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New Materials: February 2022

A monthly guide to new materials in the LRC.

February 2022

Featured Items

Using Natural Remedies Safely in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Providing in-depth information on natural remedies that midwives, doulas, GPs and other health professionals can use to advise and inform their clients, this reference guide focuses on safety in their application. The book brings together herbal medicine, homeopathy, essential oils, flower remedies and traditional remedies from other cultures, and applies them directly to pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Containing an alphabetical listing of 220 remedies covering common uses, contraindications and precautions, adverse effects and interactions, Using Natural Remedies Safely in Pregnancy and Childbirth is a vital resource for healthcare professionals working in conventional maternity care who wish to learn about the safe application of natural remedies.

Public Health Communication

"Designed for master's level study, Public Health Communication: Critical Tools and Strategies will prepare new graduates for any entry level position in public health policy/advocacy, health communication, health promotion, social marketing, or community health education. Filled with practical examples, the book is also a valuable resource for those preparing for the CPH or CHES exams. Students will learn core concepts for planning a communication framework as well key strategies for educating the public about health issues including understanding and reporting science, communicating for policy and advocacy, and health literacy and numeracy. The book thoroughly explores classic theories of persuasion in communication such as Extended Parallel Process Model, Inoculation, Sensation Value, and Cognitive Value. The most current forms of digital/multimedia/interactive channels of communication are examined"--Publisher's description.

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare helps readers develop the skills necessary for publishing in professional journals, presenting conference papers, authoring books, research reports, and literature reviews, and more. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of writing for publication, including good practice in reviewing, the editorial process, ethical aspects of publishing, and the rules that govern academic writing, publishing, and dissemination. Assuming no prior expertise in the subject, the text uses an accessible, step-by-step approach that incorporates a wealth of real-life examples, hands-on activities, and valuable tips throughout. The second edition reflects the latest developments, guidelines, and practices both in academic publishing and in research assessment and dissemination. New and updated material covers the increasing use of social media to disseminate published work, post-publication scrutiny, contemporary issues surrounding predatory or unethical publishers, and new requirements for research registration and submission data. Edited by leading experts in the field, this practical 'how to' guide: Describes the basics of writing for publication and how to get started Includes numerous examples illustrating the practical ways abstracts, papers, book reviews, and other publications are written and disseminated Discusses current issues and developments, such as the impact of major ethics organisations on publishing worldwide and the rise of online journals, blogging, and podcasting Features contributions by internationally recognised academics and practitioners Explains how to turn research reports and other assignments into publishable works The definitive introduction to the subject, Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is a must-have for all nurses and healthcare professionals, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and healthcare programs who are required to write for publication.