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How to make good decisions and be right all the time : solving the riddle of right and wrong / by King, Iain.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-233) and index.The problem -- The proof -- The principle -- The programme -- Practical advice -- The prognosis.
Subjects: Decision making;
© c2008., Continuum,
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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / by Gawande, Atul.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277).The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Subjects: Terminal care.; Critical care medicine.; Aging; Quality of life.; Terminal Care.; Activities of Daily Living.; Aged.; Aging; Attitude to Death.; Prognosis.; Quality of Life.;
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Radical : the science, culture, and history of breast cancer in America / by Pickert, Kate.;
Kate Pickert worked as a health-care journalist and knew medical treatment well, but it all changed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at age 35. Pickert used her journalistic skills to identify the cultural, scientific, and historical forces shaping the lives of breast-cancer patients in the modern age.Seek and ye shall find -- CSI: breasts -- Diagnosis -- Pink vibes -- Lady parts -- Not your mother's chemotherapy -- Pick your poison -- Targets -- From scalpels to sentinels -- Whole again -- So meta -- Prognosis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-314) and index.
Subjects: Breast; Pickert, Kate.; Breast; Breast Neoplasms; Breast Neoplasms;
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Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach EBM / by Straus, Sharon E.; Glasziou, Paul,1954-author.; Richardson, W. Scott(Warren Scott),author.; Haynes, R. Brian,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Asking answerable clinical questions -- Acquiring the evidence: how to find current best evidence and have current best evidence find us -- Appraising the evidence -- Therapy -- Diagnosis and screening -- Prognosis -- Harm -- Evaluation -- Teaching evidence-based medicine.Constitutes a traditional way of presenting ideas about EBM. It explains how to ask answerable clinical questions, translate them into effective searches for the best evidence, critically appraise that evidence for its validity and importance, integrate it with patients' values and preferences, assess the practice of EBM. Additional materials, including resources for practicing EBM can be downloaded to PDAs, contain clinical examples, critical appraisals and background papers from other healthcare disciplines such as nursing and occupational therapy with links to various evidence resources. A supporting website for this book also provides updates and new materials.
Subjects: Evidence-based medicine.; Evidence-Based Medicine; Evidence-Based Medicine;
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The rise of the states : evolution of American state government / by Teaford, Jon C.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-265) and index.A flawed prognosis -- A new era in state government -- Financing the emerging state -- Restructuring state government -- Adapting to the automobile age -- Economic depression and accelerated change -- Working in the shadows -- Reform and recognition -- Epilogue: The continuing evolution -- Notes -- Index.
Subjects: State governments; Federal government;
© 2002., Johns Hopkins University Press,
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What you need to know about asthma / by Kelly, Evelyn B.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.What is asthmas? -- The history of asthma -- Causes and risk factors -- Signs and symptoms -- Diagnosis, treatment, and management -- Long-term prognosis and potential complications -- Effects on familyl and friends -- Prevention -- Issues and controversies -- Current research and future directions."Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms, swelling, and excess mucus production in the bronchial passages of the lungs. This triggers coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. While asthma can usually be managed with medications and avoidance of certain triggers, it's a serious--potentially deadly--chronic disease. What You Need to Know about Asthma is part of Greenwood's Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of "top 10" essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers' most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering such basics as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations."--Amazon.com viewed April 6, 2022
Subjects: Asthma.; Asthma; Asthma;
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What you need to know about diabetes / by Davidson, Tish,author.;
What is diabetes? -- The history of diabetes -- Causes and risk factors -- Signs and symptoms -- Diagnosis, treatment, and management -- Long-term prognosis and potential complications -- Effects on family and friends -- Prevention -- Issues and controversies -- Current research and future directions."This accessibly written book provides a broad introduction to diabetes-its signs, symptoms, and effects on the body; how it can be managed and prevented; and the issues and controversies that surround this all-too-common condition. Today, nearly one in 10 Americans has diabetes, and complications from diabetes are now the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Rates of type 2 diabetes are on the rise, despite the fact that it's considered a highly preventable condition. What You Need to Know about Diabetes is a part of Greenwood's Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of "top 10" essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers' most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering basics such as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations. Discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and helps readers to understand the differences between these two conditions An Essential Questions section provides quick answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have and serves as a springboard to explore the content of the book in more detail Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further study and research." -- ONIX annotation.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Diabetes.; Diabetes; Diabetics;
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Sometimes I act crazy : living with borderline personality disorder / by Kreisman, Jerold J.(Jerold Jay); Straus, Hal.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-238) and index.Borderline basics -- Fears of abandonment -- Unstable interpersonal relationships -- Identity disturbance -- Destructive impulsivity -- Suicidal behaviors and self-mutilation -- Mood instability -- Emptiness -- Anger -- Reality distortions, paranoia and dissociation -- Treatment strategies and communication techniques -- Prognosis and directions of future research.A major new guide to a psychological condition that affects millions of Americans. The disorder typically manifests itself through anger, abuse, addictions, and reckless impulsivity--behaviors that can have a devastating impact on family and friends. With dramatic case studies of Kreisman's patients, the book describes and offers advice on today's most promising treatments along with practical coping strategies for the loved ones of BPD sufferers.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Borderline personality disorder.;
© c2006., John Wiley & Sons,
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What you need to know about eating disorders / by Bartley, Jessica,author.; Streno, Melissa,author.;
"This book provides readers with information to better understand eating disorders, written in accessible language for teens and young adults--those most at risk for these potentially deadly mental disorders"--Includes bibliographical references and index.What are eating disorders? -- The history of eating disorders -- Causes and risk factors -- Signs and symptoms -- Diagnosis, treatment, and management -- Long-term prognosis and potential complications -- Effects on family and friends -- Prevention -- Issues and controversies -- Current research and future directions.
Subjects: Eating disorders; Eating disorders; Eating disorders; Feeding and Eating Disorders.;
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What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease / by Domico, Matthew,author.; Hill, Valerie,1975-author.;
"This book provides readers with the information they need to better understand Alzheimer's disease. Written in easy-to-understand language, it is aimed at those who may have a parent, grandparent, or other loved one struggling with this condition"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-193) and index.
Subjects: Alzheimer's disease.; Families.; Alzheimer Disease;
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