An Essential Guide for Attorneys, Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students

Author: Ralph M. Gerstein,Lois Gerstein

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 515

View: 7473

The legal relationship between student and school is a fragile one. Almost every area of law affects education institutions in some manner. The rights of students, parents, and school employees are governed by constitutional provisions and by federal, state and local statutes. Contract law, tort law, constitutional law, civil rights law, sports law and disability combine to form the basis of education law. For example, even the seemingly basic task of setting academic standards involves both contract law and the laws protecting individuals with disabilities. It may also include First Amendment issues since some professors and instructors have claimed that the right to determine grades falls under the First Amendment. Special education students of all levels, from the most severely disabled to the extraordinarily gifted, fall under a set of complex laws and regulations pertaining specifically to their education. These regulations cover everything from identification of special education students to providing services to administrative and litigation proceedings in special education cases. School choice considerations including out of district attendance, magnet, charter and private schools and home schooling have legal issues and regulations as well. Issues such as participation in team sports and other extracurricular school sponsored activities, administration of standardized tests, and part time public school attendance are all part of legislation and regulations pertaining to home schooled students. Zero-tolerance policies pertaining to drugs, alcohol and weapons and school policies on disciplinary action are also part of education law. Civil litigation involves diverse torts including accidents, sexual harassment and hazing. First Amendment speech issues, religion and separation of church and state, and civil rights and discrimination also affect students and educational employees.Education Law, Second Edition is your comprehensive road map through the complicated legal situations in today's rapidly changing educational environment. It is your essential guide to creating standards for your school district and enforcing your legal rights in the classroom. You will be guided through the rights of teachers and other school employees, parents, and students through case studies of previous legal actions. The authors, Lois and Ralph Gerstein, analyze these legal issues from the points of view of students, parents, and school personnel, providing a well-rounded explanation of how local, state, and federal laws are interpreted in numerous and diverse education-related cases. Topics include: Admissions, school choice and accountability No Child Left Behind Act Grades and academic standing Standardized testing The Americans with Disabilities Act Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) Eligibility and parental consent for special education services Implementation of special education services Academic dishonesty Hazing and intimidation Disciplinary actions and procedures Zero tolerance policies Search and seizure and Fourth Amendment rights Regulating gang activity and preventing school violence First Amendment rights in the educational setting School library collections and the First Amendment Prayer in schools and at school sponsored events Religious Beliefs and curriculum Government funding of private and religious schools Discrimination Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Access to and release of educational records Sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in the educational setting Accidents and dangerous activities involving students Rights of home schooled to attend public school part time Rights of home schooled students to participate in public school extracurricular activities and sports Assumption of risk in participation in school athletics and extra curricular activities Improper advising, coaching, equipment or facilities Liability to participants and spectators Educational personnel issues And more!
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Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003461

Category: Law

Page: 1288

View: 2913

Following the well-received first edition, the Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough compendium of the knowledge of the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drugs. The book examines criminalistics, pathology, pharmacokinetics, neurochemistry, treatment, as well as drugs and drug testing in the workplace and in sports, and the ethical, legal, and practical issues involved. Dr. Karch gathers contributions from 80 leading experts in their respective fields to update and revise this second edition with more than 40 percent new material. New topics include genetic testing in drug death investigation, the neurochemistry of nicotine and designer amphetamines, genetic doping in sports, and the implications of the Daubert ruling on the admissibility of scientific evidence in federal court. Packed with the latest information in an easily accessible format, the book includes tables of all Scheduled Drugs, methods of Drug Quantitative Analysis, and a glossary of forensic toxicology terms. Vivid pictures and diagrams illustrate the pathological effects of drugs and the chemical make-up and breakdown of abused drugs. It includes more than 6000 references to the best sources in medicine, pharmacology, and the law. This book addresses specific problems in drug testing, drug-related medical emergencies, and the physical, neurochemical, and sociological phenomenon of addiction. With unparalleled detail and the highest level of authoritative information, The Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is the definitive resource for drug related issues.
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Author: Miller,Kristi L. Schoepfer

