Praise for Handbook of HIV and Social Work «Cynthia Cannon Poindexter has given us a remarkable edited volume that contains much information on HIV that every professional social worker needs to know in order to practice competently in today's complex world.»—From the Foreword by Vincent J. Lynch, MSW, PhD, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work «This comprehensive handbook assembles a group of social work scholars and practitioners to participate in, guide, and address many of the unresolved challenges characterizing the HIV debates. This handbook is a valuable and timely addition to the literature.»—King Davis, MSW, PhD, The Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy, The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work «This handbook is an outstanding resource for the social work professional working to ensure equal access to care, treatment, and resources for all persons living with and/or affected by HIV.»—Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW, Project Director, NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project «This book is an excellent, up-to-date guide on HIV. It is an indispensable resource for all those who work with HIV and all its complications.»—Leon Ginsberg, MSW, PhD, Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Social Work and Editor, Administration in Social Work The most current knowledge on the HIV pandemic in a thorough, diverse, and accessible volume This invaluable book draws on a distinguished roster of HIV advocates, educators, case managers, counselors, and administrators, assembling the most current knowledge into this volume. Handbook of HIV and Social Work reflects the latest research and its impact on policy and practice realities, with topics including: History, Illness, Transmission, and Treatment Social Work Roles, Tasks, and Challenges in Health Care Settings HIV-related Community Organizing and Grassroots Advocacy The Impact of HIV on Children and Adolescents HIV-affected Caregivers
The first book focusing specifically on frequent and frequently disabling side effects involving the skin, hair and nails in cancer patients According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately thirty million people living with a diagnosis of cancer – the majority of whom will receive surgery, systemic therapy, and/or radiation, and who will suffer from dermatologic adverse events. Dermatologists and oncologists are only beginning to grapple with these events, which pose serious quality-of-life issues with so many patients, and will become more prevalent as survival rates improve, thanks in part to new cancer treatments and drug regimens. Concentrating on a topic that has only been briefly touched upon by other texts, this book offers a focused perspective on the clinical presentation, underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, and management of skin, hair, and nail conditions for oncologists, dermatologists, and allied practitioners. Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology: Conditions of the Skin, Hair, and Nails in Cancer Patients: • Covers in detail the dermatologic adverse events of oncologic therapies, clinical presentations, and treatment recommendations • Enables dermatologists and other practitioners to significantly improve the care of patients with cancer • Addresses the dermatologic adverse events of cancer therapies used globally, of which a large number are found in developing countries • Emphasizes prophylactic measures – based on treatments used and type of cancer – to prevent the appearance of adverse events • Provides built-in discussions on patient education for practical counseling during therapies • Offers rapid-reference sections on topical dermatology drugs The first book to present dermatologic conditions in cancer patients and survivors in a uniform and in-depth manner, Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology is ideal for oncologists, oncology nurses, and dermatologists who wish to take better care of those with adverse skin, hair, and nail conditions.
Today over 40 million adults and children worldwide are infected with HIV, however knowledge of the disease has increased greatly and the prognosis is now good for those with access to anti-retroviral treatment. For many, HIV is now a long-term chronic condition and with decreased mortality, patient requirements and disease patterns have changed, making it increasingly apparent to health care professionals that the treatment of HIV should include optimum nutrition and healthy lifestyle interventions to help sufferers lead long and healthy lives. In this essential new book an international team of authors under the editorship of Specialist HIV Dietitian Vivian Pribram bring together the latest research to provide the practicing dietitian and nutritionist with a practical guide to the nutritional care of the HIV and AIDS patient. Students and other health care professionals working and studying this area will also find Nutrition and HIV an important and valuable resource.
This book comprehensively covers the mechanisms of action and inhibitor design for HIV-1 integrase. It serves as a resource for scientists facing challenging drug design issues and researchers in antiviral drug discovery. Despite numerous review articles and isolated book chapters dealing with HIV-1 integrase, there has not been a single source for those working to devise anti-AIDS drugs against this promising target. But this book fills that gap and offers a valuable introduction to the field for the interdisciplinary scientists who will need to work together to design drugs that target HIV-1 integrase.
AIDS is a contagious disease, currently incurable. Dozens of millions of HIV-positive are already registered worldwide, and each year this number grows. In recent years, AIDS/HIV became a major problem both for people from «risk groups», and for ordinary people. The book gives a number of important recommendations on how to suppress further expansion of this dangerous disease.
