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Islamophobia and Psychiatry - Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): H. Steven Moffic, John Peteet,... Islamophobia and Psychiatry - Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
H. Steven Moffic, John Peteet, Ahmed Zakaria Hankir, Rania Awaad
R3,511 R2,673 Discovery Miles 26 730 Save R838 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book begins by covering the general and clinical challenges that are unique to Muslims, drawing from an internationally, ethnically, and intergenerationally diverse pool of experts. The text covers not only how psychiatrists and other clinicians can intervene successfully with patients, but how we as clinicians can have a role in addressing other societally connected mental health challenges arising from Islamophobia. The text addresses three related but distinct areas of interest: Islamophobia as a destructive force, Islam as a religion that is threatened by stigma and misinformation, and the novel intersection of these forces with the field of psychiatry. Islamophobia and Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians and clinicians in training who may encounter patients struggling with these issues, including adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, counselors, social workers, and others.

Treating Opioid Addiction (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): John F. Kelly, Sarah E. Wakeman Treating Opioid Addiction (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
John F. Kelly, Sarah E. Wakeman
R2,158 R1,945 Discovery Miles 19 450 Save R213 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses opioids and opioid use disorders from epidemiological, clinical, and public health perspectives. It covers detailed information on the nature of opioids, their effects on the human body and brain, prevention, and treatment of opioid addiction. Unlike other texts, the first section of this volume builds a strong historical, neurobiological, and phenomenological foundation for a deep understanding of the topic and the patient. The second section addresses the most challenging issues clinicians face, including pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, harm reduction approaches, alternative approaches to pain management for the non-specialist, and prescribing guidelines. Treating Opioid Addiction is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction medicine physicians, primary care physicians, drug addiction counselors, students, trainees, scholars, and public health officials interested in the effects and impact of opioids in the clinical and epidemiological context.

The Fifteen Minute Hour - Efficient and Effective Patient-Centered Consultation Skills, Sixth Edition (Paperback, 6th New... The Fifteen Minute Hour - Efficient and Effective Patient-Centered Consultation Skills, Sixth Edition (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Marian R. Stuart, Joseph A. Lieberman
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Fifteen Minute Hour is well-established as a classic text, providing invaluable support for primary care practitioners aiming to increase patient satisfaction without adding significantly to the length of a visit. This sixth edition continues to emphasise a patient-centred approach to help practitioners enhance the therapeutic relationship with their patients. With a renewed focus on wellness and health promotion, the book offers simple and effective techniques to solve or prevent psychological and behavioural problems manifested in the consultation. The Fifteen Minute Hour has become essential reading around the world, and this sixth edition is completely updated with brand new case material based on real-world consultations, additional techniques for managing chronic conditions including pain, and new references substantiating the efficacy of the authors' methods.

Yellow Fever, Race, and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover): Urmi Willoughby Yellow Fever, Race, and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover)
Urmi Willoughby
R1,147 Discovery Miles 11 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through the innovative perspective of environment and culture, Urmi Engineer Willoughby examines yellow fever in New Orleans from 1796 to 1905. Linking local epidemics to the city's place in the Atlantic world, Yellow Fever, Race, and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans analyses how incidences of and responses to the disease grew out of an environment shaped by sugar production, slavery, and urban development. Willoughby argues that transnational processes, including patterns of migration, industrialization, and imperialism, contributed to ecological changes that enabled yellow fever-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to thrive and transmit the disease in New Orleans, challenging presumptions that yellow fever was primarily transported to the Americas on slave ships. She then traces the origin and spread of medical and popular beliefs about yellow fever immunity, from the early nineteenth-century contention that natives of New Orleans were protected, to the gradual emphasis on race as a determinant of immunity, reflecting social tensions over the abolition of slavery around the world. As the nineteenth century unfolded, ideas of biological differences between the races calcified, even as public health infrastructure expanded, and race continued to play a central role in the diagnosis and prevention of the disease. State and federal governments began to create boards and organisations responsible for preventing new outbreaks and providing care during epidemics, though medical authorities ignored evidence of black victims of yellow fever. Willoughby argues that American imperialist ambitions also contributed to yellow fever eradication and the growth of the field of tropical medicine: U.S. commercial interests in the tropical zones that grew crops like sugar cane, bananas, and coffee engendered cooperation between medical professionals and American military forces in Latin America, which in turn enabled public health campaigns to research and eliminate yellow fever in New Orleans. A signal contribution to the field of disease ecology, Yellow Fever, Race, and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans delineates events that shaped the Crescent City's epidemiological history, shedding light on the spread and eradication of yellow fever in the Atlantic World.