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284072479

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 2167

Written for courses within Sports Law, Legal Aspects of Sports, Second Edition provides a modern, case-based approach to this changing area of sports management and administration. The text provides a breadth of coverage that is specifically written for Sport Management majors who need to understand the relationship between sport administration and the law and as such provides an accessible level of detail. It urges students to think critically about course material and apply material to an in-depth study of legal aspects of sport through the use of cases to real-world scenarions and questions at the end of each chapter. The Second Edition has been reorganized to improve the flow of content and all case studies have been added to Navigate 2 to help students stay organized and prepare for class. The topic of discrimination in sports has been updated and expanded to include age, race, religion, and gender discrimination.
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Author: Bridgit Dimond

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424499

Category: Law

Page: 327

View: 5872

Concise overview of the laws relating to the supply, administration and prescribing of medicines. User-friendly format for easy reference on the job, or a handy revision aid. Highly practical with case studies throughout to demonstrate application of theory into practice and revised and updated to reflect current law. This book is intended for all health professionals who are likely to be involved in the dispensing, administration, prescribing or supply of medication, whether in hospitals or in the community. It may also be of assistance to others, such as health service managers, patient groups and their representatives, lecturers and clinical supervisors. Each chapter uses a situation to illustrate the relevant laws so that the law can be explained in a practical jargon-free way. The book is intended to introduce readers to the basic principles which apply and the sources of law, so that they can, by following up the further reading and websites provided, add to their knowledge. This book will provide a baseline on which readers can develop their knowledge and understanding of the law relating to medicines.
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Author: Anthony Busuttil,Jean Keeling

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340731575

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 2928

Child abuse and suspicious child deaths are very complicated matters for clinicians, pathologists, law enforcement officials and legal professionals to investigate. Meanwhile, the evidence base for forensic pathology, especially in paediatrics, is steadily growing. In Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, two internationally acclaimed editors have brought together a first class author team who provide an up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough review of the contemporary problems encountered in practice today. Individual chapters explore the emerging role of imaging in the diagnosis of non-accidental injury and compare recent evidence contrasting sudden infant death and SIDS; the head and neck injury chapter carefully explores the 'shaken baby syndrome' and similar patterns of injury that have recently gained widespread media attention. Special emphasis is given to interview and assessment procedures, and useful clinical forms are included throughout the book. Whether in a clinical, laboratory, or legal setting, readers dealing with forensic inquiries or who are in preparation for court will find the comprehensive background and evidence base necessary to support their investigations. Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology is an invaluable resource for forensic pathologists, paediatric pathologists, and paediatricians, as well as all practitioners in the judicial and legal, criminal investigation and social services systems that have to deal with such cases.
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Author: Bridgit Dimond

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424847

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 7756

This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect current changes in legislation on consent in the medical and healthcare setting. This book explores the law relating to consent, covering both the general principles where the patient is a mentally competent adult, and also the specialist areas of mental incapacity, children and parents. The text is written for all health professionals who care for the patient, and for patient service managers, patient groups, relatives, lecturers and others who are interested in understanding the law relating to consent.
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Guide For Physicians

Author: I.W. Fong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441980533

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 314

The aim of this book is not to encourage defensive medical practice, but to help provide better, optimum care to patients and to be forth right and honest to our dear customers about our inevitable mistakes. This book will focus on clinical issues facing physicians in different settings (which can lead to malpractice), and the best approach to use to avoid litigations, and practice good medicine.
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Clinical and Forensic Aspects, Second Edition

Author: Sandra B. McPherson,Harold V. Hall,Errol Yudko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006991

