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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
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0740
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Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Assertiveness
Mental Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Assertiveness (Psychology)
Mental health
Abstract
Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
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Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
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0740
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Bipolar disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0761
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People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Manic-depressive illness
Mental illness
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.
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Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
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The Foundations of Phenomenological Psychotherapy

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Giampiero Arciero, Guido Bondolfi, Viridiana Mazzola. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book addresses selected central questions in phenomenological psychology, a discipline that investigates the experience of self that emerges over the course of an individual's life, while also outlining a new method, the formal indication, as a means of accessing personal experience while remaining faithful to its uniqueness. In phenomenological psychology, the psyche no longer refers to an isolated self that remains unchanged by life's changing situations, but is rather a phenomenon (ipse…
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Author
Arciero, Giampiero
Other Authors
Bondolfi, Guido
Mazzola, Viridiana
Responsibility
Giampiero Arciero, Guido Bondolfi, Viridiana Mazzola
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 343 p.) : 16 illus
ISBN
9783319780870
9783319780863 (print ed.)
9783319780887 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Existentialism
Philosophy, Medical
Psychotherapy
Self Care
Self Concept
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book addresses selected central questions in phenomenological psychology, a discipline that investigates the experience of self that emerges over the course of an individual's life, while also outlining a new method, the formal indication, as a means of accessing personal experience while remaining faithful to its uniqueness. In phenomenological psychology, the psyche no longer refers to an isolated self that remains unchanged by life's changing situations, but is rather a phenomenon (ipseity) which manifests itself and constantly takes form over the course of a person's unique existence. Thus, the formal indication allows us to study the way in which ipseity relates to the world in different situations, in a way that holds different meanings for different people. Based on this new approach, phenomenological psychotherapy marks a transition from a mode of grasping the truth about oneself through reflection, to a mode of accessing the disclosure of self through a work of self-transformation (the care of self) that requires the person to actually change her position on herself. By putting forward this method, the authors shed new light on the dynamic interplay between a person's historicity and uniqueness on the one hand, and the related physiopathological mechanisms on the other, providing evidence from the fields of genetics, cardiology, the neurosciences and psychiatry. The book will appeal to a broad readership, from psychiatrists, psychologist and psychotherapists, to researchers in these fields.
Contents
Prologue: A User's Manual -- Part I: The Crisis. The Natural Sciences and the Unthought Debt -- 1. On the Care Path -- 2. Creatures, Technology, and Scientific Psychology -- 3. "Nemo psychologus nisi physiologus" -- Part II: A New Beginning: Formal Indication, Non-Rationalist Psychology, and Phenomenological Psychotherapy -- 4. The accesses to oneself -- 5. Self -intimacy and individuation -- 6. Personal stories and psychotherapy -- 7. Traces of oneself and healing -- Part III: The Renewed Pact: Corporeality, Experimentation, and the Care of Self -- 8. Corporeality and ipseity -- 9. Corporeality and organisms -- 10. Organisms and freedom -- 11. The care of self and psychotherapy.
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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
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Restraint considerations for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Least Restraint Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0599
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A restraint is anything that limits a person’s movement. Restraints can help to keep you from getting hurt or hurting others, including your caregivers. Nova Scotia Health’s goal is to promote the health and well-being of all of our patients. We try to help you keep as much comfort, independence, and quality of life as possible. Nova Scotia Health policy states restraints are to be used only as a last resort. This pamphlet explains why and when restraints are used, ways you and your support per…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Least Restraint Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Immobilization
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Restraint of patients
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
A restraint is anything that limits a person’s movement. Restraints can help to keep you from getting hurt or hurting others, including your caregivers. Nova Scotia Health’s goal is to promote the health and well-being of all of our patients. We try to help you keep as much comfort, independence, and quality of life as possible. Nova Scotia Health policy states restraints are to be used only as a last resort. This pamphlet explains why and when restraints are used, ways you and your support person(s) can help without using a restraint, and what to do If you are not happy with how you or your loved one is being restrained.
