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A History of Health & Fitness : Implications for Policy Today

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Roy J. Shephard. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a unique and succinct account of the history of health and fitness, responding to the growing recognition of physicians, policy makers and the general public that exercise is the most potent form of medicine available to humankind. Individual chapters present information extending from the earliest reaches of human history to the present day, arranged in the form of 30 thematic essays covering topics from the supposed idyll of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle and its posited hea…
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Author
Shephard, Roy J.
Responsibility
Roy J. Shephard
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 516 p.) : 124 illus
ISBN
9783319650975
9783319650968 (print ed.)
9783319650982 (print ed.)
9783319879499 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion - history
History of Medicine
Physical Fitness - history
Public Policy - history
Specialty
History of Medicine
Policy
Abstract
This book provides a unique and succinct account of the history of health and fitness, responding to the growing recognition of physicians, policy makers and the general public that exercise is the most potent form of medicine available to humankind. Individual chapters present information extending from the earliest reaches of human history to the present day, arranged in the form of 30 thematic essays covering topics from the supposed idyll of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle and its posited health benefits to the evolution of health professionals and the possible contribution of the Olympic movement to health and fitness in our current society. Learning objectives are set for each topic, and although technical language is avoided as far as possible, a thorough glossary explains any specialized terms that are introduced in each chapter. The critical thinking of the reader is stimulated by a range of questions arising from the text context, and each chapter concludes with a brief discussion of some of the more important implications for public policies on health and fitness today and into the future.áThe material will be of particular interest to graduate and undergraduate students in public health, health promotion, health policy, kinesiology, physical education, but will be of interest also to many studying medicine, history and sociology.
Contents
1. Those Pesky Dates: A Simple Time Line for the Evolution of Society -- 2. The Hunter-Gatherer Idyll -- 3. Irrigation and the Seductive Sedentary Lifestyle -- 4. Evolution of the Sedentary Lifestyle in Classical Culture -- 5. Were the Lights Turned Off During the “Dark Ages?” -- 6. The Renaissance: Daring to Challenge Traditional Wisdom -- 7. The Enlightenment: How Far Did Reason and Religion Influence Health and Fitness in an Age of Industrialization? -- 8. The Victorian Era: A Wealthier Society Offers New Recreational Possibilities, Especially to Women -- 9. The Modern Era: Growing Health in the Face of Unemployment and War -- 10. The Ludic Impulse: Why Did Early Societies Engage in Play? -- 11. The Classical Olympic Movement: An Early Stimulus to Health and Fitness? -- 12. The Modern Olympics: A Current Stimulus to Health and Fitness or a Five-Ring Circus? -- 13. The Early Health Professionals: Unfettered Amateurs, Servants of the Gods or Wealthy Charlatans? -- 14. Herb Gardens, Naturopathy and Human Health -- 15. Bizarre By-ways in the Search for Good Health -- 16. Caring for the Sick: Hospitals and Hospices -- 17. The Emergence of Health Science Education -- 18. Literature in the Search for Health and Fitness -- 19. Teaching Health and Fitness to the Growing Child: The Physical Educator -- 20. Co-opting Fitness and Sport for Political Objectives -- 21. Governmental Involvement in Health Care and Health Promotion -- 22. Building the Infrastructure and Regulations Needed for Public Health and Fitness -- 23. Health and Fitness in Industry: The Development of Occupational Health -- 24. Understanding the Root Causes of Ill-Health: The Emergence of Epidemiology, Bacteriology and Immunology -- 25. The Feminine Touch in Health and Fitness -- 26. The Emergence of Professional Associations and Journals in Health and Exercise Science -- 27. The Growing Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology Through to the Enlightenment -- 28. Recent Gains in Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology -- 29. Exercise as Medicine in Antiquity and Today -- 30. The Post-modern Era and Beyond: Meeting Future Challenges to Health and Fitness.
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Hospice care for children

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Edited By Ann Armstrong-Dailey [and] Sarah Zarbock Goltzer. --New York, NY: Oxford University Press , 1993.
Call Number
WS 200 H828 1993
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 200 H828 1993
Author
Armstrong-Dailey, Ann
Other Authors
Golter, Sarah Zarbock
Responsibility
Edited By Ann Armstrong-Dailey [and] Sarah Zarbock Goltzer
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
1993
Physical Description
294 p.
ISBN
195073126
Subjects (MeSH)
Attitude to Death
Grief
Hospice Care
Hospices - organization & administration
Infant
Child
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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2 weeks
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Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses

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Alexandra Mancini, Jayne Price, Tara Kerr-Elliott, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This textbook details the nursing care of babies with life limiting conditions and sets the context within the philosophy of internationally collaborative neonatal palliative care emphasising emotional and practical support for their families. Currently, increasing interest from nursing and medical fields regarding palliative care for babies in the antenatal and neonatal period is evident. This innovative and unique text provides experienced nurses and student nurses alike with realistic guidan…
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Other Authors
Mancini, Alexandra
Price, Jayne
Kerr-Elliott, Tara
Responsibility
Alexandra Mancini, Jayne Price, Tara Kerr-Elliott, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 413 p.) : 203 illus., 201 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030318772
9783030318765 (Print ed.)
9783030318789 (Print ed.)
9783030318796 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Infant, Newborn
Palliative Care - methods
Pediatric Nursing - methods
Professional-Family Relations
Terminal Care - methods
Specialty
Neonatology
Nursing
Palliative Care
Abstract
This textbook details the nursing care of babies with life limiting conditions and sets the context within the philosophy of internationally collaborative neonatal palliative care emphasising emotional and practical support for their families. Currently, increasing interest from nursing and medical fields regarding palliative care for babies in the antenatal and neonatal period is evident. This innovative and unique text provides experienced nurses and student nurses alike with realistic guidance in caring for babies with palliative care needs, alongside the crucial support for their families and identifies important strategies for professional self care. Nursing experts in this field collaborated to develop a reference book which supports holistic and integrated clinical practice. Parents’ experiences of what they consider helpful or not so helpful are interwoven throughout the chapter. There is currently no other textbook which offers the above information and guidance specifically for nurses and allied health professionals. As such this book will appeal to all nurses and health professionals working within the neonatal palliative care specialty in a global context.
Contents
Part I. Achieving Quality Nursing Practice in Neonatal Palliative Care -- 1. Introduction to Neonatal Palliative Care -- 2. Exploring the Concept on Neonatal Palliative Care -- 3. Support for Staff: Building Resilience in Nurses -- 4. The Importance of Effective Communication on the Neonatal Unit -- 5. Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Care for the Baby and Family -- 6. Ethical Concepts in Neonatal Palliative Care -- 7. Legal Issues in Neonatal Palliative Care -- 8. The Principles of Genetics within Neonatal Palliative Care -- 9. Antenatal -- 10. Care of Twins and Multiple Births and Support for the Family: a Detailed Background -- 11. Care of Twins and Multiple Births and Support for the Family: the Butterfly Project -- 12. The Decision-Making Process and the Role of the Neonatal Nurse -- 13. Advance Care Planning -- 14. Organ and Tissue Donation within Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care -- 15. Continuing Emotional and Practical Support for the Whole Family -- 16. Fundamental Principles of Effective Symptom Management in Neonatal Palliative Care -- 17. Collaboration between Neonatal Units and Children’s Hospices – Exploring Opportunities for Potentially Improving Care and Offering Choices -- 18. Interdisciplinary Working in Neonatal Palliative Care -- 19. Developing Knowledge and Competence in Neonatal Palliative Care Practice -- 20. Care of the Baby after Death and Family, and Focus on Post Mortem Examination -- Part II. Achieving Quality in Neonatal Palliative Care Internationally -- 21. An Introduction to the International Chapters -- 22. Italy -- 23. The Netherlands -- 24. Ukraine -- 25. Ireland -- 26. France -- 27. Germany -- 28. Scotland -- 29. Argentina -- 30. Kuwait -- 31. Australia -- 32. Singapore -- 33. Malaysia -- 34. India -- 35. South Africa -- Useful Support and Resources.
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Work of mercy : a picture history of hospitals

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat50289
Goldin, Grace. --Toronto, ON: Boston Mills Press , 1994.
Call Number
WX 17 G619 1994
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WX 17 G619 1994
Author
Goldin, Grace
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Boston Mills Press
Date of Publication
1994
Physical Description
311 pl.
ISBN
1550461184
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals - history
Hospices - history
Europe
Format
Book
Publication Type
Pictorial Work
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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