Anthropology of Dying Book

Anthropology of Dying


  • Author : Mira Menzfeld
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658198268

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Anthropology of Dying Excerpt :

Mira Menzfeld explores dying persons’ experiences of their own dying processes. She reveals cultural specificities of pre-exital dying in contemporary Germany, paying special attention to how concepts of dying ‘(un)well’ are perceived and realized by dying persons. Her methodological focus centers on classical ethnographic approaches: Close participant observation as well as informal and semi-structured conversations. For a better understanding of the specificities of dying in contemporary Germany, the author provides a refined definition catalogue of adequate terms to describe dying from an anthropological perspective.

Elsevier Essentials Geriatrie Book

Elsevier Essentials Geriatrie


  • Author : Klaus Häger
  • Publisher : Fischer Gustav Verlag GmbH & Company KG
  • Release Date : 2017-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9783437181238

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Elsevier Essentials Geriatrie Excerpt :

Für alle Nicht-Geriater, die sich mit dem Thema Altersmedizin vertraut machen möchten, ohne zu tief einzusteigen, hält ELSEVIER ESSENTIALS Geriatrie genau das richtige Wissen bereit. Kurze Kapitel, Tabellen, Algorithmen, Kästen z.B. zur Evidenz, Merkekästen u.v.m. machen es dem Leser leicht, die Inhalte zu bewältigen und Zusammenhänge schnell zu erfassen. Geriatrische Patienten stellen für alle in der hausärztlichen Versorgung tätigen Ärzte eine große Herausforderung dar. Häufig treten mehrere Erkrankungen gleichzeitig auf, was die Diagnostik und Therapie erschwert. Bei der Betreuung dieser Patienten geht es oft um eine komplexe Langzeitversorgung, deren Ziel vor allem der Erhalt der Selbstständigkeit und der Lebensqualität ist.

Exercise  Energy Balance  and Cancer Book

Exercise Energy Balance and Cancer


  • Author : Cornelia M. Ulrich
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461444930

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Exercise Energy Balance and Cancer Excerpt :

​​ While it is well established that the worldwide pandemic of overweight and obesity has profound effects on promoting cancer, it is now recognized that an alternative aspect of energy balance, namely physical activity and exercise have significant beneficial effects on all aspects of cancer across the spectrum from prevention through treatment and extending through survivorship. Moreover, salutary effects of physical activity and exercise extend across the age span from youth to old age and occur at all stages of cancer extending into palliative care. While the effect of physical activity and exercise on cancer may be partially mediated through obesity control, it is clear that considerable research is required and is ongoing at both the molecular and clinical levels to better understand the associated mechanisms and to develop optimal exercise strategies. This volume will contain chapters on the effect of exercise on biological pathways in tumor growth, state art exercise strategies and cutting edge research focused on different cancers and patient groups. It will provide an important volume in this series on energy balance and cancer and a basis for ongoing research, experimental approaches and application of evidence based practices to clinical care for patients with cancer.​

Ethical Challenges for Healthcare Practices at the End of Life  Interdisciplinary Perspectives Book

Ethical Challenges for Healthcare Practices at the End of Life Interdisciplinary Perspectives


  • Author : Anna-Henrikje Seidlein
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030831868

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Ethical Challenges for Healthcare Practices at the End of Life Interdisciplinary Perspectives Excerpt :

This book presents a collection of exclusively selected manuscripts on current ethical controversies related to professional practices from an interprofessional perspective. Insights are provided into the diversity of practices and viewpoints from different countries are merged in a unique way. The book contributes to the debate on social and legal issues regarding end-of-life practices such as organ donation, medically assisted dying and advance care planning. In addition, joint international author groups contributed exclusive chapters about European comparisons on end-of-life topics. The focus on country- and culture-specific aspects broadens the view on key issues and makes the book attractive for an international readership. The variety of approaches and methods used informs and inspires the development of new research and best-practice projects.

Reaching Out to People in Comatose States Book

Reaching Out to People in Comatose States


  • Author : Peter Ammann
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2012-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9783844814071

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Reaching Out to People in Comatose States Excerpt :

This research is an extensive survey and the first explorative empirical study of awareness in comatose states and the possibility of contact and communication with comatose patients in a neurological intensive care unit setting using Process-oriented Coma Work methods developed by Arnold Mindell. Practical and ethical consequences will be discussed.

Psycho Oncology Book

Psycho Oncology


  • Author : Ute Goerling
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319643106

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Psycho Oncology Excerpt :

This book examines in detail the psychosocial impacts of cancer and its management, explaining the relevance of psycho-oncology during all stages from diagnosis and treatment through to cancer survivorship and rehabilitation and end-of-life care. This new edition has been revised throughout to reflect the latest knowledge and places particular emphasis on patients’ perspectives and what professionals can learn from patients. Readers will find information on a variety of psycho-oncological interventions, and detailed attention is paid to quality of life and patient-reported outcomes (as key benchmarks for successful coping) and to the fear of progression during and after therapy. Entirely new chapters focus on the psychological impact of individualized therapies in oncology, communication skills training, medical risk communication, and current research approaches in psycho-oncology. Written by leading experts in the field, the book will serve as a valuable resource for all health care professionals who work with patients and their relatives in the field of psychosocial cancer care and oncology.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Medicine  and Health Book

