Book Reviews

Fundamentals of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

"This superb two volume compendium of Fundamentals of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry is comprehensive, thorough,  and extremely well-written. It provides cutting edge clinical and research topics with multiple choice review  questions and detailed answers at the end of each chapter, making it very engrossing , practical and helpful.  The thoughtfully organized lineup of chapters in the Principles and Practice volume, including quality and outcomes, collaborative care , vulnerable populations and telepsychiatry, provide a  very current and relevant blueprint for all psychiatrists and mental health professionals.  Written and edited by an all-star multidisciplinary team of nationally and internationally known experts in consultation liaison psychiatry this book set is among the best in the field. An invaluable text for all clinicians -- trying to bridge the mind-body divide in medicine." - Michelle Riba, MD, MS, Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry; Past President, American Psychiatric Association

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Resilience and Gender Development for At-Risk Adolescent Males: Psychosocial Intervention Program Development

“Julia Tilling’s imaginative combination of sociological ideas about masculinities and psychological ideas about resilience produces an interesting and promising approach to educational interventions with youth. She gives a thoughtful account of the boys involved in such an intervention, and shows that educational innovation in this difficult field is alive and well.” - Professor Raewyn Connell, Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia

"Dr Tilling's book is concerned with understanding the social psychological interventions for resilience and gender development of at-risk adolescent males. It draws on both sociological and psychological perspectives to describe the power relations and the protective factors of adolescent males in terms of internal and external assets that build resilience. Practical solution-based interventions that promote resilience and address the issues of gender constructions are fully articulated in the latter part of the book. This book is an essential resource for teachers, child, school, and counseling psychologists, social workers, and allied education and community mental health professionals who want to find new insights and possible solutions to adolescent males engaging in at-risk behaviours." - Professor Annemaree Carroll, The University of Queensland, Australia

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Endometriosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach

"It is a comprehensive book, with an adequate approach to endometriosis and the multidisciplinary focusing that this disease needs. It is written in a simple and understandable language, enabling its use for consultation and learning for medical students, residents and specialists in gynecology." READ MORE... - Pluvio Coronado, Spanish Society Laparoscopic Surgery (SECLA)

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Orchestras: A Model for Social and Organizational Development

"It is refreshing to see the authors practice what they preach. They present a beautifully orchestrated argument that seamlessly weaves together musical and organisational theory in an elegantly clear and precise manner. The new and even the not so new lessons they derive will inspire business, public and community leaders to revitalise and deepen their practice." - Brad Jackson, Professor of Social Innovation, Griffith Business School

"Bathurst, Gilling, and Rasmussen draw on their talents as both scholars and artists to make the bold suggestion that orchestras offer a model of how we might better organize to increase connection and success in our endeavors as we enter the fourth industrial revolution. Neither scholars who are not also artists nor artists who are not also scholars could have written this deeply insightful work. I am glad that these three are both – the world needs more of this." - Steve Taylor Professor of Leadership & Creativity, Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Editor-in-Chief: Organizational Aesthetics

"This fascinating book is beautifully written, and passionate about orchestras, music and life. It makes you look at orchestras, organizations, creativity and leadership through a wholly refreshing lens. You will be entertained, informed and inspired by its contents." - Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex. Editor: Leadership

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The Crisis in Contemporary Medicine and the Rise of the Reflective Physician

"This book breaks new ground. Will it find an audience? Yes. The book brings together the author’s great love for the conversation between clinical medicine and the humanities to ensure clinical medicine’s continuing relevance." READ MORE... - Donald Campbell, Medical Director General Medicine, Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC

"This book will appeal to many, including those who know and admire Ian McDonald, to reflective physicians of all ages and to those, including students, from various health care and other academic disciplines who are interested in the evolution of intellectual and medical thinking." READ MORE... - Peter Greenberg, MD PhD FRACP, consultant physician in general internal medicine

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New Developments in Liquid Crystals and Applications

"This book highlights some of the advances made in the area of liquid crystals (LC) research including the discovery of new materials and new effects. Well understood phenomena are conceived for novel applications of LC and the developments in respect of some new devices, such as sensors, holographic and 3D devices." READ MORE... - V.G. Chigrinov, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Volume 23 Issue 3 (2014).

