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Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R580 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R42 (7%) Ships in 4 - 8 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.

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
R746 R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Save R114 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

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
Cognitive Psychology (Paperback): E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff Cognitive Psychology (Paperback)
E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff 3
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 In stock

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.

Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Alban Burke, Tracy-Lee Austin, Christiaan... Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Alban Burke, Tracy-Lee Austin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Karel Botha, Edwin Du Plessis, …
R644 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R68 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Understanding Psychopathology: South African Perspectives 3e provides a solid introduction to the study of mental disorders that incorporates socio-cultural, psychological and biomedical dimensions. It refers to criteria from both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) and the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD–10) to describe and define mental disorders. It also looks at the ICD–11, and how this new version has been harmonised with the DSM–5.

The third edition of this book, previously published as Abnormal Psychology revised second edition, presents South African debates and data to ensure that it is relevant to the local context. In addition, research from the rest of Africa has been integrated into the book to show how other countries in our region are grappling with topical issues.

This book is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree at Universities. It has been written by academics and practitioners from across South Africa.

Juta's manual of nursing: Volume 2 - The practical guide (Paperback, 2nd ed): S.M. Mogotlane, I.M. Manaka Mkwanazi, J.D.... Juta's manual of nursing: Volume 2 - The practical guide (Paperback, 2nd ed)
S.M. Mogotlane, I.M. Manaka Mkwanazi, J.D. Mokoena, M.E. Chauke, M.C. Matlakala, …
R425 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Companion text to Juta's Manual of Nursing Volume 1: Fundamental and General Nursing. Suitable for use in the Staff Nurse, Professional Nurse and Midwifery, or Nursing Auxiliary courses, Juta's Manual of Nursing Volume 2: The Practical Manual is the `how to' book in the Juta Nursing range of books. Written in a clear and logical style, nursing procedures are explained in a step-by-step manner to help the student develop competencies to provide quality nursing care. Rationales for actions are always given, so that the student understands the reasons behind specific activities. Each nursing procedure has the following features: Explanation of the procedure, Learning outcomes, Learning assumed to be in place, Indications and contraindications, Resources required, Specific guidelines for the particular procedure, Essential patient teaching, Critical assessment criteria, Tips for nurses and/or precautions. Now in its second edition, additional procedures have been added and where appropriate, the latest evidence-based information added. Care has been taken to explain the integration with related aspects of the nursing curricula.

Coovadia's Paediatrics & Child Health - A Manual For Health Professionals In Developing Countries (Paperback, 7th Revised... Coovadia's Paediatrics & Child Health - A Manual For Health Professionals In Developing Countries (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
R. J. Green; D.F. Wittenberg 1
R736 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R82 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

First published in 1984 and now in its seventh edition, Coovadia's Paediatrics and child health 7e is a comprehensive introductory textbook, highly regarded by academics and students alike.

This tried and tested best-seller is an introduction to paediatrics and child health emphasising a primary care approach from a southern African perspective to enable practitioners to deal effectively with local health problems. The book maintains a problem-based approach to facilitate a full evaluation of the sick child from a holistic perspective.

This is a clinical textbook dealing with the medical diagnosis and treatment of paediatric health issues. The nine parts cover the practice of paediatrics, focusing on associated disorders. The book maintains a problem-based approach to facilitate a full evaluation of the sick child from a holistic perspective. There are chapters devoted to social paediatrics and child health, as well as a comprehensive list of topics dealing with all aspects of childhood disease including oral and dental conditions, and dermatological or specialty surgical conditions.

It's aimed primarily at Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) students studying Paediatrics in their 4th, 5th or 6th year modules. Paediatrics is also incorporated in the Bachelors of Nursing (BCur) programme usually at 3rd and 4th year.

Mental Health Nursing - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 7th Edition): Lyn Middleton Mental Health Nursing - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Lyn Middleton 1
R737 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R112 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Now in its 7th edition, this well-established title has been updated and revised to reflect the latest research in the field of mental health nursing. A team of authors from a range of higher education institutions has revised the text to ensure the book remains relevant to the current realities of nursing mental health care users in South Africa. The text takes the curricula of mental health nursing into account to ensure it is suitable for the new nursing programme. Rich in evidence-based practice and case studies, the book incorporates the diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 ™ with accompanying explanatory text.

New to the 7th edition:

  • DSM-5 ™ diagnostic criteria retained with updated accompanying text
  • Updated research added throughout
  • Completely new chapter 6, ‘Legal structures in mental health care nursing’, that outlines the broader legal context within which mental health nurses practise and discusses the rights a mental health care user is entitled to in terms of the Mental Health Care Act
  • Rewritten chapter 8, ‘Working with cultural diversity in mental health care’, that focuses on diversity, culture and cultural competence
  • Rewritten chapter on personality disorder (chapter 18) that helps the reader acquire an understanding of the common characteristics and difficulties that people diagnosed with a personality disorder experience and uses a psychodynamic and transactional analysis model to understand these characteristics and difficulties and to help direct treatment.
  • Extensive list of web resources at the end of each chapter retained and updated
A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition): A-Z Of Nursing Law (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
R437 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R52 (12%) 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.

