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Promoting A Good Death For Cancer Patients Of Asian Culture

Author : June M. Mak
ISBN : 1861771169
Genre : Medical
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There are few enough studies of the needs of dying people in the Western world, but no accessible studies of the needs of dying people in Asian cultures. Now, in this pioneering work, Dr Mui Hing June Mak shows us how a Good Death expresses itself in Hong Kong, and also how this ideal varies and is modified in other Asian societies as this is observed in their own, often inaccessible literature. The author offers a comprehensive review of the literature on dying conduct and needs from several Asian perspectives, and also provides a perceptive analysis of the lessons to be learnt from her qualitative study which employed a 'Grounded Theory' methodology to understand the experiences and end-of-life needs of cancer patients in hospice care in Hong Kong. A relation-based theory, Harmonious Death, is developed. She also makes several suggestions to translate these theoretical concepts into practice. Dr Mak brings to her words not only the disciplined eye of a hospice clinician and academic but also a compassionate insight derived from her direct personal experiences. Close, personal relationship with three dying people were formative of her current research and professional interests, and also the driving concern in ensuring that the voices of all the participants in her study are heard clearly, sympathetically, and poignantly. Audience: The book will be of interest to teachers, students and professionals across the whole range of health and social care and social work, particularly those in palliative or hospice settings, as well as well as those with an interest in behavioural and social sciences, anthropology, philosophy, thanatology, not to mention the humanities. Contents: Foreword by Professor Allan Kellehear . literature review . Western and Chinese perspectives on death and dying . the research study . elements of a Good Death in Chinese culture: awareness of death; maintaining hope; freedom from pain and suffering; maintaining social relations; experiencing personal control; preparation and bidding farewell; accepting the timing of one's death A Harmonious Death, The Good Death models . Conclusions and recommendations for hospice philosophy, education, research and health policy

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
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Medicinal Plants

Author : M. K. Rai
ISBN : 9781466507951
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This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development. It emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, determining the active principles, and examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research areas needed to improve quality, safety, and efficacy for enhancing healthcare. Affirming the importance of traditional medicines as an essential and integral component of healthcare systems, it explores the vast opportunities for their evidence-based development.

Meaning Centered Psychotherapy In The Cancer Setting

Author : William S. Breitbart
ISBN : 9780199837229
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Meaning-Centered-Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting provides a theoretical context for Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), a non-pharmalogic intervention which has been shown to enhance meaning and spiritual well-being, increase hope, improve quality of life, and significantly decrease depression, anxiety, desire for hastened death, and symptom burden distress in the cancer setting. Based on the work of Viktor Frankl and his concept of logotherapy, MCP is an innovative intervention for clinicians practicing in fields of Psycho-oncology, Palliative Care, bereavement, and cancer survivorship. This volume supplements two treatment manuals, Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer and Individual Meaning -Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer by Dr. Breitbart, which offer a step-wise outline to conducting a specific set of therapy sessions. In addition to providing a theoretical background on the MCP techniques provided in the treatment manuals, this volume contains chapters on adapting MCP for different cancer-related populations and for different purposes and clinical problems including: interventions for cancer survivors, caregivers of cancer patients, adolescents and young adults with cancer, as a bereavement intervention, and cultural and linguistic applications in languages such as Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew.

Psycho Oncology

Author : Jimmie C. Holland, M.D et al.
ISBN : 9780199710164
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Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field of psychosocial oncology and remains the gold standard today. Written by 67 internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the resource is truly an essential reference for all providers of palliative care. Joining Oxford Medicine Online this resource offers the best quality content in an easy-to-access format. Online only benefits include downloading images and figures to PowerPoint and downloading chapters to PDF.

Developing Practice For Public Health And Health Promotion E Book

Author : Jennie Naidoo
ISBN : 9780702044359
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This title is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044540. This package provides you with the book plus the eBook – giving you the printed book and also giving access to the complete book content electronically. Evolve eBooks allows you to quickly search the entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Buying other Evolve eBooks titles makes your learning experience even better: all of the eBooks will work together on your electronic 'bookshelf', so that you can search across your entire library of Nursing eBooks. Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion is the second title in the ‘Public Health and Health Promotion Practice’ series, expanding on the best-selling introductory textbook, Foundations for Health Promotion. Developing Practice is an essential text for the many different practitioners, professionals and specialists who contribute to public health and health promotion, enabling them to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy Case studies, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection, and stimulate learning Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Examines the forces that drive practice Focuses on the core strategies of: Tackling health inequalities User and public participation and involvement Working in partnerships Empowerment. Identifies current public health priorities and how to address these in practice. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy

Evidence Based Health Promotion

Author : Elizabeth R. Perkins
ISBN : 0471978515
Genre : Medical
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The contributors present a timely and essential volume for health promotion specialists looking for practical guidance in and advice on the three most crucial areas in evidence-based medical practice: assessment of existing evidence, collection of new evidence, and discovery of solutions when there is no evidence. The only book devoted to the burgeoning evidence-based approach, this excellent guide offers readers realistic solutions to the myriad problems encountered in health promotion.

Complementary Alternative Medicine

Author : John William Spencer
ISBN : 0815129890
Genre : Medical
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This practical textbook eliminates the uncertainty of alternative treatments by helping you critique their effectiveness. Review the essentials of scientific and clinical trials and apply that knowledge to an exhaustive review of trials performed on popular treatments. The findings offer firm, scientific evidence to support, and in some cases, refute, the biochemical/biomechanical effectiveness of complementary therapies. This approach provides practical information on how to effectively incorporate alternative therapies with more traditional treatments. * Organization by major medical disciplines and relevant conditions makes information easy to find and access * Exhaustive, to-date clinical research on alternative therapies provides a new level of confidence in clinical decision making * Visual tables list the results and clinical references on CAM therapies to help you easily access and break down complex results and clinical references * Clear, readable, objective text gives you crucial information that's immediately useful * Glossary of terms makes sense of unfamiliar words and treatments * Suggested readings refer you to even more useful information

Primary Care Geriatrics

Author : Richard J. Ham
ISBN : UOM:39015051430083
Genre : Medical
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Geriatrics continues to become a more central and vital component of primary care medicine, making it more important than ever that all providers of geriatric medical care maintain continuous awareness of the principles of geriatrics. PRIMARY CARE GERIATRICS: A CASE-BASED APPROACH provides the principles and key clinical information necessary to ensure the optimal management of elderly patients. Case studies are integrated throughout the text to provide illustrative patient scenarios. The book is divided into three parts: the first outlines the principles of geriatric primary care and the characteristics of older persons from which these principles arise; the second provides detailed, case-based approaches to major geriatric syndromes; and the third section is a presentation of common conditions and situations. Long acknowledged as one of the most practical, user-friendly texts available, this new edition features revised content reflecting the latest advances in the field. Problem-oriented approach providing case studies, along with case discussions for an increased clinical focus Chapter Objectives before each chapter provide an outline of what you can expect to learn Useful boxes highlight key guidelines and tips Clinical pearls are integrated into the text emphasizing crucial clinical considerations. Pre-tests and post-tests included in each chapter enable you to gauge what you've learned Brings you the latest developments in assisted living environments and hospice recommendations Offers essential information on new medications for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, depression, dysmobility, arthritis and incontinence New chapters added on vital topics, such as Pain Management and Arthritis Management Includes expanded information on health promotion

Chinese Medical Journal

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ISBN : UCLA:L0051274736
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