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Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J. MacLeod

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse.<i> Call the Nurse</i> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.<br /><br /> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Las...
by Azra Raza

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>A world-class oncologist's devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer</b><br />We have lost the war on cancer. We spend $150 billion each year treating it, yet -- a few innovations notwithstanding -- a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it as one was fifty years ago. Most new drugs add mere months to one's life at agonizing physical and financial cost.<br />In <i>The First Cell</i>, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society (mis)treats cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, <i>The First Cell</i> explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Indeed, Raza describes how she bore the terrible burden of being her own husband's oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia. Like <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i>, <i>The First Cell</i> is no ordinary book of medicine, but a book of wisdom and grace by an author who has devoted her life to making the unbearable easier to bear.
Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition: Helping People Change (...
by , Stephen Rollnick

Language

English

Pages

482

Publication Date

November 11, 2012

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<p>This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI--engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning--and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.<br /><br /> This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.</p> New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI.*Fully restructured around the new four-process model.*Additional case examples and counseling situations.*Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include:*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion.*Key points at the end of each chapter.*Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.*Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary.
Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - E-...
by , Angela E. Silvestri

Language

English

Pages

1143

Publication Date

August 23, 2019

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<p>Get the tools and skills you need to prepare for the NCLEX®! Often called the ‘the best NCLEX<sup>®</sup> exam review book ever,’ <b>Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8<sup>th</sup> Edition </b>has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent test plan. This new edition includes 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. A companion Evolve website includes thousands of questions that allow you to decide how you want to practice! Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only Silvestri includes the kinds of questions that consistently test the clinical judgment skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices and test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, this is THE book of choice for NCLEX preparation. But don’t just take our word for it — read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it!</p><ul><b></b><li><b>Over 5,200 practice questions </b>in the text and online offer ample testing practice. </li><li><b>75-question comprehensive exam </b>covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan.</li><li><b>Inclusion of all alternate item format questions</b> covers multiple response, prioritizing [ordered response], fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration [hot spot], chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to give students practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.</li><li><b>Presents introductory chapters on preparation guidance</b> for the NCLEX-RN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate’s experience.</li><li><b><i>UNIQUE! </i>Audio review summaries</b> on pharmacology, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance are found on the Evolve companion site.</li><li><b>Expanded coverage of delegation, prioritization, and triage/disaster management </b>in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>A</b> <b>detailed test-taking strategy and rationale</b> is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>Priority concepts</b> call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice. Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice text.</li><li><b>UNIQUE! More <i>Priority Nursing Action</i> boxes </b>communicate new and pertinent content<b>.</b> </li><li><b>Question categories </b>by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and content area give you completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site.</li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <i><b>Pyramid Alert!</b></i><b> boxes</b> spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. </li><li><b>Mnemonics</b> included where appropriate throughout the text.</li> </ul>
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in B...
by Theresa Brown

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

May 18, 2010

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<p>“Among all the recent books on medicine, <em>Critical Care</em> stands alone.“ — Pauline Chen, author of <em>Final Exam</em> </p><p>“A must read for anyone who wants to understand healthcare. Extraordinary.” — Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent </p><p><em>Critical Care</em> is the powerful and absorbing memoir of Theresa Brown—a regular contributor to the <em>New York Times</em> blog “Well”—about her experiences during the first year on the job as an oncology nurse; in the process, Brown sheds brilliant light on issues of mortality and meaning in our lives.</p>
The Immunotherapy Revolution: The Best New Hope For Saving Cancer...
by Jason R. Williams MD

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English

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Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>The Future Of Treating Cancer Has Finally Arrived. </b><br /> <br /><br /><i><b>Cancer treatments can be torture</b></i><b>! Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are not only extreme but can be just as painful and dangerous as the cancer itself. </b><br /> <br /><br />When doctors treat cancer aggressively it leaves the body in a weakened, susceptible state open to contracting other diseases or relapses. Most of the medical field refuses to acknowledge the major problems with the way they treat cancer. <br /> <br /><br /><i><b>So is there really a better way to heal from cancer against all odds</b></i><b>? YES! </b><br /> <br /><br />In this eye-opening book, Dr. Williams shares his most groundbreaking, shocking conclusions from his decades of in-depth research on cancer. <br /> <br /><br />He provides <b>life-changing advice in the most critical and overlooked areas</b> in cancer treatment and recovery. <i>He has personally developed a revolutionary medical treatment that will change the way we treat cancer - forever. </i><br /> <br /><br />Dr. Jason R. Williams is a board-certified radiologist, image-guided oncologist, researcher, and professor. He is the Founder and Director of Interventional Oncology for the Williams Cancer Institute and adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. He has pioneered a brand new less invasive, less toxic solution to treating cancer. <br /> <br /><br />Committed to further advance research in intra-tumoral immunotherapy and help those who are struggling financially to cover medical costs, Dr. Williams is donating all proceeds from this book for this cause. <br /> <br /><br /><i><b>Grab your copy now, and discover the promising solution to cancer! </b></i>
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best ...
by , Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Language

