The Shift

Author: Theresa Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205423
Size: 59.70 MB
Format: PDF
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“Compelling and compassionate human drama. If you want to understand how modern medicine ticks, fasten your seat belt and spend a day in the hospital with Theresa Brown on The Shift.” —Danielle Ofri, MD, author of What Doctors Feel In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four. Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity. “This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews “I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book

Health Tech

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1642820873
Size: 65.65 MB
Format: PDF
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Medical technology makes us live longer, and new developments in the field are changing our perspectives on health and longevity. Health tech encompasses everything from apps that track the number of steps we take to the AI some doctors now use to diagnose their patients. This collection of articles investigates the ways in which health technology improves our lives, and exposes fraudulent claims that are too good to be true. From robots that perform surgery to virtual reality-powered therapy, health technology is the wave of the future.

Caring Matters Most

Author: Mark Lazenby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199364559
Size: 43.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, Caring Matters Most asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this moral character in themselves by cultivating five habits: trustworthiness, imagination, beauty, space, and presence. Practicing these habits will sustain nurses as they meet the challenges of the workplace, the threat of automation, and the incivilities that arise within the nursing community. The volume concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and exercises designed to help nurses apply concepts in the classroom or in practice. Each chapter combines highly readable explanations of moral theory with real-life examples that can guide nurses in day-to-day practice. Caring Matters Most is an ideal resource for academic or practicing nurses interested in healthcare ethics or philosophy.

Universal Access In Human Computer Interaction Methods Techniques And Best Practices

Author: Margherita Antona
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319402501
Size: 69.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The three-volume set LNCS 9737-9739 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the10th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2016, held as part of the 10th International Conference on Human-ComputerInteraction, HCII 2016, in Toronto, ON, Canada in July 2016, jointly with 15other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1287 papers presented at the HCII 2016 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2016 volumes address the following major topics: novel approaches to accessibility; design for all and eInclusion best practices; universal access in architecture and product design; personal and collective informatics in universal access; eye-tracking in universal access; multimodal and natural interaction for universal access; universal access to mobile interaction; virtual reality, 3D and universal access; intelligent and assistive environments; universal access to education and learning; technologies for ASD and cognitive disabilities; design for healthy aging and rehabilitation; universal access to media and games; and universal access to mobility and automotive.

On Duty

Author: Carolyn Fink
ISBN: 9781568653693
Size: 57.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nursing Now

Author: Joseph T. Catalano
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803604964
Size: 12.10 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2665
"This exceptional resource contains a comprehensive overview of the important issues and trends that are shaping the profession of nursing Use Nursing NOW! to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead. Its new title, new look, and even more comprehensive coverage make it a must-have resource to take you into the future of nursing."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Putting Patients First

Author: Susan B. Frampton
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Size: 72.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1606
Putting Patients First is a complete guide to patient-centered care — the highly successful philosophy that has been championed and refined by the renowned Planetree Institute. This important volume explains the origins and uses of patient-centered care and provides a practical approach to implementing it in any health care organization. Step by step, the book clearly outlines the elements of the highly successful Planetree patient-centered care model and includes the validating research. This much-needed resource shows how to apply these methods to the larger issues of health care delivery such as managed care, workforce shortages, patients; "right to know" legislation, and hospital marketing and branding efforts. Putting Patients First is filled with illustrative case examples drawn from hospitals and health care organizations that have successfully implemented the Planetree model.