The American Holistic Nurses’ Association
(AHNA) has joined with the authors and
contributors of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook
for Practice, Fourth Edition, to develop further
the knowledge base for holistic nursing
and delineate the essence of contemporary
nursing. The purposes of this book are threefold:
(1) to expand an understanding of healing
and the nurse as an instrument of
healing; (2) to explore the unity and relatedness
of nurses, clients, and others; and (3) to
develop caring-healing interventions to
strengthen the whole person....
A well-written, easy-to-absorb guide to healing, change, and a healthy way of being in the world.
Health is not a possession – it’s a process. It’s something we do, the result of how we think and feel, a state of mind and being.
Nearly 2,500 years ago Hippocrates taught that being healthy was evidence that an individual had achieved harmony both within themelves and with their environment. The authors of ‘NLP and Health’ believe that this is equally true today. Their book demonstrates how to use NLP tools to bring your mind and body into harmony and to explore the enigmatic key...
In recent years, the amount of knowledge surrounding the processes of wound healing
has significantly increased, resulting in a vast array of therapeutic options. The
assortment of preparations currently available may become somewhat perplexing
to physicians and medical personnel.
We have become aware of the difficulty involved in selecting the most appropriate
therapy for a specific type of wound. Our main purpose in writing this book,
therefore, is to present a step-by-step algorithmic approach to the treatment of
In Europe, and more recently in the United States, an
increased trend has emerged in the use of autologous blood
products in an effort to facilitate healing in a variety of
applications. In recent years, scientific research and technology
has provided a new perspective on understanding the
wound healing process. Initially platelets were thought to act
exclusively with clotting.
A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands enjoyed by both
sexes. A manicure can treat just the hands, just the nails, or both. A standard manicure
usually includes filing and shaping of the nails and the application of polish. Some
speciality manicures, such as the French Manicure, may also be offered. Treatments for
hands usually include soaking in a softening substance and application of hand lotion. A
similar treatment performed on the feet is a pedicure. The word "manicure" comes from
the Latin manus, meaning "hand," and cura meaning "care"....
This book applies pharmacology to nursing practice, with the overall aim of enhancing
patient care. The main focus of the book is adverse drug reactions, and the implications for
patient monitoring. Adverse drug reactions account for around 4% of UK hospital admissions.
Over 70% of these problems are avoidable (Pirmohamed et al. 2004): the monitoring
of prescribed medications has long been a cause for concern (Royal College of General
Practitioners 1985, DH 2000, Audit Commission 2001, Committee of Public Accounts 2006).
Following the unexpected death of my only brother in 1997, I began
work on a book about the unique grief experience of surviving adult
siblings. In the process of writing Surviving the Death of a Sibling:
Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies, I had the
opportunity to speak with thousands of bereaved siblings. During
the course of most of these conversations, the subject of grief dreams
invariably came up; it was the one topic everyone wanted to discuss.
This quote will ring a salient bell with many of us; the busier
we are, the less effectively we read and the less likely we are
to remember what we have read unless it becomes a routine
part of our lives. Hence, despite our best intentionswhenwesit
downwith a medical book meaning to enhance our knowledge
on a subject, the chances are that we will skip bits or skim read
and then still find ourselves a few weeks later saying ‘I’m sure
I read something about that’. Sound familiar?
K nowing body chemistry is important
because people’s lives and health are
important.To place this on a personal level, yotrr life and health
are important.The reason I have devoted my life to the healing
arts and teaching people how to live healthy lives is
because I truly feel people-like you-are important. If you
want to have a healthy life, you have to learn how to go about
it. I have invested seventy years of my life learning how to take
care of patients at my “live-in’’ health ranches, following what
is called “the nature cure” phlosophy.
The day-to-day responsibility for wound management is usually
undertaken by nurses. It includes assessing the wound, selecting an
appropriate treatment and evaluating the patient’s progress. To do
this effectively the nurse needs to understand the healing process,
recognise factors that may delay wound healing, understand how
wound healing can be optimised, know how to recognise complications
if they arise and know how to treat them.
This book concerns 88 families and their 157 children who coped with the
terminal illness and, ultimately, the death of a parent. It presents a qualitative
analysis which complements the quantitative findings reviewed in Chapter 2 of
how the families and children responded to these events during the 6 months
preceding and the 14 months after the patient died. Five developmentally separable
age groups emerged from the data, and the groupings clarified the many
ways in which children’s development shaped their responses.
Since their first introduction, metallic biomaterials have always been designed to
be corrosion resistant. For decades, this paradigm has become the mainframe of
the biomaterials world. It has been cited in thousands of scientific papers and
taught in hundreds of courses of materials for biomedical devices. It has also been
followed by industries in developing millions of medical devices until today.
Nowadays, with the advent of tissue engineering, biomaterials are envisaged to
actively interact with the body.
While discussing traditional health practices and medical knowledge, one could
expect elders to give a list of the best techniques to cure sickness depending on the
various types of health problems or injuries they were facing in the past: how to
deal with boils, infections, fever, eye infections, colds, broken bones, drowning,
and so on. But the Inuit perspective encompasses much more. Along with
techniques to heal cuts and wounds, and to cure sickness...elders discussed
recollections of how to have a strong mind and a resilient body....
This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile.
For otolaryngology–head and neck surgeons in training as
residents and fellows, it is a difficult task to keep up with
all of the advances in the basic and clinical sciences that
impact the medical and surgical practice of their specialty.
It is also pertinent to the practice of otolaryngology–head
and neck surgery for interested medical students and lecturers
in medical school faculties who teach students and
resident physicians to have a reference book that clearly
presents the basic principles.
The current book consists of eighteen chapters divided into three sections. Section I includes nine topics in characterization techniques and evaluation of advanced ceramics dealing with newly developed photothermal, ultrasonic and ion spattering techniques, the neutron irradiation and the properties of ceramics, the existence of a polytypic multi-structured boron carbide, the oxygen isotope exchange between gases and nanoscale oxides and the evaluation of perovskite structures ceramics for sensors and ultrasonic applications....
VEGF and its receptors are required for vasculogenesis (the de novo formation of blood vessels from differentiating endothelial cells, as occurs during embryonic development) and angiogenesis under normal (wound healing, corpus luteum formation) and pathologic processes (tumor angiogenesis, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis).
Angiogenesis is an extension process of the cardiovascular network within human body. It is usually triggered by the demand of oxygen and nutrients from the fast growing tissue and uncontrollably dividing cells, as seen during wound healing and tumor progression. This book focuses on tumor angiogenesis and includes 8 chapters written by highly experienced scholars from five different countries.
Occasional injuries are part of the human experience, and healing is the
body’s self-repair process. Healing begins with inflammation, which
nature uses to clean up damaged tissues and protect against infection.
So if inflammation is beneficial, why are so many modern diseases
characterized by chronic and unhealthy inflammation?
This revised edition of The Inflammation Syndrome answers a major
part of this important question.