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Refuge And Resilience

Author : Laura Simich
ISBN : 9789400779235
Genre : Social Science
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on the social and psychological resources that promote resilience among forced migrants, this book presents theory and evidence about what keeps refugees healthy during resettlement. The book draws on contributions from cultural psychiatry, anthropology, ethics, nursing, psychiatric epidemiology, sociology and social work. Concern about immigrant mental health and social integration in resettlement countries has given rise to public debates that challenge scientists and policy makers to assemble facts and solutions to perceived problems. Since the 1980s, refugee mental health research has been productive but arguably overly-focused on mental disorders and problems rather than solutions. Social science perspectives are not well integrated with medical science and treatment, which is at odds with social reality and underlies inadequacy and fragmentation in policy and service delivery. Research and practice that contribute to positive refugee mental health from Canada and the U.S. show that refugee mental health promotion must take into account social and policy contexts of immigration and health care in addition to medical issues. Despite traumatic experiences, most refugees are not mentally ill in a clinical sense and those who do need medical attention often do not receive appropriate care. As recent studies show, social and cultural determinants of health may play a larger role in refugee health and adaptation outcomes than do biological factors or pre-migration experiences. This book’s goal therefore is to broaden the refugee mental health field with social and cultural perspectives on resilience and mental health.

Nursing Interventions Classification Nic E Book

Author : Howard K. Butcher
ISBN : 9780323292986
Genre : Medical
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Covering the full range of nursing interventions, Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), 6th Edition provides a research-based clinical tool to help in selecting appropriate interventions. It standardizes and defines the knowledge base for nursing practice while effectively communicating the nature of nursing. More than 550 nursing interventions are provided — including 23 NEW labels. As the only comprehensive taxonomy of nursing-sensitive interventions available, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, nursing students, nursing administrators, and faculty seeking to enhance nursing curricula and improve nursing care. More than 550 research-based nursing intervention labels with nearly 13,000 specific activities Definition, list of activities, publication facts line, and background readings provided for each intervention. NIC Interventions Linked to 2012-2014 NANDA-I Diagnoses promotes clinical decision-making. New! Two-color design provides easy readability. 554 research-based nursing intervention labels with nearly 13,000 specific activities. NEW! 23 additional interventions include: Central Venous Access Device Management, Commendation, Healing Touch, Dementia Management: Wandering, Life Skills Enhancement, Diet Staging: Weight Loss Surgery, Stem Cell Infusion and many more. NEW! 133 revised interventions are provided for 49 specialties, including five new specialty core interventions. NEW! Updated list of estimated time and educational level has been expanded to cover every intervention included in the text.

Social Skills Emotional Growth And Drama Therapy

Author : Lee R. Chasen
ISBN : 0857003453
Genre : Education
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Drama therapy provides valuable opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact and connect with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the theoretical foundations, concepts and techniques that make up the approach, and describes in detail a thirty-session drama therapy program which uses creative and playful tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into the practicalities of setting up and running such a program, as well as into how children's social, emotional and expressive language skills deepen through their immersion in this unique approach. This book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children with autism spectrum disorders.

Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

Author : Ruth Elder
ISBN : 9780729538770
Genre : Psychiatric nursing
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"The 2nd edition of "Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing" continues to takes its popular holistic approach, helping students and beginning practitioners understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client's experience of mental illness. Written by an experienced team of contributors from Australia and New Zealand, the client and student centred approaches have been enhanced in this edition to focus even more closely on providing students with practical examples and guidance on helpful and transformative communication. New content has also been included on indigenous mental health, mental health education and health promotion."--Provided by publisher.

Clinical And Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Author : Arreed F. Barabasz
ISBN : 9781468485837
Genre : Psychology
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A dozen years ago, Peter Suedfeld introduced the world to the term "REST' to describe the modern technique or therapy involving Restricted Environmental Stimulation. At the time, REST was still equated with "sensory deprivation". Textbooks in psychology and psychiatry cited primarily the work of the 1950s and 60s which suggested that reduction of normal levels of stimulation was, in a sense, a form of torture producing severe psychological disturbances and subjugation of the hapless participant to the whims of an experimenter working in the service of a sinister government. In contrast to this perception, other psychologists and psychiatrists held the unsubstantiated belief that apparent REST effects were merely the result of awe inspiring experimental settings and subject expectancies. Suedfeld was not persuaded by either of these unscientific positions. He (Suedfeld, 1980) argued that REST, when stripped of anxiety producing melodrama, was simply a powerful way to positively alter a variety of psychological and behavioral processes. Research continued. More and more data were published and presented. Research scientists and clinicians began to correct misconceptions. The First International Conference on REST was held in 1983 and IRIS, the International REST Investigators Society, was founded that same year. REST has outlived misconstrued perceptions. The beneficial effects of the technique are now recognized in the majority of scientific texts.

