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Human services professionals face tremendous challenges today. Clients, government agencies, and other funders increasingly expect professionals to produce measurable and verifiable outcomes. The main goal with this textbook is to help students better understand the utility of research to human services. That is to say, the book presents research as a tool for practice, something that can be used to help professionals in their work with clients, designing programs and services, and advocating for policy changes. In addition to presenting research as a tool for practice, the book also emphasizes connections between human service research and practice, stressing that each plays important and complementary roles in addressing social and personal problems. This textbook is primarily an introduction to social research as it relates to the human services. There are two new main features to this edition. Each chapter opens with a Vignette describing a situation in which a human services professional is faced with a task or dilemma that can be addressed through research or by employing a research technique in practice. The second new major feature is the Practitioner Profile, included in most chapters. These Practitioner Profiles present actual human services professionals who are not professional researchers but nonetheless incorporate research methods into their practice. Similar to the Practitioner Profiles, several chapters also include one or more Research in Practice features designed to help students better understand applications of research methods and concepts and the overall research process. At the end of each chapter, there is a list and brief description of the Main Points of the chapter, which serves as a review of the major concepts covered. Following the Main Points is a list of Important Terms for Review. Following the Important Terms for Review are three sets of questions, critical thinking, evaluating competency, and self-assessment.
Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences, 3rd Edition:Watson’s Caring Science Guide
The health sciences would not be complete without a caring science. Although all health sciences focus to some degree on caring, when the public thinks about caring, nursing often is foremost in their minds. This book focuses on instruments for assessing caring in the nursing literature but is useful to all in the health sciences or healing professions. It not only brings to the forefront the various conceptualizations of caring but also identifies approaches to the measurement of the concepts that have been derived from multiple perspectives on caring. The various instruments presented capture the multiple essences of caring, which may be viewed as an attitude, an ability, an attribute or characteristic, or a complex of interrelated behaviors. The book provides nursing leaders, students, and scholars with an up-to-date critique and compilation of the most salient and up-to-date instruments to assess and measure caring. It brings together in one source the many approaches to conceptualizing caring and the instruments that have been designed to measure it. The book provides questionnaire development procedures, theoretical underpinnings of instruments, reliability and validity evidence, and descriptions of instruments and their sources. This updated collection encompasses measurements of caring that have relevance in assessing caring among students as well as patients and nurses, thus allowing use in both educational and clinical care research. Some new instruments focus on assessing caring at the administrative/relational-system caring level, address a new a population (e.g., family), and include novel potential techniques such as computerization. This collection of caring instruments offers a story of nursing theory and knowledge development, as nursing scholars search for and experiment with measuring or capturing the elusive phenomenon of human caring, often considered nonmeasurable.
Botulinum toxin (
BoNT) therapy involves as much art as it does science. Prescription and injection of a BoNTproduct requires that clinicians be familiar with the unique properties of each product, including its dosage range for a seemingly ever-expanding list of approved or published medical indications. This quick reference guide provides detailed dosage information for the four BoNTproducts available in the USA(abobotulinumtoxinA, incobotulinumtoxinA, onabotulinumtoxinA, and rimabotulinumtoxinB) which are approved for both cosmetic and medical indications. Included in this abbreviated manual are updated regulatory agency approved medical indications for both adults and children and recommended dosage ranges in the USA(Food and Drug Administration), Canada (Health Canada), the United Kingdom (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), and the European Union (European Medicines Agency). Detailed BoNTdosage information for each of these BoNTproducts is presented in an easy-to-navigate table format. The tables are organized by clinical indication along with each agency-approved dosage where available and the published dosage ranges per treatment session and per structure injected. Providing this information in a single reference manual allows clinicians to quickly calculate the dosage of a given BoNTproduct for a given indication and/or structure. The anatomical illustrations provided in this manual serve as a reference guide for clinicians to enhance the localization of muscles and other target structures during the injection planning process. The authors hope this information will be useful for clinicians and for the patients to whom they provide care.
