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A Dream Realised - The Challenges And Triumphs Of Building A Mandela Legacy (Paperback): Ulrike Hill, Zanele Chakela A Dream Realised - The Challenges And Triumphs Of Building A Mandela Legacy (Paperback)
Ulrike Hill, Zanele Chakela
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

‘How can there be only one dedicated hospital in the country for our children?’

When Madiba asked this question, he sowed the seeds of a challenge that would grow into a legacy.

A seed may be small but its size is disproportionate to what it can become over time. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital was a project that seemed impossible when it was just an idea that started with ten people seated around a dinner table. As they discussed the state of healthcare in the country and shared their experiences, they realised that it was the children of Southern Africa who were the most disadvantaged by the lack of dedicated paediatric facilities. At the end of the evening a statement by the late Dr Nthato Motlana took hold and became the catalyst for a remarkable journey: ‘I will speak to Nelson,’ he said.

With South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s backing, the board of the Children’s Fund was inspired to take up the challenge to address this vital need. After years of global research and advice from experts in numerous different fields a Trust was formed to oversee the project and, critically, to set about raising the one billion rand it would take to build, equip and staff a state-of-the-art children’s hospital.

The stories behind the planning for, fundraising and building of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital are inspiring, personal, and sometimes heart-breaking. It was a long and arduous journey, beset with difficulties, but the dedicated team’s commitment and courage prevailed to create a living legacy that will truly impact the lives of children for generations to come.

Today, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg is a proud testimony to a uniquely African story which honours the memory of a great statesman and celebrates the children for whom he cared so deeply.

Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): H.C.J. van Rensburg Health and health care in South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
H.C.J. van Rensburg
R835 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R137 (16%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

A coherent "big picture" of the evolving health system in South Africa, along with the ensuing changes and challenges. Attempts to contextualise these developments historically and globally, and to critically assess them. Reviews progress and achievements, but also contemporary constraints and deficiencies in health performance. Aimed at researchers and lecturers, as well as senior and postgraduate students. Also a valuable reference work for practising health professionals, health planners, policy makers and managers. Contents include the following: National health care systems: trends, changes and reforms; the changing biophysical environment: impact on health and health conditions; HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis: trends, challenges and responses; medical ethics and human rights; hospitals and hospital reform; health care expenditure.

Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt - An Easy To Read Version Of The Bestselling Book (Paperback): Adam Kay Quick Reads This Is Going To Hurt - An Easy To Read Version Of The Bestselling Book (Paperback)
Adam Kay 1
R37 R32 Discovery Miles 320 Save R5 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is not a new book but a specially adapted version of Adam Kay's bestseller This is Going to Hurt for Quick Reads. These short books are perfect for adults who are discovering reading for pleasure for the first time. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. You work 97 hours a week. You make life and death decisions. You are often covered in blood (or worse) from head to toe. And the hospital parking meter earns more money than you do. Adam Kay's diary was written in secret after long days, sleepless nights and missed weekends. It is funny, moving and sometimes shocking. This is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. Specially rewritten for ease of reading by Francesca Main.

Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide (Paperback, 4th edition): Helen Aveyard Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide (Paperback, 4th edition)
Helen Aveyard
R712 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R50 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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

Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases - An Evidence-Based Look at Causes, Conditions, and Outcomes (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020):... Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases - An Evidence-Based Look at Causes, Conditions, and Outcomes (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia
R1,771 Discovery Miles 17 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book comprehensively and thoroughly reviews the current literature regarding the impact of health disparities and socioeconomic factors on allergic diseases outcomes: such as food allergies and anaphylaxis. The morbidity associated with these conditions is significantly higher in under-privileged populations around the world, including groups who have experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health based on racial, socioeconomic, gender, geographic location. Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases presents evidence and reviews studies from both developed and developing countries that witness health disparities in allergic disease. Concise in format, Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases: An Evidence-Based Look at Causes, Conditions, and Outcomes is made up of 11 expertly written chapters and divided into two parts. It begins with an introductory on global health through an analysis of the theoretical framework of epidemiologic transition. Subsequent chapters then review the socioeconomic and racial variables in treating allergic diseases using a multifactorial approach. Part II discusses disparities in allergic conditions, including asthma health, rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. The book concludes with an exploration of potential strategies to providing solutions for asthmatic impoverished populations. Health Disparities in Allergic Diseases is a practical resource that can be used by researchers and clinicians in the field of allergy who are interested in learning about health related disparities in the context of allergic conditions or who seek solutions for this important issue.

