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Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback): James Styan Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted.

The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death? How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all? And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard’s legacy today?

Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.

Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback): James Styan Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiŽnte ’n harteheler.

Diť nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlik lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap in die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.

Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in diť resies om lewe en dood te wen? Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad? En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings? Styan dek dit alles in diť fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard wat uitgegee is om saam te val met die 50ste herdenking van die eerste hartoorplanting.

Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback): Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros Lore Of Nutrition - Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (Paperback)
Tim Noakes, Marika Sboros 4
R300 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R64 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What would you do if you discovered that the food you have been told is good for you is actually the cause of your ill health …?

In December 2010, Professor Tim Noakes was introduced to a way of eating that was contrary to everything he had been taught and was accepted as conventional nutrition ‘wisdom’. Having observed the benefits of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle first-hand, and after thorough and intensive research, Noakes enthusiastically revealed his findings to the South African public in 2012. The backlash from his colleagues in the medical establishment was as swift as it was brutal, and culminated in a misconduct inquiry launched by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The subsequent hearing lasted well over a year, but Noakes ultimately triumphed, being found not guilty of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

In Lore of Nutrition, he explains the science behind the LCHF/Banting diet, and why he champions this lifestyle despite the constant persecution and efforts to silence him. He also discusses at length what he has come to see as a medical and scientific code of silence that discourages anyone in the profession from speaking out against the current dietary guidelines. Experienced journalist Marika Sboros provides the full backstory to the HPCSA hearing, which reads like something out of a spy novel.

Written in an accessible style, Lore of Nutrition is informative, highly controversial and an eye-opener for anyone who cares about their health.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition): Lynn Marotz Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition)
Lynn Marotz 3
R770 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R111 (14%) In stock

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.

Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design (Hardcover, 4th Edition): John G. Webster Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
John G. Webster
R6,639 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R6,060 (91%) In stock

This book provides biomedical engineers with the premiere reference on medical instrumentation as well as a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts. The revised edition features new material on infant apnea monitors, impedance pneumography, the design of cardiac pacemakers, and disposable defibrillator electrodes and their standards. Each chapter includes new problems and updated reference material that cover the latest medical technologies. The chapters have also been revised with new material in medical imaging, providing biomedical engineers with the most current techniques in the field.

HIV and AIDS: Education, Care and Counselling - A Multicultural Approach (Paperback, 6th ed): A. Van Dyk, E.  Tlou, P. Van Dyk HIV and AIDS: Education, Care and Counselling - A Multicultural Approach (Paperback, 6th ed)
A. Van Dyk, E. Tlou, P. Van Dyk 3
R529 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R80 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Since the first edition of HIV and AIDS Education, Care and Counselling was published almost 20 years ago, it has become the standard handbook in Africa for thousands of HIV and AIDS practitioners. However, ongoing HIV and AIDS research requires regular revisions to the handbook for it to remain current with developments in prevention and treatment. Consequently, this new edition has been updated with input from two new specialist co-authors. This has strengthened the multicultural and multidisciplinary approach of this edition to Africa's unique challenges. Key features: A new design that improves readability and accessibility; In situ definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts; An updated glossary of important HIV and AIDS terminology; and Terminology, Frequently Asked Questions and Enrichment boxes that provide insight into specific aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. Key updates: This edition includes a wealth of new information for healthcare practitioners on nursing care principles covering co-infections and complications of HIV infection and ART; infection control; and management of TB, drug-resistant TB, STIs and comorbidities. Specifically, the sixth edition includes: The latest ARV protocols in South Africa; The WHO's best practice suggestions; ART treatment as prevention; HIV, TB and STI prevention and management for schoolchildren, aligned with the Department of Basic Education's Life Skills and Life Orientation criteria; Development of children and adolescents from traditional, communal or collectivistic backgrounds; and The Dual Process Model (DPM), focusing on the latest research in bereavement counselling.

The Clever Guts Diet - How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out (Paperback): Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet - How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out (Paperback)
Michael Mosley; As told to Tanya Borowski 1
R205 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R37 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity.

Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by encouraging a more diverse microbiome and increasing the good bacteria that keep you healthy.

Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Guts Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health, for life.

Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 10th edition): Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 10th edition)
Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney
R926 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R129 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Tenth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory course. The early chapters focus on "normal" nutrition, including digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition. The later chapters cover "clinical" nutrition--the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. The text integrates practical information and valuable resources to help students apply nutrition knowledge and skills to their daily lives and the clinical setting. Features such as case studies, "How To" boxes with real-world examples, and study cards help students apply the material and build their conceptual understanding. Regardless of the students' background, the consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION will engage students and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes (with CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)... Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes (with CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan, Marianne Schneider Corey
R773 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R112 (14%) In stock

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text helps readers learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. It provides readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. The authors raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and present many opportunities for users to refine their own thinking and actively develop their own position. Readers explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?

Epidemiology: A research manual for South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Rodney Ehrlich, Gina Joubert Epidemiology: A research manual for South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Rodney Ehrlich, Gina Joubert 1
R553 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R82 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

What is the nature of epidemiology? Why is epidemiology so important in the context of health, and particularly public health, in South Africa? How can it help us answer important questions in clinical medicine and public health? Epidemiology: A Research Manual for South Africa 3e provides lecturers with useful resources on which to base introductory Epidemiology and Research Methods courses and helps to answer these questions. Written by South African experts, Epidemiology: A Research Manual for South Africa 3e is aimed at undergraduate or postgraduate students encountering epidemiology and, more generally, quantitative public health research methods for the first time. Epidemiology is taught within the following programmes: MBChB, BCur, Diploma: Primary Health Care, and National Diploma: Environmental Health. It enables readers to evaluate data critically and to report their findings lucidly and accurately.

Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): H.C.J. van Rensburg Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
H.C.J. van Rensburg
R2,144 Discovery Miles 21 440 In stock

A coherent "big picture" of the evolving health system in South Africa, along with the ensuing changes and challenges. Attempts to contextualise these developments historically and globally, and to critically assess them. Reviews progress and achievements, but also contemporary constraints and deficiencies in health performance. Aimed at researchers and lecturers, as well as senior and postgraduate students. Also a valuable reference work for practising health professionals, health planners, policy makers and managers. Contents include the following: National health care systems: trends, changes and reforms; the changing biophysical environment: impact on health and health conditions; HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis: trends, challenges and responses; medical ethics and human rights; hospitals and hospital reform; health care expenditure.

It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback): Anna Dahlqvist It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback)
Anna Dahlqvist; Translated by Alice E. Olsson
R271 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.

Leadership In Health Services Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Karien Jooste Leadership In Health Services Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Karien Jooste
R577 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R109 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Leadership in Health Services Management provides all healthcare professionals with the information necessary to lead with commitment and strive towards a clear vision of health for all. It guides readers through crucially important issues such as vision, strategic thinking, confidence, negotiation and knowledge management in health services. Now in its third edition, this book has been updated to contain original research on the topic of self-leadership, a theme that is interwoven throughout the text. In addition, there is a focus on the application of leadership theories for postgraduate readers studying for a Master's certificate in nursing management or tutored Master's degree according to the new guidelines of the SAQA qualifications for postgraduate studies. In all new South African curricula and programmes, the research component has been prioritised and therefore this edition features a chapter on research proposals. Recommended for: Nursing students undertaking the diploma or degree course. Post-basic /Honours students.

Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition): Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition)
Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel
R776 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R115 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Welfel's ETHICS IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY prepares you to deal effectively with the complex ethical and legal issues that you will confront in practice. The book's ten-step model for ethical decision making guides you as you work through and analyze complicated ethics cases and challenging dilemmas. Coverage includes legal research and the professional literature of major topics in ethics (such as consent, confidentiality, and multiple relationships) and in applied settings (such as community mental health, private practice, schools, and teaching/research). Among other changes, the sixth edition integrates the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and includes updated discussions of technology and ethics, as well as culturally competent ethical practice.

The Doctor Is In - Dr. Ruth On Love, Life, And Joie de Vivre (Paperback): Ruth K Westheimer The Doctor Is In - Dr. Ruth On Love, Life, And Joie de Vivre (Paperback)
Ruth K Westheimer; As told to Pierre A. Lehu
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

The Doctor Is In! America’s best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. Here she shares private stories from her past and her present, and her insights into living life to the fullest, at any age.

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as the most famous and trusted sex therapist, but few people know she narrowly escaped death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, or that she was a sniper during Israel's War of Independence. After years spent as a student in Paris, Dr. Ruth came to America dreaming of a new life though never expecting the dramatic turns that would take place. And at the age of eighty-seven, she is as spirited as ever.

Through intimate and funny stories, Dr. Ruth sheds light on how she's learned to live a life filled with joie de vivre. And she shows readers how they too can learn to deal with tragedy and loss, challenges and success, all while nourishing an intellectual and emotional spark, and, above all, having fun! Hilarious, inspiring, and profound, The Doctor Is In will change the way you think about life and love, in all their limitless possibilities.

Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback): Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback)
Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers
R462 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R82 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Culture and its impact on health assessment and interventions is widely recognised as an essential aspect of medical training. While courses are proliferating throughout Africa and the rest of the world, there has, until now, been no suitable student textbook or reference text to support such initiatives. The authors of Cultural issues in health and health care deal with the basic principles of transcultural care and focus on training practitioners to be able to put the principles into practice in their own health settings.

Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed): K. Jooste, N. Sibiya Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed)
K. Jooste, N. Sibiya 3
R486 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R88 (18%) In stock

The unit manager must be able to deal with a wide range of tasks in the course of the day. These could range from compiling a duty roster, writing a unit procedure, compiling an emergency plan, preparing an annual budget or answering a legal question. The unit manager must also be able to manage a team of healthcare professionals, be able to lead and motivate the team, and organise the unit so that it functions effectively and in line with the institution's vision and mission. In addition, the unit manager must be able to keep control of supplies and equipment in the unit, which must be kept in good working order and replaced when necessary. All of these aspects are covered in Introduction to health services management for the unit manager, fourth edition.

Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed): S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed)
S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout
R596 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R147 (25%) In stock

Dimensions of healthcare management is the well-known and established source of management information healthcare professionals have come to trust. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest information in the field, with a new chapter on Project management and special attention paid to the chapters on Information Systems and Finance. All the relevant legislation has been updated. The text applies universal principles and components of management and leadership, as well as popular modern theories and approaches, to the healthcare environment. It also addresses the unique needs of a manager in the healthcare environment with topics such as assignment of nursing staff and patient classification. There is in-depth focus on human resources issues, such as recruitment, staff development, leadership, absenteeism, motivation and staff turnover. Every manager knows that managing an organisation's greatest asset - its people - is a very important part of her or his portfolio.

Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback): Daryl Ilbury Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback)
Daryl Ilbury 5
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) In stock

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.

Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of scientific ignorance, academic jealousy, the collapse of media ethics, and the interests of a world-renowned scientist in highlighting the intricacies of human nutrition and exposing those he believes have vested interests in regulating it.

Featuring interviews with people who have worked closely with Noakes, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book is bound to be as controversial as the man himself.