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Prepared by: IPPL Least Restraint Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0599
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Helping Children and Youth with Eating Disorders

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IWK. Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinics. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
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PL-0917
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902-464-4110 to call IWK Central Referral. Eating disorders are serious problems with eating, which affect every part of a person's life, including thoughts, feelings, body and relationships. Learn as much as you can about eating disorders. These are challenging illnesses that can cause a lot of stress at home. Children and youth can't help the way they are acting, and they can't recover from eating disorders on their own. They need the support of their families as well as mental health prof…
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IWK. Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinics
Alternate Title
Information for Parents and Caregivers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Relations
Mental Disorders
Child Health
Mental Health Services
Social Problems
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Social problems
Nutrition
Families--Mental health
Mental illness
Families
Children--Health and hygiene
Abstract
902-464-4110 to call IWK Central Referral. Eating disorders are serious problems with eating, which affect every part of a person's life, including thoughts, feelings, body and relationships. Learn as much as you can about eating disorders. These are challenging illnesses that can cause a lot of stress at home. Children and youth can't help the way they are acting, and they can't recover from eating disorders on their own. They need the support of their families as well as mental health professionals.
Responsibility
IWK Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinics, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0917
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Defusing angry people : practical tools for handling bullying, threats and violence

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Fauteaux, Kevin. --Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press , 2011.
Call Number
BF 575.A5 F269d 2011
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
BF 575.A5 F269d 2011
Author
Fauteaux, Kevin
Place of Publication
Far Hills, NJ
Publisher
New Horizon Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
212 p.
ISBN
9780882823492
Subjects (MeSH)
Anger
Bullying
Violence - prevention & control
Contents
Knowing yourself : the first tool of de-escalation. Calm yourself ; Parasympathetic nervous system ; Calm is not doing nothing ; Counter-transference and anger ; Identify and calm your anger -- Listening to frustration. Listening ; Active listening ; Acknowledge anger ; Empathy ; Verbalize anger ; Clarification ; Problem solving ; Tips for effective listening -- Defensive anger. Defuse defensive anger ; Validate defensive anger ; Set limits to anger ; Narcissistic anger ; Know your limits -- Difficult angry people. Disengage the difficult person's contest ; Defuse difficult anger ; Keep your anger in check -- Hostility. Hostile body language ; Defuse hostility ; Defuse hostile anger ; Signs of hostility -- Rage. Control rage ; Defuse rage ; Stay in control -- Threats. Threat assessment ; Defuse threatening anger ; Be prepared ; Do not threaten back ; Acknowledge threat ; Alternative solutions ; Establish consequences ; Deal with threatening behavior ; Sociopathy ; Defuse the sociopath ; Psychosis ; Defuse the Psychotic ; Substance abuse and aggression ; Defuse alcohol/drug induced anger ; Provide alternative options -- Violence. Protect yourself ; Try to stay calm ; Face your assailant ; Use self-defense ; Learn self-protection -- Post assault debriefing. Assess your encounter with an angry person.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
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2
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3 weeks
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The bipolar workbook : tools for controlling your mood swings

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Monica Ramirez Basco. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: The Guilford Press , c2015.
Call Number
WM 207 B298b 2015
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge, but it doesn't have to rule a person's life. Many tens of thousands of readers have used the science-based tools in this book to recognize the early warning signs of mood swings, prevent symptoms from coming back, and get more out of treatment. Leading cognitive-behavioral therapy expert Monica Ramirez Basco presents five clear steps for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes and escaping the paralysis of depression, complete with vivid stor…
Call Number
WM 207 B298b 2015
Author
Basco, Monica Ramirez
Responsibility
Monica Ramirez Basco
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
The Guilford Press
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
237 p.
