Handbook covers: Basic information and demographic data on the Aboriginal people of B.C. ; A description of curent health status and critical health problems facing the Aboriginal people of B.C. ; An overview of the history that has produced the burden of ill health among Aboriginal people ; A description of the historic and current roles and responsibilities of federal, provincial and Aboriginal health agencies ; Consideration of treaty making and self-government initiatives and their implications for health authorities ; An exploration of visions, models and concepts ; Questions and factors to be considered in the development of strategies for change to close the gaps in health status between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal British Columbians.
Offers source on effective management of critically ill patients. This reference includes coverage of vital topics, such as coagulation and apoptosis in certain critical care illnesses, such as acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome; sepsis and other serious infectious diseases; specific organ dysfunction and failure; and, more.
Neurobiology of trauma -- Response to victimization -- Theories of violence : victimization and perpetration -- Assessment of wounds and injury -- Theories of crime perpetration and the U.S. response to crime -- Murder, assault, and battery, stranger danger -- Intimate partner violence -- Sexual violence -- Child maltreatment -- Elder
abuse -- Forensic mental health nursing -- Death investigation -- Correctional care concepts for nursing practice -- Forensic documentation and testimony -- Trauma-informed care -- Community violence intervention programs.
Victims of violence are unfortunately ever-present in healthcare today. Regardless of the setting, nurses are often the first to interact with victims and regularly must step into uncomfortable or difficult situations. To ensure patient and provider safety and enable the best possible outcomes, every nurse should be well-versed in forensic and theoretical issues of violence. A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based guide to understanding and applying forensic nursing science. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce practical and theoretical perspectives on violence and provide valuable resources, including injury assessment and violence prevention strategies as well as an overview of relevant legal, ethical, societal, and policy issues. Whether you are a student, new nurse, or experienced clinician, you will find the right tools and strategies to broaden your understanding of violence and help you integrate