• Health & Personal Development
      November 2012

      The Cookie Book

      Celebrating the Art, Power and Mystery of Women's Sweetest Spot

      by Maritza Breitenbach

      This international award-winning book offers an intimate guide for women of all ages. It gently weaves through a number of areas such as hygiene, puberby, virginity, the G-spot, masturbation, pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause, while offering amusing snippets from ancient times. The book is written in a conversational and humorous style, and has more than 100 colorful, non-invasive, non-pornographic images and classical art works from the masters. It addresses all the intimate questions women often have, and are too embarrassed to talk about. This valuable book is a beautiful gift to all women and young girls. "Recognising the importance and profundity of the vagin ... philosophical and humorous ... a tome that admirably attempts to unravel and ponder the history, impact and beauty of the vagina." - Oliver Roberts, Sunday Times

    • Children's & YA

      Fools' Gold

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      The second book in a 4 book historical and romantic adventure Saga which covers the true story of the loss of the General Grant and her cargo of gold in the Auckland Islands in the 1860's

    • Adventure

      Erupting Lies

      by Beverley Bassett Broad

      3rd Book in a historical Saga Covers the eruption of Mount Tarawera in New Zealand and exciting dramatic events between NZ and Europe

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      July 2011

      Pferdegestützte Persönlichkeitsbildung: Der Einsatz von Pferden in der Erwachsenenbildung

      by Stempel, Anna Elena

      The relationship between humans and horses is as old as it is diverse. As early as 4000 years ago, humans started domesticizing these animals. Since then, they have been accompanying us in very different areas. They helped with agriculture, made it possible to master great distances in a shorter time and thus enabled the expansion of entire peoples. Wars were fought on horseback and land conquered. Only recently, the use of horses has changed. First horseback riding became a popular pastime, and then the value of horses in therapeutic work was discovered. Many “horse people” have long guessed or known that a conscious contact with horses can educate one’s own personality. For about ten years now, horses have also been present in management training, leadership coaching, and also personality development in general. People can benefit greatly from horses for dealing with everyday situations and challenges, because horses mirror their opposite’s behavior, pick up emotions and react accordingly. On the basis of these reactions, behavior and (subconscious) attitudes can be observed without judgement, which allows for the initiation of different developments. Nowadays, there are many coaches specializing in equine/aided personality development, addressing different target groups. This book contains a theoretical approach to the topic and also studies different providers with regard to their practices, in order to supply an overview of the topic and the possibilities.

    • Educational psychology
      August 2014

      Spell It, remember It

      by Mary Rhiando

      “How d’you spell … ?” is a question asked by many people of all ages since first we held pen and paper. The aim of this book is to help the memory achieve correct re-call. This demands memorable at-a-glance constructs. To achieve this, SIMPLICITY has been the author’s purposeful guideline In the past it was understandable - reference books were scarce. Not so today. Many English Language books are available as is the internet, and yet, still, the question is heard. It is routine to spell ‘out’ the requested word but, invariably, the difficulty is caused by just a few letters especially in words with similar sounds, for example, E-I or I-E as in RECEIVE AND BELIEVE. Difficulty too, with same sound words as AFFECT/EFFECT, BREACH/BREECH and the resultant hesitations on correct choice.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1983

      Medical Education and Societal Needs

      A Planning Report for Health Professions

      by Division of Health Sciences Policy

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1989

      Allied Health Services

      Avoiding Crises

      by Committee to Study the Role of Allied Health Personnel

      With estimates of their numbers ranging from one million to almost four million people, allied health care personnel make up a large part of the health care work force. Yet, they are among the least studied elements of our health care system. This book describes the forces that drive the demand for and the supply of allied health practitioners--forces that include demographic change, health care financing policies, and career choices available to women. Exploring such areas as credentialing systems and the employment market, the study offers a broad range of recommendations for action in both the public and private sectors, so that enough trained people will be in the right place at the right time.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1989

      Medical Professional Liability and the Delivery of Obstetrical Care

      Volume I

      by Committee to Study Medical Professional Liability and the Delivery of Obstetrical Care, Institute of Medicine

      This is the first part of an in-depth study focusing on medical liability and its effect on access to and delivery of obstetrical care. The book addresses such questions as: Do liability concerns impede the use of new technologies? Have liability issues affected the physician-patient relationship? Are community health and maternity centers being harmed? What specific remedies are being considered and what are their prospects for success?

