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COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2254
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Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
[COVID-19 discharge checklist]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à votre équipe de soins de santé avant de quitter l'hôpital est incluse. Un espace est prévu à la fin du guide pour écrire les réponses à ces questions après avoir parlé à votre équipe soignante.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2220, "COVID-19 Discharge Checklist". This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2254
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[In French] Programmes de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances du IWK

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IWK. Social Work Team. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0961-FR
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The IWK is a hospital for women, children, youth and their families located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Mental Health and Addictions Program offers services to: 1) children and adolescents aged 0-19th birthday; and 2) Pre- and post-natal women (through the Reproductive Mental Health Service). The Mental Health and Addictions Program has three types of services: 1) Ambulatory (by appointment or Emergency department); 2) Non-acute inpatient (overnight 24 hours/5 days a week or 24/7); …
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Corporate Author
IWK. Social Work Team
Alternate Title
IWK Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Programs at a Glance
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Community Mental Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Community mental health services
Substance abuse--Treatment
Abstract
The IWK is a hospital for women, children, youth and their families located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Mental Health and Addictions Program offers services to: 1) children and adolescents aged 0-19th birthday; and 2) Pre- and post-natal women (through the Reproductive Mental Health Service). The Mental Health and Addictions Program has three types of services: 1) Ambulatory (by appointment or Emergency department); 2) Non-acute inpatient (overnight 24 hours/5 days a week or 24/7); and 3) Acute inpatient (overnight 24/7).
Notes
The English version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Social Work Team, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0961-FR
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Evaluating international public health issues : critical reflections on diseases and disasters, policies and practices

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Mbuso Precious Mabuza. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book makes an original contribution in addressing contemporary critical discussions and reflections on international health policies, strategies, programmes, systems, diseases, disasters, and public health issues. It includes reflections on how levels of governance, development and technical assistance affect countries disaster readiness and health systems.
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Author
Mabuza, Mbuso Precious
Other Authors
Held, Leonhard
Responsibility
Mbuso Precious Mabuza.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 334 p.
ISBN
9789811397875
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Health Policy
International Cooperation
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This book makes an original contribution in addressing contemporary critical discussions and reflections on international health policies, strategies, programmes, systems, diseases, disasters, and public health issues. It includes reflections on how levels of governance, development and technical assistance affect countries disaster readiness and health systems.
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HIV Transmission : Statistical Modelling

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D.M. Basavarajaiah, Bhamidipati Narasimha Murthy. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book presents models describing HIV transmission rates at population level, discussing the main statistical methods and analytical interventions. It also assesses the practical applicability of the various modelling techniques, offering readers insights into what methods are available and, more importantly, when they should be used to address HIV transmission at global level. The book includes realistic simulation models fitted to clarify the rate of HIV mother-to-child transmission (HIV M…
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Author
Basavarajaiah, D. M.
Other Authors
Narasimha Murthy, Bhamidipati
Responsibility
D.M. Basavarajaiah, Bhamidipati Narasimha Murthy
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxv, 318 p.) : 84 illus., 46 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811501517
9789811501500 (Print ed.)
9789811501524 (Print ed.)
9789811501531 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Transmission, Infectious
HIV - pathogenicity
HIV Infections - epidemiology
Models, Statistical
Specialty
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This book presents models describing HIV transmission rates at population level, discussing the main statistical methods and analytical interventions. It also assesses the practical applicability of the various modelling techniques, offering readers insights into what methods are available and, more importantly, when they should be used to address HIV transmission at global level. The book includes realistic simulation models fitted to clarify the rate of HIV mother-to-child transmission (HIV MTCT), and substantiates the conclusions that can be drawn as well as the appropriate time for making global-level clinical decisions concerning people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs). Intended for students, academics and researchers, the book offers more than just an introduction to the topic – it also features in-depth, yet easy-to-understand, descriptions of a new mathematical/statistical HIV mother-to-child transmission model, making it a useful resource for clinicians, public health workers and policymakers involved in implementing HIV-prevention programmes at national/global level.
Contents
1. Introduction of HIV Transmission -- 2. Statistical Modeling of HIV Transmission -- 3. HIV Vertical Transmission DTSM Simulation Models: Global and National Prospective -- 4. Large Data Matrices: Random Walk Model and Application of Entropy in HIV Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) -- 5. Statistical Models of Postnatal Transmission of HIV type-I Infection from Mother to Child on Global Perspectives -- 6. Survivability and Growth Models Approach to CD4 Counts of PLHIVs -- 7. Predictive Model Approach to HIV TB Co-infection in Vertical Transmission -- 8. Bayesian Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Model Approach to AIDS Associated Illness -- 9. HIV Projection Models -- 10. Simulation Modelling Techniques of HIV/AIDS -- 11. Meta Analysis of Genetic Variants of HIV Mother to Child Transmission -- 12. Statistical Perspective Approach to Selection of Sample -- 13. Summary and Implications for Future Study.
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e-Book
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Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Long-term Conditions : An International Perspective on Nurses' Roles and Interventions

