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Managing Safety in the Office Environment (Paperback): Managing Safety in the Office Environment (Paperback)
R191 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R92 (48%) In stock
The hospitality industry handbook on nutrition and menu planning (Paperback, 2nd ed): L. Gordon-Davis, L. Van Rensburg The hospitality industry handbook on nutrition and menu planning (Paperback, 2nd ed)
L. Gordon-Davis, L. Van Rensburg
R588 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R112 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

South Africa's hospitality industry has to cater for extremely diverse nutritional needs - those of foreign tourists, as well as South Africans from all cultural and religious sectors. Eating patterns and trends are constantly changing and it is a challenge to ensure that healthy and nutritional meals are planned and prepared - whether cooking for hundreds of guests, customers or for families at home. Nutrition principles, dietary guidelines and ideas on how to fully utilise South African food resources are explored in this practical and interactive hospitality industry handbook and it concludes with a detailed section on menus and menu planning activities.

Juta's Counselling Handbook For Healthcare Professionals (Paperback): Robyn Hamilton, Natalya Dinat Juta's Counselling Handbook For Healthcare Professionals (Paperback)
Robyn Hamilton, Natalya Dinat
R270 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R42 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Juta's counselling handbook for healthcare professionals will help health professionals apply practical counselling principles to a range of healthcare situations in a South African context. Given the shortage of qualified counsellors and other mental health professionals in South Africa, healthcare workers without specialist knowledge are often called upon to counsel clients. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for many of the issues discussed. However, we hope that this handbook will enable readers to design an appropriate counselling intervention that is helpful to clients and their families.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) - A TQM and quality of work life approach (Paperback): R. Steenkamp, At Van Schoor Occupational safety and health (OSH) - A TQM and quality of work life approach (Paperback)
R. Steenkamp, At Van Schoor 1
R510 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R94 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the workplace is not only a strategic priority in terms of moral or social responsibility, it is also an obligation regulated and governed by law. A well-designed manufacturing process (the operations system) must be both productive and safe, without potential physical, emotional and mental health risks. OSH management has become a very complex multi-functional science within operations management and total quality management (TQM). It focuses on a non-legalistic approach whereby the organisational culture fosters spontaneous OSH and a high quality of work life. This is done by using a TQM approach, based on a functional TQM model.

Acute Care - Clinical Assessment And Treatment Of Acutely Ill Patients (Paperback): Busi Bhengu, Marilou Carr, Cheryl Carter Acute Care - Clinical Assessment And Treatment Of Acutely Ill Patients (Paperback)
Busi Bhengu, Marilou Carr, Cheryl Carter
R218 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Early recognition of the signs of deterioration in a patient has a significant impact on the rates of admission to ICU. Clear clinical warning signals become evident 68 hours prior to cardiac arrest.

Acute Care: Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Acutely ill Patients details a system that identifies the patient at risk and outlines appropriate interventions to either avert admission to ICU or ensure the patient receives optimal care prior to being transferred to ICU.

Acute Care will be invaluable for nurses working in the general ward looking after the acutely ill patient, or nurses wishing to refresh their knowledge of ICU principles.

It is also recommended for nurses in healthcare facilities that do not have an ICU.

Record keeping (Paperback): Nelouise Geyer Record keeping (Paperback)
Nelouise Geyer
R217 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R33 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Story telling is not only for children. It is a powerful way to relay a message because it evokes visual imagery in both the mind and the emotions, and this helps others to connect with the message and its content. Nursing records are nothing other than an informational story that needs to be told so that the whole medical team can obtain a similar understanding of the healthcare user and his or her health status. Record keeping is the first in a series of books aimed primarily at the registered nurse wishing to continue with his/her professional development (CPD). Each title covers one important topic, and has been written by a specialist in that field. The series follows a consistent format and covers issues such as key ethical and legal considerations, relevant legislation, case studies, and practical applications. Record keeping includes: Why do we need to keep records?; nursing records; writing incident reports; legislation; ethics and record keeping; record keeping as a communication tool.

A palliative approach for nursing practice (Paperback): Natalya Dinat A palliative approach for nursing practice (Paperback)
Natalya Dinat
R199 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R100 (50%) In stock

Employing a syndromic approach to palliative care for nurses in South Africa, this guidebook aims to reduce suffering in people with life threatening conditions. Equipping nurses, health care professionals, and medical students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to enable a palliative approach to their daily clinical practices, this resource addresses special topics of health such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and honing communication skills for talking with the bereaved. Additional topics of discussion include the legal and ethical issues in palliative care in South Africa, organizing palliative care in the public sector, and the pathophysiology of pain.