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 9666

The first wave of methamphetamine use began in the late 1980s and its prevalence has continued to rise across the United States and throughout the world. As with any harmful substance, its abuse has far-reaching ramifications that go beyond the destruction it causes to the human body. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, Methamphetamine Use: Clinical and Forensic Aspects, Second Edition examines meth use and abuse from clinical, forensic, and criminal justice perspectives. Updated and expanded to reflect changes in recent years, this volume covers virtually every aspect of this dangerous drug. The book begins with a history of drug control in America, then provides global perspectives on methamphetamine use. It explores biochemical aspects and includes a chapter on the methamphetamine analogue "ecstasy." The text examines the effects of meth use on human behavior, with a special focus on empirical evidence of amphetamine use as a contributing factor in aggression. The authors discuss forensic issues related to methamphetamine use in chapters covering expert testimony, criminal responsibility, mitigation in sentencing, and competency to stand trial. The last section examines various treatment modalities. As methamphetamine grows once again in popularity, it is crucial that those who deal with the effects of it be well-informed about the dangers it poses. This volume provides a comprehensive, critical survey of the current knowledge regarding the use and abuse of this dangerous and ubiquitous substance.
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Author: Patricia W. Iyer,Barbara J. Levin

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781933264806

Category: Law

Page: 650

View: 7434

Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records, Second Edition is the reference of choice for cases involving medical records and their use. The book has been divided into two volumes for ease of finding the information you need. Both volumes have been updated to give you the latest information, as recent changes in legislation and technology have changed the medical records process. The authors have designed this work to give extensive information on the HIPPA policies, standards initiatives, legal use of records, billing and coding, and computerization of records and record keeping systems and how they apply in forensic situations.Use Volume I to get a comprehensive overview of the medical records process. In any health care situation, records are made, and each situation presents its own unique aspects and challenges. This book explores the many aspects of medical records that apply across all specialties. It is specially designed to complement Volume II.Use Volume II for in-depth information on many clinical specialties. This book informs you of the specific nature of clinical specialty records and hospital areas of specialty are covered, including chapters on dental, chiropractic, nursing home, pediatrics, medication, and home care. It is specially designed to complement Volume I. Used jointly, these two Volumes are a powerful tool for your practice and are exceptionally valuable to all those in the legal profession or in law enforcement who deal with medical records on a regular basis.
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Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition

Author: John Gunn,Pamela Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340806281

Category: Law

Page: 1035

View: 2205

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 Comprehensive and erudite, Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions. The Second Edition features updates to all current chapters and several new chapters that explore: The genetics of antisocial behavior Disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime Offenders with intellectual disabilities Older people and the criminal justice system Deviant and mentally ill staff Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere. This book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.
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Counseling the Mentally Ill Substance Abuser

Author: Katie Evans,J. Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508790

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 1918

The treatment of coexisting chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders has long been a serious challenge for care providers. With the advent of managed care, counselors, case managers, and other professionals increasingly are called upon to treat very ill and troubled clients in outpatient settings. This popular volume offers a thorough introduction to clinical work with this difficult-to-treat population. Providing a unique synthesis of chemical dependency and mental health models, the book articulates a framework for assessment and treatment and describes a range of effective counseling and motivational strategies for adolescents and adults. The practical utility of the volume is enhanced by numerous clinical vignettes and clearly presented tables to aid in assessment. Appendices feature helpful reproducible forms.
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Author: Robert A. Dobie

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forensic audiology

Page: 381

View: 5953

The "need to know" is growing every day for professionals involved in the legal aspects of hearing and hearing loss. Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, 2E provides the latest information and the foundation for future decisions by physicians and audiologists providing assessment and court testimony, as well as by other professionals evaluating and interpreting medical reports and legal testimony. The second edition has over 150 new references and new discussions on topics such as: otoacoustic emissions, genetics of hearing loss, developments in hearing protection, effects of race and scioeconomic status on hearing, susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, acoustic trauma from airbags and audiological testing, and fetal noise exposure. From the physics and physiology of hearing to relevant hearing standards to courtroom scenarios, this resource is comprehensive and pragmatic.
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A Translational Approach

