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Born and made : an ethnography of preimplantation genetic diagnosis

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Franklin, Sarah. --Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press , 2006.
Call Number
QZ 50 F834 2006
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
QZ 50 F834 2006
Author
Franklin, Sarah
Other Authors
Roberts, Celia
Place of Publication
Princeton, NJ
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
256 p.
Series Title
Information Series
ISBN
9.78E+11
Subjects (MeSH)
Preimplantation Diagnosis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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2 weeks
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Fire and Rescue Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the comp…
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Murphy, Peter
Greenhalgh, Kirsten
Responsibility
Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.) : 14 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319621555
9783319621531 (print ed.)
9783319621548 (print ed.)
9783319872438 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Responders
Firefighters
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the complex challenges typical of functioning within local and national political contexts. Chapters take on a broad range of management, leadership, service delivery, and staffing concerns, including: Evolution and adaptation of fire and rescue services during periods of expansion and austerity; Civil protection as a local and national priority; Structural issues: assessments and improvements, collaborations with other services; Emerging social concerns: diversity, gender equality, the aging worker population; The concepts and consequences of heroes and heroism; Future directions for governance, transparency, and accountability. Fire and Rescue Services complements the earlier volumes in the Leadership & Management of Emergency Services series with equal parts realism and vision. It should interest a wide audience of public policymakers, public managers, and emergency service personnel, as well as academics and researchers.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Gathering Storm: Modernisation, Local Alignment and Collaboration. Fire and Rescue Services Under the Early New Labour Administrations from 1997 to 2005 -- 3. Consolidation and Improvement: Fire and Rescue Under the New Labour Administrations 2005–2010 -- 4. Another Turn of the Screw: Fire and Rescue Under the Coalition Government of 2010–2015 -- 5. Peer Challenge: A Sector-Led Approach to Performance Improvement in Fire and Rescue Services -- 6. Collaboration in the Emergency Services -- 7. Governance and Accountability to Service Users -- 8. The Making of a Hero: An Exploration of Heroism in Disasters and Implications for the Emergency Services -- 9. Older Firefighters: A Problem to Be Managed or a Resource to Be Valued? -- 10. Feeling the Heat? Management Reform and Workforce Diversity in the English Fire Service -- 11. The Use of Equality and Equality Frameworks by Fire and Rescue Services -- 12. Governance Matters -- 13. Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Reform 2010–2015 -- 14. Command and Control of Fire and Rescue Operations in Sweden -- 15. 2016 and the Future: Changing the Governance Paradigm as Well as the Operating Environment if Not the Financial Context.
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e-Book
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From an Association to a Royal College : The History of the British Paediatric Association and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1988-2016

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Alan Craft, Keith Dodd, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the association and College through this time. The authors offer insights and reflections to help the reader understand where the College is at the mom…
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Craft, Alan
Dodd, Keith
Responsibility
Alan Craft, Keith Dodd, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : 49 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319435824
9783319435817 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History, 20th century
History, 21st century
Pediatrics - history
Societies, Medical - history
United Kingdom
Abstract
This book describes the history of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) covering the period from 1988 to 2014, which includes the transition from the British Paediatric Association (BPA) to the formation of the now established RCPCH. The book contains a collection of viewpoints from paediatricians who held officer posts with the association and College through this time. The authors offer insights and reflections to help the reader understand where the College is at the moment on a variety of core paediatric issues, and significantly where it has come from. The formation of the RCPCH from the BPA was very controversial, with some members resigning from the RCP. Since then, the College has come a long way and is now recognised as the definitive body to speak for children's health in the UK and has forged relationships with many overseas countries. It has produced influential documents, and lobbied for advances in the practice of paediatrics. It has reported on standards for how children should be cared for in emergency and urgent care settings, launched policy to improve how children are looked after in the secure estate, and produced teaching and training materials for child protection among many other contributions to child health. Finally, it will be of interest to other Colleges and professional bodies as well as to Members and Fellows of the College.
Contents
1. Winning the battle -- 2. Commentaries -- 3. Regalia and ceremonies -- 4. The first annual meeting of the college -- 5. Governance, Involvement of Children and Young People -- 6. Interface with outside bodies and with the press -- 7. The involvement of children and young people in the work of the college -- 8. Finance -- 9. Exams -- 10. Training -- 11. Growth of specialties and specialist societies -- 12. The British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) -- 13. The British Association of Community Child Health (BAPM) -- 14. Ethics -- 15. Research -- 16. The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) -- 17. Child protection and safeguarding -- 18. Medicines for Children -- 19. International -- 20. Nursing -- 21. Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) -- 22. The annual meeting -- 23. College Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers -- 24. Four nations -- 25. Reflections of members of Council -- 26. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) -- 27. Conpectus -- Appendix.
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e-Book
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Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism : A Cost-Benefit Analysis

