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  • State of health : pleasure and politics in Venezuelan health care under Chávez / Amy Cooper
    RC 309 P4C66 2019
    State of Health takes readers inside one of the most controversial regimes of the twenty-first century--Venezuela under Hugo Chávez--for a revealing description of how people's lives changed for the better as the state began reorganizing society. With lively and accessible storytelling, Amy Cooper chronicles the pleasure people experienced accessing government health care and improving their quality of life. From personalized doctor's visits to therapeutic dance classes, new health care programs provided more than medical services. State of Health offers a unique perspective on the significance of the Bolivarian Revolution for ordinary people, demonstrating how the transformed health system succeeded in exciting people and recognizing historically marginalized Venezuelans as bodies who mattered.

  • Beyond the asylum : mental illness in French colonial Vietnam / Claire Edington
    RC 451 V5E35 2019

    Claire Edington's fascinating look at psychiatric care in French colonial Vietnam challenges our notion of the colonial asylum as a closed setting, run by experts with unchallenged authority, from which patients rarely left. She shows instead a society in which Vietnamese communities and families actively participated in psychiatric decision-making in ways that strengthened the power of the colonial state, even as they also forced French experts to engage with local understandings of, and practices around, insanity. Beyond the Asylum reveals how psychiatrists, colonial authorities, and the Vietnamese public debated both what it meant to be abnormal, as well as normal enough to return to social life, throughout the early twentieth century.

    Straddling the fields of colonial history, Southeast Asian studies and the history of medicine, Beyond the Asylum shifts our perspective from the institution itself to its relationship with the world beyond its walls. This world included not only psychiatrists and their patients, but also prosecutors and parents, neighbors and spirit mediums, as well as the police and local press. How each group interacted with the mentally ill, with each other, and sometimes in opposition to each other, helped decide the fate of those both in and outside the colonial asylum.


  • Digital Orthopedics / Guoxian Pei, editor
    RD734.5.R33

  • Fatness, Obesity, and Disadvantage in the Australian Suburbs : Unpalatable Politics / Megan Warin and Tanya Zivkovic
    RC628

  • Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts / edited by Candice P. Boyd, Christian Edwardes
    RC489.A72

  • Bioethics in the pediatric ICU : ethical dilemmas encountered in the care of critically ill children / Laura Miller-Smith, Ásdís Finnsdóttir Wagner, John D. Lantos
    RJ 370 M55 2019eb

  • Palliative care and Catholic health care : two millennia of caring for the whole person / Peter J. Cataldo, Dan O'Brien, editors ; foreword by Ira Byock
    R 726.8 P35 2019eb

  • Sexual crime and the experience of imprisonment
    RA 1148 S49 2019eb

  • PSYCHOANALYSIS OF PURLOINED ORGANS : transplant organs as objects of desire
    RC 466.8 Z83 2019eb

  • Advances in REBT : theory, practice, research, measurement, prevention and promotion / Michael E. Bernard, Windy Dryden, editors
    RC489.R3

  • Clinical guide to the treatment of the human stress response
    R 726.7 E94 2019eb

  • Diagnostic Interviewing / Daniel L. Segal
    RC480.7

  • The Palgrave Handbook of male psychology and mental health / editors, John A. Barry, Roger Kingerlee, Martin Seager and Luke Sullivan
    RC451.4.M45

  • Research as development : biomedical research, ethics, and collaboration in Sri Lanka / Salla Sariola and Bob Simpson
    R 854 S72 S37 2019

    In Research as Development , Salla Sariola and Bob Simpson show how international collaboration operates in a setting that is typically portrayed as "resource-poor" and "scientifically lagging." Based on their long-term fieldwork in Sri Lanka, Sariola and Simpson bring into clear ethnographic focus the ways international scientific collaborations feature prominently in the pursuit of global health in which research operates "as" development and not merely "for" it.

    The authors follow the design, inception, and practice of two clinical trials: one a global health charity funded trial and the other a pharmaceutical industry-sponsored trial. Research as Development situates these two trials within their historical, political and cultural contexts and thus counters the idea that local actors are merely passive recipients of new technical and scientific rationalities.