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Virginia C. Strand, Ginny Sprang Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Virginia C. Strand, Ginny Sprang
R2,593 R2,264 Discovery Miles 22 640 Save R329 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems. Organized around concepts of safety, permanency, and well-being, chapters describe innovations in child protection, violence prevention, foster care, and adoption services to reduce immediate effects of trauma on children and improve long-term development and maturation. Foundations and interventions for practice include collaborations with families and community entities, cultural competency, trauma-responsive assessment and treatment, promoting trauma-informed parenting, and, when appropriate, working toward reunification of families. The book's chapters on agency culture also address staffing, supervisory, and training issues, planning and implementation, and developing a competent, committed, and sturdy workforce. Among the topics covered: Trauma-informed family engagement with resistant clients. Introducing evidence-based trauma treatment in preventive services. Working with resource parents for trauma-informed foster care. Use of implementation science principles in program development for sustainability. Trauma informed and secondary traumatic stress informed organizational readiness assessments. Caseworker training for trauma practice and building worker resiliency. Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems ably assists psychology professionals of varied disciplines, social workers, and mental health professionals applying trauma theory and trauma-informed family engagement to clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain strategies for creating trauma-informed agency practice and agency culture. It also makes a worthwhile text for a child welfare training curriculum.

Fat in the Fifties - America's First Obesity Crisis (Hardcover): Nicolas Rasmussen Fat in the Fifties - America's First Obesity Crisis (Hardcover)
Nicolas Rasmussen
R810 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R104 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company identified obesity as the leading cause of premature death in the United States in the 1930s, but it wasn't until 1951 that the public health and medical communities finally recognized it as "America's Number One Health Problem." The reason for MetLife's interest? They wanted their policyholders to live longer and continue paying their premiums. Early postwar America responded to the obesity emergency, but by the end of the 1960s, the crisis waned and official rates of true obesity were reduced- despite the fact that Americans were growing no thinner. What mid-century factors and forces established obesity as a politically meaningful and culturally resonant problem in the first place? And why did obesity fade from public-and medical-consciousness only a decade later? Based on archival records of health leaders as well as medical and popular literature, Fat in the Fifties is the first book to reconstruct the prewar origins, emergence, and surprising disappearance of obesity as a major public health problem. Author Nicolas Rasmussen explores the postwar shifts that drew attention to obesity, as well as the varied approaches to its treatment: from thyroid hormones to psychoanalysis and weight loss groups. Rasmussen argues that the US government was driven by the new Cold War and the fear of atomic annihilation to heightened anxieties about national fitness. Informed by the latest psychiatric thinking-which diagnosed obesity as the result of oral fixation, just like alcoholism-health professionals promoted a form of weight loss group therapy modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. The intervention caught on like wildfire in 1950s suburbia. But the sense of crisis passed quickly, partly due to cultural changes associated with the later 1960s and partly due to scientific research, some of it sponsored by the sugar industry, emphasizing particular dietary fats, rather than calorie intake. Through this riveting history of the rise and fall of the obesity epidemic, readers gain an understanding of how the American public health system-ambitious, strong, and second-to-none at the end of the Second World War-was constrained a decade later to focus mainly on nagging individuals to change their lifestyle choices. Fat in the Fifties is required reading for public health practitioners and researchers, physicians, historians of medicine, and anyone concerned about weight and weight loss.

