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Alcoholics Anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

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(3rd ed.) --New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Series , 1976.
Call Number
WM 274 A46 1976
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WM 274 A46 1976
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Alcoholics Anonymous World Series
Date of Publication
1976
Physical Description
575 p.
ISBN
916856003
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism
Alcoholics Anonymous
Self-Help Groups
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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Sir William Osler 1849-1919 : a selection for medical students

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edited and with an introduction by Charles G. Roland. --Toronto, ON: Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine , 1982.
Call Number
W 9 S619 1982
Location
Halifax Infirmary
"William Osler, renowned physician and medical historian, was perhaps the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day. Born in Bond Head, Ontario, Osler studied at the University of Toronto and at McGill, where he stayed to teach. In the years to follow, his reputation became well-established; he came into his own, however, as the first head of medicine at the new Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school at Baltimore in 1889. Decades ahead of his time in his approach to acad…
Call Number
W 9 S619 1982
Author
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
Other Authors
Roland, Charles G., 1933-
Responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Charles G. Roland
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine
Date of Publication
1982
Physical Description
vii, 114 p. : ill.
ISBN
0772013411
Subjects (MeSH)
Education, Medical - history - Canada
History of Medicine - Canada
PersonalSubject
Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919
Abstract
"William Osler, renowned physician and medical historian, was perhaps the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day. Born in Bond Head, Ontario, Osler studied at the University of Toronto and at McGill, where he stayed to teach. In the years to follow, his reputation became well-established; he came into his own, however, as the first head of medicine at the new Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school at Baltimore in 1889. Decades ahead of his time in his approach to academic study and his views on the medical profession, Osler was beloved by thousands of students; he helped many find a vocation in medicine by way of his own enthusiasm, breadth of interests, and concern for the individual. Osler's many remarkable qualities are displayed in these selected essays, all brimming with the warmth and eloquence which was his trademark, and all of continuing interest and relevance to medical students today."--From publisher.
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Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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The moral challenge of Alzheimer disease : ethical issues from diagnosis to dying

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Stephen G. Post. (2nd ed.) --Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press , c2000.
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Society today, writes Stephen Post, is 'hypercognitive': it places inordinate emphasis on people's powers of rational thinking and memory. Thus, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, which over an extended period incrementally rob patients of exactly those functions, raise many dilemmas. How are we to view—and value—persons deprived of what some consider the most important human capacities? In the second edition of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease, Post updates his highly praised acco…
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Post, Stephen G
Responsibility
Stephen G. Post
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
The moral challenge of Alzheimer's disease
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Date of Publication
c2000
Physical Description
163 p.
ISBN
9780801864100
Subjects (MeSH)
Alzheimer Disease
Ethics, Clinical
Euthanasia - ethics
Hospice Care - ethics
Terminal Care - ethics
Abstract
Society today, writes Stephen Post, is 'hypercognitive': it places inordinate emphasis on people's powers of rational thinking and memory. Thus, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, which over an extended period incrementally rob patients of exactly those functions, raise many dilemmas. How are we to view—and value—persons deprived of what some consider the most important human capacities? In the second edition of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease, Post updates his highly praised account of the major ethical issues relating to dementia care. With chapters organized to follow the progression from mild to severe and then terminal stages of dementia, Post discusses topics including the experience of dementia, family caregiving, genetic testing for Alzheimer disease, quality of life, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. New to this edition are sections dealing with end-of-life issues (especially artificial nutrition and hydration), the emerging cognitive-enhancing drugs, distributive justice, spirituality, and hospice, as well as a critique of rationalistic definitions of personhood. The last chapter is a new summary of practical solutions useful to family members and professionals.
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e-Book
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Alcoholics Anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

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Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. (4th ed.) --New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services , 2001.
Call Number
WM 274 Al18A 2001
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 274 Al18A 2001
Corporate Author
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Date of Publication
2001
Physical Description
575 p.
ISBN
9781893007161
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism
Alcoholics Anonymous
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Understanding your grief : ten essential touchstones for finding hope and healing your heart

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Alan D. Wolfelt. --Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press , c2003.
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Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journali…
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Wolfelt, Alan D
Responsibility
Alan D. Wolfelt
Alternate Title
10 essential touchstones for finding hope and healing your heart
Place of Publication
Fort Collins, CO
Publisher
Companion Press
Date of Publication
c2003
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 164 p.)
ISBN
9781617221149
Subjects (MeSH)
Grief - Popular Works
Attitude to Death
Abstract
Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
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e-Book
Location
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Prevention of high-dose-rate brachytherapy accidents

