This text provides students and practitioners with the essential diagnostic information for clinical problems as well as a system for differentiation of diseases that have similar signs, symptoms, and radiographic appearance. Pathogenesis, clinical, radiographic, laboratory, and histopathological features are presented with discussion developed especially to highlight distinguishing features and helpful hints in generating a differential diagnosis for each lesion.A Brandon Hill Title.Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-293-7.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.
Tells the story of the friendship between two men, both widowers, both immigrants in London. One day Perse's son turns up, on the run from a paramilitary group he has been involved in. At the same time, Orazio's daughter looks to her father for help with racketeers threatening her business.
Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving IOM Competencies, Third Edition is a user-friendly and practical manual focusing on the day-to-day realities of doing, learning, and evaluating critical thinking in nursing. With clear examples of both the parts and the whole of this complex process, each chapter includes action learning activities to promote critical thinking: Tracking, Assessing, and Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-based Strategies or TACTICS. Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students, and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. Based on the authors’ research in both defining and assessing critical thinking in nursing, this text also draws from their years of refining critical thinking teaching and learning methods. Completely updated and revised, the new edition offers critical thinking components combined with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five core competencies: patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team work, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality improvement. New to this edition are updated case studies, new illustrations, new content on how to facilitate synthesis of high level critical thinking, additional content on critical thinking within the nursing process, increased TACTICS, and new appendices to assist with the assessment of critical thinking.
When man came first out of the hands of the great Creator, clothed in body as well as in soul, with immortality and incorruption, there was no place for physic, or the art of healing. As he knew no sin, so he knew no pain, no sickness, weakness, or bodily disorder. the habitation wherein the angelic mind, the Divine particular Aura abode, though originally formed out of the dust of the earth, was liable to no decay. It had no seeds of corruption or dissolution within itself. And there was nothing without to injure it: Heaven and earth and all the hosts of them were mild, benign and friendly to human nature. The entire creation was at peace with man, so long as man was at peace with his Creator. So that well might "the morning stars sing together, and all the sons of God shout for joy." 2. But since man rebelled against the Sovereign of heaven and earth, how entirely is the scene changed. The incorruptible frame hath put on corruption, the immortal has put on mortality. The seeds of weakness and pain, of sickness and death, are now lodged in our inmost substance ; whence a thousand disorders continually spring, even without the aid of external violence. And how is the number of these increased by every thin* round about us ! The heavens, the earth, and ail things contained therein, conspire to punish the rebels against their Creator. The sun and moon shed unwholesome influences from above; the earth exhales poisonous damps from beneath ; the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, are in a state of hostility : the air itself that surrounds us on every side, is replete with the shafts of death : yea, the food we eat, daily saps the foundation of the life which cannot be sustained without it. So has the Lord of all secured the execution of his decree, — " Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return." 3. But can there nothing be found to lessen those inconveniences, which cannot be wholly removed ? To soften the evils of life, and prevent in part the sickness and pain to which we are continually exposed? With- out question there may. One grand preventative of pain and sickness of various kinds, seems intimated by the great Author of nature in the very sentence that entails death upon us : "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return to the ground." The power of exercise, both to preserve and restore health, is greater than can well be conceived ; especially in those who add temperance thereto ; who if they do not confine themselves altogether to eat either "bread or the herb of the field." (which God does not require them to do) yet steadily observe both that kind and measure of fool, which experience shows to be most friendly to strength and health. 4. It is probable, physic, as well as religion, was in the first ages chiefly traditional : every father delivering down to his sons, what he had himself in like manner received, concerning the manner of healing both outward hurts, and the diseases incident to each climate, and the medicines which were of the greatest efficacy for the cure of each disorder. It is certain, this is the method wherein the art of healing is preserved among the Americans to this day. Their diseases are exceeding few ; nor do they often occur, by reason of their continual exercise, and (till of late) universal temperance. But if any are sick, or bit by a serpent, or torn by a wild beast, the fathers immediately tell their children what remedy to apply. And It is rare that the patient suffers long ; those medicines being quick, as well as, generally, in- fallible.
With a strong patient-centered approach to care and an author team comprised of nurses and physicians, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 8th Edition, addresses teaching and learning health assessment in nursing, medical, and a wide variety of other health-care programs, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This new edition offers an increased focus on evidence-based practice and improved readability, along with integrated lifespan content and numerous special features such as Clinical Pearls and Physical Variations, Functional Assessment, and Staying Well boxes.Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Examination boxes supply you with current data on the most effective techniques for delivering quality patient care.Clinical Pearls lend insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills.Functional Assessment boxes present a more holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond the physical exam to patients’ functional ability.Staying Well boxes focus you on patient wellness and health promotion. Risk Factor boxes provide opportunities for patient teaching or genetic testing for a variety of conditions.Differential diagnosis content offers you an understanding of how disease presentations vary and specific information for how to make diagnoses from similar abnormal findings.Abnormal Findings tables equip you with a quick, illustrated reference that allows for comparisons of various abnormalities along with key symptoms and underlying pathophysiology.Sample Documentation boxes clarify appropriate professional language for the process of recording patient assessment data.NEW! Advance Practice Skills highlighted throughout text makes identification and reference easier for students.NEW! Updated content throughout provides you with cutting-edge research and a strong evidence-based approach to care.NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment Chapter groups important, foundational tasks together for easy reference in one location.NEW! Improve readability ensures content remains clear, straightforward, and easy to understand.NEW! Updated illustrations and photographs enhances visual appeal and clarifies anatomic concepts and exam techniques.
The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam is the only interview book with DSM-5 criteria.The book provides an efficient structure for learning how to conduct an interview, reviews the screening questions, and then explains how DSM-5 impacts the interview. The sixth chapter, the core of the guide, walks the reader through a complete diagnostic exam that includes questions for each DSM-5 disorder class. The book is for beginners learning the format and flow of the diagnostic interview and for seasoned clinicians conducting an interview consistent with DSM-5's revisions. The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam is a pragmatic and concise resource for diagnosing a person in mental distress while establishing a therapeutic relationship.Want more? Check out my new guide to diagnosing and treating children and adolescents using DSM-5 criteria, the DSM-5 Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, written with pediatrician and psychiatrist Robert J. Hilt.A memoir, The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine, is also available from Yale UP.
Use this set of colorful cards to review concepts in physical examination and health assessment! With 80 full-color cartoons covering key concepts, Mosby's Assessment Memory NoteCards, 2nd Edition uses humor and mnemonics to make studying easier and more fun. These durable, detachable cards are useful in preparing for the NCLEX® or classroom exams, as a clinical reference, for writing care plans, or for patient teaching information. Created by nursing educators JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, and Tom Gaglione, RN, MSN, this convenient study tool may be used as either a spiral-bound notebook or as individual flashcards.80 full-color illustrated mnemonics cover key assessment procedures and tips.Sturdy, spiral-bound cards offer durability as well as portability.Colored tabs make it easy to find topics.Concise What You Need to Know monographs on each card provide more detailed information and specific nursing implications.Unique! Color highlights emphasize four central topics: Abnormal findings in pinkCommon clinical findings in blue Important nursing implications in yellow Patient teaching in green 24 new new or revised cartoons cover current assessment topics, including these new cards: Electronic Health RecordI-SBAR-RSymptom Analysis--OLDCARTSFocused AssessmentUrine Ten DipstickFollow the Lines from Client to Port The image collection, now part of the Evolve Instructor Resources, allows instructors access to the complete set of 80 full-color illustrations from Mosby's Assessment Memory NoteCards with qualified adoption.