You’ve just heard a diagnosis that shakes your world: It's cancer. And what you long for most is the hope that everything will be okay. You are not alone. As a longtime cancer survivor, Lynn Eib knows firsthand how that feels. And as a patient advocate helping thousands facing cancer, she also knows what gives people hope. In 50 Days of Hope, Lynn shares amazing, true stories of those who have been in your shoes and discovered that when God and cancer meet, hope is never far away. Whether you’re a cancer patient or walking with a loved one on a cancer journey, you’ll find 50 Days of Hope packed with the daily dose of encouragement you need.
This compilation of care plans for the most commonly encountered clinical problems reflects the most current practice and professional standards in nursing. Written by practicing nurses for students and/or clinicians, it includes 195 nursing care plans ― making it the most comprehensive care plan book available! This new fifth edition focuses on evidence-based practice and covers adult lifespan and healthcare issues.Preformatted care plans for 137 common medical-surgical disorders are included.The components of care plans are explained ― the NOC and NIC classifications, creating nursing care plans, how to use critical paths and how they are linked to care plans, and tools for performance improvement.58 additional nursing diagnosis care plans provide a solid basis for creating customized patient plans of care.Includes expanded home care and community-based care.Synonyms are highlighted below the main care plan, and all commonly known terms for disorders are included in the index.Related to factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for independent and collaborative nursing diagnoses are featured in each care plan.Collaborative versus independent interventions are indicated by two distinct icons.Care plans are organized by body system for easy reference. 16 new care plans and two new chapters on health care plans for men's and women's health have been added.Updated content includes expanded cancer coverage and revised and expanded rationales.Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) have been added for each nursing/collaborative diagnosis.NANDA Taxonomy II terminology is used throughout with terms listed on the inside back cover.A new, more colorful design presents care plans in an attractive and accessible format.
Bladder Cancer: A Patient-Friendly Guide to Understanding Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options resulted from a unique collaboration between doctors and patients. It started when David Pulver was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2007 and got a second opinion from Mark Schoenberg, MD, an internationally acknowledged authority on bladder cancer. They formed a partnership—not only to treat David's bladder cancer but also to write a patient-friendly book for other patients diagnosed with this disease. The book combines expert medical information with a clear writing style that organizes and presents the information in the most patient-friendly way.When you are diagnosed with bladder cancer or have a recurrence of your disease, many questions start running through your mind. What does my diagnosis mean? What are my treatment options? How serious is my disease? Can I be cured?To grapple with these questions, you need to understand your diagnosis and learn about your treatment options— so you can get the best possible outcomes for your disease. The mission of this book is to educate you about bladder cancer so you can understand your diagnosis and make informed decisions regarding your treatment and care. The book will help you be a proactive patient, have better conversations with your doctor, and become your own advocate in fighting your disease.What You Will Learn from This BookThis book is organized into 14 chapters and 4 appendixes.You should first read Chapters 1–5, which provide information all patients with bladder cancer need to know. Topics include how to become a proactive patient, the anatomy and functions of the urinary system, how bladder cancer is diagnosed, and what you need to know to understand your diagnosis.The next step is to read the specific chapter or chapters that discuss the treatment options for your specific diagnosis. Chapters 6–13 include detailed information about the treatment options for the different types and stages of bladder cancer.Chapter 14 discusses the challenges bladder cancer survivors face as they transition from active treatment to follow-up care. In addition, there are 4 appendixes, including a glossary of bladder cancer terms and a list of bladder cancer resources for patients and their families.This book addresses the questions, concerns, and challenges that confront people diagnosed with bladder cancer and those who love and support them.
