Psychiatry at a Glance is an up-to-date, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It presents ‘need-to-know’ information on the basic science, treatment, and management of the major disorders, and helps you develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE). This new edition features: • Thoroughly updated content to reflect new research, the DSM 5 classification and NICE guidelines • All the information required, including practice questions, for the written Psychiatry exams • Extensive self-assessment material, including Extending Matching Questions, Single Best Answer questions, and sample OSCE stations, to reinforce knowledge learnt • A companion website at ataglanceseries.com/psychiatry featuring interactive case studies and downloadable illustrations Psychiatry at a Glance will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and psychiatry trainees, as well as nursing students and other health professionals and is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a psychiatric attachment or module.
Psychiatry at a Glance is an easy-to-use, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It helps develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE), and presents ‘need to know’ information on the basic science, treatment, and management of the major disorders. This edition features: Thoroughly updated and reorganised artwork, offering greater clarity and easier understanding for those new to the subject Greater emphasis on history taking and examination - essential for clinical work and clerking patients New chapters on mental health capacity and coverage of the Australian and New Zealand health care legislation Even more Extended Matching Questions, brand new Single Best Answer Questions, and sample OSCE stations so you can test your knowledge A brand new companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/psychiatry, featuring updated case studies and downloadable illustrations. Psychiatry at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a psychiatric attachment or module and will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and Psychiatry trainees as well as nursing students and other health professionals.
Aims and scope following the tradition of the existing books in the "At A Glance" series, we hope to provide a summary of a comprehensive lecture course in psychiatry. We are confident of our ability to judge the appropriate content in view of our experience of undergraduate psychiatry course design and delivery, and of being MB final examiners in our own and other medical schools. We intend the tables/diagrams to encapsulate all a student needs to know in order to pass; the text supplements this sufficiently to provide enough for a student to do well. The book's modular structure would render it easy to update for future editions. Many students have expressed to us their perceived need for such a text, based on their preclinical experience with the existing "At A Glance" books
Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, and now in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used in medical education and published clinical recommendations, this at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the respiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. This new edition of The Respiratory System at a Glance: Integrates both basic and clinical science - ideal for systems-based courses Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the respiratory system Features more case studies, updated and colour figures, and new chapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public health issues, and Sarcoidosis Includes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendix of tables of standard values Provides a simple 'one-stop' easy to use course and revision text
Gastroenterology is a critically important specialty in medicine,encompassing the GI tract and two vital organs - the pancreas andthe liver. Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncoveredincludes reference to the new JCHMT curriculum for acute andinternal medicine concerning gastroenterology and hepatology andpresents real-life patient cases and outcomes as seen on the wardsand in exams leading students through a practical approach torecognize, understand, investigate and manage gastroenterologicaland hepatological disorders and conditions. Following a question-answer approach, with self-assessment MCQs,EMQs and SAQs, and a 'refresher' section on basic science,Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered featuresinvestigations and the treatment options available for patientswith upper and lower GI disorders, liver disease, biliary andpancreatic disease, and problems of nutrition. Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is ideal formedical students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, GPtrainees, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners andgastroenterology trainees on the specialty training programme.
Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance isa timely and thorough overview of healthcare quality writtenspecifically for students and junior doctors and healthcareprofessionals. It bridges the gap between the practical and thetheoretical to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients.Featuring essential step-by-step guides to interpreting andmanaging risk, quality improvement within clinical specialties, andpractice development, this highly visual textbook offers the bestpreparation for the increased emphasis on patient safety andquality-driven focus in today’s healthcare environment. Healthcare Improvement and Safety at a Glance: • Maps out and follows the World Health OrganizationPatient Safety curriculum • Draws upon the quality improvement work of theInstitute for Healthcare Improvement This practical guide, covering a vital topic of increasingimportance in healthcare, provides the first genuine introductionto patient safety and quality improvement grounded in clinicalpractice.
Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, OSCEs at a Glance 2nd Edition is both a revision guide and a comprehensive introduction to objective structured clinical examinations for medical students. Fully revised to suit the current curriculum, and written with student feedback and experiences in mind, this full-colour textbook contains brand new and comprehensively indexed chapters which include 32 new OSCE stations, covering distinct areas of specialisation as well as broader practical and communication skills covered in the exams. This new edition of OSCEs at a Glance is also supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/osces containing downloadable OSCE checklists - perfect for testing knowledge in the run-up to exams. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.
"When Tony Campbell, aged 75, asked the Council of Jesuit Theological College for Emeritus status and retirement from JTC, both were granted most graciously, along with a testimonial document which said in part: ïHis teaching has combined evocation and provocation in the best sense of those terms. He has mentored research students with scholarly exactitude and personal care. He has published books of the highest scholarly quality, of engaging readability, and of passionate conviction.Í When we at ATF were considering asking him for a volume of Collected Works or Selected Writings, we were well aware that ïpublished books of the highest scholarly qualityÍ were likely to be found on the shelves of libraries and of specialised academics, but not with students and others generally interested. There may be a dozen or more of TonyÍs books on the list from Amazon.com booksellers, along with another two or three that are not listed there. But most are heavy-duty specialist works, not easily accessible even to the educated public. We were equally well aware that there was a surprising number of essays and articles scattered in journals and proceedings of conferences that were, because of the scattering, often just as inaccessible. We thought that a collection of these in a single volume would be of great value to those interested. In the Introduction to this volume, Father Campbell has gone into some detail about the contents. Suffice for us to say that Job and the issues associated with suffering concern us all, that the interplay of history and narrative is a constant in the understanding of much biblical text, and that the nature of the Bible and its role in our lives is a major concern for most thinking Christians. While Father CampbellÍs focus is on the Older Testament, pondering what he looks at throws light on much of the Newer Testament as well. The writings Tony Campbell has pulled together in this single volume address significant issues within the readable length of an article or a talk. Addressed originally to thinking people, we at ATF believe they are likely to be of interest to a wide audience."
The fifth edition of Psychiatry introduces medical students and junior doctors to the fundamentals of psychiatric knowledge in a patient centred, digestible, and memorable way. Written by clinicians who deliver front-line patient care and boast years of teaching experience, practical information is informed by theory and research. Written with an underlying philosophy that positive rapport with patients is central to providing successful psychiatric care this is a trustworthy and lauded guide to diagnosis and management. Organised into 34 chapters on core topics, information is laid out in a concise, user-friendly format with case studies, and scientific research formatted into boxes for easy access, ensuring students can quickly locate key information for revision and examinations. Previous First Prize winner for Psychiatry at the British Medical Association Book Awards, this textbook is ideal for those requiring a grounding in the discipline of patient-centred and evidence-based care.