the world. This book synthesizes the views and experiences of more than 30 scientists, practitioners, and social workers, as well as drug users and their parents, from around the world. It provides invaluable insight into the latest studies of the effects and cost-effectiveness of such programs, and summarizes experiences gained to date from the USA, Great Britain, Australia, The Netherlands, and Germany, as well as from Switzerland. It also examines ethical and legal issues surrounding prescription programs, and looks at new and future developments in pharmacology and therapy.

JAMA

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Includes proceedings of the Association, papers read at the annual sessions, and list of current medical literature.

Guide to Good Prescribing

Author: T. P. G. M. de Vries
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ISBN: 9780119515794
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This manual provides step-by-step guidance to rational prescribing and demonstrates that prescribing a drug is part of a process that includes many other components. Practical examples illustrate how to select, prescribe and monitor treatment, and how to communicate effectively with patients.

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research Education and Practice

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309145449
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Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

Contemporary Psychiatry

Author: Fritz Henn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642595197
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The German version of this work has a long tradition, and this fourth edition is the first to see an English version. Its main feature is the international approach regarding both authors and topics. The four internationally renowned editors were able to acquire the leading specialists for each field as contributors to the book. No less than 120 authors, half of them from non-German speaking countries, ensure an extremely high standard and that cross-cultural aspects are considered. Another major feature is that the book presents the evidence such that it may be examined from at least four different entry points -- via basic disciplines of psychiatric knowledge about groups defined by demographic criteria. Detailed linkages to other chapters allow the inclusion of neighbouring disciplines, such as the neurosciences and molecular biology. Contemporary Psychiatry is also unique in including chapters on psychiatric disorders caused by catastrophes, disasters etc. -- aspects totally neglected by normal textbooks. While this book gives an overall view of the state of the art of psychiatric knowledge, it even goes so far as to suggest future perspectives.