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About the ‘End of Treatment’ Bell

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IWK. Hematology / Oncology, IWK. Nephrology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1130
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The Hematology, Oncology and Nephrology service at the IWK recognizes that the journey of a life-threatening illness is a hard one, with many challenges and adjustments along the way. Because of this, the team has an ‘End of Treatment’ bell. The bell is there for children and youth to ring at milestone moments. Ringing the bell means that a child or youth has finished their course of treatment and is ready for the next chapter of their life.
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IWK. Hematology / Oncology
IWK. Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Inpatients - psychology
Psychology, Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Child psychology
Children--Hospital care
Hospital patients--Psychology
Abstract
The Hematology, Oncology and Nephrology service at the IWK recognizes that the journey of a life-threatening illness is a hard one, with many challenges and adjustments along the way. Because of this, the team has an ‘End of Treatment’ bell. The bell is there for children and youth to ring at milestone moments. Ringing the bell means that a child or youth has finished their course of treatment and is ready for the next chapter of their life.
Responsibility
IWK Hematology / Oncology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1130
Zone
All Zones
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The anatomy of hope : how people prevail in the face of illness

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Groopman, Jerome. --New York, NY: Random House , 2004.
Call Number
WB 880 G876a 2004
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 880 G876a 2004
Author
Groopman, Jerome
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Random House
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
248 p.
ISBN
0375506381
Subjects (MeSH)
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Mental Healing
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pets
Patients - psychology
Patient Comfort
Subjects (LCSH)
Service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs
Guide dogs
Abstract
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1954
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The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment : Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment

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Rocco Palumbo. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in …
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Author
Palumbo, Rocco
Responsibility
Rocco Palumbo
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 85 pages) : 11 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319583440
9783319583433 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Literacy
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Abstract
Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in service design and delivery as well as pitfalls and risks to patient and system when goals and input are mismatched. The book also translates concepts into practice with guidelines for empowerment strategies at the provider and organization levels to improve patient outcomes and system sustainability. Included in the coverage: Empowering healthcare organizations to empower patients; A re-design of the patient-provider partnership; Patient empowerment: a requisite for sustainability; The risks of value co-destruction in service systems; The need for enlightening and managing the dark side of patient empowerment; Disentangling the relationship between individual health literacy and patient empowerment. Straightforwardly written as a call for proactive change, The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment is an illuminating text for scholars interested in patient empowerment and patient engagement, policymakers and managers operating in the healthcare field, and healthcare and social care providers.
Contents
1. Contextualizing Patient Empowerment -- 2. The Bright Side of Patient Empowerment -- 3. The Dark Side of Patient Empowerment -- 4. The Role of Health Literacy in Empowering Patients.
Format
e-Book
Location
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Cancer and distress

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anxiety - prevention & control
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psychological Distress
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety--Prevention
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Distress (Psychology)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of completing the questionnaire.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer related brain fog

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Radiation Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Cancer-related brain fog
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Neoplasms - complications
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer patients and survivors can be frustrated by the mental cloudiness they notice before, during, and after cancer treatment. This common cancer side effect is called Brain Fog or Chemo Brain. The term Chemo Brain can be misleading as chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems. This pamphlet explains what brain fog is, what causes it, the risk factors for brain fog, and what you can do to manage it. A list of resources for further information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4029
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Cultural and religious sensitivity : a pocket guide for health care professionals

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Geri-Ann Galanti. (3rd ed.) --Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources , c2018.
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Online
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Author
Galanti, Geri-Ann
Responsibility
Geri-Ann Galanti
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Oak Brook, IL
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781635850468
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency
Cultural Diversity
Cultural Characteristics
Patients - psychology
Ethnic Groups - psychology
Minority Groups
United States
Specialty
Social Medicine
Sociology, Medical
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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The Difficult Hair Loss Patient : Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions

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Ralph M. Trüeb. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians ex…
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Author
Trüeb, Ralph M
Responsibility
Ralph M. Trüeb
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 331 p. : 128 illus., 121 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319197012
9783319197005 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia - therapy
Mental Disorders
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Abstract
You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals. This book offers a detailed guide that goes beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians experienced in the basic management of hair loss with the additional know-how they need to master the ultimate challenge of difficult hair loss patients. First, the prerequisites for successful management of hair loss are reviewed--basically, making a diagnosis and understanding the patient and his or her problem. Then, guidelines on the management of difficult dermatologic conditions and of psychopathological disorders associated with hair loss are provided. Lastly, important aspects of follow-up are covered, specifically the problems of adverse effects, patient non-compliance, and their management, before concluding with exemplary case studies of successful treatment of alopecia and related conditions.
Contents
Introduction: Defining the Difficult Hair Loss Patient -- Prerequisites for Successful Management of Hair Loss -- Patient Expectation Management -- The Difficult Dermatologic Condition -- Psychopathological Disorders -- Tackling Side-Effects -- Patient Non Compliance -- Optimizing Therapy Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine -- Exemplary Case Studies of Successful Treatments -- Epilogue: Faith Healing.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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The Elephant in the Room : Stories About Cancer Patients and their Doctors