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Quality Management in Transfusion Medicine

"An informative and well written opening chapter on the history of quality management is followed by equally high-quality chapters covering a variety of topics of practical focus including vein to vein process management, information technology in transfusion management, hemovigilance, event management, patient safety, blood safety, healthcare economics, and knowledge management." READ MORE... - Sunny Dzik, Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA , USA

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History and Collective Memory from the Margins: A Global Perspective

"This interdisciplinary book is timely and historic because it sheds light on how narratives of majority and minority identities in our contemporary world are being shaped by contested, uneven, and fractured acts of historical memory and collective remembering. The various chapters masterfully articulate global stories of identity formation that are unfolding from the center and the periphery and from the dominant and marginalized perspectives in local societies such as Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, New Zealand, and Poland. This book employs an array of complex, rich, and diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in my view, the volume has all the makings of a timeless classic." - Sunil Bhatia, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development, Connecticut College, United States

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Improving Teaching and Learning through Self-Regulation

"In this digital age with the vast proliferation of information, one can be easily distracted or overwhelmed. Betty McDonald provides a timely, much needed evidence-based practical handbook to guide both teachers and students. Using extensive seminal research data she shares critical insights and expertise that promote self- regulation resulting in deep and efficient learning. The book is a fun, easy-read that can be used as a reference text providing choice and flexibility, matching one's teaching and/or learning style and preference. The clever use of shareware graphics and memorable quotations is engaging, instructive and helpful. Betty provides the busy teacher and student with a focused digest of self-regulatory strategies that will undoubtedly contribute to successful teaching and learning. A must-read for teachers, support staff and students. Compelling, accessible and ultimately practical!" - Kogi Naidoo, HERDSA Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, Director, Learning Academy, Division of Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

"Betty McDonald describes self-regulated learning in easily understandable language, not only supported by the literature but augmented with graphics that, as Dr. Betty says, “break the possible monotony of the reader… and to stimulate thought and… bring comic relief.” How refreshing!

Having studied self-directed learning in introductory and senior undergraduate courses, I know firsthand of its value to students, including increased autonomy and motivation for learning. Students tell us that this will help them and we are advised to listen and act.

I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. McDonald’s stance that self-regulated learning is closely tied to life-long learning and success in the workplace. We need to support teachers to best help their students, and self-regulated learning is one way to do so. Imagine helping people determine, set and attain goals, not only in their courses, but as a strategy throughout their lives." - Alice Cassidy, Ph.D. Educational developer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

"This book by Professor Betty McDonald gives a thorough basis for (a) the understanding of the history and rationale for self-regulated learning research, and (b) ways and means to teach, learn, and apply those mechanisms to enhance self-regulated learning. From both the literature reviews and application sections, the reader is offered numerous techniques that complement self-regulated learning. The book is an easy read with short, distinguishable sections accompanied with numerous graphics and quotes. Readers will be pleased to learn more ways to enhance their own self-regulated learning and have this vast cumulation of resources to better lead their students in their appreciation and use of self-regulated learning." - John M. Enger, Ph.D.

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Advances in Squid Biology, Ecology and Fisheries. Part I: Myopsid squids

"This volume describes research on the biology (life history, age and growth, maturation and fecundity), ecology (distribution, migrations, diet, predators and parasites) and fisheries (fishing areas, methods, landings, management and stock assessment) of economically important myopsid squids. which are typically associated with the seabed of the inshore coastal zone." READ MORE... - Sigurd v. Boletzky, Associate Editor VIE ET MILIEU – Life and Environment


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