ISBN
9781462520237
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder - therapy - Popular Works
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Popular Works
Abstract
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge, but it doesn't have to rule a person's life. Many tens of thousands of readers have used the science-based tools in this book to recognize the early warning signs of mood swings, prevent symptoms from coming back, and get more out of treatment. Leading cognitive-behavioral therapy expert Monica Ramirez Basco presents five clear steps for withstanding the seductive pull of manic episodes and escaping the paralysis of depression, complete with vivid stories and practical tools. Significantly revised, the second edition features a new structure, more succinct chapters, and streamlined exercises. Anyone with bipolar illness or less severe mood swings will find essential problem-solving tips and coping strategies.
Contents
Preface -- Step 1. Get the big picture -- Step 2. See it coming -- Step 3. Don't make it worse -- Step 4. Reduce your symptoms -- Step 5. Strengthen your coping skills -- Index.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
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2
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2 weeks
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Psycho-Oncology for the Clinician : The Patient Behind the Disease

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Shulamith Kreitler. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This volume strives to give oncologists and other medical practitioners a thorough picture of the oncology patient. It’s designed to show that psychological needs of the patient are an important aspect that should be considered for optimizing the effects of cancer treatment, no less than genetic, immunological, physiological and other medical features that are often considered as necessary components of personalized medicine. Using evidence-based information, the book describes the different wa…
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Author
Kreitler, Shulamith
Responsibility
Shulamith Kreitler
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 312 p.)
ISBN
9783030061265
9783030061241 (Print ed.)
9783030061258 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Oncology - methods
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psycho-Oncology
Specialty
Psycho-Oncology
Abstract
This volume strives to give oncologists and other medical practitioners a thorough picture of the oncology patient. It’s designed to show that psychological needs of the patient are an important aspect that should be considered for optimizing the effects of cancer treatment, no less than genetic, immunological, physiological and other medical features that are often considered as necessary components of personalized medicine. Using evidence-based information, the book describes the different ways cancer touches upon a person’s life, including emotional, physical, and social changes, important decisions, and support structure. It also details the phases every cancer patient encounters along the way, from getting tested and waiting for the diagnosis, to treatments, survival, and confronting one’s mortality. Psycho-oncology for the Clinician will serve to contribute to the further scientific development of psycho-oncology, expand its use as a treatment modality, strengthen its status as an essential component of cancer care, and promote the acceptance of psycho-oncology as the new evidence-based constituent of personalized medicine in oncology.
Contents
The History of Psycho-oncology -- The Special Characteristics of Oncology and Psycho-Oncology -- The Phases of the Confrontation with Cancer -- Determinants, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors for Cancer: Environmental, Physiological and Demographic -- Psychosocial Risk Factors for Cancer -- The Impact of Cancer -- Major Decision in the Life of Cancer Patients -- Treatments and Inventions in Cancer -- Coping with Cancer -- Quality of Life -- The Family in Cancer -- Relations with the Physicians and Medical Institutions -- Confronting Dying and Death -- Specific Cancer Diseases: The Psychological Perspective -- Special Populations of Patients -- The Caretakers.
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e-Book
Location
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Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care

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Maureen Nash, Sarah Foidel, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book approaches dementia by reviewing behavioral disturbances, cognitive, and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis. This approach allows physicians to design specific interventions that is tailored to the person and their challenges, which is often poorly executed. Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits. The book explores ideas of effective care planning to decrease the n…
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Nash, Maureen
Foidel, Sarah
Responsibility
Maureen Nash, Sarah Foidel, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 239 p.) : 20 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030112684
9783030112677 (Print ed.)
9783030112691 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neurocognitive Disorders - complications
Patient Care Planning
Problem Behavior - psychology
Social Behavior Disorders
Specialty
Behavioral Medicine
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book approaches dementia by reviewing behavioral disturbances, cognitive, and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis. This approach allows physicians to design specific interventions that is tailored to the person and their challenges, which is often poorly executed. Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits. The book explores ideas of effective care planning to decrease the need for medical intervention, loss of residence, decrease caregiver burden, decrease medical cost/hospital admission, and quality of life centered care for person’s living with dementia. The book includes case studies, assessment samples, care plans, and a wide array of helpful tools for interprofessional clinicians. Neurocognitive Behavioral Disturbances is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, primary care physicians, gerontologists, nursing home directors, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, and other health professionals involvement in holistic assessment and care planning for those with neurocognitive disorders.
