• Health & Personal Development
      January 2015

      The Wellness Blueprint

      The Complete Mind/Body Approach to Reclaiming Your Health and Wellness

      by Maiysha Clairborne, M.D.

      A Complete Plan for Reclaiming and Living a Life of Health and Wellness In this modern approach to integrative health and wellness, board certified physician Dr. Maiysha Clairborne takes it back to the basics to teach you how to integrate very simple habits into your life that will empower you to reclaim your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The Wellness Blueprint: The Complete Mind/Body Approach to Reclaiming Your Health & Wellness provides you with a complete wellness plan that has been proven to work. This intuitive and innovative wellness “blueprint” will shift you from being a passive recipient to an active participant in your health and well-being. Whether you suffer from an ailment or you want to preserve the health that you enjoy, join Dr. Maiysha on an inspired journey of body and mind — one that will result in you reclaiming complete control of your health and wellness.

    • Medicine: general issues
      November 2014

      Acute Medicine 2015

      by Declan O'Kane

      Acute Medicine is written for registrars, junior doctors and medical students working on the wards. It is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine which provides: • detailed management of acute medical and surgical emergencies, including in pregnancy • general ward management issues • descriptions of key procedures • normal laboratory values • drug formulary covering the common drugs you will use every day. It is not just a list of instructions, but contains detailed pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls. It is designed to be carried round in a pocket for easy reference.

    • Epidemiology & medical statistics
      June 2014

      Medical Statistics Made Easy, third edition

      by Michael Harris|Gordon Taylor

      Medical Statistics Made Easy 3e scores 99/100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said: "This is a practical guide to the use of statistics in medical literature and their application in clinical practice. The numerous examples help make the conceptualization of complex ideas easy. It is a great resource for healthcare students and clinicians in the field." Medical Statistics Made Easy has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published in 2003 (#1 bestseller in medical statistics on Amazon). It is widely recommend on a variety of courses and programmes, from undergraduate medicine, through to professional medical qualifications. It is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject. Using a consistent format, the authors describe the most common statistical methods in turn and then rate them on how difficult they are to understand and how common they are. The worked examples that demonstrate the statistical method in action have been updated to include current articles from the medical literature and now feature a much wider range of medical journals. This new third edition continues with the same structure as the previous editions and also includes a new section on statistical process controls. From reviews of the second edition: "We would recommend this book as an introduction into medical statistics before plunging into the deep 'statistical' waters! It gives confidence to the reader in taking up the challenge of understanding statistics and [being] able to apply knowledge in analysing medical literature." Stefanie Zhao Lin Lip & Louise Murchison, Scottish Medical Journal, June 2010 "If ever there was a book that completely lived up to its title, this is it... The whole way in which the authors have written this book is commendable; the chapters are succinct, easy to follow and a pleasure to read...Is it value for money? – a definite yes even at twice the price. Of course I never exaggerate but if you breathe, you should own this book!" Ian Pearce, Urology News, June 2010

    • Medicine
      January 2015

      Autism - A Handbook Of Diagnosis & Treatment Of Asd

      A Handbook Of Diagnosis And Treatement Of Asd

      by Sumita Bose

      Autism is a complex developmental disability. Generally, Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition has an effect on normal brain function characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Males are five times more likely to be affected than females. As early as infancy, a baby with Autism may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item only. A child may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement. Children may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can't understand social cues. “Autism – A Handbook of Diagnosis & Treatment of ASD” discusses signs, symptoms, causes, myths, facts, therapies, treatment, education, career and many more things related to autism. It provides practical advice so that the special child can lead a quality life to the extent possible.

    • Mental health services
      July 2013

      Tackling Health Anxiety

      A CBT Handbook

      by Helen Tyrer (Author)

    • Medicine

      American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, 3rd Ed

      by Marion J. Franz, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., and Alison Evert, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

      Nutrition therapy is an essential component of effective diabetes management. Healthcare providers need to stay current on new developments in nutrition therapy and specific interventions for a wide range of patient populations and special circumstances in order to provide the best possible outcomes for their patients. Revised and updated to incorporate the latest research and evidence-based guidelines, the third edition of the American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes is a comprehensiveresource for the successful implementation of nutrition therapy for people with diabetes.Topics covered include:• Macronutrients and micronutrients• Nutrition therapy for pregnant women, youth, older adults, andpeople with prediabetes• Nutrition therapy for hospitalized and long-term care patients• Celiac disease, eating disorders, and diabetes complications• Cost-effectiveness of nutrition therapy, health literacy and numeracy, and community-based diabetes prevention programs

    • Medicine

      Wait, But Do It Right!