Psychotherapy is regarded as an essential competency for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse. This book is a long-awaited companion to the foremost nursing psychotherapy book, Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. With many educational programs today providing only survey courses and in-class role-play experiences, graduates often report feeling intimidated at the thought of conducting formal psychotherapy. This book fills an important gap as it provides a practical, yet invaluably rich guide to a more thorough understanding of the major psychotherapies. The unique chapter format delivers a straightforward description of the psychotherapy school, followed by a synopsis of the leaders and developers of the school/approach to therapy and a summary of the philosophy and key concepts. The reader then steps into and experiences excerpts from real psychotherapy sessions presented in a longitudinal manner that progress from the initial session to termination. The sessions are drawn from the files of the chapter authors replete with the development of goals, interventions, and techniques, what worked, and what didn't work. The case studies in this book have a range of diverse theoretical approaches and varied client problems and psychiatric diagnoses. The book is organized into 15 chapters, with each chapter presenting a case study using a different theoretical approach. Each chapter follows a similar format, allowing for comparison among the psychotherapy approaches. The format begins with the author's personal experience, providing the reader with the understanding of how various theoretical orientations were chosen by the authors. This is followed by a background on the founders and leaders and the philosophy and key concepts of the approach. Next illuminated is how the approach describes mental health and psychopathology, therapeutic goals, assessment perspectives, and therapeutic interventions.
The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work, 4th Edition:Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice
This fourth edition of the book covers basic and advanced concepts related to the delivery of social work services in health care settings. When health care is responsive to those in need, the provision of services must be equitable, safe, timely, efficient, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered while simultaneously exemplifying best practices for all. As pressure for quality services continues to increase, however, the equitable distribution and availability of affordable health care has changed. This has left many providers and patients alike filled with expectation and speculation as to what constitutes essential health care service delivery. The book advocates a proactive stance for health care social workers and is designed to serve as a practical guide for understanding and addressing the philosophy of practice in our current health care environment. Suggestions are made for achieving ethical time-limited, evidence-based social work practice in these settings. At the end of each chapter, a “Summary and Future Directions” section is provided that will help social workers to understand what can be expected and how to prepare for the practice changes needed in order to remain viable clinical practitioners. The book is designed as a practical guide to help social workers understand the roots of social work practice, stressing the importance of the person-in-environment and person-in-situation while utilizing strength’s perspective employing this information as a foundation for embracing the changes to come. As a skilled professional, the incorporation of evidence-based social work practice will need to serve as the cornerstone of all we do while always taking into account the uniqueness and situation-based strategy needed to help each individual patient/client/consumer.
A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions:Conceptualizations, Assessments, and Clinical Strategies
The growing prevalence of behavioral addictions makes it clear that the majority of counselors (if not all) will work with clients with addictive behaviors. This book is the culmination of 18 months of investigation into the most current information related to behavioral addictions. In each chapter, the author answers what she thought would be the most meaningful questions for clinical practice: How do I conceptualize it?, How do I identify it?, How do I assess it?, How do I treat it?, and How do I learn more? The books covers eleven behavioral addictions, including: internet gaming addiction, social media addiction, sex addiction, pornography and cybersex addiction, love addiction, gambling addiction, nonsuicidal self-injury, food addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, and shopping addiction. Although not exhaustive, this list includes many of the most widely accepted behavioral addictions and those that the majority of counselors will encounter in their clinical practice. Along with describing each behavioral addiction in detail, the book also addresses important issues related to the addictive behaviors, such as distinguishing between gaming enthusiasts and those with internet gaming addiction, the association between social media addiction and cyberbullying, ethical considerations when clients disclose viewing illegal pornography, considerations related to adolescent sexting, the relationship between love addiction and codependence, the difference between sex addiction and sexual offending, the effects of legalized sports betting on gambling rates, distinguishing between nonsuicidal self-injury and a suicide attempt, the relationship between shopping addiction and hoarding disorder, the potential impact of neuromarketing, cultural considerations of work and study addiction, and conceptualizing exercise addiction with and without an eating disorder. Additionally, each chapter has a section devoted to the current state of neuroscience related to the behavioral addiction.
