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The Psychologist's Perspective
eChapter  4
Added: 28/02/2013
Managing patients with gynaecological difficulties requires a great deal of sensitivity as well as an understanding of female sexuality, psychosocial and cultural issues. The genitals have many social..., religious, emotional and moral connotations and, along with sexual behaviour, still carry many taboos. As such, working in this area requires a sound knowledge base, patience and good interview skills. This eChapter aims address that need and clarify some of the nonmedical factors associated with chronic vulvar symptoms.
Neoplasms
eChapter  13
Added: 28/02/2013
Some of the most complex disorders of the vulva and vagina are the neoplasms, and this is because of the variety of cells native to the anatomy gives rise to a wide range of possibilities in terms of ...potential cancer types. This comprehensive eChapter has been written by a distinguished gynaecological oncologist and provides descriptions, clinical features, diagnostic and treatment guidelines for over 240 different neoplasms of the vulva and vagina, and is an excellent resource for any health professional.
Developmental Abnormalities
eChapter  8
Added: 28/02/2013
Developmental abnormalities of the vulva and vagina are commonly manifest at birth but may also present during delayed puberty, sexual intercourse or during an obstructed labour. Divided into conditio...ns where the gender of the genitalia is not in question, and those where there are various degrees of clitoral enlargement, labial fusion and where gonadal abnormalities show one or more facets of male genitalia, this chapter describes the conditions associated with each of these conditions in turn, and describes contemporary management options.
The Pathologist’s Perspective
eChapter  5
Added: 28/02/2013
Good pathology is crucial to the management of vulvovaginal disease, but how is good pathology obtained? There are two clinical situations in which a tissue sample is sent for pathology: rashes and di...screte lesions. Rashes are sent for accurate pathological diagnosis, but lesions require in addition to confirmation of clinical diagnosis, the pathological assessment of prognostic factors and margins. This eChapter describes both approaches in detail, including biopsy techniques, and tips on how to read a pathologist’s report.
Normal Variations
eChapter  7
Added: 28/02/2013
When performing an assessment of the female genital tract, it is essential not just to understand the appearance of the normal anatomy, but also the normal variations of this anatomy that may occur. W...hen these normal variations are identified, they may sometimes require treatment to improve quality of life, and this eChapter identifies and describes the most common normal variations of the female genital tract, provides criteria for diagnosis and outlines the preferred treatment of these variations.
The Gynecologist's Perspective
eChapter  1
Added: 28/02/2013
The Gynecologist’s Perspective provides the fundamental guidelines for performing an accurate assessment on any patient presenting with a vulvar or vaginal complaint. A thorough assessment forms the... foundations for an accurate diagnosis, and this in turn leads to an optimal and effective management plan for the patient. Written by a distinguished gynaecologist, this eChapter provides the reader with a systematic gynaecological assessment methodology that is thorough, easy to understand and simple to apply in clinical practice.
Trauma
eChapter  12
Added: 28/02/2013
Trauma to the female genital tract is unfortunately relatively common, and often occurs during childbirth. However, serious genital trauma may also occur during consensual or non-consensual sex or be ...self-induced or accidental in origin, with all injuries requiring significant skills to identify and treat appropriately. This eChapter is from the eBook The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, and describes the most common forms of trauma to female genitalia, including an extended discussion on the topic of female circumcision.
Functional Disorders
eChapter  15
Added: 27/02/2013
Functional disorders of the vulva and vagina represent one of the more challenging aspects of women’s health, largely because specific disorders are often a mix of organic, mechanical and psychologi...cal elements. There are a range of functional disorders that are common, and it is essential that any health care practitioner be able to identify them if appropriate management options are to be instituted. This eChapter is from the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual and provides a comprehensive overview of the topic
Non-neoplastic Cysts and Swellings
eChapter  14
Added: 27/02/2013
The differential diagnosis of relatively benign cysts and swellings from neoplasms is critical for determining the appropriate treatment pathway. However, the variety of non-neoplastic cysts and swell...ings of the vulva and vagina is extensive, and it is essential that health professionals understand their clinical and pathological attributes in order to facilitate correct diagnosis. This eChapter is from the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual and provides a comprehensive review of the topic.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 04/06/2012
This chapter includes the preliminary information found in, and relating to, the second edition of Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. It offers nurses and healthcare professionals an eviden...ce-based approach to providing better care for people in palliative care and for those who love and support them.
