This book focuses on the key issues surrounding multicultural neurorehabilitation for a wide range of health care professionals. The study of traumatic brain injury has seen a clear evolution in the sophistication, breadth, and depth of findings concerning neuroepidemiology as it affects racial and ethnic minorities. As large-scale epidemiological studies increasingly include and distinguish individuals of color and linguistic minorities together with religion, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, place of residence, and key socioeconomic variables that interact with race/ethnicity, more information will be available to make changes in policy, training, and clinical service delivery. Neuropsychological assessment involves the administration of a battery of tests that assess a variety of cognitive domains to obtain a clinical picture of brain behavior relationships. Within the inpatient rehabilitation setting, neuropsychologists often perform various functions, including neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy, and assistance with adjustment issues for patients and their families. The book discusses some of the common cultural issues that impact neuropsychology in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Considerations of race and ethnicity, disability culture, military and veteran culture, and cultural aspects of religiousness and spirituality are all considered in the book. The authors in the book wrote from their own perspectives as clinicians and researchers, representing diverse cultural backgrounds and neurorehabilitation contexts and roles. Hopefully, the book will generate more discussion, research, and literature on multicultural neurorehabilitation.
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This book represents a compilation of years of theoretical and clinical insights distilled into a specific theory of disturbance and therapy and deductions for specific clinical strategies and techniques. It focuses on an explication of the theory, a chapter on basic practice, and a chapter on an in-depth case study. A detailed chapter follows on the practice of individual psychotherapy. Using rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) in couples, family, group, and marathons sessions is highlighted. The book commences with a note on the general theory underpinning the practice of REBT, outlines its major theoretical concepts and puts forward an expanded version of REBT’s well-known ABC framework. It then considers aspects of the therapeutic relationship between clients and therapists in REBT, deals with issues pertaining to inducting clients into REBT, and specifies the major treatment techniques that are employed during REBT. A number of obstacles that emerge in the process of REBT and how they might be overcome are noted. The book then distinguishes between preferential and general REBT (or cognitive-behavior therapy [CBT]) and specifies their differences. Individual, couples, family and group therapies are explained. The book talks about the Rational Emotive Behavioral Marathon, a highly structured procedure that is deliberately weighted more on the verbal than on the nonverbal side. The authors’ 8-week psychoeducational group for teaching the principles of unconditional self-acceptance in a structured group setting is described. The book concludes with a discussion on the concept of ego disturbance, REBT treatment of sex difficulties using the cognitive-emotive-behavioral approach, and REBT’s effectiveness with hypnosis.
This book is designed to help nurses and other health professionals develop compelling proposals for PhD dissertations; National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grants, fellowships, and career development awards; and proposals for education, translation, evidence-based practice, and demonstration projects, including those for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) capstone project. It takes readers through all the parts of developing a proposal, selecting a problem; showing the significance of the problem; describing the work already done on the problem and the need for further work on the problem or its solution; describing their preliminary work, when relevant; and detailing their design and methods. Then, the book offers innovative ideas for writing a dissertation proposal or a proposal for a DNP project or other type of evidence-based practice project. In describing proposals for NIH funding, the book gives detailed instructions on what content to include and how to organize the Specific Aims section and provides similar details on writing the Significance, Innovation, and Approach sections. Finally, it offers guidance in composing a title and abstract, preparing the additional materials needed for a proposal, and developing a budget. It also addresses the processes of writing proposals, submitting a grant proposal, the review, and a possible resubmission.