    While social studies of clinical trials are beginning to be an established niche in academic writing, Research as Development helps fill important gaps in the literature through its examination of clinical research situated in cultures in low-income settings. Research as Development is noteworthy for the way it highlights the critical and creative role that local researchers play in establishing international collaborations and making them work into locally viable forms. The volume shows how these clinical and research interactions bring about changes in culture, technologies and expertise in Sri Lanka, contexts that have not previously been written about in any detail.


  • On the heels of ignorance : psychiatry and the politics of not knowing / Owen Whooley
    RC 443 W46 2019
    Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley's sweeping new book tells us, the history of American psychiatry is really a record of ignorance. On the Heels of Ignorance begins with psychiatry's formal inception in the 1840s and moves through two centuries of constant struggle simply to define and redefine mental illness, to say nothing of the best way to treat it. Whooley's book is no antipsychiatric screed, however; instead, he reveals a field that has muddled through periodic reinventions and conflicting agendas of curiosity, compassion, and professional striving. On the Heels of Ignorance draws from intellectual history and the sociology of professions to portray an ongoing human effort to make sense of complex mental phenomena using an imperfect set of tools, with sometimes tragic results.

  • Working across modalities in the arts therapies : creative collaborations / edited by Tasha Colbert and Cornelia Bent
    RC 489 A72W67 2018eb

    Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations offers an in-depth insight into cross-modality and transdisciplinary practice in the arts therapies. Including contributions from drama, music, dance movement and art therapists, as well as professionals from related disciplines, it vividly demonstrates how the alchemy of these collaborations produces innovative interventions and new approaches to working with clients.

    Compelling examples of collaborative practice cover a variety of client groups, ranging from Syrian refugee children and women with eating disorders, to homeless war veterans and sex offenders. Together, the authors make the case for the effectiveness of cross-modal and transdisciplinary approaches when working with otherwise hard-to-reach and complex populations.

    This book is a guide to good practice and an invaluable resource for both experienced arts therapists and those new to the field. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

    d. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

  • The use of the creative therapies in treating depression / edited by Stephanie L. Brooke and Charles Edwin Myers ; with 21 other contributors
    RC 537 U94 2015eb
    The Use of the Creative Therapies in Treating Depression is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animals as creative approaches to treating depression. The editors' primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches, which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. Well renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animal-assisted therapies have contributed to this work. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client work in these areas. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies are used to treat children and adults diagnosed with depression. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people working with families and children touched by this diagnosis.

  • Treating the traumatized child : a step-by-step family systems approach / Scott P. Sells and Ellen Souder
    RJ 506 P66 S45 2018eb

  • Integrating the expressive arts into counseling practice : theory-based interventions / Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, NCC, and Nancy L. Davis, PhD, LPC, LSC, editors
    RC 489 A72I58 2018eb

  • Dramatherapy for borderline personality disorder : empowering and nurturing people through creativity / Nicky Morris
    RC 489 P7M67 2018

  • Creative drama in groupwork / Sue Jennings
    RC 489 P7J46 3017eb
    This bestselling book is now updated with new material and more tried-and-tested ideas, bringing it up-to-date with contemporary drama. 150 ideas for drama in one practical manual makes this a veritable treasure trove which will inspire everyone to run drama sessions creatively, enjoyably and effectively. This book features advice on setting up a group, defining and negotiating aims and objectives, and how to ensure a successful session. It contains activities which encourage memory, interaction, concentration, feedback, and many other skills. It also includes games, warm-ups and starters, improvisation role-play, visual dynamics, and closures.

  • Creative activities for group therapy / Nina W. Brown
    RC 488 B738 2013eb

    Leading a group is a delicate balancing act of tasks and dynamic group and individual factors, and the group leader¿s expertise and skill are fundamental to maintaining this balance. However, no matter how competent and well-prepared the group leader is, there can be situations that present challenges that are not easily addressed, defy conventional interventions, or call for a different approach. The material presented in this book is intended to give group leaders evidence-based creative and inspirational tools, techniques, intervention strategies, and the like to address these dilemmas and difficult situations. They can also enhance members¿ growth and development, stimulate self-exploration, assist to soothe and calm, and deepen and broaden thoughts and feelings. The creative activities included were selected because they do not require specialized training, are easy to implement, do not follow a particular theoretical perspective, and can be effective for both the individual and group as a whole. The major categories of expressive processes presented are fairy tales; drawing; writing; imagery and mindfulness; music; movement, exercise, dance, drama, and role play; and collage, flats, and scrapbooks. Each chapter will focus on one of these activities and is designed so that they can be completed in one session. The closing chapters will present applications for member¿s concerns, group level challenges, and case examples of group dilemmas and suggested activities to address them.


