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Public Health in the Arab World (Hardcover, New): Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja, Iman Nuwayhid Public Health in the Arab World (Hardcover, New)
Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja, Iman Nuwayhid
R3,397 R2,905 Discovery Miles 29 050 Save R492 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Arab world is a distinct geographic and cultural entity, with a complex demographic. Public Health in the Arab World reviews and dissects the public health concerns specific to this region. This volume will interest not only researchers, practitioners and students in the Arab world, but also the wider constituency of international public health specialists and social scholars interested in this region. With contributions from a multidisciplinary group of leading regional and international experts, this volume addresses a comprehensive range of contemporary topics, including the social determinants of health, and health issues in different population groups. Synthesizing a large body of knowledge in an accessible manner, the authors critique and adapt public health concepts, frameworks and paradigms to the context of the Arab world, engaging readers in current debates. This is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in global public health and in Arab world studies.

Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture - From Concept to Implementation (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2018): Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Reza... Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture - From Concept to Implementation (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2018)
Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Reza Ardakanian
R2,169 Discovery Miles 21 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a broad and global level description of the current status of wastewater use in agriculture and then brings the readers to various places in the MENA Region and Europe to explain how some countries and regions have addressed the challenges during implementation. On a global scale, over 20 million hectares of agricultural land are irrigated using wastewater. This is one good, and perhaps the most prominent, example of the safe use potential of wastewater. Water scarcity and the cost of energy and fertilisers are among the main factors driving millions of farmers and other entrepreneurs to make use of wastewater. In order to address the technical, institutional, and policy challenges of safe water reuse, developing countries and countries in transition need clear institutional arrangements and more skilled human resources, with a sound understanding of the opportunities and potential risks of wastewater use. Stakeholders in wastewater irrigation who need to implement from scratch or improve current conditions, find it difficult to gather the necessary information on practical implementation aspects. The main objective of this book is to bridge that gap.

Epidemics and Society - From the Black Death to the Present (Paperback): Frank M. Snowden Epidemics and Society - From the Black Death to the Present (Paperback)
Frank M. Snowden
R556 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R100 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A "brilliant and sobering" (Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal) look at the history and human costs of pandemic outbreaks As seen on "60 Minutes" The World Economic Forum #1 book to read for context on the coronavirus outbreak This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today, and in a new preface addresses the global threat of COVID-19. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world's preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents - Research, Policy, and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019): J. Mark Eddy, Julie... Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents - Research, Policy, and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019)
J. Mark Eddy, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan
R3,776 R3,370 Discovery Miles 33 700 Save R406 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of this handbook examines family life, health, and educational issues that often arise for the millions of children in the United States whose parents are in prison or jail. It details how these youth are more likely to exhibit behavior problems such as aggression, substance abuse, learning difficulties, mental health concerns, and physical health issues. It also examines resilience and how children and families thrive even in the face of multiple challenges related to parental incarceration. Chapters integrate diverse; interdisciplinary; and rapidly expanding literature and synthesizes rigorous scholarship to address the needs of children from multiple perspectives, including child welfare; education; health care; mental health; law enforcement; corrections; and law. The handbook concludes with a chapter that explores new directions in research, policy, and practice to improve the life chances of children with incarcerated parents. Topics featured in this handbook include: Findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. How parental incarceration contributes to racial and ethnic disparities and inequality. Parent-child visits when parents are incarcerated in prison or jail. Approaches to empowering incarcerated parents of color and their families. International advances for incarcerated parents and their children. The second edition of the Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents is an essential reference for researchers, professors, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students across developmental psychology, criminology, sociology, law, psychiatry, social work, public health, human development, and family studies. "This important new volume provides a cutting-edge update of research on the impact of incarceration on family life. The book will be an essential reference for researchers and practitioners working at the intersections of criminal justice, poverty, and child development." Bruce Western, Ph.D., Columbia University "The comprehensive, interdisciplinary focus of this handbook brilliantly showcases the latest research, interventions, programs, and policies relevant to the well-being of children with incarcerated parents. This edition is a 'must-read' for students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers alike who are dedicated to promoting the health and resilience of children affected by parental incarceration." Leslie Leve, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Governing Systems - Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830-1910 (Paperback): Tom Crook Governing Systems - Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830-1910 (Paperback)
Tom Crook
R810 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R174 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When and how did public health become modern? In Governing Systems, Tom Crook offers a fresh answer to this question through an examination of Victorian and Edwardian England, long considered one of the critical birthplaces of modern public health. This birth, Crook argues, should be located not in the rise of professional expertise or a centralized bureaucratic state but in the contested formation and functioning of multiple systems, both human and material, administrative and technological. Theoretically ambitious yet empirically grounded, Governing Systems will be of interest to historians of modern public health and modern Britain, as well as to anyone interested in the complex gestation of the governmental dimensions of modernity.