Clinical ophthalmology companion (Paperback): A. Zaborowski, C. Cook Clinical ophthalmology companion (Paperback)
A. Zaborowski, C. Cook
R706 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R139 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Clinical Ophthalmology Companion is a comprehensive reference book for all healthcare practitioners who are working in ophthalmology and optometry. It is written as a quick reference guide, rather than as a lavishly illustrated text. It has been written to accompany other illustrated texts and is intended to facilitate use during consultation. The book concentrates on management as well as pathology, pathophysiology and aetiology - whatever is relevant and important to know for clinical reasons.

Res Ipsa Loquitur & Medical Negligence - A Comparative Survey (Paperback): Patrick Van Den Heever Res Ipsa Loquitur & Medical Negligence - A Comparative Survey (Paperback)
Patrick Van Den Heever
R524 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R97 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Negligence: A Comparative Survey analyses the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur ('it speaks for itself') to medical negligence cases. The book aims to establish conclusively that the approach of the South African courts, that the doctrine should never find application in medical negligence cases, is untenable and out of touch with modern approaches adopted in other countries. Constitutional principles such as procedural equality, access to courts, access to health care, access to information, post-constitutional legislation, medical ethics and policy considerations are also discussed.

The book further provides a theoretical and practical legal framework for the application of the doctrine to medical negligence cases in South Africa in future. The authors argue for the application of the doctrine, not only in medical negligence cases, but also to related legal procedures that follow a medical accident such as medical inquests, criminal prosecutions and disciplinary inquiries instituted by the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Negligence includes a comprehensive comparison of the practical application of the doctrine to medical negligence cases in South Africa, England and the United States of America.

Quinn's Principles and Practice of Nurse Education (Paperback, International Edition): Suzanne Hughes, Francis Quinn Quinn's Principles and Practice of Nurse Education (Paperback, International Edition)
Suzanne Hughes, Francis Quinn
R684 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R94 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Maintaining the comprehensive coverage offered by the previous editions, this highly regarded text, now in its sixth edition and 32nd year of publication, is considered to be an indispensable resource for nurses and health care professionals engaged in the business of teaching and learning. Retaining the balance between theoretical issues and practical application, the text has been fully revised to reflect the most recent changes in nursing and nurse education including updated content on developments in teaching and learning, the introduction of the new NMC standards in the UK; developments in the NHS and the growing role of eLearning and technology.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (Hardcover, 20th Edition): Merck Editor The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (Hardcover, 20th Edition)
Merck Editor
R1,624 R1,308 Discovery Miles 13 080 Save R316 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Back by popular demand! The world's most widely used medical reference is now in its 20th edition. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy now in its 20th edition has been thoroughly updated and thoughtfully expanded with a new larger trim size to include 40% new and revised content. Including 36 new chapters with more than 200 new tables, and numerous new figures. Packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders, this comprehensive guide was written by a team of medical experts. This book is intended for everyday use by health care professionals for delivery of the best care to their patients. This new edition offers: Revised and expanded Cardiovascular, Genitourinary, Gynecologic, Neurologic, Pregnancy, Infants and Children, and Pediatrics and Trauma chapters Key Points summarize the facts at-a-glance Pearls and Pitfalls highlight noteworthy medical info and areas of caution 16-page full-color insert aids visual recognition of skin, eye, and oral disorders The new Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 20th edition is a must-have for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Disaster Medicine (Paperback): L. Wallis, W. Smith Disaster Medicine (Paperback)
L. Wallis, W. Smith
R357 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R58 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The discipline of disaster medicine is the study and collaborative application of various health sciences towards the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from health problems arising from a disaster.

Because disasters can strike anywhere in the world and can have devastating effects on the community, it is vitally important that the different agencies, government departments and medical disciplines work together to draw up adequate mitigation plans. It is also crucial that each agency is aware of its responsibilities and understands the chain of command in a disaster situation.

In a clear and concise manner Disaster Medicine covers all the critical aspects necessary to deal with any type of man-made or natural disaster.