      A Practical Handbook on Managing Waiting Patients

      by German Quernheim

      How do patients experience waiting, what consequences does it have for them, and how can healthcare professionals help waiting and bored patients? This handbook describes how healthcare professionals can treat waiting patients professionally. It focuses on waiting situations in hospitals with outpatient care, emergency admission, and inpatient care, as well as in medical practices and therapists’ offices. The author clearly demonstrates to hospital managers and practice owners the existential importance of trained staff in achieving high-quality outcomes. Target Group: Nurses, midwives, medical professionals, doctors, therapists, medical assistants, pharmaceutical assistants, radiology technicians

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2019

      I, Robot – I, Care

      Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Technologien in der Pflege

      by Claudia Hauck, Charlotte Uzarewicz

      Technik ist aus der Pflege nicht wegzudenken. Mit Pflege 4.0 werden ganz neue Dimensionen im Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Maschine vorstellbar. Besonders die Pflegewissenschaft ist hier gefordert, Stellung zu beziehen und den Diskurs kritisch mitzuentwickeln. In diesem Sammelband wird der aktuelle Stand der technologischen Entwicklung in der Pflege dargestellt und deren Nutzen für die pflegerische Arbeit an ausgewählten Beispielen verdeutlicht. Dabei entstehen grundlegende Fragen in Bezug auf das, was den Kern von Care betrifft: Wer sorgt sich um wen, wenn sich alles um neue Technologien dreht? Hilft Technik, den Kern von Care zu finden? Und ganz grundsätzlich: Wie wird sich das Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine in Zukunft verändern? Das Buch gibt interessante Einblicke in spezifische und innovative Anwendungsfelder und bietet Argumentationsgrundlagen, wenn es um politische oder ökonomische Entscheidungsfindung geht.

    • Medicine
      September 2014

      The Dark Side, Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

      by Andy Thompson

      Andy Thompson’s true-to-life, graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain’s A&E emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you. You’ll smile at some of Andy’s real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear. Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give precise details of each incident, Andy has held firm to the real-life accounts, even in keeping the dialogue as close as his memory allows to what was really said at the time. It’s as if you’re there next to him, struggling with the effects of adrenaline and fighting to save life. This is a rare work of medical non-fiction delivered in a way that is factual, informative, but at the same time naturally entertaining and moving, written with candour and humour. And if you have ever thought what it takes to become a paramedic - or any other of the specialist vocations - and that you could never achieve it yourself, Andy’s inspiring story of how he went from postman to frontline healthcare professional, fulfilling his dream, will make you think again that anything is possible if you have the desire. Andy says there are no heroics in the book and that he simply did his job, but we are sure The Dark Side will leave you convinced there are true heroes on our streets right here, right now. Saving lives every day, every night and often against all the odds. It might even change your whole perspective on life.

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2014

      The Dark Side, Part 2 - Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Traumatic, the Tragic and the Tearful

      by Andy Thompson

      Following up on his well-received first book, Andy Thompson provides another captivating, thought-provoking and at times intense glimpse into the daily life of a Paramedic working in the UK’s National Health Service. In the style of his first book, Andy recalls each event from the detailed documentation recorded at the time, each account written in a way that puts the reader right there next to him so that you live the events in real-time, hear the dialogue between paramedics, patient, their loved ones and other healthcare professionals as it would have been, and share in Andy’s thought processes during each of the ten very different situations he encounters. The term ‘The Dark Side’ describes the frontline emergency aspect of the Ambulance Service, since paramedics frequently experience sombre situations. In ‘The Dark Side, Part 2’ you will share in some truly traumatic, tragic and tearful events involving a seemingly vibrant, healthy young patient, a prison inmate, the victims of an horrific car crash, heart attacks, a frightening epileptic fit, the alarming effects of an allergic reaction, and what can happen when under-strain doctors prescribe the wrong medication. But there’s still room for lighthearted moments and a taste of the sometimes dark humour that allows paramedics to continually deal with events most of us would find too horrific. The detail in the descriptions of the care given to each patient on-scene by Andy and his colleagues will have you marvelling at the ability of these healthcare professionals to work at such speed of thought, buying enough time to deliver a patient into the specialist hands of hospital care and often full recovery. Of course there are inevitably also those times when tears of hope turn to tears of despair for loved ones. You cannot feel that pain until it happens to you, but this book will bring you mighty close to it at times.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Vibrant Health

      Comprehensive Guide to Achieve Perfect Health, High Energy, and Strong Immunity

      by Diana Polska

      Phenomenal health guidebook with over 550 scientific studies! Vibrant Health is a highly comprehensive holistic health guidebook with over 550 scientific studies referenced. It is a must-read for anyone looking to achieve high energy levels, strong immunity, and perfect physical health, as well as prevent or treat illness naturally.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Feel Good Now