Providing for the Casualties of War - The American Experience Through World War II (Paperback): Bernard D. Rostker Providing for the Casualties of War - The American Experience Through World War II (Paperback)
Bernard D. Rostker
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Good Health and Well-Being (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Walter Leal Filho, Tony Wall, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar... Good Health and Well-Being (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Walter Leal Filho, Tony Wall, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Goekcin OEzuyar
R12,081 R10,010 Discovery Miles 100 100 Save R2,071 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. The Encyclopedia encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 3, namely "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages" and contains the description of a range of terms, to grow a better understanding and foster knowledge. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. Concretely, the defined targets are: Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all Substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks Editorial Board Mohamed Walid Abdullah Meherun Ahmed Monica de Andrade Masoud Mozafari Giorgi Pkhakadze Tony Wall Catherine Zeman

Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior & Traffic Safety (Hardcover, New): Dwight A Hennessy, David L Wiesenthal Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior & Traffic Safety (Hardcover, New)
Dwight A Hennessy, David L Wiesenthal
R4,242 R3,503 Discovery Miles 35 030 Save R739 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents the work of researchers from around the world and from a variety of disciplines who are actively searching for ways to make our roadways a safer and more pleasant place to be. Although behavioural scientists have long been interested in learning about what drivers do the study of driving behaviour has only recently attracted the dedicated interest of psychologists and other researchers. Roadways are now increasingly recognised as an excellent naturalistic setting to study a variety of behaviours that were previously constrained to laboratories. Streets and roads are ubiquitous, constituting an integral part of most people's everyday environment or life space. As with other environmental features, emotional meanings are attached to our subjective perceptions of roadways which ultimately influence immediate and long term thoughts, feelings, and actions. This volume describes the growing body of research on driver behaviour and traffic safety, including the nature, measurement and treatment of roadway aggression, types of traffic violations in diverse parts of the world, the pervasive concern with the alcohol and driving, attempts to modify problematic driver behaviours, engineering and human factors concerns such as cell phone operation by drivers, the use of vehicle "black box" recorders, and the safety of airbags. We also present some examples of theoretical models and their usefulness in stimulating research and providing an overall explanatory model for a diverse range of driving behaviours. The chapters in this book explore many of these issues with driver behaviours being investigated by psychologists, sociologists, engineers and others.

Drug Policy and the Public Good (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David... Drug Policy and the Public Good (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, …
R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Illegal psychoactive substances and illicit prescription drugs are currently used on a daily basis all over the world. Affecting public health and social welfare, illicit drug use is linked to disease, disability, and social problems. Faced with an increase in usage, national and global policymakers are turning to addiction science for guidance on how to create evidence-based drug policy. Drug Policy and the Public Good is an objective analytical basis on which to build global drug policies. It presents the accumulated scientific knowledge on drug use in relation to policy development on a national and international level. By also revealing new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse, it questions existing regulations and highlights the growing need for evidence-based, realistic, and coordinated drug policy. A critical review of cumulative scientific evidence, Drug Policy and the Public Good discusses four areas of drug policy; primary prevention programs in schools and other settings; supply reduction programs, including legal enforcement and drug interdiction; treatment interventions and harm reduction approaches; and control of the legal market through prescription drug regimes. In addition, it analyses the current state of global drug policy, and advocates improvements in the drafting of public health policy. Drug Policy and the Public Good is a global source of information and inspiration for policymakers involved in public health and social welfare. Presenting new research on illicit and prescription drug use, it is also an essential tool for academics, and a significant contribution to the translation of addiction research into effective drug policy.

