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Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R550 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R48 (9%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

This book is a duology consisting of Child and Adolescent Development (2nd ed.) and Adult Development and Ageing (2nd ed).

Owing to the topics covered, there is some overlapping, but this is relatively minimal.

Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design (Hardcover, 4th Edition): John G. Webster Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
John G. Webster
R393 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R93 (24%) 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.

Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition): Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition)
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue 2
R815 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R140 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition offers balanced and clear coverage of psychopathology theories, research, and clinical implications. Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural and psychiatric research, the book introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how four essential factors-biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural-interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance in today's world. Special features and the fresh design make the book even more approachable and appealing to all readers.

Juta's Manual Of Nursing: Volume 1 - Fundamental And General Nursing (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Nelouise Geyer, Sophie... Juta's Manual Of Nursing: Volume 1 - Fundamental And General Nursing (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Nelouise Geyer, Sophie Mogotlane, Anne Young
R664 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R129 (19%) In stock

Nursing care remains at the cutting edge of science as innovations in patient care continuously evolve. However, fundamental and general skills are still necessary to develop the clinical reasoning skills a nurse requires in order to provide safe, high-quality care to patients and communities.

All chapters include updated information where appropriate. New topics include the latest methods in infection control, information on electronic patient records, the ethical use of social media and a review of nutritional information.

    Each chapter contains:
    • The prerequisite knowledge necessary for study of that chapter, to ensure integration with other core subjects
    • Ethical considerations
    • Relevant medico-legal considerations
    • Key concepts and terminology as well as new vocabulary
A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition): A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
R388 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R231 (60%) In stock

This newly updated text equips nurses and other health-care professionals to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice.

Informative and relevant, The A-Z of Nursing Law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation that affect the nursing profession. As the only local book of this nature, it has become an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals.

Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will also find it useful.

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.

Constructing a Good Dissertation - A Practical Guide to Finishing a Masters, MBA or Phd on Schedule (Paperback): Erik Hofstee Constructing a Good Dissertation - A Practical Guide to Finishing a Masters, MBA or Phd on Schedule (Paperback)
Erik Hofstee 2
R275 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R57 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Constructing a good dissertation is a guide to writing good dissertations. The approach is both practical and sensible. The entire dissertation process is broken down into manageable pieces. What to do, when to do it, the sense behind doing it, and how to do it efficiently are explained in a clear and easily understood way. Checklists and online support are included: Strategies for success before researching or writing; manage the dissertation project; structure the dissertation; find a doable topic and identify an appropriate problem in it; do effective preliminary and detailed research; write proposals that work; plan and write the 'big five' - introduction, literature review, method chapter, body, conclusion; work effectively with supervisors; avoid common errors; mark your own dissertation before handling it in; pass cum laude.

Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed): C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed)
C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) In stock

Departmentalising medicine has produced many specialities. This development is both essential and inevitable if progress is pursued. In the surgical field, at least ten disciplines have developed. Although these disciplines are very different in nature and practice, a large common ground binds them together: this title is about these common basic principles, which should form the core knowledge of all surgeons regardless of speciality. As in the past, the subjects covered in the intermediate examinations of the College of medicine of South Africa and the Universities offering Master in Surgery Degrees (Mmed) are represented. This material covers the principles of managing emergency situations across the different surgical disciplines, including intensive care, infections and trauma.

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?

Nursing in the Community (Paperback): N.C. van Wyk Nursing in the Community (Paperback)
N.C. van Wyk 1
R556 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R86 (15%) In stock
Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover): E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover)
E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff 3
R721 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R161 (22%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Cognitive Psychology is an excellent introduction to the study of cognition, providing insight into both psychological and physiological aspects of the mind. The text covers key concepts and draws on interesting and relevant research to give students a thorough understanding of the subject. Written in an engaging and accessible style, students will learn the theory and its practical applications for everyday life through a wealth of examples and illustrations. This first edition has been updated and adapted for the UK, European, South African and Middle Eastern markets, drawing on recent research and relevant examples from these regions to enable students to fully relate to the topics discussed.

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
R480 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R437 (91%) 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.

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.

Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Sean Exner Baumann Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Sean Exner Baumann 1
R808 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R163 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Psychiatric disorders are important causes of disability and in developing countries healthcare workers at the primary level are increasingly required to deal with a wide range of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. Primary Care Psychiatry aims to equip these workers with the basic information they need to identify and manage most of these problems, and offers guidelines on when and how to refer to more specialised levels of care. Now in its second edition, this well-respected text has been updated to include the latest diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5 (TM)). The text follows a problem-based approach, is intended to be practical and accessible, and avoids academic jargon as much as possible. Ample use is made of case vignettes, personal accounts, tables, algorithms and summaries. It enables the reader to quickly grasp the core features of the problem and the priorities of management. The emphasis is on what is relevant to primary healthcare psychiatry in the southern African context, addressing the particular challenges faced by a developing and transforming society with limited financial resources.

Pharmacology In Clinical Practice - Application Made Easy For Nurses, Pharmacists And Allied Health Professionals (Paperback,... Pharmacology In Clinical Practice - Application Made Easy For Nurses, Pharmacists And Allied Health Professionals (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Gustav Schellack
R393 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R66 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now in its third edition, Pharmacology in Clinical Practice has been updated to ensure it remains up-to-date and relevant.

Particular care has been taken to simplify and clarify difficult concepts by explaining the links between pharmacology and physiology by providing definitions of new concepts, and using plain language for ease of understanding. Fundamental concepts, such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, are well covered in a matter that is accessible and clear. Individual chapters cover the various systems of the body.

