A renowned expert in palliative care, who is featured in the Netflix documentary, End Game, Dr. Pantilat delivers a compassionate and sensitive guide to living well with serious illness.In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care demystifies the medical system for patients and their families. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible.
The classic quick reference to feline medicine with essential information on diseases, behavior, clinical procedures, and more Comprehensive yet accessible, this fully updated new edition of The Feline Patient offers more than 300 chapters covering all aspects of feline veterinary practice. The book arranges topics alphabetically within sections, allowing busy clinicians to rapidly find information on diagnostics and treatment options, all specific to the unique needs of cats. Omitting lengthy discussions on pathophysiology in favor of an emphasis on clinically relevant information for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, the book’s approach is carefully designed for use in the clinical setting. The Feline Patient, Fifth Edition includes 30 additional chapters, along with new clinical pearls providing observations about diseases and procedures gleaned by Dr. Norsworthy over his forty-five years of clinical practice, which are called out in boxes. With clinically oriented images throughout, this edition reorganizes several sections in order to accommodate and better present the massive amount of important information. Includes chapters written by a global list of contributors for an international perspective Provides new clinical pearls providing useful advice for practice Presents an improved layout and page design for ease of navigation Offers a new companion website offering hundreds of additional images as well as video clips of clinical cases and procedures The Feline Patient, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for all veterinary practitioners who work with feline patients, as well as veterinary students.
With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field!A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment: The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier. A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings. Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities. Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice: NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings. 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations. UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations. UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills. Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom. A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world: Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention. Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population. Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems. 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
Evidence-based, point-of-care information on 1000 diseases and disorders most often treated by surgeonsA Doody's Core Title for 2017!Expansive coverage of general surgery and all subspecialties you need to be versed in, including otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, urology, and pediatricsIntuitively organized to help you find answers quickly and easilyMore than 600 photographs and illustrationsDetailed treatment algorithmsNEW! Chapter-ending multiple-choice questionsAn outstanding review for the USMLE and shelf examsUpdated throughout with the latest research and discoveriesLANGE"All medical libraries should acquire this book, which is an outstanding text for medical students." -- 4-star Doody's review of a previous editionEssential for students, residents, practitioners, and surgeonsThe best introductory text to the field of surgery
Everything you need to develop a safe and effective care plan…whenever you need it.Here’s the 5th Edition of the resource you’ll turn to again and again to select the appropriate diagnosis and to plan, individualize, and document care for more than 850 diseases and disorders. A new, streamlined design makes reference easier than ever.Only in the Nursing Diagnosis Manual will you find for each diagnosis…defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively - sample clinical applications to ensure you have selected the appropriate diagnoses - prioritized action/interventions with rationales - a documentation section, and much more!
Here’s the most complete and easy-to-use resource on how to develop practical, individualized plans of care for psychiatric and mental health patients.It’s really two books in one! The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings…from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic…to home health and private practice.Completely revised and updated throughout, the 9th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge and new medications in the field, including the DSM-5, all of today’s new psychotropic medications, and the 2012-2014 content in the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II. Awarded second place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing category
Completely revised by a team of new authors with expertise in endovascular procedures, this handbook is a quick reference for the effective treatment of patients with common arterial and venous diseases. In concise outline format, the book covers all major vascular disorders, including peripheral vascular diseases, and emphasizes patient management issues rather than step-by-step surgical procedures. This Fifth Edition covers common endovascular procedures and their preoperative and postoperative management issues. A major section provides disease-specific care outlines for various vascular disease categories, with references to the contemporary literature. From diagnosis to follow-up, each chapter includes indications for therapy, periprocedural management, and valuable tips on avoiding and managing potential complications.
Authored by an acknowledged expert on muscle and movement imbalances, this well-illustrated book presents a classification system of mechanical pain syndrome that is designed to direct the exercise prescription and the correction of faulty movement patterns. The diagnostic categories, associated muscle and movement imbalances, recommendations for treatment, examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management are described in detail. This book is designed to give practitioners an organized and structured method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndrome, the contributing factors, and a strategy for management.* Provides the tools for the physical therapist to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, develop the corrective exercise prescription and carefully instruct the patient about how to carry out the exercise program. * Authored by the acknowledged expert on movement system imbalances. * Covers both the evaluation process and therapeutic treatment. * Detailed descriptions of exercises for the student or practitioner. * Includes handouts to be photocopied and given to the patient for future reference.
Updated and easy-to-use, Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 5th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 11th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the 2015-17 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.UNIQUE! 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses Alphabetical thumb tabsPediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventionsPocketsize portability Nursing Diagnoses Index UNIQUE! Includes the 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, with pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventionsAlphabetical thumb tabs provide quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnosesPocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside.Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover