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.
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.
Audience: High school students. Explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-tenerated images of male physical perfection. Young patients grapple with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction.
An essential reference for counsellors and a comprehensive textbook...Written by more than 50 experts in addiction treatment and related fields, each chapter includes case examples, practice tips and print and online resources.
Section 1 ? The Basics -- Section 2 ? Clinical Interventions -- Section 3 ? Special Issues and
Considerations -- Section 4 ? Specific Populations -- Section 5 ? Professional Practice and