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Medicine and Health


  • Author : Dorothea Lüddeckens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000464320

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The Routledge Handbook of Religion Medicine and Health Excerpt :

The relationships between religion, spirituality, health, biomedical institutions, complementary, and alternative healing systems are widely discussed today. While many of these debates revolve around the biomedical legitimacy of religious modes of healing, the market for them continues to grow. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into five parts: Healing practices with religious roots and frames Religious actors in and around the medical field Organizing infrastructures of religion and medicine: pluralism and competition Boundary-making between religion and medicine Religion and epidemics Within these sections, central issues, debates and problems are examined, including health and healing, religiosity, spirituality, biomedicine, medicalization, complementary medicine, medical therapy, efficacy, agency, and the nexus of body, mind, and spirit. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, anthropology, and medicine.

Helping People at the End of Their Lives Book

Helping People at the End of Their Lives


  • Author : Reimer Gronemeyer
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783825889784

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A comprehensive analysis of today's situation of palliative care in Europe is provided, including previously unidentified statistics and standardized profiles of sixteen European countries. The analysis contains demographics, the history of hospice and palliative care, the number of current services, funding, education, and training of professional staff and the role of volunteers, with an in-depth case portrayal of particular services. Reimer Gronemeyer is professor of sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen (Germany). Michaela Fink, a sociologist, is working with Gronemeyer in different research projects at the Institute of Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. Marcel Globisch, a sociologist, was a member of the hospice research group until August 2005. Since September 2005 he has been working for the German Children's Hospice Society. Felix Schumann, a sociologist, is working with Gronemeyer in different research projects at the Institute of Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen.

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie Book

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie


  • Author : Die deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 16136438

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Hope and Grace Book

Hope and Grace


  • Author : Monika Renz
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784502775

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Hope and Grace Excerpt :

Conventional coping strategies can be pushed to their limits when people find themselves in situations of suffering, illness, and dying. Moved beyond their everyday consciousness, individuals often have spiritual experiences of grace and encounters with the transcendent or the divine. The author shows how care providers can support patients in their suffering and how they can recognize patients' spiritual experiences. Explaining different types of experiences of transcendence such as seeing angels or feelings of otherness and presence, this book will be of valuable use to professionals working in palliative and spiritual care, such as spiritual caregivers, therapists, nurses, and physicians. The book entails a new approach to spiritual care which opens a space of hope wherein grace may happen even amid pain, suffering, illness and dying.

Rationale Pharmakotherapie in der Allgemeinpraxis   Rational Pharmacotherapy in General Practice Book

Rationale Pharmakotherapie in der Allgemeinpraxis Rational Pharmacotherapy in General Practice


  • Author : Michael M. Kochen
  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642767319

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Rationale Pharmakotherapie in der Allgemeinpraxis Rational Pharmacotherapy in General Practice Excerpt :

In dem Buch werden sowohl von allgemeinärztlicher wie von klinisch-pharmakologischer Seite die Möglichkeiten, aber auch die Grenzen rationaler Arzneimitteltherapie in der primärärztlichen Praxis dargestellt; insbesondere werden die Rahmenbedingungen und Probleme des Umgangs mit Arzneimitteln in der Allgemeinpraxis behandelt, die sich in vielen Bereichen von denen der medikamentösen Therapie im Krankenhaus erheblich unterscheiden. Das Buch markiert einen neuen Anfang bei der langfristigen Kooperation zwischen Allgemeinärzten und klinischen Pharmakologen zur Optimierung der Arzneimitteltherapie in der Praxis.

How To Break Bad News Book

How To Break Bad News


  • Author : Robert Buckman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1992-08-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487592639

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How To Break Bad News Excerpt :

For many health care professionals and social service providers, the hardest part of the job is breaking bad news. The news may be about a condition that is life-threatening (such as cancer or AIDS), disabling (such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis), or embarrassing (such as genital herpes). To date medical education has done little to train practitioners in coping with such situations. With this guide Robert Buckman and Yvonne Kason provide help. Using plain, intelligible language they outline the basic principles of breaking bad new and present a technique, or protocol, that can be easily learned. It draws on listening and interviewing skills that consider such factors as how much the patient knows and/or wants to know; how to identify the patient's agenda and understanding, and how to respond to his or her feelings about the information. They also discuss reactions of family and friends and of other members of the health care team. Based on Buckman's award-winning training videos and Kason's courses on interviewing skills for medical students, this volume is an indispensable aid for doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, and all those in related fields.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Public Health in Europe Book

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Public Health in Europe


  • Author : Manfred Cassens
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658337407

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Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Public Health in Europe Excerpt :

In recent decades, policymakers all over the world have sought to strengthen the meaning and effect of public, non-medical healthcare. This publication is the result of the research initiation project »Arteria Danubia ‒ Analysis and Discussion on the Implementation of Model Health Regions in the Upper and Lower Reaches of the Danube« (2017 to 2019), which focused on healthcare in Bulgaria, Germany and Hungary. In this book, researchers from the participating universities and organizations explore the topic of public health in all its facets: How can public policy and education influence people’s health? How are lifestyle-related diseases to be avoided? And how best to implement digital healthcare solutions?