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editor, J. Valentin. --Oxford, England: Elsevier , 2005.
Call Number
WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
Corporate Author
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Other Authors
Valentin, J
Responsibility
editor, J. Valentin
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
51 p.
Series Vol.
97
Series Title
ICRP publication
ISBN
0080446582
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - adverse effects
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiation Protection
Safety Management
Notes
Published as: Annals of the ICRP v. 35, n. 2, 2005.
Contents
High-dose-rate brachytherapy is a rapidly growing technique (HDR) that has been replacing low-dose-rate (LDR) procedures over the last few years in both industrialised and developing countries. It is estimated that about 500,000 procedures (administration of treatment) are performed by HDR units annually. LDR equipment has been discontinued by many manufacturers over the last few years, leaving HDR brachytherapy as the major alternative. HDR brachytherapy techniques deliver a very high dose, of the order of 1.6-5.0 Gy/min, so mistakes can lead to under- or overdosage with the potential for clinical adverse effects. More than 500 HDR accidents (including one death) have been reported along the entire chain of procedures from source packing to delivery of dose. Human error has been the prime cause of radiation events. In the present report, the International Commission on Radiological Protection concludes that many accidents could have been prevented if staff had had functional monitoring equipment and paid attention to the results. Since iridium has relatively short half-life, the HDR sources need to be replaced approximately every 4 months. Over 10,000 HDR sources are transported annually, with the resultant potential for accidents; therefore, appropriate procedures and regulations must be observed. A number of specific recommendations on procedures and equipment are given in this report. The need for an emergency plan and for practising emergency procedures is stressed. The possibility of loss or theft of sources must be kept in mind. A collaborating team of specifically trained personnel following quality assurance (QA) procedures is necessary to prevent accidents. Maintenance is indispensable component of QA; external audits of procedures re-enforce good and safe practice, and identify potential causes of accidents. QA should include peer review of cases. Accidents and incidents should be reported and the lessons learned should be shared with other users to prevent similar mistakes.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Practice Guideline
Location
Dickson Building
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The Voice of Breast Cancer in Medicine and Bioethics

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edited by Mary C. Rawlinson and Shannon Lundeen. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2006.
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Few diseases have made more difference to our understanding of illness, the relation of the patient to the physician and other health care professionals, and the social context of disease than breast cancer. Breast cancer activism has provided a model of public policy advocacy for women, as well as for sufferers from other diseases, and even in causes unrelated to health. In many ways it has become emblematic of issues in women's health. This volume offers a discursive analysis of breast cancer…
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Rawlinson, Mary C
Lundeen, Shannon
Responsibility
edited by Mary C. Rawlinson and Shannon Lundeen
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 207 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 88
Series Title
Philosophy and medicine
ISBN
9781402044779
9781402045080 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Breast Neoplasms
Ethics, Medical
Philosophy, Medical
Women's Health
Abstract
Few diseases have made more difference to our understanding of illness, the relation of the patient to the physician and other health care professionals, and the social context of disease than breast cancer. Breast cancer activism has provided a model of public policy advocacy for women, as well as for sufferers from other diseases, and even in causes unrelated to health. In many ways it has become emblematic of issues in women's health. This volume offers a discursive analysis of breast cancer. From multiple perspectives--historical, philosophical, psychological, socio-political--these essays explore the competing narratives that have made breast cancer a contested site. It addresses debates about the autonomy of the patient in relation to the authority of the physician, as well as the importance of patient narratives in understanding disease. It analyzes the relation between the community and medical practice, particularly with regard to the effect of breast cancer activists and feminists on the medical understanding and treatment of breast cancer. And, it questions the intersection of medical science with political institutions and agencies of public policy in determining priorities of research and strategies of treatment.
Contents
INTRODUCTION. Women Finding Their Own Ways to Live with Human Contingency -- DISCOURSES OF BREAST CANCER: WHO SPEAKS FOR BREAST CANCER? -- 1. Personalizing the Political: Negotiating the Feminist, Medical, Scientific, and Commercial Discourses Surrounding Breast Cancer -- 2. Power, Gender, and Pizzazz: The Early Years of Breast Cancer Activism -- 3. Breast Cancer: Dueling Discourses and the Persistence of an Outmoded Paradigm -- 4. Doing Things with Ideas and Affects in the Illness Narratives Of Susan Sontag and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- NARRATIVES OF BREAST CANCER: LIVING WITH DISEASE -- 5. The Breast Cancer Diaries -- 6. Breast Cancer: The Maternal Body Reflected in a Three-way Mirror -- 7. Learn to Love What’s Left : Poems on Breast Cancer -- 8. Death and the Other: Rethinking Authenticity -- BREAST CANCER AS A MODEL IN CLINICAL RESEARCH -- 9. Breast Cancer Research: A Political Cause and Paradigm for Scientific Inquiry -- 10. Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer and Informed Consent: How Women Helped Make Research a Cooperative Venture -- 11. The Role of Psychosocial Research in Understanding and Improving the Experience of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Risk -- BREAST CANCER IN THE CLASSROOM -- 12. Teaching about Breast Cancer and “Common Health” -- 13. Theoretical Considerations on “Reading” the Breast -- 14. Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Research.
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The Histone Code and Beyond : New Approaches to Cancer Therapy