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Cecily L. Betz, Imelda T. Coyne, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book offers essential information on interventions and actions that enable and promote transition experiences for adolescents and young adults. It provides guidance on appropriate strategies that bring together these groups and caregivers in the context of transition preparation, and those which optimize adolescents’ and young adults’ ability to self-manage their healthcare. The health care transition for adolescents and young adults has gained more attention given the improved survival ra…
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Betz, Cecily L.
Coyne, Imelda T.
Responsibility
Cecily L. Betz, Imelda T. Coyne, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 336 p.) : 19 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030233846
9783030233839 (Print ed.)
9783030233853 (Print ed.)
9783030233860 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Nurse's Role
Transition to Adult Care
Transitional Care
Young Adult
Specialty
Adolescent Health
Nursing
Abstract
This book offers essential information on interventions and actions that enable and promote transition experiences for adolescents and young adults. It provides guidance on appropriate strategies that bring together these groups and caregivers in the context of transition preparation, and those which optimize adolescents’ and young adults’ ability to self-manage their healthcare. The health care transition for adolescents and young adults has gained more attention given the improved survival rates, including for those with long-term conditions. It is now estimated that more than 90% of children diagnosed with a long-term condition will survive into adulthood. The significant change in survival requires concomitant services to facilitate adolescents’ and young adults’ successful transition to adult health care, therefore providers need education, knowledge and skills to support healthcare transition services. A recent US national survey demonstrated only 10% of parents/caregivers reported that their children received transition preparation services. This book is targeted at nurses and pediatric and adult health care providers of different disciplines seeking guidance on which interventions are available, how they can be used, advantages and challenges, and how best to promote a seamless transition for all adolescents and young adults with long-term conditions. It provides several examples of transition programmes and initiatives worldwide. There is an increasing focus on how nurses can support transition but little guidance on what is effective and what has been tried. This book will fill a gap by addressing all of these issues outlined above and by providing worked examples from leading nurse researchers and academics worldwide.
Contents
1. Healthcare Transition: An Overview and Introduction -- 2. Empowering Young Persons During the Transition to Adulthood -- 3. Determinants of Quality of Healthcare for Adolescents and Young Adults -- 4. Analysis of Self-Management and Transition Readiness Instruments for Clinical Practice -- 5. Measurable Outcomes for Transition: The Nurses’ Role -- 6. Best Practice for Healthcare Transition: Development and Use of the Benchmarks for Transition -- 7. Transition of Care for Adolescents from Child to Adult Health Services: A Systematic Review -- 8. Transition in Cystic Fibrosis: An International Experience -- 9. On Your Own Feet: A Practical Framework for Improving Transitional Care and Young People’s Self-Management -- 10. Bridging Pediatric and Adult Healthcare Settings in a Nurse-Led Cystic Fibrosis Transition Initiative -- 11. Nurse-Led Effort in Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Healthcare Transition and Promoting Developmentally Appropriate Healthcare for Young People with Haemophilia -- 12. Transitional Care in Endocrinology -- 13. Nursing Initiatives and Future Directions for Transition Practice and Research.
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Dimensions on Nursing Teaching and Learning : Supporting Nursing Students in Learning Nursing

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Sheila Cunningham. editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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The book presents five significant areas of learning within professional programmes of preparation most applicable to student nurses and midwives in their pre-registration education but also with relevance to other learners on healthcare related disciplines. This volume has emerged from several sources: the editor’s role as a Director for Learning and Teaching in Adult, Child Nursing and Midwifery and also from an EU funded project looking at quality benchmarks and assuring clinical learning en…
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Cunningham, Sheila
Responsibility
Sheila Cunningham. editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 101 p.) : 16 illus., 14 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030397678
9783030397661 (Print ed.)
9783030397685 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Education, Nursing
Nursing Education Research
Specialty
Education, Nursing
Abstract
The book presents five significant areas of learning within professional programmes of preparation most applicable to student nurses and midwives in their pre-registration education but also with relevance to other learners on healthcare related disciplines. This volume has emerged from several sources: the editor’s role as a Director for Learning and Teaching in Adult, Child Nursing and Midwifery and also from an EU funded project looking at quality benchmarks and assuring clinical learning environments (HEALINT). The Francis Report (Francis 2013) and the Shape of Caring Report (Willis 2015) highlighted challenges related to practice learning and mark a renewed focus in its overall significance (Morley et al 2017). In addition to discussions regarding models of support in practice, there is also a clear emphasis on the need for nurses to have the knowledge and skills to undertake more flexible roles and an increasing requirement for nurses to have higher order knowledge and skills at the point of registration, according to the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2017). The book will meet these new educational needs especially for educators working in Nurse and Midwife colleges. The new standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing were published in 2018, with all higher education institutions (HEIs) approved to deliver the programme from September 2019. This creates a demand for a publication which explores the potential impact of a new education approach and issues with preparation (teaching and learning) for nurses and the breadth and dimensions of teaching and learning. NMC proposed roles of Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor will not have a prescribed preparation programme and universities and practice partners will be seeking guidance and direction in developing local programmes of preparation.
Contents
1. Pedagogy for nursing: challenging traditional theories -- 2. Learning in partnership -- 3. Clinical learning environments -- 4. Supervising, supporting learning and coaching -- 5. Inclusive learning, diversity, and nurse education -- 6. Innovative approaches to nurse teaching and learning.
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e-Book
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New Directions in Psychiatry

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Maurizio Pompili, Roger McIntyre, Andrea Fiorillo, Norman Sartorius, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book focuses on hot issues faced by clinicians in everyday clinical practice, and provides in-depth analyses of both met and unmet needs in the management of psychiatric disorders. It has been repeatedly shown that the needs of patients, relatives, the community at large and those of the governmental bodies only partially overlap. For instance, patients in their families are more concerned about quality of life, treatment, autonomy, and independent living; whereas governmental stakeholders…
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Pompili, Maurizio
McIntyre, Roger
Fiorillo, Andrea
Sartorius, Norman
Responsibility
Maurizio Pompili, Roger McIntyre, Andrea Fiorillo, Norman Sartorius, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 230 p.) : 12 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030426378
9783030426361 (Print ed.)
9783030426385 (Print ed.)
9783030426392 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Needs and Demand
Psychiatry - trends
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book focuses on hot issues faced by clinicians in everyday clinical practice, and provides in-depth analyses of both met and unmet needs in the management of psychiatric disorders. It has been repeatedly shown that the needs of patients, relatives, the community at large and those of the governmental bodies only partially overlap. For instance, patients in their families are more concerned about quality of life, treatment, autonomy, and independent living; whereas governmental stakeholders are typically more concerned about relapse prevention and reduction of hospitalizations. As such, a volume bridging the gap between theoretical notions and practical understanding of patients’ untreated aspects of their psychiatric disorders is much needed. Instead of focusing on traditional descriptions of psychopathology and diagnostic criteria, the volume guides readers to core problems for each topic, taking into account new approaches in the classification of mental disorders as proposed by DSM-5. It elaborates on much-debated controversial problems such as the assessment and treatment of psychomotor agitation, and non-adherence to treatment that impacts on the psychiatric context. With its unique approach, this volume appeals to anyone with an interest in the field, including researchers, clinicians, and trainees.
Contents
1. Unmet Needs in Modern Psychiatric Practice -- 2. Unmet Needs in Patients with Schizophrenia -- 3. The Unmet Needs for Major Depressive Disorder -- 4. Unmet Needs in Psychiatry: Bipolar Depression -- 5. Unmet Needs in Mixed States -- 6. Unmet Needs in the Treatment of Personality Disorders -- 7. Unmet Needs in the Assessment and Treatment of Psychomotor Agitation -- 8. Unmet Needs in the Management of Suicide Risk -- 9. Unmet Needs in Psychiatry Training -- 10. Unmet Needs During Residency Training Programmes in Psychiatry -- 11. Unmet Needs in Youth Mental Health: Transforming Models of Care to Improve Outcomes -- 12. Classification Systems of Mental Disorders: Where Did We Go Wrong? -- 13. Stigma: An Old Unmet Need in Psychiatric Practice.
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Starting Life as a Midwife : An International Review of Transition from Student to Practitioner