Updates include:

  • A colour plate to illustrate the links between pharmacology and physiology
  • Additional information on side-effects, contra-indications and patient education for groups of drugs
  • A guide on how to access this information, to assist with exam preparation and nursing practice
  • An updated chapter on nursing management of drug preparations and treatment
  • An updated chapter on clinical applications
  • A chapter on the legal framework for dispensing and prescribing.
Sellers' Midwifery (Paperback, 3rd edition): Pauline McCall Sellers Sellers' Midwifery (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Pauline McCall Sellers; Edited by Joan Dippenaar, Dicky Da Serra 3
R594 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R113 (19%) In stock

Sellers’ Midwifery 3e has been updated and aligned with international and national public health strategies to improve maternal and antenatal care as a sustainable development goal.

This updated edition includes recent sources and references after each section. Comprehensive student and lecturer support material is available to assist prescribing lecturers with lesson preparation and to provide the student with opportunities for self-study.

Juta's Complete Textbook Of Medical Surgical Nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed): J.D. Mokoena, M. Chauke, M. Matlakala, A. Young,... Juta's Complete Textbook Of Medical Surgical Nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed)
J.D. Mokoena, M. Chauke, M. Matlakala, A. Young, B. Randa 2
R1,052 R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Save R220 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Juta’s Complete Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing remains a comprehensive, evidence-based textbook written with the southern African nursing student in mind.

What’s NEW in the 2nd edition:

  • The nursing care plans have been revised and strengthened with new evidence
  • The anatomy and physiology of each system is given at the beginning of each chapter/ section in order to provide information on healthy structure and function. This makes it easier for the student to work out the pathology in each instance and understand the presentation of diseases
  • The focus on the pathology of disease encourages nurses to arrive at a diagnosis and generate the appropriate intervention
  • Chapters focus on students’ prior knowledge/pre-requisite knowledge so they can build on what they already know
  • The learning outcomes in the chapters have been reformulated to focus on core learning.
  • Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
    Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos 1
    R637 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R99 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

    First published in 2000, the Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa 2e is a textbook for medical and allied health care students in Southern Africa. As a trusted resource for medical students in their clinical years, the Textbook of Psychiatry 2e is a key reference for doctors during their internship, community service, and in practice. Undergraduate students in allied professions, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Logopaedics, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy will find it invaluable, as will postgraduate students studying the Diploma in Mental Health and Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Representing the work of thirty-six expert contributors from thirteen institutions, the book covers community-based primary health care and offers a South African, multicultural perspective on psychiatric disorders. It adopts a biopsychosocial, developmental and multisectoral approach, within a primary health care context, to build a holistic understanding of psychiatric care in a developing country. In addition, the book includes comprehensive coverage of special topics, including women's disorders, cultural psychiatry, HIV/Aids and psychiatric services; while case studies illustrate the complexity of disorders.

    Basic Community Health Nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed): K.G. Setswe, M Naude, L. Zungu Basic Community Health Nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed)
    K.G. Setswe, M Naude, L. Zungu 1
    R434 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R62 (14%) In stock

    Basic Community Health Nursing aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the community health setting, particularly the role of the community nurse in the multidisciplinary health team.This second edition contains numerous case studies and activities, as well as reflection exercises to prepare the student for real-life experiences.

    Counselling And Coping (Paperback): Kerry Gibson, Leslie Swartz, Rob Sandenbergh Counselling And Coping (Paperback)
    Kerry Gibson, Leslie Swartz, Rob Sandenbergh
    R282 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R32 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

    Coping with your role as counsellor takes a heavy toll, whether you are a trauma counsellor, a nurse in an HIV/Aids clinic, a teacher, a policeman, or a human resources manager. This concise, and highly readable book, built on case studies and real-life experience, and drawing on the best theory and research, provides the guidance needed to stay reflective, healthy, and effective. It discusses issues of containment and expectation, effectve listening, HIV/Aids and trauma counselling, cultural difference, and balancing your counselling role with day-to-day responsibilities. This is essential reading for all students of psychology, counselling and social work.

    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.

    The Basics Of Safety Hazards - And The Origins Of Safety Risk (Paperback): Sarel J. Smit, Elriza Esterhuyzen The Basics Of Safety Hazards - And The Origins Of Safety Risk (Paperback)
    Sarel J. Smit, Elriza Esterhuyzen 1
    R250 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R39 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

    Identifying and understanding safety hazards form the pivot of all safety management theory and practice. This book, the first to clarify the true nature and characteristics of real safety hazards and the origins of safety risk, will assist safety practitioners to better understand safety risk assessment, safety management and safety auditing. This book is essential for everyone involved in the world of safety, whether medicine, hygiene, ergonomics, engineering, safety management and more.

    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.

    Calculated Risks - The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Joseph... Calculated Risks - The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
    Joseph V. Rodricks
    R1,068 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R264 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

    Safeguarding economic prosperity, whilst protecting human health and the environment, is at the forefront of scientific and public interest. This book provides a practical and balanced view on toxicology, control, risk assessment and risk management, addressing the interplay between science and public health policy. This fully revised and updated new edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product exposure, how they enter the body and the suitability of imposed safety limits. New chapters on dose, with particular emphasis on children and vulnerable subpopulations, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing are included. With updated and comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will have broad appeal to researchers and professionals involved in chemical safety and regulation as well as the general reader interested in environmental pollution and public health.

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