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S.L. Berger, O. Nakanishi, B. Haendler, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg , c2006.
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Methylation of DNA at cytosine residues as well as post-translational modifications of histones, including phosphorylation, acetylation, methylation and ubiquitylation, contribute to the epigenetic information carried by chromatin. These changes play an important role in the regulation of gene expression by modulating the access of regulatory factors to the DNA. The use of a combination of biochemical, genetic and structural approaches has allowed demonstration of the role of chromatin structur…
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Berger, S. L
Nakanishi, O
Haendler, B
Responsibility
S.L. Berger, O. Nakanishi, B. Haendler, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 215 p.)
Series Vol.
57
Series Title
Ernst Schering Research Foundation workshop
ISBN
9783540376330
9783540278573 (print ed.)
ISSN
0947-6075
Subjects (MeSH)
Histones
Abstract
Methylation of DNA at cytosine residues as well as post-translational modifications of histones, including phosphorylation, acetylation, methylation and ubiquitylation, contribute to the epigenetic information carried by chromatin. These changes play an important role in the regulation of gene expression by modulating the access of regulatory factors to the DNA. The use of a combination of biochemical, genetic and structural approaches has allowed demonstration of the role of chromatin structure in transcriptional control. The structure of nucleosomes has been elucidated and enzymes involved in DNA or histone modifications have been extensively characterized. Since deregulation of epigenetic marks has been reported in many cancers, a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms bears the promise that new drug targets may soon be found. The newest developments in this quickly developing field are presented in this book.
Contents
The Role of Histone Modifications in Epigenetic Transitions During Normal and Perturbed Development -- Nucleosome Structure and Function -- The Role of Snf2-Related Proteins in Cancer -- Imitation Switch Complexes -- How Is Epigenetic Information on Chromatin Inherited After DNA Replication? -- Polycomb Silencing Mechanisms and Genomic Programming -- CpG Island Methylation and Histone Modifications: Biology and Clinical Significance -- Histone Post-Translational Modifications Regulate Transcription and Silent Chromatin in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae -- Histone Acetylation-Mediated Chromatin Compaction During Mouse Spermatogenesis -- Role of Ubiquitin-Like Proteins in Transcriptional Regulation -- Interplay of the SUMO and MAP Kinase Pathways.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Congress
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Barnga : a simulation game on cultural clashes

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Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan ; with Raja Thiagarajan. (25th anniversary ed., revised and enhanced) --Boston, MA: Intercultural Press , c2006.
Call Number
HF 5389 .M67 T422 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Revised and expanded for its 25th Anniversary, Barnga is the classic simulation game on cultural clashes. Participants experience the shock of realizing that despite their good intentions and the many similarities amongst themselves, people interpret things differently from one another, especially people from different cultures. Players learn that they must understand and reconcile these differences if they want to function effectively in a cross-cultural group. Participant instructions are pr…
Call Number
HF 5389 .M67 T422 2006
Author
Thiagarajan, Sivasailam "Thiagi"
Responsibility
Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan ; with Raja Thiagarajan
Edition
25th anniversary ed., revised and enhanced
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Intercultural Press
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
40 p. + transparency masters
ISBN
9781931930307
Subjects (MeSH)
Conflict (Psychology)
Cultural Competency
Cultural Diversity
Group Processes
Subjects (LCSH)
Intercultural communication--Simulation methods
Business communication
Business etiquette
Simulation games
Abstract
Revised and expanded for its 25th Anniversary, Barnga is the classic simulation game on cultural clashes. Participants experience the shock of realizing that despite their good intentions and the many similarities amongst themselves, people interpret things differently from one another, especially people from different cultures. Players learn that they must understand and reconcile these differences if they want to function effectively in a cross-cultural group. Participant instructions are provided in French, German and Spanish as well as English.
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Contents; Background Information; Essential Procedures; Additional Suggestions; Reproducible Pages.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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1
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Learned optimism : how to change your mind and your life

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Martin E. P. Seligman. --New York, NY: Vintage Books , c2006.
Call Number
BJ 1477 S465L 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I--give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break …
Call Number
BJ 1477 S465L 2006
Author
Seligman, Martin E P
Responsibility
Martin E. P. Seligman
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Vintage Books
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
319 p.
ISBN
9781400078394
Subjects (MeSH)
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude
Stress, Psychological - prevention & control
Optimism
Abstract
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I--give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical-and valuable for every phase of life. --Publisher.
Contents
Two ways of looking at life -- Learning to be helpless -- Explaining misfortune -- Ultimate pessimism -- How you think, how you feel -- Success at work -- Children and parents: the origins of optimism -- School -- Sports -- Health -- Politics, religion, and culture: a new psychohistory -- Optimistic life -- Helping your child escape pessimism -- Optimistic organization -- Flexible optimism.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
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3
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ADKAR : a model for change in business, government and our community