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Michelle Gray, Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Allison Cummins, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This volume explores the unique challenges midwifery graduates face as they move into practice. It identifies the similarities and differences in midwifery education, regulation, and clinical practice faced by graduate midwives in all continents, examining the various support systems available for graduate midwives in many countries, and identifying the common strategies (formal and informal) and approaches that have proved to be effective in supporting midwifery graduates. The book volume brin…
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Gray, Michelle
Kitson-Reynolds, Ellen
Cummins, Allison
Responsibility
Michelle Gray, Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Allison Cummins, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 204 p.) : 19 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319938523
9783319938516 (Print ed.)
9783319938530 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Internationality
Midwifery - education
Professional Practice
Specialty
Allied Health Occupations
Obstetrics
Abstract
This volume explores the unique challenges midwifery graduates face as they move into practice. It identifies the similarities and differences in midwifery education, regulation, and clinical practice faced by graduate midwives in all continents, examining the various support systems available for graduate midwives in many countries, and identifying the common strategies (formal and informal) and approaches that have proved to be effective in supporting midwifery graduates. The book volume brings together the experiences of new midwives starting out in registered practice, to share the challenges and triumphs during their transition to confident practitioners. It identifies, explains and details both established and innovative new mechanisms in place to support new midwives in each country, and examines the effects the experiences of transitioning to practice may have on future professional practice, resilience and sustainability. Lack of support during the new-graduate transition to practice has been associated with early attrition from the midwifery profession. Stress, disillusion, and horizontal violence have been identified as factors that influence midwifery attrition rates. Exploration of the various support mechanisms currently available in different countries may stimulate the sharing of best practices in providing new midwives with transition to practice programmes and generate further research. Each chapter is harmonized to facilitate the comparison between countries, and the maternity services context is explained using each country’s specific legislation, regulation and registration of midwives. The preparation of midwifery students for qualified practice is outlined to explain how midwifery students are trained and socialized into the profession, mentored in their placements and then transitioned to registered midwife status. This book appeals to midwives, managers, educators, and newly graduated interested in international midwifery practice.
Contents
1. ‘Birth of a Midwife: The Transitional Journey from Student to Practitioner’ -- Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders) -- 3. Midwives in Brazil: Education, Regulation of Practice and Professional Association -- 4. The Transition to Clinical Practice for New Registrant Midwives in Ontario, Canada -- 5. Ethiopia -- 6. Midwifery in Germany: Practice, Education and Transition for Newly Qualified Midwives -- 7. The Transition of New Midwives into Registered Practice Within Hong Kong -- 8. Midwifery in Iran -- 9. Blooms and Mushrooms: Midwifery Experience in Jamaica -- 10. Embracing Life as a Midwife in Aotearoa/ New Zealand: Transitioning from Student to Midwifery Practitioner -- 11. Transition to Practice for Newly Qualified Midwives in the Netherlands -- 12. The United Kingdom.
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100 Interesting Case Studies in Neurointervention : Tips and Tricks

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Vipul Gupta, Ajit S. Puri, Rajsrinivas Parthasarathy, editors. --Singapore: Byword Books ; Springer , 2019.
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Neurointervention is a fast-growing subspecialty, and recent trials have demonstrated its role in ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. This has generated tremendous interest among interventional neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery communities. Nevertheless, formal teaching programmes that provide the required experience are limited, and many early career practitioners are not exposed to the crucial technical details essential to safely performing the procedure before they start practising …
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Gupta, Vipul
Puri, Ajit S.
Parthasarathy, Rajsrinivas
Responsibility
Vipul Gupta, Ajit S. Puri, Rajsrinivas Parthasarathy, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Byword Books ; Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 424 p.) : 160 illus., 86 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811313462
9789811313455 (Print ed.)
9789811313479 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders - diagnostic imaging
Cerebrovascular Disorders - surgery
Neuroradiography
Radiography, Interventional
Vascular Surgical Procedures - methods
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Neurology
Abstract
Neurointervention is a fast-growing subspecialty, and recent trials have demonstrated its role in ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. This has generated tremendous interest among interventional neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery communities. Nevertheless, formal teaching programmes that provide the required experience are limited, and many early career practitioners are not exposed to the crucial technical details essential to safely performing the procedure before they start practising independently. The book presents 100 characteristic case studies to illustrate the salient technical and clinical issues in decision-making and problem solving during the procedure. This book conveys the “real-world” issues and solutions that are not addressed in detail in most books. As such it is a practical teaching book with useful “tips and tricks” on how to handle specific challenging situations, and is particularly useful for fellows in neurointervention training programmes.
Contents
Part I. Aneurysms -- Part II. Arteriovenous Malformation -- Part III. Stroke and Carotid Disease.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
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Microbiome and Cancer