'n Gids vir gemeenskapgesondheidwerkers (Afrikaans, Paperback): S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services... 'n Gids vir gemeenskapgesondheidwerkers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services Trust
R179 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R27 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Child And Adolescent Development - An Expanded Focus For Public Health In Africa (Paperback): Mark Tomlinson, Charlotte Hanlon,... Child And Adolescent Development - An Expanded Focus For Public Health In Africa (Paperback)
Mark Tomlinson, Charlotte Hanlon, Anne Stevenson
R519 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R96 (18%) In stock

Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.

Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. Covering mental health as well as physical and social development, it looks at policies and practice, culture and priorities for research, identifying challenges and proposing solutions.

Recommended for academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.

Teaching and Learning the Practice of Nursing (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): J.M. Mellish, H.C. Klopper, Jc Bruce Teaching and Learning the Practice of Nursing (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
J.M. Mellish, H.C. Klopper, Jc Bruce
R500 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R75 (15%) In stock

From wide definitions of nursing to various contemporary teaching and learning strategies, this fifth edition of Teaching and Learning the Practice of Nursing meets the great need for high quality nursing education in Southern Africa and remains the trusted authority on nursing education. Reflecting the latest information in nursing education, this updated edition focuses on: The history of nursing education in South Africa; New legislation and regulations; Diversity issues in learning; Useful resources; Contextually relevant southern African information; Scholarship in nursing education. Finally, the authors address the importance of mentoring and coaching as a way of transferring knowledge to the next generation of nurses.

Understanding Infection Prevention & Control (Paperback): Sheheen Mehtar Understanding Infection Prevention & Control (Paperback)
Sheheen Mehtar
R506 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R93 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Infection prevention and control play a significant part in containing the spread of disease. Increased resistance to antimicrobials and the rapid spread of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu, SARS and avian flu has highlighted the need for good IPC measures in both the healthcare setting and at home.

Understanding Infection Prevention & Control is a comprehensive compendium of IPC processes that can be applied to all countries. The text embraces the recent developments and recommendations in IPC from international authorities, such as the World Health Organization.

It is an ideal study and teaching tool and will serve as a reference book for healthcare systems planners who wish to understand IPC and strengthen systems.

Juta's Nursing Psychology - Applying Psychological Concepts to Nursing Practice (Paperback, New Edition): Lyn Middleton,... Juta's Nursing Psychology - Applying Psychological Concepts to Nursing Practice (Paperback, New Edition)
Lyn Middleton, Gail Nicolson, Vivien O'Neill
R295 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R46 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Juta's nursing psychology is aimed at nursing professionals to enable them to apply psychological concepts to nursing practice and so assist them in their day-to-day contact with patients. It examines human behaviour in a holistic way, and this means considering the whole person: brain, nervous system, personality, stage of life, social relationships and so on. The selection of topics in Juta's nursing psychology makes this holistic view a reality and includes: the biological basis of human behaviour; human development across the lifespan, including the social context; psychological approaches to health and ill-health; an introduction to counselling.

Effective Helping - Interviewing and Counseling Techniques (Paperback, 8th edition): Ricki E. Kantrowitz, Barbara F. Okun Effective Helping - Interviewing and Counseling Techniques (Paperback, 8th edition)
Ricki E. Kantrowitz, Barbara F. Okun
R492 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R64 (13%) In stock

Learn the skills and strategies you need to be an effective and empathic helper with EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Eighth Edition. Today's helpers must have a wider, more diverse range of knowledge and skills than ever before-including an understanding of culturally diverse human behavior and development, the process of change, the power of contemporary forces, and sound theories and methods of helping and communicating. This clear, applied, and respected book will help you master the skills of interviewing and relationship building to prepare you for the reality of what it's like to be a helper. It's also a resource you'll want to hold onto well into your career.

Nurse educator in practice (Paperback): Salome Meyer, Susan van Niekerk Nurse educator in practice (Paperback)
Salome Meyer, Susan van Niekerk
R476 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R86 (18%) 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.

Reproductive health (Paperback): Sharon Knight, Michele Clarke, D. Prozesky, C. Van Rensburg, ABE Development Services Trust Reproductive health (Paperback)
Sharon Knight, Michele Clarke, D. Prozesky, C. Van Rensburg, ABE Development Services Trust
R149 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R23 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Health for all is the first comprehensive, modular course for community health workers. The various modules are written according to the outcomes-based education approach, in line with NQF requirements. There are four books in this course: A guide for community health workers; reproductive health; child health; preventing diseases. The titles are aimed at community health workers in NGOs, CBOs, health departments and training institutions. The series is designed in such a way that it could be used either by individual healthcare workers or within a group context. Key features: NQF aligned and follows an outcomes-based approach; accessible and easy to follow; key activities, question for discussion, summaries and case studies; tasks, self-assessment questions and questionnaires; community-based focus; principles of co-operative learning are applied throughout; extensively illustrated to reinforce the material discussed in the text. Each title is a learning and reference tool and provides the community health worker with enough information to run a healthcare programme in a community. Reproductive health explores sexuality and sex education, family spacing, pregnancy, labour, birth, delivery and the care of new mothers and newborn babies. Attitudes and values are addressed and the authors look at the importance of communication in relationships. It will also equip the healthcare worker to help others to develop healthy attitudes towards relationships and reproduction.

