Recrafting A Life

Author: Charles Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113545082X
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Chronic illness and pain are now, more than ever, seen asas major problems in the current health care system. Because they are unresponsive to both antibiotics and surgery, theyr are seen as elusive and mysterious. The National Medical Expenditure Survey estimates that over 80 million U.S. citizens live with a chronic illness. The most prevalent are arthritis, diabetes, respiratory diseases, hypertension and mental illness. This book uses the novel Robinson Crusoe as an archetypal metaphor for the patients who must learn to survive on their own isolated "island" of chronic pain. This unique style is combined with a variety of in-session approaches and other tools which clients have found helpful in identifying their goals and progress. By emphasizing the importance of self-care the authors hope to diminish the sense of helplessness felt by the both the patients their loved ones.

Paintamers

Author: Helen M. Dearman
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609766962
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Pain medicine is a relatively new field of medicine. Although easing pain has been an imperative in medical practice from the beginning of medical care, we know very little about how to effectively treat pain. The last three decades has been close to an explosion of knowledge of the mechanisms, chemistry, and biology of pain but with a slow uptake in translating that knowledge to medical care. There have been some important advances in how to care for pain but the public and most medical practitioners are still unaware. This state of affairs makes it very clear why this important anthology needs to be read. One of the important things we have recently learned about pain is that it is complex. There are many different kinds of pain and there are many different responses to the types of treatments. PainTamers collects the thoughts and perspectives of several people living with pain and several medical experts who practice different types of pain medicine. Pain is complex, as complex as the subject matter. Taken together, the patient stories and the perspectives of the multiple medical practitioners, PainTamers creates a complex weave that mirrors the challenge of understanding pain. You hear from doctors, scientists, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and many patients, and collectively, you begin to appreciate the challenges of living with pain and of helping people manage pain. - Will Rowe, CEO, American Pain Society

Medical And Psychiatric Issues For Counsellors

Author: Brian Daines
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446232719
Size: 55.38 MB
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Praise for the First Edition: `An interesting overview of medical and psychiatric issues that may arise for counsellors... readable, lucid and free of jargon. The issues addressed include referral and assessment, ongoing counselling and supervision, medical conditions and their treatment, psychiatric conditions and their treatment, and ethical and legal issues... it raises awareness of some important issues to consider when working with clients with medical and psychiatric conditions' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Medical or psychiatric issues frequently arise during counselling and counsellors need to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately. Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors, Second Edition is the perfect guide to this challenging area of practice. It provides a clear introduction to: " the nature of mental illness, " the relationship between mental and physical health and " the role of counselling in relation to both. Highly practical and right up-to-date, this Second Edition examines how to manage medical or psychiatric issues as they emerge, whether during assessment or at a later stage in the counselling process. Guidance is given on: " how to recognise serious mental health problems " the effects of psychiatric drugs " assessement and referral to other services, and " legal and ethical issues. The Second Edition covers changes in the context of counselling practice - particularly in health care settings - such as the use of tools to measure outcomes, evidence-based practice and clinical governance. The common principles of care and working with other professionals are also explored. This Second Edition is essential reading both for counsellors in health care settings and those practising in more general contexts. It is also suitable for all mental health workers needing a clear, practical introduction to working with clients. Brian Daines is an independent practitioner, Clinical Tutor in Psychosexual Medicine at University of Sheffield and a college counsellor. Linda Gask is Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Salford. Amanda Howe is Professor of Primary Care at the Institute of Health, University of East Anglia.

Migraine

Author: Joan Raymond
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780760739822
Size: 16.33 MB
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It's not just another headache: when a migraine strikes, life stops while you deal with the blinding pain, sometimes accompanied by debilitating nausea, impaired sight, and sensitivity to light, sound, and smell. Unfortunately, many of the recommended cures just don't work. Find out exactly what a migraine is (and isn't) using the checklist of symptoms, and how to find relief. What are the newest remedies and who can they help? Does what you eat make a difference? Do hormone levels help cause migraines? And, why do women experience these killer headaches so much more than men? You'll see how to get the right diagnosis, and be your own best advocate. There's no need to suffer anymore, because this advice offers a variety of solutions to help you feel better.

Lupus

Author: Victoria Scanlon Stefanakos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780760755907
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Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin Seligman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884132
Size: 11.45 MB
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In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In Authentic Happiness, he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity -- into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. Authentic Happiness provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy.

Recrafting A Life

Author: Charles Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135450811
Size: 73.54 MB
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Chronic illness and pain are now, more than ever, seen asas major problems in the current health care system. Because they are unresponsive to both antibiotics and surgery, theyr are seen as elusive and mysterious. The National Medical Expenditure Survey estimates that over 80 million U.S. citizens live with a chronic illness. The most prevalent are arthritis, diabetes, respiratory diseases, hypertension and mental illness. This book uses the novel Robinson Crusoe as an archetypal metaphor for the patients who must learn to survive on their own isolated "island" of chronic pain. This unique style is combined with a variety of in-session approaches and other tools which clients have found helpful in identifying their goals and progress. By emphasizing the importance of self-care the authors hope to diminish the sense of helplessness felt by the both the patients their loved ones.