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.
"Treating the Trauma Survivor is a practical guide to assist mental health, health care, and social service providers in providing trauma-informed care. This resource provides essential information in order to understand the impacts of trauma by summarizing key literature in an easily accessible and user-friendly format. Providers will be able to identify common pitfalls and avoid re- traumatizing survivors during interactions. Based on the authors extensive experience and interactions with trauma survivors, the book provides a trauma-informed framework and offers practical tools to enhance collaboration with survivors and promote a safer helping environment. Mental health providers in health care, community, and addictions settings as well as health care providers and community workers will find the framework and the practical suggestions in this book informative and useful"
Introduction. 1. Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care: The Basics 2. Trauma and the DSM 3. Understanding the Complex Picture of Complex Trauma 4. Building an Empowering and Collaborative Relationship 5. Asking About and Responding to Disclosures of Trauma 6. Conducting a Trauma-Informed Assessment 7. Responding to Safety Concerns 8. Psychoeducation and Trauma-Informed Interventions 9. Dealing with Substance Use 10. A Trauma-Informed Approach to Medications 11. Transference and Countertransference 12. Understanding Vicarious Traumatization
Appendixes: A. Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria -- B. Acute stress disorder diagnostic criteria -- C. Dissociative identity disorder diagnostic criteria -- D. Trauma and the hijacked brain: the high road and the low road -- E. Window of tolerance -- F. Trigger scale -- G. Modified Karpman's triangle to illustrate common traumatic reenactments -- H. Strategies for getting out of a traumatic reenactment -- I. Self-soothing strategies -- J. Relaxation strategies.
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.