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Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler. --Cham: Palgrave Macmillan , 2017.
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of the its national health system. The authors present empirical data collected from a volunteer deployment project in Uganda focused on reducing maternal and new-born mortality and discuss the learning and experiential outcomes for UK health care professionals acting as long term volunteers in low reso…
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Author
Ackers, Helen Louise
Other Authors
Ackers-Johnson, James
Chatwin, John
Tyler, Natasha
Responsibility
Helen Louise Ackers, James Ackers-Johnson, John Chatwin, Natasha Tyler
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 141 p. 8 illus., 7 illus. in color.)
ISBN
9783319483665
9783319483658 (Print ed.)
9783319483672 (Print ed.)
9783319839233 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Health Personnel - economics
Internationality
Volunteers
Other Subjects
Uganda
United Kingdom
Specialty
Health Services
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of the its national health system. The authors present empirical data collected from a volunteer deployment project in Uganda focused on reducing maternal and new-born mortality and discuss the learning and experiential outcomes for UK health care professionals acting as long term volunteers in low resource settings. They also develop a model for structured placement that offers optimal learning and experiential outcomes and minimizes risk, while shedding new light on the role that international placements play as part of continuing professional development both in the UK and in other sending countries.
Contents
1. International mobility and learning in the UK National Health Service -- 2. Internationalisation and placement activity in the UK National Health Service -- 3. What do health workers learn on international placements? -- 4. Managing costs and risks -- 5. Conclusions: Towards a model for sustainable professional volunteering -- Appendix 1. Data collection and methods -- Appendix 2. The Sustainable Volunteering Project -- Appendix 3. The MOVE survey.
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Open access
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e-Book
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Health care systems in Canada and the UK : can they deliver?

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Edited by Kenneth Lee. --Keele, England: Ryburn Publishing , 1994.
Call Number
W 84 H42 1994
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 84 H42 1994
Author
Lee, Kenneth
Responsibility
Edited by Kenneth Lee
Place of Publication
Keele, England
Publisher
Ryburn Publishing
Date of Publication
1994
Physical Description
180 p.
ISBN
1853311189
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Canada
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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2 weeks
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A History of Radionuclide Studies in the UK : 50th Anniversary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society

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Ralph McCready, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Jamshed B. Bomanji, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Location
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The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices "home-made" in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has bee…
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McCready, Ralph
Gnanasegaran, Gopinath
Bomanji, Jamshed B
Responsibility
Ralph McCready, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Jamshed B. Bomanji, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 152 p. : 74 illus., 57 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319286242
9783319286235 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
History of Medicine
Nuclear Medicine - history
Radioisotopes - history
Societies, Medical - history
Other Subjects
British Nuclear Medicine Society
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
History of Medicine
Radiology
Abstract
The British Nuclear Medicine Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this booklet, which reflects the research of many of the pioneers in the use of radionuclides for the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Since 1949 there have been remarkable advances in radionuclide techniques and imaging equipment: from the first devices "home-made" in the many physics departments throughout the UK, to the sophisticated multimodality imagers now in everyday use in Nuclear Medicine. The BNMS has been instrumental in promoting the use of radionuclide techniques in the investigation of pathology by supporting and providing education, research and guidelines on the optimum use of radiation to help patients. The future of Nuclear Medicine is bright, thanks to improved imaging resolution, new radiopharmaceuticals, and new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures.
Contents
1. History of the BNMS 1966–2016 -- 2. A History of Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 3. The Evolution of Training in Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 4. A Technologists Viewpoint -- 5. Evolution of Nuclear Medicine Physics in the UK -- 6. The Institute of Nuclear Medicine London -- 7. A History of Nuclear Medicine in the UK Radionuclide Investigation of the Brain -- 8. A History of Nuclear Cardiology in the UK -- 9. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Paediatric Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 10. Renal Radionuclide Studies -- 11. St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School: Department of Nuclear Medicine -- 12. Nuclear Medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital -- 13. Nuclear Medicine in Nottingham: Antibodies, Gamma Probes and Drug Delivery -- 14. The Introduction and Development of Clinical PET in the United Kingdom -- 15. Bone Radionuclide Imaging, Quantitation and Bone Densitometry -- 16. Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine in the UK -- 17. Hospital Radiopharmacy in the UK -- 18. Development of Computers in Nuclear Medicine -- 19. The Future Direction of Radiopharmaceutical Development -- 20. A Personal Reflection.
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Open access
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e-Book
Publication Type
Festschrift
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How to succeed at the medical interview

