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The 3 Wishes Project : helping to make meaningful memories at the end of life

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36449
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1905
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The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospice Care - psychology
Critical Care - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospice care
Intensive care units
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The 3 Wishes Project staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1905
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The ABCs of human behavior : behavioral principles for the practicing clinician

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Ramnero, Jonas. --Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications , 2008.
Call Number
WM 105 R174a 2008
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WM 105 R174a 2008
Author
Ramnero, Jonas
Other Authors
Torneke, Niklas
Place of Publication
Oakland, CA
Publisher
New Harbinger Publications
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
214 p.
ISBN
9781572245389
Subjects (MeSH)
Behavior Therapy - methods
Psychology, Clinical - methods
Conditioning, Operant
Learning
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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About the ‘End of Treatment’ Bell

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37224
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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Acceptance and mindfulness at work

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat23305
Hayes, Steven. --New York, NY: Haworth Press , 2006.
Call Number
HD 58.7 H417a 2006
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HD 58.7 H417a 2006
Author
Hayes, Steven
Other Authors
Bond, Frank
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Haworth Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
177 p.
ISBN
9780789034793
Subjects (MeSH)
Workplace - psychology
Mindfulness
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Treatment Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2012
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The ABI Day Treatment Program is a supportive, creative group where you can: learn about acquired brain injuries, take part in meaningful activities, explore your strengths, and develop a wide range of skills, such as ways to manage ongoing challenges. This pamphlet explains who the program is for, how to sign up, and the two parts of the program. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
The ABI Day Treatment Program is a supportive, creative group where you can: learn about acquired brain injuries, take part in meaningful activities, explore your strengths, and develop a wide range of skills, such as ways to manage ongoing challenges. This pamphlet explains who the program is for, how to sign up, and the two parts of the program. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2012
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Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care

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Richard Saitz, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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While there is a wealth of published information on addiction medicine, the psychological aspects of alcohol abuse, and behavioral medicine with regard to addiction, virtually none of the existing resources were written with the primary care provider in mind. Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care is a handy reference for primary care clinicians who are confronted by patients with these problems daily, and who wish to successfully address these issues in their practice. Focusing on th…
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Saitz, Richard
Responsibility
Richard Saitz, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 253 p. : 10 illus.)
ISBN
9781461447795
9781461447788 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - psychology
Alcoholism - therapy
Primary Health Care
Abstract
While there is a wealth of published information on addiction medicine, the psychological aspects of alcohol abuse, and behavioral medicine with regard to addiction, virtually none of the existing resources were written with the primary care provider in mind. Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care is a handy reference for primary care clinicians who are confronted by patients with these problems daily, and who wish to successfully address these issues in their practice. Focusing on the literature and science relevant to practicing providers, this book covers the range of interventions appropriate for this setting. Topics include assessment, brief counseling interventions, pharmacotherapy, referrals to both specialty care and Alcoholics Anonymous (and other self-help programs), psychiatric comorbidity and other drug use, and other information specific to the needs of the primary care clinician. The vast majority of people with health risks and consequences related to alcohol use receive little to no attention from healthcare, despite the fact that alcohol is a leading cause of early preventable death. This book is a guide to identifying and addressing unhealthy alcohol use in hopes of improving the lives of patients.
Contents
1. Unhealthy Alcohol Use: What is it? What Can and Should We be Doing About it in Primary Care Settings? -- 2. Screening for Unhealthy Alcohol Use -- 3. Assessment of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care -- 4. Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use -- 5. Alcohol Pharmacotherapies -- 6. Making Effective Referrals to Specialty Care -- 7. Making Effective Referrals to Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-step Programs -- 8. Management of Patients with Alcohol Dependence in Recovery: Options for Maintenance and Anticipating and Managing Relapse in Primary Care -- 9. Managing Pain in the Context of Unhealthy Alcohol Use -- 10. Medical Consequences of Unhealthy Alcohol -- 11. Psychiatric Comorbidity -- 12. Other Drug Use -- 13. To Drink or Not to Drink? “Moderate” Alcohol Consumption in a Clinical Context -- 14. Electronic and Other Self-Help Materials for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care -- 15. Screening and Brief Intervention Practice Systems and Implementation -- 16. Confidentiality -- 17. Choices for Patients and Clinicians: Ethics and Legal Issues -- 18. Hospital Management -- 19. Perioperative Management -- 20. Physicians with Unhealthy Alcohol Use -- Appendix A: Instruments for substance use assessment -- Appendix B: Useful tools and online materials.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Adjusting to Diabetes