Body, Society, and Nation - The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai (Hardcover): Chieko Nakajima Body, Society, and Nation - The Creation of Public Health and Urban Culture in Shanghai (Hardcover)
Chieko Nakajima
R1,019 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R74 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Body, Society, and Nation tells the story of China's unfolding modernity by exploring the changing ideas, practices, and systems related to health and body in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Shanghai. The pursuit of good health loomed large in Chinese political, social, and economic life. Yet, "good health" had a range of associations beyond individual well-being. It was also an integral part of Chinese nation-building, a goal of charitable activities, a notable outcome of Western medical science, a marker of modern civilization, and a commercial catchphrase. With the advent of Western powers, Chinese notions about personal hygiene and the body gradually expanded. This transformation was complicated by indigenous medical ideas, preexisting institutions and social groups, and local cultures and customs. This study explores the many ways that members of the various strata of Shanghai society experienced and understood multiple meanings of health and body within their everyday lives. Chieko Nakajima traces the institutions they established, the regulations they implemented, and the practices they brought to the city as part of efforts to promote health. In doing so, she explains how local practices and customs fashioned and constrained public health and, in turn, how hygienic modernity helped shape and develop local cultures and influenced people's behavior.

Abortion across Borders - Transnational Travel and Access to Abortion Services (Hardcover): Christabelle Sethna, Gayle Davis Abortion across Borders - Transnational Travel and Access to Abortion Services (Hardcover)
Christabelle Sethna, Gayle Davis
R1,220 R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Save R179 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Safe, legal, and affordable abortion is widely recognized as an essential medical service for women across the world. When access to that service is denied or restricted, women are compelled to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, seek backstreet abortionists, attempt self-induced abortions, or even travel to less restrictive states, provinces, and countries to receive care. Abortion across Borders focuses on travel across domestic and international boundaries to terminate a pregnancy. Christabelle Sethna and Gayle Davis have gathered a cadre of authors to examine how restrictive policies force women to move both within and across national borders in order to reach abortion providers, often at great expense, over long distances and with significant safety risks. Taking historical and contemporary perspectives, contributors examine the situation in regions that include Texas, Prince Edward Island, Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Eastern Europe. Throughout, they take a feminist intersectional approach to transnational travel and access to abortion services that is sensitive to inequalities of gender, race, and class in reproductive health care. This multidisciplinary volume raises challenging logistical, legal, and ethical questions while exploring the gendered aspects of medical tourism. A noticeable rollback of reproductive rights and renewed attention to border security in many parts of the world will make Abortion across Borders of timely interest to scholars of gender and women's studies, health, medicine, law, mobility studies, and reproductive justice. Contributors: Barbara Baird, Niklas Barke, Anna Bogic, Hayley Brown, Lori A. Brown, Cathrine Chambers, Ewelina Ciaputa, Gayle Davis, Mary Gilmartin, Agata Ignaciuk, Sinead Kennedy, Lena Lennerhed, Jo-Ann MacDonald, Colleen MacQuarrie, Jane O'Neill, Clare Parker, Christabelle Sethna, Sally Sheldon

