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Dr Joan Louwrens was always drawn to wild places, which were balm to her soul. When her husband died, leaving her alone with two small daughters to raise, she threw herself wholeheartedly into ‘adventure medicine’, seeking out the world’s most remote corners – on land and at sea – to practise her healing, both her own and others.
Working in wild places from the Kruger Park to the Australian Outback, the Atlantic Ocean islands, and both the south and north poles, ‘Doctor Joan’ dealt with a vast range of medical issues, from rabies to deep-vein thrombosis, childbirth to wisdom-tooth extraction, catatonia to depression.
Showing an eagerness to learn and a humility that isn’t always a given in her profession, and with a wry eye and a sympathetic outlook, Joan Louwrens has written a memoir that’s a poignant and often funny story of a life lived to the full
This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden--and strengthen--the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice--while never taking himself (or his profession) too seriously.
The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies.
The perfect gift for med students and grads as well as new and practicing physicians.
Siekte is ’n natuurlike verskynsel sonder betekenis – potensieel ernstig, ja, maar bloot deel van menswees. Teen hierdie agtergrond ondersoek Hoop, heling & harmonie hoe siekte en behandeling ons liggame, gees en menswees aantas. Die doel van geneeskunde is om ons lewens positief te beďnvloed – in die woorde van Hippokrates, om soms te genees, dikwels te behandel, altyd te troos – maar die positiewe is nie noodwendig onvoorwaardelik nie: ons kan té wetenskaplik wees, die persoon agter die siekte miskyk.
’n Terugblik na die verlede plaas die huidige in perspektief; die boek analiseer onder andere die taal van siekte en geneeskunde, die rol van emosies, ideologie en politiek in siekte, hoe ons teen die risiko’s van behandeling en navorsing beskerm word, einde-van-dielewe- besluite ... en bereik dan die hoogtepunt: Hoop, Heling en Harmonie. Sonder hoop is die toekoms duister, sonder heling is daar geen genesing nie, en sonder harmonie in die uiteenlopende aandrange van siekte kan daar geen vrede in die gemoed wees nie. Hierdie onderwerpe word dikwels in die media bespreek.
Covid-19 is vir almal ’n skrikwekkende nuwe ervaring wat beklemtoon hoe broos die mensdom is. Hoop, heling & harmonie is ’n tydige publikasie wat die besondere eise van die tyd vernuwend aanspreek. Die boek is uniek en sistematies, die teks en styl is toeganklik met heelwat toeligting; nogtans word die leser uitgedaag om opnuut oor siekte-ervaring na te dink.
Health and safety management is a key responsibility of organisations. This edition of Safety Management in the Workplace aims at highlighting certain aspects regarding health and safety in the workplace.
The book highlights: occupational health and safety from a global perspective, legislation and competency requirements, the difference between responsibility and accountability, occupational hygiene, first-aid, risk assessment, etc.
Manage your anxiety and create a calmer, more peaceful life Feel like life is out of control? The world has taken some crazy turns, and you don't know how to handle the concerning and ever-changing environment? This engaging guide is packed with techniques you can use immediately to overcome your worries and gain control of your life. You'll pinpoint your triggers, discover the latest therapies, and make lifestyle changes that will have you feeling better fast. Updates: - Update all references from DMS IV to DSM V, including deleting discussion of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which have been removed from the category of Anxiety Disorders in DSM V. Sidebars will be used to discuss this change in conceptualization. - Treatment chapters will focus on teaching empirically supported strategies that can cut across diagnostic categories. - Updates throughout will be made to reflect changes in technology and social media. - We will add motivational interviewing techniques and stages of change. - Medications and other biological interventions will be updated. - Mindful Acceptance will be expanded and moved to the treatment section because of new, empirical support. - Updates will be made to the chapter on lifestyle, and a new chapter will be devoted to meditation as part of a healthy lifestyle. - Will significantly expand chapter on health anxiety to include pandemic related fears and strategies for coping. - Case examples will be updated and made more diverse. Several examples will be included that involve COVID-19 related fears. - Modifications to typical exposure treatments will be discussed in relation to COVID-19.