Contents
1. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Are a Core Feature of Neurocognitive Disorders -- 2. The Team Approach for Those with MNCD: Interdisciplinary and Collaborative -- 3. Neurocognitive Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms -- 4. Evaluating Cognition and Performance Through Cognitive Domains -- 5. Behavioral Interventions for Those Living with Dementia -- 6. Pain in Older Adults with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms -- 7. Frailty, Resilience, and Palliative Care Considerations for those Living with Dementia -- 8. Strength-Based Person-Centered Dementia Care: Activities of Daily Living -- 9. Person-Centered Care and Care Planning for Those with MNCD.
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e-Book
Location
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Enabling People with Dementia : Understanding and Implementing Person-Centred Care

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Pat Hobson. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This new updated edition challenges the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of professionals working in dementia care settings by drawing on the theory of person-centred care. It demonstrates the importance of this theory for interacting with and caring for people with dementia. It also provides an overview of the theory in relation to two other well-known theories on dementia, and stresses the need to consider the world from the perspective of people with dementia. Moreover, the book examines t…
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Hobson, Pat.
Responsibility
Pat Hobson
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 92 p.) : 20 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030204792
9783030204785 (Print ed.)
9783030204808 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia
Patient-Centered Care
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
This new updated edition challenges the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of professionals working in dementia care settings by drawing on the theory of person-centred care. It demonstrates the importance of this theory for interacting with and caring for people with dementia. It also provides an overview of the theory in relation to two other well-known theories on dementia, and stresses the need to consider the world from the perspective of people with dementia. Moreover, the book examines the importance of dementia care environments, positive interactions, meaningful activities and the concept of personhood, which are all essential to improving the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia. In closing, it underscores the need to remember that the focus of care should be on maximizing the person’s abilities, enabling them, and promoting person-centred care. Given its content and style, the book offers a resource that can be read and understood by health and social care professionals alike, as well as anyone else caring for someone with dementia, including family members and carers.
Contents
1. Background to Person-Centred Care Theory -- 2. Malignant Social Psychology (MSP): Behaviours That Threaten Dignity and Respect -- 3. Positive Person Work (PPW): Behaviours That Promote Dignity -- 4. Person-Centred Models in Dementia -- 5. Experiences of the Person with Dementia and How It Affects Them -- 6. Different Stages and Types of Dementia -- 7. Implementing Person-Centred Communication -- 8. Managing Behaviours That Challenge -- 9. Designing Environments That Enable -- 10. Maintaining Meaningful Activities -- 11. Conclusion.
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e-Book
Location
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Nursing Older People with Arthritis and other Rheumatological Conditions

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Sarah Ryan, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the knowledge required for the assessment and management of the older adult with arthritis and other rheumatological conditions. This book equips nurses and allied health professionals with the knowledge and skills to undertake a comprehensive holistic assessment to identify the physical, psychological and social impact of living with arthritis. It informs them on osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in 10-15% of all…
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Ryan, Sarah
Responsibility
Sarah Ryan, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 195 p.) : 43 illus., 17 illus. in color
Series Title
Perspectives in nursing management and care for older adults
ISBN
9783030180126
9783030180119 (Print ed.)
9783030180133 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-8838
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthritis - therapy
Geriatric Nursing - methods
Rheumatic Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Nursing
Rheumatology
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the knowledge required for the assessment and management of the older adult with arthritis and other rheumatological conditions. This book equips nurses and allied health professionals with the knowledge and skills to undertake a comprehensive holistic assessment to identify the physical, psychological and social impact of living with arthritis. It informs them on osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in 10-15% of all adults over the age of 60. Polymyalgia rheumatic can prove challenging for the clinician to manage, whilst rheumatoid arthritis and gout, (two other inflammatory conditions) also have a substantial global burden. This book informs nurses and allied health professionals on to manage these conditions, as well as the symptoms of fatigue, pain and mood and how patients can be supported to engage in Self-Management. The pharmacological and non pharmacological approach to management is discussed in depth including the role of medications and exercise. The impact of arthritis on a person’s ability to engage in their day to day activities and social participation is also explored.