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IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1131
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When a child or youth is diagnosed with diabetes, it triggers a variety of changes in the family. Family routines and roles change, finances might be stretched, and family members deal with a list of new concerns. The time following diagnosis can be stressful.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus - psychology
Family Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in children--Psychological aspects
Family--Psychological aspects
Abstract
When a child or youth is diagnosed with diabetes, it triggers a variety of changes in the family. Family routines and roles change, finances might be stretched, and family members deal with a list of new concerns. The time following diagnosis can be stressful.
Responsibility
IWK Pediatric Endocrinology Service (Diabetes), Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1131
Zone
All Zones
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The adolescent brain : learning, reasoning, and decision making

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edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , c2012.
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The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings to…
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Reyna, Valerie F
Responsibility
edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Doughtery ... [et al.]
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (475 p.)
ISBN
9781433810718
1433810719 (electronic bk)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Psychology, Adolescent
Mental Processes
Decision Making
Subjects (LCSH)
Adolescent psychology
Cognition in adolescence
Abstract
The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability. As teenagers approach maturity, they must develop and apply the skills and habits necessary to navigate adulthood and compete in an ever more technological and globalized world. But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.
Contents
Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain / Jay N. Giedd ... [et al.] -- Semantic and associative relations in adolescents and young adults : examining a tenuous dichotomy / Ken McRae, Saman Khalkhali, and Mary Hare -- Representation and transfer of abstract mathematical concepts in adolescence and young adulthood / Jennifer A. Kaminski and Vladimir M. Sloutsky -- A value of concrete learning materials in adolescence / Kristen P. Blair and Daniel L. Schwartz -- Higher order strategic gist reasoning in adolescence / Sandra B. Chapman, Jacquelyn F. Gamino, and Raksha Anand Mudar -- Better measurement of higher cognitive processes through learning trajectories and diagnostic assessments in mathematics : the challenge in adolescence / Jere Confrey -- Adolescent reasoning in mathematical and nonmathematical domains : exploring the paradox / Eric Knuth ... [et al.] -- Training the adolescent brain : neural plasticity and the acquisition of cognitive abilities / Sharona M. Atkins ... [et al.] -- Higher cognition is altered by noncognitive factors : how affect enhances and disrupts mathematics performance in adolescence and young adulthood / Mark H. Ashcraft and Nathan O. Rudig -- Risky behavior in adolescents : the role of the developing brain / Adriana Galván -- Affective motivators and experience in adolescents' development of health-related behavior patterns / Sandra L. Schneider and Christine M. Caffray -- Judgment and decision making in adolescence : separating intelligence from rationality / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak -- A fuzzy trace theory of adolescent risk taking : beyond self-control and sensation seeking / Christian F. Chick and Valerie F. Reyna -- Paradoxes of the adolescent brain in cognition, emotion, and rationality / Valerie F. Reyna and Michael R. Dougherty.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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The adolescent brain : learning, reasoning, and decision making

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Reyna, Valerie F. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , 2012.
Call Number
BF 724 R459a 2012
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
BF 724 R459a 2012
Author
Reyna, Valerie F.
Other Authors
Chapman, Sandra B.
Dougherty, Michael R.
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
457 p.
ISBN
9781433810701
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Psychology, Adolescent
Mental Processes
Decision Making
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Adolescent identity treatment : an integrative approach for personality pathology