Students’ favorite review resource for studying the essentials of medical pharmacology, Lippincott® Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology , Seventh Edition, presents up-to-date drug information in an accessible format ideal for a fast, effective refresher.
Part of the popular Lippincott® Illustrated Reviews series, this concise resource features clear, effective writing and hundreds of illustrations that break down complex information for rapid review. Sequential images present mechanisms of action and focus on showing rather than telling students how drugs work, and review questions with answers deliver powerful, practical exam preparation.
The second edition of Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing, uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures to analyze research findings. Students are guided through the complete analysis process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. In addition, management of data, including how and why to recode variables for analysis, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data, is discussed.
For all courses in medical. This is a true introductory-level "essentials" text focusing solely on medical terminology, and on teaching students how to build and translate medical terms with confidence. Designed to be fun, accessible, and eye-catching, its powerful approach guides students step-by-step through mastering relevant word parts, understanding word roots, and word assembly. To help students learn meanings, correct spelling, pronunciation, and other components of each term, the book contains numerous exercises, tips, and colorful figures for learning and practice. It is flexible enough to be used either in support of lectures, or as an independent student workbook. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: GET CONNECTED!, 1/e encourages students to "get connected" to an engaging multimedia experience on www.myhealthprofessionskit.com, We have done all the work for you! Students log onto Medical Terminology Interative, create their avatar and they are ready to begin! Students will learn in a dynamic, virtual online environment that includes exercises, videos, animations, activities and more! Learning Modules provide core content for learning medical terminology. Users can access Medical Terminology Interactive, anytime, day or night, where they can study on their own and practice their word-building skills.
For all one-semester courses in medical terminology in any institution. Using a consistent, logical, and step-by-step approach, this book introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of body systems and the corresponding medical terms related to them. For each body system, broad coverage of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, and pharmacology is provided. The author emphasizes both terms built from Latin and Greek word parts, and modern English terms, helping students develop a full working word part vocabulary they can use to interpret any new term. This edition contains many new terms, and has been reorganized for more efficient learning. To eliminate confusion, Word Building tables have been removed from each chapter and the terms have been distributed throughout the pathology, diagnostic procedure, and treatment procedure tables, where they are more immediately relevant to students.
When Dr Kate McGarry was diagnosed with an advanced cancer of unknown origin she resolved to write a book to chart her experience: as a woman coming to terms with such devastating news and what this meant to her as a wife and a mother but also, crucially, how she experienced cancer and its treatment as a doctor, who had become a patient.
As Kate adjusted to living with cancer and underwent treatment, she enlisted the help of her husband, fellow doctor, Finbar to help her write the book but then she sadly passed away on the 5 January 2018. With no writing experience, and wrestling with his own heartache, Finbar set about finishing their story. The result is a touchingly beautiful memoir about love, grief and togetherness.
The Pocket Guide to Teaching for Clinical Instructors, 3rd edition, provides a concise introduction to teaching. Written by experienced medical educators from the Advanced Life Support Group and Resuscitation Council (UK), this best-selling guide gives comprehensive and practical advice on the most effective teaching methods. Pocket Guide to Teaching for Clinical Instructors covers basic principles and practical aspects of teaching in a variety of modalities. This edition includes material which reflects current developments within instructor courses and includes new material on feedback, an awareness of non-technical skills, the teaching of teams and supporting learners. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in teaching doctors and healthcare professionals in any context. It is aimed at the relative newcomer to the teaching role in all its variety and provides essential, practical advice as to how to get the best out of learners.