Contents
Part I. Arthritis and Other Rheumatological Conditions -- 1. Osteoarthritis -- 2. Rheumatoid Arthritis -- 3. Gout -- 4. Polymyalgia Rheumatica -- 5. Osteoporosis and Fractures -- Part II. Aspects of Care and Management -- 6. Managing Fatigue -- 7. Pain Management -- 8. The Psychological and Social Impact of Arthritis -- 9. Drug Therapy -- 10. Optimising Function -- 11. The Foot -- 12. Self-Management.
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e-Book
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Preconception Health and Care : A Life Course Approach

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Jill Shawe, Eric A.P. Steegers, Sarah Verbiest, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book provides a practical, multidisciplinary approach to support a broad range of health professionals, social workers, public health workers and others tasked with providing health and care to young adults. The continuum of life begins with the health and wellness of parents prior to conception, followed by embryonic and fetal development, and continues throughout life. Each person’s life stages prepare them for the next and determine their health outcome and wellbeing over time. The text…
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Shawe, Jill
Steegers, Eric AP
Verbiest, Sarah
Responsibility
Jill Shawe, Eric A.P. Steegers, Sarah Verbiest, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 308 p.) : 15 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030317539
9783030317522 (Print ed.)
9783030317546 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Promotion
Life Style
Preconception Care
Specialty
Health Promotion
Abstract
This book provides a practical, multidisciplinary approach to support a broad range of health professionals, social workers, public health workers and others tasked with providing health and care to young adults. The continuum of life begins with the health and wellness of parents prior to conception, followed by embryonic and fetal development, and continues throughout life. Each person’s life stages prepare them for the next and determine their health outcome and wellbeing over time. The text highlights the importance of promoting health throughout the lifespan, the influence of intergenerational health, and the concept of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in epigenetic processes and embryology. Authors underscore the importance of advancing health equity and lift up some of the ethical considerations in this work. The authors explore specific interventions in four major categories: Lifestyle, Infections, Nutrition, and Contraception / Pregnancy Planning (LINC). Preconception care is defined by the World Health Organization as the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions to women and couples before conception. Preconception care includes evidence-based interventions to improve health status, to reduce behaviours, individual and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. This book offers readers evidence-based guidance regarding fertility awareness and sperm health, genetic counselling and lifestyle assessments, as well as mental wellbeing, alcohol, tobacco and pharmacotherapy, and specialist care for those with chronic conditions, including a review of medications. It also covers relevant infections, including HIV and the Zika virus, as well as different types of environmental and occupational exposure. The book employs a framework focusing on health promotion, the social determinants of health, and the science behind preconception care. Strategies for improving preconception and interconception health, including examples from around the globe, are described in detail.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Preconception Health: An Overview -- 3. The Science of Preconception -- 4. Genetic Health Care Before Conception -- 5. Fertility -- 6. Nutrition -- 7. Lifestyle: Weight -- 8. Lifestyle: Substance Use—Nicotine, Alcohol and Drugs -- 9. Mental Health Conditions -- 10. Chronic Medical Conditions -- 11. Infectious Diseases -- 12. Environment and Occupation -- 13. Social Environment: Interpersonal Violence -- 14. Global Strategies for Change -- 15. Advancing Preconception Health Globally: A Way Forward.
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Planning and Care for Children and Adolescents with Dental Enamel Defects : Etiology, Research and Contemporary Management

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Bernadette K. Drummond, Nicola Kilpatrick, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2015.
