Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
Editor: Nick Wrycraft
Price: £65.00 and £22.99
ISBN 9780335233571 and 3588
This comprehensive and useful text from a wide range of contributors offers a student- focused introduction to the key issues involved in the field of mental health nursing, and requires no previous knowledge. Chapters consider in useful detail important subjects such as social inclusion, mental health promotion, mental health at different stages of life, relevant legal issues, therapeutic interventions and physical health issues in mental health settings.
Numeracy for Nursing and Healthcare: Calculations and Practice
Author: Pearl Shihab
Shihab draws on her 25 years of teaching experience to provide a text devoted specifically to competency in the often-dreaded area of maths for student nurses. Addressing the fears and frustration that can accompany this subject, she aims to assist readers to handle numbers confidently in administering drugs, interpreting data and in many other practice settings. She illustrates the text with useful clinical examples throughout.
Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
Editor: Virginia M. Brennan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Brennan and this volume's other contributors consider the public health effects of recent hurricanes, including Katrina, on minorities in the US, and assess the health policy and implications of these natural disasters. They advocate including comprehensive public health policy in future disaster relief programmes. This book aims to serve as a resource for policymakers, healthcare agencies, emergency planners and professionals in the field.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Authors: Scott A. Huettel, Allen W. Song and Gregory McCarthy
Publisher: Sinauer Associates
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become the dominant research technique in cognitive neuroscience. Here the authors seek to offer a comprehensive introductory text covering the biology and physics of fMRI, discussions of research design and experimental analysis, and considerations of future directions for the technology and its integration with other research techniques. An accompanying CD-Rom offers data sets and self-study exercises.
Surgical Anatomy and Technique: A Pocket Manual
Authors: Lee John Skandalakis, John E. Skandalakis and Panajiotis N. Skandalakis
A longstanding key resource for residents and general surgeons, in user-friendly pocket-manual format, this latest edition is thoroughly revised, with many new illustrations. The authors seek to keep content relevant, fresh and practice-based; new topics include carotid endarterectomy, hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Existing chapters have been updated to reflect current surgical approaches.
Basics of Oncology
Authors: Frederick O. Stephens and Karl Reinhard Aigner
Stephens and Aigner seek to provide a general overview of the essential medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer by offering detailed explanations and discussion of the causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments and outcomes all within one volume. The aim is to furnish students of medicine, nurse oncologists and other health professionals with a sound basis with which to expand into detailed or specific study in different areas of practice.
Immunology at a Glance
Authors: J.H.L. Playfair and B.M. Chain
Part of the publisher's popular At a Glance series, this well-illustrated text offers a concise approach for practitioners and medical students seeking introduction or revision material. Newly revised, this ninth edition encapsulates essential information including relationships between cells, molecules and processes of immunity, with a checklist of definitions, with new chapters on "Innate Immune Recognition", "Investigating Immunity" and "Immunity and the Genome".
Pocket Emergency Medicine: A Quick Medical Reference Guide for Use on the Ward
Author: Gareth Rhys Chapman
Chapman presents commonly encountered medical emergencies in a concise manner, without superfluous content. It covers the most common emergencies, including hypertension/falling blood pressure, disordered consciousness, poisoning, low urine output, acute chest pain and advanced life support. Tabbed subsections offer emergency drug doses, scoring systems and advanced life-support algorithms.