home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Book Highlight: Self-Management in Chronic Illness : Principles, Practice, and Empowerment Strategies for Better Health

New Book Highlight: Self-Management in Chronic Illness : Principles, Practice, and Empowerment Strategies for Better Health

We’ve recently added Self-management in chronic illness : principles, practice, and empowerment strategies for better health to our online collection, written by MU’s own Dr. Laura Schopp, recently retired faculty in the Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions.

This book, consisting of three parts, provides insights into the aspects of self-management as it relates to its definition and application. It highlights how self-management can be applied to various long-term health conditions, for different populations or target groups and in different contexts. The text provides an overview of self-management and the rationale for its applications by illustrating its use in specific clinical conditions and in different sub-populations and target groups.

Academics can use the book as a textbook when teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students about self-management as a technique to facilitate community reintegration for individuals living with long-term conditions. It can also be used by clinicians to enhance their management of individuals with long-term conditions. Furthermore, researchers can use the text to expand and support their research in this area.

You can access the book online.

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New Ebooks at the Heath Sciences Library

Below are a few of the books we’ve recently to our online collection.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

Physical therapy clinical handbook for PTAsPhysical therapy clinical handbook for PTAs 

Physical Therapy Clinical Handbook for PTAs, Fourth Edition is a concise clinical guide designed specifically to help physical therapist assistant students and practitioners easily obtain helpful evidence-based information.

Diabetes Digital Health and Telehealth

Diabetes Digital Health and Telehealth explains, from technologic, economic and sociologic standpoints how digital health and telehealth have come to dominate the management of diabetes. The book also includes information on improved telemedicine tools and platforms for communicating with patients, reviewing medical records, and interpreting data from wearable devices. In addition, evolving wearable sensors such as continuous glucose monitors, closed loop automated insulin delivery systems, cuffless blood pressure monitors, exercise monitors and smart insulin pens are covered.

 

Holistic Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd EditionHolistic nursing : scope and standards of practice 

Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition covers the full extent of holistic nursing practice needs in any setting or role and at any level of influence and authority. This specialty’s core accountabilities illustrate that depth and breadth of practice: Safety, quality, and risk management Patient and population health advocacy Clinical care delivery and optimal patient outcomes Healthy work environments Strategic, financial, and human resource management Legal and regulatory compliance Networking, partnering, and collaborating Accountability/advocacy for their employees The publication also addresses 17 updated national standards, which offer a framework for evaluating practice outcomes and goals, as well as for what is expected of all gerontology nurses, and its scope of practice specifies the who, what, where, when, why, and how of their practice.

Neurology of vision and visual disordersNeurology of vision and visual disorders 

Neurology of Vision and Visual Disorders, Volume 178 in the Handbooks of Neurology series provides comprehensive summaries of recent research on the brain and nervous system. This volume reviews alterations in vision that stem from the retina to the cortex. Coverage includes content on vision and driving derived from the large amount of time devoted in clinics to determining who is safe to drive, along with research on the interplay between visual loss, attention and strategic compensations that may determine driving suitability.

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home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Ebook Highlight: Indigenous Public Health: Improvement Through Community-Engaged Interventions

New Ebook Highlight: Indigenous Public Health: Improvement Through Community-Engaged Interventions

We’ve recently added Indigenous Public Health: Improvement Through Community-Engaged Interventions to our online collection.

Income, education, job security, food and housing, and gender and race are all examples of the social determinants of health. These factors influence the health and well-being of patients, as well as how they interact with health care providers and receive health care, and unfortunately, certain biases can become a barrier to maintaining good health in some communities. Indigenous groups in North America and US-associated Pacific jurisdictions have been subjected to occupation and forced relocation, mandated boarding schools, and other attempts by state and federal governments to eliminate their cultural strengths and resources.

Indigenous Public Health illustrates how successful community engagement strategies, programs, and resources within Indigenous communities have resulted in diverse, successful public health programs, and helped community members overcome barriers to health. Editors Linda Burhansstipanov and Kathryn L. Braun explore the problems that impact engagement efforts, discuss public health topics, acknowledge and honor the strengths of different communities, and emphasize that collaboration and the sharing of resources can only improve lives.

You can access the book online.

home Resources and Services New Book Highlight: Pandora’s Jar – Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes

New Book Highlight: Pandora’s Jar – Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes

We’ve added Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths to our collection.

Perhaps best known for her fictional novel A Thousand Ships, which was a national bestseller, Natalie Haynes has also written and recorded seven series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for the BBC, amongst other books and articles.  Everyone is encouraged to read A Thousand Ships, which is a fantastic retelling of the story of the Trojan War from the point of view of the women involved, including those often forgotten by other writings, but her newest nonfiction book is another must-read.

Natalie Haynes, described as a “broadcaster, writer, and passionate classicist,” by her publisher, has published a new nonfiction book about the Greek myths.  Most people have heard the classic tales of Heracles/Hercules, Zeus, and Achilles, fewer know the stories of Clytemnestra, Jocasta, Antigone, Medea, and even Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena.  The simple reason is that most of the books written about these tales come from stories first told thousands of years ago, which focused on the male heroes in the stories, bypassing the powerful women who are also part of the mythos.  Haynes tries to correct this in her fictional novel A Thousand Ships about the Trojan War, but now broadens her reach beyond that saga, including four total: the Trojan War, the Royal House of Thebes, Jason and the Argonauts, and Heracles, but gives the women of these myths a powerful voice so the reader can learn about all the people involved.  Often overlooked, this feminist retelling is an important discussion (and correction) about women in classical myths, whose stories are just as interesting as the “heroes” of these sagas.

This book is a refreshing take for anyone who has learned about Greek mythology in school, read the books, and seen the movies, and wants a new look at the same tales.  Described as a comedian as well as a writer, Natalie Haynes’s work is a fun read, interesting to even those who shy away from nonfiction.

Recommendations for other books and movies about Greek mythology:

Books: Circe by Madeline Miller ; Mythos: the Greek Myths Reimagined by Stephen Fry ; The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller  ; The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, book 1) for YA fans ; Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (for graphic novel fans)

Movies: Clash of the Titans (the original); Jason and the ArgonautsWonder WomanTroy

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Book Highlight: Clinical Practice to Academia- A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty

New Book Highlight: Clinical Practice to Academia- A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty

We’ve recently added Clinical Practice to Academia: A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty to our online collection.

Designed to assist health professionals with the transition from a clinical role to a faculty role, Clinical Practice to Academia: A Guide for New and Aspiring Health Professions Faculty provides a comprehensive overview of higher education for new and aspiring faculty across health professions including occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, nursing, speech-language pathology, clinical and diagnostic sciences, and pharmacy.

This practical guide explores the complexities of the faculty role and includes specific strategies related to teaching and learning in the health professions. Written by Dr. Crystal A. Gateley, Clinical Practice to Academia includes an overview of the issues most impacting academics today. Chapters are placed within the context of current health care and higher education settings. Conceptual foundations of teaching and learning are reviewed, and specific strategies for classroom instruction are provided. The text also includes suggestions for ongoing professional development through the first few years and beyond

You can access the book online.

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Book Highlight: Operative Techniques in Surgery

New Book Highlight: Operative Techniques in Surgery

We’ve recently added Operative Techniques in Surgery to our online collection.

Operative Techniques in Surgery is a new comprehensive, 2-volume surgical atlas that helps you master a full range of general surgical procedures. Ideal for residents as well as experienced surgeons, it guides you step-by-step through each technique using concise, bulleted text, full-color illustrations, and intraoperative photographs to clarify exactly what to look for and how to proceed.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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New Book Highlight: The DNP Project Workbook

If you are pursuing your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or interested in learning a bit more about the DNP project process, this new book may be for you.

The DNP Project Workbook: A Step-by-Step Process for Success provides sequential, guided activities designed to jump-start and project students forward through the DNP Project process.

By incorporating active learning activities into project development, the workbook delivers a proven method for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining the DNP Project.

It fosters critical thinking and innovation, while also providing a means for faculty to measure and document the progress of project milestones.

The DNP Project Workbook offers more than 100 activities that address all facets of the DNP Project, including the identification, investigation, and framing of problems; project team assembly; research; methodology; implementation; and dissemination. This resource also includes examples of a variety of DNP Projects to demonstrate the successful integration of all elements.

You can access this book online.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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New Books at the Health Sciences Library

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.