This book is a focused guide, written specifically by and for case managers on how to assess an individual, and together create a case management plan, designed with the individual’s goals at the center of the plan. It is intended to bring to case managers a relevant book to enable the care transition processes of integration, which are safe and well-coordinated. It is a reference manual for nurses and other health professionals and presents a Case Management Society of America (CMSA) tested approach toward systematically integrating physical and mental health case management principles and assessment tools. The book delves into the role of the case manager and unpacks how case managers assess and treat complex patients. The book is organized into four parts containing ten chapters. The first chapter details the evolution of case management and the professional case manager. The second chapter describes the mechanics of integrated case management, health complexity, and integration between behavioral health and physical health. The third chapter presents the global models of integrated case management. Chapters four and five discuss assessing the adult and pediatric patient using the integrated case management complexity assessment grid. Chapter six presents common physical and mental health conditions. Chapter seven addresses social determinants. Chapter eight discusses motivational interviewing and shared decision making for the medical complex patient and family caregiver. Chapter nine explores the role of interdisciplinary care teams fostering successful transitions of care. The final chapter presents professional case management accreditation care coordination measures and outcomes.
An ongoing evolution of complementary therapies with modern medicines is full of promise for the future, especially in a greater potential synergy of subjective patient self-awareness pertaining to what is suggested by the wisdom of nature and its skilled interpreters, as well as in research that evolves from objective assessments of group responses to large-scale organized medicine. The practicerelevant and evidence-based information related to complementary therapies contained in Complementary Therapies: Promoting Integrative Nursing, 9th Edition, will assist more nurses and healthcare professionals to integrate these therapies into the provision of care to their clients. This book is a valuable resource for nursing students, working nurses, and advanced practice nurses who desire to increase the use of complementary therapies in their practice. Using these therapies can enhance health, well-being, and the quality of life of patients; improve the quality of care; and improve satisfaction outcomes. Complementary therapies and integrative health approaches can be used by nurses to address the needs of the whole person, including their body, mind, emotion, and spirit. The book highlights many recent advances in technology including digital apps that can help nurses stay informed to effectively apply the therapies to patient populations. Along with definitions and descriptions of the selected therapies, it provides a background for each therapy, as well as the scientific basis and current evidence for the use of therapies for a variety of patient populations.
Counseling Adults in Transition, 5th Edition:Linking Schlossberg’s Theory With Practice in a Diverse World
This fifth edition is updated with new, evolving theories, and provides an increased focus on specific practical applications for meeting the clients’ needs in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing socio-cultural landscape. It also attempts to address the dramatic changes mentioned above, including the Pandemic, economic instability, Black Lives Matter and climate change. The dramatic and unprecedented changes in the environment challenge us to adapt the theoretical conceptualizations, methods, and strategies for working with clients. The book provides an updated vision for working with transitions, with the integration of new theories, along with Schlossberg’s timeless model. It is predicated on several assumptions. The book includes enhancing resilience and coping, illuminated by updated literature and discussion of applications of Schlossberg’s theory and 4 S model–a model that offers effective techniques to understand and successfully navigate life transitions. The book addresses the roles of hope, optimism, and mattering. It also deepens the discussion of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social justice, along with intersectionality regarding multiple identities as diverse individuals and their families navigate life transitions. The book highlights the role of escalating changes in the current global, political and socio-cultural landscape. It focuses on the increasing importance of helping adults navigate transitions and integrates Schlossberg’s unique transition model with both classic and emerging theories to guide adults in transition. The book discusses sociocultural and contextual factors in shaping the coping process and presents culturally sensitive strategies and interventions. It emphasizes social justice concerns and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations and delivers rich and diverse case studies focused on transition issues. The book includes updated learning activities and exercises to enhance understanding.