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new books

  • by Stevan Emmett

    Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing explains how drugs work and why they should be prescribed for common medical conditions. Linking disease processes to pharmacological interventions, this guide gives a sound basis for evidence based prescribing. Written for medical students, trainee doctors and non-medical prescribers, it addresses all aspects of practical pharmacology, explaining drug classes, their mechanisms and effects on the body. Ultimately its focus is on clinical use, so that safe prescribing decisions are based on sound understanding of science - why and how drugs work to treat common conditions.

  • by Barbara Starns

    The Care Act 2014 has been criticised for the lack of a clear process for professionals to follow. With its emphasis on the personal individual approach to safeguarding, professionals have sometimes felt unclear as to how they should deliver safeguarding support. Written by a practitioner, with an academic background, Safeguarding Adults Together seeks to provide that vital guidance. Whilst there is an absence of process in the Act, there is still a clear set of safeguarding elements which when put together provide a framework of operation for professionals to become more effective in their safeguarding practice. Professionals tend each to look at a particular aspect of safeguarding, but it is only when the whole framework is demonstrated can practitioners understand how they can best provide good safeguarding support to adults who need their help. This book provides the reader with that knowledge and understanding about how adult safeguarding works by translating the Care Act into practice.

  • by Wills Curvis

    Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology: Developing a Professional Identity through Training and Beyond offers insights from a range of trainee, recently qualified and experienced clinical psychologists as they reflect on the process of developing their professional identity through consideration of dilemmas and issues they experienced through clinical psychology training. Reflecting the breadth of the profession and the range of services in which clinical psychologists work, the chapters highlight the different types of roles that clinical psychologists are expected to undertake throughout training and post-qualification. The book provides practical clinical recommendations that can be applied in work settings in line with contemporary research, policy and guidance, as well as personal reflections from the authors on how managing professional issues has shaped their practice as a developing clinical psychologist.

  • by Katie Evans

    Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in the UK is an adaptation of Australia and New Zealand's foremost mental health nursing text and is an essential resource for both mental health nursing students and qualified nurses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and the UK guidelines as well as the changing attitudes about mental health, mental health services and mental health nursing in UK. Set within a recovery and patient framework, this text provides vital information for approaching the most familiar disorders mental health nurses and students will see in clinical practice, along with helpful suggestions about what the mental health nurse can say and do to interact effectively with patients and their families.

  • by Bert Powell

    Presenting both a theoretical foundation and proven strategies for helping caregivers become more attuned and responsive to their young children's emotional needs (ages 0-5), this is the first comprehensive presentation of the Circle of Security (COS) intervention. The book lucidly explains the conceptual underpinnings of COS and demonstrates the innovative attachment-based assessment and intervention strategies in rich clinical detail, including three chapter-length case examples. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. COS is an effective research-based program that has been implemented throughout the world with children and parents experiencing attachment difficulties.

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