Download and read online Learning to Consult in PDF and EPUB Information is vital for healthcare professionals striving to keep their practice current and based on the best available evidence. The Internet is playing an increasingly crucial role in life long learning of health professionals and is becoming the most practical way to access publications on clinical guidelines systematic reviews and for updating users about the key aspects of health policy. This book covers the diversity and variable value of material available on the Internet and takes a fresh approach to coping with information overload. It illustrates how simple techniques such as making and using smart maps concept maps and mind maps can help clinicians keep up-to-date and how these methods can be applied to particular areas of healthcare. It provides numerous case studies in key areas including mental health child health primary care and care of the elderly. Mapping Health on the Internet is essential reading for all healthcare professionals and will assist in their learning and continuing professional development.
Download and read online Principles and Techniques of Mental Health Consultation in PDF and EPUB The raison d'etre of the mental health profession is supposed to be con cerned with helping. Our involvement is with people's problems-the psychological problems that incapacitate and prevent otherwise capable individuals from leading fulfilling and "self-actualized" lives. Perhaps more than most of the specialties and subdisciplines within the broad field, mental health consultation is even more concerned with helping people. Because the focus in consultation is on reaching larger numbers of people, the discipline has an even greater dedication to doing something about troubled lives. The emphasis of most consultations is on improving the quality of life for various groups of people, on making impossible living situations more bearable, and "broadly on assisting people to face the daily challenges in their lives. Mental health consultation is an effective tool for achieving these goals (see Chapter 4). And it is an art-a difficult art that requires not only special skills and special training but special kinds of personalities that can relate well to people of different walks of life, different ethnic back grounds, different religious or political beliefs, and different status or economic position. But, unfortunately, far too many individuals who are engaged in consultation have neither the requisite background nor the special skills to become the kind of artist that is required.
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Download and read online Machine Learning ECML 2003 in PDF and EPUB This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Machine Learning, ECML 2003, held in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia in September 2003 in conjunction with PKDD 2003. The 40 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and, together with another 40 ones for PKDD 2003, selected from a total of 332 submissions. The papers address all current issues in machine learning including support vector machine, inductive inference, feature selection algorithms, reinforcement learning, preference learning, probabilistic grammatical inference, decision tree learning, clustering, classification, agent learning, Markov networks, boosting, statistical parsing, Bayesian learning, supervised learning, and multi-instance learning.
Download and read online School Consultation in PDF and EPUB Since its emergence during the 1960s, school consultation has become an important vehicle for delivering psychological and educational services. Cooperative efforts between skilled consultants and teachers, rooted in the principles of problem solving, social influence, and professional development, enhance student learning and adjustment while encouraging consultees to be more effective and proactive in their practice. The Third Edition of School Consultation: Conceptual and Empirical Bases of Practice shows in expert detail how this relationship works by synthesizing mental health and behavioral models of consultation with the most effective evidence-based practices (e.g., implementation support, response to intervention) informing the field today. The authors provide real-world contexts for all participants in the equation—consultants, teachers, students, staff, and the school itself—and thoroughly review consultation processes and outcomes for a contemporary practice-oriented approach suited to the new consultant, trainee, or researcher. Key features of the Third Edition include: An integrated mental health/behavioral model for school consultation. An organizational study of the school as a setting for consultation. Assessment issues and strategies particularly relevant to school consultation. Approaches to providing teachers with implementation support. Conceptual models for selecting academic and behavioral interventions. Administrative perspectives on school consultation. A real, transcribed case study analyzed by the authors. In the tradition of its predecessors, School Consultation, Third Edition, is a confidence-building tool for practitioners in school psychology, clinical child psychology, educational specialties, school counseling, special education, and school social work as well as a trusted reference for researchers in these fields.
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Download and read online The Extended Pet Consult in PDF and EPUB A lot of material has been written about pet care and the human-animal bond. We have been taking care of our pets better and better every year. The author, Dr. Hector Carbonell, wanted to write something that celebrates the unique bond he has with his clients, as they mutually take care of the star of the office visit: the pet. This book is about things that you and your veterinarian might discuss if time was not a factor. He wishes that optimum care can be delivered, and a friendly relationship cultivated in the exam room and beyond, without economics imposing its limits. It tackles concerns such as how to find a hospital that meets your expectations, how to save money on prescriptions, DYI skills, and other common ideas. A chapter called "It is Darkest Before Dawn" also delves deep into questions you might have but were afraid to ask; such as cranky employees, animal abuse, internet pharmacies, high prices, hospital staff drug problems, compassion fatigue, and others. You owe it to your pet to protect his health and welfare. All proceeds from this book will benefit humane societies, animal shelters, and other charitable causes. CONTENTS Dedication Introduction • The Extended Office Visit • The Storyteller • Disclaimer Part One: THE DOCTOR IS IN Welcome to the consultation that has no time limit. 1. Choosing a Veterinarian The hospital tour What is important to you? 2. Your Pet and You Choosing a pet Dog and cat breeds The normal pet Age comparison to humans 3. At the Vet’s: The Office Visit 4. Client Communications Part Two: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT The more a client is involved in their pet’s health care, the better. If you are ready to learn more about anything from the simplest to the most complex ideas and procedures, then read this chapter and work with your veterinary staff. Get down on the ground or lift your pets on top of the table and get totally “hands-on.” 5. DIY: Do It Yourself How To Do A Physical Examination On Your Pet At Home Rinse Well and Repeat Brushing and Bathing Basics Home Made Remedies 6. Services and Products Areas of the hospital Dentistry - Wellness - Vaccinations Boarding and Grooming The Emergency Clinic Specialists Pet food Pharmaceuticals / prescriptions OTC 7. Nutrition Food Facts The Obesity Epidemic and the 50% Threshold Commercial Pet Food Part Three: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Got questions that you were always afraid to ask? It is time to remove the veil of secrecy and get shed light into some intriguing issues. We need to try to solve some vexing problems for everyone’s benefit before they get even worse. 8. Economics: Dog Dollars and Cat Cents Insurance and payment systems Veterinary student debt Veterinary business Retail 9. It Is Darkest Before Dawn Animal abuse or just plain neglect Hoarding Benign neglect and hospice Quacks and charlatans 10. Legalese Malpractice Miscommunication Reporting abuse Love thy neighbor 11. Pharmacy: The Current Controversy Online and retails pharmacies Time for a major overhaul Part Four: TRANSCENDENCE Taking care of pets goes beyond healthcare. We were able to make a difference in the community just by carrying on with our daily business. Our staff and clients make this world safer for pets and their people. Even human lives were saved. 13. The Sunset Paradigm Hospice Euthanasia Accidents 14. The Lighter Side High Tech Future for our Pets Stewardship and the Ripple Effect Why I keep coming back to work Memorable pets, clients, and friends So, you want to be a vet? Acknowledgements Glossary
Download and read online Intelligent Tutoring Systems in PDF and EPUB This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS '96, held in Montreal, Canada, in June 1996. The book contains 69 revised papers selected from a total of 128 submissions; also included are six invited papers from well-known speakers. All in all, the book reflects the state-of-the-art in the area. In particular the following topics are covered: advising systems, ITS architectures, cognitive models, design issues, empirical studies, formal models, learning environments, real-world applications, software tools for tutoring, student modelling, teaching and learning strategies, and multimedia and WWW.
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