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Developmental Defects of Enamel (DDE) pose a significant dental problem for children and adolescents. Affected teeth are discolored, often sensitive and prone to fracture or wear easily, increasing the risk of dental caries. Furthermore, they are often very difficult to restore because conventional dental materials do not bond effectively to the defective enamel. Clinically, affected individuals have heightened levels of dental anxiety making management challenging and stressful for the child, …
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Drummond, Bernadette K
Kilpatrick, Nicola
Responsibility
Bernadette K. Drummond, Nicola Kilpatrick, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 175 p. : 73 illus., 60 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662448007
9783662447994 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dental Enamel Hypoplasia - etiology
Dental Enamel Hypoplasia - therapy
Dental Enamel - abnormalities
Abstract
Developmental Defects of Enamel (DDE) pose a significant dental problem for children and adolescents. Affected teeth are discolored, often sensitive and prone to fracture or wear easily, increasing the risk of dental caries. Furthermore, they are often very difficult to restore because conventional dental materials do not bond effectively to the defective enamel. Clinically, affected individuals have heightened levels of dental anxiety making management challenging and stressful for the child, parent and clinician alike. This book discusses the epidemiology and etiology of DDE, including defects of both primary and permanent teeth, associated syndromes, Molar Incisor Hypomineralization and more generalized genetic defects. The structure and mechanical properties of affected enamel are discussed particularly in relation to clinical behavior. The signs and symptoms that allow accurate diagnosis are outlined and management protocols described. The clinical chapters are well illustrated, providing clear, evidence based guidelines where appropriate. Importantly the impact of living with DDE is explored from the young person's perspective. These insights challenge the dental profession to seek improved understanding of the condition and to develop new management strategies. Avenues for future research are identified that may help the profession rise to this challenge and to better meet the needs and expectations of future generations of children and adolescents.
Contents
1. Dental Enamel Defects in the Primary Dentition: Prevalence and Etiology -- 2. Enamel Defects in the Permanent Dentition: Prevalence and Etiology -- 3. Molar Incisor Hypomineralization and Hypomineralized Second Primary Molars: Diagnosis, Prevalence, and Etiology -- 4. Syndromes and Diseases Associated with Developmental Defects of Enamel -- 5. Amelogenesis Imperfecta: Current Understanding of Genotype-Phenotype -- 6. Molar Incisor Hypomineralization: Structure, Composition, and Properties -- 7. The Psychosocial Impacts of Developmental Enamel Defects in Children and Young People -- 8. Examination and Treatment Planning for Hypomineralized and/or Hypoplastic Teeth -- 9. Managing the Prevention of Dental Caries and Sensitivity in Teeth with Enamel Defects -- 10. Restorative Management of Dental Enamel Defects in the Primary Dentition -- 11. Restorative Management of Permanent Teeth Enamel Defects in Children and Adolescents -- 12. Future Possibilities for Managing Dental Enamel Defects: Recent and Current Research Approaches -- 13. Final Comments.
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Biomedical Research : An Insider's Guide

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Seward B. Rutkove. --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
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This comprehensive yet concise book introduces people at all levels of training--undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty--to the basic joys and challenges of biomedical research. By discussing many key research issues, would-be and early-stage academics will not only be better informed about the world of biomedical research, but will learn a basic set of instructions to help jumpstart their careers. Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide is divided…
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Rutkove, Seward B
Responsibility
Seward B. Rutkove
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 299 p.)
ISBN
9781493936557
9781493936533 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - methods
Research Design
Abstract
This comprehensive yet concise book introduces people at all levels of training--undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty--to the basic joys and challenges of biomedical research. By discussing many key research issues, would-be and early-stage academics will not only be better informed about the world of biomedical research, but will learn a basic set of instructions to help jumpstart their careers. Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide is divided into five sections. The first focuses on decision points regarding whether or not to enter research and if so what type: basic, clinical, or translational. The second section focuses on the practicalities of pursuing medical research, including institutional review boards and animal care committees as well general suggestions regarding idea generation and collaboration. The third section covers a core aspect of research: writing--detailing the evolution of both grants and papers. The fourth section addresses a range of issues, including conferencing to patents to working with industry to obtaining philanthropic support. The final section deals with all-important broader life issues from job choices to being a mentor to thoughts on how to keep the big picture front and center. An invaluable resource that offers insightful, practical advice, Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide reveals how biomedical research can be both challenging and truly rewarding.
