How can understanding our past help us face the future? The key to gaining awareness of the present and preparing for the future lies in our understanding of the past, yet there is little coverage of this topic in the existing psychology and counselling literature. How can people improve themselves by greater self-knowledge?
"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
Until now, no textbook on TQ has emerged that was written specifically for the healthcare industry. The Textbook of TQ in Healthcare is the first true text prepared by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. It provides a discussion of the tools, techniques and principles of TQ. Academic programs will find this text very useful for courses in TQ, quality management, general and strategic management and leadership.The Textbook is also an excellent reference for students and professionals in medicine, nursing, allied health services, pharmacy and healthcare administration. The Textbook of TQ in Healthcare starts with an introduction and history of TQ and its movement from the manufacturing sector to the healthcare industry. Quality is then discussed as a major cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. Principles, methods for implementation and the tools for assessing TQ progress are described. The Textbook concludes with a section on comparative analysis of TQ with other management philosophies. Also presented are a case study of a major healthcare facility that has actually implemented TQ and an excellent collection of articles that further expand the understanding of TQ.
As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of public health. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the general and sub-group reports analyze the evolution and laws governing the development of science and technology, describe the decisive impact of science and technology on the modernization process, predict that the world is on the eve of an impending S&T revolution, and call for China to be fully prepared for this new round of S&T advancement. Based on the detailed study of the demands on S&T innovation in China's modernization, the reports draw a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, work out China's S&T roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality, further detail S&T initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization, and provide S&T decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the development of S&T innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by illustrations and tables of data, the reports provide researchers, government officials and entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and investment. Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.
You just aren't feeling well...something is not quite right. You are more tired than usual. Occasionally, you feel twinges that are unfamiliar. A visit to the doctor is in order. After all, the doctor will have all the answers, and will be able to come up with the right diagnosis of your problem. If it is somethng serious, you trust that the doctor will arrange the right treatment. After all, he is the expert. Why question his educated opinions? You WILL question your dcotor, as you rightly should, after you read Jean Duffy's second book. PILOT Your Healhcare Journey: a good patient could be a dead patient. With Jean's assistance, this book can help you go from being a patient to being a PILOT. PILOTs are Persistent, Inquisitive, always Learning, Organized and Tenacious. PILOTs participate in decisions that can mean life or death. Jean's years as a nurse educator, a nurse lobbyist and her experience as a reformer in the California legislature, come to bear in this book that will convince you to stop being submissive in today's healthcare system, and start advocating for yourself. Don't be silent in your healthcare decision-making process. Don't miss this book....it coud help you to, literally, save your own life.
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