Ethics in Public Health Practice in India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Arima Mishra, Kalyani Subbiah Ethics in Public Health Practice in India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Arima Mishra, Kalyani Subbiah
R2,949 R2,407 Discovery Miles 24 070 Save R542 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edited volume draws on ten original contributions that locate ethics at the centre-stage of public health practice. The essays explicate ethical issues, challenges, deliberations and resolutions covering a broad canvas of public health practice including policies, programmes, research, training and advocacy. The contributors are academics and practitioners in varying roles and long-standing engagement with public health in diverse settings within India. Their expertise in disciplines range from anthropology, sociology, health communications, gender studies, economics, epidemiology, social work and medicine. Their chapters deal with dimensions of ethical dilemmas that can rarely be defined and contained within ethical guidelines and protocols alone. Instead, they throw light on the associated factors, value systems and contexts in which such complexities occur and require response or redressal. This volume aims to articulate the growing awareness among practitioners that public health ethics is not merely an advanced grouping of possible problems and solutions. It hopes to facilitate robust platforms for dialogue and debate on the subject through the lenses of these contributions. The book is conceptualized to reach broader audiences such as public health practitioners and researchers in several roles within Government health systems, NGOs/Grass root organizations/CSR initiatives/advocacy groups; as well as researchers in academic settings and facilitators involved in teaching ethics and imparting training for students and young practitioners of public health.

Advances in Health and Disease - Volume 11 (Hardcover): Lowell T. Duncan Advances in Health and Disease - Volume 11 (Hardcover)
Lowell T. Duncan
R6,355 R4,600 Discovery Miles 46 000 Save R1,755 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aim of Volume 11 is to provide evidence on the indicators of fluid distribution and cellular integrity evaluated by nioelectrical impedance analysis in athletes of different performance levels and non-athletes. The second chapter presents a specific examination of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor among xenobiotic receptors, with a commentary on the preventive and therapeutic abilities of lignans against various diseases associated with the aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling pathway, including cancers, teratogenesis, inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoarthritis, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, leukemias and lymphomas. Additionally, the authors discuss scrub typhus, a bacterial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi), and how it is recognized as an important cause of fever in Asia. The objective of the next section is to conduct a literature review to identify key risk factors that contribute to the risk of infection and transmission of disease in residential aged care and community care settings. The indications and complications of surgical management of Choanal atresia will be thoroughly illustrated in the followingchapter, mainly focusing on the role of the transnasal endoscopic approach. Recently, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the creation of more effective drugs for prevention and management of obesity and obesity-related diseases. The penultimate chapter examines the peptide fraction derived from tissue of Antarctic hydrobiont and how it has beneficial effects on the diet induced obesity in rats through the influence on oxidative status, development of inflammation, and disorders of the serotonergic system, which are considered to be the key pathogenic mechanisms of obesity-associated metabolic disturbances. The focus of the final chapter is to describe the demographic, clinical and microbiological characteristics of S. maltophilia infections in pediatric patients during a two year period (2016 to 2018) in a tertiary-care hospital in southern Brazil.

Activities of Daily Living - Performance, Impact on Life Quality & Assistance (Hardcover): Jean Baptiste Giroux, Charlotte... Activities of Daily Living - Performance, Impact on Life Quality & Assistance (Hardcover)
Jean Baptiste Giroux, Charlotte Vallee
R4,428 Discovery Miles 44 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authors of this book present current research in the study of the performance, impact on life quality and assistance in the activities of daily living. Topics discussed include health status and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; daily mobility of the elderly in Spain; functional upper limb evaluation of activities of daily living in people with neurological disorders; influences of activities of daily living dependency on family caregiver burden and the strategies of adaptation; intervention with modified constraint induced movement therapy in occupational therapy and influence on activities of daily living; impact of mobility equipment on performance and quality of life; severity of unilateral spatial neglect and activities of daily living at discharge; rehabilitation strategies for people with cognitive impairments; flow experience in daily living and health-related quality of life.

