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Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal: Volume 4, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny Pages: 201 Size: 2.23 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 17 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071447
eISBN-10: 0702071447
Print ISBNs: PB: 9780702071003, 0702071005

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Mayes’ Midwifery, 15th ed.

Author: Macdonald, Sue;johnson, Gail Pages: 1,221 Size: 32.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Published: 14 August, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702063367

Mayes Midwifery retains all of the features that characterised the success of earlier editions – authority, accessibility and comprehensiveness – while addressing the wider context of current midwifery practice by applying evidence into practice.

The book explores anatomy and applied physiology, a wide range of public health issues, as well as cultural competence. Fast moving areas such as professional and leadership issues, fertility control, genetics, foetal development, medical problems in pregnancy and care of the new born and baby with complex needs are brought right up to date.

The latest edition of Mayes’ Midwifery has also been redesigned to further assist with engagement of the topics while the artwork programme has been upgraded to help with the understanding of complex physiological processes. As with the previous edition, the book also comes with an associated website containing over 600 MCQs, case studies, and reflective activities together with a wealth of other learning tools.

Mayes’ Midwifery 15th edition is an essential tool for midwives at every stage of their professional career – student midwives seeking knowledge, skills and guidance on their journey to becoming midwives – midwives returning to practice and for qualified midwives wherever they work. Nurses and health care assistants working on maternity units in the UK and overseas will also find the volume an important resource.

  • New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student!
  • Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts
  • Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
  • Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
  • Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice
  • Contains practice based tools and checklists
  • Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines
  • Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools
  • Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments
  • Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice
  • Brand new design – incorporating helpful learning features – aids reader engagement and retention of facts
  • Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts

Essentials of Dementia: Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care

Author: Shibley Rahman, Robert Howard ; Foreword By Karen Harrison Dening. Pages: 242 Size: 1.01 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 18 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9781784507541

To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way.

Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.

Care at the End of Life

Author: Edited By Jeff Round. Pages: 210 Size: 1.54 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319282671

This work carefully guides the reader through the methodological, policy and ethical challenges facing health economists conducting research in palliative care. It has collected the opinions of many cutting-edge researchers. Those who design and conduct economic evaluations or economics-related research in end of life populations will find this book thought provoking, instructive and informative. The provision of care to individuals with disorders associated with advancing age, such as cancer and dementia, is an increasing concern amongst policy makers and providers of health and social care. Accordingly, the burden on state and private funders in providing care to patients with these complex illnesses is of growing importance to health economists. However, answering the questions raised by the research community on end of life and palliative care health economics has received little attention. The authors shed light on many questions including: Are economic evaluation methods fit for purpose in patients at the end of life? What is the best way to measure and value health outcomes in this population? What are the appropriate societal rules to govern resource allocation for people at the end of life? Are these people more or less deserving of resources than other patients? Does age matter? How can we define a good death for the purposes of resource allocation decision making? What ethics govern research in end of life patients?

Planning Your Research And How To Write It

Author: Aziz Nather. Pages: 364 Size: 32.57 MB Format: PDF Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte
Published: 21 October, 2015
eISBN-13: 9789814651059

This book is a practical guide for residents and young researchers who are planning to embark on research. It details the significant planning one must first do including choosing a suitable experienced clinician as a supervisor, sourcing for a “winning idea” with significant clinical impact, performing a proper review of literature, defining clearly the objectives to be set and adopting the appropriate methodology. Statistical evaluation must be done from the start of the research to define adequate sample size and also for evaluation of the results. It also advises how one should draw upon relevant and appropriate conclusions from the results obtained. The ethics of research is also discussed. An all-important factor in research is the procurement of research grants. Readers are guided how to write a proper research proposal to secure these much needed grants. Many research papers end up as presentations only in local or international conferences. An important additional objective of this book is to guide young researchers how to write their finished product – as a publication in an important international, refereed journal or as a thesis. Chapters have been specially written with tips for scientific writing, selecting the right journal, writing for an original article for a journal, a review article, a case report as well as for a thesis. Tips are also written on what reviewers of a journal look for in an article as well as what examiners look for in a thesis.

