Evidence-Based Practice Workbook

Author: Paul P. Glasziou,Chris Del Mar,Janet Salisbury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766050

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in: asking clinical questions searching for answers discriminating good from poor information and research using the answers to make clinical decisions. This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.

Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery E-Book

Author: Elizabeth R. Cluett,Rosalind Bluff

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702035181

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Written by authors with clinical and research experience, this book is intended for midwives and student midwives participating in Diploma, Advanced Diploma and first level degree programmes. It aims to increase research awareness and develop the skills of critical appraisal of research evidence that are essential to evidence based practice.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Student Workbook to Accompany Dental Hygiene

Applications to Clinical Practice

Author: Tammy Sanderson,Rachel Henry,Maria Perno Goldie

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803657862

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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The Student Workbook is the ideal companion to the textbook, Dental Hygiene and its multi-media online learning platform, DentalCareDecisions.com! This exceptionally student-friendly learning tool reinforces the textbook, concept by concept, chapter by chapter, helping you to bridge the gap between theory and clinical care. And, like the textbook, it’s designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners and learning styles. Put it work for you as you master must-know concepts and techniques and learn to apply them in your labs and clinical.

Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions - E-pub

Author: Tammy Hoffmann,Sally Bennett,Christopher Del Mar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586081

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions is a contemporary guide to modern evidence-based practice. Fully revised and updated, it continues to keep the focus on the knowledge and skills that clinicians and students really need to make evidence-based informed decisions. It provides a foundation to help you to better ponder what clinical questions to ask, know ways to efficiently find research that answers those questions, know how to decide whether the results of research are believable, important and applicable and use good evidence with patients to provide healthcare as responsibly, effectively and collaboratively as possible. Featuring a multi-discplinary approach with contributions from international and national leaders in evidence-based practice, this new edition now includes 15 health disciplines, including: - Clinical exercise physiology - Optometry - Complementary and alternative medicine - Paramedicine - Human movement (exercise science) - Pharmacy - Medical imaging - Physiotherapy - Medicine - Podiatry - Nursing - Radiation Therapy - Nutrition and dietetics - Speech pathology - Medicine - Occupational Therapy Visit evolve.elsevier.com for your additional resources Instructor resources: Image collection PowerPoint slides Short answer and tutorial questions Clinical Scenarios Test bank Student and instructor resources: Interactive quiz Worksheets Updated and additional content on shared decision making Additional case studies on community pharmacy and optometry Expanded and updated content on evidence implementation New content on diagnostic clinical prediction rules Revised and expanded evolve assets to support teaching and learning

Knowledge Translation in Health Care

Moving from Evidence to Practice

Author: Sharon Straus,Jacqueline Tetroe,Ian D. Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357255

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Health care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care. Providing evidence from health research is necessary but not sufficient for the provision of optimal care and so knowledge translation (KT), the scientific study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-action gap and of the barriers and facilitators inherent in the process, is gaining significance. Knowledge Translation in Health Care explains how to use research findings to improve health care in real life, everyday situations. The authors define and describe knowledge translation, and outline strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy making. The book is full of examples of how knowledge translation models work in closing the gap between evidence and action. Written by a team of authors closely involved in the development of knowledge translation this unique book aims to extend understanding and implementation worldwide. It is an introductory guide to an emerging hot topic in evidence-based care and essential for health policy makers, researchers, managers, clinicians and trainees.

The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook

Author: Donna Dickenson,Richard Huxtable,Michael Parker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521734703

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This edition of a widely praised case-based introduction to bioethics includes an interactive CD-ROM, for reference and group teaching.

Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care

Author: Jennifer Peat,Belinda Barton,Elizabeth Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444300504

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This concise, easy to understand and learner-friendly book invitesthe readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medicalstatistical concepts that are frequently used in health careresearch and evidence-based practice worldwide. Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is touse them, the authors employ real examples and articles from healthscience literature, complete with the complexities that real lifepresents, in an approach that will help bring researchers andclinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy andbetter able to critically read research literature and interpretthe results. A practical hands-on workbook for individual or groupexercises Teaches how to understand statistical methods when readingjournals, and how to use them in clinical research Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-basedresearch Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook isan ideal resource for all health care professionals and students,especially those learning and practising evidence-basedmedicine.

Evidence-based Care for Midwives

Clinical Effectiveness Made Easy

Author: Donna Brayford,Ruth Chambers,Elizabeth Boath,David Rogers

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191475

Category: Medical

Page: 155

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This highly practical book is written specifically for midwives, having been developed from the best-selling Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy, Fourth Edition. Requiring no prior knowledge, it provides a straightforward guide to the topics of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance, avoiding jargon but explaining relevant terms in the context of practical midwifery. The second edition has been completely revised, updated and expanded throughout. It takes midwife readers from the stage of assessing their current position to framing an enquiry, searching for evidence, reviewing published papers, and applying the resulting evidence in practice. It describes implementing clinical governance through the practical application of the various components of a quality midwifery service, with numerous relevant examples. The workbook approach is ideal for students and professional midwives continuing professional development.

Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health

Author: Luciano L'Abate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441913548

Category: Psychology

Page: 1176

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As a primary or an adjunct mental health therapy, written practice exercises have proven an effective, low-cost way for clients to transfer gains made in therapy to the challenges of daily life and relationships. These interactive workbooks expand on earlier self-help and distance writing methods along a continuum of healing approaches, from the proactive and preventive to the therapeutic and rehabilitative. But despite their appeal, large-scale access to high-quality materials hasn’t always been readily available—until now. The Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health gives professionals a library of replicable, evidence-based, clinically robust protocols and workbooks for a broad range of clinical and non-clinical conditions, suitable for individuals, couples, and families. Luciano L’Abate places practice exercises in the context of current mental health and technological advances, offering guidelines for administration, helpful case studies, and caveats for those new to this type of intervention, and features a wealth of complete protocols in these major areas: psychological disorders from the DSM-IV, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and PTSD, couple and family concerns, from intimacy to domestic violence to children’s adjustment to divorce, lifelong learning: assertiveness, emotional competence, social skills, and more, family support skills: preparation for marriage, parenthood, and adoption ́, plus exercises derived from widely-used psychological tests (e.g., the Beck Depression Inventory, the MMPI), behavior lists, and others. Clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, and psychotherapists will find the Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health a therapeutic treasure chest filled with new approaches to intractable issues or unreachable clients, new means of viewing typical problems, even new ways for talk therapy to work with words.

The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook

Case Studies, Commentaries and Activities

Author: Michael Parker,Donna Dickenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521788632

Category: Medical

Page: 359

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This is a case-based introduction designed to examine the ethical questions raised by modern medical practice.

Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice E-Book

Author: Ted A. Lennard,David G Vivian,Stevan DOW Walkowski,Aneesh K. Singla

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737749

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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In the 3rd Edition of Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice, Dr. Ted Lennard helps you offer the most effective care to your patients by taking you through the various approaches to pain relief used in physiatry today. In this completely updated, procedure-focused volume, you’ll find nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques supplemented by a comprehensive online video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com. You’ll also find extensive coverage of injection options for every joint, plus discussions of non-injection-based pain relief options such as neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. Offer your patients today’s most advanced pain relief with nearly a decade worth of new developments and techniques, masterfully presented by respected physiatrist Ted Lennard, MD. Make informed treatment decisions and provide effective relief with comprehensive discussions of all of the injection options for every joint. Apply the latest non-injection-based treatments for pain relief including neuromuscular ultrasound, alternative medicines, and cryotherapy. See how to get the best results with a comprehensive video collection of how-to procedures at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text and images online.

Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams

Author: Jan Dewing,Brendan McCormack,Angie Titchen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676750

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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If you’re looking to develop and improve your nursing,health or social care practice, either individually or as part of ateam, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health andSocial Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection ofactivities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practicedevelopment. Written as a companion volume to the latestedition of the best-selling Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, this new resource grounds practice development inday-to-day nursing and health and social care through accessible,informative learning activities. It also focuses on practicalways in which teams can make their workplace cultures moreeffective and person-centred, and enables practitioners to empowerthemselves to make compassionate care a fundamental part ofeffective health and social care systems. Key features: Offers a full range of resources and tools to support allstages of learning and development towards person-centred practice,including learning activities, templates, posters, tips and hints,information sheets, and checklists. Includes practical advice for teams to involve patients,clients and residents in the transformation of workplace culturesand bringing about sustainable change Perfect for use both by individuals or by those working ingroup settings Presents informative and accessible information throughactivities and key learning points rather than just theory Fully linked to Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, second edition, but can also be used as astand-alone resource Includes access to a companion website featuring even moretools and resources, including: sample Powerpoint presentations,worksheets and reflection tools, questionnaires and checklists,evaluation tools, as well as a bonus chapter on 'Sharing andCelebrating'

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Jennifer R. Gray,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293328

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. "This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015 Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses — such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews — increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book’s relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity

Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical Skills Workbook

Author: Geraldine Rebeiro,Leanne Jack,Natashia Scully,Damian Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581160

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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The Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical skills workbook will support Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3rd edition in 2012 by providing a separate clinical skills workbook, accompanied by a suite of Australian clinical skills videos. The workbook features the nursing skills from the text, accompanied by an overview at the beginning of each skill set and supported by clinical skill competency check lists aligned with the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. The Bondy rating scale has been incorporated to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included at the end of each skill to encourage meaningful learning. A suite of clinical skills videos are available online to support the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class, the videos also provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. The trusted Step-by-Step approach for all skills as used in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition by Crisp, Taylor, Douglas and Rebeiro Competency checklists aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand The Bondy rating scale provides a valuable tool for assessment Accompanied by a suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos via the Evolve platform 11 NEW skills including 8 health assessment skills: Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment Skill 27-6 Mental Health Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment

Nursing Research

Author: Janet Houser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449677444