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Chris Smith, Darryl Meeking. (2nd ed.) --Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons , 2013.
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Author
Smith, Chris
Other Authors
Meeking, Darryl
Responsibility
Chris Smith, Darryl Meeking
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 124 p.)
ISBN
9781118393833
Subjects (MeSH)
Interviews as Topic
Job Application
Physicians
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Contents
The medical interview -- Preparing for the interview -- Performing at the interview -- Common interview questions -- Interview questions that test your knowledge -- Interview questions that test your generic skills -- Competency-based tasks.
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e-Book
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Medical communication skills and law : the patient centred approach made easy

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Kwong, Tsong Yun. --Edinburgh, Scotland: Churchill Livingstone , 2009.
Call Number
W 62 M43 2009
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 62 M43 2009
Author
Kwong, Tsong Yun
Other Authors
Kwong, Qiang
Haswell, Joanne
Hill, Kate
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, Scotland
Publisher
Churchill Livingstone
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
262 p.
ISBN
9.78E+13
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication
Patient-Centered Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Legislation, Medical
Jurisprudence
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Swati Jha, Emma Ferriman, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book highlights minimum standards relating to the management of different conditions in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The editors explore clinical governance issues, common causes of as well as ways to avoid litigation. The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in medico-legal claims. The 4 main reasons for litigation are: accountability, the need for an explanation, concern with standards of care and compensation. However the decision to take legal action is determined not …
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Jha, Swati
Ferriman, Emma
Responsibility
Swati Jha, Emma Ferriman, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 401 p.) : 20 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319786834
9783319786827 (print ed.)
9783319786841 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gynecology - legislation & jurisprudence
Gynecology - standards
Obstetrics - legislation & jurisprudence
Obstetrics - standards
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
Gynecology
Obstetrics
Women's Health
Abstract
This book highlights minimum standards relating to the management of different conditions in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The editors explore clinical governance issues, common causes of as well as ways to avoid litigation. The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in medico-legal claims. The 4 main reasons for litigation are: accountability, the need for an explanation, concern with standards of care and compensation. However the decision to take legal action is determined not only by the original injury, but failure to provide information, an explanation and an apology. Insensitive handling of an injury and poor communication after the original incident increases the risk of litigation and erodes the patient-doctor relationship. Doctors almost never deliberately cause harm to patients, however increasingly claims are being defended successfully. This book is invaluable to clinicians and lawyers alike and raises awareness of how to avoid facing clinical negligence claims in our day to day practice.
Contents
Part I. General -- Part II. Anaesthesia in Obstetrics and Gynaecology -- Part III. Obstetrics -- Part IV. General Gynaecology -- Part V. Urogynaecology -- Part VI. Infertility, Subfertility and the Menopause -- Part VII. Oncology.
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e-Book
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Non-medical Prescribing in the United Kingdom