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Pamela A. Foelsch...[and 5 more]. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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Adolescent Identity Treatment: An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology is a groundbreaking title that provides general and specific clinical strategies to help adolescents who lack an integrated identity. The authors have developed a treatment based on the integration of object relations theory, family systems, attachment, developmental neurobiology and cognitive behavioral approaches that focuses on clearing blockages to normal identity development and adaptive functioning. While mos…
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Foelsch, Pamela A
Responsibility
Pamela A. Foelsch...[and 5 more]
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 166 pages)
ISBN
9783319068688 (electronic bk.)
9783319068671
Subjects (MeSH)
Family Relations
Personality Disorders - therapy
Professional-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Personality disorders in adolescence
Identity (Psychology) in adolescence
Behavioral Therapy
Psychiatry
Psychotherapy
Clinical Psychology
Abstract
Adolescent Identity Treatment: An Integrative Approach for Personality Pathology is a groundbreaking title that provides general and specific clinical strategies to help adolescents who lack an integrated identity. The authors have developed a treatment based on the integration of object relations theory, family systems, attachment, developmental neurobiology and cognitive behavioral approaches that focuses on clearing blockages to normal identity development and adaptive functioning. While most adolescents build satisfying interpersonal relationships, are successful in school and work, and begin romantic relationships, there is a minority of adolescents who do not succeed in this and are at a high risk of developing problems in school, work, and relationships, problems with affect regulation as well as engaging in a wide range of self-destructive behaviors. In addition to a description of the disorder and assessment, this manual offers extensive clinical examples and concrete interventions, with phase-specific treatment components, including a clear treatment frame, psychoeducation, environmental interventions (with a "Home Plan" that addresses self-care behaviors, responsibilities and improved boundaries that fosters the development of better relationships between the adolescent and family), and parenting strategies, all in the service of creating a space for the individual work with the adolescent.
Contents
Introduction -- Description of the Disorder -- Theoretical Models and Rationale -- Diagnosis and Treatment Indications -- Treatment -- Adolescent Identity Treatment (AIT) Case Illustration -- Efficacy -- Training and Supervision.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Adolescent Suicide and Self-Injury : Mentalizing Theory and Treatment

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Laurel L. Williams, Owen Muir, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This volume presents a comprehensive and practical approach to the treatment of suicide and NSSI for adolescents utilizing a mentalizing framework. The beginning of the text provides up-to-date information on the theory of a mentalizing therapy in order to ground the readers in the neuroscientific underpinnings of a mentalizing approach. Next chapters provide information on the fundamental building blocks of a mentalizing therapy at the individual and family level. These chapters provide step-b…
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Williams, Laurel L.
Muir, Owen
Responsibility
Laurel L. Williams, Owen Muir, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 140 p.) : 23 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030428754
9783030428747 (Print ed.)
9783030428761 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent Psychiatry
Self-Injurious Behavior - psychology
Suicide - prevention & control
Specialty
Adolescent Health
Psychiatry
Abstract
This volume presents a comprehensive and practical approach to the treatment of suicide and NSSI for adolescents utilizing a mentalizing framework. The beginning of the text provides up-to-date information on the theory of a mentalizing therapy in order to ground the readers in the neuroscientific underpinnings of a mentalizing approach. Next chapters provide information on the fundamental building blocks of a mentalizing therapy at the individual and family level. These chapters provide step-by-step approaches in order to provide examples of the techniques involved in mentalizing treatment that can be employed to address suicidality and NSSI. The next chapter builds on these concepts as the reader learns about mentalizing failures involved in common co-morbidities in adolescents who are experiencing suicidality and/or employing NSSI. The next several chapters cover practical issues related to working within this patient population including the key concept of social systems and connections for both providers and adolescents, the ability of mentalizing theory and therapy to integrate with other effective therapies, how to approach sessions after a suicide attempt, resiliency for patient, family and the provider, along with important self-care for a therapist if a patient commits suicide. The final chapter brings all of the aforementioned elements together in order for the reader to conceptualize employing a mentalizing approach to adolescents and their families when suicide and NSSI concerns are a predominate focus of care. Illustrations of specific therapeutic approaches and a list of resources and guidelines where available are also included. Adolescent Suicide and Self-Injury is an excellent resource for all clinicians working with youths at risk for suicide and/or self-injury, including psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, emergency medicine specialists, social workers, and all others.
Contents
What is Mentalizing? -- Core Mentalizing Techniques -- Mentalizing in Family Work -- Mentalization-Based Treatment Activities, Games, and Intersession Activities -- Suicidality in Context -- Creating Resilient Systems of Care for Youth, Families, and Clinicians -- Mentalization-Based Treatment Plays Well with Others -- Mentalizing Crisis Management of Suicide and Self-Injurious Behavior -- Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents: The Framework for Work with Suicide and Self-Injurious Behaviors.
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e-Book
Location
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Advice to the healer : on the art of caring