How to Change Your Mind - The New Science of Psychedelics (Paperback): Michael Pollan How to Change Your Mind - The New Science of Psychedelics (Paperback)
Michael Pollan 1
R275 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R110 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The No.1 New York Times Bestseller 'Reminds us that the mind is the greatest mystery in the universe' Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian, Books of the Year Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? Join Michael Pollan on a journey to the frontiers of the human mind. Diving deep into an extraordinary world - from shamans and magic mushroom hunts to the pioneering labs mapping our brains - and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of consciousness. 'A sweeping and often thrilling chronicle of the history of psychedelics, all interwoven with Pollan's adventures as a psychedelic novice. This is a serious work of history and science, but also one in which the author, under the influence of toad venom, becomes convinced he's giving birth to himself' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian 'A mind-altering book ... full of transformations' Richard Godwin, Evening Standard 'An irresistible blend of history, research and personal experience. In terms of the psychedelic wave, the book is the big kahuna, the Big Bang moment for a movement that is gathering force' John McKenna, Irish Times 'Entertaining and engrossing' Paul Laity, Financial Times 'Deeply absorbing, wise and beautifully written' Mick Brown, Literary Review 'An astounding book' Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine

The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main): Nathan Filer The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardcover, Main)
Nathan Filer 1
R351 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny 'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human. *This book is available in four different colour combinations. We cannot guarantee which colour you will receive with your order.*

Med School 101 for Patients - A Patient's Guide to Creating an Exceptional Doctor Visit (Paperback): Md Kilbourn Gordon Iii Med School 101 for Patients - A Patient's Guide to Creating an Exceptional Doctor Visit (Paperback)
Md Kilbourn Gordon Iii
R221 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R40 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Paperback, Export - Airside ed): Nathan Filer The Heartland - finding and losing schizophrenia (Paperback, Export - Airside ed)
Nathan Filer 1
R313 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R115 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness 'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny 'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human.

One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback): Daniel Baxter One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback)
Daniel Baxter
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When Daniel Baxter, the medical director of a large community health centre in New York City, accepted an invitation to work in Botswana, he hardly knew where to find the country on a map. Yet he set out nonetheless, naively confident that he would do good by bringing his first-world expertise to help in the roll-out of Africa's first HIV/AIDS treatment programme. But Baxter's good intentions were quickly overwhelmed by the reality of AIDS in Africa, his misguided altruism engulfed by the sea of need around him. Lifted up by Botswana's remarkable and forgiving people and by the country's majestic beauty, Baxter soldiered on. His memorable encounters with those living with HIV/AIDS - their unfathomable woes assuaged by their oft-repeated declaration ''But God is good!'' - profoundly changed the way he thought about himself and his role as a doctor. Eight years later, when Baxter finally left Africa to return to the United States, he realised he was not so much the giver as the recipient of a great human gift. Compelling, humorous, courageous and often heart-breaking, One Life at a Time documents the extraordinary experiences of a fallible but compassionate doctor working at the front line of HIV/AIDS care in Botswana.

Flight Risk - The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport (Paperback): Stephanie J. Green Flight Risk - The Highs and Lows of Life as a Doctor at Heathrow Airport (Paperback)
Stephanie J. Green 1
R256 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R52 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An exhilarating insight into the life of a doctor at Heathrow Airport, where the truth is often stranger than fiction. For over a decade, Stephanie Green was a doctor on-call for one of the world's busiest airports, confronting dramatic, bizarre and sometimes heart-breaking situations. During her 24-hour shifts at Heathrow, Dr Green had to be ready for anything: from finding an abandoned suitcase leaking blood onto the carousel, to discovering a man smuggling heroin in a corset. It's a job that brought her into contact with all walks of life; her patients included drug mules and fugitives, schizophrenics and stowaways, refugees and tourists. And with the threats of a nerve agent poisoning or a Level Four viral epidemic always in the back of her mind, Dr Green found herself on the frontline where the decisions are made about who - or what - was allowed to leave the airport's borders. FLIGHT RISK reveals the thrilling drama that takes place behind-the-scenes of an airport and what is needed to make critical decisions in this hidden no-man's land of geopolitics, terror, tragedy and medicine.

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