public health

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.

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment: Promoting occupation and participation. 7th ed.

Author: Edited By Michael Curtin, Mary Egan, Jo Adams ; Foreword By Elizabeth Townsend. Pages: 843 Size: 14.71 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 16 December, 2016
eISBN-13: 978070207273

Formerly entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction this seminal textbook builds on the strengths of all previous editions and continues to explore the work of occupational therapists with people who are experiencing illness, injury or impairment. It links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, expertise and attitudes that inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice.

The new title, Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment, reflects the knowledge, attitudes and skills that underpin the practice of promoting occupation and participation. It showcases how occupational therapists work with people – not medical conditions and diagnoses – as individuals, groups, communities, and populations.

The new edition now has additional chapters on the assessment and intervention stages of the professional reasoning process to assist development of enabling skills and strategies. It also includes many more practice stories throughout to provide authentic examples to illustrate the application of theory to practice. Learning is further reinforced via access to a new online resource – Evolve Resources – which includes MCQs, reflective questions and three bonus interactive practice stories with accompanying reflective videos. These are all signposted within the textbook.

Now compromising seven sections, which follow the professional reasoning format of the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF), the new edition first tracks the evolution of occupational therapy in the context of health care. It then examines the foundational biomedical and social sciences, in addition to occupational science, before going on to the areas of assessment; writing occupation-focused goals; enabling skills and strategies which include advocacy and lobbying, public health, and community-based rehabilitation. The book ends with a chapter on developing effective reflection skills to enable occupational therapists to critically evaluate their practice, evolve as practitioners, and maintain and develop their professional competencies.

  • Links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection
  • Includes occupational, biomedical and social sciences that underpin occupational therapy practice
  • Focus on working with groups, communities and populations in addition to working with individuals reflecting the evolving and expanding scope of practice
  • Use of person-centred or inclusive and strengths-based language
  • Three bonus interactive practice stories online at Evolve Resources and signposted at the end of Sections 3-7 in the textbook
  • New title echoes the contemporary strength-based and occupation-focused nature of occupational therapy practice which involves working with people and not medical conditions and diagnoses
  • Content and structure reviewed and shaped by an international panel of students/new graduates
  • 22 additional chapters
  • 100 expert international contributors
  • Evolve Resources – evolve.elsevier.com/Curtin/OT – contains:
    • 3 bonus interactive practice stories with reflective videos
    • 360 MCQs
    • 200 reflective questions
    • 250 downloadable images
  • Critical discussion of the ICF in the context of promoting occupation and participation
  • Pedagogical features: summaries, key points, and multiple choice and short answer reflective questions

Sedentary Behavior and Health

Author: Edited By Weimo Zhu, Neville Owen. Pages: 456 Size: 13.88 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 19 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781492545095

From office jobs and long commutes to passive entertainment like television and video games, humans are sitting more than ever. Though lack of exercise has major health consequences, researchers are now examining the additional and widespread health risk of the simple act of sitting for extended periods. With research from leading scientists, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions presents evidence on sedentary behavior, its apparent health risks, and suggestions on measuring and altering this behavior. The highly respected international author team provides an interdisciplinary review of current research, examining scientific, public health, and broader social questions about the implications of sedentary behavior. These topics include humans` physiological predispositions, exacerbation of current health conditions like obesity and diabetes, and the design and ergonomics of offices and chairs. To examine the many facets of this developing area of study, Sedentary Behavior and Health is divided into five parts:

  • Sedentary Behavior Concepts and Context- reviews the physiology of sedentary behavior, investigating current habits from the perspectives of evolution, industrial engineering, and design.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Health- explores the relationship between sedentary behavior and several major chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and low-back pain.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Sedentary Behavior- explains research methods for understanding and measuring sedentary behavior in order to recognize patterns and design interventions.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Subpopulations- covers issues, risks, and behaviors in groups such as children, working adults, older adults, and minorities.
  • Changing Sedentary Behavior- provides methods and recommendations for improvement with environmental, social, community, worksite, and technology-based interventions.

Included in this groundbreaking text are learning objectives, key concepts, and study questions to focus attention on key issues and reinforce concepts. Reviews of the literature in the field are presented, many with comparisons in table form, to provide the full scope of research. Sidebars throughout the text apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. Inactivity is mismatched with many aspects of humans` genetic makeup. While it is becoming the new norm, the consequences of this behavior are emerging as a public health threat. Sedentary Behavior and Health will serve as a key reference for the rapidly emerging research area of sedentary behavior.