Through six bestselling editions, Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis, by Drs. Basil J. Zitelli, Sara C. McIntire, and Andrew J. Nowalk, has been the gold standard atlas of pediatric diagnosis for residents and physicians. Thousands of high-quality clinical photographs are paired with authoritative clinical content, covering both common and uncommon pediatric disorders. Extensive revisions throughout bring this encyclopedic resource fully up to date, helping you hone your visual examination skills and improve your diagnostic accuracy.Features more than 2,500 color photographs supplemented by explanatory text, laboratory tests, and imaging. Emphasizes pertinent historical factors, examination techniques, visual findings, and diagnostic methods. Includes over 20 clinical videos online, as well as new coverage of urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux management, food allergies, Lyme disease, coagulation disorders, congenital infections, and immune deficiencies Contains a new chapter on vascular anomalies, with detailed descriptions of vascular malformations and new medical co-management approaches. Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
This #1 annual internal medicine and clinical practice guide turns the latest research into improved patient outcomes – now fully updated and revised.A Doody's Core Title for 2017!Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based information about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. Here’s why CMDT is an essential reference for any primary care setting:• Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management throughout the broad fields of internal medicine• Full review of internal medicine and additional primary care topics, such as gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care• The only text with an annual update on HIV/AIDS and new emerging viral diseases• Specific disease prevention information• Medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms• Updated PMID numbers for quick reference• Many full-color photographs and illustrationsHere are just a few of the many exciting new additions and updates:• New information on Zika, dengue, chikungunya, MERS and other infections• Two new online chapters: Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health and Transgender Health & Disease Prevention• Update on influenza pneumococcal, HPV, and meningococcal vaccines • Latest information on new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease• Revised recommendations for cardiovascular prevention methods• Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections• New FDA approved medications for diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia• Extensively revised material on alcoholism• Latest information on treatment options for obesity• Expanded online Podiatry chapter
Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe• New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more
Derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing and examining patients with Textbook of Physical Diagnosis. Employing a compassionate, humanistic approach, Dr. Swartz explores how cultural differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs, and demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. This medical reference book features numerous high-quality color images, an easy-to-use design, and detailed descriptions of exam techniques, making it an essential guide for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Learn about special considerations related to patient’s unique situations, such as cultural differences, nutritional status, and overall health, which may affect your approach to their treatment.Understand the causes of the symptoms you encounter with Pathophysiology explanations.Easily review illustrated components with abundant color photographs capturing the true appearance of various diseases. Access coverage of complementary and alternative medicine so you can be alerted to the clinical implications of these increasingly popular modalities.Provide the best medical care through the art of interviewing and physical examination with the most recent coverage of relevant physical diagnosis standards and tests, as well as detailed discussions of key exam techniques.Reference information on-the-go. Several chapters have been moved online, resulting in a more portable and concise print edition that focuses on core material.View examination techniques and clinical presentations more clearly than ever before with help from high-quality color images, over 900 photographs, and line art supplementing the detailed text. Stream more than 6 hours of in-depth video, review online-only chapters, and reference the entire contents online at Student Consult.Gain in-context access to online videos using your smartphone by scanning accompanying QR codes located throughout the text, covering step-by-step key aspects of the physical examination for adults, newborns, toddlers, as well as important interviewing scenarios.
Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings.A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment ― beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning.Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis.Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings.Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify.Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination.Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies.Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem.Evidence-Based Practice boxes ― more than 30 are NEW ― summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems.Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems. NEW Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness.NEW Heartburn and Indigestion chapter addresses this common condition and includes important differential diagnoses such as myocardial infarction and cancer of the esophagus.NEW! Separate chapters on limb pain divide the topic by lower extremities and upper extremities, offering more focused, easy-to-locate coverage.NEW! Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps in identifying patients who might need additional support or intervention.NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM.NEW! More than 20 NEW illustrations enhance content and a full-color design makes topics easier to find.
Diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the process of examining the body to diagnose disease and differentiate patterns under the guidance of the fundamental theories of TCM. It is a bridge that connects the basics of TCM with all branches of clinical medicine and includes inspecting the symptoms or manifestations, analyzing the changes, understanding the pathomechanisms, and predicting the transformation of diseases. TCM diagnosis consists of two major areas of study, examination and testing (zhên) and decision and judgment (duàn). Examination and testing techniques are used to collect information from the patient. Decision and judgment uses this information, which is sorted, analyzed, synthe¬sized, and reasoned on the basis of TCM theory. This book is organized around the four pillars of TCM diagnosis: inspection, inquiry, listening and smelling, and palpation. In this text, each aspect is explained in a clear and systematic manner, with generous use of tables and illustrations. This is followed by a series of review questions for deeper understanding. A comprehensive self-examination consisting of 200 multiple choice questions, with a separate key to the answers, tests the reader s understanding of the important points of each aspect of diagnosis. These questions, many of which are presented in case study format, will help students prepare for the board exams.