The growth and diversity of careers and career pathways within medicine and health care can be confusing, yet it reflects the evolution of modern medicine which relies upon a myriad of different specialists each able to contribute their own particular skills to the care and wellbeing of the patient or client. Careers within the NHS are many and varied, with opportunities to train not only as nurses and doctors but also as dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists. These are only a portion of the huge number of careers that are available to suit all tastes and abilities whether it is in medicine or support and technical staff there is something for everyone who is interested in health care. The use of rehabilitation in order to effect recovery and rebuild lives in a way that is meaningful to the client is foremost on the agenda for every therapist. But it also offers tremendous scope to the would-be practitioner, whether their interest lies in physical medicine or mental health, or a mixture of both. Occupational therapists for example, work in all sectors of the National Health Service including acute admission units; short and long stay units and community roles. Occupational therapy attracts mature students who may have had diverse backgrounds before choosing to study. An interest in psychology and communication may well be an incentive to study speech therapy. Speech and language specialists work in private practice as well as the NHS. Their work is varied with clients who might involve a child who has a cleft palate in the morning and then an adult suffering from Parkinson's disease in the afternoon. Nursing and midwifery have always offered a varied career path, with options to train further in health visiting or district nursing, research, and specializations within medicine and psychiatric nursing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randelle Solomon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080682/bk_acx0_080682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist! This is one of the most appreciated professions because of the satisfaction you will deliver to others. Massage therapists are high in demand no matter where you live, and the need is only growing with time. More and more people are realizing the true benefits of incorporating regular massages in their routines, thus making it part of their lifestyles. Not only are you guaranteed a lucrative career as a therapist, the jobs are also abundant and only growing. Massage therapists help individuals relieve pain caused by day to day stress build-up, body tightening, injury or illness. Many people these days have incorporated regular massages in their lifestyle routines to proactively mitigate physical problems, maintain good posture and just feel better. A massage therapist's role is very important and extremely meaningful, which is why the demand for this service has continuously increased over time. It has become one of the most popular careers sought after by many today. Most practicing therapists are employed by hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and smaller private companies that are everywhere. In addition, many massage therapists work independently as either business contractors or in private homes. No matter where you live, there will always be demand for your services and thus several options near you that offer these jobs. Whether you are just now starting your career in the massage field, or want to grow your existing career, this book's goal is to help you meet your objectives. In the next few chapters you will find information about the requirements you need to become a massage therapist, information on massage therapy schools, online schooling options, jobs, salaries, career growth and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Lyons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011908/bk_acx0_011908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jordan Jensen moves to St. Nacho’s he has one goal in mind: starting over. He wants to reconnect with best friends Cooper and Shawn yet is uncertain of his welcome. He has the skills to get a job, but isn’t sure any prospective employer can get past the time he spent in jail for alcohol-related vehicular homicide. He’s past the worst part of his life but knows it will haunt him forever. So Jordan plans a life of quiet service. One thing he knows for sure: finding love is entirely too much to ask. On the first day of his new job, Jordan meets Ken Ashton. Ken has every reason to hate Jordan for his past and only one to seek him out: Ken's baseball career was shattered in a drunk-driving accident. But for some reason he can’t explain, Ken needs Jordan’s touch and finds healing within Jordan’s warmth and strength. Jordan wants to give Ken everything his new partner needs. Without entirely understanding it, Ken and Jordan develop a powerful emotional and erotic connection, but Ken must help Jordan find the faith to trust it. Unexpected help comes from the people of Santo Ignacio - and the town itself - a place where Physical Therapy can be a path toward spiritual healing and powerful, passionate love. Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some listeners may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Fawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023814/bk_adbl_023814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Advanced therapies and technologies, new service delivery methods, and care upgrades in underserved areas are translating into improved quality of life for millions with disabilities. Occupational therapy parallels this progress at the individual level, balancing short-term recovery and adaptation with long-term independence and well-being.This Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions builds on its ground-breaking predecessor by modelling current clinical standards rooted in scientific evidence-based practice. Its interventions are applied to a diverse range of client disabilities, with many new or rewritten chapters on workplace and vehicle accommodations, smart home technologies, end-of-life planning, and other salient topics. New introductory chapters spotlight core competencies in the field, from assessing client needs and choosing appropriate interventions to evaluating programs and weighing priorities. And for increased educational value, interactive case studies allow readers an extra avenue for honing clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. Of particular note is a new chapter providing a taxonomy-the Occupational Therapy Intervention Framework-and a validation study of its categories and concepts, delineating the occupational therapist's roles and the expected outcomes.Intervention areas featured in the Handbook include: Adaptive interventions , OTs manage and facilitate clients' adaptations. Learning interventions , OTs teach and the clients learn or relearn. Enabling interventions , OTs enable clients to be meaningfully occupied. Preventing interventions, OTs prevent ill-health and promote clients' ability to sustain health in daily life.The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions is career-affirming reading for all members of rehabilitation teams, including occupational and physical therapists and rehabilitation nurses. Students intending to enter this growing field and professionals working toward its continued improvement will find it useful and inspiring.
A unique blueprint to a successful physical therapy practice from renowned expertsIn the last 100 years, the profession of physical therapy has grown from a little-known band of "reconstruction aides" to a large and expanding worldwide group of dedicated professionals at the cutting edge of health care diagnostics, interventions, research, ethics, and altruistic community service. Foundations: An Introduction to Physical Therapy by distinguished physical therapist and educator Stephen Carp reflects nearly 40 years of expertise in this evolving field.The book covers the "the background music" of physical therapy - important issues aspiring physical therapists and physical therapist assistants need to master prior to starting clinical practice. Sixteen chapters present a broad spectrum of content, covering core behavioral, clinical, and professional concerns encountered in practice. Experts provide firsthand guidance on reimbursement, working as a healthcare team, documentation, ethical issues and community service, clinical research and education, an overview of the APTA, career development, and more.Key HighlightsFrom the history of the profession to cultural, spiritual and legal aspects of practice, this unique resource provides insights not found in traditional physical therapy foundation textbooksAbout 20 comprehensive vignettes with real-life experiences enhance the textText boxes with insightful "first-person" narratives highlight chapter contentA list of review questions and meticulous references at the end of every chapter enhance learning and encourage further researchAll PT and PTA students will benefit from the expert wisdom and pearls shared in this essential reference.This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
In the first of these linked stories, Smithy's cupboard has always been his refuge despite its different locations and uses. It serves him well in his childhood days on the Wimmera area broad-acre farm in Victoria where he was born and grew up. He plays with his toy soldiers inside the secret place. As he grows to observe wild life and later hunt game, he makes hides. His career in the army leads him to join the SAS as one of Australia's top snipers. His clever use of hides and secret areas makes him well known and respected, and he is drawn deeply into CIA operations. A family tragedy changes his outlook and leads him into a crime of vengeance. He uses various means to assist him in his own personal therapy and he frequently seeks the confessional, yet perdition ticks away inside his mind like a noisy metronome. In She Walks the Line, Dave Smith's daughter Suzie is in the USA on tour with her country and western band. She impersonates Johnny Cash and June Carter with her rendition of 'She Walks the Line'. However, she also has a top secret mission: after courageously disarming a crazed man outside the entrance to the White House, she has been recruited to gather intelligence for the Secret Service. Suzie falls in love with an agent who has a lot of military experience and an undiscovered enemy lurking. Extreme danger, coupled with great humour, follows Suzie, with twists, turns and dramas which she overcomes in her uncompromising fashion. The spirit of her mother offers encouragement and cautions her about aping her father, but in the end she knows what she must do to stop the stalker, because Suzie Smith is her father's daughter, his Doppelganger, who also meditates in a cupboard.
