The Practitioner's Guide to the PCT

Author: Jay A. Erstling,Samson Helfgott,T. David Reed

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627220149

Category: Law

Page: 278

View: 468


The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is the heart of the international patent system and should be considered in every applicant's patent filing strategy. This book demystifies the PCT, helping practitioners employ the system to their client's advantage. Beginning with a clear explanation of the PCT's framework, the book's in-depth chapters equip applicants with the tools necessary to effectively use this global, treaty-based system. It covers all aspects of the PCT, from its requirements and procedures to practice-focused strategies and recommendations for a PCT application.

A Practitioner's Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Author: Raymond A. DiGiuseppe,Kristene A. Doyle,Windy Dryden,Wouter Backx

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199908184

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 5866


Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This model is based on the work of Albert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on the field of psychotherapy over his 50 years of practice and scholarly writing. Designed for both therapists-in-training and seasoned professionals, this practical treatment manual and guide introduces the basic principles of rational-emotive behavior therapy, explains general therapeutic strategies, and offers many illustrative dialogues between therapist and patient. The volume breaks down each stage of therapy to present the exact procedures and skills therapists need, and numerous case studies illustrate how to use these skills. The authors describe both technical and specific strategic interventions, and they stress taking an integrative approach. The importance of building a therapeutic alliance and the use of cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves as the unifying theme of the approach. Intervention models are presented for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personality disorders, and addictions. Psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, and students and trainees in these areas will find this book useful in learning to apply rational-emotive behavior therapy in practice.

The GPVTS Guide to Success

Author: Lucy Blunt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191621129

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 377


This invaluable guide to the GPVTS supports trainees from the process of application, through to qualification and beyond. Written by a recently qualified general practitioner, it combines a frank and friendly approach with a wealth of insider knowledge to guide the trainee through each stage of the training process. It not only features real-life case studies from those in training or who have recently completed training but also gives handy hints and tips on how to avoid some of the common trainee pitfalls. This first hand account aims to guide trainees through all the highs and lows of training and practising as a GP plus everything inbetween.

A Practitioner's Guide to Stochastic Frontier Analysis Using Stata

Author: Subal C. Kumbhakar,Hung-Jen Wang,Alan P. Horncastle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1532


A Practitioner's Guide to Stochastic Frontier Analysis Using Stata provides practitioners in academia and industry with a step-by-step guide on how to conduct efficiency analysis using the stochastic frontier approach. The authors explain in detail how to estimate production, cost, and profit efficiency and introduce the basic theory of each model in an accessible way, using empirical examples that demonstrate the interpretation and application of models. This book also provides computer code, allowing users to apply the models in their own work, and incorporates the most recent stochastic frontier models developed in academic literature. Such recent developments include models of heteroscedasticity and exogenous determinants of inefficiency, scaling models, panel models with time-varying inefficiency, growth models, and panel models that separate firm effects and persistent and transient inefficiency. Immensely helpful to applied researchers, this book bridges the chasm between theory and practice, expanding the range of applications in which production frontier analysis may be implemented.

The New NHS

A Guide

Author: Alison Talbot-Smith,Allyson M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134334494

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3526


Dr Alison Talbot-Smith, an experienced doctor and researcher, and Professor Allyson M. Pollock, one of the UKs leading authorities on the NHS, give a lucid and incisive account of the new NHS – which has emerged from a far-reaching programme of market-oriented changes. Providing an authoritative and accessible overview of the new NHS, the book describes: the structures and functions of the new organizations in each of the devolved countries the funding of NHS services, education, training and research and resource allocation the regulation of the new NHS systems and workforce the relationships between the NHS, the Department of Health, local authorities and regulatory bodies, and between the NHS and the private sector the future implications of current policies. This is an indispensable resource for those working in healthcare today as clinicians, academics, researchers and managers. It will also be essential reading for academics, students, and researchers in related fields, as well as the general public.

European Patent Law

Law and Procedure Under the EPC and PCT

Author: Ian Muir,Matthias Brandi-Dohrn,Stephan Gruber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199254279

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 905


This text provides an analysis of European patent law and procedure (including practice under the PCT) and examines the provisions and case-law of the European Patent Convention, the Patent Law Treaty, and Community Patent.

CPD for Non-Medical Prescribers

A Practical Guide

Author: Marion Waite,Jan Keenan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444317732

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5573


In this new era of healthcare, the importance of ContinuingProfessional Development cannot be underestimated. Non-Medical Prescribers have a responsibility to themselves, theiremployer and their patients to keep up-to-date with developments inthis fast-moving area of healthcare. This book looks at the currentcontext of CPD in this area and provides guidance for facilitation. The book is divided into three clear sections. The first looksat general principles of CPD and considers overarching andorganisational issues such as clinical governance. The secondsection looks at specific approaches adopted by individuals/truststo facilitate CPD, for example e-learning and how to keepup-to-date with pharmacology. The final section is a resourcesection which includes a number of usable documents relating toeach chapter which identify further resources and include practicalideas, tools and objects. Includes legal and professional frameworks Tied in closely with the latest government guidelines andstandards, including guidance from the NMC as well as the RoyalPharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSBG) Includes contributions from health professionals from avariety of backgrounds Suitable for non-medical prescribers, as well as theirmanagers, practice managers and prescribing leads responsible forproviding CPD

Health Emergency Planning

A Handbook for Practitioners

Author: Health Protection Agency

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117032460

Category: Law

Page: 166

View: 8603


This handbook contains a number of papers which set out practical information and best practice guidance for staff involved in all aspects of health emergency planning. Topics covered include: an introduction to major incidents and disasters; a review of the legal framework; crisis management and organisational learning issues; hazard identification and risk management; emergency plans, including the types of plans, their structures and the planning process; plan evaluation and audit; planning exercises and training; multi-agency responses; roles and responsibilities of the Department of Health, the Health Protection Agency and the NHS, as well as relations between local and national healthcare bodies; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, including decontamination, sheltering and evacuation issues; public relations and media management; organisational debriefing and reporting following major incidents. This publication provides a supporting resource to the publication 'The NHS Emergency Planning Guidance' (Department of Health, 2005).