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Jeffrey M. Hiatt. --Loveland, CO: Prosci Learning Center Pub. , c2006.
Call Number
HD 58.8 H623 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Why do some changes fail while others succeed? How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change? How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career? After more than 14 years of research with corporate change, the ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforce) model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model. This model ties to…
Call Number
HD 58.8 H623 2006
Author
Hiatt, Jeffrey M
Responsibility
Jeffrey M. Hiatt
Place of Publication
Loveland, CO
Publisher
Prosci Learning Center Pub.
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
146 p.
ISBN
9781930885509
Subjects (MeSH)
Organizational Innovation
Leadership
Subjects (LCSH)
Organizational change
Organizational change--management
Leadership
Abstract
Why do some changes fail while others succeed? How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change? How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career? After more than 14 years of research with corporate change, the ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforce) model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model. This model ties together all aspects of change management including readiness assessments, sponsorship, communications, coaching, training and resistance management. All of these activities are placed into a framework that is oriented on the required phases for realizing change with individuals and the organization. The ADKAR perspective can help you develop a "new lens" through which to observe and influence change. You may be working for change in your public school system or in a small city council. You may be sponsoring change in your department at work. You may be observing large changes that are being attempted at the highest levels of government or you may be leading an enterprise-wide change initiative. The perspective enabled by the ADKAR model allows you to view change in a new way. You can begin to see the barrier points and understand the levers that can move your changes forward. ADKAR allows you to understand why some changes succeed while others fail. Most importantly, ADKAR can help your changes be a success. Based on research with more than 1100 companies from 59 countries, ADKAR is a simple and holistic way to manage change.
Contents
ADKAR: overview -- Awareness -- Desire -- Knowledge -- Ability -- Reinforcement -- The ADKAR model -- Building awareness -- Creating desire -- Developing knowledge -- Fostering ability -- Reinforcing change -- ADKAR enabling elements summary -- ADKAR applications.
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Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
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2
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Cannabis dependence : its nature, consequences, and treatment

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edited by Roger A. Roffman, Robert S. Stephens ; foreword by G. Alan Marlatt. --Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press , 2006.
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Author
Roffman, Roger A
Other Authors
Stephens, Robert S
Responsibility
edited by Roger A. Roffman, Robert S. Stephens ; foreword by G. Alan Marlatt
Place of Publication
Cambridge, UK
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
371 p.
Series Title
International research monographs in the addictions
ISBN
6610414408
Subjects (MeSH)
Marijuana abuse
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Executive Summary -- Part I: The Nature of Cannabis Dependence -- The Adverse Health and Psychological Consequences of Cannabis Dependence -- Part II: Interventions with Cannabis-Dependent Adults -- Part III: Interventions with Cannabis-Dependent Adolescents and Young Adults -- Part IV: Policy -- The Policy Implications of Cannabis Dependence -- Part V: Conclusion -- Foreword -- Part I The Nature of Cannabis Dependence -- 1 Themes in the History of Cannabis Dependence -- Diversity of Cannabis Preparations -- The Influence of Tales, Legend, Myth, and Lore -- Memoirs and Writings of Key Literary Figures and Artists -- Commissions of Inquiry Concerning Cannabis Dependence -- Understanding Cannabis Dependence and Withdrawal by Studying Cannabinoid Neurochemistry -- Specifying Cannabis Dependence through Classi.cation and Diagnosis -- Determining the Prevalence of Cannabis Dependence through Epidemiological Research -- Addressing the Need for Cannabis Dependence Interventions -- A Closing Note -- References -- 2 The Diagnosis of Cannabis Dependence -- Introduction -- Nature of the Syndrome -- Classification -- Diagnosis -- Evidence for Cannabis Dependence, Including Tolerance and Withdrawal -- Etiology, Course and Natural History -- Measurement of Cannabis Dependence -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 Understanding the Pharmacology and Physiology of Cannabis Dependence -- Basic Neuropharmacology of Cannabis Effects and the Existence of an Endocannabinoid System -- Characterization of Cannabis Dependence -- Neurochemical Mechanisms Underlying Cannabis Dependence -- Reciprocal Roles of the Cannabinoid and Opioid Systems in Dependence -- Implications of Animal Studies for Understanding Human Dependence -- References -- 4 The Epidemiology of Cannabis Dependence -- Introduction -- Epidemiology's Contribution to Nosological Studies of Cannabis Dependence -- How Many Are Becoming Affected, with Focus on the USA? -- Where Are We More or Less Likely to Find Cases of Cannabis Dependence? -- Why Do Some People Become Cannabis Dependent When Others Do Not? -- Mechanisms: Pathogenesis, Natural History, and Consequences of Cannabis Dependence -- Prevention, Intervention, Amelioration, and Control -- Future Directions -- References -- 5 The Adverse Health and Psychological Consequences of Cannabis Dependence -- Assessing Health Effects of Chronic Cannabis Use -- The Respiratory Risks of Cannabis Smoking -- Chronic Cannabis Use and Brain Function -- Chronic Cannabis Use and Cognitive Impairment -- Accidental Injury and Chronic Cannabis Use -- Cardiovascular Effects -- Special Populations of Cannabis-Dependent Persons -- Conclusions -- References -- Part II Interventions with Cannabis-Dependent Adults -- 6 Cognitive-Behavioral and Motivational Enhancement Treatments for Cannabis Dependence -- MET Principles and Techniques -- CBT Principles and Techniques -- Combining MET and CBT Approaches -- Group versus Individual Treatment -- Issues in the Treatment of Cannabis Dependence -- Review of Treatment-Outcome Studies -- Mechanisms of Change -- Summary and Future Directions -- References -- 7 Conti
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The Illusion of Certainty : Health Benefits and Risks

