Bayley 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation

Bayley 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Glen P. Aylward
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-02-08
ISBN 10: 0128177551
ISBN 13: 9780128177556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayley 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Review:

Bayley 4 Clinical Use and Interpretation provides clinicians with a guide for use, administration, scoring and interpretation of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Fourth Edition. The book begins with why and how the Bayley 4 was revised. Separate chapters discuss the clinical use and interpretation of the cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional and adaptive scales, each with illustrative clinical cases. Recommendations are provided to aid clinicians in the efficiency of test administration, as well as how to interpret and integrate results within a diagnostic assessment format and in planning intervention. The clinical validity of the Bayley 4 is demonstrated for eight clinical groups. There is an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the Bayley 4 ASD Checklist, accommodations, and red flags indicative of abnormality. Additional chapters discuss digital administration and how to present feedback to caregivers. Summarizes what is new and different in the Bayley 4 Guides clinicians in use, administration, scoring, and interpretation Identifies the clinical validity of Bayley 4 for eight clinical groups Suggests how to integrate results into assessment and intervention Includes use for autism assessment and an ASD checklist Provides case studies on typical and atypical development

Bayley III Clinical Use and Interpretation

Bayley III Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Lawrence G. Weiss,Thomas Oakland,Glen P. Aylward
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN 10: 9780080921075
ISBN 13: 0080921078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayley III Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Review:

One of the most widely used assessments of infants and toddlers, the BAYLEY-III measures the major areas of development including cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning. This book provides an introduction into use of the BAYLEY-III in each of these five areas. For each of these areas, individual chapters cover the relevant test content, administration, scoring, interpretation, strengths / concerns, and uses in clinical populations. Each chapter also includes a real life case study demonstrating typical performance of a child with delays one of the five areas of development. The book concludes with a special chapter on procedures for brief neurodevelopmental screening of infants in pediatric settings. Covering all major areas of development, the book is informative for a wide range of professionals who use the BAYLEY-III to evaluate development of infants and toddlers from multiple perspectives including psychology, speech and language, and occupational/physical therapy. Provides an overview of the theoretical background and structure of BAYLEY-III written by the lead Research Director Introduces practitioners to the test content in each of the five major areas of child development covered by the BAYLEY-III: cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning Readers will learn how to competently administer, score, and interpret each of the five scales in the BAYLEY-III Explains the strengths and limitations of the test in each of the five areas it measures Instructs readers on uses of the test in specific clinical populations Includes five case studies showing typical patterns of children delayed in one of the five areas of development Concludes with a special chapter on neurodevelopmental screening procedures in pediatric settings

Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development

Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development
Author: Nancy Bayley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780154027269
ISBN 13: 015402726X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WAIS IV Clinical Use and Interpretation

WAIS IV Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Lawrence G. Weiss,Donald H. Saklofske,Diane Coalson,Susan Engi Raiford
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 9780080963211
ISBN 13: 0080963218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WAIS IV Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Review:

Published in August of 2008, WAIS–IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure. The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test. The second section of the book focuses on WAIS–IV use and interpretation with special clinical applications and populations, including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have exclusive access to proprietary WAIS–IV data to run advanced analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the WAIS-IV manual. Provides practical advice on scoring and administration Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II

WISC IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation

WISC IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation
Author: Lawrence G. Weiss,Donald H. Saklofske,Aurelio Prifitera,James A. Holdnack
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-05-18
ISBN 10: 0080466117
ISBN 13: 9780080466118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation Book Review:

For both experienced psychologists and graduate students, WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation moves quickly through the essentials of WISC-IV interpretation and onto an insightful analysis of the major cognitive domains assessed by WISC-IV. It is the intention of the editors to raise the standard of practice from a simplistic 'test-label-place' model to a clinical model of assessing to understand and intervene. In the first chapter, the reader is presented with a comprehensive array of societal and home environment factors for which there is empirical evidence indicating their impact on the development of children’s cognitive abilities, and ultimately their scores on intelligence tests. Subsequent chapters address issues related to the assessment of cognitive abilities that compose 'g', with special emphasis on the clinical correlates of working memory and processing speed from both neuropsychological and cognitive information processing perspectives. Each new chapter builds on material presented in previous chapters and progresses the reader purposefully through deeper levels of understanding of WISC-IV and cognitive assessment in general. Two chapters explicate the processing approach to interpretation that is the corner stone of the WISC-IV Integrated. A further chapter addresses the interpretation of WISC-IV findings within the context of other instruments as part of a full psychological evaluation. The final chapter provides an extensive case example of how to write psychological evaluation reports from a child-centered rather than a score-centered perspective that can have transforming impact on parents and teachers approach to the child. Overall, these four authors are the architects of a masterful new book on advanced WISC-IV interpretation from a clinical perspective, Together with the complimentary book, WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition these books provide the complete spectrum of information needed by all psychologists who use the WISC-IV in clinical practice. The Wechsler scale is the most widely used assessment of children's intelligence Authored by assessment experts including Harcourt Assessment staff with exclusive data on the WISC-IV Discusses interpretation of 4 index scores of WISC-IV Examines the WISC-IV in relation to other frequently used psychological tests Describes the importance of the WISC-IV integrated in clinical assessment Predicts scholastic achievement based on WISC-IV subtest scores Discusses modification of score interpretation based on culture, SES, & other contextual factors