Pulmonary Infections, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

Author: Michael Niederman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455711985

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 5112


This issue provides fully updated information on respiratory infections, including healthcare associated pneumonia, new diagnostic tests for pneumonia, epidemic viral pneumonia and other emerging pathogens, biomarkers to optimize antibiotic therapy for pneumonia, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to improve management of penumonia. Nosocomial tracheobronchitis and bronchiectasis are also discussed. Articles on CAP and VAP, including an examination of the impact of guidelines on outcomes, de-escalation therapy, inhaled antibiotic therapy and prevention of VAP are also included.

Filing Patents Online

A Professional Guide

Author: Sarfaraz K. Niazi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203485125

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 1764


The average cost of an uncomplicated patent application filing is about $10,000. This high cost can leave thousands of inventors out in the cold. Filing Patents Online: A Professional Guide is a complete manual that walks inventors through each step of filing and prosecuting the patent online at a fraction of the cost. The online filing system recommended in the book allows continuous monitoring of the review status and for a much faster approval than the traditional route. Drawing from the many years of the author's experience as both an inventor and a patent agent, this guide teaches the methods of research, planning, and the art of writing winning claims that will result in commercially valuable patents.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051713

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 5348


The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

Criminal Judicial Review

A Practitioner's Guide to Judicial Review in the Criminal Justice System and Related Areas

Author: Piers von Berg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782254218

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 8578


This is a comprehensive guide to challenging decisions of criminal courts and public bodies in the criminal justice system using judicial review. Written by a team of criminal and public law practitioners, it considers claims for judicial review arising in the criminal justice system, which now represent a distinct area of public law. These claims are set apart by special considerations and rules; for example, on the limits of the High Court's jurisdiction or the availability of relief during ongoing proceedings. Criminal practitioners may lack the background to spot public law points. Equally, public law specialists may be unfamiliar with criminal law and types of issues that arise. Criminal Judicial Review is intended as a resource for both. The book deals with the principles, case law, remedies and, the practice and procedure for obtaining legal aid and costs. It will be of assistance to any practitioner preparing or responding to judicial review claims involving the following: - The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service. - Magistrates' courts, the Crown Court and Coroners. - Prisons and the Parole Board. - Statutory bodies such as the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Legal Aid Agency. - Claimants who are children, young persons or have mental disorders. - The international dimension including extradition proceedings and European Union law. - Practical considerations such as CPR Part 54, remedies, legal aid and costs. From the Foreword by The Rt Hon Lord Judge "The book is offered in clear and simple style, focussing less on esoteric theoretical considerations and more on the practical needs of the practitioner. It brings together materials relating to public law with which a criminal specialist may be less well informed, and material relevant to the criminal justice processes which may not be immediately apparent to the public law specialist. It will assist with the preparation of arguments, and also enable submissions which are unarguable to be discarded. It will therefore provide valuable guidance in this broad and developing area of practice.†?

European Competition Law

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Lennart Ritter,W. David Braun

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122001

Category: Law

Page: 1226

View: 472


As the European Union continues to sort itself out, it has been making rapid and significant changes in the rules of competition. This edition includes the latest decisions as of 1 May 2004 and is written for those who must immediately apply them to their businesses. Primary topics include the fundamentals of EC competition law and examinations of

Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish

Author: Angela Scriven

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044393

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7436


This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format

Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy

Research, Practice, and Prevention

Author: Nikolaos Kazantzis,Luciano L'Abate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387296816

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 1795


This handbook is the first resource for the practicing clinician that addresses the role of homework – patients’ between-session activities - across major therapeutic paradigms and complex clinical problems. The book opens with a series of practice-orientated chapters on the role of homework in different psychotherapies. A wide range of psychotherapy approaches are covered, each illustrated with clinical examples. The book includes valuable coverage of complex and chronic disorders. Novice and seasoned psychotherapists from all training backgrounds will find useful ideas in this volume.


A Student's Guide

Author: John Beardshaw

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273651406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 740

View: 5930


The new edition of this well-respected textbook is written in a student-friendly manner, combining the strengths of traditional economics texts with modern, active learning methods.

Changes to Patent Practice and Procedure

December 1, 1997 : Training and Implementation Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Patent laws and legislation

Page: N.A

View: 9027


Includes a reproduction from the Code of Federal regulations, 37 CFR Part 1, et al., Changes to patent practice... ; plus additional training and implementation materials.

George Kelly

The Psychology of Personal Constructs

Author: Trevor Butt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137130415

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 5528


Kelly's pragmatic approach to psychology arose from his clinical practice and has been a strong formative influence on clinical psychology and personality theory. Taking us through the development of Kelly's work and setting it in its historical context, this is a fascinating account of one of the foremost personality theories of the 20th century.

Biomarkers in the Critically Ill Patient, an Issue of Critical Care Clinics

Author: Mitchell M. Levy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455704326

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 5671


Guest edited by Dr. Michell Levy, articles for this edition of Critical Care Clinics include: Specificity and sensitivity; How to use biomarkers;Physiologic Parameters as biomarkers: What can we learn from physiologic variables and variation?;Multi-marker Panels;Coagulation biomarkers;Biomarkers in neurosurgery;Biomarkers in Trauma; and Cardiac Biomarkers