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Penelope Mary Franklin, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own.á Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and gove…
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Franklin, Penelope Mary
Responsibility
Penelope Mary Franklin, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages) : 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319533247
9783319533230 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Allied Health Personnel
Drug Prescriptions
Nurses
Pharmacists
Professional Autonomy
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Abstract
This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own.á Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and governance within the four countries constituting the United Kingdom. áMany lessons have been learned along the way and the purpose of this book is to share these lessons, tog ether with best practice examples in connection with the implementation of nurse/health professional led patient care, implementation of patient centered practice, and governance. Designated Registered Practitioners who have completed an enhanced training now receive a professional body qualification which enables them to prescribe within their scope of practice as Non-medical Independent Prescribers and, providing that they are competent, from anywhere within the British National Formulary independently of doctors; for Nurses, this also includes most controlled drugs. The book will be of interest to policy makers and to forward-looking professionals and practitioners in the diverse European Health and Social Care market.
Contents
1. Introduction to Non-medical Prescribing: An Overview—Including Non-medical Prescribing in England -- Part I: Non-medical Prescribing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland -- 2. Non-medical Prescribing in Scotland -- 3. Non-medical Prescribing in Wales: Implementation and Governance -- 4. Non-medical Prescribing in Northern Ireland -- Part II: Non-medical Prescribing by Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals -- 5. Non-medical Prescribing by Pharmacists -- 6. Prescribing by Designated Allied Health Professionals: The AHP Experience -- Part III: The Practice, Art and Discipline(s) of Non-medical Prescribing -- 7. The Identity of Non-medical Prescribers -- 8. Non-medical Prescribing in Community Settings -- 9. Prescribing for Long-Term Conditions -- 10. Non-medical Prescribing in the Acute Setting -- 11. Non-medical Prescribers Within Substance Misuse Services -- 12. Non-medical Prescribing in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EOLC).
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Practical management of dementia : a multi-professional approach

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edited by Stephan Curran, John P. Wattis. (2nd ed.) --London, UK: Radcliffe Publishing , 2011.
Call Number
WM 220 C976p 2011
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WM 220 C976p 2011
Other Authors
Curran, Stephan
Wattis, John P
Responsibility
edited by Stephan Curran, John P. Wattis
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Radcliffe Publishing
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
x, 266 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781846194122
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Dementia - diagnosis
Dementia - therapy
Early Diagnosis
Mentally Ill Persons - legislation & jurisprudence
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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The Real War on Obesity : Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis

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John Boswell. --London: Palgrave Macmillan , c2016.
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This book sheds new light on the political battle to define and construct obesity as a policy issue. Through a rich analysis of the debates in Australia and the UK, it develops a nuanced analysis of the competing narratives that actors rely on to make sense of and argue about this issue, and documents how and to what effect they draw on scientific evidence to support their accounts. The real 'war on obesity', it demonstrates, has always been over the meaning and nature of this public health cri…
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Boswell, John
Responsibility
John Boswell
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 224 p. : 6 illus. in color)
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy
ISBN
9781137582522
9781137582515 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Obesity - epidemiology
Obesity - prevention & control
Public Health
Other Subjects
Australia
United Kingdom
Abstract
This book sheds new light on the political battle to define and construct obesity as a policy issue. Through a rich analysis of the debates in Australia and the UK, it develops a nuanced analysis of the competing narratives that actors rely on to make sense of and argue about this issue, and documents how and to what effect they draw on scientific evidence to support their accounts. The real 'war on obesity', it demonstrates, has always been over the meaning and nature of this public health crisis. This insightful work will interest scholars of interpretive policy studies, critical public health and science and technology studies.
Contents
1. Introducing the real "war on obesity" -- Part I. Problem definition -- 2. Debating individual agency -- 3. Defining the scope of the issue -- 4. Disputing the problem -- Part II. Policy engagement -- 5. Representing knowledge -- 6. Claiming knowledge -- 7. Contesting knowledge -- 8. Transmitting knowledge -- 9. Conclusion.
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e-Book
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Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age : Indian and UK Perspectives

