- 3 Janvier 2012
Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology Successful management of eye disease relies on the veterinarian's ability to identify ocular features and distinguish pathologic changes. Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology, Second Edition is an invaluable diagnostic reference, providing high-quality color photographs for comparison with a presenting complaint. Presenting 394 photographs illustrating both normal and pathologic ocular conditions, this Second Edition offers a current, complete reference on ocular diseases, adding conditions recognized since publication of the first edition, a broader geographic scope, and many new images with improved quality. Carefully designed for easy reference, the contents are divided into sections corresponding to specific anatomical structures of the eye. A useful appendix new to this edition groups figures by etiology, making it easy to find every image associated with a specific agent or disease. Atlas of Feline Ophthalmology, Second Edition is a useful tool aiding general practitioners in diagnosing eye disease in cats. Key Features Provides a compendium of high-quality color images of the feline eye Focuses on the identification of a global list of diseases, conditions, and injuries affecting the eye Includes both normal and pathologic ocular conditions Acts as a diagnostic tool, with therapeutic information omitted by design Aids clinicians in using ocular examinations to diagnose systemic disease Designed for easy reference, with the book divided into sections according to ocular anatomical structures and an appendix grouping figures by etiology
- 27 Juillet 2015
This handbook provides an overview and synthesis of relevant literature related to the issue of the well-being of working women. This focus addresses a gap that currently exists in the quality-of-life and well-being fields. The work of the authors answers the following broad questions: Does gender matter in the well-being of working women? Do prejudices against and stereotypes of women still play a role in inter-personal interactions in the workplace that could hinder women from flourishing professionally? Does the organizational context, such as organizational culture, reward systems, and leadership, contribute to the well-being of working-women? What impact does the national context have on the well-being of working women? And finally, how can public policies help enhance the well-being of working women? These are important issues for academics, researchers, and graduate students interested in gender issues in the fields of management, sociology, psychology, social psychology, economics, and quality of life studies. Policy makers and practitioners will also find this book beneficial. Equitable treatment and outcomes for all, regardless of gender, remains a challenging goal to achieve, with various barriers in different contexts and different cultures, and this book provides strong coverage of this important topic of well-being of working women.
- 26 Octobre 2015
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:
o Thoroughly updated content to reflect new research, the DSM 5 classification and NICE guidelines
o All the information required, including practice questions, for the written Psychiatry exams
o Extensive self-assessment material, including Extending Matching Questions, Single Best Answer questions, and sample OSCE stations, to reinforce knowledge learnt
o 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.
- 21 Décembre 2016
Clinically-focussed, with easily accessible tables and chapter summaries suitable for clinicians and researchers, this comprehensive book provides a systematic, critical evaluation of the current literature. An updated clinical decision-making algorithm specifically tailored to the antiretroviral drugs is also provided. The identified interactions are interpreted in the context of known mechanisms derived from clinical, preclinical, and in vitro data. The clinical relevance of the interactions is systematically evaluated and gaps in literature discussed in the context of potential future experiments. In addition to the comprehensive summary of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions associated with WHO-recommended antiretroviral drugs on the market today (i.e. nucleotide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, and protease inhibitors), this book also provides detailed section summaries on the epidemiology of HIV infection, diagnosis and pharmacotherapy, basic pharmacology of the individual antiretrovirals, pertinent pre-clinical and in vitro molecular pharmacology, and in vitro drug interaction data available in the literature today.
- 8 Mars 2013
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.
