A practical guide to harmful substance use that will provide new knowledge, insight and ideas for dealing with drug and alcohol problems across the spectrum. With its focus on research findings, best practices and real-life stories, Addictionary strips away the myths and stigma of addiction and provides a clear-eyed, pragmatic look at a complex and difficult issue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-139) and index.
Appendix A: Guide to the Drugs; Appendix B: Assessment Tools; Appendix C: Sample Workplace Policies; Appendix D: How to Talk to Users
Provides healthcare professionals with questionnaires, instruments, and clinical concepts for assessing geriatric patients. Includes material on depression assessment, adherence to medical treatment, substance abuse, recognizing elder abuse and prevention of functional decline.
...Teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance[US] and/or accessible services, or based on culture, education, age, inadequate transportaton, poor English language skills, homelessness, immigrant status, chronic disease, mental illness, substance abuse, or HIV.
This one-of-a-kind resource teaches the core principles and skills needed to care for patients whose barriers to healthcare are due to lack of insurance and/or accessible services, or based on culture; education; age; inadequate transportation; poor English language skills; homelessness; immigrant status; chronic disease; mental illness; substance abuse; or HIV. Time-saving boxed inserts establish main points, provide practical "pearls" and help locate valuable community resources.
This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.