Root Caries: From Prevalence to Therapy (Hardcover): M. Rocha de Olivera Carrilho Root Caries: From Prevalence to Therapy (Hardcover)
M. Rocha de Olivera Carrilho; Series edited by Adrian Lussi, Marilia A.R. Buzalaf
R3,486 R2,852 Discovery Miles 28 520 Save R634 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Case reports and clinical trials conducted in various countries show, more and more frequently, a positive correlation between the presence of original teeth and prevalence of root caries in older age. Because this is a global trend, it is likely that the predicted increase in the worldwide elderly population may soon cause a significant increase in the number of people requiring effective means of preventing and treating root surface caries. In response to this development, a team of outstanding contributors has reviewed the most important aspects of root caries. This new volume presents their findings along with discussions of how to deal with this health issue that progressively affects the oral health balance. The chapters in this book are divided in four core parts: Epidemiology, Biological Determinants, Lesion Assessment and Features and Preventive and Operative Therapies. The collection of state-of-the-art articles provides a broad overview and will serve as a reference for clinicians as well as scientists and, hopefully, will encourage new research.

The Health Studies Companion (Paperback): Sophie Smailes, Clare Street The Health Studies Companion (Paperback)
Sophie Smailes, Clare Street
R830 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R49 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive introduction that provides essential information and advice on study skills, research and careers for students of health studies. Ideal pre-course reading, it covers the core components of the course, reflective activities and stacks of useful resources to makes readers explore further and reflect on their learning.

Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Kunlun Huang Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kunlun Huang
R4,643 R3,683 Discovery Miles 36 830 Save R960 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book introduces readers to food safety assessment research on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). As is broadly known, the main concerns about GM foods' adverse effects on health are the nutrients, toxicity, allergenicity and unexpected effects. Before GMOs can be made commercially available, a comprehensive food safety assessment - taking these concerns into account - must first be performed. Exploring these aspects, the book is divided into two parts: the first part focuses on the safety assessment guidelines of the CAC, while the second highlights new methods used for the evaluation of GMOs' safety. Offering an essential, practical guide, it will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the fields of food science and public health.

Principles Of Public Health Microbiology (Paperback): Robert S. Burlage Principles Of Public Health Microbiology (Paperback)
Robert S. Burlage
R2,996 Discovery Miles 29 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Essentials Of Public Health Microbiology Is A Practical, Applied Textbook That Examines How Infectious Disease Is Transmitted Through A Population, How It Is Monitored, And How Preventative Measures Are Designed. Major Topics Include The Purification Of Water, The Treatment Of Wastewater, Food Microbiology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, And The Methods Used To Survey Populations. A Variety Of Learning Tools, Including Historical Perspectives, Case Studies, Government Internet Databases, And Explanatory Figures Help The Student To Understand The Critical Concepts Of Microbiology As They Are Applied To Improve Health And Prevent Disease Across Populations. Designed For Students Who Have Had A First Course In General Microbiology, This One-Of-A-Kind Textbook Is Ideal For Upper Level Undergraduates And Graduates In Public Health And Environmental Health, As Well As Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, And Civil Engineering. The Text Is Accompanied By A Complete Package Of Instructor Resources Including Instructor'S Manual, Testbank, And Powerpoint Slides Available At Http: //Go.Jblearning.Com/Burlage.

Providing for the Casualties of War - The American Experience Through World War II (Hardcover): Bernard D. Rostker Providing for the Casualties of War - The American Experience Through World War II (Hardcover)
Bernard D. Rostker
R775 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R43 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan (Hardcover): Sara Rizvi Jafree Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan (Hardcover)
Sara Rizvi Jafree
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Seeking to explore the plight of female healthcare practitioners in the country, Sara Rizvi Jafree's Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan is an examination of the South Asian cultural approach towards the traditional and historical working woman, particularly the healthcare professional. The book describes the laws that protect or harm such women in the workplace, and the real perils of physical and verbal harassment that they face during their service. Imbued with deep insights into the role of women in Islam, their socialization and the threats to the healthcare professionals like nurses, doctors, and lady health workers, this book presents anecdotes based on ethnographic research and factual knowledge which makes it an impressive resource for understanding this social issue. Exploring the perpetration of brutality through victims' testimonies, the author successfully paints a panorama on the theme of workplace cruelty, an important factor in the current discourse in Pakistan on this issue.

Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar Pharmaceutical Policy in Countries with Developing Healthcare Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
R4,851 R3,897 Discovery Miles 38 970 Save R954 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive and granular insight into the challenges of promoting rational medicine, this book serves as an essential resource for health policy makers and researchers interested in national medicines policies. Country-specific chapters have a common format, beginning with an overview of the health system and regulatory and policy environments, before discussing the difficulties in maintaining a medicines supply system, challenges in ensuring access to affordable medicines and issues impacting on rational medicine use. Numerous case studies are also used to highlight key issues and each chapter concludes with country-specific solutions to the issues raised. Written by highly regarded academics, the book includes countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Log Book - Record Glucose and Heart Pulse Levels Monitor Diabetes and Hypertension Risks Easy Weight... Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Log Book - Record Glucose and Heart Pulse Levels Monitor Diabetes and Hypertension Risks Easy Weight and Food Tracker Handy Portable Size (Paperback)
Charlotte Planners
R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vaccinology - Principles and Practice (Hardcover, New): W. John W. Morrow, Nadeem A. Sheikh, Clint S. Schmidt, D. Huw Davies Vaccinology - Principles and Practice (Hardcover, New)
W. John W. Morrow, Nadeem A. Sheikh, Clint S. Schmidt, D. Huw Davies
R3,725 R3,189 Discovery Miles 31 890 Save R536 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covering all aspects of vaccine research and development in one volume, this authoritative resource takes a comprehensive and systematic approach to the science of vaccinology focusing not only on basic science, but also on the many stages required to commercialize and navigate the regulatory requirements for human application, both in the United States and Europe. * Reviews in detail the process of designing a vaccine, from the initial stages of antigen discovery to human application * Includes evaluation of vaccine efficacy and safety * Details clinical trial design, including regulatory requirements * Discusses the emerging field of active cellular immunotherapy Vaccinology: Principles and Practice provides an invaluable resource for clinicians, scientific and medical researchers, lecturers and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of vaccines.

Evolution in Dental Care (Paperback): Richard J. Elderton Evolution in Dental Care (Paperback)
Richard J. Elderton
R346 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R48 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

High quality oral health care is an increasingly important aspiration in most parts of the world. However, the world is an ever-changing place and change in dentistry is occurring very rapidly indeed. The rapid growth in knowledge or oral diseases, the change in disease prevalence and distribution, and the continued improvement in world communication, make this a challenging time in modern dentistry. There is a clear need to move from a system of piecemeal dental treatment to one of oral health care as a whole. These and many other issues are dealt with in this book. This a book for all involved in dental care, be they providers or consumers.

Child Health - A Population Perspective (Paperback): Alice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mitch Blair Child Health - A Population Perspective (Paperback)
Alice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mitch Blair
R1,570 Discovery Miles 15 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children in the U.S. are not faring well. Despite major advances in public health, hygiene, and treatment for acute infections, child health outcomes in the U.S. are among the bottom for developed countries. As we enter the third decade of a child obesity epidemic, children born in the last ten years are now likely to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Coupled with an epidemic of childhood mental health issues - many of them unaddressed due to stigma or lack of recognition - plus the impacts of gun violence, poverty, and youth incarceration contribute to an overall culture that fails to prioritize the health and welfare of our youngest members of society. Child Health: A Population Perspective examines both the history of child health and the three dynamics that most define it: the principles and dynamics between children, families, and communities; social determinants of health; and life course health development. With both theoretical grounding and illustrative case studies, this book provides a core framework for students in maternal and child health to better understand the issues facing children today - and how to serve them best.