This book provides theoretical discussions of interpersonal, gender, intercultural, organizational, and media communication. Based on the author’s 35 plus years of experience as a health care provider, its goal is to enhance health care professionals’ understanding, analysis, and practice of health communication via role experiences, evaluations, and reflections. The book offers faculty, providers, and students of health communication an interactive method for exploring a wide variety of health communication interactions. It is an interactive tool to help enhance one’s understanding of provider-patient and provider-provider health communication. Health communication, regardless of the setting, is fundamentally interpersonal communication and thus, the more health care professionals understand about the theories related to interpersonal communication, the more effective they are likely to be in communicating with patients, peers, and colleagues/teammates. It expands on that work by looking at the theories related to gender communication. As will become apparent, it is very difficult to truly understand and enhance your interpersonal communication without a fundamental recognition of the role gender plays in these interactions and relationships. Health communication has been greatly impacted by the media and its ability to reach the masses. The goal for risk communication efforts is to motivate audiences to either change behaviors or prevent risk-taking activities. The book describes the communication theory attribution theory, intrapersonal and and interpersonal conflict. In organization communication, attribution theory helps to describe an individual’s emotional and behavioral responses to certain situations or stimuli. Research has shown that culture impacts health behaviors and outcomes. Therefore, it is incumbent on providers to understand that they work in a cross-cultural profession.
This book covers all dimensions of palliative care but with a special emphasis on primary palliative care. The book is organized into three parts comprising twenty two chapters. Part one provides the essential background and principles of supportive oncology and palliative care, including chapters on understanding the adult and pediatric patient and family illness experience, the roles and responsibilities of the palliative care team, and the art of the palliative care assessment interview. Part two covers symptom management and includes ten chapters considering the major physical and psychosocial symptoms a cancer patient may face—neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, psychiatric, sleep and fatigue, pain, and psychosocial and spiritual distress. Part three addresses special considerations and issues that an oncologist, physician, nurse or other healthcare provider often face in these settings, including chapters on intimacy, sexuality, and fertility issues, grief and bereavement, running a family meeting, care for the caregiver, and survivorship.
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SITC) has expanded efforts to respond to the exponential growth of educational needs by offering primers at the Annual Meeting, itinerant courses to health care providers domestically and internationally, topical meetings and task forces addressing salient questions related to the field, specifying guidelines for patient toxicity management, policy and quality benchmark development, and informing on other themes as they emerge through the SITCportal. In this context, SITCleadership decided to update, refine, and broaden the legacy established by the first edition of this textbook by providing a second edition that targets primarily young basic and clinical investigators but is informative to as many other constituencies as possible. The new edition of Cancer Immunotherapy Principles and Practice updates chapters of the first edition while introducing new ones to cover emerging concepts. Chapters for textbooks can be painstakingly overbearing, but all contributors managed to complete their part to bring together cutting-edge insights that every translational investigator and practicing clinician needs to know about tumor immunology and immunotherapy. The textbook is divided into five sections: Basic Principles of Tumor Immunology, Cancer Immunotherapy Targets and Classes, Immune Function in Cancer Patients, Disease-Specific Treatments and Outcomes, and Regulatory Aspects of Cancer Immunotherapy. These sections cover the continuum from basic principles to practical and clinically relevant information to allow critical understanding of the development and testing of novel therapeutics, companion diagnostics, and useful biomarkers, and inform about the regulatory processes that support the safe and efficient delivery of immunotherapy to patients with cancer. In addition, the chapter on the history of immunotherapy was not only preserved but updated to honor and recognize those who pioneered and championed the field.
Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, 3rd Edition:Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals
Grant writing is an essential skill for nursing and health scientists today, but one we receive little training for, even in advanced graduate programs. This book is a very informal conversation about the art of proposing and the process of how to write grants with minimal frustration. It is formatted to follow the basic steps of grant writing. The book is organized into eleven chapters. The first chapter discusses why grant-writing skills are needed now and in the future. The second chapter focuses on developing the approach to or “art” of proposing, finding sources by which to generate fundable ideas, and, finally, how to know if you are asking the right question. The third chapter describes different grant types such as foundation grants, hospital-based or institutional grants, professional association grants, corporate partnerships, pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, and federal grants. The fourth chapter talks about grant construction team and system. The fifth chapter describes writing the research proposal in detail. The sixth chapter highlights changes in how researchers need to engage with community stakeholders from grant development through implementation. The seventh and eight chapters deal with grant submission process and electronic grant submissions. The ninth chapter discusses gauging progress and reviewer feedback. The tenth chapter presents the importance of getting a grip on one’s time, organizing work, and avoiding some common pitfalls in carrying out one’s work once a grant proposal is accepted. The final chapter describes dissemination of grant findings.
