Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Advanced Clinical Hand- signs, diagnostic and laboratory procedures, tre- book is a joint effort between nurses in Canada, the ment, prognosis, and follow up care are included for United Kingdom, and the United States. This is the each of the disorders. second edition, and has been another wonderful Part III covers cancer treatment, including c- opportunity to bring together the expertise of hema- motherapy, radiation therapy, hematopoetic stem cell tology and oncology nurses from two continents. The transplantation, surgery, gene therapy, biotherapy, c- book is designed to be a comprehensive clinical hand- plimentary and alternative medicine, and clinical trials. book for nurses in advanced practice working with The principles and description of treatment, method pediatric hematology/oncology patients. Speci? c of treatment delivery, potential side effects, and special issues related to young children and adolescents with considerations for each type of treatment are discussed. cancer and hematologic disorders are discussed. Part IV focuses on the side effects of cancer Thirty-one contributors and two editors partici- treatment in relation to metabolic processes and pated in the writing of this text. Individuals in advanced gastrointestinal, hematologic, respiratory, renal, c- practice and academic roles – nurse practitioners, clin- diovascular, neurologic, musculoskeletal, integum- ical nurse specialists, nutritionists, clinical instructors, tary, endocrine, and auditory systems. The incidence, lecturers, academicians, and educators – were involved. etiology, treatment, prevention, and prognosis are One of the most appealing features of this text is the included for each side effect reviewed.
Title Page -- Foreword -- Contributors -- Contents -- Part I. Virtual Reality for Health Care -- Virtual Reality for Health Care: a survey -- Human Factors Consideration in Clinical Applications of Virtual Reality -- Part II. Virtual Reality for Psychological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Reality Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Psychological Disorders -- Virtual Reality as Assessment Tool in Psychology -- Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Autism -- Virtual Reality for the Palliative Care of Cancer -- Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Body Image Disturbances -- Development of a Virtual Sand Box: An Application of Virtual Environment for Psychological Treatment -- Part III. Virtual Reality for Neuro-Physiological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Reality and Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation: The State of the Art -- Virtual Environments in Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Environments for the Rehabilitation of Disorders of Attention and Movement -- Virtual Reality in the Assessment of Neuromotor Diseases: Measurement of Time Response in Real and Virtual Environments -- Virtual Reality Therapy of Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury: Design Considerations for a Haptic-Visual Interface -- Author Index
An introduction for undergraduate medical students and physicians, this text covers the general principles of surgical practice. Designed as an entry point into the broad field of surgery, it provides an overall perspective of all the major organ systems, while updating readers with the latest imaging methods and biochemical investigations. Full colour figures accompany the cases discussed and photoquizzes check knowledge on specialist subjects, making this volume ideal for rapid revision. With unusual and intriguing illustrations, this book can be read easily, providing a fascinating introduction for the young student entering the surgical world.
With the growing realization that pain and its control are vital areas for both theoretical and practical research as well as clinical treatment has come the desire for an assessment of the state-of-the-art. Pain research by itself is not new. Yet, approaches to the study and control of pain are new. This book is based upon a symposium-workshop on the study and control of pain that took place at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advance ment of Science, January, 1975. It was destgned to deal with a number of theoretical and clinical issues. We at tempted to assess previous years of research, how conceptions of pain phenomena have changed and what are some of the gaps in our knowledge. Presentations were also geared to show our increased methodological sophistication. Clinically, we have also changed our treatment conceptualization of pain control. We have not merely added a few "tricks" to deal with pain. Entirely new approaches are now available. View ing pain as a public health problem we find many areas of needed research that should be directed toward the epidemio logy of pain, the reduction of fear of obtaining health care, and unmet treatment needs. Obviously, this book cannot provide full, comprehensive treatment of all the issues involved. It can, however, pro vide the reader with an understanding of the current, major thrusts, new research and treatment goals in pain control.
Imagine a Christian-themed puzzle book where you can solve the puzzles without knowing anything about God. This is that book! Logic puzzles are grid-based puzzles that rely on a set of clues to be solved. If youve never done logic puzzles before, there is a tutorial section. Plus, all the puzzles are educational. The topics include Christian scientists, the Trinity, spiritual gifts, song writers, mission trips, and more. A short description precedes each puzzle. Dont forget to read the reference Bible verses! One last thinghave fun.
The Lonely Hunter is widely accepted as the standard biography of Carson McCullers. Author of such landmarks of modern American fiction as Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers was the enfant terrible of the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. Gifted but tormented, vulnerable but exploitative, McCullers led a life that had all the elements--and more--of a tragic novel. From McCullers's birth in Columbus, Georgia, in 1917 to her death in upstate New York in 1967, The Lonely Hunter thoroughly covers every significant event in, and aspect of, the writer's life: her rise as a young literary sensation; her emotional, artistic, and sexual eccentricities and entanglements; her debilitating illnesses; her travels in America and Europe; and the provenance of her works from their earliest drafts through their book, stage, and film versions. To research her subject, Virginia Spencer Carr visited all of the important places in McCullers's life, read virtually everything written by or about her, and interviewed hundreds of McCullers's relatives, friends, and enemies. The result is an enduring, distinguished portrait of a brilliant, but deeply troubled, writer.