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Book Roundup: Faculty Books Cover Topics Such as Treating Denture Patients, Trauma, and Social Work Ethics

treating the complete denture patient
Treating the Complete Denture Patient

Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, professor, Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics, University of Maryland Dental School, and director, Prosthodontic Residency. “Treating the Complete Denture Patient.” (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2020)

This book presents step-by-step procedures for all techniques, materials, and methods associated with the use of complete dentures in dental practice. Written for dental students, dental general practitioners, and laboratory technicians, the book provides a practical approach to the complete denture patient. More than 800 photographs illustrate the text, making it easy to follow and apply in practice or the laboratory.

Attachtment The Fundamental Questions
Attachment: The Fundamental Questions

Lisa Berlin, PhD, MS, professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work. “Attachment: The Fundamental Questions.” (Guilford Press, 2021).

The growth of attachment research has given rise to new perspectives on classic theoretical questions as well as fruitful new debates. This unique book identifies nine central questions facing the field and invites leading authorities to address them in 46 succinct essays. Multiple perspectives are presented on what constitutes an attachment relationship, the best ways to measure attachment security, how internal working models operate, the importance of early attachment relationships for later behavior, challenges in cross-cultural research, how attachment-based interventions work, and more. The concluding chapter by the editors delineates points of convergence and divergence among the contributions and distills important implications for future theory and research.

The Shock Trauma Manual of Operative Techniques
The Shock Trauma Manual of Operative Techniques

Thomas Scalea, MD, Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine. “The Shock Trauma Manual of Operative Techniques.” (Springer, 2021).

This manual provides a practical approach to operative trauma management. Written by physicians who practice in shock trauma, the manual features a hands-on approach and practice to dealing with shock trauma that is regularly used by the faculty at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The volume includes numerous photographs that illustrate operative techniques in great detail. The book also is presented in a manual format so that it fits easily into a white coat pocket, making it a portable and readily accessible reference. The manual is a valuable resource for practicing surgeons in the community who cover the Emergency Department and may be called upon to provide operative therapy for trauma; residents, particularly those for whom operative trauma is not a part of their training; and fellows who are training in surgical critical care and trauma.

Social Work Ethics in a changing society
Social Work Ethics in a Changing Society

Michael Reisch, PhD, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Justice, University of Maryland School of Social Work. “Social Work Ethics in a Changing Society.” (Cognella Academic Publishing, 2020).

“Social Work Ethics in a Changing Society” analyzes the challenges social workers face in applying social work values and ethics due to recent significant social, political, cultural, and technological changes. It provides readers with guidelines for ethical practice based on a philosophic foundation rooted in social justice principles. The book provides readers with several frameworks through which to analyze a variety of contemporary ethical issues and  applies these frameworks to situations largely derived from real-world experience. The book contains extensive case examples and reflection exercises that illustrate ethical dilemmas in all areas of practice and those created or complicated by increasing social and cultural diversity. It includes content on the application of ethics to policy practice through examples drawn from the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and other current policy issues.

Image-Guided Interventions in Oncology
Image-Guided Interventions in Oncology: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Hyun S. Kim, MD, MHS, chief, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Image-Guided Interventions in Oncology: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” (Springer, 2020).

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive primer on image-guided interventions for cancer. Image-guided interventional oncology is gaining popularity because it is a minimally invasive and more precisely targeted approach that proves more effective and results in fewer side effects. This book’s aim is to provide a clinical guide to interventional oncology for the entire oncology team. Chapters are approached with the same interdisciplinary perspective that is used in the care itself, with each chapter written by an interventional radiologist with contributions from medical, surgical, and/or radiation oncologists. Chapters cover the major cancers that can benefit from interventional oncology treatment (including lung, liver, kidney, and bone) as well as some of the physics and physiology behind these interventional modalities. This is an ideal guide for interventional radiologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and relevant trainees.

The Future of HUman Service Organizational and management Research, Navigating Complex Frontiers
The Future of Human Service Organizational & Management Research: Navigating Complex Frontiers

Karen Hopkins, PhD, MSW, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work. “The Future of Human Service Organizational & Management Research: Navigating Complex Frontiers.” (Routledge, 2020).

This book provides panoramic overviews of critical human service organizational and management practice challenges, as well as new and needed research frontiers. It invites researchers, educators, and practitioners to explore the intersection of the complex environment of public and private human service organizations, and the rise and uncertain effects of new developments in social work, public policy, public management, and other helping professions.

Dynamic Hyperpolarized Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Dynamic Hyperpolarized Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Dr. Dirk Mayer, professor, Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Handbook of Modern Biophysics: Dynamic Hyperpolarized Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.” (Springer, 2021).

This is the first book in the “Handbook of Modern Biophysics” series to focus on dynamic hyperpolarized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a burgeoning topic in biophysics. The volume follows the format and style of the series and expands on topics discussed in previous volumes. It builds a theoretical and experimental framework for students and researchers who wish to investigate the biophysics and biomedical application of dynamic hyperpolarized NMR. All contributors are internationally recognized experts, lead the dynamic hyperpolarized NMR field, and have firsthand knowledge of the chapter material.

Trauma Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research and Practice
Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research, and Practice

Shoshana Ringel, PhD, MSW, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work. “Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Research, and Practice.” (Columbia University Press, 2019).

An expanded and revised edition of the first social work text to focus specifically on the theoretical and clinical issues associated with trauma, this comprehensive anthology incorporates the latest research in trauma theory and clinical applications. It presents key developments in the conceptualization of trauma and covers a wide range of clinical treatments. “Trauma” features coverage of emerging therapeutic modalities and clinical themes, focusing on the experiences of historically disenfranchised, marginalized, oppressed, and vulnerable groups. Clinical chapters discuss populations and themes including cultural and historical trauma among Native Americans, the impact of bullying on children and adolescents, the use of art therapy with traumatically bereaved children, historical and present-day trauma experiences of incarcerated African American women, and the effects of trauma treatment on the therapist.

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Jen Badie

Jen Badie is the managing editor in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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