Contents
Part 1: Basic considerations -- 1. So do you really want to pursue research? -- 2. What's in store: The brighter side of medical research -- 3. What's in store: The darker side of medical research -- 4. One degree of separation -- 5. Choosing and working with a mentor -- 6. Identifying a research niche you can call your own -- 7. Useful Definitions -- Part 2: Research Foundations and Structures -- 8. The Institutional Review Board: Do's, Don'ts, and Nevers -- 9. Animal Care and Use Committees -- 10. Research beyond humans and vertebrates -- 11. Hiring Research Staff -- 12. Strategy and Tactics: Running a Successful Laboratory -- 13. Everything you ever wanted to know about collaboration -- Part 3: Successful Paper and Grant Writing -- 14. Writing a successful research paper. I. Up to the point of submission -- 15. Writing a successful research paper. II Revising, resubmitting, and post-acceptance tasks -- 16. Funding: An overview -- 17. Where to apply for funding: making the right choices -- 18. Writing a winning grant application -- 19. Grant budgeting -- 20. Grant writing: Pearls and lumps of coal -- 21. Research Training, Fellowship, and Career grants -- 22. Grant review from the inside -- 23. Interpreting your reviews -- 24. To resubmit or not resubmit and how to do it -- Part 4: Good presentations, conferencing, networking, and other useful tools -- 25. The art of good presentation -- 26. Effective conferencing -- 27. Networking in the 21st century -- 28. Conflicts of interest -- 29. Scientific conduct and misconduct: what is right and proper, what is not, and what is somewhere in the middle -- 30. Article review and reading: being efficient and as thorough as you need to be -- 31. Patents -- 32. Working with industry -- Part 5: Career choices and life lessons -- 33. Jobs in biomedical science: seeking, landing, and changing -- 34. Academic Promotion and Titles -- 35. On being a mentor -- 36. Yardsticks of success -- 37. Research Life Lesson #1: Everything takes longer than you think, so plan for it -- 38. Research life lesson #2: A person's research is endlessly important to them -- 39. Research Life lesson #3: Balance, timing, cycles and seeing the big picture -- 40. Research Life Lesson #4: Your career is an ultramarathon, not a sprint -- 41. Conclusion: Nothing satisfies like meaningful work.
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European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century : A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach

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Jose´ Carlos Santos, John R. Cutcliffe, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This groundbreaking book has a number of features that set it apart from other textbooks on this subject: Firstly, it focuses on interpersonal, humanistic and ecological views and approaches to P/MH nursing. Secondly, it highlights patient/client-centered approaches and mental-health-service user involvement. Lastly, it is a genuinely European P/MH nursing textbook—the first of its kind—largely written by mental health scholars from Europe, although it also includes contributions from North Ame…
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Santos, Jose´ Carlos
Cutcliffe, John R.
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Jose´ Carlos Santos, John R. Cutcliffe, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 585 p.) : 10 illus., 7 illus. in color
Series Title
Principles of specialty nursing, under the auspices of the European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)
ISBN
9783319317724
9783319317717 (print ed.)
9783319317731 (print ed.)
9783319811147 (print ed.)
ISSN
2366-875X
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Nursing
Health Policy
Mental Health Services
Person-Centered Psychotherapy
Psychiatric Nursing
Other Subjects
Europe
Specialty
Nursing
Psychiatry
Abstract
This groundbreaking book has a number of features that set it apart from other textbooks on this subject: Firstly, it focuses on interpersonal, humanistic and ecological views and approaches to P/MH nursing. Secondly, it highlights patient/client-centered approaches and mental-health-service user involvement. Lastly, it is a genuinely European P/MH nursing textbook—the first of its kind—largely written by mental health scholars from Europe, although it also includes contributions from North America and Australia/New Zealand. Focusing on clinical/practical issues, theory and empirical findings, it adopts an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. Each contribution presents the state-of-the-art of P/MH nursing in Europe so that it can be transferred to and implemented by P/MH nurses and the broader mental health care community around the globe. As such, it will be the first genuinely 21st century European Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing book.