- 12 Octobre 2007
In the late 1980's, a considerable amount of research addressing the effects of acidic deposition was begun, much of it related to the Congr- sionally mandated National Atmospheric Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). As a result of the 10-year NAPAP program, effects on human health, materials, structures, visibility and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems were evaluated. As a result of NAPAP funded research, negative effects of acidic deposition were documented on freshwater lakes in the Adirondacks and on the red spruce of the Adirondacks and northern Appalachians. One of the recommendations of the NAPAP Forest Response Program, however, was that a better understanding of the effects of acidic deposition and its constituents on processes within forest ecosystems was needed. In response to this need, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded an ambitious program to manipulate the geochemical processes within wat- sheds in the United States. Originally, there were to be many watersheds to be treated, to encompass the scope of vegetation types, climate and deposition regimes. Ultimately only two such studies, one at on the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia and one at Bear Brook Watersheds in Maine (BBWM) were implemented. Both are ongoing more than fifteen years later. Work began in 1987 in preparation for the Fernow Watershed Acidi- cation Study. Much attention was initially devoted to issues related to analyses of water chemistry and the quality control/quality assurance of the data coming from the study.
- 2 Octobre 2009
The definitive guide for using social media to build more effective organizations Today's networking technologies-wikis, blogs, and social networking sites-are changing how we build professional relationships and work collaboratively. In this insightful book, three organizational development experts from Oracle Corporation offer executives down-to-earth strategies for leveraging the power of social media to build more effective and agile organizations, engage employees, and sustain competitiveness. Offers practical advice for using social media (wikis, blogs, and social networking sites) to increase organizational effectiveness Presents proven recommendations for building teams, accelerating learning, and fostering innovation by adopting social networking tools Shows how to tap into the power of social networks to improve organizational performance Demonstrates how social media will help organizations thrive for years to come by drawing on case studies from companies like Intel, Cisco, Nokia, and others
- 10 Juillet 2008
The best source for a comprehensive overview of mental competency in criminal, mental disability, and civil law, Competence in the Law prepares mental health professionals to assess questions of both civil and criminal competence and to counsel lawyers and judges in cases in which these issues are germane. A landmark contribution to forensic practice, this book equips you to expertly address critical issues faced in conducting assessments within the legal system.
- 21 Novembre 2016
This comprehensive reference uses an ecological perspective to sort out the complex mix of biological, psychological, social, and other factors influencing adolescent health as well as shaping professional responses to the needs of adolescents. Describing critical concerns at the global level and innovative strategies from selected countries, the book urges readers to develop and support practices and policies to enhance optimal youth development. Expert coverage centers on key areas: the global state of adolescent health and development, adolescent health issues and public health answers, making health systems more responsive to youth, and improving school health services. And bedrock themes such as social determinants of health, young people's right to health care, and health and gender disparities are discussed throughout these chapters. Included among the topics:
o The epidemiology of adolescent health
o Adolescent sexual health and sexuality educationo Restorative justice and the mental wellbeing of adolescentso Critical issues in adolescent nutrition: needs and recommendationso Towards an adolescent competent workforceo Pairing children with health services: the changing role of school health services in the 21st centuryThe International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development is essential to medical schools, public schools, and college libraries; teaching faculty; graduate and post-graduate students in public health, medicine, social work, other behavioral sciences and health disciplines (e.g., nursing, allied heath); as well as practitioners interested in better orienting their services to the health needs of adolescents.
- 9 Avril 2009
Heart failure is an increasingly common occurance in the patient population despite better treatment and management options available to clinicians. The focus is now increasingly turning towards prevention to reduce the rising incidence in addition to more efficacious treatment regimens.
With emphasis on practical knowledge and easy reference, this title is designed to present the relevant diagnostic, management and treatment information in an easily digested and evidence-based algorithm format. With use of illustrations, readers will be able to rely on this text as a basic primer when studying patients with this complex and multifaceted set of diseases.
- 7 Septembre 2013
Empirical research has clearly demonstrated that animal abuse in childhood is associated with family violence and violent behavior towards humans in general. Such abuse is accordingly of increasing interest within human services and the criminal justice system.This handbook will serve as an ideal resource for therapists in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields who work with children who have abused animals. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to assess, develop appropriate treatment plans for, and treat children who commit animal abuse, based on the AniCare model developed by the Animals and Society Institute. Exercises cover the identification and expression of feelings, the development of empathy, self-management skills, and working with parents. Careful consideration is also paid to the effects of witnessing animal abuse. The theoretical framework is eclectic, encompassing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories. A number of illustrative case studies are included, along with excerpts from treatment sessions. Accompanying electronic supplementary material demonstrates role-played assessment and treatment and includes workshop presentations of pedagogic material.