Advances in Health & Disease - Volume 1 (Hardcover): Lowell T. Duncan Advances in Health & Disease - Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Lowell T. Duncan
R6,328 R5,327 Discovery Miles 53 270 Save R1,001 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bariatric surgery (BS) is a set of effective surgical procedures used for weight reduction and improvement of insulin sensitivity in morbidly obese patients, in comparison with non-invasive techniques such as drug treatment or changes in lifestyle. Chapter one discusses the effects of bariatric surgery on weight and diabetes, while Chapter Two focuses on peri, postoperative and late complications. Chapter Three covers Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a disease characterised by abnormal reflux of gastric content and can be non-erosive or erosive, and the efficacy of a dietary compound containing chondroitin sulphate, aluminium hydroxide and hyaluronic acid. Chapter Four covers the role that the Transforming Growth Factor-beta family plays in the lives of metazoans, controlling key physiological processes from embryonic development to adult tissue homeostasis. In Chapter Five, the authors discuss their ongoing study on destroying food proteins that are responsible for allergy by different food processing techniques. Nickel, lead and cadmium are frequently unintentionally added to cosmetics as impurities during manufacturing. Chapter Six proposes an exhaustive focus on what metals are of interest, and what is the state of the art about analytical methodologies suitable to detect these toxic metals in cosmetics and personal care products. Chapter Seven examines the influence friend and family factors have on lifetime e-cigarette use, past year e-cigarette use, and perceptions of trying e-cigarettes soon in a national sample of Hispanic junior high and high school students.

Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World - Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research (Paperback): Louis Galambos,... Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World - Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research (Paperback)
Louis Galambos, Jeffrey L. Sturchio
R747 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R93 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) - including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, and cancers - are the leading causes of death worldwide. An estimated 36 million people die from such diseases each year; this represents roughly two out of three deaths globally. Eighty percent of these fatalities occur in developing countries. The statistics are staggering, yet millions of these deaths are preventable. This is an urgent global health issue that demands analysis of gaps in NCD research, new policies and practices, and actionable recommendations to close the gaps. The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise convened an NCD Working Group of leading scholars to examine a wide range of issues that both the private and public sectors must address to make sustainable progress in NCD prevention and treatment in lower- and middle-income countries. Collected in this volume are essays on five key areas where strengthened policies and health systems can have the most impact in the near future. Features: accelerating regulatory harmonization; structuring supply chains; improving access to interventions; restructuring primary care; and promoting multisectoral and intersectoral action. While there is a growing literature on the problem of NCDs, none of the available studies provides background on the range of challenges matched with specific steps that can be taken by the public sector, private sector, and civil society working together. Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World presents a framework for understanding the salience of specific policy recommendations and detailed steps that can be taken now to move forward in the global campaign against NCDs. This book will be of interest to practitioners, scholars, and students in public health as well as those framing and implementing health policies in the private and public sectors.

Preventive Dermatology (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Robert A. Norman Preventive Dermatology (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Robert A. Norman
R2,718 R2,441 Discovery Miles 24 410 Save R277 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his latest book, Dr. Robert A. Norman introduces us to the intriguing concept of preventive dermatology. Although dermatologists have long been patient advocates and have stressed vigorously on the importance of sun avoidance and protection, there is still much more that we can do to prevent disease. Dr. Norman and his skilled coterie of collaborators discuss two distinct types of prevention in dermatology: the prevention of skin diseases and the prevention of s- temic disorders, some with only very indirect connections to the skin. The frst is fairly well known to dermatologists; the second is truly an emerging concept of great importance. Educational efforts to prevent or at least control skin disease may range from the proper use of sunscreens to weight loss in psoriatic patients, the avoidance of trigger factors in rosacea, proper skin care in atopic dermatitis, or adoption of a low-fat diet to decrease the incidence of actinic keratosis and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Another good example is the use of vaccines to protect against diseases such as herpes zoster and genital HPV infection in females.

Strategic Planning for Advanced Nursing Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Madrean Schober Strategic Planning for Advanced Nursing Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Madrean Schober
R956 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R186 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This eagerly anticipated book equips readers to understand the dynamics of policy processes, relevant decision-making and the significance of key decision-makers. It also emphasizes the usefulness of negotiation and diplomacy skills in order to support the development of an advanced nursing practice (ANP) initiative that involves the identification of pivotal issues to ensure that nurses unlock their full potential. Topics include a definition of strategic planning, essential factors to bear in mind, and frameworks to use in the context of formulating effective policies. By addressing outcome indicators and research, this volume offers a comprehensive approach to coordinated planning, and will appeal to advanced practice nurses, healthcare planners and policymakers, as well as administrators at hospitals and healthcare institutions.

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