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Nursing Older People: Realities of Practice

1st Edition

Heather Elbourne, Andrée le May
July 23, 2019

This practical guide helps student and practising nurses to understand the impact of their care when working with older people. With stories from older people who have had varied experiences of health care and nursing, chapters are underpinned by five key principles: providing patient-centered and...

The International Handbook of Art Therapy in Palliative and Bereavement Care

1st Edition

Michele Wood, Becky Jacobson, Hannah Cridford
June 25, 2019

The International Handbook of Art Therapy in Palliative and Bereavement Care offers a multicultural and international perspective on how art therapy can be of help to individuals, groups, families, communities, and nations facing death and dying as well as grief and loss. Over 50 art...

Improving Patient Safety: Tools and Strategies for Quality Improvement

1st Edition

Raghav Govindarajan, Harleen Kaur, Anudeep Yelam
January 28, 2019

Based on the IOM's estimate of 44,000 deaths annually, medical errors rank as the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. Clearly medical errors are an epidemic that needs to be contained. Despite these numbers, patient safety and medical errors remain an issue for physicians and other clinicians...

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook

4th Edition

Roger O. Weed, Debra E. Berens
September 07, 2018

Life care planning is an advanced collaborative case management specialty practice focused on assessing, evaluating, coordinating, consulting, planning for, and monitoring necessary services for individuals with complex medical care needs over their lifetime. This handbook provides a comprehensive...

A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports

1st Edition

Mary Beth Morrissey, Melissa Lang, Barney Newman
June 20, 2018

With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

2nd Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
December 05, 2017

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the...

Ambient Assisted Living

1st Edition

Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues
October 18, 2017

Addresses an Emerging Shift in Developing Countries The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

1st Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer
April 06, 2017

The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference...

Rethinking Patient Safety

1st Edition

Suzette Woodward
March 14, 2017

The vast majority of healthcare is provided safely and effectively. However, just like any high-risk industry, things can and do go wrong. There is a world of advice about how to keep people safe but this delivers little in terms of changed practice. Written by a leading expert in the field with...

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside

1st Edition

K. Rao Poduri
March 07, 2017

Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers. The care of our older patients in...

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

1st Edition

Jan Oldenburg, Mary P. Griskewicz
August 18, 2016

This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on...

Rehabilitation: A Post-critical Approach

1st Edition

Barbara Gibson
January 26, 2016

Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping people not only survive, but also thrive. Despite this complex goal, the organizing principles of rehabilitation still rely on biomedicine to construct disability as a problem of impaired bodies. Rehabilitation professionals are committed to helping to enhance...

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