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Jonathan Waxman. --London: Springer , c2012.
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The Elephant in the Room is a collection of real life short stories about cancer patients and their doctors. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read. With humour and empathy, Jonathan Waxman explores the human side of cancer.
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Author
Waxman, Jonathan
Responsibility
Jonathan Waxman
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 264 p.)
ISBN
9780857298959
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Science (General)
Oncology
Abstract
The Elephant in the Room is a collection of real life short stories about cancer patients and their doctors. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read. With humour and empathy, Jonathan Waxman explores the human side of cancer.
Contents
Rick's Big Adventure -- All My Trials -- Snake Oil and Chips -- Smoker's Cough -- Conference with Counsel -- Coming Through -- Here's Harry -- Why Me? -- How Do They Know What I've Got? -- Doctors and Cancer: Firewall.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Head and Neck Cancer : Psychological and Psychosocial Effects

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Christopher E. Fundakowski, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This volume serves to help readers understand and address factors that contribute to the psychological distress and negative self-perception of patients with head and neck cancer to improve their quality of life. It explores many of these issues in depth, such as the trends in diagnosis of head and neck cancer, disfigurement, advances and outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, long-term quality of life and functional outcomes, issues related to cancer pain, importance and impact o…
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Other Authors
Fundakowski, Christopher E.
Responsibility
Christopher E. Fundakowski, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 234 p.) : 28 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030278816
9783030278809 (Print ed.)
9783030278823 (Print ed.)
9783030278830 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psycho-Oncology
Quality of Life
Specialty
Psycho-Oncology
Abstract
This volume serves to help readers understand and address factors that contribute to the psychological distress and negative self-perception of patients with head and neck cancer to improve their quality of life. It explores many of these issues in depth, such as the trends in diagnosis of head and neck cancer, disfigurement, advances and outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, long-term quality of life and functional outcomes, issues related to cancer pain, importance and impact of nutrition, how reconstructive advances effect functional outcomes, the impact of cancer recurrence, and financial consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Head and Neck Cancer: Psychological and Psychosocial Effects will help otolaryngologists, oncologists, surgeons, psychologists and healthcare professionals define the unique issues associated with the HNC patient population, discuss pertinent data, outline key aspects of high quality care in this population, and to draw attention to necessary future investigations and developments.
Contents
Trends in Head and Neck Cancer -- Treatment Related Patient Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer -- Quality of Life Implications in Head and Neck Cancer -- Mental Health in Head and Neck Cancer -- Disfigurement -- Impact of Communication and Swallowing Dysfunction -- The Impact of Nutrition on Patient Outcomes -- The Impact of Pain -- Considerations in Advanced and Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer -- Financial Impact of Cancer Treatment -- Instruments for Quality of Life and Mental Health Assessment -- Multidisciplinary Care -- The Role of Importance of the Head Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator -- In Their Words.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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How to unlock difficult medical encounters : dealing with 'difficult' patients

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Al Imari. --[s.l.]: MedInfo Consulting , c2013.
Call Number
W 62 I31 2013
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 62 I31 2013
Author
Imari, Al
Responsibility
Al Imari
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
MedInfo Consulting
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
45 p.
ISBN
9780978269649
Subjects (MeSH)
Physician-Patient Relations
Patients - psychology
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The Challenging Patient -- Chapter 3. How to Control Difficult Patients -- Chapter 4. Difficult Issues.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Illness & healing : images of cancer