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Part I. Principles and Approaches -- 1. Introduction: Remembering the Person: The Need for a Twenty-First-Century, Person-Centred European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Textbook -- 2. Oxymoronic or Synergistic: Deconstructing the Psychiatric and/or Mental Health Nurse -- 3. Service User Involvement and Perspectives -- 4. Taxonomies: Towards a Shared Nomenclature and Language -- 5. Theories of the Interpersonal Relationships, Transitions and Humanistic Theories: Contribution to Frameworks of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in Europe -- 6. An Introduction to the Art and Science of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy -- 7. Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Theory, Approaches and Clinical Relevance: Applying the Psychoanalytic Principles and Practices to Mental Health Nursing -- 8. The Biopsychosocial Approach: Towards Holistic, Person-Centred Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice -- 9. Trauma-Informed Care: Progressive Mental Health Care for the Twenty-First Century -- 10. Competences for Clinical Supervision in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing -- 11. European and Worldwide Mental Health Epidemiology and Trends -- 12. Mental Health Nurses and Responding to Suffering in the Twenty-first Century Occidental World: Accompanying People on Their Search for Meaning -- Part II. Settings and Contexts -- 13. Acute Inpatient Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Lessons Learned and Current Developments -- 14. Community Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Contexts and Challenges—The Case of Nurse Prescribing and Recovery-Focused Interventions -- 15. Unearthing the Theoretical Underpinnings of “Green Care” in Mental Health and Substance Misuse Care: History, Theoretical Origins, and Contemporary Clinical Examples -- 16. Nursing People in Prisons, Forensics and Correctional Facilities -- 17. eHealth, Telematics and Telehealth -- 18. Public Health and Ecological Approaches: The Example of eHealth for Adolescent Mental Health Support -- Part III. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Competencies and Ways of Working -- 19. Forming and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- 20. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Core Competencies: Communication Skills -- 21. Group Work in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: The Case for Psychoeducation as a Means to Therapeutic Ends -- 22. A Family-Focused, Recovery Approach When Working with Families When a Parent Has a History of Mental Health Problems: From Theory to Practice -- 23. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and Mental Health Promotion: An Eight Steps Path -- 24. Therapeutic Milieu: Utilizing the Environment to Promote Mental Wellness -- 25. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Nonphysical Competencies for Managing Violence and Aggression: De-escalation and Defusion -- Part IV. Human Experiences of Mental Health Problems and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Responses -- 26. Problems Affecting a Person’s Mood -- 27. The Person Experiencing Anxiety -- 28. Integrated Care – ‘Schizophrenia’: A Challenge for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing -- 29. Human Experiences of and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses’ Responses to Problems Related to Dementias and Cognitive Impairment -- 30. Problems Related to Substance and Alcohol Misuse -- Part V. Specific Challenges -- 31. Problems Related to Eating, Nutrition, and Body Image -- 32. Suicide and Self-Harm -- 33. A Systematic Perspective of Violence and Aggression in Mental Health Care: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding and Conceptualization -- 34. The Withdrawn or Recalcitrant Client -- 35. Confronting Goffman: How Can Mental Health Nurses Effectively Challenge Stigma? A Critical View of the Literature -- Part VI. Special Populations -- 36. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents -- 37. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care of the Older Adult: Mental Health in Old Age -- 38. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses Care of the Client Who Presents with Both Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problems -- 39. Non-European and European Migrants in Acute Adult Inpatient Mental Healthcare: Dissociation and Identity -- 40. Working with Individuals Who Are Homeless -- 41. Mental Health Problems and Risks in Refugees During Migration Processes and Experiences: Literature Overview and Interventions.
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