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Wreck This Journal Everywhere (Paperback): Keri Smith Wreck This Journal Everywhere (Paperback)
Keri Smith 1
R159 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R67 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling - and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion!

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.

Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents - A Modular Approach to Treating Traumatized and Bereaved Youth (Paperback):... Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents - A Modular Approach to Treating Traumatized and Bereaved Youth (Paperback)
William Saltzman, Christopher Layne, Robert Pynoos, Erna Olafson, Julie Kaplow, …
R743 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R164 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Developed by experts in trauma psychiatry and psychology and grounded in adolescent developmental theory, this is a modular, assessment-driven treatment that addresses the needs of adolescents facing trauma, bereavement, and accompanying developmental disruption. Created by the developers of the University of California, Los Angeles PTSD Reaction Index (c) and the Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder Checklist, the book links clinicians with cutting-edge research in traumatic stress and bereavement, as well as ongoing training opportunities. This innovative guide offers teen-friendly coping skills, handouts, and specialized therapeutic exercises to reduce distress and promote adaptive developmental progression. Sessions can be flexibly tailored for group or individual treatment modalities; school-based, community mental health, or private practice settings; and different timeframes and specific client needs. Drawing on multidimensional grief theory, it offers a valuable toolkit for psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and others who work with bereaved and traumatized adolescents. Engaging multicultural illustrations and extensive field-testing give this user-friendly manual international appeal.

Undressing (Hardcover): James O'Neill Undressing (Hardcover)
James O'Neill 1
R234 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When therapist-in-training, James O'Neill, starts his placement at a therapy centre in West London, his first referral is Abraham, a silent and frightened young man in a tightly zipped, hooded anorak. After spending the majority of their initial sessions in silence, O'Neill gradually gains Abraham's trust and learns of the abuse and violence he was subjected to as a child that caused him to hide away from the world - barely sleeping, too frightened to get undressed and shower, anything that might make him that vulnerable. Over the many years they meet, Abraham's unfolding story and bravery inspires O'Neill to confront his own complicated past. Abraham's courage to stand up to, and become intimate with, his fears teaches O'Neill to do the same. Undressing is at once a case-history, a novella, and something more than either: a remarkable story of two people drawn to each other for different reasons, discovering through trust how redemptive therapy can be.

Atlas of Human Anatomy (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Netter
R1,637 R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Save R285 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition, brings you world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you'll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today's foremost medical illustrators. Together, these two uniquely talented physician-artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body. In addition, more than 50 carefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practice. Region-by-region coverage, including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each section. Large, clear illustrations with comprehensive labels not only of major structures, but also of those with important relationships. Tabular material in separate pages and additional supporting material as a part of the electronic companion so the printed page stays focused on the illustration. Updates to the 7th Edition - based on requests from students and practitioners alike: New Systems Overview section featuring brand-new, full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics. More than 25 new illustrations by Dr. Machado, including the clinically important fascial columns of the neck, deep veins of the leg, hip bursae, and vasculature of the prostate; and difficult-to-visualize areas like the infratemporal fossa. New Clinical Tables at the end of each regional section that focus on structures with high clinical significance. These tables provide quick summaries, organized by body system, and indicate where to best view key structures in the illustrated plates. More than 50 new radiologic images - some completely new views and others using newer imaging tools - have been included based on their ability to assist readers in grasping key elements of gross anatomy. Updated terminology based on the international anatomic standard, Terminologia Anatomica, with common clinical eponyms included. Student Consult access includes a pincode to unlock the complete enhanced eBook of the Atlas through Student Consult. Every plate in the Atlas-and over 100 Bonus Plates including illustrations from previous editions-are enhanced with an interactive label quiz option and supplemented with "Plate Pearls" that provide quick key points and supplemental tools for learning, reviewing, and assessing your knowledge of the major themes of each plate. Tools include 300 multiple choice questions, videos, 3D models, and links to related plates.

