Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Standards and Cases 4th Edition

Most mental health professionals and behavioral scientists enter the field with a strong desire to help others, but clinical practice and research endeavors often involve decision-making in the context of ethical ambiguity. Good intentions are important, but unfortunately, they do not always protect the practitioner and client from breaches in ethical conduct. Academics, researchers, and students also face a range of ethical challenges from the classroom to the laboratory.

The completely updated fourth edition of Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions considers many of the ethical questions and dilemmas that mental health professionals encounter in their everyday practice, research, and teaching. This classic text takes a practical approach to ethics, offering constructive means for preventing problems and recognizing, approaching, and resolving ethical predicaments. Written in a highly readable and accessible style, this new edition retains the key features which have contributed to its popularity, now with over 700 case studies that provide illustrative guidance on a wide variety of topics. New material has been added relating to evolving ethical challenges posed by new case law, electronic records, social media, changes in psychological assessment practice, complex work settings, and ethical issues in addressing human differences and diversity. This edition has been re-framed to include substantial content that extends beyond psychology, including counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. The case studies now address professionals in each of these fields, supporting interprofessional education and making the material even more applicable and accessible to a wide range of mental health providers and students-in-training.

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The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases: Pathophysiology, Clinical Aspects and Therapeutic Approaches 1st Edition

The prevalence of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions is constantly increasing. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 7-10% of the population of the United States, while more than 50,000,000 American adults suffer from some type of arthritis. The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases examines the complex mechanisms relating to cardiac diseases from a pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Autoimmune rheumatic diseases can affect the coronary vessels, myocardium, pericardium, heart valves and the conduction system. The diagnosis of these unique cardiac complications necessitates medical awareness and a high index of suspicion. Increased risk of advanced atherosclerosis plays a pivotal role in the development of cardiac diseases in systemic, rheumatic and autoimmune illnesses. Yet, other complex immune medicated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis. Patients’ optimal care requires coordination between the primary caregiver, the rheumatologist, immunologist and cardiologist. Screening for cardiovascular risk factors, recognition of high-risk patients and identification of subclinical cardiac conditions are of great importance. Moreover, regulation of inflammation, as well as abnormal immune responses and the initiation of early treatments should be the focus of patient management. A continuous attempt to identify novel therapeutic targets and change the natural history of the underlying disease and its cardiac manifestations is in progress. The book aims at providing the readers with a state of the art collection of up to date information regarding clinically important topics based on experts’ perspectives.

This book was a result of an extended coordinated collaboration of one-hundred and fifty-four distinguished scientists from thirty-one countries around the globe.

  • A review of common, as well as unusual (yet clinically significant) medical cardiac complications of prevalent rheumatic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
  • Focuses on aspects of pathophysiological processes, clinical presentations, screening tests, prognostic implications and novel therapeutic approaches.
  • Presents an up-to-date “level of evidence” and “strengths of recommendations” for suggested therapies and reviews all randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses and other supporting published clinical findings.

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50 Studies Every Pediatrician Should Know (Fifty Studies Every Doctor Should Know) 1st Edition

 

50 Studies Every Pediatrician Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the current clinical practice of pediatrics. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: allergy immunology, behavioral, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, ENT, general pediatrics, hematology, infectious disease, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and pulmonary. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. An illustrative clinical case concludes each review, followed by brief information on other relevant studies. This is one of the only books of its kind to present a collection of the most influential clinical trials in pediatrics that are detailed enough to be used on rounds, but still easily digestible.

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Cerebrovascular Disease (What Do I Do Now) 2nd Edition

Part of the “What Do I Do Now?” series, Cerebrovascular Disease a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the examination, investigation, and management of stroke, embolism, thrombosis, hemorrhage, and other critical presentations of cerebrovascular disease. Each chapter provides a discussion of the diagnosis, key points to remember, and selected references for further reading. For this edition, all cases and references have been updated and new cases have been added including: Ischemic stroke in cancer, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), primary angiitis of the central nervous system, symptomatic spinal vascular malformation, anoxic brain injury, and vascular dementia. Cerebrovascular Disease is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult patients. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader’s ability to answer the question, “What do I do now?”

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Mental Disorders in Primary Care: A Guide to Their Evaluation and Management, 1st Ed. 1st Edition

Mental disorders are highly prevalent in the primary care setting, yet are frequently misdiagnosed and often inappropriately treated. The presence of unrecognized or misdiagnosed mental disorders is associated with increased service utilization and health care costs, and can significantly impact the patient’s quality of life and risk of suicide. Written by experts from around the world, Mental Disorders in Primary Care offers readers with a comprehensive and evidence-based guide to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in the primary care setting. Containing 21 chapters on a variety of psychiatric disorders, such as depressive disorders and substance use disorders, and key topics for discussion such as drug interactions, and collaborative care, Mental Disorders in Primary Care is essential reading for clinicians treating patients in a primary care setting. Fully up-to-date to reflect DSM-5’s taxonomy of psychiatric disorders, this resource provides readers with a global and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental disorders.