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Pope, Robert, 1956-1992. (25th anniversary edition) --Hantsport, NS: Robert Pope Foundation , 2018.
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Location
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The 25th edition of Robert’s book features an Introduction by hospital chaplain David Maginley and a biographical essay on Robert by his brother and Foundation president, Doug Pope. Also featured is an essay on the insightful patient perspectives Robert’s book presents to the medical profession by Dr. Jock Murray, former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie Medical School.
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Author
Pope, Robert, 1956-1992
Other Authors
Maginley, David
Murray, T. J.
Pope, Douglas,1960-
Other Authors
Robert Pope Foundation
Edition
25th anniversary edition
Alternate Title
Illness and healing
Place of Publication
Hantsport, NS
Publisher
Robert Pope Foundation
Date of Publication
2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (iv, 186 pages) : illustrations (some colour)
Subjects (MeSH)
Medicine in Art
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer in art
Specialty
Art
Pastoral Care
Notes
Originally published: 1991.
Abstract
The 25th edition of Robert’s book features an Introduction by hospital chaplain David Maginley and a biographical essay on Robert by his brother and Foundation president, Doug Pope. Also featured is an essay on the insightful patient perspectives Robert’s book presents to the medical profession by Dr. Jock Murray, former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie Medical School.
Access
Free PDF download
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Biography
Pictorial Works
Location
Online
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Illness & healing : images of cancer

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by Robert Pope. --Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press , 1991.
Call Number
WZ 330 P826 1991
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WZ 330 P826 1991
Author
Pope, Robert, 1956-1992
Responsibility
by Robert Pope
Alternate Title
Illness and healing
Place of Publication
Hantsport, NS
Publisher
Lancelot Press
Date of Publication
1991
Physical Description
129 p.
ISBN
0889994803
Subjects (MeSH)
Medicine in Art
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer in art
Format
Book
Publication Type
Biography
Pictorial Works
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Illness & healing : images of cancer

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by Robert Pope. (10th Anniversary) --Hantsport, NS: Lancelot Press , c1998.
Call Number
QZ 201 .P66 1998
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
QZ 201 .P66 1998
Author
Pope, Robert, 1956-1992
Responsibility
by Robert Pope
Edition
10th Anniversary
Alternate Title
Illness and healing
Place of Publication
Hantsport, NS
Publisher
Lancelot Press
Date of Publication
c1998
Physical Description
140 p. : ill. (some col.)
ISBN
0889996253
Subjects (MeSH)
Medicine in Art
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer in art
Format
Book
Publication Type
Biography
Pictorial Works
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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[In French] À propos de la cloche de fin de traitement

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IWK. Hematology / Oncology, IWK. Nephrology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1130-FR
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Le service d’hématologie, d’oncologie et de néphrologie du IWK sait que le cheminement pour traiter une maladie extrêmement grave est difficile. Il y a de nombreux défis à relever et ajustements à faire durant ce cheminement. C’est pour cette raison que le service a une cloche de fin de traitement. La cloche est là pour que les enfants et les jeunes la fassent sonner lors de moments marquants. Sonner la cloche signifie qu’un enfant ou un jeune a fini sa série de traitements et qu’il est prêt à…
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IWK. Hematology / Oncology
IWK. Nephrology
Alternate Title
About the ‘End of Treatment’ Bell
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Inpatients - psychology
Psychology, Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Child psychology
Children--Hospital care
Hospital patients--Psychology
Abstract
Le service d’hématologie, d’oncologie et de néphrologie du IWK sait que le cheminement pour traiter une maladie extrêmement grave est difficile. Il y a de nombreux défis à relever et ajustements à faire durant ce cheminement. C’est pour cette raison que le service a une cloche de fin de traitement. La cloche est là pour que les enfants et les jeunes la fassent sonner lors de moments marquants. Sonner la cloche signifie qu’un enfant ou un jeune a fini sa série de traitements et qu’il est prêt à entreprendre une nouvelle étape de sa vie. / The Hematology, Oncology and Nephrology service at the IWK recognizes that the journey of a life-threatening illness is a hard one, with many challenges and adjustments along the way. Because of this, the team has an ‘End of Treatment’ bell. The bell is there for children and youth to ring at milestone moments. Ringing the bell means that a child or youth has finished their course of treatment and is ready for the next chapter of their life.
Responsibility
IWK Hematology / Oncology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1130-FR
Zone
All Zones
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Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care : Clinical, Ethical and Legal Challenges