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Erle S. Robertson, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , 2019.
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This book ventures into a new and exciting area of discovery that directly ties our current knowledge of cancer to the discovery of microorganisms associated with different types of cancers. Recent studies demonstrate that microorganisms are directly linked to the establishment of cancers and that they can also contribute to the initiation, as well as persistence of, the cancers. Microbiome and Cancer covers the current knowledge of microbiome and its association with human cancers. It provides…
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Robertson, Erle S.
Responsibility
Erle S. Robertson, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 401 p.) : 32 illus., 24 illus. in color
Series
Current Cancer Research
Series Title
Current cancer research
ISBN
9783030041557
9783030041540 (Print ed.)
9783030041564 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2584
Subjects (MeSH)
Microbiota
Neoplasms - etiology
Neoplasms - microbiology
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Microbiology
Abstract
This book ventures into a new and exciting area of discovery that directly ties our current knowledge of cancer to the discovery of microorganisms associated with different types of cancers. Recent studies demonstrate that microorganisms are directly linked to the establishment of cancers and that they can also contribute to the initiation, as well as persistence of, the cancers. Microbiome and Cancer covers the current knowledge of microbiome and its association with human cancers. It provides important reading for novices, senior undergraduates in cancer and microbiology, graduate students, junior investigators, residents, fellows and established investigators in the fields of cancer and microbiology. We cover areas related to known, broad concepts in microbiology and how they can relate to the ongoing discoveries of the micro-environment and the changes in the metabolic and physiologic states in that micro-environment, which are important for the ongoing nurturing and survival of the poly-microbial content that dictates activities in that micro-environment. We cover the interactions of microorganisms associated with gastric carcinomas, which are important for driving this particular cancer. Additional areas include oral cancers, skin cancers, ovarian cancers, breast cancers, nasopharyngeal cancers, lung cancers, mesotheliomas, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, glioblastoma multiforme, hepatocellular carcinomas, as well as the inflammatory response related to the infectious agents in cancers. This book covers the metabolic changes that occur because of infection and their support for development of cancers, chronic infection and development of therapeutic strategies for detection and control of the infection. The field of microbiome research has exploded over the last five years, and we are now understanding more and more about the context in which microorganisms can contribute to the onset of cancers in humans. The field of microbiome research has demonstrated that the human body has specific biomes for tissues and that changes in these biomes at the specific organ sites can result in disease. These changes can result in dramatic differences in metabolic shifts that, together with genetic mutations, will produce the perfect niche for establishment of the particular infection programmes in that organ site. We are just beginning to understand what those changes are and how they influence the disease state. Overall, we hope to bring together the varying degrees of fluctuations in the microbiome at the major organ sites and how these changes affect the normal cellular processes because of dysregulation, leading to proliferation of the associated tissues.
Contents
1. Microbiome and human malignancies -- 2. Infection based gastric cancers -- 3. Role of infectious agents on development of esophageal carcinomas -- 4. Viruses and glioblastoma: affliction or opportunity -- 5. The microbiome and its contribution to skin cancer -- 6. The role of the human virome in hematologic malignancies -- 7. Association of microbes with breast cancer -- 8. The microbiome associated with lung cancer -- 9. Mesothelioma and simian virus 40 infection -- 10. Infections related to development of head and neck cancers -- 11. Microbiota, infectious organisms and ovarian cancer -- 12. Hepatocellular cancer induced by infection -- 13. Manipulation of the host immune response by small DNA tumor viruses -- 14. Innate immune pattern recognition and the development of intestinal cancer -- 15. Microbial metabolites in cancer promotion or prevention -- 16. Rapid synthetic DNA vaccine development for emerging infectious disease outbreaks -- 17. Future perspectives: Microbiome, cancer and therapeutic promise.
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Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science

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Pieter Kubben, Michel Dumontier, Andre Dekker, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , 2019.
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This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns. Aspects of predictive modelling using techniques such as classification, regression or clustering, and prediction model validation will be covered in the second section. The third se…
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Kubben, Pieter
Dumontier, Michel
Dekker, Andre
Responsibility
Pieter Kubben, Michel Dumontier, Andre Dekker, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 219 p.) : 45 illus., 35 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319997131
9783319997124 (Print ed.)
9783319997148 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Collection
Data Science
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Medical Informatics
Specialty
Medical Informatics
Abstract
This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns. Aspects of predictive modelling using techniques such as classification, regression or clustering, and prediction model validation will be covered in the second section. The third section covers aspects of (mobile) clinical decision support systems, operational excellence and value-based healthcare. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.
Contents
Part I. Data Collection -- 1. Data Sources -- 2. Data at Scale -- 3. Standards in Healthcare Data -- 4. Research Data Stewardship for Healthcare Professionals -- 5. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a Research Context -- Part II. From Data to Model -- 6. Preparing Data for Predictive Modelling -- 7. Extracting Features from Time Series -- 8. Prediction Modeling Methodology -- 9. Diving Deeper into Models -- 10. Reporting Standards and Critical Appraisal of Prediction Models -- Part III. From Model to Application -- 11. Clinical Decision Support Systems -- 12. Mobile Apps -- 13. Optimizing Care Processes with Operational Excellence & Process Mining -- 14. Value-Based Health Care Supported by Data Science.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice

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Sarah B. Macfarlane, Carla AbouZahr, editors. --London: Palgrave Macmillan , 2019.
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This handbook compiles methods for gathering, organizing and disseminating data to inform policy and manage health systems worldwide. Contributing authors describe national and international structures for generating data and explain the relevance of ethics, policy, epidemiology, health economics, demography, statistics, geography and qualitative methods to describing population health. The reader, whether a student of global health, public health practitioner, programme manager, data analyst o…
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Macfarlane, Sarah B.
Abou Zahr, Carla
Responsibility
Sarah B. Macfarlane, Carla AbouZahr, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xliv, 532 p.) : 41 illus., 39 illus. in color
Series Title
Palgrave handbooks
ISBN
9781137549846
9781137549839 (Print ed.)
9781349715312 (Print ed.)
9781349715305 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Data Analysis
Data Collection - methods
Global Health - statistics & numerical data
Health Planning - methods
Health Policy
Public Health Informatics
Specialty
Data Science
Global Health
Policy
Abstract
This handbook compiles methods for gathering, organizing and disseminating data to inform policy and manage health systems worldwide. Contributing authors describe national and international structures for generating data and explain the relevance of ethics, policy, epidemiology, health economics, demography, statistics, geography and qualitative methods to describing population health. The reader, whether a student of global health, public health practitioner, programme manager, data analyst or policymaker, will appreciate the methods, context and importance of collecting and using global health data.
Contents
Part I. Global Health Data for Policy and Practice -- 1. National Health Systems for Generating and Managing Data for Health -- 2. Indicators for Monitoring Health Targets -- 3. Challenges in Shaping Health Policy with Data -- 4. Challenges in Shaping Health Programmes with Data -- 5. Measure, Inform, Build: Enabling Data-Driven Government Policymaking -- Part II. Major Sources of Global Health Data -- 6. The Population Census: Counting People because They Count -- 7. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics: A Unique Source of Data for Policy -- 8. National Household Surveys: Collecting Data Where People Live -- 9. Health Management Information Systems: Backbone of the Health System -- 10. Public Health Surveillance: A Vital Alert and Response Function -- Part III. Specialised Systems for Global Health Data -- 11. Tracking Health Resources Using National Health Accounts -- 12. Data to Monitor and Manage the Health Workforce -- 13. Mortality Data in Service of Conflict-Affected Populations -- 14. Climate Matters in Health Decision-Making -- 15. Advancing Health Policy Using a Geographic Approach -- Part IV. Methods for Collecting and Analyzing Global Health Data -- 16. Seeking Insight: Using Qualitative Data for Policymaking -- 17. Describing Dynamic Populations: Demographic Data Methods -- 18. Epidemiology for Policy and Programme Management -- 19. Health Economics: Tools to Measure and Maximize Programme Impact -- 20. Tracking Health Outcomes in Space and Time: Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Methods -- 21. Global Health Estimates: Modelling and Predicting Health Outcomes -- Part V Principles and Policies for Managing Global Health Data -- 22. A Matter of Trust: Data Quality and Information Integrity -- 23. Opening Data for Global Health -- 24. Principles and Ethics of Collecting and Managing Health Data -- 25. Global Health Data: An Unfinished Agenda.
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Utiliser de façon optimale la vision qu’il vous reste

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2078
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Il peut être bouleversant de perdre la vue. Vous pourriez ressentir de la peur, de la tristesse ou de la frustration – cela est normal. Cette brochure fournit de l’information et les conseils de professionnels de la santé sur l’adaptation à une perte de vision. On y traite des types de perte de vision, des conseils pour s’y adapter (p. ex., rester en sécurité à la maison, utiliser la technologie d’assistance adaptable). On y fournit des exemples de logiciels, d’applications et d’autres moyens à…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Making the most of your remaining vision
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vision, low
Vision Disorders
Blindness
Subjects (LCSH)
Low vision
Vision disorders
Blindness
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Il peut être bouleversant de perdre la vue. Vous pourriez ressentir de la peur, de la tristesse ou de la frustration – cela est normal. Cette brochure fournit de l’information et les conseils de professionnels de la santé sur l’adaptation à une perte de vision. On y traite des types de perte de vision, des conseils pour s’y adapter (p. ex., rester en sécurité à la maison, utiliser la technologie d’assistance adaptable). On y fournit des exemples de logiciels, d’applications et d’autres moyens à utiliser à la maison. Vous y trouverez aussi des renseignements sur les programmes de soutien de l’Institut national canadien pour les aveugles (INCA), des conseils pour votre famille et vos amis et une liste de ressources.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1998, “Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision”. Losing your sight can be upsetting. You may feel scared, sad, or frustrated – this is normal. This pamphlet provides information and advice from health care professionals on adjusting to vision loss. Topics include: types of vision loss, tips for getting used to vision loss (e.g., staying safe at home, using supportive and adaptable technology). Examples of computer software, apps, and things you can use at home are provided. Information on CNIB support programs, tips for your family and friends, and a resource list is also included.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: SMARTSIGHT™ - Patient Handout, An American Academy of Ophthalmology Initiative in Vision Rehabilitation: “Making the Most of Remaining Vision” (2017)
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Flammer Syndrome : From Phenotype to Associated Pathologies, Prediction, Prevention and Personalisation