- 5 Décembre 2014
This edited book presents the most recent theory, research and practice on information and technology literacy as it relates to the education of young children. Because computers have made it so easy to disseminate information, the amount of available information has grown at an exponential rate, making it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers and technology users. Although much has been written about information literacy and technology literacy in secondary education, there is very little published research about these literacies in early childhood education. Recently, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College published a position statement on using technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs. This statement recommends more research "to better understand how young children use and learn with technology and interactive media and also to better understand any short- and long-term effects." Many assume that today's young children are "digital natives" with a great understanding of technology. However, children may know how to operate digital technology but be unaware of its dangers or its value to extend their abilities. This book argues that information and technology literacy include more than just familiarity with the digital environment. They include using technology safely and ethically to demonstrate creativity and innovation; to communicate and collaborate; to conduct research and use information and to think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
- 13 Janvier 2014
The rates are on the decline worldwide. But adolescent pregnancies still occur, placing millions of girls each year at risk for medical complications and social isolation, and their babies for severe health problems--especially when prenatal care is inadequate or nonexistent. But as the opportunity for young women and girls increases around the world, adolescent pregnancy will continue to decline. Featuring reports from countries across the developed and developing worlds, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy analyzes the scope of the problem and the diversity of social and professional responses. Its biological/ecological perspective identifies factors influencing childhood pregnancy, as well as outcomes, challenges, and needs of very young mothers as they differ across nations and regions. Salient comparisons are made as cultural contexts and community support vary widely, and attention is paid to issues such as child marriage, LGBT concerns, and the impact of religion and politics on health care, particularly access to contraception, abortion, and other services. This global coverage heightens the understanding of readers involved in care, education, and prevention programs, and otherwise concerned with the psychosocial development, reproductive health, and general well-being of girls. Included in the Handbook: Biological influences of adolescent pregnancy.Adolescent maternal health and childbearing.Adolescent pregnancy and mental health.International perspectives on adolescent fathers.Adolescent pregnancy as a feminist issue.Adolescent pregnancy as a social problem.Plus viewpoints from more than thirty countries. As a unique source of up-to-date findings and clear-headed analysis, the International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy is a go-to reference for practitioners and researchers in maternal and child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and global health.
- 1 Juin 2018
This book is a resource for understanding why Lightning continues to be a major health hazard, especially in the developing world, and equips researchers, governments, and public health advocates with the knowledge and techniques needed to reduce lightning casualties worldwide.
- Palgrave macmillan
- 5 Novembre 2021
This book focuses on the partnership between nursing and human resource management in hospital administration. In doing so, it addresses the barriers and challenges in the process of competence-based recruitment and selection, training and development, rewards and benefits, performance appraisal, career planning and development, and succession planning of nurses in the hospitals, specifically to face the new normal era.
There is no doubt that the demand for nurses has been great during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses have become the heroes in the battle of the virus, and their hard work should be appreciated. Yet, burnout, stress, and depression among nurses have become the main issues during the pandemic. Some nurses leave their jobs and profession due to an excessive and stressful workload. This crisis puts a new focus on human resource management in hospital administration to retain their nurses, and also improve the quality of care.
In addition to addressing the points above, the book also offers recommendations to resolve the barriers and challenges of competence-based human resource management by emphasizing the partnership between nursing and human recourses to influence nurse practice and human resource policy positively.
- 12 Septembre 2017
In a rapidly changing world the importance of creativity is more apparent than ever. As a result, creativity is now essential in education.
Creative Dimensions of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century appeals to educators across disciplines teaching at every age level who are challenged daily to develop creative practices that promote innovation, critical thinking and problem solving.