About the Author

Andre F. Carvalho, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Translational Psychiatry Research Group at the Faculty of Medicine of Federal University of Ceara (Brazil). He has been elected to the board of councilors of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) and is also the elected vice-chair of the section of private practice psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). He sits on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals, including Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. He has served as a peer-reviewer for several leading journals and funding agencies. Roger S. McIntyre is Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Dr. He is involved in multiple research endeavours which primarily aim to characterize the association between mood disorders, notably cognitive function and medical comorbidity. His works broadly aims to characterize the underlying causes of cognitive impairment in individuals with mood disorders and their impact on workplace functioning. This body of work has provided a platform for identifying novel molecular targets to treat and prevent mood disorders and accompanying cognitive impairment. Roger McIntyre is extensively involved in medical education. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and has been a recipient of the joint Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition

The second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides a practical and accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in obstetrics and gynaecology, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise.

Designed around the symptoms and signs with which the patient presents to the hospital, this handbook explains how to arrive at a differential diagnosis and how to prevent, manage, or treat an emergency. The ‘Obstetric emergencies’ section covers topics from early pregnancy through to post-delivery complications, whilst the ‘Gynaecologic emergencies’ section addresses those issues that could potentially pose a threat to a women’s fertility or even her life.

Addressing new topics on issues that have become more prevalent, such as substance misuse in pregnancy, and violence against women and children, the second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an essential read. A new topic on ‘preoperative assessment’ outlines how to manage consent, the risks, benefits, and what the patient should expect.

About the Author

S. Arulkumaran, Professor Emeritus in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, UK, Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London, UK,Stergios K. Doumouchtsis, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Professor, University of Athens, GreeceSir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCOG, is author of 250 indexed publications, 30 books and more than 175 book chapters. He is also Editor in Chief of Best Practise and research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology;
Honorary fellow of the American, Sri Lankan, South African, Pakistan, Indian, Japan, Australian & NZ Colleges of O&G, Royal College of Midwives and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health; and Honorary Member of the Canadian, Malaysian, German, Italian, Mumbai and South African Societies. He was knighted in recognition of Services to Medicine & Health Services by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours List in June 2009.

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis MSc MPH PhD MRCOG studied medicine at the University of Athens Medical School and was later awarded a PhD in Surgical Research. He trained at the London Deanery. Following the completion of subspecialty training in Urogynaecology at St George’s Hospital, London, Stergios was awarded an Ethicon Travel Award by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and worked as a visiting Scholar in the University of Michigan, where he trained in Robotic Surgery and participated in research projects with the Pelvic Floor Research Group. Stergios is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St George’s as well as the Lead Urogynaecologist Consultant for Childbirth Injury and Pelvic Health after Childbirth services, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University, London. He is currently a member of several scientific and professional committees, working groups and societies, and is a prolific conference speaker and author of journal articles.

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Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing) 2nd Edition

Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical ‘must-dos’ for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care.

Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.

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Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery 1st Edition

Aesthetic rejuvenation now encompasses so many topics that practitioners in one area may feel out of touch with developments in other areas in the same field. With over 70 chapters, over 1200 figures (many in full color), over 80 tables, and over 20 videos, from an international list of contributors, under an eminent team of editors, Cosmetic Medicine & Surgery is a comprehensive and authoritative resource. It covers a wide spectrum of topics including the fundamental aspects, cosmetic aspects, minimally invasive surgery, the aesthetic facelift, and many others in this most high-profile of medical and surgical specialties.

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Critical Appraisal from Papers to Patient: A Practical Guide 1st Edition

Having an understanding of critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine is a prerequisite to being an effective clinician. However, critical appraisal is often taught by people not involved in day-to-day clinical care, meaning the clinical relevance is not always brought to the fore.

This book takes a different approach. It is written by clinicians, for clinicians. It takes the reader step by step through the process so that any journal article can be easily read, evidence evaluated and the results – and their reliability – truly understood. By integrating this with knowledge of local skills and resources and patient preference, the reader will be able to apply the best possible care that his or her patients deserve.

This accessible book is suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates of all medical specialties, nursing, paramedics, pharmacists and all allied health professions. It is the ideal reference for anyone needing help writing a clinical topic review, reviewing a paper in a journal club or preparing for a critical appraisal exam. But most importantly, it is essential for those who wish to practice medicine in the best possible way for their patients, using the best evidence, tailored to the individual.

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Get Ahead! Basic Sciences: 100 EMQs 1st Edition

Ideal for medical students studying basic sciences, Get ahead! Basic Sciences: 100 EMQs covers anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, including clinical-based themes. Questions are accompanied by explanations to guide further review, making this, along with the companion SBA volume, an essential resource for your basic sciences exams.

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