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation
Author: Lawrence G. Weiss,Donald H. Saklofske,James A. Holdnack,Aurelio Prifitera
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 0124051855
ISBN 13: 9780124051850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation Book Review:

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale is the most widely used intelligence test for children worldwide. WISC-V introduces new subtests, composite scores, process scores, error scores, and scaled scores as a more complex and accurate means of assessing cognitive abilities. WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation provides practical information for clinicians on selection of subtest measures, administration, and interpretation. New subtests are described along with tips for accurate administration and scoring. Full Scale IQ is identified as important for predicting relevant behaviors, and primary index scores for characterizing the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Classroom indicators of low scores on each of these abilities are identified, with suggested interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers. Coverage includes ethnic differences for the Full Scale IQ and each primary index score, along with evidence of the profound influence of parental attitudes and expectations. Several other societal and contextual factors relevant to understanding racial/ethnic differences are presented. Two chapters review use of the WISC-V for identifying learning disabilities, testing of individuals with dyslexia, and best-practice recommendations to ensure accurate diagnosis and intervention. Concluding chapters describe advances in the Q-interactive system platform allowing administration of the WISC-V on iPads and other tablets and how clinicians can tailor assessment using select WISC-V subtests and features. Authored by the creators of the WISC-V Describes the new subtests, revised test structure, and test extensions Advises clinicians on test selection and custom tailoring of assessment measures Provides best practice recommendations for accurate administration and scoring Addresses electronic administration via tablets and comparison to print scores Reviews social/contextual factors for understanding racial/ethnic differences Translates scores to predict behaviors and identify child strengths and weaknesses Suggests interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers

Culture and Children s Intelligence

Culture and Children s Intelligence
Author: James Georgas,Lawrence G. Weiss,Fons J.R. van de Vijver,Donald H. Saklofske
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-06-13
ISBN 10: 9780122800559
ISBN 13: 0122800559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Children s Intelligence Book Review:

This book provides a unique cross-cultural perspective of the WISC-III. From construction, translation and adaptation in different cultures, to analysis of its structure and function as a concept, to its clinical use with different ethnic groups, Culture and Children's Intelligence provides clinician's the tools they need when using the WISC-III. The focus of this reference work is on children's intelligence as measured by the WISC-III in different cultures and its use in these cultures (USA, UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Greece). It also discusses the interpretation of the results of the WISC-III in terms of cultural and ethnic factors. Leading experts discuss the clinical use of the WISC-III as it relates to culture and children Provides methods to clinicians and school psychologists to aid in understanding and interpreting results Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers

Practitioner s Guide to Developmental and Psychological Testing

Practitioner s Guide to Developmental and Psychological Testing
Author: Glen P. Aylward
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1489912053
ISBN 13: 9781489912053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practitioner s Guide to Developmental and Psychological Testing Book Review:

The practice of primary health care has expanded beyond the "traditional" medical model. Primary-care physicians and allied professionals are called upon more frequently to address parental concerns about develop mental delays, poor school performance, or behavioral problems. As a result, pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric nurses, social workers, and speecManguage specialists are faced with the issue of developmental and psychological testing. The degree of the clinician's involvement in testing varies from interpretation of reports to performing screening or assessments. In many cases, the primary health care professional assumes the role of case manager. Unfortunately, cooperation between disciplines often has been lim ited because of poor communication, particularly in regard to develop mental and psychological testing, where acronyms, statistics, and jargon abound. Even professionals from mental health disciplines such as child psychiatrists or psychiatric social workers sometimes are overwhelmed. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to provide the clinician with practical information regarding developmental and psychological testing, thereby making the health care professional an "educated consumer. " This text does not simply describe how psychologists perform testing; rather, it provides information to help clinicians understand what the tests con tain, what their strengths and limitations are, and how they can be incorporated into practice.

