primary care

Public Health and Community Nutrition

Author: Elizabeth Eilender. Pages: 70 Size: 1.33 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Momentum Press
Published: 28 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781606508701

Poor quality dietary habits are one of the most pressing public health concerns of our time. As a society, we are faced with the paradox of malnutrition and overconsumption existing side-by-side. Many people in our communities deal with the stark reality of food insecurity coupled with a reliance on inexpensive, nutrient-poor calories that contribute to the nationwide prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. As a resource for both students and practitioners, Public Health and Community Nutrition provides an overview of how social determinants of health and socioeconomic factors that influence a population’s or an individual’s well-being¾contribute to the existence of health disparities in the United States. Now more than ever, diet and health experts are needed to address these 21st-century public health challenges that require specific professional competencies related to nutritional assessment, knowledge of food assistance and support options, and nutrition education skills that are appropriate for targeted audiences.

Primary Care for Older Adults

Pages: 235 Size: 2.57 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9783319613291

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models. It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for older adults.

Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities

Author: Edited By Steve Hardy, Eddie Chaplin And Peter Woodward. Pages: 248 Size: 1.44 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Pavilion Publishing & Media
Published: 17 November, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781910366264

This handbook aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the main physical health that face people with learning disabilities, best practice in assessment and treatment of health problems, and the role professionals and families in this process. It offers advice on promoting good health, navigating the care pathways, and how to access a range of health services. It also explores the views of people with learning disabilities in relation to physical and mental health and current service provision. This handbook aims to simplify what can be a complex area in order to meet individual`s healthcare needs. Within this book issues around accessing healthcare services for individuals with a learning disability are explored in detail and from a number of perspectives, including from people with learning disabilities and their carers who bear the brunt of these inequalities

How to Succeed on Primary Care and Community Placements

Author: David Pearson, Sandra Nicholson. Pages: 230 Size: 1.25 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 22 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781118343425

How to Succeed on Primary Care and Community Placements offers practical advice on how to get the most from your time on community visits, within patient consultations, and with the practice team. It highlights the unique opportunities and challenges you will face on placement, from using clinical information systems, to home visits and long term patient relationships, and how to take advantage of new ways of learning with web-based tools, mobile devices and social networking. Key features include: Learning outcomes at the start of each chapter with links to web-based learning, case examples, and tasks to undertake whilst on placement An evidence-based, practical approach to improving learning, teaching, assessment and feedback in community settings Written by a team of experienced community-based medical education specialists, it is ideal for all medical students, whether on early clinical placements or later in training, and for tutors and preceptors looking for novel ways to engage their students.

Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice

Author: Edited By Karen A Luker, Gretl A McHugh, Rosamund Bryar. Pages: 309 Size: 1.85 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 22 July, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781119078593

The fourth edition of this seminal text retains its focus on placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working with children, families, individuals and communities. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes and developments in health policy, public health priorities, and health visiting. It considers the public health role of the health visitor, and the important role and responsibilities the health visitor has with safeguarding children to ensure the child has the best possible start in life. Key features:

  • Fully updated throughout, with new content on practice and policy developments
  • Takes into account the challenges and changing role of the health visitor, and the need to ensure that their practice is evidenced-based
  • Includes an additional chapter on working in a multicultural society with a discussion on some of the challenges faced by health visitors
  • Discusses and debates the practice of public health and working with communities
  • Examines the role of the health visitor with safeguarding and child protection, as well as working within a multi-professional team
  • Features case studies and learning activities

Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice is essential reading for student health visitors, public health nurses, and those on community placements, as well as other health practitioners working with and in the community.

Evidence-Based Treatment with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research

Pages: 291 Size: 2.42 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 21 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780190214630

Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research provides a detailed examination of five research-supported psychosocial interventions for use with older adults: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, life review/reminiscence, problem solving therapy, and psychoeducational/social support approaches. These interventions address the diversity of mental health conditions and late-life challenges that older adults and their family members experience. Detailed explanations of the approaches, skills, and strategies employed in each intervention are provided, as are adaptions for use of the interventions with older adults. Vignettes are also used to demonstrate the use of specific practice skills and techniques with older clients. The theory undergirding each approach and the historical development of the interventions is explained, and provides the reader with a rich understanding of background and context of each therapy. In addition, the distinct issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse/misuse for which evidence exists are highlighted. Research support for application of the interventions in community-based, acute care, and long-term care settings and in individual and group formats is also discussed. Finally, implementation issues encountered in therapeutic work with older adults are described as are accommodations to enhance treatment efficacy. In sum, this book provides a comprehensive overview of evidence based psychosocial interventions for older adults; it is ideal for students and mental health professionals interested in clinical work with older adults and their families.

