Neuropsychology offers a broad introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. It provides understanding of the common neurological disorders and enables informed choices in care. Important insight into differential diagnosis is given, as well as help to extend and support the health care role through an introduction to basic bed-side assessment techniques and their interpretation. It provides knowledge to assist health professionals in empowering patients in their recovery or rehabilitation and is an essential workplace manual.
- Specifically targets nurses using their vocabulary and works from their perspective
- Seeks to bridge the theory-practice gap and gives detailed clinical applications
- Contains enough information to allow the reader to transfer skills learnt into the workplace, culminating in the possibility of carrying out simple bedside screen
- Provides possible assessment and treatment approaches
- A 'one-stop' working resource book for this field
- Covers a potentially complex subject in a logical and clinically relevant format
A comprehensive book dealing with the ethical challenges confronting occupational health professionals, particularly focusing on the ethical issues inherent in the practical problems that they encounter in their everyday work. Provides all the practical tools required for the ethical analysis of challenging and complex cases, and situations that require well-reflected professional decisions. Includes case studies that will help provide information and guidance that can also be used in vocational and postgraduate training programs. Occupational health physicians, nurses, hygienists, psychologists, and managers of occupational health practices will find this book valuable reading.
This comprehensive textbook lets readers develop the strong theoretical and practical foundation needed for effective decision-making in occupational therapy. Emphasis on both clinical and professional reasoning gives readers the skills needed to make informed decisions as practitioners, managers, and educators. This textbook offers easy-to-follow explanations of current theories of clinical and professional reasoning, demonstrating their relevance to occupational therapy work.
"Thinking about Thinking" quotes offer thought-provoking perspectives on reasoning. Case examples and learning activities demonstrate how reasoning is applied in various clinical and professional scenarios. Each chapter includes learning objectives and a key word list. Photographs, figures, and tables support reader understanding.
The book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches used, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice, and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on philosophy and theory base, the occupational therapy process, ensuring quality, the context of occupational therapy, occupations, and client groups. Important new areas that are now covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development, and continuing professional development.
- Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume.
- Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout
- Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners
- Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management
- The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation.
- Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect.
- It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education.
- Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic.
- For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest.
- Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses.
- Interior will include colour for the first time
- Chapter on Health, wellness and occupation to include more on occupational science and the effects of occupational deprivation
- Chapter on knowledge base of occupational therapy to act as a primer for themes that will recur throughout the book. To include more on productivity.
- Chapter on Assessment to include outcome measurement
- Chapter on Roles and settings to include extended roles
- Chapter on Ethics to include risks and dilemmas
- Chapter on Mental health promotion to include primary care
- Chapter on Acute psychiatry to include intensive care, work rehabilitation
- Chapter on Approaches to severe and enduring mental illness to include rehabilitation and work rehabilitation
- Chapter on Marginalised populations to include homeless people and ethnic minority groups
- Chapter on Management and budgeting to be combined chapter with much less on budgeting
This book provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It aims to provide a valuable starting point for health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as those intending to specialize in occupational medicine. It will also serve as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, or colleagues and professionals in occupational health and safety in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people.
This third edition of the textbook has been fully revised and includes new materials and chapters. The contents of the book have been streamlined to appear in two sections. The approach of examining occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems is retained. These clinically oriented chapters form Section One. Section Two comprises issues of special interest to occupational health practitioners such as screening and routine medical examinations, assessment of disability for compensation, medical planning and management of industrial disasters, occupational medicine practice and the law, and the prevention of occupational diseases.
Several changes have directly resulted from feedback from readers of the previous editions. Among these are the inclusion of new chapters on occupational infections, metabolic disorders, and occupational medicine practice and the law. As before, case studies have been incorporated in the chapters to make clear the relevant issues.
An Introduction to Radiation Protection is a highly readable account of the nature of the hazards presented by ionizing radiation and the methods of protection for those new to the field and for the non-specialist.
The sixth edition of this established text takes readers through the general background of the subject, the technical principles underlying the control of radiation hazards, radiation detection and measurement, and the biological effects of radiation. These principles are followed by a consideration of radiation protection issues in the nuclear industry, the non-nuclear sector, and the medical field. Further specialised topics include risk assessment, waste management and decommissioning, radiological incidents and emergencies, relevant legislation, and organizational issues.
Supplemented by clear diagrams and photographs, summary sections, and revision questions, the book is suitable for the beginner as well as the more advanced radiation practitioner. It remains an ideal primer for those working in the nuclear industry, nuclear medicine technicians, radiographers and medical physics technicians, health and safety executives and occupational health professionals. It is also an invaluable companion for anyone training or undertaking a course in radiation protection.