Nurse-Led Health Clinics

Author: Edited By Tine Hansen-Turton, Susan Sherman, Eunice S. King. Pages: 216 Size: 2.02 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: 30 March, 2015
eISBN-13: 9780826128034

Public health nursing–with its focus on compassionate, holistic care and service to the poor, the aged, those suffering from social injustice, and those without adequate health facilities–had its origins over a century ago with the founding of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Embracing the same foundational principles, Nurse-Led Health Clinics is the first book to describe innovative, nurse-managed solutions for improving health care today. It addresses the key business, policy, medical, financial, and operational considerations necessary for successfully opening and operating nurse-led health facilities. With the mission to dramatically expand access to primary and preventative health care, these clinics provide a full range of services, including primary care, health promotion, disease prevention, and behavioural health care to residents of underserved communities throughout the U.S. The book delivers a wealth of comprehensive information for nurses who are considering opening their own clinics. Reinforced with best-practice models and case studies, it takes a concrete look at what it takes to successfully start and run a nurse-managed health center. The book addresses the history and growth of nurse-led clinics and describes the nurse-led paradigm of care. It identifies the different types of nurse-led clinics (primary care, school based, wellness clinics, and more) and the clinical services offered within them. Also discussed are the requirements and mind-set of potential consumers and strategies for sustainability along with the role of the collaborative team. The pros and cons of a variety of business and operations models are examined along with quality metrics and initiatives. The book also covers various state and federal policy challenges and opportunities and explores the future of nurse-led care in view of ongoing health care reform. Helpful appendices include a start-up checklist, sample by-laws and a managed care contracting toolkit. Key Features:

  • Describes key business, policy, medical, financial, and operational considerations for running a nurse-managed health center
  • Addresses the pros and cons of a variety of business models for nurse-led care
  • Identifies the most common clinical services offered
  • Presents quality metrics, best practice models, and case studies
  • Includes state and federal policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities

Nursing Key Topics Review: Maternity

Author: Elsevier Pages: 363 Size: 4.2 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 08 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9780323449281

Study efficiently with Nursing Key Topics Review: Maternity! This quick review and accompanying mobile web app focus on the most critical, practical, and relevant maternal nursing information to prepare you for success on course exams. Concise coverage includes topics from pregnancy, labor, and birth to postpartum and newborn nursing care. Summary tables and quick, bulleted lists make it easier to glance through and remember concepts. Mobile web app audio summaries reinforce content when you are on the go. Best of all, it’s easy to assess your understanding as you go along – because key maternity topics are always immediately followed by review questions with correct answers and rationales.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives

Author: Ashwin, Cathy;anderson, Michelle Pages: 103 Size: 1.87 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 29 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702074431

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is a brand new resource that offers readers a ready source of up-to-date information at the fingertips!

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull-out boxes, this slim pocket guide includes a wealth of information ranging from physical examination to drug calculations, antenatal investigations, screening, infant feeding, medical complications of pregnancy, and birth emergencies.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives will be ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training.

  • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
  • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information

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’

Midwifery Essentials: Basics: Volume 1, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny;einion, Alys Bethan Pages: 259 Size: 2.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 20 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071331

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

Integrated Diabetes Care: A Multidisciplanary Approach

Author: David Simmons Simmons, David, Helmut Wenzel Wenzel, Helmut, Janice C. Zgibor Zgibor, Janice C. Pages: 257 Size: 4 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9783319133898

Integrating care across disciplines and organisations around the needs of the person with diabetes has been proposed as an approach that could improve care while reducing cost- but has it and can it? Integrated Diabetes Care- A Multidisciplinary Approach collates evidence of worldwide approaches to both horizontal integration (across disciplines) and vertical integration (across organizations) in diabetes care and describe what was done, what worked and what appeared to be the barriers to achieving the goals of the programmes. Evidence is sought from groups who have developed different approaches to integrating diabetes care in different health systems (eg insurance vs tax payer funded, single vs multiple organization, published vs unpublished). A final chapter brings the evidence together for a final discussion about what seems to work and what does not.