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Items in Health that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Caring together : the report of the Expert Working Group on Integrated Palliative Care for Persons with AIDS to Health and Welfare Canada, Federal Centre for AIDS
    RA 644 A25F43 1989

  • Cancer incidence trends : Saskatchewan, 1950-1975 / Bureau of Epidemiology, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Protection Branch
    RA 645 C3C3636 1979

  • From clinic to concentration camp : reassessing Nazi medical and racial research, 1933-1945 / edited by Paul Weindling
    R 853 H8F76 2017eb

  • The use of self in therapy / edited by Michele Baldwin
    RC 489 S43 U87 2013
    One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapyby experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist's library and therapy supervisor's teaching arsenal.

  • Virtuous waters : mineral springs, bathing, and infrastructure in Mexico / Casey Walsh
    RM 674 W35 2018
    At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

    Virtuous Waters is a pathbreaking and innovative study of bathing, drinking and other everyday engagements with a wide range of waters across five centuries in Mexico. Casey Walsh uses political ecology to bring together an analysis of shifting scientific, religious and political understandings of waters and a material history of social formations, environments, and infrastructures. The book shows that while modern concepts and infrastructures have come to dominate both the hydrosphere and the scholarly literature on water, longstanding popular understandings and engagements with these heterogeneous liquids have been reproduced as part of the same process. Attention to these dynamics can help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty-first century.

  • The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital / Frank Myron Guttman and Alexander Wright ; foreword, Laurence Rosenberg
    RA 983 M62 S572 2018
    Founded in 1934 as a small community hospital - open to all patients, regardless of race, religion, language, or ethnic background - Montreal's Jewish General has grown to become an internationally recognized facility, and a major component of McGill University's medical school. This comprehensive account of an esteemed institution begins by outlining the historical connections between Judaism and medicine, and the establishment of Jewish hospitals throughout the Western world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Specifically Jewish hospitals originated in response to the prevalent anti-Semitism that made post-graduate training for Jewish physicians in hospitals nearly impossible and also due to the need for kosher facilities for patients. Doctor Frank Guttman, who trained at the Jewish General from 1959 to 1964 and joined its staff in 1965, provides a detailed account of the hospital's history and its various directors, tracking the progress and medical breakthroughs of each department and presenting the exceptional clinicians and scientists who have made the hospital's progress possible. This book tells the story of Montreal's Jewish General, from humble beginnings to a world-class university hospital, committed to service, teaching, research, and innovation.

  • Fiber-optic sensors for biomedical applications / Daniele Tosi, Guido Perrone
    R 857 B54 T67 2018
    This authoritative new resource presents fiber optic sensors and their applications in medical device design and biomedical engineering. Readers gain an understanding of which technology to use and adopt, and how to connect technologies with their respective applications. This book explores the innovation of diagnostics and how to use diagnostic tools.Principles of fiber optic sensing are covered and include details about intensity-based sensors, fiber bragg gratings, distributed sensors, and fabry-perot interferometers. This book explores interrogation software, standards for medical sensors, and discusses protocols and tools for validation. Various medical device engineering and applications are examined, including sensor catheterization, cardiovascular sensors, diagnostic in gastroscopy, urology, neurology, sensing in thermal ablation. Applications and detection of SPR sensors are presented, along with minimally invasive robotic surgery, smart textiles, wearable sensors and fiber-optic spectrometric sensors. This is a one-stop reference on fiber optic sensors for biomed applications.

  • Federalism and decentralization in health care : a decision space approach / edited by Gregory P. Marchildon and Thomas J. Bossert
    RA 393 F43 2018

    While health system decentralization is often associated with federations, there has been limited study on the connection between federalism and the organization of publicly financed or mandated health services. Federalism and Decentralization in Health Care examines eight federations that differ in terms of their geography, history and constitutional and political development. Looking at Canada, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Switzerland, Federalism and Decentralization in Health Care examines constitutional responsibility for health care, the national laws establishing a right to health care, the predominant sources and organization of public revenues directed to health care, and the overall organization of the health system.

    In additional to these structural features, each country case study is subjected to a "decision space analysis" to determine the actual degree of health system decentralization. This involves determining whether national and subnational governments have narrow, moderate or broad discretion in their decisions on governance, access, human resources, health system organization and financing. This comparative approach highlights the similarities and differences among these federations. Offering reflections on recent trends in centralization or decentralizations for the health system as a whole, Federalism and Decentralization in Health Care , is a valuable resource for those studying health care policy in federal systems and especially those interested in comparative aspects of the topic.


  • Treating health care : how the Canadian system works and how it could work better / Raisa B. Deber
    RA 395 C3 D43 2018

    Canada has been among the world leaders in recognizing the multiple factors that impact health. Focusing on Canada's health care system, Raisa B. Deber provides brief descriptions of some key facts and concepts necessary to understand health care policy in Canada and place it in an international context.

    An accessible guide, Treating Health Care unpacks key concepts to provide informed discussions that help us understand and diagnose Canada's health care system and to clarify which proposed changes are likely to improve it - and which are not. This book provides background information to clarify such concepts as: determinants of health; how health systems are organized and financed (including international comparisons); health economics; health ethics; and roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, including government, providers, and patients. It then addresses some key issues, including equity, efficiency, access and wait times, quality improvement and patient safety, and coverage and payment models. Using analysis rather than advocacy, Deber provides a toolkit to help understand health care and health policy.


  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder : phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment / edited by Christopher Pittenger
    RC 533 O27 2017
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects approximately one person in 40 and causes great suffering. Effective treatments are available that can help many, and our understanding of the psychology, neurobiology, and clinical treatment of the disorder has advanced dramatically over the past 25years. Nevertheless, much remains to be learned, and a substantial minority of patients benefit little even from the best treatments we have to offer today. This volume provides the first comprehensive summary of the state of the field, summarizing topics ranging from genetics and neurobiologythrough cognitive psychology, clinical treatment, related conditions, societal implications, and personal experiences of patients and clinicians. This book is unique in its comprehensive coverage that extends far beyond the realm of cognitive-behavioral therapy. As such it will serve as a valuableintroduction to those new to the field, a fascinating resource for OCD suffers and their families, and an essential reference for students, clinicians, and researchers.

  • Therapeutic exercise : treatment planning for progression / [edited by] Frances E. Huber, Chris L. Wells
    RM 725 T473 2006
    In response to the increasing need for progressing a treatment plan, this text shows the reader how to prescribe therapeutic exercise based on the best evidence and clinical experience. It teaches therapists how to make informed clinical decisions about the best way to progress treatment for their clients that integrates balance, strength, endurance and all of the areas necessary for optimal function. It also provides the underlying theories of treatment planning, using APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition as the basis for practice. Three on-going client cases are woven throughout the text, promoting clinical reasoning skills and providing a framework to construct new knowledge. Learning objectives at the start of each chapter help readers focus their attention on important principles and concepts. "Stop and Think" questions mixed throughout the chapters show students how to reflect on new information and how it may be applied in a variety of situations. Client vignettes in each chapter illustrate the importance of learning the concepts for transfer to new situations. Concept maps illustrate how the chapter is organized and how elements fit together to provide a framework for constructing knowledge. A focus on the disablement model allows students to apply therapeutic exercise for maximum functionality as defined by the APTA. A focus on research demonstrates the best way to prescribe exercise by focusing on best practice. A companion DVD provides 60 minutes of video clips that gives students the ability to observe an activity, critique the technique, compare and contrast movement in a wide range of ages, select the appropriate exercise for the job and many other applications.
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