  • Community health equity : a Chicago reader / edited by Fernando De Maio, Raj C. Shah, John Mazzeo, and David A. Ansell
    RA 448 C4 C65 2019
    Perhaps more than any other American city, Chicago has been a center for the study of both urban history and economic inequity. Community Health Equity assembles a century of research to show the range of effects that Chicago's structural socioeconomic inequalities have had on patients and medical facilities alike. The work collected here makes clear that when a city is sharply divided by power, wealth, and race, the citizens who most need high-quality health care and social services have the greatest difficulty accessing them. Achieving good health is not simply a matter of making the right choices as an individual, the research demonstrates: it's the product of large-scale political and economic forces. Understanding these forces, and what we can do to correct them, should be critical not only to doctors but to sociologists and students of the urban environment--and no city offers more inspiring examples for action to overcome social injustice in health than Chicago.

  • Understanding Issues of Oppression Related to Western Symphonic Instruments used in Music Therapy / Shalini Persaud
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • A New Music Therapist's Relationship To Music A Heuristic Self-Inquiry / Cordon E. Purcell
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Listening and Decision-making in Music Therapy Clinical Improvisation / Marie-Fatima Rudolf
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Music-Centered Music Therapy Interventions with the Viola / Kimiko Suzuki
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Wise Therapists Say A Qualitative Interview Study / Samuel H. Minevich
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Music Therapists' Experiences of Working in Rural Communities of Atlantic Canada / Daniel Bevan-Baker
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Jazz Manouche and Reflexivity An Improvising Musician's Emerging Music Therapist Identity / Andrew MacDonald
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Healing trauma with guided drawing : a sensorimotor art therapy approach to bilateral body mapping / Cornelia Elbrecht ; foreword by Cathy A. Malchiodi
    RC 489 A7 E457 2018
    While art therapy traditionally focuses on therapeutic image-making and the cognitive or symbolic interpretation of these creations, Cornelia Elbrecht instructs readers how to facilitate the body-focused approach of guided drawing. Clients draw with both hands and eyes closed as they focus on their felt sense. Physical pain, tension, and emotions are expressed without words through bilateral scribbles. Clients then, with an almost massage-like approach, find movements that soothe their pain, discharge inner tension and emotions, and repair boundary breaches. Archetypal shapes allow therapists to safely structure the experience in a nonverbal way. Sensorimotor art therapy is a unique and self-empowering application of somatic experiencing-it is both body-focused and trauma-informed in approach-and assists clients who have experienced complex traumatic events to actively respond to overwhelming experiences until they feel less helpless and overwhelmed and are then able to repair their memories of the past. Elbrecht provides readers with the context of body-focused, trauma-informed art therapy and walks them through the thinking behind and process of guided drawing-including 100 images from client sessions that serve as helpful examples of the work.

  • Disrupting breast cancer narratives : stories of rage and repair / Emilia Nielsen
    RC 280 B8 N537 2019

    Engaging with discussions surrounding the culture of disease, Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives explores politically insistent narratives of illness. Resisting the optimism of pink ribbon culture, these stories use anger as a starting place to reframe cancer as a collective rather than an individual problem.

    Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives discusses the ways emotion, gender, and sexuality, in relation to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, all become complicated, relational, and questioning. Providing theoretically informed close-readings of breast cancer narratives, this study explores how disruption functions both personally and politically. Highlighting a number of contributors in the field of health and gender studies including Barbara Ehrenreich, Kathlyn Conway, Audre Lorde, and Teva Harrison, this work takes into account documentary film, television, and social media as popular mediums used to explore stories of disease.


