This second edition of Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine has been extensively updated to provide a comprehensive description of travel medicine and is an invaluable reference resource to support the clinical practice of travel medicine. This new edition covers the many recent advances in the field, including the development of new and combined vaccines; malaria prophylaxis; emerging new infections; new hazards resulting from travel to long haul destinations; health tourism; and population movements. The chapter on vaccine-preventable diseases includes new developments in licensed vaccines, as well as continent-based recommendations for their administration. There are chapters on the travel health management of high risk travellers, including the diabetic traveller, the immuno-compromised, those with cardiovascular, renal, neurological, gastrointestinal, malignant and other disorders, psychological and psychiatric illnesses, pregnant women, children and the elderly. With increasing numbers of ever more adventurous travellers, there is discussion of travel medicine within extreme environments, whilst the chapter on space tourism may well be considered the future in travel medicine. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine is an invaluable resource for health care professionals providing advice and clinical care to the traveller.
The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine articulates the ideas, methods, and practices of narrative medicine. Written by the originators of the field, this book provides the authoritative starting place for any clinicians or scholars committed to learning of and eventually teaching or practicing narrative medicine.
This book aims to be a guide to the practice of blood conservation. The first chapter discusses the legal and administrative aspects of bloodless medicine describing the legal principles and practical issues relatd to refusal of transfusion. The second is on balancing the risks and benefits of transfusion includes clinical vignettes of appropriate and inappropriate transfusion. The remainder of the book covers the principles and practice of bloodless medicine, including a chapter on the scientific issues of haemostasis and the investigation of bleeding idsorders. The book concludes with chapters on blood conservation in neonatal and paediatric surgery, the costs associated with blood transfusion and the quest for artifical blood. New chapters will be included to address blood utilization in oncology and geriatric patients.
McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine is one of the seminal texts in the field, defining the principles and practices of family medicine as a distinct field of practice. The fourth edition presents new information on stewardship of resources, patient information and data, delivery of care in the home, and consultation and referral as well as six new clinical chapters of common problems in family medicine.
The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivaled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world. More comprehensive, more authoritative, and more international than any other textbook, it focuses on offering practical guidance on clinical management and the prevention of disease. Three introductory chapters outline a philosophy which has always characterized the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. It is humane, thought-provoking, and aims to instill in readers an understanding of the role of medicine in society, and the contribution it can make to the health of populations. As always, there is detailed coverage of all areas of internal medicine. The integration of basic science and clinical practice is unparalleled and throughout the book the implications of research for medical practice are explained. The core clinical medicine sections offer in-depth coverage of the traditional specialty areas. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has unsurpassed details on infectious diseases: the most comprehensive coverage to be found in any textbook of medicine. Other sections of note include: pain; bioterrorism; forensic medicine; medical disorders in pregnancy; travel and expedition medicine; nutrition; the use of stem cells; regenerative medicine, and psychiatry and drug-related problems in general medical practice. In response to detailed research, there have been substantial changes to ensure that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine continues to meet the needs of its readers. New chapter summaries give accessible overviews of the content. All 2,500 illustrations and photographs are now in full color, and a new design ensures that the textbook is easy to read and to navigate. The evidence-base and references have been entirely overhauled. And now, for the first time, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine is available in an online edition. Containing the full text and all the figures and illustrations, the online version has a clear and easy-to-use interface with excellent navigation and search and browse options. In addition, the online edition facilitates links to sources of related and further reading via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef. All the figures are downloadable into Powerpoint; an excellent tool when preparing presentations and lectures. Purchasers of the print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, fifth edition, will also be able to purchase access to the online edition for a reduced rate by following the instructions given in the book.
Principles and Practice in EU Sports Law provides an overview of EU Sports Law. It details the development of EU sports law over time and applies this example to the discussion of the tension between sporting bodies and states and international organizations.
This great-value Oxford Medical Handbooks pack includes hands-on advice on day-to-day problems arising in general practice and indispensble guidance for professionals working in sport and exercise medicine.
This great-value pack contains two unique, practical and clinically relevant guides to the day-to-day practice of respiratory medicine and the diagnosis and management of immunological/allergic disease.
Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice represents the first set of general principles and practical guidelines for the integration of mindfulness meditation with well-documented and newly developed CBT techniques to address a broad range of psychological dysfunctions. The first book to provide a strong rationale and general guidelines for the implementation of mindfulness meditation integrated with CBT for a wide range of psychological difficulties Incorporates ancient Buddhist concepts of how the mind works, while remaining firmly grounded in well-documented cognitive and behavioural principles Provides new insights into established understanding of conditioning principles Includes a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, week-by-week instructions for professionals to facilitate application of the therapy, along with case examples and the inspiring stories of former clients
Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine addresses the need to better understand the broad relevance of religion and spirituality to the culture of medicine. The authors focus on the critical need to establish evidence-based recommendations for clinicians of various specialties who engage in the spiritual dimension of practice.
Practice of modern medicine is fully regulated by ethics and law. As more and more medicines are discovered along with new scientific advances, the management has become very complex. This book gives an insight in to the complex nature of medical practice. Law is different indifferent countries but practice of Ethics is the same as in all over the world. However application of Ethics in to medical practice varies according to guidelines issued by the respective regulatory bodies. In most develop countries Law and Ethics are applied very strictly where as in developing countries although Law is very strict but application of Ethics is not that strict. Parliament or democratic institutions in the western countries are the source of Law or legal principles but many times it is not possible to legislate avery aspect of life. Therefore Courts have to apply ethical principles in complex cases known as case laws which guide the future cases. This book gives examples of such situations.
The fifth edition of this practical textbook on transfusion medicine has been thoroughly revised with the latest in scientific and technological developments and edited by a leading team of international expert haematologists, including new co-editor Mark H. Yazer MD. A succinct and user-friendly resource of transfusion medicine for clinicians, scientists and trainees with key points, charts and algorithms Discusses practice in blood centres and hospitals including regulatory aspects, transfusion safety, production and storage, donor care, and blood transfusion in a global context Coverage of cellular and tissue therapies and organ transplantation including stem cell collection and haematopoietic stem cell processing and storage Review of the development of the evidence-base for transfusion medicine Content on the clinical practice for transfusion and alternatives to transfusion