Dilemmas and Decision Making in Dementia Care

Sarah Housden (author), Julia Hubbard (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

This book is invaluable to nurses and all health and social care practitioners working with people living with dementia in a variety of contexts. It presents a series of true-to-life case studies tackling the ethical and practical dilemmas of dementia care and how to use theoretical approaches to come to potential solutions.

The reader is encouraged to explore evidence-based approaches to practice, based on the professional reasoning and experience of the practitioner and the emotional psychological and practical needs of the person living with dementia. Key themes running through case studies include:

  • effective communication,
  • person-centred practice,
  • social citizenship,
  • strengths-based approaches and
  • relationship-focused support, as well as
  • organisational culture.

Each case study provides readers with opportunities to experience and discuss clinical dilemmas in a safe space with an annotated thinking-aloud framework that allows them to unpack the elements of each situation so as to develop a range of solution-focused perspectives in order to overcome barriers and deliver best practice.

ISBN: 9781915080837

Dementia Care – Nursing and Health Survival Guides

Dawn Brooker, Sue Lillyman, Mary Bruce

Publisher’s Synopsis

Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips.

Evidence-based and fully updated for this second edition, it includes all you need to know on: person-centred dementia care; dementia-friendly environments; working with families as partners; communication and managing behaviour; pain assessment; nutrition and medication; advanced care plans; and much more …

All health and social care professionals involved in the care of dementia patients will find this book a valuable resource, while it is an essential guide for students on placement in this area.

ISBN: 9781032217659

Oxford Textbook of Respiratory Critical Care – Oxford Textbooks in Critical Care

Suveer Singh (editor), P. Pelosi (editor), Andrew Conway Morris (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Respiratory critical care is essential to modern critical care medicine. To successfully support critically ill patients, an understanding of specific lung conditions and syndromes, their pathophysiological basis, and evidence-based management strategies is of vital importance. The Oxford Textbook of Respiratory Critical Care provides an authoritative account of respiratory critical care medicine with a clear focus on how to manage respiratory disease in the critically ill. The fundamentals of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment, for respiratory diseases and conditions are outlined with a specific focus on management in the critical care setting. Across 66 chapters, common and unusual respiratory conditions are included as well as those aspects of pulmonary disease in which the management in critical illness is unique. The text equips the reader with up-to-date knowledge of clinical practice for the respiratory system, lung diseases within critical care medicine and the impact of critical illness on lung biology. Each chapter highlights advances in the field as well as emphasising the importance of getting the basics right. Key messages, controversies, and directions to further research points allow both focused reading and deeper engagement. A dedicated chapter to COVID-19, and sections throughout explore the impact of this novel virus in specific areas of respiratory critical care. Edited and written by an international group of recognized experts from many disciplines, this essential textbook is relevant to medics globally. This is an indispensable guide for clinicians, researchers and nurses working in Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Respiratory Medicine, Acute Medicine, and Emergency Medicine.

ISBN: 9780198766438

Practice Supervision and Assessment in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Mark Wareing (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

This is an essential guide for all health and social work practitioners supporting an increasing number of learners, trainees, apprentices and pre-registration students engaging in practice-based and work-based learning. Applying educational learning theory to underpin the role and practice of the contemporary practice supervisor, assessor and educator, this accessible book presents strategies for practice learning and personal development.

Acknowledging the problematic nature of learning within the workplace, the authors place the lived experience of the learner at the heart of this text and emphasise the critical importance of an expansive and compassionate learning environment for all. The book includes chapters on the context of practice learning, the role of the supervisor/assessor and educator, learning environments, coaching, assessment and supporting the learner in difficulty, among others. It also spotlights practice learning in a range of settings, from working with children, through social care and maternity care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and activities, as well as a chapter summary.

Designed for nurses, midwives, social workers, therapists and operating department practitioners who support learners in the workplace, this text is particularly relevant to registrants completing practice supervisor/assessor/educator preparation and pre-registration students taking modules on supporting learning.

ISBN: 9781032415383

Principles of Manual Therapy

Deepak Sebastian

Publisher’s Synopsis

Manual therapy, also known as manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment that is typically used in conjunction with traditional physical therapy techniques. The physical therapist will use their hands to apply pressure on muscle tissue and/or manipulate joints of the body, as opposed to using a machine or device.  This new edition is a complete guide to manual therapy for physiotherapists. Divided into four parts, the first section explains the principles and techniques of manual therapy, followed by discussion on it use for disorders in both the spine and upper and lower musculoskeletal extremities. The next part covers manual therapy techniques for mechanical peripheral nerve entrapment, with the final parts of the book describing therapy for regional conditions (cervical, thoracic, lumbopelvic, hip, knee and extremities); and neglected zones in the upper and lower quarters of the body. Authored by a Michigan-based expert in the field, the third edition has been fully revised to provide the latest techniques in manual therapy. The comprehensive text is further enhanced by clinical photographs, illustrations and tables. Key points Complete guide to manual therapy for physiotherapists Fully revised, third edition with new topics included Authored by Michigan-based expert in the field Previous edition (9789350903049) published in 2012.

ISBN: 9789352703012

Managing Stress – Practice Manuals for Busy Professionals

Neil Thompson

Publisher’s Synopsis

The Managing Stress Practice Manual, 2nd ed, provides the ideal stress management tool for practitioners across the public sector and professionals at all levels in business and management.

The modern world of work is highly pressurised, with stress levels affecting workers’ health and little to no understanding of the roots of stress, making workers feel overwhelmed and lacking the confidence to do anything about it. This book takes a holistic look at stress, offering clear and practical guidance on

  • how to manage pressure,
  • how to prevent stress,
  • what to do if stress arises and
  • how to deal with the aftermath of stress.

By taking a deeper look, this book provides the reader with a full understanding, taking the narrow focus away from the individual themselves, and thereby taking away the ‘blame the victim’ message that can add to stress.

This latest edition features new content including:

  • current pressures caused by Covid-19,
  • stress related to job insecurity,
  • financial stress and the cost of living crisis
  • stress around issues of neurodiversity.

It explains complex ideas clearly and accessibly, including practical examples and exercises throughout, with a repertoire of strategies and sources of help that will be invaluable to practitioners and business professionals alike.

ISBN: 9781916925342