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Erik Rifkin, Edward Bouwer ; guest author, Bob Sheff. --Boston, MA: Springer , c2007.
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The Illusion of Certainty: Health Benefits and Risks peels away the "veneer of certainty" which many of us attach to health risk and benefit information given to us in our daily lives. It was written and designed primarily to assist the public in comprehending and interpreting the uncertainty associated with the overwhelming amount of information on medical and environmental health risks. The book uses unique, visual presentations and case studies to explain the benefits of medical screening te…
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Rifkin, Erik
Other Authors
Bouwer, Edward
Sheff, Bob
Responsibility
Erik Rifkin, Edward Bouwer ; guest author, Bob Sheff
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 239 p. : 28 illus.)
ISBN
9780387485720
9780387485706 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Environmental Health
Health Behavior
Risk Assessment
Abstract
The Illusion of Certainty: Health Benefits and Risks peels away the "veneer of certainty" which many of us attach to health risk and benefit information given to us in our daily lives. It was written and designed primarily to assist the public in comprehending and interpreting the uncertainty associated with the overwhelming amount of information on medical and environmental health risks. The book uses unique, visual presentations and case studies to explain the benefits of medical screening tests (e.g., mammography, prostate and colorectal cancer screening, cholesterol screening) and drugs (e.g., statins, VioxxäØ) and the risks associated with exposure to environmental contaminants (e.g., lead, dioxin, radon). This book will help patients and their families get more involved in making medical decisions, and citizens face critical questions about the environment. By putting the complexities of risk analysis in terms the general public can relate to, the authors are empowering people to make well-informed decisions. About the Authors: Erik Rifkin is the president of an environmental consulting firm that specializes in the characterization of ecological and human health risks from exposure to soil, water, air and sediments. His firm provides assistance and guidance to federal and state regulatory agencies and corporations regarding the nature and magnitude of environmental risks and potential remediation strategies. Dr. Rifkin's broad experience includes the communication of health risks and benefits to groups concerned with these issues. Edward J. Bouwer is Professor of Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has extensive experience with water and soil pollution and treatment. His research provides guidance on defining and managing environmental risks and how to interpret human and ecological health risk data. Dr. Bouwer has served on several National Research Council committees that provide guidance on managing human and ecological risk Guest Author Bob Sheff, MD, received his medical training as a radiologist at UCLA and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He spent his career praticing medicine and running one of the largest medical managed-care systems in the U.S. Now semi-retired, he devotes his time to helping non-profit organizations and individual people address their medical concerns. He lives in Columbia, Maryland. Written for: Undergraduate, graduate, medical and nursing students, engineers, government advisory agencies, research scientists, lawyers, politicians and anyone interested in risk analysis and the interpretation of risk values.
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Part I. The Basics -- The Illusion of Certainty -- Cause and Effect vs. Risk Factors -- Reframing the Debate -- Assessing Human Health Risks from Environmental Contaminants -- The Sources of Uncertainty -- Part II. Case Studies -- VioxxTM and Heart Attacks -- Prostate Cancer Screening -- Elevated Cholesterol: A Primary Risk Factor for Heart Disease? -- Statins, Cholesterol, and Coronary Heart Disease -- Colorectal Cancer Screening -- Health Effects of Smoking -- Chlorination of Drinking Water and Health Risks -- Exposure to Residential Radon and the Risk of Lung Cancer -- Ecological Risk Assessment -- Asian Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay -- Chromium and Sediment Toxicity -- Part III. Perspectives -- The Physician's and Patient's Perspective -- Acceptable Health Benefits and Risks -- Appendices -- Appendix A: A Brief Primer on Statistical Approaches for Quantifying Uncertainty -- Appendix B: Two Clinical Studies that Evaluated Blood Serum Cholesterol as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) -- Appendix C: Glossary.
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Establishing Medical Reality : Essays In The Metaphysics And Epistemology Of Biomedical Science

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edited by Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2007.
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Medicine raises numerous philosophical issues. Most discussed have been debates in bioethics. Yet contemporary medicine is also a rich source of controversies and examples that raise important issues in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and metaphysics. This volume approaches the philosophy of medicine from the broad naturalist perspective that holds that philosophy must be continuous with, constrained by, and relevant to empirical results of the natural and social sciences and that…
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edited by Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 236 p.)
Series Vol.
v. 90
Series Title
Philosophy and medicine
ISBN
9781402052163
9781402052156 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethical Issues
Metaphysics
Philosophy, Medical
Abstract
Medicine raises numerous philosophical issues. Most discussed have been debates in bioethics. Yet contemporary medicine is also a rich source of controversies and examples that raise important issues in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and metaphysics. This volume approaches the philosophy of medicine from the broad naturalist perspective that holds that philosophy must be continuous with, constrained by, and relevant to empirical results of the natural and social sciences and that believes that the history, sociology, politics, and ethics of science provide relevant information for philosophical analysis. One traditional topic covered by several of the contributions is the nature of disease, but the approach is largely from the philosophy of science rather than traditional linguistic analysis. The complex interplay of epistemological and sociological factors in producing evidence in medicine is discussed by chapters on collective medical discussion making, experimental medicine, "genetic" diseases, mental illness, and race and gender categories. The upshot is a volume that ties medicine to contemporary issues in philosophy of science and metaphysics like no other. "An excellent collection of essays in the philosophy of medicine. Whereas most philosophical work about medicine has been concerned with medical ethics, this volume focuses more on key questions in epistemology and metaphysics, although many of these are also relevant to ethical issues. Some of the chapters are among the best I have read in the philosophy of medicine on their respective topics." Professor Paul Thagard, Philosophy Department, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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Introduction -- Normality, Disease and Enhancement -- Holistic Theories of Health as Applicable to Non-Human Living Beings -- Disease and the Concept of Supervenience -- Decision and Discovery in Defining "Disease" -- Race and Scientific Reduction -- Towards an Adequate Account of Genetic Disease -- Why Disease Persists: An Evolutionary Nosology -- Creating Mental Illness in Non-Disordered Community Populations -- Gender Identity Disorder -- Clinical Trials as Nomological Machines: Implications for Evidence-Based Medicine -- The Social Epistemology of NIH Consensus Conferences -- Maternal Agency and the Immunological Paradox of Pregnancy -- Violence and Public Health: Exploring the Relationship Between Biological Perspectives on Violent Behavior and Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention -- Taking Equipoise Seriously: The Failure of Clinical or Community Equipoise to Resolve the Ethical Dilemmas in Randomized Clinical Trials.
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Handbook of Nutrition and Ophthalmology