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Olga Golubnitschaja, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Unmet healthcare needs of young populations and individuals in suboptimal health conditions are the key issue of currently observed epidemics of non-communicable disorders. Moreover, an unprecedented decrease in the average age of onset of these disorders is recorded. The majority of non-communicable disorders carry a chronic character by progressing over a couple of years from a reversible suboptimal health condition to irreversible pathology with collateral complications. The time-frame betwe…
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Golubnitschaja, Olga
Responsibility
Olga Golubnitschaja, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 376 p.) : 47 illus., 40 illus. in color
Series Vol.
v. 11
Series Title
Advances in predictive, preventive and personalised medicine
ISBN
9783030135508
9783030135492 (Print ed.)
9783030135515 (Print ed.)
9783030135522 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2211-3495
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Precision Medicine
Syndrome
Vascular Diseases - complications
Vascular Diseases - physiopathology
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
Unmet healthcare needs of young populations and individuals in suboptimal health conditions are the key issue of currently observed epidemics of non-communicable disorders. Moreover, an unprecedented decrease in the average age of onset of these disorders is recorded. The majority of non-communicable disorders carry a chronic character by progressing over a couple of years from a reversible suboptimal health condition to irreversible pathology with collateral complications. The time-frame between both conditions is the operational area for predictive diagnosis and identification of persons at risk by innovative screening programmes followed by the most cost-effective personalised treatment possible, namely primary prevention tailored to the person. The book propagates the paradigm change from delayed, costly but frequently ineffective medical services to the holistic approach by predictive, preventive and personalised medicine clearly demonstrating multifaceted benefits to the individual, healthcare sector and society as a whole. The book is focused on the needs of young people: teenagers, adolescents and young adults; regardless of the age, individuals in suboptimal health conditions, who are interested in remaining healthy by optimising their modifiable risk factors – both endogenous and exogenous ones; several patient cohorts demonstrating similar phenotype of Flammer syndrome. The book is based on the multi-professional expertise, scientific excellence and practical experiences of the world-acknowledged experts in Flammer syndrome, predictive diagnostics, targeted prevention and personalised medicine, amongst others. The topic of this book is particularly relevant to general practitioners, experts in non-communicable diseases, phenotyping, genotyping, multilevel diagnostics, targeted prevention, personalised medicine, as well as the readers interested in advancing their health literacy.
Contents
Flammer Syndrome in the Global Context – The “U-Shape” of Health Risks -- General Lessons Learned from Flammer Syndrome -- Flammer Syndrome-Affected Individuals May Be Predisposed to Associated Pathologies Early in Life: Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects -- Flammer Syndrome: Psychological Causes and Consequences of Visual Impairment -- Multiomic Signature of Glaucoma Predisposition in Flammer Syndrome Affected Individuals – Innovative Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Strategies in Disease Management -- Interrelation Between Dry Mouth and Flammer Syndromes: Neglected Risks in Youth and New Concepts of Personalised Prevention -- Specific Symptoms of Flammer Syndrome in Women Suffering from Vaginal Dryness: Individualised Patient Profiles, Risks and Mitigating Measures -- Relevance of Flammer Syndrome to the “Sleep-Wake” Rhythm: Possible Mechanisms, Risks and Preventive Strategies -- Flammer Syndrome and Autoimmune Inflammatory Conditions of the Central Nervous System: Multifactorial Interrelations -- “Young Stroke” Risks Potentially Linked to the Flammer Syndrome Phenotype: Facts and Hypotheses -- Flammer and Sjögren Syndromes: What and Why Is in Common? -- Flammer Syndrome in the Context of Healing Impairments – Facts and Hypotheses for Multi-professional Consideration -- Feeling Cold and Other Underestimated Symptoms of Flammer Syndrome in Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Is Innovative Screening on the Horizon? -- Relevance of Flammer Syndrome Phenotype to Metastatic Breast Cancer: Risks by Pre-metastatic Systemic Hypoxic Environment -- Individualised Patient Profile: Risk Assessment by the Patient’s Self-Report and Potential Clinical Utility of Flammer Syndrome Phenotype -- Triple-Negative Breast Cancer with Pronounced Flammer Syndrome Phenotype – Case Report -- Suboptimal Health Status and Cardiovascular Deficits -- Flammer Syndrome, Disordered Eating and Microbiome: Interrelations, Complexity of Risks and Individual Outcomes -- Nutritional Approach to the Common Symptoms of Flammer Syndrome -- Positive Effects of Acupuncture Benefiting Individuals with Flammer Syndrome and Patients with Associated Pathologies.
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Improving Quality of Care in Family Planning : A Research and Advocacy Agenda for India

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Jay Satia, Kavita Chauhan. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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In this book the authors review initiatives in improving the quality of care for family planning in India and bring them to the broader forum of policy-level discussions. The global Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) framework argues for voluntary rights-based family planning programmes. The rights-based approach builds on the bedrock of quality of care, which means listening to what women want, treating individuals with dignity and respect and ensuring that everyone has access to full information a…
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Satia, Jay
Other Authors
Chauhan, Kavita
Responsibility
Jay Satia, Kavita Chauhan
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 196 p.) : 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811081323
9789811081316 (print ed.)
9789811081330 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Consumer Advocacy
Family Planning Policy
Family Planning Services
Quality Improvement
Quality of Health Care
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Reproductive Medicine
Abstract
In this book the authors review initiatives in improving the quality of care for family planning in India and bring them to the broader forum of policy-level discussions. The global Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) framework argues for voluntary rights-based family planning programmes. The rights-based approach builds on the bedrock of quality of care, which means listening to what women want, treating individuals with dignity and respect and ensuring that everyone has access to full information and high quality care. Improving the quality of care in family planning services in a country like India is crucial from individual, national and global considerations. This book critically discusses and evaluates the various interventions undertaken so far and the reasons for success and failure. It also synthesizes current research studies in India, identifies gaps and presents a research agenda to bridge this gap and accelerate progress towards improving quality of care in family planning. It presents a comprehensive framework that underscores the importance of health systems and community environments in creating enabling, motivating and empowering roles for providers and clients. The examples and perspectives presented in this book make a strong case for adoption into policy frameworks and scaling up of quality of care efforts, and identifying research priorities for strengthening the response to family planning. This book greatly contributes towards enhancing the quality of family planning care at the grass-roots level in low resource settings and is of interest to researchers and practitioners of public health, particularly community health, maternal and child health, and social work.
Contents
1. The Need to Improve Quality of Care in India’s Family Planning -- 2. What is Quality? Quality of Care Frameworks -- 3. Steps Taken by the Government of India to Improve Quality of Care -- 4. Steps Taken by NGOs and the Private Sector to Improve Quality of Care -- 5. Review of Research Studies -- 6. Consensus Building on Quality of Care Priorities -- 7. Operationalizing the Action and Advocacy Agenda for Quality of Care -- 8. Developing a Research Agenda for Accelerating Progress on Improving Quality of Care -- 9. Enhancing Demand for Quality of Care in Family Planning -- Annexure 1: Delphi Questionnaire -- Annexure 2: Clients at the Centre of Quality of Care -- Annexure 3: Community Engagement for Demanding Quality of Care in Family Planning -- Annexure 4: Interventions/Research for Creating Demand for Quality of Care by Clients -- Annexure 5: Enhancing Programme Accountability for Quality of Care -- Annexure 6: Evidence-Based Advocacy to Support Demand for Quality of Care.
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Living with Chronic Disease : Measuring Important Patient-Reported Outcomes

