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Fear and Anxiety - Allaying an Occupational Hazard
Fear and Anxiety - Allaying an Occupatio...nal Hazard
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/12/2014
Have you ever driven home from work and worried that you forgot to document something important? Well rest assured, you're not alone. Anticipatory fear and anxiety are an occupational hazard of many h...ealth professionals. This interesting session by Heather Harris looks at what causes nurses and midwives to worry and how this can be managed.
Functional Disorders
eChapter
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. The author begins by describing the disorder known as pudendal neuralgia, including common clinical features, diagnosis and treatment options. This knowledge template is then used for all of the functional disorders described in this eChapter. Somatoform disorders are then examined in depth. Such disorders, where there is a tendency to experience, conceptualise, and communicate mental states and distress as physical symptoms or altered bodily functions is a common reason for requesting medical attention, and is categorised in the DSM-IV as a mental disorder. Although every presentation is unique, one common element is that the persons symptoms will have become the central focus of their lives, and failure to address the issue carefully can have detrimental consequences for the healthcare practitioner, who is duty bound not to treat any condition the patient does not actually have. Following this topic, a range of sexual disorders are reviewed, classified by the phase of the sexual cycle within which the disorder has become manifest. Arousal disorders are also described, along with vaginismus and orgasmic disorders. References are provided for further reading at the conclusion of the chapter. This eChapter forms part of the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin. A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases The Vulva and Vagina/ Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for: Gynecologists Dermatologists General Practitioners Obstetricians Midwives General nurses Practice nurses Nurse Practitioners There are also 14 additional eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.
Non-neoplastic Cysts and Swellings
eChapter
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. The sections of this eChapter follow a distinct and logical format that make for easy understanding and logical reading. For each particular lesion, the author begins with a general overview, and then describes the clinical features of the lesion and the common pathological findings. This is then followed by a summary of contemporary management preferences. Beginning with the epidermal inclusion cyst, the eChapter comprehensively describes the commonest lesions such as the skin tag (acrochordon), fibroepithelial polyps and juvenile hemangiomas. And also rarer phenomena such as pyogenic granulomas and ectopic breasts. The eChapter is also distinguished by its discussion of relatively problematic complications associated with benign lesions in certain circumstances. The author also provides clarification regarding a range of disorders not commonly associated with localised manifestations, such as edema of the vulva (commonly associated with pregnancy), and lymphedema arising from disturbances of lymphatic outflow that results in dilatation of the lymphatics and extravasion of lymph into the skin of the vulva. This eChapter forms part of the Ausmed publication The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin. A richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases The Vulva and Vaginal Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for: Gynecologists Dermatologists General Practitioners Obstetricians Midwives General nurses Practice nurses Nurse Practitioners There are also 14 additional eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.
The Midwife and the Bereaved Family
eBook
Added: 01/05/2012
This book is based on women’s experiences and has been written for midwives, by a midwife. The chapters follow a chronological pattern from early pregnancy loss through to late pregnancy loss. The c...hapter on subsequent pregnancy is useful as a guide for the midwife who will be caring for that woman and her family. Nothing is overlooked in this book as the appendices give helpful hints and strategies for looking after yourself, men partners, children and grandparents. So often these groups are forgotten in texts and the focus is always on the woman. The cultural section provides an overview of some of the mores and rules of particular cultural and religious groups and will be very helpful to guide care in a sensitive way. The inclusion of research articles and recommended reading will give midwives the opportunity to read in more depth areas that appeal and are prominent in their practice. The checklists provide an easy reference to ensure best practice while maintaining an empathy for the woman and her family. There are some arguable points in the text that will challenge midwives’ thinking and practice. This book is an extension of the work already begun by Jane and builds on her first two books Pregnancy After Loss and Our Baby Died. Jane is to be congratulated for putting her thoughts, the experiences of others, and research together to produce a book that is easy to read and full of hints to care for the woman and her family who birth a dead baby. Contributing to the literature on this difficult topic is commendable.
Complementary Therapies in Nursing and M...idwifery: From Vision to Reality
eBook
Added: 17/04/2012
The therapies described in this book include nutrition, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, music therapy, pet therapy, therapeutic touch and massage. They can be used in nursing practice to induce r...elaxation, help create a healing environment, increase comfort, reduce pain and address troublesome symptoms. However, they also have a role in empowering both nurses and patients to maintain their own health. Also significant is the improved professional satisfaction that often accompanies advanced nursing practice in complementary care. Pauline McCabe, known widely among Australian nurses and midwives for her skill and experience in the practice of complementary therapies, has gathered together a talented group of practitioners to write passionately about their particular specialties and experiences. All nurses and midwives will benefit from reading what these authors have to say. The whole book will be an inspiration to all nurses who wish to practice true healing arts within the medical workplace.eBook help: eBooks come as .mobi and .epub files and can be viewed on an eReader (Kindle, iPad, iPhone.etc) if you have one. If you don't own an eReader, you can view these files on your Mac or PC with Adobe Digital Editions, free software that lets you manage and read eBooks. To download it free, click here.
Asian Mothers, Western Birth - New Editi...on
eBook
Added: 17/04/2012
Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a collection of papers which document the perceptions and experiences of childbearing and childrearing of women from Asian backgrounds -- Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, ...Cambodian, Malaysian, Chinese and others who are now living in a Western country, Australia. Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a second edition of Asian Mothers, Australian Birth, written by a number of women and published by Ausmed Publications in Melbourne, Australia, in 1994. Asian Mothers, Western Birth has been written because of the recognition that the need for health care professionals to be sensitive and to understand the childbirth experiences of women in different cultures applies not only in Australia, but also in any country where people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds come to live together as a society, say, the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.eBook help: eBooks come as .mobi and .epub files and can be viewed on an eReader (Kindle, iPad, iPhone.etc) if you have one. If you don't own an eReader, you can view these files on your Mac or PC with Adobe Digital Editions, free software that lets you manage and read eBooks. To download it free, click here.
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