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Making Changes to Screen Time

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37276
IWK. Autism Specific Care Clinic. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1235
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Information about balancing screen time with other activities.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Autism Specific Care Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Autism Spectrum Disorder - rehabilitation
Child
Internet Use
Recreation
Subjects (LCSH)
Autism spectrum disorders in children
Autistic children--Behavior modification
Autistic children--Recreation
Internet--Psychological aspects
Abstract
Information about balancing screen time with other activities.
Responsibility
IWK Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinics, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1235
Zone
All Zones
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Age-Related Changes of the Human Eye

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edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Cavallotti, Carlo A. P
Other Authors
Cerulli, Luciano
Responsibility
edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597455077
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Eye Diseases - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Ophthalmology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Anesthesia in Thoracic Surgery : Changes of Paradigms

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Manuel Granell Gil, Mert Sentürk, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book reviews and describes the best practices of anesthesia in thoracic surgery, according to evidence-based medicine. It covers preoperative assessment, applied pharmacology, airway management and ventilation methods. The analgesic methods in this surgical specialty are also discussed. This book is aimed at all specialists in the world of anesthesiology and critical care as well as to physicians in training. It may also be of interest to thoracic surgeons and pulmonologists.
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Other Authors
Granell Gil, Manuel
Sentürk, Mert
Responsibility
Manuel Granell Gil, Mert Sentürk, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 409 p.) : 76 illus., 62 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030285289
9783030285272 (Print ed.)
9783030285296 (Print ed.)
9783030285302 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - methods
Thoracic Surgical Procedures - methods
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Abstract
This book reviews and describes the best practices of anesthesia in thoracic surgery, according to evidence-based medicine. It covers preoperative assessment, applied pharmacology, airway management and ventilation methods. The analgesic methods in this surgical specialty are also discussed. This book is aimed at all specialists in the world of anesthesiology and critical care as well as to physicians in training. It may also be of interest to thoracic surgeons and pulmonologists.
Contents
Part I. Introduction - 1. Pulmonary Resection: From Classical Approaches to Robotic Surgery -- 2. Preoperative Evaluation: Frailty Parameters, Preoperative Neoadjuvant Therapy—Indications for Postoperative Care Unit -- 3. Prehabilitation in Thoracic Surgery -- Part II. Airway and Ventilation Management in Thoracic Surgery -- 4. Lung Isolation Versus Lung Separation: Double-Lumen Tubes -- 5. Bronchial Blockers: Applications in Thoracic Surgery -- 6. Utility of Bronchoscope in Thoracic Surgery -- 7. Video Laryngoscopes in Thoracic Surgery -- 8. Intubation Guides, Tube Exchanger Catheter and Safe Extubation in Thoracic Surgery -- 9. Difficult Airway Management in Thoracic Surgery 10. Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange in Thoracic Surgery: Changes in Classical Knowledge in Respiratory Physiology -- 11. Non-intubated Video-Assisted Surgery: A Critical Review -- 12. Changes in Ventilation Strategies During Thoracic Surgery: Do We Have to Focus “Only” in Oxygenation? -- Part III. Perioperative Medicine: Analgesia, Applied Pharmacology, Hemodynamic Control and Infections -- 13. Change in “Gold Standard” of Thoracic Epidural in Thoracic Surgery -- 14. Are There New Evidences on the Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Reversal Drugs in Thoracic Surgery? -- 15. Are Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents Important in Thoracic Surgery? -- 16. Prevention and Treatment of Infections -- 17. The Role of Ultrasound (US) in Thoracic Surgery -- 18. Changes in Classical Monitoring: Hemodynamic Monitoring, New Devices, NIRS, etc. -- Part IV. Specific Surgical Situations -- 19. Lung Transplantation: Justification for a Paradigm Change -- 20. Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO) in Thoracic Surgery -- 21. Thoracic Surgery in Patients with Previous Lung Resection -- 22. Anesthesia for Esophageal Surgery -- 23. Tracheal and Bronchial Surgery: HJFV -- 24. Pediatric Thoracic Anesthesia -- 25. Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia -- 26. Interventional Bronchology.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice

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Andrew Severn, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group…
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Severn, Andrew
Responsibility
Andrew Severn, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 117 p.) : 7 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
In clinical practice
ISBN
9783319757230
9783319757223 (print ed.)
9783319757247 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Delirium
Dementia
Postoperative Complications
Surgical Procedures, Operative - adverse effects
Specialty
Perioperative Medicine
Psychology
Abstract
This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group of authors, and is aimed firstly at the perioperative team: surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical ward nurses; secondly, the researcher or geriatrician; and thirdly, public health specialists and hospital managers.
Contents
Dementia and the Health of the Nation -- Assessment of Cognitive Function -- Dementia: the Conduct of Anaesthesia -- Management of Delirium on the Surgical Ward -- Delirium in Critical Care -- Consent and Capacity in Cognitively Impaired Patients.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Changes in the Brain : Impact on Daily Life

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Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Yael Goverover, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , 2017.
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This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the ex…
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Chiaravalloti, Nancy D
Goverover, Yael
Responsibility
Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Yael Goverover, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : 5 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9780387981888
9780387981871 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Activities of Daily Living
Brain Diseases - complications
Brain Injuries
Cognitive Dysfunction
Quality of Life
Abstract
This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the extent to which the brain can adapt or self-repair), chapters provide cogent examples of how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. The book's focus on everyday activities brings new clarity to diverse links between symptoms and diagnosis, brain and behavior. Included in the coverage: The aging brain and changes in daily function. Stroke: impact on life and daily function. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the impact on daily life. Everyday life with cancer. Real-world impact of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. Disability and public policy in America. Living after brain changes, from the patient's perspective. Rich in empirical data and human insight, Changes in the Brain gives neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation nurses a robust new understanding of the daily lives of patients, both in theory and in the real world.
Contents
1. Neuroanatomy: The Brain–Behavior Relationship -- 2. The Aging Brain and Changes in Daily Function -- 3. Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Disorders -- 4. Parkinson’s Disease: Changes in Daily Life -- 5. Stroke: Impact on Life and Daily Function -- 6. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Impact on Daily Life -- 7. Impact of Multiple Sclerosis on Daily Life -- 8. The Impact of Epilepsy on Quality of Life -- 9. Cancer Survivorship -- 10. Real-World Impact of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Impairment -- 11. Disability and Public Policy in America -- 12. Living after Brain Changes: From the Patient’s Perspective -- Epilogue: Where Do We Go from Here?
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e-Book
Location
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Communication and swallowing changes in healthy aging adults

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Burda, Angela N. --Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett , 2011.
Call Number
WT 104 B949c 2011
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WT 104 B949c 2011
Author
Burda, Angela N
Place of Publication
Sudbury, MA
Publisher
Jones and Bartlett
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
194 p.
ISBN
9780763776565
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Communication - Aged
Deglutition - Aged
Geriatric Assessment
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Making changes : a book for women in abusive relationships

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Ceresne, Lynda. (6th ed.) --Halifax, NS: Communications Nova Scotia , 2009.
Call Number
HV 6626 C414m 2009
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HV 6626 C414m 2009
Author
Ceresne, Lynda
Other Authors
Cottrell, Barbara
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Communications Nova Scotia
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
109 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Battered Women - Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Advanced liver disease : changes in your quality of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2286
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Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have.…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have. The pamphlet explains why and when you should get help, how to get help, what other supports are available, and what to do if you need mental health help right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2286
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After a liver transplant : changes in your mental health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2297
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This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation - rehabilitation
Liver Transplantation - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how having a liver transplant may affect your mental health. Topics include: When will my life be back to normal? Are my feelings normal? When should I get help? How do I get help? If you need mental health help right away, important phone numbers are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2297
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Diseases in the Elderly : Age-Related Changes and Pathophysiology