      Achieve Permanent Happiness and Positive Emotions—Be More Successful In Life

      by Diana Polska

      Anyone can achieve and mantain a high level of happiness, positive emotions, intelligence, confidence, and sociability which ultimately leads to a better life. Learn to achieve permanent solutions to depression, anxiety, phobias, traumas, learning disabilities, as well as personality, and mental disorders. Based on solid scientific research, you will discover natural therapies that work.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

      Meal Plans and Recipes for a Healthy and Slim Body

      by Diana Polska

      THE BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT AND ACHIEVE HEALTH A 4-week meal plan and 100 recipes for a slimmer and healthier body. The Mediterranean diet is the best way of eating to achieve a slim body and low body mass index. Studies show that it reduces weight gain and slows down age-related weight gain. It also prevents the development of obesity.

    • History of medicine
      October 2009

      Hermaphroditism, Medical Science and Sexual Identity in Spain, 1850 – 1960

      by Richard Cleminson (Author), Francisco Vázquez García (Author),

      This is the first book in English to analyse the medical category of ‘hermaphroditism’ in Spain over the period 1850-1960. It attempts to show how the relationship between the male and female body, biological ‘sex’, gender and sexuality constantly changed in the light of emerging medical, legal and social influences. Tracing the evolution of the hermaphrodite from its association with the ‘marvellous’ to the association with intersexuality and transexuality, this book emphasizes how the frameworks employed by scientists and doctors reflected not only changing international paradigms with respect to ‘hermaphrodite science’ but also social anxieties about shifting gender roles, the evolving discourse on sexuality and, in particular, the increased visibility of the ‘sexual deviancies’ such as homosexuality and changing legislation on marriage and divorce. Finally, we hope to open a space whereby the voice of ‘hermaphrodites’ and ‘intersexuals’ themselves could be heard in the past as agents in the construction of their own destiny as figures deemed ‘in-between’ by medicine and society.

    • Medicine
      January 2015

      A Scientist in Wonderland

      A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble

      by Ernst, Edzard, A01

      This memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in the field of medicine.

    • Health systems & services
      December 2015

      Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

      by Erin P. Balogh, Bryan T. Miller, and John R. Ball, Editors; Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

      Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.

    • History of medicine
      January 2016

      Work, psychiatry and society, c. 1750–2015

      by Edited by Waltraud Ernst

      This book offers the first systematic critical appraisal of the uses of work and work therapy in psychiatric institutions across the globe, from the late eighteenth to the end of the twentieth century. Contributors explore the daily routine in psychiatric institutions and ask whether work was therapy, part of a regime of punishment or a means of exploiting free labour. By focusing on mental patients' day-to-day life in closed institutions, the authors fill a gap in the history of psychiatric regimes. The geographical scope is wide, ranging from Northern America to Japan, India and Western as well as Eastern Europe, and the authors engage with broad historical questions, such as the impact of colonialism and communism and the effect of the World Wars. The book presents an alternative history of the emergence of occupational therapy and will be of interest not only to academics in the fields of history and sociology but also to health professionals.

    • Family & health
      July 2012

      My Boy - A memoir

      by Anthony James

      This little book tells of the sad but inspiring story and his addicted son coming together in the valley of the shadow of death. There is poignancy, sadness but also love and redemption. It is inspiring and will give hope and help to thousands who struggle with drug addiction in thier families.The book will give comfort to those who are experiencing loosing their loved ones. You are not alone, the wonderful Hospice movement and the palliative care forces are there to hold you up and give you hope.

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • Health systems & services

      Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency

      by Professor Colin Martin

      Colin Martin has brought together an excellent set of contributors to produce a truly comprehensive text that will ensure all interested professionals can not only update their knowledge but also better understand each other’s roles and how best to help patients and clients through shared working to achieve a common goal of better health. This book is not just for people who see themselves as having a primary role in the field, but also for those – teachers, the police and family members – who live daily with its effects. Professor Dame Betty Kershaw University of Sheffield, UK Alcohol dependency represents an enduring problem for both the individual and wider society. Despite contemporary media coverage on increasingly dangerous levels of drinking in the United Kingdom, the fact remains that excessive alcohol consumption has been a distinguishing feature of Western society for generations. This book is arranged by a number of themed parts, largely representing the key areas in the process of facilitating access to effective clinical management. The book will also be of interest to the wider public who have an interest or concern in relation to alcohol dependency. Contents include: Part 1: Identification Part 2: Medical interventions Part 3: Psychological interventions Part 4: Contemporary issues in the identification and treatment of alcohol dependency Part 5: Clients with complex needs Part 6: Reproductive and developmental concerns

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