Geriatric Medicine: A Pocket Book for Do...ctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals and Students
eBook
Published: 2000
Geriatric Medicine is a pocket guide for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and students in response to our ageing community and the implications they have for the health professionals. T...he second edition contains new, up-to-date material on models of service delivery, cancer and palliative care, and residential care.
Draining Wounds, Fistulae, and Peristoma...l Wounds
eChapter  16
Added: 04/05/2012
Draining wounds, fistulae, and peristomal wounds present challenges to nurses and can cause significant concern to patients and their carers. The management of these wounds can be complicated—depend...ing on the individual patient, the wound, the resources available, and the skill of the nurse. This chapter discusses draining wounds, fistulae, and peristomal wounds.
Evidence-based Management
eChapter  22
Added: 03/05/2012
The application of evidence-based practice to health-care management is relevant to people at all levels of health care—and this includes the nurse manager, who is responsible for the overall coordi...nation of nursing team resources.
Managing Relatives’ Concerns
eChapter  21
Added: 03/05/2012
As consumers of health services have become more knowledgeable about their care and treatment, their expectations have risen. There has been a similar growth in the knowledge and expectations of the r...elatives of those receiving care—relatives want and expect high standards of care and treatment. This chapter explores some of the background to relatives’ concerns and suggest strategies that can be used by nurse managers when dealing with a concerned relative.
The Nurse Manager as Educator
eChapter  19
Added: 03/05/2012
Nurses as ‘knowledge workers’ will stay committed to their employers if they are provided with the resources for interesting work, and if they are able to learn, grow and use all of their skills. ...If such an environment is not forthcoming, nurses, like other knowledge workers, will move on. This presents nurse managers with challenges in creating an environment in which nurse practitioners can flourish and perform effectively.
Coping with Hostility
eChapter  20
Added: 03/05/2012
Hostility and overt aggression have been identified as factors that have a significant influence on the delivery of clinical care (Gournay 2001) and on the recruitment and retention of staff (Jackson,... Clare & Mannix 2002). Such hostility is not restricted to interactions with patients and their families; it also occurs in interactions between staff members.
Managing Information
eChapter  18
Added: 03/05/2012
All managers rely on information to make decisions. It is therefore essential that nurse managers understand how to use information effectively. In the past, nurses have tended to see technology as de...humanising and counterproductive to the art and science of nursing (Ammenwerth et al. 2003).However, those now entering the nursing profession have been educated with computers and are aware of the possibilities that the Internet and other computer information systems can provide. Attitudes have shifted within the modern nursing workforce (Richards 2001). There is now a move to a requirement of having computers at the place care is provided through hand-held devices (Erdley 2006). Not only is this point-of-care technology seen as providing safer care but also saves time, allowing nurses to spend more time providing nursing care (Smith et al. 2005).
Budgeting
eChapter  17
Added: 03/05/2012
A budget is a formalised planning tool used by management to compare expected revenues with expected expenses for the year (Finkler & Kovner2000). The objective of budgeting is to maximise organisatio...nal resources to meet short-term and long-term goals (Marquis & Huston 2003). A budget is therefore a written financial plan that aims to control resources (Huber 2000).
Rostering
eChapter  16
Added: 03/05/2012
This chapter outlines how changing health-care environments impact on roster design, defines rostering objectives and outlines the key elements required to achieve these objectives. It also introduces... a range of methodologies and outlines their relative advantagesand disadvantages gives a practical example of how to measure the number of labour hoursper patient day a roster pattern will absorbs, estimates associated costs and describes the purpose and process of roster re-engineering.
Recruiting and Retaining Staff
eChapter  15
Added: 03/05/2012
The current global shortage of nurses has created a highly competitive market in the recruitment of nurses. Health services are competing with each other to recruit suitably qualified nurses and the h...ealth industry as a whole is trying to attract school and university students to undertake nursing studies. This competitive environment has ensured that a critical component of the work of nurse managers is the recruitment and retention of nursing staff.

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