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new books

  • by Swapnil Gupta

    The current state of medicine has witnessed the long-term adverse effects of certain medications, an increased rate of polypharmacy, and a cultural shift that emphasizes patient-centered practice. The term "deprescribing" refers to the optimization of the pharmacological regimen by reducing orcessing medications that incur more risks than benefits.Many people consider stopping their psychiatric medications, but prescribers may not know how to do this in a collaborative, systematic way. Deprescribing in Psychiatry presents a framework for deprescribing to guide the prescriber-patient dyad through the process of deciding if and when to reducepsychiatric medication, how to go about doing it, and at the same time, acknowledge the inherent risks in such an endeavour.As the first book on the subject, Deprescribing in Psychiatry stands to serve as a definitive text in this burgeoning field and as a 'rallying call' to raise crucial and topical questions in psychiatric practice, promote innovation, and act as a resource on the current state-of-the-art care. Itdescribes the ins and outs of how clinicians can work closely with their patients to consider whether or not to try decreasing medications.

  • by Suzette Woodward

    This book uniquely combines the latest thinking in safety, including creating a balanced approach to learning from what works as a way to understand why it fails, together with the evidence on building a just culture, positive workplaces and working relationships that we now know are so important for safety. It helps people understand how to address issues despite their complexities and improve safety with practical ways to truly understand what day to day healthcare work is actually like, rather than what people imagine it is like. This book builds on the author's first book Rethinking Patient Safety which exposed what we need to do differently to truly transform our approach to patient safety. It updates the reader further on the concepts explored in the first book but also vitally helps readers understand the 'how'. Implementing Patient Safety goes beyond the rhetoric and provides the reader with ideas and examples for how the latest thinking can actually be achieved.

  • by Julia Faulconbridge (editor)

    Written for professionals spanning children's services, this must-read guide provides an authoritative overview of what shapes the psychological wellbeing of children and young people - from perinatal care and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through to their socioeconomic circumstances, schools and the wider community. Contributors provide a concise overview of the evidence base, identifying current barriers to good mental health in policy and service provision, and highlighting examples of initiatives proven to be successful. Examples are drawn from from health, social care, youth justice and education settings with a focus on preventative and early intervention measures.

  • by Rebecca McKnight, Jonathan Price, John Geddes

    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.

  • by Paul Deslandes

    Rapid Medicines Management for Healthcare Professionals is an accessible, easy-to-use reference guide to safe and effective use of medicines in clinical practice. Introducing readers to the key principles of pharmacology and medicines management, this book addresses the essential elements encountered in healthcare practice. Clear, concise chapters explain the principles of clinical pharmacology, examine the formulation, administration, and monitoring of medicines, outline the characteristics of common drugs, and explore practical considerations such as vaccinations and evidence-based medicine. Blank templates allow readers to create customised drug information sheets, whilst a glossary enables easy access to explanations of key pharmacological concepts and terminology.

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