Get on track to lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure--but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has serious health implications. It is classified as a leading cause of premature death by the World Health Organization, contributing to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and even dementia. While medications are often necessary to keep blood pressure in the safe zone, a judicious dietary and lifestyle overhaul will greatly help manage your blood pressure and your overall heart health. Written in an easy-to-follow, friendly style by three heart and nutrition experts, DASH Diet For Dummies shows you how increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, along with reducing your sodium intake when needed, can lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Ranked the #1 Best Diet for Healthy Eating as well as #2 Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet is specifically aimed at relieving hypertension and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and the Mayo Clinic--and is also proven to be effective against conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and more. Improve heart health with lower blood pressure Reduce cholesterol Lose weight Follow simple, tasty recipes So, don't let hypertension scare you. Along with good medical care, the DASH diet makes lowering your blood pressure achievable --and tasty! By following the straightforward meal plans and trying out our favorite recipes in DASH Diet For Dummies, you'll set yourself on the fast, proven journey to better blood pressure--and be on your way to a healthy and heart-smart future!
Essential Paediatrics and Child Health is a comprehensive and practical guide to paediatric disorders as they present to the student and practitioner, offering step-by-step guidance on symptom assessment, history taking, physical examination, investigation and diagnosis, management and treatment, patient education, follow-up and prognosis. With full-colour images and a range of unique and innovative learning features, this completely revised new edition of the award-winning book Paediatrics and Child Health will prove an invaluable resource for medical students and junior doctors on their journey through contemporary paediatrics. Organises paediatric disorders into system-based chapters for easy navigation, with symptom-based and integrative discussions of all the important diseases and disabilities in paediatrics Combines up-to-date descriptions of the latest in basic and clinical science with the core competencies expected of students in paediatric rotations Self-directed learning is made easy by means of navigation diagrams, tables, key-point and "at-a-glance" boxes, links to guidelines and other summary aids Sections on student experience, self-assessment, doing well in paediatric clinical placements and preparing for examinations and OSCEs Includes a completely new introduction with perspectives on the nature of paediatrics and how best to become engaged and immersed within it, and new content on communication, national guidelines, imaging techniques, genetics and epigenetics, prescribing for children toxicology, the latest advances in diagnosing and treating disease, and much more Provides a companion website containing physical examination instruction videos, a complete set of interactive patient scenarios and multiple-choice questions Essential Paediatrics and Child Health is the ideal companion for medical students and junior doctors to succeed in their studies and clinical practice.
In March 2005, medical school dean Steve Berk was kidnapped in Amarillo, Texas, by a dangerous and enigmatic criminal who entered his home, armed with a shotgun, through an open garage door. Forced at gunpoint to take the wheel of the perpetrator's own car, Berk faced a series of critical choices that day, any of which could have determined survival or death. Berk's experiences and training as a physician, especially his understanding of Sir William Osler's treatise on aequanimitas, enabled him to keep his family safe, establish rapport with his kidnapper, and bring his captor to justice. This chilling story is not just about a crime, or even the alarming realization that it could happen anywhere, to anyone. It is a story about patients, about physicians, and about what each experience has taught Berk about life and death, mistakes, family, the practice of medicine, and the physician patient relationship. But most of all it is a story about how Berk's chosen profession prepared him for an unpredictable situationaEURO"and how any doctormust address life's uncertainties.
When Dr Kate McGarry was diagnosed with an advanced cancer of unknown origin she resolved to write a book to chart her experience: as a woman coming to terms with such devastating news and what this meant to her as a wife and a mother but also, crucially, how she experienced cancer and its treatment as a doctor, who had become a patient. As Kate adjusted to living with cancer and underwent treatment, she enlisted the help of her husband, fellow doctor, Finbar to help her write the book but then she sadly passed away on the 5 January 2018. With no writing experience, and wrestling with his own heartache, Finbar set about finishing their story. The result is a touchingly beautiful memoir about love, grief and togetherness. 'A loving memoir of time spent both together and apart ... [Kate's] personal legacy, as a mother, a wife and the life and soul of the party, is recorded beautifully in this moving memoir' Sunday Business Post
Lightning Flowers weighs the impact modern medical technology has had on the author's life against the social and environmental costs inevitably incurred by the mining that makes such innovation possible -- "utterly spectacular." (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical system, Standefer recounts the astonishing true story of the rare diagnosis that upended her rugged life in the mountains of Wyoming and sent her tumbling into a fraught maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. As her life increasingly comes to revolve around the internal defibrillator freshly wired into her heart, she becomes consumed with questions about the supply chain that allows such an ostensibly miraculous device to exist. So she sets out to trace its materials back to their roots. From the sterile labs of a medical device manufacturer in southern California to the tantalum and tin mines seized by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a nickel and cobalt mine carved out of endemic Madagascar jungle, Lightning Flowers takes us on a global reckoning with the social and environmental costs of a technology that promises to be lifesaving but is, in fact, much more complicated. Deeply personal and sharply reported, Lightning Flowers takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare, and our cultural relationship to medical technology, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.
