You and Your Doctor

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648974X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This welcome volume offers practical information to help patients make the most of their interaction with their doctors. Among the topics discussed are finding the right physicians, gaining direct telephone access to a doctor, ensuring good communication between health care providers, protecting personal health information, seeking a second opinion, and using walk-in clinics"--

Cancer Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots

Author: K. John Morrow, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479205
Format: PDF
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This book considers the branch of heredity known as "epigenetics" and its implications for a variety of diseases in humans and animals. After background information on the growth in understanding genetics and the mechanisms of the epigenetic control of gene expression, the book moves into its main focus: the gathering body of evidence connecting genetics to a range of significant illnesses, including cancer, autism, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and others. Areas of uncertainty are stressed as well as the scientific debate concerning the role of environmental factors. The final chapters discuss the implications for society. Extensive notes provide additional details and personal anecdotes.

Autogenic Training

Author: Micah R. Sadigh
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470739
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This book presents practitioners with a concise exploration of autogenic technique and its clinical use, especially in treating those suffering from chronic pain syndrome."--Provided by publisher.

The Body Keeps the Score

Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608307
Format: PDF
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• A New York Times Science Bestseller • “Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk’s] patients is very moving.” —New Scientist A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Healing Children

Author: Kurt Newman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525428836
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this deeply inspiring memoir Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation s top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and deeply moving accounts of the brave kids he has treated over the years (and their equally brave and determined parents) he reveals the revolution that is taking place in paediatric medicine.

Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research

Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136703403
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Qualitative research, once on the fringes, now plays a central part in advancing nursing and midwifery knowledge, contributing to the development of the evidence base for healthcare practice. Divided into four parts, this authoritative handbook contains over forty chapters on the state of the art and science of qualitative research in nursing. The first part begins by addressing the significance of qualitative inquiry to the development of nursing knowledge, and then goes on to explore in depth programs of qualitative nursing research. The second section focuses on a wide range of core qualitative methods, from descriptive phenomenology, through to formal grounded theory and to ethnography, and narrative research. The third section highlights key issues and controversies in contemporary qualitative nursing research, including discussion of ethical and political issues, evidence-based practice and Internet research. The final section takes a unique look at qualitative nursing research as it is practiced throughout the world with chapters on countries and regions from the UK and Europe, North America, Australasia, Latin America, to Japan, China, and Korea. With an international selection of established scholars contributing, this is an essential overview and will help to propel qualitative research in nursing well into the twenty-first century. It is an invaluable reference for all nursing researchers.

A Life in Balance

Author: Kathleen Hall
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814473344
Format: PDF
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Nautilus Book Awards Winners for 2007 (category: Self-Help/Psychology/ Personal Growth) "Like many people, Kathleen Hall found that despite great success and material wealth, she had yet to identify purpose, meaning, and balance in her work and her life. She left her Wall Street firm and devoted herself to understanding the relationships between mind, body, and spirit, and between professional and personal fulfillment. Since then, she has studied with great spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the exiled Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. She has also learned from medical experts like Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Mind-Body Institute. Inspired by those diverse influences, Dr. Hall has written A Life in Balance, a guided journey to joy, peace, and an intentional life grounded in the four roots of the SELF: * Serenity. Find what brings us peace, and channel it into everything we do * Exercise. Align the body with energy and health through walking, yoga, martial arts, and more * Love. Build community and relationships that heal others as well as ourselves * Food. Pay attention not just to what we eat, but to what we experience through all our senses Our lives pull us in many different directions; to find happiness, we must first create balance. Filled with wit, wisdom, and compassion, A Life in Balance will help any reader identify and stay true to his or her authentic self."

Healthcare Professionalism

Author: Lynn V. Monrouxe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119044464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Healthcare Professionalism: Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas provides the tools and resources to help raise professional standards within the healthcare system. Taking an evidence and case-based approach to understanding professional dilemmas in healthcare, this book examines principles such as applying professional and ethical guidance in practice, as well as raising concerns and making decisions when faced with complex issues that often have no absolute right answer. Key features include: Real-life dilemmas as narrated by hundreds of healthcare students globally A wide range of professionalism and inter-professionalism related topics Information based on the latest international evidence Using personal incident narratives to illustrate these dilemmas, as well as regulatory body professionalism standards, Healthcare Professionalism is an invaluable resource for students, healthcare professionals and educators as they explore their own professional codes of behaviour.

The Deepest Well

Author: Nadine Burke Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544828704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego--a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma--who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients' "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person's ACE score the worse their health--and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. Through storytelling that delivers both scientific insight and moving stories of personal impact, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined inThe Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.

Culture Care Diversity and Universality

Author: Madeleine M. Leininger
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub
ISBN: 9780763718251
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Indhold: Madeleine M. Leininger: The Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. Madeleine M. Leininger: Ethnonursing: A Research Method with Enablers to Study the Theory of Culture Care. Zenaida Spangler: Culture Care of Philippine and Anglo-American Nurses in a Hospital Context. Anna Frances Wenger: The Culture care Theory and the Old Order Amish. David B. Stasiak: Culture Care Theorywith Mexican-Americans in an Urban Context. Irene Zwarycz Bohay: Culture Care Meanings and Experiences of Pregnancy and Childbirth of Ukrainians. Madeleine M. Leininger: Culture Care of the Gadsup Akuna of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea. Marie F. Gates: Culture Care Theory for Study of Dying Patients in Hospital and Hospice Contexts. Janet Rosenbaum: Culture Care Theory and Greek Canadian Widows. Madeleine M. Leininger: Selected Culture Care Findings of Diverse Cultures Using Culture Care Theory and Ethnomethods. Madeleine M. Leininger: Culture Care Theory and Uses in Nursing Administration. Madeleine M. Leininger: Looking to the Future of Nursing and the Relevancy of Culture Care Theory.