The thirty-five original chapters written by educators from different disciplines focus on theoretical and practical strategies for teaching creatively in contexts ranging from mathematics to music, art education to second language learning, aboriginal wisdom to technology and STEM. They explore and illustrate deep learning that is connected to issues vital in education - innovation, identity, engagement, relevance, interaction, collaboration, on-line learning, dynamic assessment, learner autonomy, sensory awareness, social justice, aesthetics, critical thinking, digital media, multi-modal literacy and more.
The editors and authors share their passion for creativity, teaching, learning, curriculum, and teacher education in this collection that critically examines creative practices that are appearing in today's public schools, post-secondary institutions and adult and community learning centres. Creativity is transforming education in the 21st century.
- 6 Mai 2022
This handbook addresses evidence-based practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It provides an overview of the history of evidence-based practices and their importance as applied to the law, school settings, and factors that influence the use for treatment of ASD. Additional areas of coverage include evidence-based and non-evidence-based ABA interventions for autism as well as decision-making ethics related to these treatments. In addition, the book addresses cultural considerations as they relate to these treatments and examines procedural aspects of ABA interventions for autism.
Key ABA treatments addressed include:
Discrete trial teaching. Pivotal response training. Video modeling. Parent-mediated intervention. Early Start Denver Model, PEAK, PECS, and AAC. Script fading/activity schedules and differential reinforcement/extinction. Response interruption and redirection. Self-management and self-monitoring. The Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis Interventions for Autism is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals across such interrelated disciplines as clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, pediatrics, and special education.
Sommes-nous libres ou mystérieusement guidés par une Énergie subtile ? L'histoire événementielle d'une civilisation procède-t-elle de ce hasard qui a si bon dos ou d'autre chose ? La fabuleuse Légende d'Hirkan est-elle un mythe ou une réalité, Mais qu'est-ce que la réalité ? Dans cet étrange et surprenant roman, qui empoigne littéralement le lecteur parce qu'il s'y trouve inévitablement impliqué, Roger Luc Mary échange sa plume d'essayiste contre la plume d'oie du poète qui devine là ou l'historien s'est arrêté. Mais l'auteur est-il, en semblable occurrence, un devin, un celtisant médiéviste, ou une espèce de Barde inspiré. En tout cas, il nous offre ici plus qu'un roman d'action tramé sur des faits historiques, et cette queste, que l'on pourrait supposer autobiographique et extratemporelle, met en évidence une spiritualité ou l'humour et l'amour s'épousent dans une alchimie qui remet très sérieusement en question les fondements de l'Ordre des Templiers, voire de la franc-maçonnerie, entre autres choses... Nous n'hésiterons pas à paraphraser Kafka pour dire que la Légende d'Hirkan est un coup de hache : il brise la mer gelée qui est en nous.
" Je ne suis retenu à rien et pourtant je suis toujours là, au milieu de ce monde qui ressemble trop à celui des vivants pour ne pas l'être et pourtant ne l'est pas. En quoi sont-ils vivants, ces gens dans cette pièce, par rapport à moi ? Je dirais qu'ils sont concentrés et patients. Je dirais aussi qu'ils ne font pas d'histoires, ils font même des efforts, encore ".
Assis autour du narrateur dans la salle ronde d'un centre de formation, cinq autres chômeurs doivent apprendre à trouver un emploi. L'objectif à atteindre est d'une netteté évidente : être OK dans un monde OK, optimiser ses performances, savoir se vendre.
Pourtant, cet homme ne se souvient plus du jour de son arrivée ni même des raisons de sa présence. Il ne lui reste que quelques indices sauvés de sa mémoire et le sentiment que quelqu'un ou quelque chose le retient ici, dans cette sphère d'entraînement à la lisière d'une forêt gelée, un 25 décembre.
Quel est ce lieu, cette zone où, entre deux simulations d'entretien, l'on s'inquiète au sujet d'un rôdeur et du nom oublié d'une fille disparue ? Et à quoi tient ce gris, partout ?
Ce texte qui échappe au pur réalisme est un véritable roman policier psychique.