Donaldsons' Essential Public Health


Author: Liam J. Donaldson,Paul Rutter
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498797261
Category: Medical
Page: 356
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Donaldsons’ Essential Public Health has been in continuous print for 35 years, evolving through successive editions. This unrivalled record of success for a textbook of public health shows the enduring appeal of its content, style, and accessibility to generations of students and practitioners. For many of today’s national and global public health leaders, the book was their guide as they began their careers, their benchmark as they passed their examinations and professional accreditation, and remains their companion as a source of reference and refreshed knowledge for teaching and practice. The book brings together, in one volume, the main health problems experienced by populations and by the key groups within them, the strategies for promoting health and preventing disease, the principles and applications of epidemiology, the main themes of health policy, and a description of health service provision. This fourth edition marks the biggest change to the book in 20 years. For the first time it sets each key subject area in a global health context, whilst retaining its traditional strength in covering population health for the United Kingdom. New and revised chapters for this edition include: Health in a changing world Communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases Social determinants of health Quality and safety of healthcare Mental health Disability Health in later life Environment and health History of public health The content is wide-ranging and written in an accessible and engaging style. It covers topics as diverse as: the story of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa; the elements of tobacco control policy; the health impact of climate change; the global health organisational architecture; the concept of health; the new paradigm of public mental health; the biological pathways that link to the health effects of social deprivation; the ideal of universal health coverage; the essentials of immunisation; the basis of healthy ageing; the historical events that led to the germ theory of disease and the Victorian sanitary revolution. This new edition is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of public health, medicine, nursing, health policy, social science, and public sector management. Those embarking on a career in public health will find it of great value throughout their professional life. The book is also an extremely useful resource for established practitioners in primary care, doctors, senior nurses, health system managers, healthcare policy makers, civil servants in ministries of health, and members of boards of health organisations.

Essential Public Health


Author: Liam J. Donaldson,Raymond Joseph Donaldson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781900603874
Category: Medical
Page: 490
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Essential Public Health is the second edition to the widely acclaimed and best-selling Essential Public Medicine. The latter became a standard text in very many institutions of learning and training as well as being read by students and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines. Throughout its 17 years of existence, it has been in constant demand. Essential Public Medicine builds upon this successful formula but has been fundamentally revised and recast. It describes the whole spectrum of public health: the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology, the assessment of health a.

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance


Author: Margaret Somerville,K. Kumaran,Rob Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118999320
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance is a highly visual introduction to the key concepts and major themes of population health. With comprehensive coverage of all the core topics covered at medical school, it helps students understand the determinants of health and their study, from personal lifestyle choices and behaviour, to environmental, social and economic factors. This fully updated new edition features: • More coverage of audit and quality improvement techniques • Brand new sections on maternal and child health, and health of older people • New chapters on social determinants of health and guideline development • Expanded self-assessment material This accessible guide is an invaluable resource for medical and healthcare students, junior doctors, and those preparing for a career in epidemiology and public health.

Basic Statistics and Epidemiology

A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition
Author: Antony Stewart
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315360764
Category: Mathematics
Page: 218
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Basic Statistics and Epidemiology is a straightforward primer in basic statistics that emphasizes its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing an understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research. Assuming no prior knowledge, the clarity of the text and care of presentation ensure those new to, or challenged by, these topics are given a thorough introduction without being overwhelmed by unnecessary detail. An understanding and appreciation of statistics is central to ensuring that professional practice is based on the best available evidence, in order to treat and help most appropriately the wider community. By reading this book, students, researchers, doctors, nurses and health managers will have the knowledge necessary to understand and apply the tools of statistics and epidemiology to their own practice.

Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings: Fourth Edition


Author: Shane P Desselle,David P. Zgarrick,Greg Alston
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071845445
Category: Medical
Page: 656
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#1 Pharmacy Management Text!!! As pharmacy practice moves from a product orientation to a patient orientation, there are unique challenges that arise in managing the value-added services that pharmacists are developing to meet patient needs in medication therapy management. A section of this book is dedicated to the planning, implementation, and reimbursement of these new patient care services offered by pharmacists. Several chapters are dedicated to describing the risks inherent in pharmacy practice, and the impact that laws, regulations, and medication errors have on pharmacy management. The final section describes how manage-ment functions are applied in specific pharmacy practice settings (independent, chain, health systems, managed environments, safety net operations), and settings in unique health systems. ■ HOW E AC H C H A P T E R I S O RG A N I Z E D Each chapter is divided into several sections to facilitate the reader’s understanding and application of the material. Chapters begin with a list of learning objectives that outline the major topics to be addressed. A brief scenario is used to describe how a pharmacy student or pharmacist may need or apply the information described this chapter in their daily lives or practice. Questions at the start of each chapter provide direction and assist the reader in understanding what they can expect to learn. The text of each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of the content and theory underlying the major concepts. References to the management and pharmacy literature are commonly used to provide readers with links to additional background information. Explanations and applications are also used to help readers better understand the need to master and apply each concept. Questions at the end of each chapter encourage readers to think about what they have just learned and apply these concepts in new ways. ■ WHAT STUDENTS WILL GAIN FROM THIS BOOK If you are a pharmacy student, this book will help you gain an appreciation for the roles of management in pharmacy practice, regardless of your future position or practice setting. This book will also provide you with a variety of management theories and tools that you can apply in your daily life. For educators, this book has been designed as a comprehensive pharmacy management textbook. As a whole, it is meant to be used in survey courses that cover many areas of pharmacy management. The section format also allows the book to be used in courses that focus on specific pharmacy management functions or topics. The sections and content of each chapter are meant not only to provide valuable information that is easy for students to understand, but also to stimulate further discussion and motivate students to learn more on their own.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Fourth Edition


Author: King Holmes,P. Sparling,Walter Stamm,Peter Piot,Judith Wasserheit,Lawrence Corey,Myron Cohen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007159311X
Category: Medical
Page: 1440
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The most respected, all-in-one global STD reference - now in full-color With a level of detail and scientific rigor that no other text can match, Sexually Transmitted Diseases takes you through all aspects of STDs, from epidemiology to diagnosis and public health measures. Featuring an exciting new full-color format, the fourth edition of Sexually Transmitted Diseases delivers the most encyclopedic overview of the clinical, microbiological, and public health aspects of STDs, including HIV. Turn to any page, and you'll find essential coverage of critical new developments in vaccines and prevention, global epidemiology, new treatments, and much more. Features of the Fourth Edition: The ultimate sourcebook on STDs, with top-to-bottom coverage of all STDs and all etiologies, from bacteria to viruses and more Cutting-edge insights and clinically relevant perspectives from a distinguished roster of international authorities in medicine, infectious disease, and public health NEW! Brand-new chapters that cover: Drug Use and STDs, Cervical Cancer and STDs ,Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in AIDS ,Pregnancy and Bacterial STDs ,Pregnancy and Perinatal Transmission of STDs ,The Role of Primary Care Clinicians in Managing STDs ,STD and HIV Vaccines NEW! Eye-catching full-color format with hundreds of precise illustrations that drive home chapter concepts and help you visualize various conditions

Handbook of Dialysis Therapy E-Book


Author: Allen R. Nissenson,Richard E. Fine
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437711103
Category: Medical
Page: 1632
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Here's an in-depth, quick-reference, problem-solving resource for those involved in the care of dialysis patients. More than 120 world-class authorities discuss dialysis techniques, mechanical considerations, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. Selected annotated references and excellent cross-referencing between chapters help you find answers fast, and more than 100 photos, drawings, charts, and tables, mostly in color, clarify complex topics. Providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, this book is a "must-have" for all dialysis caregivers. Presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment. Offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source. Features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis. Includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject. Explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables. Features a new 4-color format, enabling you to find the guidance you need more quickly. Includes coverage of convective dialytic therapies and the results of recent clinical trials. Ensures that you keep current on pediatric dialysis concerns prevention and treatment with new chapters including prevention and treatment of bone disease, management of anemia, assessing quality of life in pediatric patients undergoing dialysis, and immunizations in children undergoing dialysis.