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Sue Thompson. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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It's the standard picture, and a depressing one: older adults receiving formal care as passive and alienated. Overlooked in this equation is the capacity of dependent elders for giving back - doing for others - and their need to continue finding meaning to their existence which is an essential aspect of improving their lives and care. Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age presents an empowering new paradigm for reframing our conception of the lives of elders who are in need of care. Elegantly r…
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Thompson, Sue
Responsibility
Sue Thompson
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 229 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 8
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
ISBN
9781461466871
9781461466864 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Codependency (Psychology)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Dependency (Psychology)
Role
Social Support
Other Subjects
India
United Kingdom
Abstract
It's the standard picture, and a depressing one: older adults receiving formal care as passive and alienated. Overlooked in this equation is the capacity of dependent elders for giving back - doing for others - and their need to continue finding meaning to their existence which is an essential aspect of improving their lives and care. Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age presents an empowering new paradigm for reframing our conception of the lives of elders who are in need of care. Elegantly reasoned and meticulously researched, the book explores the importance of connectedness in later years, and argues that facilitating reciprocity benefits all parties involved - elders, caregivers, and society at large. Reframing dependent care in a more positive light is highlighted as a crucial step toward recognizing older adults' value, thereby improving their self-esteem and promoting their dignity. The importance of promoting change in care systems in order to facilitate the building up of social capital is also addressed. This important volume: Presents the findings of an extensive research study on reciprocity in later life. Provides phenomenologically and sociologically grounded frameworks for understanding reciprocity in the lives of elders. Gives voice to frequently neglected perspectives on elders' well-being. Relates the study findings to elders' spiritual dimension and aspirations for a future as well as a present and a past. Offers a means of transforming deficit models of old age. Examines the potential for improving the future of eldercare. With its powerful vision, Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age is certain to be read and discussed by practitioners, educators and students in a range of fields, including gerontology, sociology, social policy, social work, health and social care, psychology, pastoral care, and by others committed to improving quality of life for older adults.
Contents
Part I. Foundations of Understanding -- A Matter of Dignity -- Setting the context -- Reciprocity and old age -- Part II. Hearing Their Voices -- Research Design and Methods -- Findings -- Part III. The Implications -- The Significance of the Findings for the Spiritual Well-being of Older People Dependent on Formal Care -- The Significance of the Findings for the Theorising of Old Age -- The Significance of the Findings for Eldercare Practice -- Their Journeys and Mine.
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SBAs and EMQs for MRCOG II : Addressing the New Exam Format

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Chinmayee Ratha, Janesh Gupta. (1st ed.) --New Delhi: Springer India , c2016.
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This book is a comprehensive collection of questions in the "single best answer (SBA)" format for the MRCOG2 theory exam. This new format has been introduced in the exam paper from March 2015 and most candidates are still getting used to the change. This book will provide them ample opportunity to familiarize themselves with the concept and then practice answering the questions based on almost all subjects included in the MRCOG2 theory syllabus. Preparing for the MRCOG2 exam is a daunting task …
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Ratha, Chinmayee
Other Authors
Gupta, Janesh
Responsibility
Chinmayee Ratha, Janesh Gupta
Edition
1st ed.
Alternate Title
Single best answers and extended matching questions for MRCOG 2
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 461 p.)
ISBN
9788132226895
9788132226871 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gynecology
Obstetrics
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive collection of questions in the "single best answer (SBA)" format for the MRCOG2 theory exam. This new format has been introduced in the exam paper from March 2015 and most candidates are still getting used to the change. This book will provide them ample opportunity to familiarize themselves with the concept and then practice answering the questions based on almost all subjects included in the MRCOG2 theory syllabus. Preparing for the MRCOG2 exam is a daunting task for all Obstetrics and Gynecology doctors. The college constantly reforms the exam structure in an effort to optimize the evaluation process. The endeavor of the authors is to equip the candidates with a vision of the holistic nature of the exam so that they master the art of answering SBA questions.
Contents
Part I. SBA Type Questions -- Antenatal care -- Maternal medical disorders -- Fetal medicine -- Labour and delivery -- Postpartum issues -- Early Pregnancy care -- Gynaecological problems -- Subfertility and endocrinology -- Sexual and reproductive health -- Gynaecological oncology -- Urogynecology and pelvic floor -- Core surgical skills and postoperative care -- Surgical procedures -- Clinical governance -- Part II. SBA Answers -- Antenatal care -- Maternal medical disorders -- Fetal medicine -- Labour and delivery -- Postpartum issues -- Early Pregnancy care -- Gynaecological problems -- Subfertility and endocrinology -- Sexual and reproductive health -- Gynaecological oncology -- Urogynecology and pelvic floor problems -- Core surgical skills and postoperative care -- Surgical procedures -- Clinical governance -- Extended Matching Questions -- Answers to EMQs.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Examination Questions
Location
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Social determinants of health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22489
Marmot, Michael. (2nd ed.) --Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 2006.
Call Number
WA 30 S678 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 30 S678 2006
Author
Marmot, Michael
Other Authors
Wilkinson, Richard G.
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
x, 366 p. : ill., maps
ISBN
0198565895
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Status Indicators
Public Health
Social Determinants of Health
Social Medicine
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Services Accessibility
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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A Space of Their Own : The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania

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Susan Piddock. --New York, NY: Springer , c2007.
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The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of n…
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Author
Piddock, Susan
Responsibility
Susan Piddock
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 265 p. : ill., maps, plans)
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
ISBN
9780387733869
9780387733852 (print ed.)
ISSN
1574-0439
Subjects (MeSH)
Archaeology
History of Medicine
Hospital Design and Construction - history
Hospitals, Psychiatric - history
Other Subjects
South Australia
Tasmania
United Kingdom
Abstract
The history of lunatic asylums--what do we really know about them? Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true? This book will explore this world using the techniques of historical archaeology and history. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the advent of new treatments for insanity based on moral therapy and non-restraint, and an increasing social awareness of the conditions in which the insane were being kept led to a new focus on the provisions made for the insane in "madhouses", lunatic asylums and hospitals. In response to this new focus those interested in the reform of these places and the new treatment regimes began to describe what lunatic asylums should be if they were going to bring the insane back to sanity. In this book a new methodology is developed using these descriptions as the basis of a series of "ideal" asylum models. A comparison of these "ideal" asylums to the lunatic asylums built in England, South Australia and Tasmania allows us to enter the world of the nineteenth century asylum, and to understand the effects of achieving or failing to achieve the "ideal" asylum on life within these places. Through the case studies of England, South Australia, and Tasmania, this book seeks to identify the forces at work within each society that led to the particular provisions being made for the insane in each place. It will be argued that the adoption of the "ideal" asylum features can be directly related to a number of key factors, these were: access to a pool of knowledge about lunatic asylum design; economic constraints; the treatment mode adopted; and social perceptions of who was to be accommodated in the asylum: paupers, the middle class, the higher class, or convicts.
Contents
A Space of Their Own -- The Archaeology of Institutions -- The Archaeology of Lunatic Asylums -- The Changing Face of Insanity and Rise of the Institution -- Constructing the "Ideal" -- The British Lunatic Asylum: Ideals and Realities -- South Australia and the "Ideal" Lunatic Asylum -- Tasmania and the "Ideal" Asylum -- The "Ideal" Asylum: A World of Difference -- Conclusion: Archaeology and Lunatic Asylums -- Appendices.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Speaking for patients and carers : health consumer groups and the policy process

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Rob Baggott, Judith Allsop, and Kathryn Jones. --Houndmills [England]: Palgrave Macmillan , c2005.
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Speaking for Patients and Carers draws on original research and is based on a theoretical framework taken from sociology and politics. It examines health consumer groups in the context of specific conditions: arthritis and related conditions, cancer, heart and circulatory disease, maternity and childbirth, and mental health. It also analyzes their interaction with government, health professionals and the media, and assesses their impact on policy.
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Author
Baggott, Rob
Other Authors
Allsop, Judy, 1938-
Jones, Kathryn
Responsibility
Rob Baggott, Judith Allsop, and Kathryn Jones
Place of Publication
Houndmills [England]
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 349 p.)
ISBN
9780230801851
9780333968284 (hbk.)
9780333968291 (pbk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Consumer Organizations
Health Policy
Patient Advocacy
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Abstract
Speaking for Patients and Carers draws on original research and is based on a theoretical framework taken from sociology and politics. It examines health consumer groups in the context of specific conditions: arthritis and related conditions, cancer, heart and circulatory disease, maternity and childbirth, and mental health. It also analyzes their interaction with government, health professionals and the media, and assesses their impact on policy.
Contents
1. Health care politics and the policy process: concepts, theories and models -- 2. The policy context -- 3. The condition areas -- 4. Health consumer groups: formation and characteristics -- 5. Health consumer groups: social and political resources -- 6. Networks, and informal and formal alliances -- 7. Collaboration with health professionals -- 8. The pharmaceutical industry -- 9. Working with government -- 10. Working with parliament -- 11. Working with the media -- 12. Conclusion: speaking for patients and carers?
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e-Book
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Stroke Medicine : Case Studies from Queen Square