Handbook Of Outpatient Treatment Of Adults

Author : Barry A. Edelstein
ISBN : 9781489908940
Genre : Psychology
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During the past several decades, the field of mental health care has expanded greatly. This expansion has been based on greater recognition of the prevalence and treatability of mental disorders, as well as the availability of a variety of forms of effective treatment. Indeed, throughout this period, our field has witnessed the introduction and the wide spread application of specific pharmacological treatments, as well as the development, refinement, and more broadly based availability of behavioral, psychodynamic, and marital and family interventions. The community mental health center system has come into being, and increasing numbers of mental health practitioners from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related professional disciplines have entered clinical practice. In concert with these developments, powerful sociopolitical and socioeconomic forces-including the deinstitutionalization movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the cost-containment responses of the 1980s, necessitated by the spiraling cost of health care-have shaped the greatest area of growth in the direction of outpatient services. This is particularly true of the initial assessment and treatment of nonpsychotic mental disorders, which now can often be managed in ambulatory-care settings. Thus, we decided that a handbook focusing on the outpatient treatment of mental disorders would be both timely and useful. When we first began outlining the contents of this book, the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor ders (DSM-III) was in its fourth year of use.

Psychiatric Clinical Skills In Medical Practice

Author : George U. Balis
ISBN : 0409951102
Genre : Psychology
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Kaplan And Sadock S Synopsis Of Psychiatry

Author : Harold I. Kaplan
ISBN : 0683303309
Genre : Mental illness
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The 8th ed of this title incorporates significant changes to make it a useful general psychiatry text going forward to the new millennium. The last edition was the first text to incorporate the final DSM-IV nosology, and this edition augments this with ICD-10 diagnostic coding, mandated for reimbursement under the Medicare system, as well as many government agencies and third party payers. This edition is the most visually appealing, with a second colour added, highlighting coding additions and other features. In addition, as usual, the new version of synopsis captures current thinking on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, with new material added on psychiatric aspects of alternative medical therapies; at least 6 new drugs, with substantial updating of all drug therapy information; a new chapter on childhood substance abuse; one on legal and ethical issues in child psychiatry; and a new chapter on obesity

Occupational Therapy And Mental Health

Author : Jennifer Creek
ISBN : 9780443100277
Genre : Medical
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The book is a comprehensive textbook for occupational therapy students and occupational therapists working in the field of mental health. It presents different theories and approaches used, outlines the occupational therapy process, discusses the context of practice, and describes a wide range of techniques used by occupational therapists. These include physical activity, cognitive approaches, group work, creative activities, play and life skills. The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated. The new structure reflects changes in service delivery and includes sections on philosophy and theory base, the occupational therapy process, ensuring quality, the context of occupational therapy, occupations, and client groups. Important new areas that are now covered include mental health promotion, evidence-based practice, community development, and continuing professional development. Addresses the needs of the undergraduate course - covers all the student needs for this subject area in one volume. Links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout Written by a team of experienced OT teachers and practitioners Comprehensive - covers theory, skills and applications as well as management The clear structure with the division of chapters into six distinct sections makes it easy to learn and revise from as well as easy to refer to for quick reference in the clinical situation. Provides key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate more in-depth study on any aspect. It is written in a style that is easy to read and understand; yet there is enough depth to take students through to their final year of education. Chapters on the application of occupational therapy are written by practising clinicians, so they are up-to-date and realistic. For qualified occupational therapists, the book includes a review of current theories and approaches to practice, with references so that they can follow up topics of particualr interest. Suitable for BSc and BSc (Hons) occupational therapy courses. Interior will include colour for the first time Chapter on Health, wellness and occupation to include more on occupational science and the effects of occupational deprivation Chapter on knowledge base of occupational therapy to act as a primer for themes that will recur throughout the book. To include more on productivity. Chapter on Assessment to include outcome measurement Chapter on Roles and settings to include extended roles Chapter on Ethics to include risks and dilemmas Chapter on Mental health promotion to include primary care Chapter on Acute psychiatry to include intensive care, work rehabilitation Chapter on Approaches to severe and enduring mental illness to include rehabilitation and work rehabilitation Chapter on Marginalised populations to include homeless people and ethnic minority groups Chapter on Management and budgeting to be combined chapter with much less on budgeting

Psychiatric Nursing

Author : Mary Ann Boyd
ISBN : 0781728460
Genre : Medical
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Now in full color, this comprehensive text blends a neurological understanding of mental disorders with the traditional psychodynamic approach to address changing roles and new perspectives for nursing practice. Both a classroom text and a reference for treating psychiatric disorders in any setting, it is grounded in current research and reflects current practice. Special features include: interdisciplinary treatment plans; listings of movies about psychiatric disorders; therapeutic dialogues; solid psychopharmacological content; psychoeducation checklists; and clinical vignettes. Each chapter includes key concepts, key points summary, and critical thinking questions.

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