Friday, February 21, 2014

NANDA, NOC, and NIC Linkages: Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions PDF EBOOK

This book emphasizes the linkages among the three standardized nursing languages — NANDA, NIC, and NOC. It discusses the need for these linkages as more clinical information systems are developed and used. This edition updates the original, published in 2001.
The purpose is to explain and demonstrate the linkages among the standardized nursing languages. It provides examples of how these linkages can be used in nursing education and practice settings. These worthy objectives are met.
The intended audience includes practicing and student nurses. The authors are well known nurse educators.
The book begins by presenting how to use the linkage book in practice and education. The newest edition shifts the emphasis from just the application of the three standard languages to how they are linked for a strong unified care plan. The book also points outs scientific gaps in need of nursing research. These features are unique to this book and are updates from the previous edition.
This is the only book on the market that truly integrates the linkage aspect and illustrates its need for well-rounded care planning. The new edition is more than justified since it updates the new listing of NANDA, NIC, and NOC. References after each chapter give the reader quick access to additional information
Based on years of research at the University of Iowa, this one-of-a-kind reference provides linkages between three standardized languages recognized by the American Nurses Organization: NANDA, Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC). A perfect companion to Dochterman: NIC, 4th Edition and Moorhead: NOC, 3rd Edition, this book is a useful tool for nurses in developing care plans for patients, and for institutions in tracking and quantifying nursing care.
• Links all of the NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses to outcome labels and three levels of suggested interventions
• Major
• Suggested
• Optional

• Uses easy-access, user-friendly tables to show terminology and criteria.
• Presents case studies along with nursing care plans to demonstrate the application of linkages.
• Defines all NANDA, NOC, and NIC labels.
• Makes an excellent companion to the new editions of NIC and NOC.
Complete with the most up-to-date NIC, NOC, and NANDA-I approved lists

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Handbook of Sexual Dysfunction

The area of treatment of sexual disorders has undergone an enormous expansion during the last few decades. The introduction of pharmacological treatment of these disorders (e.g., sildenafil for erectile dysfunction or antidepressants for paraphilias) rekindled the interest of physicians from different disciplines (psychiatrists, urologists, gynecologists) in sexual dysfunctions.

Physicians are finding these disorders amenable to pharmacotherapy. However, the new developments
in the area of “sexual pharmacology” have unfortunately also led to a biological reductionism in the field. In the past, most physicians viewed the etiology of sexual dysfunctions/disorders as mainly psychological, rooted in internal conflicts, deep-seated anxiety, and so on. In the present time, physicians in many
disciplines view sexual dysfunctions as mostly, if not purely, of biological origin and discard any notion of psychological factors in the etiology of sexual problems.

The initial hype about the success rates of sildenafil certainly contributed to this notion. However, clinicians who treat sexual dysfunctions/disorders on a daily basis know that in sexual functioning, psychology and biology are intertwined in a very complicated way.

In light of that, we feel a text that balances these two not contradictory but complementary etiological views would be highly desirable. A synthesis of biology and psychology in the area of etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of sexual dysfunction is sorely needed in the field. This book intends to fill this void.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology PDF EBOOK

This book provides an introduction to public health and epidemiology. We hope that by working through all, or sections, of the book the reader will not only increase their knowledge of public health practice but also develop a critical, questioning approach to the application of that knowledge.

Before starting to work on this second edition we asked for feedback from users of the first edition. Based on the feedback received we added two new chapters (1 and 11) and made several other substantial revisions. The first new chapter is
on the history of epidemiology and public health, while Chapter 11 considers what actually changes the public health. Chapters 2 and 7 (on information sources and determinants of health respectively) have been largely rewritten. All the chapters have been brought up to date. However, the basic study guide format remains the same.

Each chapter begins with a list of questions and learning objectives, uses exercises to help illustrate and develop critical thinking on key points and provides the reader with a framework to write their own summary at the end of the chapter.
Changing and protecting the public health requires a broad range of knowledge and skills. These are summarized in the standards developed in the United Kingdom for specialist public health practitioners (comparable standards exist for other countries).

These standards are given below, and they provide a useful checklist for reflecting on your own knowledge and skills. We suggest that you use them as a template to assess your learning needs, process of learning and achievements. They are presented again at the end of each chapter to enable you to reflect on what aspects of these standards that chapter helped you on.

Standards for specialist public health practitioners
1 Surveillance and assessment of the population’s health and well-being:
health needs assessment;
health determinants;
health surveillance.
2 Promoting and protecting the population’s health and well-being:
plan, monitor and evaluate health promotion strategies;
plan, implement, monitor and evaluate prevention and screening
protect population health by managing outbreaks, incidents and emergencies.
3 Developing quality and risk management within an evaluative culture:
assess evidence of effectiveness of health interventions;
improve quality through audit and evaluation;
manage risk to public’s health and well-being.
4 Collaborative working for health:

develop and sustain cross-sectional working;
communicate effectively with the public and others.
5 Developing health programmes and services and reducing inequalities:
develop, implement and evaluate health programmes and services;
facilitate the reduction of inequalities in health.
6 Policy and strategy development and implementation:
shape and influence the development of health and social care policy;
implement strategies to put policies into effect;
assess impact of policies.
7 Working with and for communities:
involve the public and communities as active partners;
empower communities;
advocate for communities.
8 Strategic leadership for health:
develop, sustain and implement a vision and objectives for health;
lead teams and individuals to improve health and reduce inequalities.
9 Research & Development:
appraise, plan and manage research;
develop and implement research findings in practice.
10 Ethically managing self, people and resources:
manage the development and direction of work;
develop capacity and capability to improve health;
deliver effective services, the aim of which is to improve health.