Guides practicing physicians in the practical aspects of how to diagnose and treat patients with congenital heart disease Reviews the most common congenital cardiac anomalies seen in practice Focuses on both clinical evaluation and diagnostic imaging modalities as well as practical management issues, as well as when to refer patients to tertiary care centres Each chapter is preceded by a case study to exemplify the issues which may be challenging in practical management
Recognize, understand, and manage sleep dysfunction in your patients Sleep disorders can cause neurological problems. Neurological problems can cause sleep disorders. Whatever the cause or effect, neurologists need to be well versed in sleep medicine. This enables effective discussion of sleep problems and improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. Sleep Medicine in Neurology introduces the practicing neurologist to sleep medicine, from examination of the patient to treatment of many sleep disorders. With a focused, practical approach throughout, the expert author team covers: History, examination and sleep testing of the patient Insomnia Excessive daytime sleepiness Narcolepsy Obstructive and central sleep apnea Movement disorders in sleep Parasomnias Sleep disorders in children Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Sleep Medicine in Neurology helps you diagnose and treat your sleep-disordered patients more effectively.
The needs of cancer patients and their families are complex. Yet still more complex are the powerful social and cultural forces that shape the delivery of cancer care, and the way in which it experienced. Cancer Nursing: Care in Context addresses this by adopting a unique approach that situates cancer care in the context of society‘s attitudes to the disease, and the broader every-day needs of both patients and their carers. By combining evidenced-based information, a critical view of care and treatment, and ‘first-hand accounts’ of having cancer and caring for people with cancer, the book provides a new perspective how best to deliver the care that patients truly require. This second edition includes new chapters on prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, self-help and self-management, and living with cancer long-term. It also: • Addresses significant changes in cancer care, including expansion of nursing roles, the establishment of cancer networks and cancer collaborative projects • Considers NICE guidance on Supportive and Palliative care • Incorporates material on prevention and early detection • Includes evidence tables based on relevant literature Cancer Nursing: Care in Context is an invaluable resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.
The second edition of Dentist's Guide to Medical Conditions, Medications and Complications continues to provide quick-access, clinical information on the dental treatment of patients with common systemic conditions and medical complications. Expanded in this second edition is information about patient medications. Ideal for general practitioners and students in advanced general dentistry programs, the book outlines protocols for treating patients with common conditions, presents essential drug interaction information, and guides the dental professional through prevention and management of in-office medical emergencies.
Traumatic Brain Injury provides practical, neurological guidance to the diagnosis and management of patients who suffer from traumatic brain injury. Taking a “patient journey” in traumatic brain injury, from prehospital management to the emergency department, into rehabilitation and finally reemergence in the community, it demonstrates how neurologists can facilitate recovery at all points along the way. It provides guidelines and algorithms to help support patients with brain injury within trauma centers, in posttraumatic care following discharge, and with mild traumatic brain injury not requiring immediate hospitalization. From an international team of expert editors and contributors, Traumatic Brain Injury is a valuable resource for neurologists, trainee neurologists, and others working with patients with traumatic brain injury.
Rapid response, assessment and management are crucial for neurocritical situations Acute neurological illness is traumatic for patients and their families. Physicians caring for these patients are often under great distress and need to rapidly assess the situation to allow appropriate stabilization and management. Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care gives you the tools you need to perform under pressure in the neurocritical or emergency care unit. The no-nonsense approach corresponds to the attitude needed in both acute emergencies and in the neurocritical care unit. Packed with handy tips to improve your care of patients, and written by internationally renowned experts, the book covers: Acute Management of Neurological Emergencies Cerebrovascular Critical Care Infections of the Nervous System Neuromuscular Complications Encountered in the Intensive Care Unit Neurological Complications and Consultations in General Intensive Care Units Acute Neuroimaging and Neuromonitoring in Neurocritical Care Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Emergency Management in Neurocritical Care will help you perform better in pressure situations.
Sedation is a procedure that makes use of sedative medications to produce a relaxed experience for the patient. The central nervous system (CNS) is affected through the use of drugs, including tranquilizers and anxiolytics, that can be administered to the patient in several ways. Sedation dentistry has several benefits, both for dentists and patients. For patients, it can mean freedom from anxiety or fear during dental procedures. In cases where a patient has not been able to undergo dental treatment for many years because of this fear, sedation dentistry allows him to have several years' worth of dental treatment in just a few sessions. For dentists, sedation dentistry facilitates the easy performance of dental procedures. Patients are likely to be more cooperative under the relaxing effects of sedation. Treatments can also be quicker, because a number of procedures can be performed in a single session. Dental nurses play a vital role in assisting the dentist in the routine sedation of patients. In acknowledgement of this, the NEBDN run a post-qualification certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing that provides the dental nurse with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out their role safely and competently. The ‘Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing' is a must have book for all dental nurses seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this core area of clinical practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters reflect the Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing syllabus with chapters on such key topics as legal aspects, anatomy, equipment, patient assessment, types of sedation, medical emergencies and resuscitation. Illustrated in full colour throughout Handy format for easy reference and portability Evidence-based