Centenarians - An Example of Positive Biology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Calogero Caruso Centenarians - An Example of Positive Biology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Calogero Caruso
R1,756 R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Save R165 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This state-of-the-art review on longevity focuses on centenarians, studied as a model of positive biology. The extraordinary rise in the elderly population in developed countries underscores the importance of studies on ageing and longevity in order to decrease the medical, economic and social problems associated with the increased number of non-autonomous individuals affected by invalidating pathologies. Centenarians have reached the extreme limits of human life span. Those in relatively good health, who are able to perform their routine daily tasks, are the best examples of extreme longevity, representing selected individuals in which the appearance of major age-related diseases - including cancer and cardiovascular diseases - has been consistently delayed or avoided. The relationship between causality and chance is an open discussion topic in many disciplines. In particular, ageing, the related diseases, and longevity are difficult to define as a consequence of causality, chance or both. Discussing the relevance of these different factors in the attainment of longevity, the book gathers contributions on genetic, epigenetic and phenotypic aspects of centenarians. The "positive biology" approach is applied to clarify the causes of positive phenotypes, as well as to explain the biological mechanisms of health and well-being with the aim of preventing and/or reducing frailty and disability in the elderly.

The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and the ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology (Multiple copy pack): Stephan Gielen,... The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and the ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology (Multiple copy pack)
Stephan Gielen, Guy De Backer, Massimo Piepoli, Catriona Jennings
R3,781 Discovery Miles 37 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Combining an accessible and practical how-to manual with a comprehensive textbook, together with full online access to both resources, this pack provides medical professionals with a great value resource covering all aspects of preventive cardiology.This pack comes with full online access to both resources on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the books are published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access codes, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge, and download all the figures and tables. This pack is an essential collection in understanding and delivering effective strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease. It combines The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology, which is the official textbook of the EACP and a state-of-the art reference work, with The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology, an easy-to-use and portable quick guide to preventive care in practice. The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is comprehensive, and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), clearing connecting the latest evidence-base to strategies and proposals for implementing those findings in clinical practice. The textbook ranges from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention with information on cardio-protective drugs. Case studies, clinical decision-making trees and drug tables with recommended doses and potential side-effects make it easier than ever to implement treatments in practice. IThe ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, it is an invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention. The handbook focuses on practical strategies that can be used in clinical settings. Concise and easily accessible, it guides readers through the patient and family pathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies. Information on how to deliver a health promotion workshop programme and run a supervised exercise programme is also included. Previously published as Preventive Cardiology: A practical manual and now fully revised and updated and packed with checklists and diagrams, such as risk estimation charts, The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology helps health workers contribute in real and practical ways to the prevention of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Being Critically Reflective - Engaging in Holistic Practice (Paperback): Fiona Gardner Being Critically Reflective - Engaging in Holistic Practice (Paperback)
Fiona Gardner
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many students and practitioners are familiar with critical reflection but struggle to make space for it in their everyday practice. This book provides an accessible and practical introduction not only to doing critical reflection, but to being critically reflective.
- It demonstrates how reflective capacity can be developed in different practice contexts and applied productively to supervision, teamwork and interprofessional working.
- It outlines the different theoretical underpinnings and methods of critical reflection, exploring the use of visual images, writing techniques and group meetings.
- It is rich with engaging case studies and questions for the reader that will help them to make critical reflection an integral part of their everyday practice.

This book is an ideal guide to dealing with challenge and change across a range of social and healthcare services, including social work, nursing, youth and community work, counselling and allied healthcare professions.

The Angina Monologues - Surgery for Broken Hearts (Hardcover): Samer Nashef The Angina Monologues - Surgery for Broken Hearts (Hardcover)
Samer Nashef
R650 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exposed Science - Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health (Paperback): Sara Shostak Exposed Science - Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health (Paperback)
Sara Shostak
R694 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R143 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We rely on environmental health scientists to document the presence of chemicals where we live, work, and play and to provide an empirical basis for public policy. In the last decades of the 20th century, environmental health scientists began to shift their focus deep within the human body, and to the molecular level, in order to investigate gene-environment interactions. In "Exposed Science," Sara Shostak analyzes the rise of gene-environment interaction in the environmental health sciences and examines its consequences for how we understand and seek to protect population health. Drawing on in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation, Shostak demonstrates that what we know OCo and what we donOCOt know OCo about the vulnerabilities of our bodies to environmental hazards is profoundly shaped by environmental health scientistsOCO efforts to address the structural vulnerabilities of their field. She then takes up the political effects of this research, both from the perspective of those who seek to establish genomic technologies as a new basis for environmental regulation, and from the perspective of environmental justice activists, who are concerned that that their efforts to redress the social, political, and economical inequalities that put people at risk of environmental exposure will be undermined by molecular explanations of environmental health and illness. "Exposed Science" thus offers critically important new ways of understanding and engaging with the emergence of gene-environment interaction as a focal concern of environmental health science, policy-making, and activism.