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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Essential for nursing research courses, Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Second Edition demonstrates how to use research as the basis for successful nursing practice. Fully updated and revised, this reader-friendly new edition provides students with the fundamentals of appraising and utilizing research. Organized around the different types of research in evidence-based practice, it addresses contemporary concerns especially ethical and legal issues. Additionally, it explores both quantitative and qualitative traditions to encourage students to read, use, and participate in the research process. Key Features: • Learning Objectives • Key Terms • Voices from the Field • Gray Matter—key concepts noted in the margins for quick review • Critical Appraisal Exercises—directs readers towards a full length research article • Checklists to evaluate specific research activities and issues • Summary of key concepts • Practical advice for finding research, reading it critically, and strengthening research skills Fully Interactive Online Resources: For students: Companion Website featuring Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Chapter Objectives, Student Quiz, Student Workbook, Documenting EBP Aspects, Appraisal Exercises, and Podcasts For instructors: An Instructor’s Manual featuring PowerPoints, a TestBank, Classroom Discussion Questions, and Classroom Exercises

Professional Development

A Guide for Primary Care

Author: Margareth Attwood,Anthony Curtis,John Pitts,Robin While

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405178493

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Invaluable workbook to help GPs and practice staff meet therequirements of continuing professional development (cpd) General practitioners, like all other health professionals, needto keep up-to-date with the latest developments in medicine andeducation. They also need to respond to changing technology andchanges in the delivery of care. The environment in which GPs workis extremely dynamic but this book helps to keep GPs up-to-datewith these advancements and with their professional skills. The Chief Medical Officer in the UK has recommended that the keyto professional development is a Practice Professional DevelopmentPlan (PPDP) which, in turn, helps set objectives for individualGPs, the Personal Development Plan. This workbook takes the mystery out of professional developmentby explaining how to use existing information to analyse strengthsand weaknesses, priorities and needs, and to develop a plan thatwill improve working life on all levels and leading ultimately toimproved patient care. This book provides tangible methods for how to implement anabstract concept that is being foisted on busy professionals - amust read for every GP in the UK.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics - E-Book

Author: Carl A. Burtis,Edward R. Ashwood,David E. Bruns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455759422

Category: Medical

Page: 2256

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As the definitive reference for clinical chemistry, Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 5th Edition offers the most current and authoritative guidance on selecting, performing, and evaluating results of new and established laboratory tests. Up-to-date encyclopedic coverage details everything you need to know, including: analytical criteria for the medical usefulness of laboratory procedures; new approaches for establishing reference ranges; variables that affect tests and results; the impact of modern analytical tools on lab management and costs; and applications of statistical methods. In addition to updated content throughout, this two-color edition also features a new chapter on hemostasis and the latest advances in molecular diagnostics. Section on Molecular Diagnostics and Genetics contains nine expanded chapters that focus on emerging issues and techniques, written by experts in field, including Y.M. Dennis Lo, Rossa W.K. Chiu, Carl Wittwer, Noriko Kusukawa, Cindy Vnencak-Jones, Thomas Williams, Victor Weedn, Malek Kamoun, Howard Baum, Angela Caliendo, Aaron Bossler, Gwendolyn McMillin, and Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson. Highly-respected author team includes three editors who are well known in the clinical chemistry world. Reference values in the appendix give you one location for comparing and evaluating test results. NEW! Two-color design throughout highlights important features, illustrations, and content for a quick reference. NEW! Chapter on hemostasis provides you with all the information you need to accurately conduct this type of clinical testing. NEW! Six associate editors, Ann Gronowski, W. Greg Miller, Michael Oellerich, Francois Rousseau, Mitchell Scott, and Karl Voelkerding, lend even more expertise and insight to the reference. NEW! Reorganized chapters ensure that only the most current information is included.

Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions

Author: R. Kathryn McHugh,David H. Barlow

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195389050

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Despite the existence of effective and economical psychological interventions for many mental disorders, the adoption of these treatments in service provision settings worldwide has lagged. A major gap persists between the development and identification of such interventions and their availability to the general public. Building upon the multidisciplinary literature on the science of dissemination and implementation, Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions examines state-of-the-art programs to improve access to psychological interventions. Renowned experts describe leading efforts to facilitate the transport of evidence-based treatments, alongside innovative strategies for achieving the goals presented. Analyzing dissemination and implementation programs that range in aims and scope and include both national and local efforts, this book is divided into two parts. Chapters in Part I provide discussion of the history of evidence-based psychological interventions and the need for dissemination and implementation, an overview of the science of dissemination and implementation, and a review of the effectiveness of methods for clinician training. Chapters in Part II describe leading dissemination and implementation programs internationally, including the procedures and practices utilized and data on outcomes. The book concludes with a chapter by the volume's editors that proposes and discusses ten of the most important future directions for the science and practice of dissemination and implementation in mental health care. A crucial challenge in the field today is to translate the successes of treatment development research into the reduction of the public health burden of mental illness on individuals, families, and societies. This pioneering volume will be central to that effort and an essential resource for mental health practitioners and researchers, as well as decision-makers throughout the mental health care system.