Beyond reason?

the National Health Service and the limits of management
Author: John W. Leopold,Ian Glover,Michael Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859720318
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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This book explores the issues of whether 'science + will' in the form of managerialism can ever solve the often intractable health, economic and organizational problems which the National Health Service is concerned with. Its main focus is on the changing management of the NHS and on how the phenomena or processes of commodification, differentiation and rationalization affect it. The experience of the NHS is seen as exemplifying the working out of wider processes in British society, against a background of relevant international comparisons regarding the role of management in the provision of health care.

NOC and NIC Linkages to NANDA-I and Clinical Conditions - E-Book

Nursing Diagnosis, Outcomes, and Inverventions
Author: Marion Johnson,Gloria M. Bulechek,Joanne M. McCloskey Dochterman,Meridean L. Maas,Sue Moorhead,Elizabeth Swanson,Howard K. Butcher
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323083374
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Based on ongoing research conducted by investigative teams at the University of Iowa, NOC and NIC Linkages to NANDA-I and Clinical Conditions: Supporting Critical Thinking and Quality Care, 3rd Edition is the only book on the market that provides linkages between the three standardized languages recognized by the American Nurses Organization (NOC, NIC, and all of the 2009-2010 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses). Its user-friendly, tabular format and real-world case studies make it the perfect tool to help you develop effective care plans for your patients. This edition features a new chapter on clinical decision making, a new chapter on the use of NNN in information systems, more concise intervention listings that identify major and suggested interventions, and approximately 20 new linkages to common, high-cost medical diagnoses. Linkages between the three standardized languages recognized by the American Nurses Organization: NANDA-I, Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) help you select the most effective care plans for patients and allow institutions to track and quantify nursing care. Tabular format allows you to quickly retrieve information. Case studies with nursing care plans demonstrate the practical, real-life application of linkages. Definitions of all NANDA-I, NOC, and NIC labels provide comprehensive coverage of the standardized languages. Serves as an excellent companion to Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 4th Edition and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), 5th Edition. NEW! Added linkages to common medical diagnoses help support clinical reasoning, improve quality, and build the evidence needed to enhance nursing care. - Includes 15-20 high-frequency, high-cost medical diagnoses that are commonly experienced by patients across the life span. - Examples include Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Total Joint Replacement, and Asthma. NEW! Treatment of Intervention content makes information easier to locate by listing interventions as Major Interventions and Suggested Interventions. Two NEW chapters discuss the use of linkages for clinical reasoning and quality improvement and the use of NNN in computerized information systems. NEW! Information associated with the risk for nursing diagnosis is contained on a single page for quick and easy reference.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health


Author: Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 128417610X
Category: Education
Page: 528
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Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, Fourth Edition combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies.

Clinical Dialysis, Fourth Edition


Author: Allen R. Nissenson,Richard N. Fine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071815945
Category: Medical
Page: 1024
View: 6041

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The best reference on end-stage renal disease! This authoritative resource has been thoroughly revised for physicians caring for the rapidly growing population of renal patients, in an expanding number of dialysis centers. Written by world-class experts, it provides coverage of essential new techniques in peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, pediatric dialysis, and more.

Clinical Dialysis, Fourth Edition


Author: Allen Nissenson,Richard N. Fine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071419390
Category: Medical
Page: 1169
View: 9498

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The best reference on end-stage renal disease! This authoritative resource has been thoroughly revised for physicians caring for the rapidly growing population of renal patients, in an expanding number of dialysis centers. Written by world-class experts, it provides coverage of essential new techniques in peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, pediatric dialysis, and more.

Yearbook of International Organizations, 1996-97

International Organization Bibliography and Resources
Author: Union of International Associations Staff
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783598233555
Category: International agencies
Page: 420
View: 4572

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