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by Richard D. Semba. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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The Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology is the first general text on nutrition and eye health created for physicians, nutritionists, and researchers. Dr. Richard D. Semba provides important links between the epidemic of obesity and implications it has for eye disease and blindness. The volume addresses three broad themes throughout. The first is that a healthy diet as a major lifelong habit will likely have an impact on reducing a substantial portion of visual impairment and blindness. The s…
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by Richard D. Semba
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Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 496 p. : 115 illus.)
Series
Nutrition and Health
Series Title
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781592599790
9781588291967 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Diseases - etiology
Eye Diseases - prevention & control
Nutrition Disorders - complications
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Abstract
The Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology is the first general text on nutrition and eye health created for physicians, nutritionists, and researchers. Dr. Richard D. Semba provides important links between the epidemic of obesity and implications it has for eye disease and blindness. The volume addresses three broad themes throughout. The first is that a healthy diet as a major lifelong habit will likely have an impact on reducing a substantial portion of visual impairment and blindness. The second is that a historical perspective is essential to understanding current challenges in ophthalmology, medicine, and public health. The third theme is that many nutrients play a role in oxidative stress and inflammation, and this theory has emerged as a major underlying hypothesis in the pathogenesis of eye diseases. The volume also includes chapters addressing nutritional aspects of preventing eye disease in diabetes mellitus and other optical neuropathies, making the Handbook of Nutrition in Ophthalmology a unique book for a broad spectrum of physicians and practitioners.
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Nutritional Blindness (Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders) -- Cataract -- Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- The Obesity Epidemic: Implications for Eye Health -- Nutrition and Diabetic Retinopathy -- Retinal Vascular Disease -- Nutritional Amblyopia and B Complex Vitamin Deficiencies -- Zinc and Eye Health -- Vitamin C and Eye Health -- The Age-Related Proinflammatory State and Eye Disease -- Essential Fatty Acids and Visual Development in Infants -- Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
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Contemporary medical acupuncture : a systems approach

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Guan-Yuan Jin, Jia-Jia X. Jin, Louis L. Jin. --Beijing, China: Higher Education Press , c2007.
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This book aims to connect and integrate classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine. Based on updated reviews and systematic analyses, the meridians are actually systems of physiological and pathological reflexes in the body, and acupuncture therapy is a type of reflexotherapy. The systems methodology, together with the authors’ clinical expertise of 40 years, is applied to raise the reproducibility of effectiveness in treating various indications of acupuncture, especially intracta…
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Jin, Guan-Yuan
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Jin, Jia-Jia X.
Jin, Louis L.
Responsibility
Guan-Yuan Jin, Jia-Jia X. Jin, Louis L. Jin
Place of Publication
Beijing, China
Publisher
Higher Education Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 529 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9780387710297
9780387710280 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acupuncture Therapy - methods
Medicine, Chinese traditional - methods
Abstract
This book aims to connect and integrate classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine. Based on updated reviews and systematic analyses, the meridians are actually systems of physiological and pathological reflexes in the body, and acupuncture therapy is a type of reflexotherapy. The systems methodology, together with the authors’ clinical expertise of 40 years, is applied to raise the reproducibility of effectiveness in treating various indications of acupuncture, especially intractable cases. Incisive and concrete theory and technique descriptions, a novel systems approach, and many case studies are included.
Contents
Scientific Bases of Acupuncture -- Challenges in Advancing Classical Acupuncture -- Reflex Arcs: Basis of Acupuncture -- Reflex Zones: Essence of the Meridians -- Mechanisms of Acupuncture Functions -- Mechanisms of Propagation of Needling Sensations -- Systemic Methodology of Acupuncture -- Black Box of the Patient -- Gathering Reflex Information from the Body Surface -- Input of Intervening Information of Acupuncture -- Feedback Principle of Treatment -- Factors Influencing Effectiveness of Acupuncture -- Strategies to Raise Therapeutic Effectiveness -- Advanced Needling Techniques -- Clinical Trials and Case Studies -- Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System -- Disorders of the Nervous System -- Mental Disorders -- Disorders of Ophthamology -- Disorders of Otorinolaringology --Dental Disorders -- Disorders of Circulatory System -- Disorders of Respiratory System -- Disorders of Digestive System -- Disorders of Urogenital System -- Disorders of the Skin -- Disorders of Endocrine -- Other Disorders.
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Many voices : pastoral psychotherapy in relational and theological perspectives