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Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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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 questi…
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Author
Nagaratnam, Nages
Other Authors
Nagaratnam, Kujan
Cheuk, Gary
Responsibility
Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 396 p. : 41 illus., 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319257877
9783319257853 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Contents
Cardiovascular and related disorders in the elderly -- Respiratory diseases in the elderly -- Gastrointestinal system -- Disorders of the hepato-biliary system in the elderly -- Blood disorders in the elderly -- Renal disease and lower urinary tract disorders in the elderly -- Neurological disorders and related problems in the elderly -- Skin disorders in the elderly -- Endocrine disorders -- Metabolic bone disorders in the elderly -- Electrolyte disturbances and disorders of mineral metabolism in the elderly -- Musculoskeletal system -- Arthritis in the elderly -- Organic disorders of the brain -- Psychiatry of older adults -- Low and loss of vision in the elderly -- Ear-related problems in the elderly -- Oral issues and related disorders in the elderly -- Connective tissue disorders and vasculitis in the elderly.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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The speed of trust : the one thing that changes everything

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Covey, Stephen MR. --New York, NY: Free Press , 2006.
Call Number
HD 58.7 C873s 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HD 58.7 C873s 2006
Author
Covey, Stephen MR
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Free Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
354 p.
ISBN
9781416549000
Subjects (MeSH)
Leadership
Trust - psychology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
5 (HI & NSH: 2 c.)
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Speed of trust, The : the one thing that changes everything

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Covey, Stephen M.R. --New York, NY: Free Press , 2018.
Call Number
HF 5387 C677 2018
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
HF 5387 C677 2018
Author
Covey, Stephen M.R.
Other Authors
Merrill, Rebecca R.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Free Press
Date of Publication
2018
Physical Description
374 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Trust
Ethics
Organizational Culture
Leadership
Interpersonal Relations
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
18
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Changes in decision-making capacity in older adults : assessment and intervention

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Qualls, Sara Honn. --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2007.
Call Number
WT 145 C456 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 145 C456 2007
Author
Qualls, Sara Honn
Other Authors
Smyer, Michael A
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
352 p.
Series Title
Wiley series in clinical geropsychology
ISBN
9780470037980
Subjects (MeSH)
Decision Making - Aged
Geriatric Assessment
Aged - psychology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Foetal and neonatal physiology : a comparative study of the changes at birth

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[By] Geoffrey S. Dawes. --Chicago, IL: Year Book Medical , 1969.
Call Number
WQ 210.5 D31 1969
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WQ 210.5 D31 1969
Author
Dawes, Geoffrey
Responsibility
[By] Geoffrey S. Dawes
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
Year Book Medical
Date of Publication
1969
Physical Description
247 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Fetus - physiology
Infant, Newborn - physiology
Fetal Development
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act : A Physician Call to Action

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James S. Powers, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizat…
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Powers, James S
Responsibility
James S. Powers, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 227 p. : 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319095103
9783319095097 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Services for the Aged
Quality of Health Care
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.
Contents
Geriatricians Involvement in Healthcare Changes -- Quality Improvement Organizations -- Leadership Opportunities for Physicians -- The ABCs of ACOs -- Our Failing System: A Reasoned Approach Toward Single Payer -- Geriatric and Primary Care Workforce Development -- Medicare and Medicaid Coordination: Special Case of the Dual Eligible Beneficiary -- Care Management: From Channeling to Grace -- Program Evaluation: Defining and Measuring Appropriate Outcomes -- Targeting Interventions and Populations -- Accountable Care Organizations: A Case Study in the Use of Care Coordination: Montefiore Medical Center -- University of Michigan Case Study: The Physician Group Practice Demonstration.
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e-Book
Location
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The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science