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Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek. --Singapore: Adis , c2018.
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This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstr…
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Kamudoni, Paul
Other Authors
Johns, Nutjaree
Salek, Sam
Responsibility
Paul Kamudoni, Nutjaree Johns, Sam Salek
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Adis
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 165 p.) : 14 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811084140
9789811084133 (print ed.)
9789811084157 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Patient Reported Outcome Assessment
Quality of Life
Specialty
Patient Care
Abstract
This book serves as a roadmap for the development and application of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, supporting beginners through to experts, as a practical guide. To elucidate on key concepts in the book, examples from clinical research in hyperhidrosis and health-related quality of life and medicines clinical development context, are used. Health-related quality of life represents one of the most commonly measured PROs in both routine clinical practice and research. The book demonstrates the importance of PROs to patients with chronic disease and how such outcomes can assist clinicians in managing patients and monitoring their response to treatment in terms of both symptoms and impacts. This book will benefit readers as a single-source practical guide on the development of modern PRO measures and may also serve as a blueprint for the conceptualization and planning of evidence generation related to PROs in various settings. Ideas and suggestions on how to navigate recent developments shaping the field of PRO measurement are also offered. Dr Paul Kamudoni (PhD MSc.) is a Scientific Associate Director in the Global Evidence and Value Development—R&D department at Merck KgaA in Darmstadt (Germany) where he leads the Centre of Excellence for Patient Reported Outcomes. Dr Kamudoni trained as a Pharmacoeconomist and a Clinical Outcome Measurement Scientist at Cardiff University. In his day to day work, he is involved in the development and validation of PRO measures, and the design and integration of PRO endpoints in clinical trials and other types of studies. He maintains an active research interest in methodological issues in the integration of electronic health records with prospective PRO assessments, and the application of item response theory in PRO measurement among others. Dr Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns (PhD PharmD) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and melatonin research group, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She has held a number of academic positions both in Thailand and abroad, including a fellowship at the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) (Olympia, WA, USA). Dr Johns has an expertise in cancer care and quality of life (QoL) research and collaborates with several cancer centres in Northeastern Thailand. She has developed and tested a number of PRO measures including cross-cultural adaptation into the Thai language. Dr Johns is also a principal investigator in many clinical trials investigating the effects of disease or interventions on QoL of cancer patients. She has been a recipient of several prestigious awards including Scholarship for Developing Country, International Society for Quality of Life Research and the Doyle Prize: Postgraduate section, Palliative Medicine Journal. Professor Sam Salek (PhD RPh FFPM FRPS MCMS FESCP) is Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, visiting Professor at the Estate of Hessen, Germany, and Director of the Institute for Medicines Development, Cardiff, UK. Professor Salek's research focuses mainly on four areas: development and application of PRO measures; drug safety evaluation and pharmacovigilance; pharmacoeconomics and economic evaluation of healthcare; and pharmaceutical regulation & medicines development in the mature and emerging markets. He has published 22 books and 600+ journal articles and abstracts. Professor Salek is a member of five Editorial Boards and an active member of several societies.
Contents
Part I: A New Roadmap for Development of a PRO Measure -- 1. Overview -- 2. Approaches to the Development and Use of PRO Measures: A New roadmap -- Part II: An Illustration of the New PRO Measure Development Roadmap Using Research in Hyperhidrosis as A Practical Example -- 3. Conceptualisation and Qualitative Development of a PRO Measure -- 4. Content Validation by Patients and Experts: Is the PRO Measure Fit for Purpose? -- 5. Applying Modern Test Theory in PRO Measure Development: Rasch Modelling -- 6. Assessing the Performance of PRO Measures Against Expectations: Psychometric Evaluation -- Part III: Practical Considerations When Applying PRO Measures -- 7. Integrating Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials, Routine Clinical Practice and Medicines Development Programmes.
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Nursing Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer : Developing Knowledge, Competence and Best Practice

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edited by Pia Riis Olsen, Sam Smith. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2018.
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This book describes and explains how caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA) has developed into what is now a recognized and distinct field of nursing practice. It captures current innovative nursing practices and interventions which have developed over the past 25 years across the globe and are supported by research and evidence achieved in many European and international oncology settings. By outlining and describing educational needs of the AYA cancer nursing profession, th…
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Olsen, Pia Riis
Smith, Sam
Responsibility
edited by Pia Riis Olsen, Sam Smith
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 238 p.) : 25 illus., 20 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319735559
9783319735542 (print ed.)
9783319735566 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Neoplasms - nursing
Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Nurse's Role
Young Adult
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine
Medical Oncology
Nursing
Abstract
This book describes and explains how caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA) has developed into what is now a recognized and distinct field of nursing practice. It captures current innovative nursing practices and interventions which have developed over the past 25 years across the globe and are supported by research and evidence achieved in many European and international oncology settings. By outlining and describing educational needs of the AYA cancer nursing profession, this book supports its education and professional development for the nursing profession and serves to develop and disseminate nurses' competencies worldwide. During the last decade, AYA have gained increased attention in healthcare. Today, it is recognized that AYA with cancer have distinct needs that are different to both children and older adults. Young people are in a unique developmental and transitional phase of their lives; thus, their treatment, perspectives and experie nces have been addressed in research and the body of knowledge is growing accordingly. Some books are available that describe AYA cancer care, service delivery and aspects of age appropriate care but this volume will be the first to focus on how nurses contribute to AYA cancer care in practice. It will appeal to the AYA clinical nurses in cancer care, as well as to multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals who support formal nursing education programmes, training and development in practice.
Contents
Preface -- Introduction. Beyond No Man's Land - The development of AYA Cancer Nursing -- Part 1. History of the speciality and AYA nursing competence development -- Chapter 1. The Development of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Nursing - The UK Experience -- Chapter 2. A personal reflection of my leadership journey in AYA Nursing (a case study) -- Chapter 3. Educating and developing AYA Cancer Nurses -- Chapter 4. Exploring professional boundaries in AYA nursing care -- Part 2. Approaches, Interventions and Innovations in AYA cancer nursing -- Chapter 5. Communication with young people with cancer about sensitive topics -- Chapter 6. Balancing risk with resilience: Using holistic psychosocial screening and assessment tools effectively with adolescents and young adults with cancer -- Chapter 7. Cancer rehabilitation of adolescents and young adults -- Chapter 8. Network focused nursing and network meetings in AYA cancer care -- Chapter 9. The Dutch AYA Outpatient Clinic: support and counselling during and after cancer treatment -- Chapter 10. Transition for adolescents and young adults with cancer -- Chapter 11. Nurse Led Ambulatory care -- Part 3. Aspects and challenges for future AYA cancer nursing -- Chapter 12. Challenges for nursing -- Chapter 13. Leadership and the future development of AYA services.
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Integrated Diabetes Care : A Multidisciplinary Approach