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Aurelio Prifitera,Donald H. Saklofske,Lawrence G. Weiss
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 0080521738
ISBN 13: 9780080521732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Review:

WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation provides comprehensive information on using and interpreting the WISC-IV for clinical assessment and diagnosis. With chapters authored by recognized experts in intelligence research, test development, and assessment, this will be a valuable resource to anyone using the WISC-IV in practice. This information is available nowhere else and is a unique opportunity to understand the WISC-IV from the perspective of those who know it best. Most relevant to practitioners is the applied focus and interpretation of the WISC-IV in psychological and psychoeducational assessment. Divided into two sections, Section I discusses general advances in the assessment of children's intelligence, and how the WISC-IV differs from the WISC-III. Also discussed are the clinical considerations of this test, including the meaning of the FSIQ and four Index scores and how the WISC-IV relates to other assessment measures, including the WISC-IV Integrated. Section II discusses the use of WISC-IV with exceptional children, including those with learning disabilities, giftedness, mental retardation, hearing impairment, ADHD, neuropsychological injury, and/or cultural and ethnic differences. * Written by leading experts * Provides a comprehensive description of the WISC-IV from research to clinical practice * Discusses WISC-IV use with exceptional children including LD, AD/HD, Gifted, Mental Retardation, Language Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Head/Brain Injury, and Cultural and Ethnically Different Children * Outlines integrated models of assessment of assessment that include the WISC-IV * Provides case studies illustrating WISC-IV clinical use * Contains additional validity data on WISC-IV not available elsewhere * Practical and directly relevant to practitioners who use the WISC-IV

Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other Kaufman Measures

Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other Kaufman Measures
Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Debra Y. Broadbooks,Alan S. Kaufman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2000-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780471383178
ISBN 13: 0471383171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other Kaufman Measures Book Review:

* Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, andreporting * Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls * Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the Kaufman assessment tests The seven Kaufman measures include the Kaufman Adolescent and AdultIntelligence Test (KAIT); Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children(K-ABC); Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT); KaufmanFunctional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST); Kaufman ShortNeuropsychological Assessment Procedure (K-SNAP); Early ScreeningProfiles (ESP); and Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and LanguageSkills (K-SEALS). In order to use them properly, professionals needauthoritative advice and guidance on how to administer, score, andinterpret these tests. Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAITand Other Kaufman Measures is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthpractitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other KaufmanMeasures includes vital information about each of the seven Kaufmantests, including information on how to integrate the measures andrecommendations of related readings. In addition to step-by-stepguidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation, theauthors provide their expert assessment of the tests' relativestrengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinicalapplications, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development-IIAssessment Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Essentials of Rorschach Assessment Essentials of Career Interest Assessment Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation
Author: Lawrence G. Weiss,Donald H. Saklofske,James A. Holdnack,Aurelio Prifitera
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 0128157453
ISBN 13: 9780128157459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC V Assessment and Interpretation Book Review:

WISC-V: Clinical Use and Interpretation, Second Edition provides practical information for clinicians on the selection of subtest measures, along with their proper administration and interpretation. Full Scale IQ is identified as important for predicting relevant behaviors and primary index scores for characterizing the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Classroom indicators of low scores on each of these abilities are identified, with suggested interventions, accommodations and instructional strategies for low scorers. Coverage includes ethnic differences for the Full Scale IQ and each primary index score, along with evidence of the profound influence of parental attitudes and expectations. Several other societal and contextual factors relevant to understanding racial/ethnic differences are presented. Two chapters review use of the WISC-V for identifying learning disabilities, testing of individuals with dyslexia, and best-practice recommendations to ensure accurate diagnosis and intervention. Concluding chapters describe advances in the Q-interactive system platform allowing administration of the WISC-V on iPads and other tablets, and how clinicians can tailor assessment using select WISC-V subtests and features. Authored by the creators of the WISC-V Describes the new subtests, revised test structure and test extensions Advises clinicians on test selection Provides test result interpretation Discusses clinical applications of test use

Elegy for Iris

Elegy for Iris
Author: John Bayley
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 1466854243
ISBN 13: 9781466854246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elegy for Iris Book Review:

"I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown and mysterious world, about which she will reveal nothing." So John Bayley describes his life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, one of the greatest contemporary writers in the English-speaking world, revered for her works of philosophy and beloved for her incandescent novels. In Elegy for Iris, Bayley attempts to uncover the real Iris, whose mysterious world took on darker shades as she descended into Alzheimer's disease. Elegy for Iris is a luminous memoir about the beauty of youth and aging, and a celebration of a brilliant life and an undying love.

