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Making Sense of Public Health Medicine

Jim Connelly, Chris Worth
October 22, 1997

This book presents an introduction to modern public health seen from the perspective of practitioners of public health medicine. Written for non-practitioners interested in public health and as an essential introduction for those considering a career in public health medicine, the book uses...

Sympton Relief in Palliative Care

Michael Levi
October 01, 1997

This is an updated guide to the range of drugs commonly unused in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. There have been many significant changes in drug treatment over the last few years, and "Basic Notes in Psychopharmacology" provides an overview of both new and old drugs, their mode of action,...

Specialist Outreach Clinics in General Practice

Martin Roland, Jonathan Shapiro
October 01, 1997

Other titles in the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre series: NPCRDC:What is the Future for a Primary Care-led NHS? NPCRDC: Primary Care: Understanding Health Need and Demand NPCRDC: Better Building for Better Services NPCRDC: Primary Care and Social Services: developing new...

Chaos And Complexity: Implications For Psychological Theory And Practice

Michael R. Butz
September 29, 1997

The nature of this book is to emphasize the inherent complexity and richness of the human experience of change. Now, the author believes there to be an acceptable "scientific" explanation for this phenomona. Explored here are 30 years of studies to describe nonlinear dynamics, today termed either...

Resource Management in Health and Social Care: Essential Checklists

William Bryans
September 01, 1997

Drawing on personal clinical experience in palliative care, and reflecting current preferred practice, Robert Twycross provides a framework that enables the clinician to develop a scientific approach to managing advanced cancer symptoms. This volume expands and develops the author's previous work...

Educational Psychology

L.S. Vygotsky
August 11, 1997

When this classic book was first published in 1926, L.S. Vygotsky was well on his way to becoming one of the leading intellectuals in Russia. His study of the psychology of education led him to believe that the child should be the main figure in the educational process - and the efforts of the...

Reassessing Social Work Practice with Children

John Pardeck, Martha Markward
July 21, 1997

Physical and mental abuse, gang-related violence, homelessness and neglect are just a few of the dangers that a child must face. Child welfare officers, school social workers, and family service providers have been the primary line of defense against these hazards, but in order to provide a more...

Pre-Production Quality Assurance for Healthcare Manufacturers

G. William Hough, David A. Rawlings, Michael F. Turner
June 30, 1997

The FDA and ISO 9001 require manufacturers to institute comprehensive and rigorous pre-production quality assurance processes to assure that design defects will be eliminated prior to manufacture and product sale. Pre-Production Quality Assurance for Healthcare Manufacturers addresses the product...

The Healthcare Practitioner's Handbook of Management

Larry D. Grieshaber
June 19, 1997

The American system of healthcare is rapidly changing. Today, more and more of an emphasis is being placed on management skills-organizing, coordinating and managing the resources required for providing quality patient care. Medical practitioners are now expected to be efficient administrators as...

Quality Care: Prescription for Injecting Quality into Healthcare Systems

Marlene Caroselli
May 07, 1997

Quality Care highlights 10 outstanding TQM success stories. Case studies from award-winning healthcare organizations such as Franciscan Health System, Sinai Hospital, UCLA Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Foundation give you the tools you need to benchmark healthcare's finest. Written for both...

Healthcare and Spirituality

Stephen P Kliewer, John Saultz
May 01, 1997

Here is a selection of multiple choice questions and care studies designed for candidates for the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG). The 90 multiple choice questions cove all major areas of the syllabus and are accompanied by extended answers to help the...

Health Care Needs Assessment: The Epidemiologically Based Needs Assessment Reviews

P.R. Croft, Andrew Stevens
March 31, 1997

This volume, focusing on low back pain, is part of a survey of health care needs for specific conditions, published on behalf of the Department of Health. This study overall considers questions such as the population's needs, the services available or unavailable to them, the effectiveness of these...