Fables and Futures - Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves (Hardcover): George Estreich Fables and Futures - Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves (Hardcover)
George Estreich
R509 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How new biomedical technologies-from prenatal testing to gene-editing techniques-require us to imagine who counts as human and what it means to belong. From next-generation prenatal tests, to virtual children, to the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, new biotechnologies grant us unprecedented power to predict and shape future people. That power implies a question about belonging: which people, which variations, will we welcome? How will we square new biotech advances with the real but fragile gains for people with disabilities-especially when their voices are all but absent from the conversation? This book explores that conversation, the troubled territory where biotechnology and disability meet. In it, George Estreich-an award-winning poet and memoirist, and the father of a young woman with Down syndrome-delves into popular representations of cutting-edge biotech: websites advertising next-generation prenatal tests, feature articles on "three-parent IVF," a scientist's memoir of constructing a semisynthetic cell, and more. As Estreich shows, each new application of biotechnology is accompanied by a persuasive story, one that minimizes downsides and promises enormous benefits. In this story, people with disabilities are both invisible and essential: a key promise of new technologies is that disability will be repaired or prevented. In chapters that blend personal narrative and scholarship, Estreich restores disability to our narratives of technology. He also considers broader themes: the place of people with disabilities in a world built for the able; the echoes of eugenic history in the genomic present; and the equation of intellect and human value. Examining the stories we tell ourselves, the fables already creating our futures, Estreich argues that, given biotech that can select and shape who we are, we need to imagine, as broadly as possible, what it means to belong.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback): Rebecca Skloot The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)
Rebecca Skloot
R319 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons-as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta's small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia-a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo-to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta's family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family-past and present-is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed

Prostrate Cancer - The Essential Guide (Paperback): Robert Duffy Prostrate Cancer - The Essential Guide (Paperback)
Robert Duffy
R230 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Data Management Essentials Using SAS and JMP (Paperback): Julie Kezik, Melissa Hill Data Management Essentials Using SAS and JMP (Paperback)
Julie Kezik, Melissa Hill
R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

SAS programming is a creative and iterative process designed to empower you to make the most of your organization's data. This friendly guide provides you with a repertoire of essential SAS tools for data management, whether you are a new or an infrequent user. Most useful to students and programmers with little or no SAS experience, it takes a no-frills, hands-on tutorial approach to getting started with the software. You will find immediate guidance in navigating, exploring, visualizing, cleaning, formatting, and reporting on data using SAS and JMP. Step-by-step demonstrations, screenshots, handy tips, and practical exercises with solutions equip you to explore, interpret, process and summarize data independently, efficiently and effectively.

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.

Practical Meditation - A Simple Step-by-Step Guide (Hardcover): Giovanni Dienstmann Practical Meditation - A Simple Step-by-Step Guide (Hardcover)
Giovanni Dienstmann 1
R371 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R147 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether you are new to meditation, or looking to grow your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey. Want to improve your concentration and memory, and reduce stress? Meditation is scientifically proven to do both. Do I need to sit in a special pose? How long should I meditate for? Is meditation religious? With myth-busting facts and easy-to-follow advice, Practical Meditation guides you through your first taste of meditation, to how to master the key techniques and deepen your practice. Find the styles that suit you by exploring over 30 step-by-step meditations, from Mindfulness Meditation to Tai Chi. Discover the benefits of meditation on your mind and body, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a range of different styles, then learn how to set up a practice that works for you. Clear, practical advice helps you build meditation into your daily life, so you can find peace and stillness anytime, anywhere - at home, on the beach, or on a business trip.

100 New Herbs (Paperback): Margaret Roberts 100 New Herbs (Paperback)
Margaret Roberts
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Margaret Roberts is a well-known proponent of the use of natural products to enhance health and wellbeing. In 100 New Herbs she introduces readers to an exciting range of new plants that can be used in the kitchen, and medicinally.

Margaret offers practical advice on how and when to plant, grow and harvest the featured herbs, and includes recipes that harness the medicinal, cosmetic and edible nature of these plants. The accessible, down-to-earth text is laced with personal anecdotes and historical information about the use of herbs. Colourful photographs aid identification in this beautifully designed book.

An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, organic gardening and the use of herbs to enhance cooking.

Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages (Hardcover): Daniel Wakelin Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages (Hardcover)
Daniel Wakelin; Compiled by University of Oxford
R231 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R50 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For a zitty face. Take urine eight days old and heat it over the fire; wash your face with it morning and night. In late medieval England, ordinary people, apothecaries and physicians gathered up practical medical tips for everyday use. While some were sensible herbal cures, many were weird and wonderful. This book selects some of the most revolting or remarkable remedies from medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. There are embarrassing ailments and painful procedures, icky ingredients and bizarre beliefs. The would-be doctors seem oblivious to pain, and any animal, vegetable or mineral, let alone bodily fluid, can be ground up, smeared on or inserted for medical benefit. Similar ingredients are used in `recipes' for how to make yourself invisible, how to make a woman love you, how to stop dogs from barking at you and how to make freckles disappear. Written in the down-to-earth speech of the time, these remedies often blur the distinction between medicine and magic. They also give a humorous insight into the strange ideas, ingenuity and bravery of men and women in the Middle Ages, and a glimpse of the often gruesome history of medicine through time. The remedies have been collected and transcribed from fifteenth-century manuscripts by students at the University of Oxford. Modern English translations, for easier reading, are given alongside the original Middle English.