  • Epidemics : the impact of germs and their power over humanity / Joshua S. Loomis
    RA 649 L68 2018

    This book comprehensively reviews the 10 most influential epidemics in history, going beyond morbid accounts of symptoms and statistics to tell the often forgotten stories of what made these epidemics so calamitous.

    * Discusses epidemic disease as a major driving force in shaping our world

    * Brings epidemic diseases out of the background of historical narratives and demonstrates how they have had an immensely important role in deciding wars, toppling empires, sparking major leaps in technology, and even changing the human genome

    * Integrates science with history, sociology, religion, and other disciplines to provide the reader with a unique perspective not found in most other accounts of epidemic disease

    * Shares fascinating insights such as how an epidemic of yellow fever helped to double the size of the United States and why tuberculosis was once considered a disease of the intellectual elite


  • Art therapy for social justice : radical intersections / edited by Savneet K. Talwar
    RC 489 A7 A76943 2019

    Art Therapy for Social Justice seeks to open a conversation about the cultural turn in art therapy to explore the critical intersection of social change and social justice. By moving the practice of art therapy beyond standard individualized treatment models, the authors promote scholarship and dialogue that opens boundaries; they envision cross disciplinary approaches with a focus on intersectionality through the lens of black feminism, womanism, antiracism, queer theory, disability studies, and cultural theory. In particular, specific programs are highlighted that re-conceptualize art therapy practice away from a focus on pathology towards "models of caring" based on concepts of self-care, radical caring, hospitality, and restorative practice methodologies. Each chapter takes a unique perspective on the concept of "care" that is invested in wellbeing. The authors push the boundaries of what constitutes art in art therapy, re-conceptualizing notions of care and wellbeing as an ongoing process, emphasizing the importance of self-reflexivity, and reconsidering the power of language and art in trauma narratives.


  • Reproduction : antiquity to the present day / edited by Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell
    RG 136 R477 2018
    From contraception to cloning and pregnancy to populations, reproduction presents urgent challenges today. This field-defining history synthesizes a vast amount of scholarship to take the long view. Spanning from antiquity to the present day, the book focuses on the Mediterranean, western Europe, North America and their empires. It combines history of science, technology and medicine with social, cultural and demographic accounts. Ranging from the most intimate experiences to planetary policy, it tells new stories and revises received ideas. An international team of scholars asks how modern 'reproduction' - an abstract process of perpetuating living organisms - replaced the old 'generation' - the active making of humans and beasts, plants and even minerals. Striking illustrations invite readers to explore artefacts, from an ancient Egyptian fertility figurine to the announcement of the first test-tube baby. Authoritative and accessible, Reproduction offers students and non-specialists an essential starting point and sets fresh agendas for research.

  • Get out of your mind & into your life : the new acceptance & commitment therapy / Steven C. Hayes with Spencer Smith
    RC 489 C62 H395 2005
    This book develops acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary and exciting new direction in psychotherapy, into step-by-step exercises readers can use to get relief from emotional pain. Written by ACT's founding theorist, the book offers a self-help program proven to be effective for coping with a range of problems, from anxiety to depression, eating disorders to poor self-esteem.

  • The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook : practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance / Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
    RC 489 B4 D52 2007
    By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it.

  • The anxiety & phobia workbook / Edmund J. Bourne, PhD
    RC 531 B67 2015
    Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren't in control of your life. If you're ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You'll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: Relaxation and breathing techniques Ending negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs Imagery and real-life desensitization Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changesWritten by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.

  • ADD-friendly ways to organize your life : strategies that work from an acclaimed professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician / Judith Kolberg and Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph. D
    RC 394 A85 K653 2017

    Acclaimed professional organizer Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, renowned ADHD clinical psychologist, are back with an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. Their collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Readers will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the "black hole" of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the reader to determine the appropriate level of support.


  • The warm-up : maximize performance and improve long-term athletic development / Ian Jeffreys
    RA 781 J44 2019

    Athletes do not all train the same way, but it is rare to see any athlete--at any level--exercise or compete without warming up. Although the warm-up can take many forms, smart coaches and athletes know that the warm-up should be a part of any training session.

