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The Premonition - A Pandemic Story (Hardcover): Michael Lewis The Premonition - A Pandemic Story (Hardcover)
Michael Lewis
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 In stock

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios.

Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected.

A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work.

Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 4th Edition): Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 4th Edition)
R485 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R62 (13%) In stock
The auxiliary nurse (Paperback, 4th ed): Liezel Booysen, Magda van Zyl, Ina Erasmus The auxiliary nurse (Paperback, 4th ed)
Liezel Booysen, Magda van Zyl, Ina Erasmus; Edited by Anne Young
R549 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R74 (13%) In stock

Now in its fourth edition, this peer-reviewed and updated edition of The Auxiliary Nurse has been raised to Level 5 on the NQF and its content covers the requirements of the new Nursing Auxiliary qualification. Existing chapters have been expanded on and chapters on pharmacology and communication added. To meet the requirements of the new curriculum, sections on nursing the disabled and palliative care have been added to the chapter on vulnerable Groups. Great care has been taken to ensure that the content of this book is relevant, up-to-date and accessible. Where appropriate, information and procedures are supported by the latest evidence-based practice and the latest developments in the field of healthcare are explained, such as integrated care pathways.

The Blackridge House - A Memoir (Paperback): Julia Martin The Blackridge House - A Memoir (Paperback)
Julia Martin 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A quest is never what you expect it to be.

Elizabeth Madeline Martin spends her days in a retirement home in Cape Town, watching the pigeons and squirrels on the branch of a tree outside her window. Bedridden, her memory fading, she can recall her early childhood spent in a small wood-and-iron house in Blackridge on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg. Though she remembers the place in detail – dogs, a mango tree, a stream – she has no idea of where exactly it is. ‘My memory is full of blotches,’ she tells her daughter Julia, ‘like ink left about and knocked over.’

Julia resolves to find the Blackridge house: with her mother lonely and confused, would this, perhaps, bring some measure of closure? A journey begins that traverses family history, forgotten documents, old photographs, and the maps that stake out a country’s troubled past – maps whose boundaries nature remains determined to resist. Kind strangers, willing to assist in the search, lead to unexpected discoveries of ancestors and wars and lullabies. Folded into this quest are the tender conversations between a daughter and a mother who does not have long to live.

Taken as one, The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of the stories we tell of home and family, of the precarious footprint of life.

Tough Talk With TT (Paperback): T.T. Mbha Tough Talk With TT (Paperback)
T.T. Mbha
R100 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R15 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

My name is TT Mbha and I'm going to take you through a 19-day journey of how I recovered from having tested positive for Covid-19 on the 24th of June 2020 and finally recovered on the 9th of July 2020, and finally started and launched Tough Talk with TT on the 12th of July. So if you count the days from the 24th of June all the way to the 12th of July, it is 19 days; and its these 19 days that have shaped and changed my life for the better and I would like to share the journey and story with the hope that somebody out there, you reading this book right now, can get hope and healing.

Tough Talk with TT is all about bringing hope and healing to our nation and so as we navigate these 19 chapters, which are represented by each day, I really hope you will receive the healing that is intended to come your way. I'm very big on being a channel. Being a channel is something very close to my heart. What does being a channel mean? Whatever we touch, we leave fingerprints, and as we touch other people's lives; we leave our identity in them.

Life is better when you're happy, but life is at its best when others are happy because of you. Be faithful in touching other people's hearts. Be an inspiration. Nothing is more important and worth practicing than being a channel of God's blessing. Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers do not drink their own water, trees do not eat their own fruits, the sun does not shine for itself and certainly flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves.

Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help one another. No matter how difficult of a situation you find yourself in, still, do good for others. This for me has been such an important message that Ive learnt during the past 19 days. I'd like to put a disclaimer upfront; this is by no means a perfect book; it is not meant to showcase a perfect life. In actual fact it is all about exposing the imperfections that we all have as human beings. Allow me to be human by reading this book from the eyes, hearts and minds of a human being.

The Boy Who Wasn't Short - Human Stories From The Revolution In Genetic Medicine (Paperback): Edwin Kirk The Boy Who Wasn't Short - Human Stories From The Revolution In Genetic Medicine (Paperback)
Edwin Kirk
R420 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R121 (29%) In stock

A geneticist tells the stories of men, women, and children whose genes have shaped their lives in unexpected ways.

It was while listening to a colleague tell the parents of a newborn girl that their daughter was going to die that a lifelong interest in genetic medicine was sparked in Dr Edwin Kirk. Warmth and gentleness tempered a direct, sure manner - this was the medicine he wanted to practise, where the most advanced science and the most deeply human meet. Twenty-five years later, Dr Kirk works both with patients and in the lab, and he spearheads a campaign that will change the way we think about having babies. His experience is without parallel, but it is his humour and insight that make all the difference.

Find out why Dr Kirk found himself among hundreds of people, each with a glass of poison in front of them - and how you might perform the same experiment yourself (without the poison). Learn how the realisation that a young boy wasn't short ended up saving the life of his mother - and how Angelina Jolie has saved the lives of many more. Sit in the room with Dr Kirk and his patients as they navigate the world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality. In genetics, it is the particularities of an individual's history that matter, and here, in clear and considerate writing, those individual stories are given voice.