Medical-Surgical Nursing - Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 2-Volume Set (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Donna D.... Medical-Surgical Nursing - Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 2-Volume Set (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Donna D. Ignatavicius, M.Linda Workman
R2,613 R2,277 Discovery Miles 22 770 Save R336 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse's role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing. Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters. An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more. A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse. NEW! Enhanced focus on QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) competencies includes new icons identifying QSEN competency material and new Quality Improvement boxes describing projects that made a dramatic difference in patient outcomes. UPDATED learning features include an expanded emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills; on prioritization, delegation, and supervision skills; on long-term care issues; and on preparation for the NCLEX Examination and consistency with the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan. NEW! UNIQUE! Care of Transgender Patients chapter discusses the unique health care needs and issues specific to the transgender community. Improved delineation of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses clearly differentiate NANDA diagnoses from collaborative problems. NEW photos and drawings show patient care skills as well as the latest in nursing education and practice.

A Normal Family - Everyday adventures with our autistic son (Paperback): Henry Normal A Normal Family - Everyday adventures with our autistic son (Paperback)
Henry Normal 1
R233 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A wonderful self-portrait of a family with autism at its heart. Uplifting and grounded, frank and encouraging, serious and funny, A Normal Family affirms that there is life after an ASD diagnosis - an atypical life, yes, but an abundant and nourishing life just the same' David Mitchell, author of THE REASON I JUMP 'The book is about how [Henry] grieved for the life that Johnny isn't able to have - and learnt to celebrate the one that he does' The Times 'A candid and frequently funny book' Radio Times 'Honest but funny' Sunday Express 'Pell and Normal describe hopes shattered, dreams deferred and victories gained in this brave, funny, and searingly honest memoir' Daily Express Johnny is twenty. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. And over the last two decades this is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal, and mother, Angela Pell, have been trying to come to terms with. This is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by autism - it's about the hope, the despair, and the messy, honest, sometimes funny day-to-day world of autism, as well as a wonderful, warm book about the unconditional, unconventional love between a father, a mother and a son.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Pressure Ulcers (Hardcover): Salah Rubayi Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Pressure Ulcers (Hardcover)
Salah Rubayi
R2,453 R2,000 Discovery Miles 20 000 Save R453 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This abundantly illustrated guide, based on work at the renowned Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, describes and depicts operative techniques for the treatment of the devastating wounds caused by pressure ulcers. Comprehensive information is provided on the surgical anatomy and the variety of wounds that may be encountered. In addition, interventions in patients with complicated ulcers are discussed. Pressure ulcer is a topic of growing importance in the fields of plastic surgery, surgical education, and physical therapy - and also has important psychosocial, medicolegal, and cost management implications. Readers will find Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Pressure Ulcer to be an ideal aid to appropriate selection of flap surgery in the individual patient. It will help in the achievement of satisfactory outcomes and will especially assist surgeons who lack the requisite specialized training and experience.

CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, fourth edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Thomas Das CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, fourth edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Thomas Das
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This latest edition has been comprehensively updated to include new information on the latest clinical evidence, national guidelines, and from the recent medical literature: * all existing cases have been revised * new cases have been added to cover pre-diabetes and premature ejaculation * psoriasis, sore throat, thyroid disease and the PSA test are covered in even more detail The first three editions have helped thousands of candidates through the CSA exam in the last nine years. The original approach has therefore been retained so the book continues to offer readers a concise `need-to-know' guide to passing the CSA, with the emphasis on successfully completing a case in the allotted ten minutes using a structured consultation framework that works. The aim of the book is to leave exam candidates with more time to concentrate on passing the CSA exam itself.

The Simulated Administrative Medical Office: Externship Practice for Medical Assisting Powered Simchart for the Medical... The Simulated Administrative Medical Office: Externship Practice for Medical Assisting Powered Simchart for the Medical (Paperback)
Julie Pepper
R1,056 Discovery Miles 10 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Get two weeks of job experience under your belt with The Simulated Administrative Medical Office: Externship Practice for Medical Assisting! This simulated practicum walks you through ten days on the job as an administrative medical assistant working in the front office of a medical practice. Clear, step-by-step instructions show you how to complete tasks - such as patient scheduling, billing, and insurance - using SimChart for the Medical Office. The guide also reinforces points of professionalism to ensure you'll be well prepared to succeed in your actual externships and future AMA career! * This product ISBN?does NOT include a SimChart for the Medical Office access code.? To purchase the text + SimChart package, please use ISBN 9780323374712.

Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Edward Alan Glasper,... Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing, Jim Richardson
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is concise and practical guide to all aspects of the CYP nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also and a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.

Manual for Survival - A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (Hardcover): Kate Brown Manual for Survival - A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (Hardcover)
Kate Brown 1
R477 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R152 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert MacFarlane An astonishing expose of the aftermath of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover up the truth The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe has been actively suppressed. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping account of the consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover it up. As Brown discovers, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented staggering increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers and a multitude of life-altering diseases years after the disaster. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons-testing during the Cold War, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Yet Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning health catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where dangerously radioactive radioactive berries, distorted trees and birth defects still persist today. An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiaoactive fallout from weapons development.

Whiplash - The Cervical Spine in Medico-legal Practice (Paperback): J. W. Rodney Peyton Whiplash - The Cervical Spine in Medico-legal Practice (Paperback)
J. W. Rodney Peyton
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A guide for the legal community to assist in understanding whiplash injury and for medical experts who provide reports and testimony.

Critical Care Examination Review (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Lee Taylor-Vaughan Critical Care Examination Review (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Lee Taylor-Vaughan
R1,055 R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Save R259 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book - Barcelona 2016 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Roland Becker, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Pablo... ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book - Barcelona 2016 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Roland Becker, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Pablo E. Gelber, Matteo Denti, Romain Seil
R2,774 R2,511 Discovery Miles 25 110 Save R263 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, comprising the Instructional Course Lectures delivered at the 17th ESSKA Congress in Barcelona in 2016, provides an excellent update on current scientific and clinical knowledge in the field of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology. A variety of interesting and controversial topics relating to the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and foot are addressed, all of which are very relevant to the daily practice of orthopaedic surgeons. The coverage includes a number of open questions, such as: How should complications be handled during rotator cuff surgery? What errors may occur during anterior cruciate ligament surgery? How much attention must be paid to meniscal root tears? Do we now understand the pathology of osteoarthritis sufficiently well and do we always identify the most successful treatment for our patients? All of the contributions are written by well-known experts from across the world. The presentations will enable the reader to gain a better understanding of pathologies and may permit more individualized treatment of patients. The book will be of interest to clinicians and researchers alike.

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse (Paperback): Ian Peate The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse (Paperback)
Ian Peate
R520 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R102 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: * How to get the job you want * The role and function of the staff nurse * Accountability and delegation * Working with patients and their families * Becoming a manager * Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.

Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy, Vol. 3, 16th ed., English/Latin - Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy (Hardcover, 16th Revised edition):... Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy, Vol. 3, 16th ed., English/Latin - Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy (Hardcover, 16th Revised edition)
Friedrich Paulsen, Jens Waschke
R1,257 R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Save R199 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sobotta - More than just an Atlas: Learn, Understand and Test your Knowledge Sobotta Atlas 'Volume 3 focuses on the Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy providing in-depth insights into the human head, it's structures, organs and circulatory, as well as, nervous systems to students and professionals alike. The 16th edition introduces the brand new Sobotta Study Loop. A deeper focus on clinical relevance and actively supporting students prepare for medical exams makes the Sobotta - Atlas of Anatomy more relevant than ever. In 1,300 pages the atlas offers even more insights into the human body, 500 new exam questions to help consolidate learning and support exam preparation, as well as, a guiding hand to medical students new to the subject. Discover its new didactic backbone: the Sobotta Study Loop Overview: Dive into each chapter via an introduction, where crucial information is highlighted Up-to-date Topic Highlights: Enables medical students to reflect on the knowledge they will have gained by the end of the chapter - in terms of anatomical structure and function Clinical Relevance: Typical medical case histories actively support the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical application during rotation Dissection Tips: Experts present valuable hints and practical know-how on human dissection - great practice for the dissection lab The Anatomy Figures: Key anatomical terminology and facts are further highlighted in bold in both legends and captions Practice Exam Questions: Typical oral exam test cases enable the student to gain confidence through practicing options Due to completely new anatomical illustrations focusing in-depth on Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy Vol.3 provides insights to specialists, e.g. Inner Neurologists, Dentists and Orthopedists.

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