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Doidge, Norman. --New York: Penguin Books , 2007.
Call Number
WL 102 D657 2007
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuve…
Call Number
WL 102 D657 2007
Author
Doidge, Norman
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Penguin Books
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
427 p
ISBN
9780143113102
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Damage, Chronic - rehabilitation
Mental Disorders - rehabilitation
Neuronal Plasticity
Abstract
A new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychoanalyst Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.--From publisher description.
Contents
A woman perpetually falling : rescued by the man who discovered the plasticity of our senses -- Building herself a better brain : a woman labeled "retarded" discovers how to heal herself -- Redesigning the brain : a scientist changes brains to sharpen perception and memory, increase speed of thought, and heal learning problems -- Acquiring tastes and loves : what neuroplasticity teaches about sexual attraction and love -- Midnight resurrections : stroke victims learn to move and speak again -- Brain lock unlocked : using plasticity to stop worries, obsessions, compulsions, and bad habits -- Pain : the dark side of plasticity -- Imagination : how thinking makes it so -- Turning our ghosts into ancestors : psychoanalysis as a neuroplastic therapy -- Rejuvenation : the discovery of the neuronal stem cell and lessons for preserving our brains -- More than the sum of her parts : a woman shows us how radically plastic the brain can be -- The culturally modified brain -- Plasticity and the idea of progress.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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e-Book
Location
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Physical change & aging : a guide for the helping professions

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Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins. (6th ed.) --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2015.
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Saxon, Sue V
Other Authors
Etten, Mary Jean
Perkins, Elizabeth A
Responsibility
Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Physical change and aging
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource, 520 p.
ISBN
9780826198655 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Geriatrics
Subjects (LCSH)
Aging - Physiology
Geriatrics
Contents
Perspectives on aging basic concepts in physical aging patterns of disease -- 2. Theories of aging stochastic theories nonstochastic theories psychosocial theories of aging -- 3. The skin, hair, and nails the skin psychosocial implications components of the skin functions of the skin the hair the nails age-related changes in the skin age-related changes in the hair age-related changes in the nails -- Age-related disorders of the skin prevention of skin cancer tips for maintaining health skin -- 4. The musculoskeletal system, the skeletal system age-related changes in the skeletal system age-related skeletal system disorders the muscles specific age-related disorders in muscles -- 5. The nervous system, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, age-related changes in the nervous system, age-related nervous system disorders, learning and memory -- 6. Dementia and delirium, changes in categorizing dementias and delirium, mild neurocognitive disorder, major neurocognitive disorder, primary dementias, secondary dementias -- 7. The sensory systems, vision, age-related changes in vision, age-related disorders of the visual system, audition (hearing), age-related changes in hearing, age-related disorders of hearing, vestibular system, age-related changes in the vestibular system, age-related disorders of the vestibular system, taste (gustation), age-related changes in taste, smell (olfaction), age-related changes in smell, age-related disorders in taste and smell, skin (cutaneous) senses, age-related changes in skin senses, the importance of sensory changes in aging -- -- 8. The cardiovascular system, anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, age-related cardiovascular changes, age-related disorders of the cardiovascular, system vascular disorders -- 9. The respiratory system, the structure of the respiratory system, Functions of the respiratory system, age-related changes in the respiratory system, age-related disorders of the respiratory system -- Prevention of respiratory disease -- 10. The gastrointestinal system, components and functions of the gastrointestinal system -- Age-related changes in the gastrointestinal system, age-related disorders of the gastrointestinal system -- 11. The urinary system -- Structure of the kidneys, functions of the urinary system, age-related changes in the urinary system, age-related disorders of the urinary system -- 12. The reproductive system, components and functions of the female reproductive system, age-related changes in the female reproductive system, age-related disorders of the female reproductive system, components and functions of the male reproductive system, age-related changes in the male reproductive system, age-related disorders of the male reproductive system, sexuality -- 13. The endocrine system, structure of the endocrine system, age-related changes and disorders of the endocrine system -- 14. The immune system, structure of the immune system, age-related changes in the immune system, age-related disorders of the immune system -- 15. Age with lifelong disabilities, congenital versus acquired disability, the complexity of aging with disabilities, developmental and intellectual disabilities -- 16. Special topics, alcoholism, aging changes and alcohol, falls, foot care, pain -- 17. Health promotion and exercise, health promotion, disease prevention, strategies for change, the patient prevention and affordable care act, barriers to health promotion, exercise, age-related changes modified by exercise, exercise programs, general recommendations for exercise programs for older adults -- 18. Complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies, history, complementary and alternative therapies -- 19. Nutrition, psychosocial and cultural aspects of nutrition, physiological aspects of nutrition, water and body fluids, protein -- Carbohydrates and fiber, fats, vitamins and minerals (micronutrients), water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, malnutrition, undernutrition, overnutrition, anorexia of aging, failure to thrive, food labels, older adults and institutional diets -- Myplate, nutritional recommendations for older adults, education, supplemental nutrition, comunity-based nutrition programs for older adults -- 20. Medications, cultural responses to drugs, older adults' responses to drugs, over-the-counter (otc) drugs, generic drugs, adverse drug reactions, laboratory values, drug therapy, commonly prescribed drugs for older adults, attitudes toward "pill popping", prevention of drug accidents, Medicaid part D -- 21. Teaching older adults, factors influencing learning in older adults and useful approaches for enhancing, learning, summary of teaching approaches -- 22. Caregiving, what do caregivers do? who becomes a caregiver? caregiving diversity, influence of caregiving on physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being -- Benefits of caregiving, how health care professionals can support caregivers -- 23. Death and grief in the later years, dying and death -- Hospice care, palliative care.
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Aging and heart failure : mechanisms and management