Hepatitis C - A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (Paperback): Paul J Thuluvath Hepatitis C - A Complete Guide for Patients and Families (Paperback)
Paul J Thuluvath
R462 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The liver is the body's workhorse. It makes proteins and bile, processes fats, and detoxifies drugs and alcohol. The liver is a resilient organ, but it is susceptible to damage from a number of sources, including viral infections. Such infections cause inflammation of the liver, called hepatitis. This book is a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C, which affects about 3 percent of the world's population-3 to 4 million people in the United States alone. Some people with acute hepatitis C infection will be cured without any treatment, but when hepatitis C becomes chronic it may cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. Hepatitis C is transmitted from an infected person to an uninfected person by sharing drug-injecting equipment, snorting cocaine, having sex, or getting a blood transfusion or organ transplant. It can be spread by getting a tattoo with unsterile equipment. In rare cases, women with hepatitis C transmit the virus to their infants. World-renowned gastroenterologist and liver specialist Dr Paul J Thuluvath provides detailed information about the disease and its diagnosis and management, including dramatically improved treatments that have recently emerged. Dr Thuluvath answers common and uncommon questions about hepatitis C and liver disease, including: How is hepatitis C spread? Who should be tested-and what tests diagnose hepatitis C and other liver diseases? What are the symptoms of acute liver disease? What are the symptoms and complications of chronic liver disease? What are the complications of cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)? How does hepatitis C affect other organs in the body? What treatment options are available, and what side effects might they have? How is early liver cancer diagnosed and treated? When is liver transplantation needed, and how does it work? Dr Thuluvath provides the latest information on new interferon-free regimens, which have shown a cure rate of more than 90 per cent in people with specific genotypes-and which avoid the distressing side effects of interferon therapy. He discusses hepatitis C in children as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Published while revolutionary changes are taking place in the treatment of hepatitis C, this authoritative guide will become the preferred reference for people with hepatitis C and their families.

Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India - Lessons for Emerging Economies (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India - Lessons for Emerging Economies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Sigamani Panneer, Sanghmitra S Acharya, Nagarajan Sivakami
R2,964 R2,655 Discovery Miles 26 550 Save R309 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on the core problems of occupational health, safety and well-being of workers in the informal sector in developing countries, where it accounts for most of the rural labour force and a substantial percentage of the urban labour force. The sector is characterised by low incomes, unstable employment and lack of protection in the form of legislation/policies or trade unions. Though some health and problem-solving measures have been introduced, a focused academic effort to address the problems confronting workers in the unorganised sector, or informal economy, is lacking. The book evaluates workers' physical and mental health in the context of labour migration, social inclusion of minorities and the differently abled, provisions for women workers, demonetisation, occupational safety for hazardous work, and in connection with various areas of informal work, e.g. agriculture, construction, transportation, sanitation, tanning, the tobacco industry, powerloom industry, surrogacy, and self-employment. It provides a well-rounded description of an analytical reflection on the challenges these workers face and focuses on social policy changes to help alleviate them. Accordingly, it offers a valuable asset for researchers and students interested in development studies, the sociology of work, health and labour economics, public health, and social work.