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Birgit Völlm, Peter Braun, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book provides an overview of forensic psychiatry, focusing on the provision of care in Europe as well as the legal and ethical challenges posed by long-term stays in forensic settings. Forensic psychiatric services provide care and treatment for mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) in secure in-patient facilities as well as in the community. These services are high-cost/low-volume services; they pose significant restrictions on patients and hence raise considerable ethical challenges. Ther…
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Other Authors
Völlm, Birgit
Braun, Peter
Responsibility
Birgit Völlm, Peter Braun, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 343 p.) : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030125943
9783030125936 (Print ed.)
9783030125950 (Print ed.)
9783030125967 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Forensic Psychiatry
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Long-Term Care - ethics
Patients - psychology
Prisoners - psychology
Other Subjects
Europe
Specialty
Forensic Sciences
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book provides an overview of forensic psychiatry, focusing on the provision of care in Europe as well as the legal and ethical challenges posed by long-term stays in forensic settings. Forensic psychiatric services provide care and treatment for mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) in secure in-patient facilities as well as in the community. These services are high-cost/low-volume services; they pose significant restrictions on patients and hence raise considerable ethical challenges. There is no agreed-upon standard for length of stay (LoS) in secure settings and patients’ detainment periods vary considerably across countries and even within the same jurisdiction. Thus far, little research has been conducted to identify factors associated with length of stay; consequently, it remains unclear how services should be configured to meet the needs of this patient group. This volume fills some of those gaps. Furthermore, it presents new research on factors associated with length of stay, both patient-related and organisational. Various approaches to the provision of care for long-term patients in different countries are explored, including a few best practise examples in this specific area of psychiatry. The book also addresses the perspective of those working in forensic care by reviewing quality-of-life research and interviews with patients. The authors of this volume come from a range of professional backgrounds, ensuring a certain breadth and depth in the topic discussion, and even includes patients themselves as (co-)authors.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. The Context -- 2. Asylums and Deinstitutionalization: The Penrose Hypothesis in the Twenty-First Century -- 3. Challenges in Comparing Health-Care Systems Across Different Countries -- 4. Long Stay in Europe: A Systems-Oriented Approach -- 5. Ethical Aspects of Long-Stay Forensic Psychiatric Care -- 6. Prevalence and Characteristics of Long-Stay Patients: Results from a Study in England -- Part II. Clinical Aspects of Long-Stay -- 7. Recovery and Strength-Based Practice in Long-Term Forensic Psychiatry -- 8. How to Measure Progress in Forensic Care -- 9. Enhancing Protective Factors in the Management of Violence Risk in Long-Term Psychiatric Care -- 10. Quality of Life in Long-Term Clinical Forensic Psychiatry -- 11. Occupational Therapy with Long-Stay Service Users -- 12. Challenges in the Treatment of Sex Offenders -- 13. Long-Stay and Ageing -- 14. The Experience of Long-Stay in Secure Psychiatric Hospitals in the UK: The Patient Perspective -- 15. Forensic Carers and Secure Inpatient Services -- Part III. Service Models and Alternative Provision -- 16. Long-Term Forensic Psychiatric Care: The Dutch Perspective -- 17. Long-Stay Services in German Forensic Settings -- 18. Forensic Psychiatric Care in Belgium -- 19. Challenges in the Provision of Forensic Services in the Baltic States -- 20. Complementary Model of Long-Term Care in Poland as a Result of the Political Transformation, Law Reform and Service Changes in Forensic Psychiatry -- 21. History and Organization of Long-Stay Forensic Care in Croatia -- 22. The Closure of Forensic Psychiatric Institutions in Italy -- 23. Attitudinal and Organisational Barriers to the Introduction of Long-Stay Services.
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e-Book
Location
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Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry

