Good Calories, Bad Calories

Good Calories, Bad Calories

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. Called “a very important book,” by Andrew Weil and …” destined to change the way we think about food,” by Michael Pollan,  this groundbreaking book by award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.  

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing

This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills. Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things. Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.

Questions and Answers for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine, revised edition

Questions and Answers for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine, revised edition

Questions and Answers for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine, revised edition...

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information on technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures. Author Mark Friend addresses all major occupational safety and health topics in this comprehensive volume, including safety-related laws and regulations, hazardous materials, workplace violence, the threat of terrorism, and OSHA's recordkeeping standard. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout to include new information on a variety of topics. Some of the highlights: • The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and related changes in terminology are addressed under Hazardous Materials• The chapter on Industrial Hygiene reflect the recent changes in the regulations regarding the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals• The chapter on Transportation Safety has been significantly edited and streamlined to provide the reader with a better format that is easier to read and comprehendThe book includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. The latest edition of this go-to reference work reflects the legal and cultural climate of safety and health in an easily comprehensible and well-organized format, giving readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.

The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student

The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student

The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student is a stimulating new book that paves the way to the profession of occupational therapy. This book fulfills the needs of all OT and OTA students throughout their entire education by fully preparing them for their fieldwork assignments. This is an imperative learning tool for all students since all curricula include Level I and II fieldwork requirements, ranging from the associate’s level to a master’s program. This complete fieldwork book contains a wide array of topics that guide the reader from the initial planning steps to the completion of successful fieldwork, including how to design fieldwork as a supervisor. It provides students with the opportunity to not only assess various situations, but also utilize their knowledge to demonstrate clinical reasoning. A multitude of activities are included from the first page to the last, designed to groom students for their fieldwork. The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student is the ultimate resource for OT/OTA students and the clinicians who educate them, providing a wealth of information while allowing for clinical reasoning to occur. This one-of-a-kind book contains unique features that will prove beneficial to students at varying degrees of education.Features: Each chapter includes activities and assignments for students to complete as they prepare for fieldwork. The text is filled with real-life fieldwork student cases. The text teaches how to prevent problems that can occur, as well as how to fix them when they do.

WOMEN IN LABOR: MOTHERS, MEDICINE, AND OCCUPATIONAL HEAL (WOMEN & HEALTH C&S PERSPECTIVE)

WOMEN IN LABOR: MOTHERS, MEDICINE, AND OCCUPATIONAL HEAL (WOMEN & HEALTH C&S PERSPECTIVE)

Early in the twentieth century, states and courts began limiting the workplace hours of wage-earning women in order to protect them from fatigue and ill health. It was felt that a woman's role was to be a mother and that working too many hours in an often unhealthy and dangerous workplace created risks to the performance of that task. In the 1970s, many Fortune 500 companies began implementing "fetal protection policies" to prohibit women from working in areas deemed risky to reproductive capacity. Again, assumptions about motherhood were the driving force behind employment regulations.Women in Labor examines how gender norms affected the workplace health of men and women. Did the desire to protect women result in a safer workplace for all workers? Did it advance or hinder the status of women in the work-place? In answering these questions, Hepler describes a complex network of medical experts, state bureaucrats, business owners, social reformers, industrial engineers, workers, and feminists, many with overlapping interests and identities. This overlap often resulted in tradeoffs and unintended consequences. For instance, efforts promoting gender equality sometimes created equal risks for workers, whereas emphasizing social realities resulted in job discrimination. Reformists efforts to promote the important connection between the home and the industrial environment also allowed an employer to shirk responsibility for worker health.The issue of women in the workplace will remain crucial in the twenty-first century as workers worldwide struggle to create safer workplaces without sacrificing socioeconomic benefits or the health of women and their children.

Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy

Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy

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.Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, Twelfth Edition, continues in the tradition of excellent coverage of critical concepts and practices that have long made this text the leading resource for Occupational Therapy students. Students using this text will learn how to apply client-centered, occupational, evidence based approach across the full spectrum of practice settings.Peppered with first-person narratives, which offer a unique perspective on the lives of those living with disease, this new edition has been fully updated with a visually enticing full color design, and even more photos and illustrations. Vital pedagogical features, including case studies, Practice Dilemmas, and Provocative questions, help position students in the real world of occupational therapy practice to help prepare them to react appropriately.This market leading text provides the most comprehensive and current presentation of occupational therapy concepts and practice. The 12th edition of this classic text invites students with a fresh, four-color design and new photos and illustrations, as well as the fully updated text.

A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, this updated Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupationally related disorders. It provides an excellent overview of technical issues, practical applications, and preventive strategies for illness and injury related to the workplace. Emphasizing prevention, new chapters provide expansive coverage of environmentally induced asthma and allergies. A section of competencies is included for certification preparation within this specialty. A comprehensive index provides reference ease for examination of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine.

Applied theories in Occupational Therapy

Applied theories in Occupational Therapy

Applied Theories in Occupational Therapy: A Practical Approach provides a comprehensive overview of theories and frames of reference in occupational therapy. Unlike other texts, there are no distinctions between specialty areas, as current and developing theories are applied to a continuum of health and wellness for all populations across the lifespan. Practical guidelines are included to assist with evaluation and intervention strategies. Marilyn B. Cole and Roseanna Tufano examine the different levels of theory, the definition of each, and the various ways in which these levels guide occupational therapy practice. This timely text is divided into three sections: foundational theories that underlie occupational therapy practice, occupation-based models, and frames of reference. Students and practitioners are provided with specific guidelines as well as case examples and learning exercises to enhance their understanding of applied theory. The first section summarizes the overarching theories that influence the practice of occupational therapy while incorporating the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. These theories are discussed in a step-by-step format as they are related to occupational therapy. The second section reviews five currently used occupation-based models, providing readers with a description of each model according to Mosey’s organization structure. At the end of this section is an integrative case example intended to assist with the clinical integration of these models. The third section reviews and applies nine frames of reference most commonly used in occupational therapy practice today. Using the structured outline, students and practitioners can easily compare one frame of reference with another as part of the clinical reasoning response. Topics Covered: • Evolution and history of occupational therapy theory • Proposed taxonomy of occupational therapy models and frames of reference • Understanding systems and contexts • Using different levels of theory • The role of occupational therapy in health and well being Features: • Content analysis of 20 years of Slagle Lectures • U.S. and International models of health care • A review of systems theory as a perspective of occupational therapy practice • An organizational structure and template to formulate the components of each model and frame of reference Applied Theories in Occupational Therapy follows the belief that theory guides practice. This text provides practitioners with an excellent repertoire of theories to apply to occupational therapy practice. It is the ideal resource for students and practicing therapists who are looking to further their understanding of applied theory.


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