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactio…
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Jugdutt, Bodh I
Responsibility
Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781493902682 (electronic bk.)
9781493902675
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Older people - Medical care
Abstract
This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions in the aging population with heart failure; changes in the heart that accompany advancing age from humans to molecules; aging-associated alterations in myocardial inflammation and fibrosis; and aging-related changes in mitochondrial function and implications for heart failure therapy. The book succinctly summarizes the large volume of data on these key topics and highlights novel pathways that need to be explored. Featuring contributions from leading clinician-scientists, Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management is an authoritative resource on the major clinical issues in heart failure therapy in the elderly for cardiologists, gerontologists, and internists.
Contents
Changing Demographics of the Aging Population with Heart Failure and Implications for Therapy -- Biology of Aging and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy and Prevention -- Hypertension and Prevention of Diastolic Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Aging and Optimal Therapy of Systolic Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Optimizing Therapy of Heart Failure in the Aging Population with Monitoring in Clinics -- Cardiac Alterations in Aging, Hypertension, and Diastolic Heart Failure -- Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions in the Aging Population with Heart Failure -- Age-Related Changes in Vascular Biology and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy in the Aging Population -- Biomarkers and Optimal Management of Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Benefits of Exercise in the Elderly -- The RAAS in Heart Failure: An Update on Clinical Trials and Opportunities for Therapy -- Aging and Diastolic Dysfunction: The Interplay of Inflammation and Extracellular Matrix Regulation -- Reperfusion and Vasodilator Therapy in Elderly Patients with STEMI and Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes -- Erythropoietin Therapy for Heart Failure -- Role of Resistin in Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Role of Coronary Artery Calcium in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Management in the Aging Population -- Aging and Remodeling of the RAS and RAAS and Related Pathways: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Aging -- Changes in the Heart That Accompany Advancing Age: Humans to Molecules -- Aging-Related Changes in Cell Death and Cell Survival Pathways and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Telomeres and Telomerases and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Associated Alterations in Myocardial Inflammation and Fibrosis: Pathophysiological Perspectives and Clinical Implications -- Aging-Related Changes in Extracellular Matrix: Implications for Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction -- Calcium-Handling Defects and Changes in Cardiac Function in the Aging Heart -- Integrins: Implications for Aging in Heart Failure Therapy -- Adipokines as Novel Biomarkers in Aging and Heart Failure -- Aging-Related Changes in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postinfarction Remodeling: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Mitochondrial Function and Implication for Heart Failure Therapy -- Regulation of SERCA Via Oxidative Modifications: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Aging Heart -- SMP30 and Aging-Related Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure.
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Preventing Falls at the IWK

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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
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Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. Tips to help reduce your risk of falls.
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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. Tips to help reduce your risk of falls.
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IWK Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
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