Essential first aid - Manual for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): The South African Red Cross Society Essential first aid - Manual for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
The South African Red Cross Society 1
R204 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R24 (12%) In stock

This edition has been updated to bring the material in line with the current unit standard. In so doing, this new edition provides you with everything you need to know to act effectively in medical and first-aid emergencies. Written by a team of experienced Red Cross first-aid trainers, the manual teaches you to recognise emergency situations and medical conditions, and guides you in providing first-aid treatment.

Narcotics Anonymous (Hardcover, Sixth Edition): Narcotics Anonymous (Hardcover, Sixth Edition)
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 In stock

This is the basic text of the Narcotics Anonymous fellowship. Just as with alcoholism, there is no 'cure' for narcotic addiction, but recovery is possible through a program adapted from the ""Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions"" of Alcoholics Anonymous. This book, written by addicts, for addicts, about addicts, sets forth the spiritual principles of Narcotics Anonymous that hundreds of thousands of addicts have used in recovery. Intended as a complete textbook for every addict seeking recovery, ""Narcotics Anonymous"" describes the N.A. program and how it works. It includes the ""N.A. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions"", as well as many personal stories of men and women who have found freedom from addiction through Narcotics Anonymous.

Every Minute Is a Day - A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege (Hardcover): Robert Meyer, Dan Koeppel Every Minute Is a Day - A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege (Hardcover)
Robert Meyer, Dan Koeppel
R523 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R96 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Occupational health - Management and practice for health professionals (Paperback, 5th ed): Jenny Acutt, Susan Hattingh Occupational health - Management and practice for health professionals (Paperback, 5th ed)
Jenny Acutt, Susan Hattingh
R625 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R90 (14%) In stock

Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals is a well-known and widely prescribed text in this discipline. The fifth edition has been updated to include the latest legislation and research concerning this subject. Drawing on their experience in the field of Occupational Health, the authors explain the relationship between work and health as a two-way process in which the working environment may affect the health of workers, and the workers' state of health may impact on their ability to do their jobs. The text gives clear guidelines on how to deal with this relationship. Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals has been written to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic healthcare programme or pursuing a career in occupational health practice. This new edition has also been peer reviewed by experts in the field.

Like Water Is For Fish - The Power Of Story In Our Lives (Paperback): Garth Japhet Like Water Is For Fish - The Power Of Story In Our Lives (Paperback)
Garth Japhet
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) In stock

The Soul City and Soul Buddyz series are memorable for the way in which they integrated health topics into compelling storylines on TV, radio and in print, creating stories so popular that they entertained and informed millions of people. And the Heartlines’ ‘What’s Your Story?’ programme and films such as Beyond the River, continue to provide witness to the transformative power of story.

As a young boy, Garth Japhet found his life radically shaped by the Jungle Doctor series of books. The stories so enthralled him that, against all advice, he set his heart on medicine. He could see his future – with a backdrop of savannas, golden sunsets, adventure and accolades – as a romantic figure, a healer, a hero.

This fantasy sustained Garth through the challenges of medical training, but finally he arrived. He was Dr Japhet, living the dream. Except the dream was a nightmare. The reality of medicine was not the life he had hoped for. There were times when he cursed the power of the story that had so completely messed up his life. Having struggled with anxiety most of his life, he was catapulted into a deep depression.

And then it happened. Garth stumbled upon the healing power of story – fictional, factual and his own. What magic was at work here? If stories had changed him, could he use story to change others? This question set him on the journey described in Like Water is for Fish; a journey that led to Garth co-founding Soul City and Heartlines, and to an understanding that story, in its multiple forms, is as essential for our lives as water is for fish.

When you share your story with others and they share theirs with you, barriers break down, hardened attitudes shift, and healing begins.

Concise Guide to Medicines and Drugs - 6th Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Dk Concise Guide to Medicines and Drugs - 6th Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Dk 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

The essential quick reference to more than 2,500 medicines and drugs. Find out all you need to know about the prescription drugs and medicines currently on the market with this fully-updated guide to using medication safely and effectively. Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs is an easy-to-use edition which provides clear explanations on how drugs work and gives advice on the uses, actions, risks, and side effects associated with the most widely used prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs. Updated information on travel vaccinations and childhood immunization schedules help make this an indispensable handbook for every household.

The Last Dance - A True Story of Courage, Faith, and Love (Paperback): Fr Eddie Martin The Last Dance - A True Story of Courage, Faith, and Love (Paperback)
Fr Eddie Martin
R231 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Presidential Spirit - The True Story of an Airman Who Soared Above His Circumstances and the Woman Who Was the Wind Beneath His... Presidential Spirit - The True Story of an Airman Who Soared Above His Circumstances and the Woman Who Was the Wind Beneath His Wings (Paperback)
Gina S Scheff
R301 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Optimum Nutrition For Vegans - How To Be Healthy And Optimally Nourished On A Plant-Based Diet (Paperback): Patrick Holford Optimum Nutrition For Vegans - How To Be Healthy And Optimally Nourished On A Plant-Based Diet (Paperback)
Patrick Holford
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) In stock

We know that a plant-based, vegan diet is healthy. But how easy is it to incorporate it into our lifestyle? Are there any other steps that need to be taken to ensure our body is getting the nutrients it needs?

