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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
R795 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R74 (9%) Shipped within 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
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.

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%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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

Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed): S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed)
S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout
R596 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R122 (20%) In stock

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

Dementia Reconsidered Revisited: The Person Still Comes First (Paperback, 2nd edition): Tom Kitwood, Dawn Brooker Dementia Reconsidered Revisited: The Person Still Comes First (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Tom Kitwood, Dawn Brooker
R670 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The original Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First by Tom Kitwood was published by Open University Press in 1997. It was a seminal text in the field of dementia studies and is still cited and referenced as core reading on person-centred dementia care. Tom died unexpectedly, just 12 months after the book was published. This book continues to inspire many people to challenge simplistic paradigms about dementia. Since the original book was written, however, there have been many changes in our understanding of dementia. The editor of this new edition, Dawn Brooker was mentored by Tom Kitwood. She has drawn together a remarkable group of writers to provide a commentary on Kitwood's work. This new edition reproduces the original chapters but provides extra content from subject experts to update the book to a contemporary level. Dementia Reconsidered Re-visited is an ideal main text or supplementary text for all those studying or working in nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, adult education, gerontology and health and social care more generally. "This important book does three things. It brings to a new generation the insight and vision of Tom Kitwood. It highlights the remarkable progress we have made in recent years. But most important of all it reminds us what still needs to be done if we are to fully respect the rights of people with dementia and their family care-givers. Kitwood inspired Alzheimer's Society to knit together research, care, and societal change. We are now re-inspired to make sure all progress is evidenced and evaluated for its impact. We must realise the enormous opportunities the digital age offers people affected by dementia but in doing so constantly listen to and learn from their many and varied voices across nations and cultures." Jeremy Hughes CBE, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK

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

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

De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed): S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed)
S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu
R330 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R52 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now in its eleventh edition, De Haan’s Health of Southern Africa has been updated so that it is aligned with new as well as legacy nursing qualifications, and remains a ‘must-have’ source of information.

Text on the Sustainable Development Goals, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices surrounding Ebola have been added. The three chapters on environmental health have been revised and strengthened. All content focuses on the situation in southern Africa and the local burden of disease.

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

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

Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide (Paperback, 4th edition): Helen Aveyard Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide (Paperback, 4th edition)
Helen Aveyard
R693 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R190 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This best-selling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review for students in all areas of health and social care. It is vital reading for all those doing their undergraduate dissertation or any study that involves doing a literature review. This book provides a practical guide to doing a literature review from start to finish. This fourth edition includes: * A broad range of real life examples of how to overcome challenges in the process * How to get your question right * Updated guidance on following a clear search strategy for relevant literature using the appropriate technology * Expanded guide to using a range of critical appraisal tools * Increased emphasis on presenting your findings or using them in practice * Tips and coverage on how to write up your review Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care is essential reading for anyone new to reviewing and presenting evidence in a review. "This essential guide demystifies the literature review process... The fourth edition has retained its accessible and user friendly style for which the text has become known. A useful glossary and the questioning style are just some of the pedagogical features of this text. I will continue to recommend this book to my students." Debra Jackson, RN PhD FACN, Professor of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney

The Self-Compassion Deck - 50 Mindfulness-Based Practices (Other cartographic): Christopher Willard, Mitch Abblett, Timothy... The Self-Compassion Deck - 50 Mindfulness-Based Practices (Other cartographic)
Christopher Willard, Mitch Abblett, Timothy Desmond
R315 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood - DC: 0-5 (Paperback):... Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood - DC: 0-5 (Paperback)
Zero to Three
R1,283 R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Save R324 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (Paperback): American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (Paperback)
American Heart Association
R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): James Thomas Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
James Thomas
R1,209 R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Save R268 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover): Kent Sheets Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover)
Kent Sheets
R684 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R38 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist - Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological... The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist - Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse (Paperback)
Debbie Mirza
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Heartland - Finding and Losing Schizophrenia (Paperback): Nathan Filer The Heartland - Finding and Losing Schizophrenia (Paperback)
Nathan Filer 1
R313 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R112 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Erudite, well-researched, and full of compassion... This book will change the way people understand schizophrenia, and that change is long overdue.' CHRISTIE WATSON, author of The Language of Kindness

'A truly important book. ' MAX PORTER, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny

'I have never read a more powerful book about mental health. it has the ability to change the way people think about mental illness.' JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it - and how we treat people living with it - is at the core of how we understand mental health.

But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis?

In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories - true stories - about living with this strange and misunderstood condition.

The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad.

And what it means to be human.

Attachment - 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan (Paperback): Christina Reese Attachment - 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan (Paperback)
Christina Reese
R479 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R99 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Healthcare service management (Paperback, 2nd ed): K. Jooste, M. Muller, Marthie Bezuidenhout Healthcare service management (Paperback, 2nd ed)
K. Jooste, M. Muller, Marthie Bezuidenhout
R567 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R107 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This updated and improved edition of Healthcare Service Management presents the latest best practice guidelines related to the management of a healthcare organisation. The text examines aspects of management that are specific to healthcare institutions, including health-related legislation, common law and ethics. In addition to fulfilling the needs of the nursing student and lecturer, it will serve as a reference on healthcare service management for any practising manager.