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Theodore A. Stern ... [et al.]. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier , c2010.
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Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and chi…
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Stern, Theodore A
Responsibility
Theodore A. Stern ... [et al.]
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Handbook of general hospital psychiatry
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Saunders/Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 729 p.)
ISBN
9781437719277 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders
Patients - psychology
Psychology, Medical
Referral and Consultation
Subjects (LCSH)
Psychiatric consultation
Patients - Mental health
Sick - Psychology
Mental Disorders
Hospitalization
Patients - psychology
Psychology, Medical
Referral and Consultation
Abstract
Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details youd expect from a textbook. Understand and manage the psychological impact of chronic medical problems, life-threatening diseases, disfigurement, and more. Effectively manage difficult patients, including those with hypochondriacal and conversion disorders
Contents
Beginnings: psychosomatic medicine and consultation psychiatry in the general hospital / Thomas P. Hackett ... [et al.] -- Approach to consultation psychiatry: assessment strategies / John Querques and Theodore A. Stern -- The doctor-patient relationship / Christopher Gordon, Margot Philips, and Eugene V. Beresin -- The psychiatric interview / Eugene V. Beresin, Margot Phillips, and Christopher Gordon -- Functional neuroanatomy and the neurologic examination / Anthony P. Weiss and Stephan Heckers -- Limbic music / George B. Murray and Nicholas Kontos -- Psychological and neuropsychological assessment / Mark A. Blais, Sheila M. O'Keefe, and Dennis K. Norman -- Diagnostic rating scales and laboratory tests / Joshua L. Roffman, Benjamin C. Silverman, and Theodore A. Stern -- Mood-disordered patients / Paolo Cassano ... [et al.] -- Delirious patients / Jason P. Caplan ... [et al.] -- Demented patients / William E. Falk and Ilse R. Wiechers -- Psychotic patients / Oliver Freudenreich and Donald C. Goff -- Anxious patients / Mark H. Pollack ... [et al.] -- Alcoholic patients: acute and chronic / Julie D. Ross, David R. Gastfriend, and John A. Renner, Jr. -- Drug-addicted patients / John A. Renner, Jr., Julie D. Ross, and David R. Gastfriend -- Functional somatic symptoms, deception syndromes, and somatoform disorders / Ilana M. Braun ... [et al.] -- Patients with an eating disorder / Anne E. Becker ... [et al.] -- Pain patients / Shamim H. Nejad and Menekse Alpay -- Patients with neurologic conditions I. / Jeff C. Huffman ... [et al.] -- Patients with neurologic conditions II. / Shamim H. Nejad ... [et al.] -- Catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and serotonin syndrome / Gregory L. Fricchione ... [et al.] -- Patients with disordered sleep / Patrick Smallwood, Davin K. Quinn, and Theodore A. Stern -- The psychiatric management of patients with cardiac disease / Guy Maytal ... [et al.] -- Sexual disorders and sexual dysfunction / Linda C. Shafer -- Organ failure and transplantation / Owen S. Surman and Laura M. Prager -- Patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome / BJ Beck, Oliver Freudenreich, and Jonathan L. Worth -- Patients with cancer / Ilana M. Braun, William F. Pirl, and Donna B. Greenberg -- Burn patients / Megan Moore Brennan ... [et al.] -- Chronic medical illness and rehabilitation / Guy Maytal ... [et al.] -- Intensive care unit patients / John Querques and Theodore A. Stern -- Genetics and psychiatry / Daniel H. Ebert ... [et al.] -- Coping with illness and psychotherapy of the medically ill / Steven C. Schlozman ... [et al.] -- Electroconculsive therapy in the general hospital / Charles A. Welch, Carlos Fernandez-Robles, and Cristina Cusin -- Psychopharmacology in the medical setting / Jonathan R. Stevens ... [et al.] -- Psychopharmacological management of children and adolescents / Boris A. Lorberg and Jefferson B. Prince -- Behavioral medicine / Brian A. Palmer, Lisa Scharff, and Bruce J. Masek -- Complementary medicine and natural medications / Felicia A. Smith and David Mischoulon -- Difficult patients / Daniel J. Zimmerman and James E. Groves -- Emergency psychiatry / Jennifer M. Park ... [et al.] -- Care of the suicidal patient / Rebecca W. Brendel ... [et al.] -- Care at the end of life / Rebecca W. Brendel -- Pediatric consultation / Brian P. Kurtz, Anna C. Muriel, and Annah N. Abrams -- Consultation to parents with serious medical illness: parenting at a challenging time / Kristin S. Russell and Paula K. Rauch -- Care of the geriatric patient / M. Cornelia Cremens and Ilse R. Wiechers -- Aggressive and impulsive patients / Guy Maytal and Kathy M. Sanders -- Psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period / Betty Wang ... [et al.] -- Culture and psychiatry / David C. Henderson -- Legal aspects of consultation / Ronald Schouten and Rebecca W. Brendel -- Collaborative care: psychiatry and primary care / BJ Beck -- Coping with the rigors of psychiatric practice / Abigail L. Donovan, Edward Messner, and Theodore A. Stern -- Billing, documentation, and cost-effectiveness of consultation / Nicholas Kontos, Robert M. Stern, and Theodore A. Stern -- Quality assurance and quality improvement on a psychiatric consultation service / Anthony P. Weiss and Theodore A. Stern -- Psychiatric research in the general hospital / Adrienne O. van Nieuwenhuizen and Dan V. Iosifescu -- Medical psychiatry and its future / Benjamin C. Silverman
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The Non-Disclosing Patient : A Clinician's Guide

