Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
In some respects actinic keratosis is the most common and best-known pathology in dermatology. Being such an ordinary pathology, actinic keratosis gives nevertheless insight into an extraordinary number of important biological and clinical processes. Actinic keratoses are found in significant numbers on the sun-exposed skin of Caucasians, especially those living in sun-bathed countries such as Australia, as two of the editors and a considerable number of the authors of this book do. The authors who have contributed to this volume are researchers and clinicians discussing actinic keratosis across the whole spectrum – from epidemiology to immunology, from molecular biology to behavioral psychology – and of course pathologists and clinicians dealing with patients who experience the many manifestations of actinic keratoses. The fact that all these various aspects are considered renders this book valuable reading for scientists and clinicians alike.
In this volume, two scholars with different but complementary interests in memory and cognitive development present a careful overview of the field of memory development from the perspective of their theory of good strategy use. In addition to treating broad topics of general interest, such as knowledge, cognitive capacity, and metamemory, the text also examines controversial issues surrounding the development of children's memory--particularly eyewitness memory. The result is a coherent statement about memory development accompanied by commentary on the study of memory development, plus applications of the theory and research in the area. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and other professionals interested in child and adolescent memory.
This work provides a critical perspective on the interplay between evidence generation and policy formulation. The book is illustrated by 11case studies of health policy making that reveal how evidence was used in particular policy making contexts. This provides insights from people who have been involved in the policy process.
A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand. As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies. The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN's highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice. expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues critiques of recent research publications explore related topics practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding