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New Books, June 2017

The following books, which may be of interest to your area of work, are currently available in the HSE South East Library Service. If you can’t make it to the library in person, please phone (056) 7717080 or email us HERE, and we’ll try to arrange for the book to be sent to your work location. If you’re looking for a subject area or topic not covered in the list below, please email us HERE for assistance.

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship/ Garry L. Landreth

Description: Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship is the newest incarnation of Garry Landreth’s comprehensive text on creating therapeutic relationships with children through play. It details the Child-Centered Play Therapy model, which stresses the importance of understanding the child’s world and perspective. This approach facilitates the play therapy process while allowing therapist and client to fully connect. Professors who have taught a course based on the previous edition will be pleased to find the core message intact, but updated with a significant body of recent research. Expanded to cover additional topics of interest, the new edition includes: a full chapter on current research in play therapy new sections on supervising play therapists, legal and ethical issues and multicultural concerns 30 new photographs that show the author demonstrating techniques in-session practical tips for working with parents instructions on play room set-up and materials online instructor resources. The Third Edition will feel both familiar and fresh to educators and trainers who have relied on Landreth’s text for years. The guidelines, transcripts, and case examples offered help therapists govern sensitive issues at every stage of the therapeutic process, from the first meeting to the end of the relationship.

Weight Management: A Practitioner’s Guide/ Dympna Pearson , Clare Grace

Description: An increasingly wide range of patients of different age, ethnicity and social background often combined with other clinical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis now find themselves battling against obesity and many health professionals become frustrated, feeling ill-equipped to handle each unique case with the one-size-fits-all approach offered by the “eat less, exercise more” mantra. Weight Management: A Practitioner s Guide explains how effective evidence-based programmes structured in a manner addressing the key components of diet and physical activity integrated with a behavioural approach could offer the solution to the obesity epidemic. This exciting new book from renowned experts Dympna Pearson and Clare Grace provides practitioners and those studying to become practitioners and public health professionals with a much needed modern guide that clearly presents the latest evidence underpinning treatments and uses a step-wise approach to implementing programmes and building skills and confidence. Written with the express needs of practitioners and related health professionals at its core, this book will be a ready reference for those working in both acute and community settings throughout the different and demanding stages of the weight management process. A practical guide to tackling weight management Covers diet, exercise and behavioural therapy Written for health professionals, by health professionals Includes advice on continuity of care and handling group programmes

Managing Long-Term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care: A Guide to Good Practice/ Judith Carrier

Description: Effective management of long-term conditions is an essential part of contemporary nursing policy and practice. Systematic and evidence-based care which takes account of the expert patient and reduces unnecessary hospital admissions is vital to support those with long-term conditions/chronic diseases and those who care for them. Reflecting recent changes in treatment, the nurse’s role and the patient journey and including additional content on rehabilitation, palliative care, and non-medical prescribing, this fully updated new edition highlights the key issues in managing long-term conditions. It provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses and allied health professionals in the primary care environment and covers: – the physical and psychosocial impact of long-term conditions – effective case management – self-management and the expert patient – behavioural change strategies and motivational counselling – telehealth and information technology – nutritional and medication management. Packed with helpful, clearly written information, Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care includes case studies, fact boxes and pointers for practice. It is ideal reading for pre- and post-registration nursing students taking modules on long-term conditions, and will be a valuable companion for pre-registration students on community placements.

The Psychology of Babies: How Relationships Support Development from Birth to Two/ Lynne Murray

Description: An instructive and accessible account of the psychological development of children aged 0-2 years and how it can be supported by social relationships. The first two years are critical in a child’s development, influencing what happens in later childhood and even adulthood. Yet how best to support that early development is not always easy to grasp. Now help is at hand with this expert guide on the care of children through these essential years. Based on the latest research, with its wealth of picture sequences and clear explanations, this book shows how the development of young children’s social understanding, attachments, self-control and intelligence can be supported through their relationships.

The Inner Camino: A Path of Awakening/ Sara Hollwey, Jill Brierley

Description: Are you looking to make real and lasting change in your life? The Inner Camino offers a reliable method to support such change effortlessly, even when we feel imprisoned in situations that appear intransigent or hopeless. With easy to follow maps and a compass to re-orientate the reader in the direction of their true purpose in life the Inner Camino guides the reader on an inner pilgrimage. Along the path the reader learns to dream into hitherto undreamt visions for our world and ourselves. This guidebook is practical, unsentimental and packed with immediately applicable insights towards clearly identified and easily accessible goals. The Inner Camino takes the reader on a heroic journey of awakening within. It initiates an extraordinary expedition, both deep into our own psychology, and to the heights of our numinous potential, our mystical capacities. Between these two differing terrains, the Inner Camino follows the way-marks through our most creative source of wisdom, our Intuitive Consciousness.

Clinical Query Worksheet

We’ve created a Clinical Query Worksheet – available in the Helpsheets, Tutorials, Documents panel opposite – which should be of assistance to you in: 1. formulating an answerable clinical question; and 2. tracking down best evidence. 

Our worksheet includes: roughwork space to construct a ‘PICO’ for your search; space to categorize your question type; a summary of the ‘Pyramid of Evidence’ and tips on where/how to source the various levels of evidence; links to and a summary toolkit from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) website.

For further information or assistance, please contact your local HSE South East library.

Clinical Queries Service

The Clinical Queries service is based on the first two steps of the University of Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) method: EBP Step 1 – Formulate an Answerable Question; EBP Step 2 – Track Down the Best Evidence.

How does it work? Firstly, send us your question by completing a simple online form at the Clinical Queries tab above. Alternatively, phone (056) 7784174 to let us know the details of your question, or email the library at The library will assign your query to one of the following question types: Intervention; Aetiology/Risk Factors; Diagnosis; Prognosis/Prediction; Frequency/Rate; Phenomena. We’ll analyse your query according to the “PICO” algorithm: Population/Problem; Intervention/Indicator; Comparator/Control; Outcome. We’ll conduct a detailed subject search on the most relevant primary database: MEDLINE for medical questions; CINAHL for questions related to nursing or allied health; PSYCINFO for questions related to mental health. We’ll conduct a secondary keyword search of other resources such as Cochrane, UpToDate, MD Consult, guidelines, etc., as appropriate. Finally, the library will collate a selection of relevant results and return to you with details of the search strategy used and resources searched.
To log a search with the service, go to the Clinical Queries tab above, phone (056) 7784174 or email us at Questions will be allocated to library staff in the order they are received; however, precedence will be given to questions directly related to patient care.

Disclaimer: it is not the intention of the Clinical Queries service to provide authoritative medical advice or practice guidelines, but to make available information that may assist in understanding clinical questions and/or contribute to evidence-based patient care. When using the Clinical Queries service, please remember that: search results provided may not constitute all that is available on a given subject or question; the inclusion of particular search results does not imply approval or recommendation by the library service; the library service does not provide medical advice or interpretation of information.

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