    The Warm-Up is the first book to describe the science of the warm-up and provide guidelines to maximize its effectiveness through the process of constructing effective RAMP-based warm-ups. The RAMP system-- R aise, A ctivate, M obilize, and P otentiate--looks at the warm-up not only as preparation for the upcoming session, but also as tool for athletic development that can cultivate the skills and movement capacities needed to excel in sport. RAMP has become a standard warm-up system recommended by the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and is included in professional resources developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

    The Warm-Up provides a library of activities that can be used to maximize the effectiveness of warm-ups within the structure of the RAMP system. Coaches and athletes can incorporate activities to develop warm-ups that directly contribute to performance, or they can use one of five sample RAMP warm-up programs, which are appropriate for a variety of sports and athlete training levels. More than 160 diagrams and photos enhance the text and provide direction for the drills and exercises, and 17 video clips demonstrate movement patterns of the Raise phase. Plus, exercise and drill finders make it easy to find the exercises best suited for specific needs.

    It's time to make the warm-up part of the long-term athlete development plan. The Warm-Up will help coaches and athletes use the RAMP system to make warm-ups a more effective part of training that contributes to better performance.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Warm-Up Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The Warm-Up With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.


  • Research methods in physical activity and health / edited by Stephen R. Bird
    RA 781 R366 2019

    Physical activity is vital for good health. It has an established strong evidence base for its positive effects on functional capacity, reducing the risk of many chronic diseases, and promoting physical, mental and social well-being. Furthermore, these benefits are evident across a diversity of ages, groups and populations. The need for these benefits in current societies means that exercise practitioners, professional bodies, institutions, health authorities and governments require high quality evidence to establish appropriate exercise guidelines, implementation strategies and effective exercise prescription at individual, group and population levels. Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health is the first book to comprehensively present the issues associated with physical activity and health research and outline methods available along with considerations of the issues associated with these methods and working with particular groups.

    The book outlines the historical and scientific context of physical activity and health research before working through the full research process, from generating literature reviews and devising a research proposal, through selecting a research methodology and quantifying physical activity and outcome measures, to disseminating findings. Including a full section on conducting research studies with special populations, the book includes chapters on:

    Observational and cross-sectional studies; Interviews, questionnaires and focus groups; Qualitative and quantitative research methods; Epidemiological research methods; Physical activity interventions and sedentary behaviour; and Working with children, older people, indigenous groups, LGBTI groups, and those with physical and mental health issues.

    Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health is the only book to approach the full range of physical activity research methods from a health perspective. It is essential reading for any undergraduate student conducting a research project or taking applied research modules in physical activity and health, graduate students of epidemiology, public health, exercise psychology or exercise physiology with a physical activity and health focus, or practicing researchers in the area.


  • Fundamentals of athletic training / Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, CAA, Kimberly S. Peer, EdD, Kent State University
    RC 1210 C365 2019

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, offers a well-rounded introduction to the field of athletic training. It presents injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by certified athletic trainers and also reviews professional and administrative aspects of the profession. Written specifically for high school and community college students, this text provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to assist athletic trainers on the field and in the training room, as well as the opportunity to evaluate the possibility of a career as a sports medicine professional.

    In an engaging full-color layout, the updated fourth edition presents the latest developments in athletic training with regard to treatment, care, administration, and certification. New material in this edition includes the following:

    * Professional preparation and career potential

    * Documentation, record keeping, and electronic injury tracking systems

    * Development and design of an athletic training facility

    * Fiscal management and equipment ordering

    * Analysis of preexisting conditions and preparticipation exams

    * Basic diagnostic tests, including X-rays, ultrasounds, and drug screening tests

    * Ethics for sports medicine professionals

    After reviewing human anatomy and the physiology of injury and tissue healing, students will find head-to-toe coverage of common injuries with explanations of appropriate treatment protocols. The text also discusses various conditions, illnesses, and communicable diseases along with information on nutrition and the effects of therapeutic, recreational, and performance-enhancing drug use. Students will learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques through the use of taping, wrapping, and protective equipment.

    Learning aids in this fourth edition include Red Flags features, which warn of potentially hazardous situations; What Would You Do If . . . features, which present students with complex and life-threatening situations to test their decision making and The Real World features, which share actual experiences from practicing athletic trainers. The fourth edition also features a new web study guide that offers activities and assignments to support classroom instruction. The web study guide includes 28 practical skill worksheets that allow for hands-on experience, as well as a semester-long project that develops with each chapter to give students a true understanding of the requirements needed to be an effective athletic trainer. Instructors will have access to an instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and a presentation package plus image bank.