Educational Psychology and Teaching Children about Health (Paperback): Weinstein Rosen Et A Educational Psychology and Teaching Children about Health (Paperback)
Weinstein Rosen Et A
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Educational Psychology and Teaching Children About Health in South Africa builds on the established texts by US authors Weinstein, Rosen, Snowman and McCown, and has been developed and tailored especially for education courses across South Africa. From this strong existing foundation, editors Maphalala and Tabane, with a diverse team of respected academics across South Africa, have produced a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to these subjects, reflecting a range of perspectives suitable for typical courses across the region.

Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 12th edition): Kathryn Pinna, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Ellie Whitney Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Kathryn Pinna, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Ellie Whitney
R1,123 R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Save R122 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nourish your mind with UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 12th Edition! Start by learning about normal nutrition, including the effects of food and nutrients on your mental and physical health, and then turn your focus to the clinical side of nutrition and the therapeutic care of people with health problems. Packed with practical information and resources, this text is designed to help you understand and apply nutrition concepts to your daily life as well as to clinical settings. Features in the text include real-life case studies and questions, step-by-step "How To" instruction, detailed illustrations, intriguing vignettes, a full glossary, and much more. Regardless of your background, the authors' enthusiasm, student-friendly writing, careful explanations, and concise coverage of current topics will inspire you to take a healthy look at 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
R389 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 5 - 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
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

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.

Vlok's community health (Paperback, 6th ed): Marina Clarke Vlok's community health (Paperback, 6th ed)
Marina Clarke
R644 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R93 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This revised edition has three comprehensive chapters on Environmental Health. Vlok’s Community Health remains the ideal accompaniment for health professionals working in the community.

Building on the reputation of Manual of Community Nursing and Communicable Diseases, Vlok’s Community Health is relevant for the Community Health Professional under the Re-engineered Primary Healthcare System. Topics covered include Public Health, the National Health Insurance and Community Oriented Primary Care, as well as care of the individual throughout the lifespan. This well-written text places emphasis on practical application of theoretical concepts. The practical aspects extend to the chapters on Managing the Community Clinic and Caring for the Disabled at Home, which contain informative examples and suggestions.

Social aspects have not been overlooked and appropriate chapters on Family Pathologies, Intimate Partner Violence and Cultural World Views have been included.

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 2
R603 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R61 (10%) Ships in 6 - 10 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.

Nursing in the community (Paperback): N.C. van Wyk Nursing in the community (Paperback)
N.C. van Wyk 1
R619 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R89 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The Hospitality Industry Handbook On Hygiene And Safety For South African Students And Practitioners (Paperback, 2nd Edition):... The Hospitality Industry Handbook On Hygiene And Safety For South African Students And Practitioners (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Lisa Gordon-Davis
R557 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R76 (14%) In stock

Increased tourism has turned the food service and hospitality industry into one of our economy's fastest-growing sectors. This growth presents new challenges to food-handling professionals throughout the industry. This second edition of The Hospitality Industry Handbook on Hygiene and Safety has incorporated additional content and features to reflect the fast-moving changes and to benefit both students and employees of the hospitality industry.

Cognitive Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition): E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff Cognitive Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
E. Goldstein, Johanna Van Hooff
R900 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R99 (11%) In stock
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
R850 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R101 (12%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

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
R612 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R87 (14%) Ships in 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
R908 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R146 (16%) Ships in 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.

Nurse educator in practice (Paperback): Salome Meyer, Susan van Niekerk Nurse educator in practice (Paperback)
Salome Meyer, Susan van Niekerk
R535 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R72 (13%) In stock

The nursing profession in South Africa faces challenges regarding the education and training of students. Well-qualified nurse educators in South Africa enhance the quality of the development of student nurses, and therefore enhance the quality of nursing care. Nurse educator in practice incorporates the latest legislation and applies didactics in theoretical as well as clinical nursing education, using examples to illustrate the text. The title has been specifically written to cover the requirements for registration as a nurse educator at the South African Nursing Council.

Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition): David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition)
David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane Sue 3
R940 R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Save R99 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R442 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R53 (12%) Ships in 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.
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
R1,183 R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Save R201 (17%) Ships in 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.
  • Sellers' Midwifery (Paperback, 3rd edition): Pauline McCall Sellers Sellers' Midwifery (Paperback, 3rd edition)
    Pauline McCall Sellers; Edited by Joan Dippenaar, Dicky Da Serra 3
    R630 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R91 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

    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.

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