Praise for Clinical Case Formulations Matching the Integrative Treatment Plan to the Client, Second Edition '[Barbara Ingram has put] a career into the development of this book and it is wonderful! My students love that it was written with them in mind and they love the statements designed to reduce anxiety and normalize the learning process. This is an excellent book!'--Amy M. Rees-Turyn, PhD Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College A step-by-step model for individualized case conceptualization Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Clinical Case Formulations provides step-by-step tools and insightful guidance for moving from first contact with a client to the development of an effective, personalized treatment plan. Addressing the essential question every therapist faces--How do I create a treatment plan that is the best match for my client?--this unique resource provides a systematic and thoughtful method for integrating ideas, skills, and techniques from different theoretical approaches. It combines empirical research and clinical experience to create a case formulation that is tailor-made for the client. This comprehensive resource offers two tools to guide case formulations: a problem-oriented framework, with a list of 28 standards for evaluating its application, and a set of 30 core clinical hypotheses derived from the knowledge bases of psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work professions. The new edition includes: * Hypotheses on Emotional Focus, Trauma, and Metacognitive Perspective * More detailed attention given to empirically supported therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) * Discussion on the importance of bringing cultural competence to case formulation tasks with every client * Skill-building activities throughout the text Offering a thorough framework to help clients experience effective clinical service, practitioners will learn to conceptualize clients' needs in ways that lead to strong and individualized treatment plans, as well as advice and guidance on what to do when selected interventions fail to produce the expected benefits.
'&#8230;the thoroughness of the text has to be admired. It is an excellent starting point for students of palliative care which makes an important contribution to any library.'&#8212;British Journal of Hospital Medicine '&#8230; covers a plethora of topics ranging from the development of palliative medicine in different countries to clinical topics and bioethics &#8230; an excellent palliative medicine resource.'&#8212;Darrell A. Owens, DNP, University of Washington Medicine in Doody&#8217;s Book Reviews The second edition of the Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care builds upon the strengths of the previous edition, providing an alternative approach to this ever-growing specialty. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook continues to provide the essential guidance for those either embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field.With additional chapters covering all the different aspects of supportive care, the second edition expands upon its unique evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. It features an entirely new section on the assessment and management of effects of medical treatments as well as a new section on rehabilitation and survivorship. This edition also contains new material on chemotherapy- and radiation therapy-induced emesis, geriatric palliative care, and hormonal therapy and targeted agents.With an emphasis on providing palliative service anywhere in the world, including the need to provide such care in developing nations, the book is an ideal complement to the narrative approach of other texts on the topic. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative and support care nurses and other health professionals on the palliative care team.
A unique blueprint to a successful physical therapy practice from renowned experts In the last 100 years, the profession of physical therapy has grown from a little-known band of 'reconstruction aides' to a large and expanding worldwide group of dedicated professionals at the cutting edge of health care diagnostics, interventions, research, ethics, and altruistic community service. Foundations: An Introduction to the Profession of Physical Therapy by distinguished physical therapist and educator Stephen Carp reflects nearly 40 years of expertise in this evolving field. The book covers the 'the background music' of physical therapy - important issues aspiring physical therapists and physical therapist assistants need to master prior to starting clinical practice. Sixteen chapters present a broad spectrum of content, covering core behavioral, clinical, and professional concerns encountered in practice. Experts provide firsthand guidance on reimbursement, working as a healthcare team, documentation, ethical issues and community service, clinical research and education, an overview of the APTA, career development, and more. Key Highlights From the history of the profession to cultural, spiritual and legal aspects of practice, this unique resource provides insights not found in traditional physical therapy foundation textbooks About 20 comprehensive vignettes with real-life experiences enhance the text Text boxes with insightful 'first-person' narratives highlight chapter content A list of review questions and meticulous references at the end of every chapter enhance learning and encourage further research All PT and PTA students will benefit from the expert wisdom and pearls shared in this essential reference.