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Richard Colgan, author. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable informatio…
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Colgan, Richard
Responsibility
Richard Colgan, author
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 181 p. : 19 ill.)
ISBN
9781461451709
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care
Philosophy, Medical
Physician's Role - psychology
Physician-Patient Relations
Subjects (LCSH)
Family medicine
Abstract
Clinicians--physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others--share the unique responsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide.The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teacher to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, Second Edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike. "Today, when medical education short-changes basic clinical skills in favor of technology, when many young clinicians seem to view medicine as a trade instead of a calling, and when we see practicing physicians hawking their services on roadside billboards, it is refreshing to read a book that extols medicine's rich history and traditional values." --Robert B. Taylor, MD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University.
Contents
Part I. Inspirational Perspectives from History -- -- Introduction -- Ancient times -- Chinese and medieval medicine -- The twentieth century -- Modern masters -- -- Part II. Practical Advice for the Modern-Day Healer -- -- Survival tips for the younger clinician -- Civility -- Lessons learned from private practice -- A doctor's journal -- Heal thyself -- The healer.
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e-Book
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After the loss of your baby : for teen mothers

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[written by Connie Nykiel]. --[s.l.]: [s.n.] , [S.n.].
Call Number
BF 789.D4 N95 1994
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
BF 789.D4 N95 1994
Author
Nykiel, Connie
Responsibility
[written by Connie Nykiel]
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
[s.n.]
Date of Publication
[S.n.]
Physical Description
19 p.
Series Title
For teen moms only
Subjects (MeSH)
Grief
Bereavement
Attitude to Death
Parents - psychology
Fetal Death - psychology
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Against-Medical-Advice Discharges from the Hospital : Optimizing Prevention and Management to Promote High Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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edited by David Alfandre. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced acce…
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Alfandre, David
Responsibility
edited by David Alfandre
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 181 p.) : 4 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319751306
9783319751290 (print ed.)
9783319751313 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Compliance
Patient Discharge
Patient Dropouts - psychology
Patient-Centered Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Patient Care
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced access to care. By providing a far reaching examination of AMA discharges for a wide academic and clinical audience, the book serves as a reference for clinical care, research, and the development of professional guidelines and institutional policy. The book provides both a broad overview of AMA discharges with chapters on the epidemiology, ethical and legal aspects, as well as social science perspectives. For clinicians in the disciplines of hospital medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, nursing, and psychiatry, the book also provides a patient-centered analysis of the problem, case-based discussions, and a discussion of best practices. This comprehensive review of AMA discharges and health care quality will interest physicians and other health care professionals, social workers, hospital administrators, quality and risk managers, clinician-educators, and health services researchers.
Contents
Part I -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Discharges Against Medical Advice: Prevalence, Predictors, and Populations -- 3. Legal Considerations of Patient Refusals of Treatment Against Medical Advice -- 4. Ethical Considerations in Against Medical Advice Discharges: Values Conflicts over Patient Autonomy and Best Interests -- 5. Reframing the Phenomenon of Discharges Against Medical Advice: A Sociologist's Perspective -- 6. Social Justice and the Ethics of Care: A Nursing Perspective -- Part II -- 7. Bedside Management of Discharges Against Medical Advice -- 8. Against Medical Advice Discharges from the Emergency Department -- 9. To Thy Own Self Be True: Contributions from Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -- 10. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Pediatric Considerations -- 11. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Considerations in the Psychiatric Population.
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e-Book
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Online
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AIDS Activism, Science and Community Across Three Continents