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition, provides a clear understanding of the functions, skills, and activities that are involved in the work of certified athletic trainers. By offering a solid introduction to the profession, this text will pique the interest of students considering their career possibilities and act as a springboard to a future in athletic training and sports medicine.


  • Foundations : an introduction to the profession of physical therapy / Stephen J. Carp, PT, PhD, GCS
    RM 705 C377 2019

    A unique blueprint to a successful physical therapy practice from renowned experts

    In the last 100 years, the profession of physical therapy has grown from a little-known band of "reconstruction aides" to a large and expanding worldwide group of dedicated professionals at the cutting edge of health care diagnostics, interventions, research, ethics, and altruistic community service. Foundations: An Introduction to the Profession of Physical Therapy by distinguished physical therapist and educator Stephen Carp reflects nearly 40 years of expertise in this evolving field.

    The book covers the "the background music" of physical therapy - important issues aspiring physical therapists and physical therapist assistants need to master prior to starting clinical practice. Sixteen chapters present a broad spectrum of content, covering core behavioral, clinical, and professional concerns encountered in practice. Experts provide firsthand guidance on reimbursement, working as a healthcare team, documentation, ethical issues and community service, clinical research and education, an overview of the APTA, career development, and more.

    Key Highlights

    From the history of the profession to cultural, spiritual and legal aspects of practice, this unique resource provides insights not found in traditional physical therapy foundation textbooks About 20 comprehensive vignettes with real-life experiences enhance the text Text boxes with insightful "first-person" narratives highlight chapter content A list of review questions and meticulous references at the end of every chapter enhance learning and encourage further research

    All PT and PTA students will benefit from the expert wisdom and pearls shared in this essential reference.

    This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.


  • Exercise for special populations / Peggie Williamson
    RM 725 W55 2019
    This updated 2nd Edition of Williamson's highly applied text provides just enough background to help students learn to develop and implement exercise programs for special populations. For each condition, the book provides a general description, anatomy and physiology variances, precautions, recommendations for exercise testing and prescription, instructions and images of various exercises, and nutritional considerations. The 2nd Edition features new chapters on Fibromyalgia and Parkinson's Disease, as well as enhanced in-book pedagogy and online resources. For students: -An online library of patient handouts, organized by conditions, illustrates the correct way to perform a wide range of exercises. For you -A Test Bank in Word#65533; facilitates quiz and exam creation. -Pre-loaded PowerPoint presentations speed lecture preparation. -A complete image bank makes it easy to import images into lectures, assignments, and quizzes. -Answers to textbook questions are provided for your convenience

  • Essentials of physical medicine and rehabilitation : musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and rehabilitation / Walter R. Frontera, Julie K. Silver, Thomas D. Rizzo, Jr., [editors]
    RM 700 E87 2019

    Packed with practical, up-to-date guidance, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th Edition, by Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD; Julie K. Silver, MD; and Thomas D. Rizzo, Jr., MD, helps you prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, pain syndromes, and chronic disabling conditions in day-to-day patient care. This easy-to-use reference provides the information you need to improve patient function and performance by using both traditional and cutting-edge therapies, designing effective treatment plans, and working with interdisciplinary teams that meet your patients' current and changing needs. An easy-to-navigate format provides quick access to concise, well-illustrated coverage of every essential topic in the field.

    Presents each topic in a consistent, quick-reference format that includes a description of the condition, discussion of symptoms, examination findings, functional limitations, and diagnostic testing. An extensive treatment section covers initial therapies, rehabilitation interventions, procedures, and surgery. Contains new technology sections in every treatment area where recently developed technologies or devices have been added to the therapeutic and rehabilitation strategies, including robotic exoskeletons, wearable sensors, and more. Provides extensive coverage of hot topics in regenerative medicine , such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP), as well as a new chapter on abdominal wall pain. Delivers the knowledge and insights of several new, expert authors for innovative perspectives in challenging areas. Offers a clinically-focused, affordable, and focused reference for busy clinicians, as well as residents in need of a more accessible and targeted resource. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

  • Drugs in sport / edited by David R. Mottram and Neil Chester
    RC 1230 D783 2018

    Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text on the emotive, complex and critical subject of doping and illegal performance enhancement in sport. Thoroughly updated in light of the latest World Anti-Doping Code and taking into account the latest regulations, methods and landmark cases, this seventh edition explores the science behind drug-use in sport, as well as its ethical, social, political and administrative context.

