"Contemporary and fully updated, the new edition of this accessible guide builds on the success of previous editions to bring together all the key principles of nursing care for surgical patients. Split into two sections, the first section explains the basis of surgical care. The second section has comprehensive coverage of all major areas of surgical practice, providing both a theoretical and practical understanding across a wide range of procedures.
Written from a patient-centred perspective but with an added emphasis on safety and the role of the nurse in relation to current legislation, the new Pudner's Nursing the Surgical Patient offers all you need to provide the best care. Its user-friendly format will make it invaluable not only to nurses but to a range of health care practitioners." -- Publishers website.
"Chock-full of the very best activities, The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists: Proven Activities for Therapists gives therapists a comprehensive resource of fun and therapeutic activities and games to use in a variety of settings with people of all ages and abilities. This book consolidates activities from top publications and resources, including Harbin's The Fun Encyclopedia, and from practitioners working in the field. From cooperative games to video games, the activities in this book have been designed to focus on specific goals and objectives for use as therapeutic tools. Most activities include debriefing questions and some have discussion built into their procedure--a key element in the therapeutic use of activities. Recreational therapists, as well as other therapists, can directly adopt and employ the activities and games in this book or simply use these to spark their creativity. Moreover, others such as organizations, friends, and family may find these activities helpful. Arising from personal experiences of the authors as recreational therapists and from input from recreational therapists practicing in the field, The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists is sure to be a useful resource for therapists to engage participants in therapeutic activity."- Publisher's website.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Fun with a purpose -- Fun with icebreakers -- Fun with hobbies/leisure education -- Fun with games for small groups -- Fun with cognitive activities -- Fun outdoors -- Fun with adventure therapy activities -- Fun with relaxation: stress reduction activities -- Fun with cooperative games -- Fun with music -- Fun with dramatic games -- Fun with individual activities -- Fun with humor and laughter -- Fun for persons with dementia -- Fun with reminiscence -- Fun with video games -- Fun with physical activities
No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.
There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.
Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.-- Publisher
How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health?
In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence.
Prisoners given the chance to grow plants are less likely to reoffend. At-risk young people who get their hands in the soil are more likely to stay in education. Elderly people who garden live longer and have a better quality of life.
Sue Stuart-Smith tells brilliant, illuminating stories of people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction, from asylum seekers to veterans, inner-city young people to the retired.
This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower.-- Publisher
"...this new edition also features chapters covering: differing research designs, the role of theory, and ethical issues in qualitative research; interview, focus group and observational methods; and documentary and conversation analysis." -- Back cover