Author: Elaine Whitmore

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9341

Translating promising discoveries and innovations into useful, marketable medical products demands a robust process to guide nascent products through a tangle of scientific, clinical, regulatory, economic, social, and legal challenges. There are so many human and environmental elements involved in shepherding medical advances from lab to launch that the field of medical product development has been referred to as an ecosystem. The purpose of this book is to help provide a shared foundation from which cross-functional participants in that ecosystem can negotiate the product development labyrinth and accomplish the goal of providing both groundbreaking and iterative new medical products. The book is intended for anyone in industry, the public sector, or academia—regardless of functional specialty, workplace, or seniority—who is interested in medical product development. The years since the publication of the previous edition of this book have seen profound changes in the actions and attitudes of patients, insurers, manufacturers, and the Food and Drug Administration regarding the streamlining of medical product development and approval. What those years have not seen is a concomitant increase in innovative treatments with profound benefits to patients. Despite enormous investments in research by both private and public sources and a surge in scientific and technological advances, new medical products barely trickle into the marketplace. For a variety of reasons, applied sciences necessary for medical product development are not keeping pace with the tremendous advances in basic sciences. Not surprisingly, industry and academia are under substantial pressure to transform discoveries and innovations from the laboratory into safe and effective medical products to benefit patients and improve health. This evolution—from bench to bedside—has become known as translational research and development, and this approach is what this book illuminates.
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Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849314186

Category: Law

Page: 1160

View: 1589

Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice: Entry into the Specialty Certification Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting Elements of Triage for Medical Malpractice Evaluating Nursing Home Cases Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases ERISA and HMO Litigation The LNC as Case Manager Report Preparation Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses The Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence Marketing Growing a Business Business Ethics Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting.
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Drugs, Alcohol & Additive

Author: Gale Cengage Learning

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0028660641

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1701

View: 6038

The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol (as it was first titled), published in 1995, was the product of a massive effort on the part of Jerome H. Jaffe and a group of distinguished colleagues that he, through his long experience and many friends in the various fields of addiction studies, was able to bring together. The result of the collaboration among the members of this original group was a compendium of information from every viewpoint and specialty having to do with the use and abuse of psychoactive substances. We, the editors of this third edition of the Encyclopedia, have attempted to remain true to Dr. Jaffe’s original purpose as described in the preface to the first edition. The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol has been written as a comprehensive source of information for non-specialists who have an interest in any of the diverse topics that are included under the broad general heading of substance use and abuse. While many of the entries are devoted to the actions of drugs on the body, the work as a whole is intended to serve the wider interests of social science and includes articles on social policy, history, politics, economics, international trafficking, law enforcement, scientific and medical research, treatment and prevention of drug abuse, and epidemiology. The title of the second edition, published in 2001, was modified to include addictive behaviors that did not involve drugs or alcohol. While paying close attention to the original vision and the broader scope reflected in the title change, we have tried to update and expand the work to include new and emerging topics and important developments in the many fields of addiction studies. We have included information on recent scientific discoveries and theories in behavioral neuroscience, which help to illuminate how addictive substances and behaviors affect the brain and the impact of these effects on behavior. This new scientific information also includes a growing number of discoveries in genetics, which have emerged following the sequencing of the human genome. In addition, recent advances in neuroimaging have made it possible to examine events occurring in the healthy and addicted brains of animals and humans, further elucidating the underlying processes. The results of new, large-scale population studies inform much of the epidemiologic coverage of substance use, abuse, and dependence. We have gone to some lengths to reorganize the sections on treatment in as intuitive a way as possible and to include new developments in the use of medications, which increasingly are being combined with psychosocial interventions in the treatment of individuals with addictive disorders. Recognizing the cultural importance of how addiction is perceived both in the United States and in societies and political systems throughout the world, the editorial board obtained authoritative essays on such popular subjects as drugs in the movies, the effect of the Internet on drug use, and the coverage of addiction issues in the media. In order to give the reader a broad view of how these issues are understood and dealt with in cultures other than that of the United States, we commissioned articles on drug use and trafficking in a representative group of countries and regions. We have tried to maintain standards of objectivity in the treatment of controversial subjects and to provide enough information on competing theories and points of view so that readers may draw their own conclusions. One of the main challenges in compiling these volumes was to ensure that the language used by the contributors was not so technical as to make the entries obscure. In reviewing entries prior to publication, a concerted effort was made to use lay language whenever possible and, when technical terms were required, to define them. We, the editors in chief, are satisfied that the finished work provides an authoritative source of information that will help to educate the general public on a variety of complex and controversial issues. This third edition contains 545 entries, of which nearly 70 percent are either completely new (133 articles) or substantially revised and updated (236 articles). Early on, the editors decided, and Macmillan Reference personnel agreed, that the extensive list of treatment programs included in the fourth volume of the first two editions should be dropped. It was the board’s judgment that such a list would fall out of date so fast as to be of little use to the reader. In early 2006, Kate Hanley of Macmillan Reference invited Pam Korsmeyer and Henry Kranzler to consider sharing the task of editor in chief of a third edition of the Encyclopedia. Both were pleased and honored to accept the invitation. Ms. Korsmeyer had worked for many years as an editor and writer on the history of use, abuse, and control of psychoactive substances, and she was happy to be able to reengage the field after several years’ absence. Dr. Kranzler has been a clinician and investigator in addictions for more than twenty years and welcomed the opportunity to survey the biological and medical aspects of the field comprehensively, as required by a thorough revision of the Encyclopedia. At the beginning of the Encyclopedia project, the editors in chief and the Macmillan Reference project managers agreed that the work of constructing the table of contents, developing ‘‘scopes’’ for each article, and reviewing the finished essays should be divided among six fields of interest. A prominent scholar was then invited to take responsibility for each of the six fields, and the two editors in chief oversaw three fields apiece. Henry Kranzler worked with Deborah Hasin (epidemiology), Kathleen Carroll (treatment), and Michael Kuhar (neuroscience and pharmacology). Pam Korsmeyer guided the efforts of Nancy Campbell (history, society, and culture), Eric Wish (public policy), and Virginia Berridge (international issues). Howard Kushner also participated in the initial development of the table of contents, contributing first-rate work to the coverage of history, society, and culture. When he found that he was unable to remain on the editorial board, Nancy Campbell stepped in, much to the good fortune of the project and the editors. The substantial organizational effort could not have been possible without the contributions of the staff at Macmillan/Gale, who were ably led by Kate Hanley, Jeffrey Lehman, and Alan Hedblad. Their tireless dedication kept the editorial board and editors in chief focused on the task of identifying suitable authors for the many revised and new entries, providing direction in the preparation of initial draft entries, and thoroughly editing the entries to ensure their suitability for inclusion in the Encyclopedia. PAMELA KORSMEYER HENRY R. KRANZLER
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Author: Brian Daines,Linda Gask,Amanda Howe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607555

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 5577

Praise for the First Edition: `An interesting overview of medical and psychiatric issues that may arise for counsellors... readable, lucid and free of jargon. The issues addressed include referral and assessment, ongoing counselling and supervision, medical conditions and their treatment, psychiatric conditions and their treatment, and ethical and legal issues... it raises awareness of some important issues to consider when working with clients with medical and psychiatric conditions' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Medical or psychiatric issues frequently arise during counselling and counsellors need to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately. Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors, Second Edition is the perfect guide to this challenging area of practice. It provides a clear introduction to: " the nature of mental illness, " the relationship between mental and physical health and " the role of counselling in relation to both. Highly practical and right up-to-date, this Second Edition examines how to manage medical or psychiatric issues as they emerge, whether during assessment or at a later stage in the counselling process. Guidance is given on: " how to recognise serious mental health problems " the effects of psychiatric drugs " assessement and referral to other services, and " legal and ethical issues. The Second Edition covers changes in the context of counselling practice - particularly in health care settings - such as the use of tools to measure outcomes, evidence-based practice and clinical governance. The common principles of care and working with other professionals are also explored. This Second Edition is essential reading both for counsellors in health care settings and those practising in more general contexts. It is also suitable for all mental health workers needing a clear, practical introduction to working with clients. Brian Daines is an independent practitioner, Clinical Tutor in Psychosexual Medicine at University of Sheffield and a college counsellor. Linda Gask is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Salford. Amanda Howe is Professor of Primary Care at the Institute of Health, University of East Anglia.
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A problem-solving approach