    Introducing an increased focus on inadvertent doping, athlete-support personnel as key stakeholders in the doping process, societal drug-use, and the role of national governing bodies and anti-doping organisations, the book covers key topics including:

    an assessment of the prevalence of drug-taking in sport the latest doping control regulations stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) the science and side effects of each major class of drug used in sport cutting-edge issues such as gene doping and biological passports issues surrounding legal substances and ergogenic aids in supplements medical and pharmaceutical services at major sporting events

    Accessibly written, and supported throughout with illustrative case studies and data, Drugs in Sport provides a crucial and objective resource for students and researchers, athletes, sports scientists, coaches and athlete-support staff, journalists, sports administrators and policymakers, alike.


  • Female doctors in Canada : experience and culture / edited by Earle Waugh, Shelley Ross, and Shirley Schipper
    R 692 F46 2019

    Female Doctors in Canada is an accessible collection of articles by experienced physicians and researchers exploring how systems, practices, and individuals must change as medicine becomes an increasingly female-dominated profession. As the ratio of practicing physicians shifts from predominately male to predominately female, issues such as work hours, caregiving, and doctor-patient relationships will all be affected.

    Canada's medical education is based on a system that has always been designed by and for men; this is also true of our healthcare systems, influencing how women practice, what type of medicine they choose to practice, and how they wish to balance their personal lives with their work. With the intent to open a larger conversation, Female Doctors in Canada reconsiders medical education, health systems, and expectations, in light of the changing face of medicine.

    Highlighting the particular experience of women working in the medical profession, the editors trace the history of female practitioners, while also providing a perspective on the contemporary struggles women face as they navigate a system that was tailored to the male experience, and is yet to be modified.


  • A doctor's dozen : twelve strategies for personal health and a culture of wellness / Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH
    RA 773 P57 2018
    Burnout affects a third of our population and over half of our health professionals. For the second group, the impact is magnified, as consequences play out not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level and lead to medical errors, suboptimal care, low levels of patient satisfaction, and poor clinical outcomes. Achieving wellbeing requires strategies for change. In this book, Dr. Pipas shares twelve lessons and strategies for improved health that she has learned from patients, students, and colleagues over her twenty years working as a family physician. Each lesson is based on observation and research, and begins with a story of an exemplary patient whose challenges and successes reflect the theme of the lesson. Along with the lessons, the author offers plans for action, which taken together create the framework for a healthy life. Each lesson concludes with resources and a "health challenge."

  • Strange trips : science, culture, and the regulation of drugs / Lucas Richert
    RM 316 R53 2018
    Drugs take strange journeys from the black market to the doctor's black bag. Changing marijuana laws in the United States and Canada, the opioid crisis, and the rising costs of pharmaceuticals have sharpened the public's awareness of drugs and their regulation. Government, industry, and the medical profession, however, have a mixed record when it comes to framing policies and generating knowledge to address drug use and misuse. In Strange Trips Lucas Richert investigates the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals as well as struggles over product innovation, consumer protection, and freedom of choice in the medical marketplace. Scrutinizing how we have conceptualized and regulated drugs amid the pressing and competing interests of state regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical and for-profit companies, scientific researchers, and medical professionals, Richert asks how perceptions of a product shift ? from dangerous substance to medical breakthrough, or vice versa. Through close examination of archival materials, accounts, and records, he brings substances into conversation with each other and demonstrates the contentious relationship between scientific knowledge, cultural assumptions, and social concerns. Weaving together stories of consumer resistance and government control, Strange Trips offers timely recommendations for the future of drug regulation.