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1991

      Physician Staffing for the VA

      Volume I

      by Joseph Lipscomb, Editor; Committee to Develop Methods Useful to the Department of Veteran Affairs in Estimating Its Physician Requirements, Institute of Medicine

      The Department of Veterans Affairs--the VA--operates the nation's largest and most diverse health care system. How many physicians does it need to carry out its principal mission-related responsibilities of patient care, education, and research? This book presents and demonstrates by concrete example a methodology to answer this basic, but extraordinarily complex, question. The heart of the methodology is a decision-making process in which both statistical and expert judgment approaches can be used separately or in concert to calculate the number of physicians required, by specialty, for any facility in the VA system. Although the analyses here focus entirely on the VA, the methodology could be used to determine physician staffing for a wide range of public and private sector health care organizations.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1994

      The Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

      by Committee on the Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, National Research Council

      This book brings to light trends in the support of life scientists beginning their professional careers. In 1985, 3,040 scientists under the age of 36 applied for individual investigator (R01) grants from the National Institutes of Health, and 1,002 received awards, for a "success rate" of 33%. In 1993, 1,389 scientists under the age of 36 applied for R01 grants and 302 received awards, for a success rate of 21.7%. Even when R23/R29 grant awards (both intended for new investigators) are added to the R01 awards, the number of R01 plus R23 awards made in 1985 was 1,308, and in 1993, the number of R01 plus R29 was 527. These recent trends in the funding of young biomedical research scientists, and the fact that young nonbiomedical scientists historically have had a smaller base of support to draw upon when beginning their careers, raises serious questions about the future of life science research. It is the purpose of this volume to present data about the trends and examine their implications.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1994

      Meeting the Nation's Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

      by Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel, National Research Council

      This book assesses the nation's future needs for biomedical and behavioral scientists and the role the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) program can play in meeting those needs. The year 1994 marks the twentieth anniversary of the National Research Act of 1974 (PL 93-348), which established the NRSA program. In its twenty years of operation, the NRSA program has made it possible for many thousands of talented individuals in the basic biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences to sharpen their research skills and to apply those skills to topics of special concern to the nation, such as aging, hypertension, the genetic basis of disease, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), cancer, environmental toxicology, nutrition and health, and substance abuse.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      April 1995

      Environmental Medicine

      Integrating a Missing Element into Medical Education

      by Andrew M. Pope and David P. Rall, Editors; Committee on Curriculum Development in Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine

      People are increasingly concerned about potential environmental health hazards and often ask their physicians questions such as: "Is the tap water safe to drink?" "Is it safe to live near power lines?" Unfortunately, physicians often lack the information and training related to environmental health risks needed to answer such questions. This book discusses six competency based learning objectives for all medical school students, discusses the relevance of environmental health to specific courses and clerkships, and demonstrates how to integrate environmental health into the curriculum through published case studies, some of which are included in one of the book's three appendices. Also included is a guide on where to obtain additional information for treatment, referral, and follow-up for diseases with possible environmental and/or occupational origins.

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      January 1996

      The Nation's Physician Workforce

      Options for Balancing Supply and Requirements

      by Kathleen N. Lohr, Neal A. Vanselow, and Don E. Detmer, Editors; Committee on the U.S. Physician Supply, Institute of Medicine

      Enormous changes are occurring in the organization and financing of the U.S. health care system--rapid changes that are being driven by market forces rather than by government initiatives. Although it is difficult to predict what they system will look like once it begins to stabilize, the changes will affect all components of the health care workforce, and the numbers and types of health care professionals that will be needed in the future--as well as the roles they will fill--will surely be much different than they were in the past. Despite numerous studies in the past 15 years showing that we might have more doctors than we need, the number of physicians in residency training continues to grow. At the same time, there is evidence that the demand for physician services will decrease as a result of growth of managed care. All of this is evidence that the demand for physician services will decrease as a result of growth of managed care. All of this is taking place at a time when, coincident with the result of failure of comprehensive health care reform, there is no coordinated and widely accepted physician workforce policy in the United States. The present study examines the following three questions: (1) Is there a physician policy in the United States? (2) If there a surplus, what is its likely impact on the cost, quality, and access to health care and on the efficient use of human resources? (3) What realistic steps can be taken to deal with a physician surplus? December

    • Adult education, continuous learning
      March 1996

      Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

      Is It Adequate?

      by Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Frank Sloan, and Carolyne K. Davis, Editors; Committee on the Adequacy of Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Institute of Medicine

      Hospitals and nursing homes are responding to changes in the health care system by modifying staffing levels and the mix of nursing personnel. But do these changes endanger the quality of patient care? Do nursing staff suffer increased rates of injury, illness, or stress because of changing workplace demands? These questions are addressed in Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, a thorough and authoritative look at today's health care system that also takes a long-term view of staffing needs for nursing as the nation moves into the next century. The committee draws fundamental conclusions about the evolving role of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes and presents recommendations about staffing decisions, nursing training, measurement of quality, reimbursement, and other areas. The volume also discusses work-related injuries, violence toward and abuse of nursing staffs, and stress among nursing personnel--and examines whether these problems are related to staffing levels. Included is a readable overview of the underlying trends in health care that have given rise to urgent questions about nurse staffing: population changes, budget pressures, and the introduction of new technologies. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes provides a straightforward examination of complex and sensitive issues surround the role and value of nursing on our health care system.

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