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This book introduces prospective parents to the spirited debate between those who see birth as normal and natural and those who see it as high-risk and medical. Winner of the 2009 Walkley Award for Best Non Fiction, the book acknowledges that both sides care deeply about women and babies. Equally, it contends that the existing deep divisions between the “mechanics” and “organics” have exposed many new families to situations that are more confusing and traumatising than empowering. Arguing that both sides must work together to put the needs of families at the centre of birth, the book explores and advocates for alternative models of care that establish balanced working partnerships.
Taking a practical and problem solving approach, this book aims to help midwives enhance their learning and improve their interactions. It gives advice on how thoughts and feelings may be expressed through body language and in words. Other topics include negotiating with diverse inter-agency teams, working with minority groups, breaking significant news when labour threatens the life of a baby or a baby has an abnormality, coping with loss and bereavement and addressing issues of domestic abuse. The book specifically explores the difficult contexts and circumstances that many midwives experience and uses case vignettes, reflective questions, illustrations, tools and techniques to help develop effective strategies for a range of situations.
This second edition of Leadership in Nursing presents the experiences of more than 30 world leaders in nursing and examines the current condition of nursing leadership as practised in a diverse range of settings. It explores the challenges that nurse leaders face in ethically fulfilling their various leadership roles and argues that truly effective leadership is a shared responsibility that must come from within nursing at all levels, rather than just from those authorised to hold senior positions.
This handbook examines the causes and mechanisms of PTSD on multiple levels, from psychological processes to genes and neurobiology. It has been updated to reflect major research advances and the new diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. Risk and resilience processes are addressed across development and in specific populations. Other new chapters look at child assessment, couple, family and group therapies, web-based interventions and telemental health technology. Methodological considerations, the latest advances in research design and analysis, promising public health approaches and the implementation of best practices are also covered.
This book aims to integrate advanced clinical social work practice with in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice as well as geriatric medicine, psychiatry and gerontology. The author advocates truly engaging with the older client in a variety of settings including nursing homes, assisted care facilities and hospitals, and discusses mental health issues associated with such settings. Major psychopathological problems common to older adults are addressed, along with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, medical and co-occurring psychological problems, sexuality and the unique vulnerabilities of LGBTI clients. Its fresh, interdisciplinary approach will provide a useful supplement to the nursing literature on aged care.
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