What Makes Women Sick (Paperback, New): Leslie Doyal What Makes Women Sick (Paperback, New)
Leslie Doyal
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Lesley Doyal has done it again! By making a political, cross-cultural analysis the core of every topic she covers, she makes us change the way we think about and act on critical issues in women's health. Students in public health and in women studies will find this intelligent, accessible book a unique and enlightening resource." --Nancy Worcester, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and National Women's Health Network What makes women sick? To an Ecuadorean woman, it's nervios from constant worry about her children's illnesses. To a woman working in a New Mexico electronics factory, it's the solvents that leave her with a form of dementia. To a Ugandan woman, it's HIV from her husband's sleeping with the widow of an AIDS patient. To a Bangladeshi woman, it's a fatal infection following an IUD insertion. What they all share is a recognition that their sickness is somehow caused by situations they face every day at home and at work. In this clearly written and compelling book, Lesley Doyal investigates the effects of social, economic, and cultural conditions on women's health. The "fault line" of gender that continues to divide all societies has, Doyal demonstrates, profound and pervasive consequences for the health of women throughout the world. Her broad synthesis highlights variations between men and women in patterns of health and illness, and it identifies inequalities in medical care that separate groups of women from each other. Doyal's wide-ranging arguments, her wealth of data, her use of women's voices from many cultures--and her examples of women mobilizing to find their own solutions--make this book required reading for everyone concerned with women's health. Lesley Doyal is Professor of Health and Social Care, School of Policy Studies, at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on health policy and women's studies. Her books include The Political Economy of Health and HIV, and AIDs: Setting a Feminist Agenda.

Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reports (Paperback, Ed): Jim Walters, Robert Sumwalt Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reports (Paperback, Ed)
Jim Walters, Robert Sumwalt
R1,123 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R265 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fascinating and factual accounts of the world’s most recent
and compelling crashes

Industry insiders James Walters and Robert Sumwalt, trained aviation accident investigators and commercial airline pilots, offer expert analyses of notable and recent aircraft accidents in this eye-opening, lesson-filled case file. Culled from final reports issued by military and foreign government investigations, as well as additional research and resources, Aircraft Accident Analysis tells the final and full tales of doomed flights that stopped the world cold in their wake.

Technical accuracy and details, presented in layman’s language, help to clarify:

• Major accidents from commercial, military, and general aviation flights

• Pilot backgrounds and flight histories

• Chronology of events leading to each accident

• Description of aviation investigation process

• Insight into NTSB, military, and foreign government findings

• Resulting recommendations, requirements, and policy changes

• Preview summaries of accidents too recent for final reports are also highlighted.

Readable, authoritative, and complete, Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reports is at once an important reference tool and a riveting, what-went-wrong look at air safety for everyone who flies.

Featured final and preview reports include:

U.S. Air Force, U.S Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Jessica Dubroff, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Valujet Airlines 592, Everglades, Florida

American Airlines 955, Cali, Columbia

John Denver, Pacific Grove, California

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Carrollton, Georgia

US Air 427, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TWA 800, Long Island, New York

Delta Air Lines, LaGuardia Airport, New York

John F. Kennedy, Jr., Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies - Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners (Hardcover): David... Health in Humanitarian Emergencies - Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners (Hardcover)
David Townes
R2,845 R2,116 Discovery Miles 21 160 Save R729 (26%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The fields of Global Health and Global Emergency Response have attracted increased interest and study. There has been tremendous growth in the educational opportunities around humanitarian emergencies; however, educational resources have not yet followed the same growth. This book corrects this trend, offering a comprehensive single resource dedicated to health in humanitarian emergencies. Providing an introduction to the public health principles of response to humanitarian emergencies, the text also emphasizes the need to coordinate the public health and emergency clinical response within the architecture of the greater response effort. With contributing authors among some of the world's leading health experts and policy influencers in the field, the content is based on best practices, peer reviewed evidence, and expert consensus. The text acts as a resource for clinical and public health practitioners, graduate-level students, and individuals working in response to humanitarian emergencies for government agencies, international agencies, and NGOs.