  • The therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy practice : an integrative perspective / Charles J. Gelso
    RC 480.5 G45 2019

    The Therapeutic Relationship in Psychotherapy Practice: An Integrative Perspective explores the key components of the patient¿therapist relationship in psychotherapy, as well as how these elements affect the treatment process and outcomes and what therapists may do to enhance the relationship. Dr. Gelso posits a tripartite model in which the therapeutic relationship is seen as being composed of three interlocking elements: a real or personal relationship, a working alliance, and a transference¿countertransference configuration that exist in each and every therapeutic relationship. Focusing on what psychotherapists can do to foster strong and facilitative relationships with their patients, the book includes substantial material drawn from clinical practice, with an ever-present eye on research findings.


  • Spectrum women : walking to the beat of autism / edited by Barb Cook and Dr. Michelle Garnett ; foreword by Lisa Morgan
    RC 553 A88S64 2018

    Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations.

    Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.


  • The pharmacist's guide to opioid use disorders / [edited by] Merrill Norton ; contributing section editors, Jeffrey N. Baldwin, Michael G. O'Neil
    RC 568 O45 P43 2018

  • Clinical psychopharmacology : principles and practice / by S. Nassir Ghaemi
    RM 315 G434 2019
    Clinical Psychopharmacology offers a comprehensive guide to clinical practice that explores two major aspects of the field: the clinical research that exists to guide clinical practice of psychopharmacology, and the application of that knowledge with attention to the individualized aspects ofclinical practice. The text consists of 50 chapters, organized into 6 sections, focusing on disease-modifying effects, non-DSN diagnostic concepts, and essential facts about the most common drugs. This innovative book advocates a scientific and humanistic approach to practice and examines not onlythe benefits, but also the harms of drugs. Providing a solid foundation of knowledge and a great deal of practical information, this book is a valuable resource for practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, medical students and trainees in psychiatry, as well as pharmacists.

  • 2019 Nelson's pediatric antimicrobial therapy / John S. Bradley, John D. Nelson ; Elizabeth D. Barnett [and 6 others], contributing editors
    RJ 53 A5A16 2019
    This best-selling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.

    For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover pediatric-appropriate antimicrobials and include complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antibiotics.

    Now in color to help you find the best options quickly!

    New in the 25th edition:
    * Includes recommendations for new intravenous broad-spectrum beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations.
    * Provides options for treatment of increasing resistance in Escherichia coli for urinary tract infections.
    * Includes updates for management of diarrhea, including recommendations for Giardia with tinidazole and nitazoxanide as drugs of choice, based on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines.
    * Clarifies specific, new, and evolving recommendations about antifungal therapeutic drug levels for several invasive fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised children.
    * Reorganizes antiviral table for easier reading: common viral pathogens are in one table and HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are in a second table.
    * Provides guidance for neonates during the ongoing cefotaxime shortage, including alternatives to achieve similar antibacterial activity in similar tissue sites, with a similar safety profile.
    * Includes updates, such as new information on drug therapy and steroid therapy for neurocysticercosis, incorporating the new IDSA and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene guidelines.
    * Incorporates new IDSA coccidioidomycosis guidelines in updated recommendations.
    * Simplifies navigation with color-coded tabs and tables that make it easier to find the best treatment options for susceptibility of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens.

  • Climate change and the people's health / Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University
    RA 427.8 F754 2019
    Climate change and social inequity are both sprawling, insidious forces that threaten populations around the world. It's time we start talking about them together. Climate Change and the People's Health offers a brave and ambitious new framework for understanding how our planet's two greatest existential threats comingle, complement, and amplify one another - and what can be done to mitigate future harm. In doing so it posits three new modes of thinking:* That climate change interacts with the social determinants of health and exacerbates existing health inequities* The idea of a "consumptagenic system" - a network of policies, processes, governance and modes of understanding that fuel unhealthy, and environmentally destructive production and consumption* The steps necessary to move from denial and inertia toward effective mobilization, including economic, social, and policy interventionsWith insights from physical science, social science, and humanities, this short book examines how climate change and social inequity are indelibly linked, and considering them together can bring about effective change in social equity, health, and the environment.

  • Disease and history, by Frederick F. Cartwright in collaboration with Michael D. Biddiss
    R 131 C25
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