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Cooper-White, Pamela. --Augsberg Fortress, MN: Fortress Press , 2007.
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WM 61 C778m 2007
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 61 C778m 2007
Author
Cooper-White, Pamela
Place of Publication
Augsberg Fortress, MN
Publisher
Fortress Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
357 p.
ISBN
9780800639570
Subjects (MeSH)
Pastoral Care
Psychotherapy
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Book
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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3 weeks
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The psychology of humor : an integrative approach

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Rod A. Martin. --Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press , c2007.
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Martin, Rod A
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Rod A. Martin
Place of Publication
Burlington, MA
Publisher
Elsevier Academic Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
xviii, 446 p.
ISBN
6610707685 (electronic bk.)
9786610707683 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Wit and Humor as Topic - psychology
Laughter therapy
Contents
Cover -- Front cover -- Table of contents -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CHAPTER 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Humor -- The Universality of Humor and Laughter -- What Is Humor? -- The Many Forms of Humor -- Psychological Functions of Humor -- A Brief History of Humor 20 -- Humor and Psychology 26 -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 2: Theories and Early Research I: Psychoanalytic and Superiority Theories -- Psychoanalytic Theory -- Superiority/Disparagement Theories -- CHAPTER 3: Theories and Early Research II: Arousal, Incongruity, and Reversal Theories -- Arousal Theories -- Incongruity Theories -- Reversal Theory -- Empirical Investigations -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 4: The Cognitive Psychology of Humor -- Humor, Incongruity, and Schemas -- Linguistic Approaches to Humor -- Psychological Approaches to the Study of Schemas in Humor -- Cognitive Processes in Conversational Humor: Irony and Sarcasm -- Effects of Humor on Cognition -- Computational Approaches to Humor -- Humor as Cognitive Play -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 5: The Social Psychology of Humor -- Humor as Social Interaction -- Interpersonal Functions of Humor -- Teasing -- Social Aspects of Laughter -- Humor, Social Perception, and Interpersonal Attraction -- Humor and Persuasion -- Humor, Attitudes, and Prejudice -- Humor and Intimate Relationships -- Humor and Gender -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 6: The Psychobiology of Humor and Laughter -- The Nature of Laughter -- Autonomic and Visceral Concomitants of Mirth -- Laughter in Nonhuman Animals -- Pathological Laughter -- Laughter and the Brain -- Tickling as a Stimulus for Laughter -- The Neural Basis of Cognitive Processes in Humor -- Evolutionary Theories of Humor and Laughter -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 7: Personality Approaches to the Sense of Humor -- What Is Sense of Humor? -- Individual Differences in Humor Appreciation -- Self-Report Measures of Sense of Humor Dimensions -- Sense of Humor as an Ability -- Sense of Humor as Styles of Humorous Conduct -- How Many Different Senses of Humor Exist? -- Personality Characteristics of Professional Humorists -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 8: The Developmental Psychology of Humor -- Smiling and Laughter in Infancy and Early Childhood -- Humor and Play -- Humor and Cognitive Development -- Humor as Emotional Coping -- Interpersonal Aspects of Humor in Children -- Individual Differences in Children's Sense of Humor -- Humor and Aging -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 9: Humor and Mental Health -- Humor and Emotional Well-Being -- Humor, Stress, and Coping -- Interpersonal Aspects of Humor in Mental Health -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 10: Humor and Physical Health -- Popular Beliefs About Humor and Health -- How Might Humor Affect Health? -- Humor and Immunity -- Humor and Pain -- Humor, Blood Pressure, and Heart Disease -- Humor and Illness Symptoms -- Humor and Longevity -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER 11: Applications of Humor in Psychotherapy, Education, and the Workplace -- Humor in Psychotherapy and Counseling -- Humor in Education -- Humor in the Workplace -- General Discussion -- REFERENCES -- SUBJECT INDEX -- AUTHOR INDEX -- Last Page
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Nutrition and Physical Activity : Health Information Sources in EU Member States, and Activities in the Commission, WHO, and European Networks