Redefining Aging - A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life (Hardcover): Ann Kaiser Stearns Redefining Aging - A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life (Hardcover)
Ann Kaiser Stearns; Foreword by J. Raymond de Paulo
R1,216 R1,038 Discovery Miles 10 380 Save R178 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But fulfilling life experiences are still possible for both caregivers and their loved ones, despite the stress and fatigue of caregiving. Even an elderly spouse, parent, or other family member who is significantly impaired or increasingly dependent can enjoy simple pleasures and share their joy and wisdom. In this book, Ann Kaiser Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. In her engaging, conversational tone, Stearns shares stories and lessons from many resilient caregivers. She couples findings from the latest research with powerful insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for-and for themselves as they age. Topics include* improving the quality of life for the one giving and the one receiving care* distinguishing normal aging from early warning signs * understanding caregiver sadness, resentment, guilt, and grief* using strategies and skills to minimize an impaired elder's distress and emotional outbursts and the caregiver's own anxieties about growing old* finding resources to aid in the care of the loved one and protect the caregiver from stress overload * moving forward after the death of a loved one to have a meaningful life of one's own * overcoming ageist stereotypes and deciding what kind of "old person" one will be* making life easier for those who someday will care for us Redefining Aging will help readers think differently about caregiving and their own aging. It will also help them empathize with and interact positively with their elderly loved ones while imagining a positive future for themselves.

Elderhood - Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardcover): Louise Aronson Elderhood - Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardcover)
Louise Aronson
R565 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R126 (22%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A New York Times bestseller
Longlisted for the Carnegie

As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.

For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied.

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."

Drug Dealer, MD - How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop (Paperback): Anna Lembke Drug Dealer, MD - How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop (Paperback)
Anna Lembke
R459 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it's built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. In Drug Dealer, MD, Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving opioid addiction nationwide. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, she explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction. Even when addiction is recognized by doctors and their patients, she argues, many doctors don't know how to treat it, connections to treatment are lacking, and insurance companies won't pay for rehab. Full of extensive interviews-with health care providers, pharmacists, social workers, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, journalists, economists, advocates, and patients and their families- Drug Dealer, MD, is for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs. Dr. Lembke gives voice to the millions of Americans struggling with prescription drugs while singling out the real culprits behind the rise in opioid addiction: cultural narratives that promote pills as quick fixes, pharmaceutical corporations in cahoots with organized medicine, and a new medical bureaucracy focused on the bottom line that favors pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness. Dr. Lembke concludes that the prescription drug epidemic is a symptom of a faltering health care system, the solution for which lies in rethinking how health care is delivered.

Mad Cow Crisis - Health and the Public Good (Paperback, New): Scott C. Ratzan Mad Cow Crisis - Health and the Public Good (Paperback, New)
Scott C. Ratzan
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the spring of 1996, when numerous reports of bovine spongioform encephalopathy, popularly known as "mad cow disease," coincided with an outbreak of a similar neuropathological disease in humans, a panic spread across Britain, Europe, and subsequently to the United States. Described as "the biggest crisis the European Union ever had," the mad cow controversy raised important issues about the ways in which risks to the public heath are assessed, disseminated, and controlled. Was the "epidemic" merely a failure of management, the lessons of which could be incorporated into a new strategy for dealing with public anxiety? Was it an isolated case of poor decision-making in a highly volatile economic sector, or was it the kind of nightmare that could face any government responsible for public safety? And what role did the media play in exacerbating an already spiraling crisis?

Divided into four major sections-"Scientific/Historical Perspectives"; "Politics as Health"; "Understanding the Crisis"; and "Lessons and Possibilities" - Mad Cow Crisis assembles the perspectives of a range of experts on this strange and frightening phenomenon, with a view to helping us comprehend how and why such crises occur. Both a careful consideration of how we interpret risk and uncertainty and a step-by-step guide to managing public fear, this important book will interest anyone concerned with public health, communication, science, economics, and medicine.

Implementation Monitoring and Process Evaluation (Paperback): Ruth P Saunders Implementation Monitoring and Process Evaluation (Paperback)
Ruth P Saunders
R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the topic comprehensively through four phases: implementation planning; planning for implementation monitoring; carrying out the implementation monitoring plan; and summarizing, reporting and using the results. The book aims to develop students' skills in program evaluation, specifically in implementation monitoring. An extended case study of a health education program working with teenage girls is referred to throughout the book, providing a useful example appropriate to courses in education, health promotion, social work, public policy, or community studies. A "Your Turn" feature in each chapter helps the reader apply the material to their own area of study. The book will be ideal as a primary text for an implementation monitoring course or as a supplemental text in a broader program evaluation course.

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