Shakespeare and Tragedy

Shakespeare and Tragedy
Author: John Bayley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 1000350444
ISBN 13: 9781000350449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Tragedy Book Review:

Every generation develops its own approach to tragedy, attitudes successively influenced by such classic works as A. C. Bradley’s Shakespearean Tragedy and the studies in interpretation by G. Wilson Knight. A comprehensive new book on the subject by an author of the same calibre was long overdue. In his book, originally published in 1981, John Bayley discusses the Roman plays, Troilus and Cressida and Timon of Athens as well as the four major tragedies. He shows how Shakespeare’s most successful tragic effects hinge on an opposition between the discourses of character and form, role and context. For example, in Lear the dramatis personae act in the dramatic world of tragedy which demands universality and high rhetoric of them. Yet they are human and have their being in the prosaic world of domesticity and plain speaking. The inevitable intrusion of the human world into the world of tragedy creates the play’s powerful off-key effects. Similarly, the existential crisis in Macbeth can be understood in terms of the tension between accomplished action and the free-ranging domain of consciousness. What is the relation between being and acting? How does an audience become intimate with a protagonist who is alienated from his own play? What did Shakespeare add to the form and traditions of tragedy? Do his masterpieces in the genre disturb and transform it in unexpected ways? These are the issues raised by this lucid and imaginative study. Professor Bayley’s highly original rethinking of the problems will be a challenge to the Shakespearean scholar as well as an illumination to the general reader.

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment
Author: Maureen M Black,Maureen M. Black,Kathleen Matula
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048556743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment Book Review:

This is the first and only book to provide mental health professionals and students with state-of-the-art interpretive, scoring, and administrative guidelines for the Bayley Scales. These scales measure the mental, motor, and behavioral development of infants, and assess children (1-42 months) with unusual developmental delays.

Essentials of Cross Battery Assessment

Essentials of Cross Battery Assessment
Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Samuel O. Ortiz,Vincent C. Alfonso
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-03-06
ISBN 10: 1118234561
ISBN 13: 9781118234563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Cross Battery Assessment Book Review:

The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to as the XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology

Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology
Author: Glen P. Aylward
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 1461559278
ISBN 13: 9781461559276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology Book Review:

Clinical neuropsychology for infants and young children is an emerging field that contains as much promise as it does perplexing practical and theoretical questions. Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology is a groundbreaking study that provides an assessment framework and diagnostic clues for clinicians and researchers, as well as the first documentation and description of this new field for students. The clearly written text translates neuroanatomic issues into clinical applications for professionals charged with making neuropsychological assessments of infants and young children.

Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children

Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Clinical Research Involving Children
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2004-07-09
ISBN 10: 9780309133388
ISBN 13: 0309133386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children Book Review:

In recent decades, advances in biomedical research have helped save or lengthen the lives of children around the world. With improved therapies, child and adolescent mortality rates have decreased significantly in the last half century. Despite these advances, pediatricians and others argue that children have not shared equally with adults in biomedical advances. Even though we want children to benefit from the dramatic and accelerating rate of progress in medical care that has been fueled by scientific research, we do not want to place children at risk of being harmed by participating in clinical studies. Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research Involving Children considers the necessities and challenges of this type of research and reviews the ethical and legal standards for conducting it. It also considers problems with the interpretation and application of these standards and conduct, concluding that while children should not be excluded from potentially beneficial clinical studies, some research that is ethically permissible for adults is not acceptable for children, who usually do not have the legal capacity or maturity to make informed decisions about research participation. The book looks at the need for appropriate pediatric expertise at all stages of the design, review, and conduct of a research project to effectively implement policies to protect children. It argues persuasively that a robust system for protecting human research participants in general is a necessary foundation for protecting child research participants in particular.

Orthogeriatrics

Orthogeriatrics
Author: Paolo Falaschi,David R. Marsh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 3319432494
ISBN 13: 9783319432496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthogeriatrics Book Review:

This book focuses on orthogeriatrics, a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date. As active members of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), the editors and most of the authors of this book have gathered all essential expertise on hip fracture management in a single volume. The 14 chapters provide a complete overview of how to approach fractures in elderly patients, starting with the epidemiology of hip fractures and subsequently addressing osteoporosis, surgery, anesthesia, medical management of frailty, and peri-operative complications. Attention is also given to rehabilitation and nursing, as well as to the psychological evaluation of the patient and the caregivers, thus emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Thanks to its clinical and practice-oriented nature, the book will especially be of interest to residents and young geriatricians, as well as orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses dealing with elderly fracture patients in all parts of the world.

The Land of Open Graves

The Land of Open Graves
Author: Jason De Leon
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN 10: 0520958683
ISBN 13: 9780520958685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Open Graves Book Review:

In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death. For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In harrowing detail, De León chronicles the journeys of people who have made dozens of attempts to cross the border and uncovers the stories of the objects and bodies left behind in the desert. The Land of Open Graves will spark debate and controversy.

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 0804149674
ISBN 13: 9780804149679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If Beale Street Could Talk Book Review:

In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. "A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.