In Optimum Nutrition for Vegans, Patrick Holford, bestselling author of over 25 health books, shows you how to achieve optimum nutrition while following a vegan diet. This book features 100 delicious, easy recipes that will nourish your body and your brain. Patrick will also show you how to ensure you are getting enough protein and brain fats, control your sugar and energy, and other other steps that need to be taken for overall health for vegans.

Whether you already follow a plant-based lifestyle or you simply want to incorporate more meat, dairy and egg-free meals into your week, Optimum Nutrition for Vegans will be your guide for overall health.

The Critical Care Pocket Guide (Spiral bound): Sergio Niosi The Critical Care Pocket Guide (Spiral bound)
Sergio Niosi
R238 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Making of a Cowboy Doctor (Paperback): MD Kyle Ver Steeg The Making of a Cowboy Doctor (Paperback)
MD Kyle Ver Steeg
R310 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy: A South African Perspective (Paperback, 3rd edition): Lionel Nicholas,... Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy: A South African Perspective (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Lionel Nicholas, Gerald Corey, Umesh Bawa
R734 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R73 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Incorporating the thinking, feeling and behaving dimensions of human experience, this third South African edition of Corey's best-selling book helps students compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counselling theories. Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy: A South African Perspective introduces students to the major counselling theories and demonstrates how each one can be applied to two cases ('Stan' and 'Bonolo'). Through clear explanations, examples and accessible language, the text demonstrates how to apply theories in practice, and helps South African students develop an individualised, contextualised counselling style.

The Education of Corporal John Musgrave - Vietnam and Its Aftermath (Hardcover): John Musgrave The Education of Corporal John Musgrave - Vietnam and Its Aftermath (Hardcover)
John Musgrave; Foreword by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
R519 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R91 (18%) Pre-order
Gas Man (Paperback): Colin Black Gas Man (Paperback)
Colin Black
R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

10... 9... 8... 7... 6... That's about as far as you get, counting backwards, as you wait for surgery to begin - and that's all most people know about what I do. But what happens between you conking out and waking up? And what does the anaesthetist have to do with it all? Do they just sit around playing sudoku while the rest of the team do all the hard work? And why are they so obsessed with what time you ate dinner? Join Colin Black on his journey from accidental medical student to HSE and NHS trainee and, finally, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at the largest children's hospital in Ireland, where any given day could end in laughter or tears - and that's just the staff. Razor-sharp and forthright, Gas Man is a disarming and frequently hilarious account of life in one of the most fascinating and thrilling professions at medicine's frontline, where every day is a heady cocktail of severe pressure, poignancy, and profound social awkwardness.

12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 2
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The #1 Sunday Times bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) - now in paperback.

How should we live properly in a world of chaos and uncertainty?

Jordan Peterson has helped millions of people, young and old, men and women, aim at a life of responsibility and meaning. Now he can help you.

Drawing on his own work as a clinical psychologist and on lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson offers twelve profound and realistic principles to live by. After all, as he reminds us, we each have a vital role to play in the unfolding destiny of the world.

Deep, rewarding and enlightening, 12 Rules for Life is a lifeboat built solidly for stormy seas: ancient wisdom applied to our contemporary problems.

Med School 101 for Patients - A Patient's Guide to Creating an Exceptional Doctor Visit (Paperback): Md Kilbourn Gordon Iii Med School 101 for Patients - A Patient's Guide to Creating an Exceptional Doctor Visit (Paperback)
Md Kilbourn Gordon Iii
R238 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
At Home With Cannabis - How To Make And Use Cannabis Products Safely And Effectively At Home (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kelly McQue At Home With Cannabis - How To Make And Use Cannabis Products Safely And Effectively At Home (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kelly McQue
R220 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa declared it a protected right for adults to grow and use cannabis in the privacy of their own homes. At Home With Cannabis provides the reader with everything they need to know to confi dently make and use cannabis products safely and effectively at home.

Kelly McQue shares her experience in helping others successfully heal or manage their conditions, provides tried-and-tested recipes and includes a basic dosage guide for treating different health issues.

Panic Attack - Playing Politics with Science in the Fight Against Covid-19 (Standard format, CD): Nicole Saphier Panic Attack - Playing Politics with Science in the Fight Against Covid-19 (Standard format, CD)
Nicole Saphier; Read by Nicole Saphier
R705 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R192 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beating Cancer with Nutrition - Optimal Nutrition Can Improve Outcome in Medically Treated Cancer Patients (Paperback, 5th... Beating Cancer with Nutrition - Optimal Nutrition Can Improve Outcome in Medically Treated Cancer Patients (Paperback, 5th Revised ed.)
Patrick Quillin
R614 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R105 (17%) In stock
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