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Nicole Wolfram ... [et al.], editors. --New York, NY: Springer New York , c2008.
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Physical Activity and Nutrition Health Information Activities of the EU, WHO, other European Networks, and National Examples Edited by Nicole Wolfram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany Michael Rigby, Keele University, United Kingdom Rosa Guiseppa Frazzica, Centro per la Formazione Permanente e l'Aggiornamento del Personale del Servizio Sanitario (CEFPAS), Italy Wilhelm Kirch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany Many health information activities related to nutrition and physical activ…
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Wolfram, Nicole
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Nicole Wolfram ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer New York
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 582 p. : 15 illus., 1 illus. in color)
ISBN
9780387748412
9780387748405 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Health Status
National Health Programs
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Requirements
Other Subjects
Europe
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Physical Activity and Nutrition Health Information Activities of the EU, WHO, other European Networks, and National Examples Edited by Nicole Wolfram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany Michael Rigby, Keele University, United Kingdom Rosa Guiseppa Frazzica, Centro per la Formazione Permanente e l'Aggiornamento del Personale del Servizio Sanitario (CEFPAS), Italy Wilhelm Kirch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany Many health information activities related to nutrition and physical activity have been initiated by various institutions and European networks during the past years. This report assembles findings from the World Health Organization, the EU, various European networks, and national health institutions to create a coordinated health database focusing specifically on physical activity and nutrition. The central role of these factors in long-term health and illness underscores the importance of these data to each nation's health status, and to the current state of its health monitoring, and reporting. This report provides recommendations for future health information activities on physical activity and nutrition. Whether the goal is identifying risk populations or heightening awareness of public health issues. This comprehensive volume: Provides health data for EU member states and candidate countries, as well as the European Economic Area. Analyses health trends and the effectiveness of current programs by country. Reviews data collection methods and features a full analysis of the database. Pinpoints emerging and unresolved health issues and offers recommendations for future initiatives and study. Physical Activity and Nutrition offers salient reading to professionals in public health, health promotion, international and global health, and disease prevention. Policymakers and others involved in the standardization of health and health awareness programs will especially be interested in this book.
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1: Background and Purpose -- 2: List of Contributors and Authors -- 3: Objective -- 4: Background Information -- 4.1: Defining Concepts -- 4.2: Geographical Coverage -- 5: Methods -- 5.1: DG's at the European Commission -- 5.2: WHO Section -- 5.3: European Networks -- 5.4: National data -- 6: Results -- 6.1: Analysis and Report on Health Information Activities on Physical Activity and Nutrition; The European Commission (DG SANCO) -- 6.1.1: Introduction -- 6.1.2: A Health Information System -- 6.1.3: Community Action in the Field of Public Health -- 6.1.4: In Summary -- 6.2: World Health Organisation (Europe) Position and Activities on Measurement of Nutrition and Physical Exercise -- 6.2.1: Introduction - In The Respective Roles of the WHO and the EC in Europe -- 6.2.2 The WHO and the Rising Challenge of Overweight and Obesity -- 6.2.3 The Total Population, Adults, and Children and Adolescents -- 6.2.4 The WHO and Measurement of Nutrition -- 6.2.5: The WHO and Measurement of Physical Activity -- 6.2.6: The WHO and Major Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors -- 6.2.7: Health Behaviour of School Children -- 6.2.8: The WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative -- 6.2.9: The WHO European Ministerial Conference 2006 -- 6.2.10 Summary -- 6.3: European Networks -- 6.4: National Examples -- 6.4.1: Introduction -- 6.4.2: Country profile sheets -- 6.4.3: Database entries -- 7: Conclusions and Recommendations.
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Opioids in Medicine : A Comprehensive Review on the Mode of Action and the Use of Analgesics in Different Clinical Pain States

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by Enno Freye ; in collaboration with Joseph Victor Levy. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2008.
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The book centers on the treatment of pain using the appropriate opioid and a suitable co-medication whenever necessary. While many physicians or health care providers either subscribe or advocate analgesics in response to a painful situation, their basic knowledge when and how to apply them frequently is scarce. And often there is a lack of sufficient knowledge on their potential side-effects, their mode of action, 2+ their possible interactions with other agents such as ©ƒ-blockers, Ca -antago…
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Levy, Joseph Victor
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by Enno Freye ; in collaboration with Joseph Victor Levy
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 475 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9781402059476
9781402059469 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesics, Opioid - therapeutic use
Pain - drug therapy
Abstract
The book centers on the treatment of pain using the appropriate opioid and a suitable co-medication whenever necessary. While many physicians or health care providers either subscribe or advocate analgesics in response to a painful situation, their basic knowledge when and how to apply them frequently is scarce. And often there is a lack of sufficient knowledge on their potential side-effects, their mode of action, 2+ their possible interactions with other agents such as ©ƒ-blockers, Ca -antagonists, ACE inhibitors and/or benzodiazepines. In addition, not all analgesics are equivalent or equally proficient at alleviating certain painful ailments. Although there have been many of articles and books written on the subject of effective pain treatment, very few have centered on the rational use of opioids. In fact opiophobia is still around with some caregivers who consider an opioid not to be the first-line drug in severe pain. On the contrary, the myth is still around that an opioid is potentially dangerous even when used in serious painful situations, and although the WHO has stated that opioids are elementary in therapeutic strategy taking into account that they are used by mouth, by the ladder, at fixed time intervals and advocating a time consistent release formulation, they are not available in every country.
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Part I. Rational for the Use of Opioids in Nociceptive Transmission -- Part II. Mechanism of Action of Opioids and Clinical Effects -- Part III. Opioids, an Integrative Part in Perioperative Medicine -- Part IV. Use of Potent Opioids for Chronic Pain Management -- Part V. Detection of Illicit Use of Opioids in Primary Care.
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