New Directions in Human Information Behavior, co-edited by Drs. Amanda Spink and Charles Cole provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in human information behavior. Information behavior is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual’s everyday social and life processes. The book presents chapters by an interdisciplinary range of scholars who show new directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behavior studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book examines information behaviors over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviors by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach to the understanding of information behaviors that include multitasking and non-linear longitudinal processes, individuals’ information ground, information practices and information sharing, digital behaviors and human information organizing behaviors. The final chapter of the book integrates these new approaches and presents an overview of the key trends, theories and models for further research. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics and information professionals interested in human information behavior will find this book of particular benefit.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The aim of this book is to provide information that a midwife can use with confidence, knowing that the law is there to protect her and her clients. All information and case law has been thoroughly revised and updated and takes into account sensitive areas that midwives may face in practice including female genital mutilation, domestic violence, infertility treatment and issues surrounding the treatment of human tissue. Examines numerous new acts including the Human Tissue Act 2004, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 and the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 Includes the New Midwives Rules, standards for LSAs and guidance by NMC and the new Fitness to Practice rules Includes the revised and renamed NMC Code of professional conduct
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nursing & the Law is the best known and most established health law textbook in Australia. The only law text written specifically for nurses, the 6th edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes and discusses current statutes and legislation for every state and territory. It retains many of the features that have kept this book at the forefront of nursing education and focuses on the legal responsibility of nurses in Australia. It provides students with an understanding of the application of basic legal principles to professional nursing practice.
Portfolios for Nursing Midwifery and other Health Professions E Book
Portfolios for Nursing, Midwifery and other Health Professions is a practical guide providing detailed strategies for developing a quality portfolio that will assist you to review your professional practice, assess your learning and career planning, direct your continuing professional development and effectively communicate your professional achievements. Written by Lynette Cusack and Morgan Smith, this fourth edition will help you understand the drivers and benefits of portfolios and how to design and evaluate a quality portfolio in order to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) annual registration requirements. Clearly outlines what a portfolio is, how it is used and why different types of portfolios are required for different purposes Supports understanding of the relationship between portfolios and the AHPRA regulatory requirements of self-declaration and practising in accordance with professional practice standards Assists in understanding and applying reflection techniques in professional development, learning and portfolio use. An increased focus on how portfolios relate to career planning and achieving professional goals Highlights different ways of demonstrating evidence of achievements An increased emphasis on demonstrating safety and quality in healthcare and person-centred practice
To practice effectively, midwives need to continually update their knowledge of pregnancy and birth. This fully revised and updated new edition of The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is a practical and accessible guide to providing midwifery care while promoting 'women-centred' care and normality. It explores important questions such as: Why are women not encouraged to make a birth plan for elective CS? If a VBAC woman declines continuous CTG monitoring then why shouldn’t she use a waterbirth pool? If shoulder dystocia is anticipated, why not encourage all-fours birth in preference to a semi-recumbent position? Why are the needs of the delivering professional so often put before the advantages of upright postures for promoting descent of a second twin? This new edition incorporates the latest research and national guidelines, and includes new chapters on twins, caesarean section, bullying, risk management and IOL. By bringing together the latest midwifery information in a woman-centred way, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is an essential guide for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.
Examines careers related to various kinds of alternative health care, covering the basics of each job, personal and professional requirements, work environment, salary statistics, future outlook for the career, and more.