English

Pages

798

Publication Date

October 17, 2018

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.<br /><br />Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th Edition<br />Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN<br /> <br />Enhance your clinical decision-making capabilities and improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. <br /> <br />Develop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence-based practice (EBP) an integral part of your clinical decision-making and everyday nursing practice with this proven, approachable text. Written in a straightforward, conversational style, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare delivers real-world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter to help you confidently meet today’s clinical challenges and ensure positive patient outcomes.<br /><br />NEW! Making Connections: An EBP Exemplar opens each unit, immersing you in an unfolding case study of EBP in real-life practice.<br />NEW! Chapters reflect the most current implications of EBP on health policy and the context, content, and outcomes of implementing EBP competencies in clinical and academic settings.<br />NEW! Learning objectives and EBP Terms to Learn at both the unit and chapter levels help you study efficiently and stay focused on essential concepts and vocabulary.<br />Making EBP Real features continue to end each unit with real-world examples that demonstrate the principles of EBP applied.<br />EBP Fast Facts reinforce key points at a glance.<br />Clinical Scenarios clarify the EBP process and enhance your rapid appraisal capabilities.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy 2nd Edition: 2nd Edition...
by Myra J. Wick M.D. Ph.D.

Language

English

Pages

520

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<p><strong>An essential pregnancy resource for all parents-to-be. <em>Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, second edition </em>is an authoritative, yet practical reference manual from the pregnancy experts at the #1 ranked hospital in America.</strong></p><br /><p>The newly updated book includes information on everything from healthy lifestyle habits to the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth, as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect. In addition, you’ll find a 40-week pregnancy calendar, an overview of common pregnancy symptoms, information on safe medicine use, tools to help parents with important pregnancy decisions, and general caregiving advice — information moms and dads can trust to help give their little ones a healthy start.</p><br /><p><em>Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, second edition</em> is the collective effort of a team of health care experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child by a healthy mother. Any parent-to-be looking for accurate and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this illustrated, easy-to-understand book.</p>
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<p><b>Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.</b><br /><br />In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.<br /><i><br /></i>After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. <br /><br /><i>Five Days at Memorial</i>, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.<br /><br />In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, <i>Five Days at Memorial</i> radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.<br /><br /><b>One of The <i>New York Times</i>' Best Ten Books of the Year</b></p>
Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E-Book: An Evidence-Based Guide to Pla...
by , Melody Zanotti

Language

English

Pages

1025

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>Get nursing care plans right! Ackley’s <b>Nursing Diagnosis Handbook:</b> <b>An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition</b> helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans.</p><ul><b></b><li><b>Step-by-step instructions</b> shows you how to use the <i>Guide to Nursing Diagnoses</i> and <i>Guide to Planning Care</i> sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. </li><li><b>UNIQUE!</b> <b>Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis</b></li><li><b>Promotes</b> <b>evidence-based interventions and rationales</b> by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. </li><li><b>Presents</b> <b>examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes</b> in each care plan.</li><li><b>150 NCLEX exam-style review questions </b>are available on Evolve.</li><li><b>Easy-to-follow sections I and II</b> guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing </li><li><b>Appendixes </b>provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location. </li><li><b>Clear, concise interventions</b> are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. </li><li><b>Safety content</b> emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. </li><li><b>Classic evidence-based references </b>promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.</li><li><b><i>List of Nursing Diagnosis</i> Index</b> on inside front cover of book for quick reference.   </li><li><b>Alphabetical thumb tabs </b>allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.</li></ul><ul><b></b><li><b>NEW!</b> <b>Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020</b> <b>NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, </b>complete with 17 new diagnoses.</li><li><b>NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales</b> for every care plan</li><li><b>NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion</b> includes information about the caregiver’s responsibility for adapting care accordingly. </li><li><b>NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority</b> helps you quickly identify the information you’re searching for. </li><li><b>NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans.</b></li><li><b>NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN</b> throughout book in Section I</li><li><b>NEW! Concept map creator</b> added from Yoost textbook. </li><li><b>NEW! Updated rationales</b> include evidence-based references 5 years or less.</li></ul>

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