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

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.

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 invites the readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medical statistical concepts that are frequently used in health care research and evidence-based practice worldwide. Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results. A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.

Evidence Based Medicine Workbook

Critical Appraisal for Clinical Problem Solving

Author: James Munro,Paul Silcocks,Robert Dixon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750625906

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The key purpose of this book is to enable the student to develop practical skills in clinical problem solving by reading and appraising published scientific literature in the form of exercises that begin and end with a clinical scenario. Critical appraisal has become a vital skill for today's health professional. This book is aimed at all those who want or need to be able to use available research evidence to inform their professional practice. In a unique format, this book provides engaging and practical exercises in critically appraising scientific papers, leading the reader step by step through real examples from the medical literature. The exercises are designed to provide practice in key critical appraisal skills as well as to introduce new concepts and test understanding, and will appeal to readers from a wide range of backgrounds. Additional explanation is provided on the major topics in each exercise, together with references to suggested reading for those who wish to explore further. Also included are critical appraisal checklists which can be used in the appraisal and scoring of other published papers. The nine exercises are designed to complement one another and together they provide worked examples for each of the study designs in common use in clinical and health services research. 'Evidence-based Medicine: a critical appraisal for clinical problem-solving' will interest all medical students, public health specialists and clinicians interested in Evidence-Based Medicine. Teachers of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics will also find this a useful purchase.

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.

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.

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 a team, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection of activities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practice development. Written as a companion volume to the latest edition of the best-selling Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare, this new resource grounds practice development in day-to-day nursing and health and social care through accessible, informative learning activities. It also focuses on practical ways in which teams can make their workplace cultures more effective and person-centred, and enables practitioners to empower themselves to make compassionate care a fundamental part of effective health and social care systems. Key features: Offers a full range of resources and tools to support all stages 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 cultures and bringing about sustainable change Perfect for use both by individuals or by those working in group settings Presents informative and accessible information through activities and key learning points rather than just theory Fully linked to Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare, second edition, but can also be used as a stand-alone resource Includes access to a companion website featuring even more tools and resources, including: sample Powerpoint presentations, worksheets and reflection tools, questionnaires and checklists, evaluation tools, as well as a bonus chapter on 'Sharing and Celebrating'

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 the requirements of continuing professional development (cpd) General practitioners, like all other health professionals, need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in medicine and education. They also need to respond to changing technology and changes in the delivery of care. The environment in which GPs work is extremely dynamic but this book helps to keep GPs up-to-date with these advancements and with their professional skills. The Chief Medical Officer in the UK has recommended that the key to professional development is a Practice Professional Development Plan (PPDP) which, in turn, helps set objectives for individual GPs, the Personal Development Plan. This workbook takes the mystery out of professional development by explaining how to use existing information to analyse strengths and weaknesses, priorities and needs, and to develop a plan that will improve working life on all levels and leading ultimately to improved patient care. This book provides tangible methods for how to implement an abstract concept that is being foisted on busy professionals - a must read for every GP in the UK.

The Evidence-based Social Work Skills Book

Author: Barry Cournoyer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205358625

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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During the 21st Century, social workers will increasingly use evidence-based knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate the quality of their own professional activities. This book explores the skills needed for evidence-based social work (EBSW). This book emphasizes the importance of applied practice, critical thinking, and self-directed lifelong learning. Readers will learn the fundamentals of the EBSW skills, practice them to establish beginning proficiency, and then apply them to a target client group of their choosing. Social workers and anyone interested in practicing evidence-based social work.

Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out

A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author: James Bennett-Levy,Richard Thwaites,Beverly Haarhoff,Helen Perry

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518893

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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Engaging and authoritative, this unique workbook enables therapists and students to build technical savvy in contemporary CBT interventions while deepening their self-awareness and therapeutic relationship skills. Self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), an evidence-based training strategy, is presented in 12 carefully sequenced modules. Therapists are guided to enhance their skills by identifying, formulating, and addressing a professional or personal problem using CBT, and reflecting on the experience. The book's large-size format makes it easy to use the 34 reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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.

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.

Brief Interventions for Radical Change

Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Kirk D. Strosahl,Patricia J. Robinson,Thomas Gustavsson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823474

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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As a mental health professional, you know it’s a real challenge to help clients develop the psychological skills they need to live a vital life. This is especially true when you are working with time constraints or in settings where contacts with the client will be brief. Brief Interventions for Radical Change is a powerful resource for any clinician working with clients who are struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or life adjustment issues. If you are searching for a more focused therapeutic approach that requires fewer follow-up visits with clients, or if you are simply looking for a way to make the most of each session, this is your guide. In this book, you’ll find a ready-to-use collection of brief assessment and case-formulation tools, as well as many brief intervention strategies based in focused acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These tools and strategies can be used to help your clients stop using unworkable behaviors, and instead engage in committed, values-based actions to change their lives for the better. The book includes a practical approach to understanding how clients get stuck, focusing questions to help clients redefine their problem, and tools to increase motivation for change. In addition, you will learn methods for rapidly constructing effective treatment plans and effective interventions for promoting acceptance, present-moment awareness, and contact with personal values. With this book, you will easily integrate important mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based therapeutic work in their interactions with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, or any other mental health problem.

The Intuitive Eating Workbook

Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

Author: Evelyn Tribole,Elyse Resch

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626256241

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

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Do you use food to comfort yourself during stressful times? The Intuitive Eating Workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body. Have you tried fad diet after fad diet, only to gain weight back? Maybe you’ve tried the protein diet only to move on to vegetables only? Raw almonds and coconut water every forty-five minutes instead of big meals? Or perhaps you’ve tried counting calories, but the numbers on the scale still don’t add up. If you are ready to throw in your hat and give up on dieting for good, take heart. You can enjoy food again—you just need to pay attention to your body’s natural hunger cues. Based on the authors’ best-selling book, Intuitive Eating, this workbook can show you how. The Intuitive Eating Workbook offers a new way of looking at food and mealtime by showing you how to recognize your body’s natural hunger signals. Structured around the ten principles of intuitive eating, the mindful approach in this workbook encourages you to abandon unhealthy weight control behaviors, develop positive body image, and—most importantly—stop feeling distressed around food! You were born with all the wisdom you need for eating intuitively. This book will help you reconnect with that wisdom and ultimately change your life—one meal at a time.