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (Paperback, 5th edition): Carolyn Sharbaugh, Jamie Stang, Ellen Lechtenberg, Patricia Splett,... Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (Paperback, 5th edition)
Carolyn Sharbaugh, Jamie Stang, Ellen Lechtenberg, Patricia Splett, Judith Brown, …
R861 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R128 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

As one of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Fifth Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Fifth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as well as addresses new research on the roles played by healthful diets, nutrients, gene variants, and nutrient-gene interactions. This text is written by an expert author team, this text benefits from a broad range of normal and clinical nutrition expertise from registered dietitians and researchers, meant to help you understand all the major concepts. Available with InfoTrac (R) Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Groups - Process and Practice, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey Groups - Process and Practice, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey
R549 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R450 (82%) In stock

Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. A new Chapter 4, Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling, has been added to this best-selling text, along with new examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the what is and the how to of group counseling, the ninth edition incorporates the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success both in the classroom and after it.

Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation - Children, Adults, and Their Family Members (Paperback, 4th edition): Nancy Tye-Murray Foundations of Aural Rehabilitation - Children, Adults, and Their Family Members (Paperback, 4th edition)
Nancy Tye-Murray
R792 R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Save R116 (15%) In stock

FOUNDATIONS OF AURAL REHABILITATION: ADULTS, CHILDREN, AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, 4th Edition introduces the fundamentals of rehabilitative audiology and hearing-related speech-language pathology in an easy-to-read style, along with concrete suggestions that help you deliver high-quality services. Designed for both classroom learners and as a reference for seasoned professionals, this widely-used book entwines theory with clinical practice, and presents research-based information for identifying, diagnosing, and treating hearing and communication-related disorders. I Important topics include patient-centered services, counseling, selection and fitting of listening devices, conversational fluency and communication strategies training, auditory training, speechreading, and language and speech promotion. Divided into sections to cover adult and child populations separately, the book distills readings into important "Take Home" points, and illustrates with representative research reports, case studies, example procedures, and lively figures. Text box inserts, sidebar bullet points, tables, and quotes from professionals and patients also pique interest, along with key resources and appendices for clinical practice or self-study.

Manual of Nursing, Volume 1 - Basic Nursing (Paperback, 9th ed): M.E. Vlok Manual of Nursing, Volume 1 - Basic Nursing (Paperback, 9th ed)
M.E. Vlok
R683 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R134 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The two-volume "Manual of Nursing" is a comprehensive and up-to-date work on the nursing profession in South Africa. It covers the whole nursing curriculum and broadens the student's scope of knowledge by discussing subjects not included in midwifery, critical care nursing, community nursing and psychiatric nursing. Easy referencing ensures that the set (encapsulating the integrated nursing course) is of immediate and practical use. This work discusses medical and surgical conditions from a nursing perspective. Volume one introduces certain basics of nursing theory and practice and it includes a section dealing with nursing-related services.

Teaching and learning the practice of nursing (Paperback, 6th ed): J. Bruce, H. Klopper Teaching and learning the practice of nursing (Paperback, 6th ed)
J. Bruce, H. Klopper
R477 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R70 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

To enhance student engagement and collaboration, educators need to enable learning. The sixth edition of Teaching and Learning the Practice of Nursing provides educators with solutions on how to address 21st century challenges. It has been written with global and local contexts in mind. In their approach, the team of experts draws from traditional and contemporary learning theories to direct educators on how best to monitor and support student progress in a nurturing way. A new feature in this edition is the introduction of activities to enhance the rich content. This feature will further encourage educators to reflect seriously on their practice. Also included are three new chapters: Inter-professional education;Ethics in teaching and learning; and quality assurance in health education. This essential resource is suitable for all educators working in the field of nursing and healthcare education; it will expand their thinking and skills in mentoring and supporting future nurse leaders.

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