Medical terminology for students of the health professions (Paperback, 3rd ed): J.P.K. Kritzinger, J.P. Bosman, J. H. Meiring,... Medical terminology for students of the health professions (Paperback, 3rd ed)
J.P.K. Kritzinger, J.P. Bosman, J. H. Meiring, C.J. Schumann, P. H. Abrahams, …
R495 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R36 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Medical terminology for students of the health professions offers a systematic approach to explaining terminology to entry-level students of the health sciences, including students of medicine, dentistry, nursing, dietetics, occupational therapy, radiography, human movement sciences, speech-language pathology and audiology, and veterinary sciences.

The focus of this book is on terms and study texts with clinical relevance that are commonly used in health and veterinary sciences practice, and the textbook includes exercises to further facilitate studentsí comprehension of medical terminology.

This book has six sections. The first contains an introductory chapter, followed by eight vocabulary chapters in section II, and six chapters on systems of the body in section III. A chapter is also included (in section IV) on veterinary science terminology for students of that profession. Section V deals with medical terms in context. Section VI contains lists of eponyms, term parts (with both their English and Afrikaans meanings), abbreviations (used in pharmaceutical prescriptions) as well as a comprehensive word list of medical terms.

This book is designed in such a way that students who study this text over a period of 14 weeks will be well equipped to analyse and understand most medical terms. It will enable students to understand and use the highly technical terminology of the health and related sciences with confidence during their studies and professional careers.

The National Health Act Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Sasha Stevenson The National Health Act Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Sasha Stevenson
R120 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R31 (26%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

In 2003 the National Health Act (NHA) was passed by Parliament to give effect to the right of everyone to have access to health care services. This right is guaranteed by section 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which places express obligations on the state to progressivly realise rights of access to health care services within in its available resources.

This book provides the latest information on laws, policies and court judgements that affect the right to health services and will be useful to users of health care services, health care providers, students, lawyers and others. It aims to make the NHA more accesible to people who use health care services and to empower them to demand the full implementation of their rights under the NHA and the Constitution.

Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Fourteenth, International Edition): Barbara Janson Cohen Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Fourteenth, International Edition)
Barbara Janson Cohen
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Chicken Unga Fever - Stories from the medical frontline (Paperback): Phil Whitaker Chicken Unga Fever - Stories from the medical frontline (Paperback)
Phil Whitaker 1
R231 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Is it a new strain of bird flu? A strange neurological condition characterised by an irresistible urge to eat poultry-based foods? No, Chicken Unga Fever is a collection of the very best of Dr Phil Whitaker's `Health Matters' columns - much loved by readers of the New Statesman magazine, where they have appeared fortnightly for the past five years. Funny, touching, informative, and often profoundly poignant, Chicken Unga Fever paints a vivid portrait of the working life of a West Country GP. From the overweight anorexic to the rash-stricken Kylie fan, from the curious case of Top-of-the-Ear Disease to the equally mysterious Pool Toe, Phil's humanely written vignettes illuminate every aspect of modern medicine, and cast light on the state of our beleaguered NHS and the glorious variety of people it serves. This collection will delight both interested lay readers and those who work in healthcare. And, to cap it all, somewhere in these pages the true nature of Chicken Unga Fever will be revealed.

BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback): Marilyn Billingham, Pamela... BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback)
Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, Hilary Talman, Nicola Matthews, Beryl Stretch, …
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Each Student Book and ActiveBook has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching: Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirement. Pause Point features support formative assessment and enable learners to gauge attainment of knowledge at regular intervals. Case Study and Theory into practice features enable development of problem-solving skills and place the theory into real life situations learners could encounter. Assessment practice features provide scaffolded assessment practice activities that help prepare learners for assessment. Within each assessment practice activity, a Plan, Do and Review section supports learners' formative assessment by making sure they fully understand what they are being asked to do, what their goals are and how to evaluate the task and consider how the could improve. Literacy and numeracy activities provide opportunities for reinforcement in these key areas, placing the skills into a Health and Social Care context. Dedicated Think future pages provide case studies from the industry, with a focus on aspects of skills development that can be put in practice in a real work environment and further study.

Eat Shop Save: 8 Weeks to Better Health (Paperback): Dale Pinnock Eat Shop Save: 8 Weeks to Better Health (Paperback)
Dale Pinnock
R367 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following the bestselling success of Eat Shop Save, Dale Pinnock returns with the second television tie-in for the eponymous ITV series. Eat Shop Save 2 contains over 80 recipes accompanied by detailed nutritional information and carefully curated mealplanners to help you save money, time and look after your health. Each chapter highlights the key benefits of certain ingredients and food groups, while the straightforward recipes prove you can easily manage your weight without breaking the bank. Useful information including calorie counts, storecupboard suggestions and a dedicated chapter to Vegan and Vegetarian food make this an ideal companion to the time-poor, health-conscious, money-savers among us.

Handbook of Migration and Health (Hardcover): Felicity Thomas Handbook of Migration and Health (Hardcover)
Felicity Thomas
R4,099 Discovery Miles 40 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Migration is now firmly embedded as a leading global policy issue of the twenty-first century. Whilst not a new phenomenon, it has altered significantly in recent decades, with changing demographics, geopolitics, conflict, climate change and patterns of global development shaping new types of migration. Against this evolving backdrop, this Handbook offers an authoritative overview of key debates underpinning migration and health in a contemporary global context. Handbook of Migration and Health is organised into six main sections: theories and models of migration; rights and deservingness; vulnerability and precarity; specific healthcare needs and priorities; healthcare provision; and transnational and diasporic networks. Chapters focus on a wide range of migrant groups including refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked people, international students, healthcare workers and diasporic communities. Bringing together the contributions of 58 leading researchers and drawing on case studies and examples from across the globe, this Handbook is intended as a scholarly, yet accessible reference tool for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the field of migration and health.

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