This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical "tips" that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.g., using active breathing control, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and electron beam therapy post mastectomy. Individual chapters also focus on radiation setup and verification techniques and radiation treatment planning systems. The book, which is part of the Springer series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, is designed for hands-on use by radiation oncology residents/fellows in training and practicing radiation oncologists.
Designed to be a primer for mental health practitioners desiring to write treatment plans from a reality therapy perspective, Treatment Planning from a Reality Therapy Perspective, by author Michael H. Fulkerson, provides an explanation of how reality therapy treatment planning differs from traditional treatment planning models, which are usually based on the medical model and/or external control psychology.
Fulkerson offers a synopsis of his experience and research using reality therapy as a treatment modality, presents a review of different treatment models and compares them to reality therapy, provides examples of how to write treatment goals and objectives from a public health model rather than from a medical model that are precise and measurable, covers documentation of progress notes, and discusses cases studies.
A helpful resource for professionals wishing to incorporate reality therapy into treatment planning for their clients, this second edition of Treatment Planning from a Reality Therapy Perspective offers treatment plans from a reality therapy perspective that have been field-tested by a clinician who has received numerous successful reviews from health care organizations.
Research on the nature and treatment of schizophrenia has undergone a revival and metamorphosis in the last decade. For a long while, the field had been moribund, weighed down by an unreliable diagnostic system, pessiÂ mism about the possibility of new discoveries, and a dearth of research funds. A number of factors have seemingly coalesced to change this situaÂ tion, with the result that the field is now alive with excitement and optimism. Four factors seem to have played important roles in the resurgence of interest. First, prior to the publication of DSM-III in 1980 there was no reliable diagnostic system for the disorder. Previous definitions were overly general and imprecise. Consequently, the label "schizophrenia" applied to a very heterogeneous group of severely disturhed patients. It was rarely clear whether two investigators had studied comparable samples, making it imÂ possible to determine if (flew findings were generalizahle or if failures to replicate were due to the unreliahility of the results or the fact that the investigators had studied different disorders. DSM-III has not totally reÂ solved this problem, but it has allowed scientists to reliably identify a much more homogeneous group. As a result, it is now possible to integrate the results of different studies, making it much more likely that we can make important advances. The second important factor was the development of new technologies that promised to help uncover the nature and etiology of the disorder.
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