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Alexander Lerman. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This volume is to examine the phenomena of non-disclosure in its wide ranging forms, study its properties, and to deepen the capacity of a mental health professional --as well as all clinicians who provide mental health counseling -- to detect and engage it across a range of clinical settings. Unengaged, sustained DND represents an impasse that is destructive to a clinician’s capacity to both understand and treat a patient. Successfully engaged, on the other hand, DND offers a unique perspectiv…
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Author
Lerman, Alexander
Responsibility
Alexander Lerman.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 245 p.)
ISBN
9783030486143
9783030486136 (Print ed.)
9783030486150 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Interview, Psychological
Patients - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Psychology, Clinical
Self Disclosure
Specialty
Psychology, Clinical
Psychiatry
Abstract
This volume is to examine the phenomena of non-disclosure in its wide ranging forms, study its properties, and to deepen the capacity of a mental health professional --as well as all clinicians who provide mental health counseling -- to detect and engage it across a range of clinical settings. Unengaged, sustained DND represents an impasse that is destructive to a clinician’s capacity to both understand and treat a patient. Successfully engaged, on the other hand, DND offers a unique perspective on in individuals anxieties, presuppositions, and mental functioning. A clinician who is both aware that a patient is withholding information, and comfortable with that awareness, may approach the patient material while listening for both indications of non-disclosed material and—critically—a growing awareness of psychopathology or other motivational forces driving non-disclosure. Written by experts in this area from both adult and child psychiatric specialties, this book is the first to address the issue of DND and present clinical pearls for addressing it. This text is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction medicine specialists, family physicians, and a wide array of clinicians treating patients who may struggle with disclosure and integrity.
Contents
Part I: DND & The Clinical Encounter -- A Personal Encounter with Deceit -- Deception in the Psychiatric Interview -- Types of Interviews, and Types of Listening -- Therapeutic and Anti-therapeutic Relationships -- Engaging Deceit -- Deceit and Its Meaning -- Part II: Personality Functioning and DND -- Neurobiology of Deception -- Shared Consciousness and the Emergence of Mind -- Personality Disorders, Psychopathy and Deceit -- Part III: Assessing DND in a “Gated” Simulated Patient -- "Biggie" Assessing Process in a "Gated" Simulated Patient Interview -- Aggression in the Simulated Case Scenario: Karl Moehller.
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Privileged presence : personal stories of connections in health care

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Crocker, Liz. --Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing , 2006.
Call Number
W 62 C938p 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
W 62 C938p 2006
Author
Crocker, Liz
Other Authors
Johnson, Bev
Place of Publication
Boulder, CO
Publisher
Bull Publishing
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
296 p.
ISBN
0923521968
9780923521967
Subjects (MeSH)
Professional-Patient Relations - Personal Narratives
Patients - psychology
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer : A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management

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Brian I. Carr, Jennifer Steele, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself. A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on geneti…
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Carr, Brian I
Steel, Jennifer
Responsibility
Brian I. Carr, Jennifer Steele, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 419 p. : 17 ill., 11 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461448662
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Survivors - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Psychology, clinical
Abstract
Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself. A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy. A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer will provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.
Contents
Psychoneuroimmunology and Cancer: Incidence, Progression, and Quality of Life -- Inflammation, Chronic Disease and Cancer: Is Psychological Distress the Common Thread? -- Psychological Aspects of Hereditary Cancer Risk Counseling and Genetic Testing -- Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer: Psychosocial Aspects of Women's Decision Making -- Decision Aids in Advanced Cancer -- Cancer Fatalism: Attitudes Toward Screening and Care -- Positive Psychology Perspectives Across the Cancer Continuum: Meaning, Spirituality, and Growth -- Stress, Coping, and Hope -- Religiousness and Spirituality in Coping with Cancer -- Controversies in Psycho-Oncology -- Psychosocial Interventions for Couples Coping With Cancer: A Systematic Review -- The Impact of Cancer and its Therapies on Body Image and Sexuality -- Cancer Caregivership -- Psychosocial Interventions in Cancer -- Quality of Life -- Exercise for Cancer Patients: Treatment of Side Effects and Quality of Life -- Use of the Classic Hallucinogen Psilocybin for Treatment of Existential Distress Associated with Cancer -- The Placebo and Nocebo Effect in Cancer Treatment -- Psychological Factors and Survivorship: A Focus on Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors -- Complementary Mind-Body Therapies in Cancer -- End-of-Life Communication in Cancer Care -- The Intersection Between Cancer and Caregiver Survivorship -- Resources for Cancer Patients -- Bringing It All Together -- Index.
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