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Edited By Karen Holland, Roger Watson. Pages: 288 Size: 4.79 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 24 July, 2012
eISBN-13: 9781118302453

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable guide to ‘getting it right’, focusing on all aspects of writing for publication. It will help the reader to develop skills in writing articles, book reviews and other forms of publications, and can also be used as an aide-memoire for editors and journal or book reviewers. It explores: How to get started How to write various forms of publication including abstracts, papers, book reviews, journal articles and books Good practice in reviewing The editorial process Ethical and legal aspects of publishing Offering guidance, tips, examples and activities, this practical how-to book written by experts in the field is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals.

Leadership and Nursing Care Management

Author: Huber, Diane Pages: 546 Size: 9.53 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Saunders
Published: 26 July, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780323449021

Features the most up-to-date, evidence-based blend of practice and theory related to the issues that impact nursing management and leadership today. A fresh, conversational writing style provides you with an easy-to-understand, in-depth look at these prevalent issues. Key topics include the nursing professional’s role in law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, care management, human resources, outcomes management, safe work environments, preventing employee injury, and time and stress management.

Rethinking Lean in Healthcare

Author: Thomas G. Zidel. Pages: 199 Size: 1.78 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Productivity Press
Published: 05 August, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781315381169

This book deals with a hospital’s struggle to secure and maintain financial stability. In the story, the leadership team of a fictional hospital adopts the tools and principles associated with the Toyota Production System or Lean. The story takes the reader through leadership’s arduous journey from rejecting the methodology to embracing it, to successful implementation. This book is important because many of our nation’s hospitals are besieged with financial difficulties with declining reimbursement and the public is losing confidence in our hospital’s ability to provide quality care without error. Lean can provide relief from these issues but only if it is properly implemented.

A Leadership Journey in Health Care: Virginia Mason’s Story

Author: Kenney, Charles Pages: 184 Size: 2.71 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Productivity Press – M.U.A.
Published: 22 June, 2015
eISBN-13: 9781482299694

Since adapting the principles of the Toyota Production System to health care in 2002, Virginia Mason Health System has made enormous leaps forward in quality, safety, patient experience of care, and affordability. It has achieved world-class levels of patient satisfaction and has been honored as one of the safest hospitals in the country. A Leadership Journey in Health Care: Virginia Mason`s Story supplies an inside look at process improvement from the world leader in applying Lean methods to health care. It presents key lessons learned as well as the best practices developed at Virginia Mason during its 12-year process improvement journey. Just as important, Virginia Mason`s culture of leadership at all levels sets it apart from others in the health care universe. Describing why it`s critical for leadership to be actively involved in any process improvement initiative, the book illustrates exactly what leadership looks like at all levels within Virginia Mason. In the book, bestselling author Charles Kenney introduces breakthrough new work at Virginia Mason that most health care audiences have yet to read about. He details the reasons why governance has played such a big role in Virginia Mason`s success and discusses a game-changing initiative concerning respect for people. After reading this book, you will better understand the active leadership style that has propelled Virginia Mason`s success. By following the best practices and lessons learned, you will be prepared to teach, coach, and encourage your team to achieve streamlined and standardized work, sustained improvements, and increased patient satisfaction. Foreword by Carolyn Corvi, Virginia Mason Health System/Virginia Mason Medical Center Boards of Directors; Retired Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

Author: Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O`Toole ; With Patricia Ward Biederman. Pages: 146 Size: 862 KB Format: PDF Publisher: Jossey Bass Ltd
Published: 30 April, 2008
eISBN-13: 978047036827

In Transparency , the authors a powerhouse trio in the field of leadership look at what conspires against “a culture of candor” in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. They explore the lightning-rod concept of “transparency” which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector as well. Together Bennis, Goleman, and O`Toole explore why the containment of truth is the dearest held value of far too many organizations and suggest practical ways that organizations, their leaders, their members, and their boards can achieve openness. After years of dedicating themselves to research and theory, at first separately, and now jointly, these three leadership giants reveal the multifaceted importance of candor and show what promotes transparency and what hinders it. They describe how leaders often stymie the flow of information and the structural impediments that keep information from getting where it needs to go. This vital resource is written for any organization business, government, and nonprofit that must achieve a culture of candor, truth, and transparency.