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat38911
S.K. Gill, M.M. Brown, F. Robertson, N. Losseff, editors. --London: Springer , c2015.
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This collection of case studies is authored by a group of internationally recognised experts in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The cases are carefully selected to provide an insight into the different kinds of stroke syndromes from the common through to more rare presentations of cerebrovascular pathology. Each case is worked through with a discussion on presentation, clinical features, examination, radiological findings and management. Finally, learning points are highlighted to help th…
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Other Authors
Gill, S.K. (Sumanjit K.)
Responsibility
S.K. Gill, M.M. Brown, F. Robertson, N. Losseff, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 270 p.) : 88 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9781447167051
9781447167044 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Abstract
This collection of case studies is authored by a group of internationally recognised experts in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The cases are carefully selected to provide an insight into the different kinds of stroke syndromes from the common through to more rare presentations of cerebrovascular pathology. Each case is worked through with a discussion on presentation, clinical features, examination, radiological findings and management. Finally, learning points are highlighted to help the reader focus on the key points of the case study. Stroke Medicine: Case Studies from Queen Square is aimed at medical students and doctors in all stages of training from foundation years through to consultancy.
Contents
A Rapidly Progressive Dementia -- A Headache after Starting the Oral Contraceptive Pill -- A Child with Enlarged Pupils -- Locked in or Break Out?- An Unusual TIA -- Hemianopic Alexia -- Recurrent Miscarriages and Neurological Symptoms -- A Pain in the Neck -- A Painless Loss of Vision -- Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke -- A New Mother with Rapidly Developing Blindness -- A Potentially Fatal Complication -- A Funny Turn in the Toilet -- A Strategic Infarct Leading to Mild Cognitive Impairment -- A Misbehaving Limb -- More than Just A Sore Throat -- An MRI Saves a Patient from Unnecessary Surgery -- Confusion after the Flu -- One Night with Venus, a Lifetime with Mars -- A Hypertensive Spike -- Lying in Wait: Stroke and a Blistering Rash -- An Unusual Case of Paradoxical Embolus -- Reaching a Crescendo -- Bihemispheric Infarcts -- Sleep Disordered Breathing and Stroke -- A Possible Remedy for Post Stroke Confusion -- A Headache with a Difference -- An Alternative Solution to a Difficult Problem -- Botox Saves the Day -- A Diagnosis not to Forget -- A Migraine with Persistent Focal Symptoms -- Stroke and Systemic Disease -- An Unusual Hypertensive Headache -- Recurrent Thunderclap Headaches -- Stroke in Pregnancy -- Cortical Blindness -- Cerebrovascular Disease in Childhood -- Recurrent Neurological Symptoms Mistaken as Multiple Sclerosis -- Intracerebral Haemorrhage and Oral Anticoagulants -- Choked in the Night.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Online
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The Surgeon in Medieval English Literature

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by Jeremy J. Citrome. --New York: Palgrave Macmillan , c2006.
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Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.
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Author
Citrome, Jeremy J.
Responsibility
by Jeremy J. Citrome
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 191 p.)
Series Title
New Middle Ages
ISBN
9781137096814
9781349734597 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Christianity
General Surgery - history
History, Medieval
Medicine in Literature
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Abstract
Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.
Contents
Part I. Surgery and Metaphor -- 1. Surgery as Damnation in Cleanness -- 2. Salvation and The Siege of Jerusalem -- Part II. Surgery and Embodiment -- 3. The Priest: John Audelay's Wounds of Sin -- 4. The Surgeon: Surgery, Chivalry, and Sin in the Practica of ]ohn Arderne.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone : A Study of Medical Self-help

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A.J. Larner. --London: Springer , c2011.
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Online
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Author
Larner, A.J.
Responsibility
A.J. Larner
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
xii, 60 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780857296917
9780857296900 (alk. paper)
Subjects (MeSH)
Nervous System Diseases
Patient Education as Topic
Telemedicine - methods
Internet
Telephone
Information Seeking Behavior
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Neurology
Telecommunication in medicine
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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