Doctors, lawyers and other professionals often need to make an assessment of a person's mental capacity. This book helps to support these professionals by giving them a fuller understanding of the law in all situations where an assessment of capacity may be needed, clarifying the roles of professionals and providing an aid to communication both between them and with the person being assessed.Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, Assessment of Mental Capacity combines a precise statement of the law with a practical, jargon-free approach to provide guidelines on a range of issues, from capacity to form intimate personal relationships, to capacity to consent to medical treatment. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded to take account of:- recent case law and current good practice- revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice- the rising prominence of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.It provides an essential source of guidelines and information, including extracts from Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Code of Practice, and is an indispensable tool for health and legal professionals.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Poland combines snappy text with full-colour photography to highlight the very best that this remarkable country has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights that you will not want to miss; from constantly evolving capital Warsaw, to the port town of Gdansk in the north and the country's artistic and spiritual heart of Krakow in the south. The What to Do chapter explores Poland's musical scene and opportunities to sample its famed vodka, whilst the Eating Out chapter investigates the local cuisine and provides a list of recommended restaurants for you to try. Top 10 Attractions and A Perfect Tour itinerary present inspiration for experiencing the very best of Poland. Background information about the turbulent history of the country and the character of its people is also provided to help you really understand the culture you have come to experience. Clear and detailed maps plot all the major sights, and the Travel Tips section offers practical advice on how to get there and where to stay.
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 the perfect quick reference for clinical. This Pocket Guide is 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.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Sweden is a concise, full-colour travel guide to this enchanting Scandinavian country, combining inspiring photography with insider tricks and tips to help you uncover the best of Sweden. It tells you everything you need to know about the best places to visit in Sweden, from the beautiful capital, Stockholm, and the lively cities of Gothenburg and Malm to the verdant forests of the Central Heartlands and the remote landscapes of Norrland. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way, and are cross-referenced to the text. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the 10 top attractions in Sweden, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of things to do in Sweden, including sports, shopping, entertainment and activities for children. The book provides all the essential background on Sweden's culture, including a brief history of Sweden and an Eating Out chapter covering the national cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
Get a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical examination and health assessment across the lifespan! Using easy-to-follow language, detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 3rd Canadian Edition is the gold-standard in physical examination textbooks. This new edition reflects the latest in what is happening in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends, examples of how to document patient assessments using the Electronic Health Record, and new evidence-informed content throughout. It's easy to see why this text is #1 with Canadian nursing students! A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses colour, step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings. Sectional colour bars segment body systems according to content (Structure and Function, Subjective Data, Objective Data, Documentation and Critical Thinking, Abnormal Findings). Summary checklists offer reviews of key examination steps. Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real world clinical examples of specific patients and how to document assessment findings. Abnormal findings tables help you recognize, sort, and describe abnormalities. Separate chapter on Pregnancy provides a thorough foundation for assessing the pregnant patient. Developmental Considerations sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Promoting Health boxes focus on this key aspect of Canadian health care. NEW! Content covering the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings. UPDATED Case Studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply what you’ve learned. NEW! Approximately 150 normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment gives you a fresh perspective on these key system examinations, with cultural diversity and developmental variations. NEW! Social determinants of health considerations cover the shifting landscape of Canada’s populations with strategies for integrating social, economic and ethnocultural diversity into your health assessments. NEW! Assessment strategies relevant to Indigenous populations, harm reduction, nutrition, and transgender persons inform practitioners on respectful, complete care.
MASTER MODERN MEDICINE! Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible. Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features: Thoroughly revised content—covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care. State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals. All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine— Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine. Important and timely new chapters—such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more—offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice. Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes. End-of-chapter suggested readings reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.
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