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Robert Lorway. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention r…
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Author
Lorway, Robert
Responsibility
Robert Lorway
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 153 pages) : 14 illus.
Series Title
Social aspects of HIV
ISBN
9783319421995
9783319421971 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6559
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - psychology
Community Health Services
HIV infections - psychology
Patient Advocacy
Sociological Factors
Abstract
This book critically examines the many complex entanglements between AIDS activism and HIV science. It takes readers on a medical anthropological expedition across time and space that highlights the stakes from the perspective of those most affected by the epidemic. Author Robert Lorway reveals how early in the HIV epidemic, amid inadequate government leadership, communities of people living with and directly affected by HIV and AIDS rose to become a vital force at the forefront of prevention responses. Yet now, more than three decades later, HIV prevention and treatment is increasingly being placed under the jurisdiction of clinical, epidemiological, and management scientific expertise. In this kind of context, where does activism figure into the possibility of more democratized collaborations between affected communities, scientists, and policy makers? Coverage draws upon the findings from an array of community research projects conducted in Canada, India, and Kenya over a 22-year period. It weaves together rich, original data sources that range from in-depth qualitative interviews, field notes, and primary and secondary archival document retrievals in these three regions. Offering a rich diversity in perspectives, this book tackles the broader themes related to global health policy, science, and transnational activism at the same time as it highlights the experiences and local arenas where debates about activism and science play out. In the end, Lorway questions the growing expectation for affected communities themselves to produce sound evidence to legitimize their advocacy projects. He calls for the planners and implementers of biomedically oriented HIV research and interventions to more meaningfully engage with communities in ways that de-monopolize decision making as a matter of ethics and improved scientific practice.
Contents
Introduction -- Section I. Canada: Professionalization -- 1. A Vital Response -- 2. Treatment Rebellions -- Section II. India: Techno-Bureaucratization -- 3. Geographies of Intervention -- 4. Documenting Sovereignty -- III. Kenya: Bioexperimentalization -- 5. A South-to-South Collaboration -- 6. The Logic of Verification -- Conclusion.
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e-Book
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Alcohol and drug use after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that your remaining brain cells have to work harder to do the same kinds of activities as before your injury. Using alcohol and drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery from ABI. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that your remaining brain cells have to work harder to do the same kinds of activities as before your injury. Using alcohol and drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery from ABI. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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Alcohol and Tobacco : Medical and Sociological Aspects of Use, Abuse and Addiction

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Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock, Samuel Pombo. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This updated and revised second edition of “Alcohol and Tobacco” reflects the new ICD 11 and DSM V classifications and provides comprehensive descriptions of new therapeutic approaches, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the respective substance. In addition to new data on prevention-based therapies, especially for smoking addiction, the book also presents essential psychological and sociological strategies, and medication-based therapies. P…
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Author
Lesch, Otto-Michael
Other Authors
Walter, Henriette
Wetschka, Christian
Hesselbrock, Michie N.
Hesselbrock, Victor
Pombo, Samuel
Responsibility
Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock, Samuel Pombo
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 391 p.) : 128 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030419417
9783030419400 (Print ed.)
9783030419424 (Print ed.)
9783030419431 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - psychology
Alcoholism - therapy
Socioeconomic Factors
Tobacco Use Disorder - psychology
Tobacco Use Disorder - therapy
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Abstract
This updated and revised second edition of “Alcohol and Tobacco” reflects the new ICD 11 and DSM V classifications and provides comprehensive descriptions of new therapeutic approaches, outlining the different interactions between personality, environment and the effects of the respective substance. In addition to new data on prevention-based therapies, especially for smoking addiction, the book also presents essential psychological and sociological strategies, and medication-based therapies. Particular attention is given to new medications and new compounds for e-cigarettes, while a broad overview of the American and European epidemiology of alcohol and nicotine addictions rounds out the coverage. Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book will appeal to a wide readership, from professionals to researchers and students.
Contents
1. Information about the origination of the book -- 2. Addiction: a short overview of a widespread disease -- 3. Aetiology of addiction -- 4. Prevention strategies -- 5. Diagnosis of abuse and addiction -- 6. Types, dimensions and aetiology -- 7. Motives for alcohol and/or tobacco addicted patients to seek medical help -- 8. Detection of alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 9. Therapeutic strategies for alcohol and tobacco dependence -- 10. Sociotherapy of alcohol and tobacco dependents with regards to Lesch’s typology -- Appendix A: Lesch Alcoholism Typology—Questionnaire -- Appendix B: Lesch European Smoker Classification -- Appendix C: Assessment of Types of Opiate Dependence.
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e-Book
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Alcohol and tobacco : medical and sociological aspects of use, abuse and addiction

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Lesch, Otto Michael. --Vienna: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Author
Lesch, Otto Michael
Place of Publication
Vienna
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9783709101469
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking - epidemiology
Alcoholism - psychology
Alcoholism - therapy
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance-Related Disorders - etiology
Tobacco Smoking - epidemiology
Tobacco Use Disorder - psychology
Tobacco Use Disorder - therapy
Contents
1. Information about the origination of this book -- 2. Addiction: a short overview of a widespread disease -- 3. Aetiology of addiction -- 4. Prevention strategies -- 5. Diagnosis of abuse and addiction -- 6. Types, dimensions and aetiology -- 7. Motives for alcohol-and/or tobacco addicted patients to seek medical help. -- 8. Detection of alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 9. Therapeutic strategies in alcohol and tobacco addiction -- 10. Sociotherapy of alcohol-and tobacco dependents with regards to Lesch’s typology -- Appendix 1. Lesch Alcoholism Typology – Questionnaire -- Appendix 2. Lesch European Smoker Classification.
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e-Book
Location
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American Psychiatric Association Publishing textbook of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, The

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat50336
Arciniegas, David B. (6th ed.) --Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing , 2018.
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Author
Arciniegas, David B.
Other Authors
Yudofsky, Stuart C.
Hales, Robert E.
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Date of Publication
2018
ISBN
9781615372423
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases - psychology
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological
Neuropsychiatry - methods
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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e-Book
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The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of geriatric psychiatry

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat42249
edited by David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer, Mugdha E. Thakur. (Fifth edition) --Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing , c2015.
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Responsibility
edited by David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer, Mugdha E. Thakur
Edition
Fifth edition
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource [xiv, 823 pages]
ISBN
9781615370054
9781585624843
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Aging - physiology
Geriatric Psychiatry - methods
Mental Disorders
Contents
Part I: Introduction to Geriatric Psychiatry -- Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life -- Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care -- Genomics in geriatric psychiatry -- Part II. Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- The psychiatric interview of older adults -- Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults -- Neuropsychological assessment of dementia -- Part III: Presentation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- Delirium -- Dementia and mild neurocognitive disorders -- Mood disorders -- Bipolar disorder in late life -- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -- Anxiety disorders -- Somatic symptom and related disorders -- Sexuality and aging -- Bereavement -- Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders -- Alcohol and drug problems -- Personality disorders -- Agitation in older adults -- Part IV: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- Psychopharmacology -- Electroconvulsive therapy and other forms of brain stimulation -- Nutrition and physical activity -- Individual and group psychotherapy -- Working with families of older adults -- Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home.
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e-Book
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Online
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