While there are several comprehensive textbooks on movement disorders, all are lengthy, thick, hardbound books and thus are less useful for the busy, practicing clinician who often needs a quick guide on the diagnostic approach and therapy for various movement disorders. There are a few practical, therapeutic handbooks on Parkinson disease but there are none for other types of movement disorders (chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, ataxia, etc). The ever busy clinician will also benefit from a “primer” on
DBS—its new device types, indications, identification of ideal and non-ideal candidates, and trouble-shooting. This third edition is a practical yet authoritative guide to the diagnosis and work up, and the pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical treatments of all types of movement disorders for the clinician-intraining and the practicing clinician. The authors used an “expanded outline bullet point” format, with liberal use of flow charts, algorithms and tables, with emphasis on clinical presentation, work-up and management, rather than pathophysiology and disease mechanism. In summary, this book should provide a comprehensive and practical approach to the neurological, behavioral, and surgical treatment of movement disorders. Because the authors anticipate that clinicians may be reading this book comprehensively, from start to finish; or, using it “on demand” by quickly surveying specific chapters related to the phenomenology of a challenging patient—content overlap has been intentional, to emphasize concepts and principles in diagnosis and management. Several movement disorders can present with different phenomenologies, thus several disorders will reappear in various chapters. From the first to this latest edition, the authors aim has always been to empower the modern clinician with the necessary skills in making the evaluation of movement disorders less intimidating and more rewarding.
Fast Facts to Loving your Research Project:A Stress-Free Guide for Novice Researchers in Nursing and Healthcare
This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, the author translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. The approach teaches the reader not only how to conduct a first research project but also how to construct an argument, a theory, and critically explore a belief. This method of conducting research engages the reader in active problem-solving, asking the right questions, finding answers, and being able to understand even the most complex problems. The book is divided into three sections: Part I: Define, Clarify, Search, Prepare introduces the reader to the vocabulary of research methods and the importance of defining the problem, identifying the discrepancy, and clarifying the specific problem at hand and the factors that are possible contributors to it. Part II: Starting the Actual Project investigates qualitative and quantitative research designs, methods of data collection, the reliability and validity of data, the sample from the population, and the ethical and legal considerations of engaging in research. Part III: Test, Analyze, Discuss dedicates to the proper collection and analysis of the data. The book also presents an easy guide through the steps needed to be taken when embarking on a research project.
Ideas are generated constantly as individuals interact with one another, attend and participate in improvement activities, and experience life. Ideas can remain stagnant or become innovative opportunities that change the future. As ideas are developed, transformation occurs. Prevailing practices and processes are challenged. When challenged, organizations must respond proactively and utilize the talents of others to create pathways to manage impending situations. Data and evidence are the primary drivers in these situations. Understanding and managing data is requisite for organizational change and sustainability in contemporary society. This textbook, originating from an idea, was developed using information from the literature, experiences as educators and managers, and contributions from others in various health and allied disciplines. It provides a snapshot to: improve decision-making; meet consumer demands; develop business cases; influence policy and regulation; understand the value of data collection, analysis, use, and diffusion that will inform quality, safety, and operational efficiency. The textbook’s unique attributes include “real-world” exemplars and reflection questions for each chapter that demonstrate how data and evidence inform the application of improvement tools, data analysis techniques, and concepts across interprofessional disciplines. The authors anticipate that the information provided will assist improvement teams to improve healthcare processes, guide educators to provide tools and techniques germane to education development, and help students glean knowledge necessary to lead improvement as future healthcare professionals and leaders. The book comprises of 14 chapters. Each of the chapters is central to understanding how data frames quality, safety, innovation, and sustainability in interprofessional practice as consumers become more engaged in their care.