Alan Berkman (1945-2009) was no campus radical in the mid-1960s; he was a promising Ivy League student, football player, Eagle Scout, and fraternity president. But when he was a medical student and doctor, his politics began to change, and soon he was providing covert care to members of revolutionary groups like the Weather Underground and becoming increasingly radicalized by his experiences at the Wounded Knee massacre, at the Attica Prison uprising, and at health clinics for the poor. When the government went after him, he went underground and participated in bombings of government buildings. He was eventually captured and served eight years in some of America's worst penitentiaries, barely surviving two rounds of cancer. After his release in 1992, he returned to medical practice and became an HIV/AIDS physician, teacher, and global health activist. In the final years of his life, he successfully worked to change U.S. policy, making AIDS treatment more widely available in the global south and saving millions of lives around the world. Using Berkman's unfinished prison memoir, FBI records, letters, and hundreds of interviews, Susan M. Reverby sheds fascinating light on questions of political violence and revolutionary zeal in her account of Berkman's extraordinary transformation from doctor to co-conspirator for justice.
You CAN do this! Intermittent fasting made easy. So, you want to begin an intermittent fasting plan and embark on a leaner, healthier and longer life? You probably have already heard about this wildly popular health and fitness diet plan. Intermittent fasting continues to be one of the top google trending diet searches of the year. If you are ready to get on the intermittent fasting bandwagon, then here is the perfect detailed guide to following an intermittent fasting plan of your choice. There are several variations of intermittent fasting, each one is outlined in a step-by-step plan for you to follow. Remember, you choose the style that works best for your lifestyle. The science is in--intermittent fasting has extraordinary health benefits. Intermittent fasting is the key that unlocks everything from sustainable weight and fat loss (especially that stubborn belly fat) to increased mental clarity and a serious boost in energy. Simply by consuming all of your food within a designated time period, you can ramp up your metabolism, reduce the risk of disease, and supercharge your workout or diet programs. No tedious calorie counting, weighing, measuring, or denying yourself your favorite foods. Too good to be true? No, but the trick--as with everything--is doing it in a safe and effective way and Intermittent Fasting For Dummies makes that easy, providing five of the most popular methods and 50+ recipes that will suit any lifestyle or diet. Nutrition and fitness expert--and internationally recognized specialist in disease prevention--Janet Bond Brill shows you how to choose the method that suits you best, as well as guiding you through the science behind intermittent fasting, including how it ignites your fat-burning potential, promotes cellular repair, increases the production of growth hormones, and reduces insulin and blood sugar levels. Choose the right plan and stick to it Make more than 40 health and delicious calorie-controlled meals Maintain your weight loss Improve overall health and prevent disease Wherever you are in your health journey--seeking weight loss or maintaining to promote disease prevention or build muscle--Intermittent Fasting For Dummies shows you how to make the science of "too good to be true" into a truly effective part of your regular, healthy routine.
Written for the non-professional in the field of mental health, this unique manual explains in jargon-free language the basic categories and causes of mental illness, and the types of services that the volunteer or lay mental health worker can perform in the community. The volume fills a distinct need for concise and authoritative materials to match the growing community interest in adequate and informed mental health care.
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