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David Simmons, Helmut Wenzel, Janice C. Zgibor, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book collates evidence of worldwide approaches to both horizontal integration (across disciplines) and vertical integration (across organizations) in diabetes care and describe what was done, what worked and what appeared to be the barriers to achieving the goals of the programmes. Evidence is sought from groups who have developed different approaches to integrating diabetes care in different health systems (such as insurance vs taxpayer funded, single vs multiple organization, published v…
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Simmons, David
Wenzel, Helmut
Zgibor, Janice C
Responsibility
David Simmons, Helmut Wenzel, Janice C. Zgibor, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : 71 illus., 57 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319133898
9783319133881 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - Integrated
Diabetes Mellitus - therapy
Abstract
This book collates evidence of worldwide approaches to both horizontal integration (across disciplines) and vertical integration (across organizations) in diabetes care and describe what was done, what worked and what appeared to be the barriers to achieving the goals of the programmes. Evidence is sought from groups who have developed different approaches to integrating diabetes care in different health systems (such as insurance vs taxpayer funded, single vs multiple organization, published vs unpublished). A final chapter brings the evidence together for a final discussion about what seems to work and what does not. Integrated Diabetes Care - A Multidisciplinary Approach showcases innovative approaches to diabetes, showing the reader new ways by which problems are addressed and their putative outcomes.
Contents
1. An Introduction to Integrated Care and Diabetes Integrated Care -- 2. Integrating Outpatient Care the Toyota Way: An Individualized Multidisciplinary Team-Care Model for Diabetes Care Delivery -- 3. Approaches to Integrated Diabetes Care: United States: San Francisco -- 4. A Primary Healthcare System Approach to Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes in People with Diabetes: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Experience -- 5. Integrated Diabetes Care in Hong Kong: From Research to Practice to Policy -- 6. Approaches to Integrated Diabetes Care: A South African Approach -- 7. English Approaches to Integrated Diabetes Care: The East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Diabetes Integrated Care Initiative: A Multiple Provider Approach -- 8. UK Approaches to Integrated Diabetes Care: Derby - Joint Venture Model Under the NHS -- 9. Integrated Diabetes Care: Coventry and Warwickshire Approach -- 10. Integrated Diabetes Care in Germany: Triple Aim in Gesundes Kinzigtal -- 11. Approaches to Integrated Diabetes Care in the Netherlands -- 12. Integrated Diabetes Care in Sweden -- 13. Integrated Diabetes Care for Adults with Diabetes: A Patient Organisation Perspective -- 14. Training for Diabetes Integrated Care: A Diabetes Specialist Physician Perspective from the English NHS -- 15. Diabetes Integrated Care: Are We There Yet?.
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?

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Wolfgang Gaebel, Wulf Rössler, Norman Sartorius, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes ado…
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Gaebel, Wolfgang
Rössler, Wulf
Sartorius, Norman
Responsibility
Wolfgang Gaebel, Wulf Rössler, Norman Sartorius, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 656 pages) : 37 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319278391
9783319278377 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders
Social Discrimination - Prevention & Control
Social Stigma
Abstract
This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Stigma and Discrimination: Different Perspectives -- Part II: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Programs in Different Parts of the World -- Part III: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Strategic Considerations -- Part IV: "Fighting" Stigma and Discrimination: Commentaries -- Part V: Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination: Recent Programmatic and Contexual Approaches -- Conclusion and Recommendations for Future Action.
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Safe at Home with Assistive Technology

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Ingrid Kollak, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book describes how assistive technology can help handicapped, elderly and acutely sick people to manage their daily lives better and stay safe in the home. It discusses how safety is understood from an ethical, technical and social perspective, and offers examples of the problems that users, their helpers and professional carers have with assistive technology in everyday situations. The book provides insights from user-centred research and uses photographs to illustrate the main topic: how…
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Kollak, Ingrid
Responsibility
Ingrid Kollak, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 230 pages) : 48 illus., 29 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428901
9783319428895 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidents, Home - prevention & control
Quality of Life
Safety Management
Self-Help Devices
Abstract
This book describes how assistive technology can help handicapped, elderly and acutely sick people to manage their daily lives better and stay safe in the home. It discusses how safety is understood from an ethical, technical and social perspective, and offers examples of the problems that users, their helpers and professional carers have with assistive technology in everyday situations. The book provides insights from user-centred research and uses photographs to illustrate the main topic: how users and technology can work together to ensure safety. User-focused and combining experience with research, the book will interest users of these kinds of technology, health professionals who might introduce and/or prescribe them, engineers who develop and sell assistive technological gadgets, and architects who build safe homes – as well as researchers and students who work in these fields. It provides an overview of the existing technology, examines ways to test its effectiveness from the point of view of users, health professionals and researchers from different fields (architecture, education, engineering, facility management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, rehabilitative medicine, physiotherapy, social science and speech therapy), and lists useful addresses, websites and literature
Contents
1. Prerequisites: Assistive Technologies Between User Centered Assistance and ‘Technicalization’ -- 2. Living Safely and Actively in and Around the Home: Four Applied Examples from Avatars and Ambient Cubes to Active Walkers -- 3. Using Gaze Control for Communication and Environment Control: How to Find a Good Position and Start Working -- 4. Caring TV—for Older People with Multimorbidity Living Alone: Positive Feedback from Users in Berlin and Rural Mecklenburg-West Pomerania -- 5. Arm Rehabilitation at Home for People with Stroke: Staying Safe: Encouraging Results from the Co-designed LifeCIT Programme -- 6. Telemonitoring in Home Care: Creating the Potential for a Safer Life at Home -- 7. Empowering the Elderly and Promoting Active Ageing Through the Internet: The Benefit of e-inclusion Programmes -- 8. Use and Development of New Technologies in Public Welfare Services: A User-Centred Approach Using Step by Step Communication for Problem Solving -- 9. Parents’ Experiences of Caring for a Ventilator-Dependent Child: A Review of the Literature -- 10. Evaluation and Outcomes of Assistive Technologies in an Outpatient Setting: A Technical-Nursing Science Approach -- 11. Assistive Technology for People with Dementia: Ethical Considerations.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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