Raising concerns: guidance for nurses and midwives

Raising concerns guidance for nurses and midwives is the latest edition which includes legislation that protects whistleblowers and details of organisations to contact for further advice.

Guidance for nurses and midwives

Guidance for nurses and midwives

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Managing breathlessness in the community

managing-breathlessnessThis book concentrates on four conditions in which breathlessness is a key symptom: COPD, heart failure, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. With multidisciplinary contributions from specialists in palliative and respiratory care, “Managing breathlessness” applies the lessons of clinical research and practice to a wide range of interventions.

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NHS SOS

“The must-read, inside expose of the deceit corruption and incompetence behind the threatened destruction of the NHS.”

Ken Loach’s foreword announcesNHS-SOS that this book explains how current politicians have betrayed the principles of the NHS, claiming that it is a fundamental ideological change and, surprisingly, resistance to it has been weak. This is a collection of essays from health professionals, researchers and activists looking at the impacts of politics and market ideology on the country’s most valued institution.

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God bless the NHS: the truth behind the current crisis

god-bless-NHSThis book asks “why are we trying to fix the only thing in Britain that doesn’t seem broken?” Written by Roger Taylor, co-founder and a director of Dr Foster Intelligence, this paperback explores the ideology behind the recent reforms, appraises previous attempts to reform the NHS and looks at the chances of success this time. Written in 2013 after the publication of the Francis Enquiry, this book aims to provide an overview of why it is so difficult to change the culture of the NHS and what factors contribute to both change and paralysis.

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Aphasia: Classification, Management Practices and Prognosis

aphasiaAphasia is an acquired impairment of production or comprehension of language or both resulting from damage to the language network in the brain. in this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the classification, management practices and prognosis of an aphasia diagnosis.

Topics discused include aphasia consequences to the patient and care-givers; the clinical patterns of aphasia; intensive treatment, pharmacotherapy, transcranial magnetic/electric stimulation as a potential adjuvant treatment for aphasia; diagnosis and management of language impairment in acute stroke; and aphasia classifications.

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Immunology at a Glance

book review picturesImmunology at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of the body’s defence mechanisms. Ideal from day one of a medical, biomedical or life science course, the text begins with a basic overview of both adaptive and innate immunity, before processing to applied immunological concepts, which look at what happens when things go wrong, and how, in clinical medicine , each body system can be affected by immunity.

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Physical diagnosis of pain

This is the second edition of an illustrated guide to examination and diagnosis.  The coverage is musculoskeletal problems, not pain in any wider context.  Diagrammatic and photographic anatomical illustrations are accompanied by photographs showing how to administer the diagnostic tests.

Each short chapter (there are 226) looks at a single technique or test.  The chapter on the hip, for example, includes 20 tests, ranging from simple visual inspection to The Ober test for iliotibial band contracture.  Although short, the chapter text explains the methods, highlights the findings to look for and suggests which other tests would be useful.   This book also contains a DVD with 28 filmed tests and examinations.

A useful guide to the armoury of physical examination techniques in orthopaedic pain.  Available from the Dunhill Library in Chichester.

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