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia: A Person-Centred Integrated Care Approach

Author: Dr. Shibley Rahman ; Forewords By Professor Sube Banerjee And Lisa Rodrigues ; Afterword By Lucy Frost. Pages: 386 Size: 2.1 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 19 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781784502911

Every person living with dementia is entitled to the highest standards of wellbeing and health and social care services. This in-depth, evidence-based book identifies how outstanding quality integrated care might be achieved, whether in residential or home-based settings. Experienced dementia researcher Dr Shibley Rahman highlights the key contemporary underpinnings of integrated care that are required for wellbeing for living with dementia, including technology, staff performance, leadership, and intelligent regulation of services. The book addresses the major challenges to promoting person-centred care, and tackles difficult conversations around spirituality, sexuality and dying well. The crucial importance of promoting physical and mental health is emphasised. Taking into account recent developments in NICE guidelines and Cochrane reviews for dementia, this book presents an opportunity for all those involved in the provision of care for people with dementia to maintain a focus on delivering the best care possible, and to engage with the wider issues surrounding wellbeing. This book will be especially useful to commissioners following the NHS `new models of care` “vanguards”.

Diseases in the Elderly

Author: Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam And Gary Cheuk. Pages: 406 Size: 8.25 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319257877

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the two important issues relating to disease in elderly: the age-related changes and the pathophysiology of the diseases. The book contains 19 chapters that are arranged by organ system and structured to cover the specific areas for a quick but in-depth understanding of diseases in aging patients. Unlike any other book on the market, this text is concise and yet thorough in approach to the stipulated areas. This book includes multiple-choice questions that reinforce the concepts that are most vital to understanding and treating geriatric patients, making it an outstanding resource on its own or as a companion to larger geriatric texts. Diseases in the Elderly is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, medical students, primary care physicians, hospital doctors, geriatric nurses, and all other medical professionals treating and diagnosing diseases in elderly patients.

Essential Practice for Healthcare Assistants

Author: Edited By Angela Grainger. Pages: 257 Size: 2.4 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd
Published: 09 May, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781856424912

This book is specifically aimed at healthcare assistants, and is a comprehensive text covering all aspects of care of the patient. It is written by healthcare assistants and cover the a wide range of topics:

  • Safety issues
  • Basic patient and residential care
  • Special care
  • Mental health
  • Learning disabilities
  • Paediatrics
  • Women and maternity
  • Men`s care
  • Caring for carers
  • Home health care
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • Death and dying.

Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Reference for Frontline Care Providers

Author: Mary E. Muscari. Pages: 293 Size: 2.27 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: 06 June, 2016
eISBN-13: 9780826120595

Delivers the most comprehensive information available for APNs on dealing with child behavioral and parenting challenge

Front-line nurse practitioners are increasingly required to assess, identify, manage, and refer the complex and often significant childhood behavioral challenges occurring among children and adolescents. This authoritative and comprehensive behavior management reference provides nursing health care providers and students with the evidence-based information and strategies they need to identify and appropriately intervene with such behavioral challenges and to assist parents in dealing appropriately and effectively with their child.

In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the text examines the primary health care professional’s role in screening behavioral issues, identifies a great variety of problems they are likely to encounter, and educates the provider on how to assess difficult and challenging behaviors. Each problem is consistently organized to include a description; assessment: diagnosis; levels of prevention/intervention; primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies for dealing with the behavior; and additional resources. Not only does the book provide a clear indication of when and how to refer the youth to the appropriate mental health professional or other specialist, but delineates strategies for what to do while awaiting referral and how to maintain a primary care role during the psychiatric intervention process. Important legal issues are addressed along with protocols that are accepted by health care and legal agencies. The text also provides an overview of the integration of behavioral health into primary care along with EBP guidelines and parent teaching guides.

Key Features:

  • Provides APNs with the basic foundations to understand, identify, and manage significant behavioral challenges of childhood
  • Examines the primary care health care professional’s role in working with these issues
  • Delivers evidence-based information and strategies for assessment and intervention
  • Provides clear indication of when and how to refer to appropriate mental health professional or other specialist
  • Addresses protocols to follow that are accepted by the health care and legal population