Author: Steve Bain,Jeffrey W Stephens

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444145428

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 1084

You've read your textbook and your course notes. Now you need to apply your knowledge to real-life clinical situations. The problem-solving approach of Core Clinical Cases guides you to think of the patient as a whole, rather than as a sequence of unconnected symptoms. With its emphasis on everyday practice strongly linked to underlying theory, the series integrates your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and provides a basis for developing sound analytical and confident decision-making skills. The core areas of undergraduate study are covered in a logical sequence of learning activities; the same questions are asked of each clinical case, followed by detailed explanatory answers. OSCE counselling cases, with related questions and answers, also feature in each section. Key concepts and important information are highlighted, and the reader-friendly layout reflects exactly the type of question you will encounter, making these volumes the perfect revision aid for all types of case-based examination. The Medicine and Medical Specialties volume, in which all medical subjects have been brought together in a single volume for this second edition, focuses on the following topics: diabetes, endocrinology, rheumatology, renal medicine, cardiology, care of elderly people, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, haematology, oncology emergencies; neurology, infectious diseases, and dermatology. Volumes in the Core Clinical Cases series remain absolutely invaluable in the run up to clinical, written, or OSCE examinations, and ideal course companions for all undergraduate medical students at various stages in their clinical training.
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Author: Susan J. Westrick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449697275

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 5942

An Updated and Authoritative Resource on Nursing Law and Ethics The Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition focuses on the legal aspect of Nursing as it relates to patient safety and quality, environmental health and safety, error reduction and ethical boundaries of practice. Other timely topics include the appropriate use of social media by nursing staff. The text is written by a nurse attorney who presents complex topics in an understandable manner while providing accurate and well researched content relevant to the practice. Extensive legal research by the author incorporates the most current relevant professional and legal references including case law. The text is uniquely organized into five major sections including: the law and nursing practice; liability in patient care; documentation issues; employment and the workplace; and ethics. New to this Edition: Professional boundaries and use of social media Quality and safety initiatives in nursing practice, including Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) concepts and content, Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations Environmental health and safety, including equipment safety Staffing issues and implications for patient safety and liability Workplace issues including factors to consider when accepting assignments, horizontal violence Additional coverage on medication error reduction and safety initiatives Updated content on electronic documentation, communication, and recordkeeping Regulatory processes including state board use of off duty conduct in disciplinary proceedings, and data bank reporting, and remediation as an alternative to discipline Expansion of content on ethical considerations in areas such as assisted suicide, patients rights, and applying the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses Moral distress and moral courage in ethical decision making Update on the processes for basic legal research Key Features: Test bank featuring NCLEX type questions and rationale A glossary of legal terminology found within the text A Table of Cases for easier access to case law Expanded online resources and scholarly references included at the end of each chapter"
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Author: Elise Beaulieu, PhD, MSW, LICSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193498

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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ìBeaulieuís decades of social work practice illuminate every chapter, her years of networking with colleagues in Massachusetts and nationwide enhance every paragraph, and nuggets of insight earned through successfully establishing meaningful relationships with residents and families are reflected in every word. She knows her stuff and through this book shares it with others who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents through excellent social work services.î From the Foreword by Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA The University of Iowa School of Social Work "Beaulieu's book... clearly articulates what on-the-ground nursing home social work practice involves... These resources are useful as it is rare to be exposed to this type of information or detail during one's educational training... Beaulieu reveals layer upon layer of social worker roles, responsibilities, and important tools. This is a comprehensive guide for social workers."--The Gerontologist This completely updated guide for nursing home social workers reflects the latest political, economic, and cultural trends and requirements for nursing home facilities and how they impact social workers. It is the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available and includes new chapters on changing expectations and new models for nursing home facilities (including the patient-centered facility), disaster planning, pain in older adults, and families and next of kin as legal representatives. Also included are policies that have been revised or added since the previous edition was published, including information about the new Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and updated content on dementia, depression, elder abuse, and more. Key Features: Comprises the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available Includes new chapters on culture and diversity; spirituality; disaster planning; pain in older adults; new models for nursing homes; and families as legal representatives Provides new information about MDS 3.0 and HIPAA Contains helpful forms for assessments, screenings, transfer/discharge notes, new HIPAA forms, and many others
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