Exercise Physiology - Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition): William D. McArdle,... Exercise Physiology - Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition)
William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch 1
R2,068 R1,772 Discovery Miles 17 720 Save R296 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Setting the standard for more than 30 years, Exercise Physiology has helped more than 350,000 students build a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. This Eighth Edition is updated with the latest research in the field to give you easy-to-understand, up-to-date coverage of how nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training affect human performance. Get quick access to the resources available to help you master each section of the text with "Ancillaries at a Glance." Maximize your study time with the book's vibrant, "magazine style" design that makes the content more engaging and accessible and key information easier to find. Reinforce your understanding with Chapter Objectives, Integrative Questions that pose open-ended questions for reflection on complex concepts, and FYI sections that offer "good to know" information. Gain an understanding of how researchers contribute to our knowledge of exercise physiology through engaging section-opening interviews with key figures in the field. Learn how theoretical concepts relate to practical skills through "In a Practical Sense" features. Access the most relevant current information in the field through figures and tables that clarify important concepts and information. Gain an understanding of the past, present, and future of the profession through coverage of important milestones and future directions in the field. Visit the free companion website for anywhere, anytime access to over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts, the book's complete list of references, and more.

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

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

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

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That (Paperback): Ben Goldacre I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That (Paperback)
Ben Goldacre
R255 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

Anatomy - A Photographic Atlas (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition): Johannes W. Rohen, Chichiro Yokochi, Elke... Anatomy - A Photographic Atlas (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition)
Johannes W. Rohen, Chichiro Yokochi, Elke Lutjen-Drecoll
R1,921 R1,779 Discovery Miles 17 790 Save R142 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for the dissection lab and operating room with Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas , 8e. Featuring outstanding full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images, this proven text depicts anatomic structures more realistically than illustrations in traditional atlases. Chapters are organized by region in the order of a typical dissection with each chapter presenting topographical anatomical structures in a systemic manner. Authentic photographic reproduction of colors, structures, and spatial dimensions as seen in the dissection lab and on the operating table help you develop an understanding of the anatomy of the human body. Functional connections between single organs, the surrounding tissue, and organ systems are clarified to prepare you for the dissection lab and practical exams. Clinical cases and over 1,200 images enhance your understanding. Dissections illustrate the topographical anatomy in layers "from the outside in" to better prepare you for the lab and operating room.

Motor Control (Hardcover, Fifth, International Edition): Anne Shumway-Cook, Marjorie H. Woollacott Motor Control (Hardcover, Fifth, International Edition)
Anne Shumway-Cook, Marjorie H. Woollacott
R1,947 R1,613 Discovery Miles 16 130 Save R334 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Motor Control, 5th Edition remains the only book available that bridges the gap between current and emerging motor control research and its application to clinical practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this now classic resource prepares readers to effectively examine and treat patients with problems related to postural control, mobility, and upper extremity function using today's evidence-based best practices. To make information easier to understand and follow, chapters follow a standard format: normal control process issues, age-related issues, research on abnormal function, and clinical applications of current research, including methods for examining and treating patients with motor dyscontol in each area. Featuring new pedagogy, new videos, and separate lifespan chapters on development of mobility and aging and mobility, the Fifth Edition reflects the current explosion of research in the field of motor control.

CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care (Paperback): Judith Adams CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care (Paperback)
Judith Adams
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Help students build knowledge and prepare with confidence for assessment with the essential classroom resource from Judith Adams - the only textbook tailored to the CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care. - Helps students understand 'High Priority' concepts, which are all clearly identified and defined throughout the text - Shows how each topic applies in practice through 'Theory in Action' features - Stretches the most able students with extension activities - Ensures students have the support and advice to be fully prepared for assessments through the extensive experience of author Judith Adams

One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback): Daniel Baxter One life at a time - A doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana (Paperback)
Daniel Baxter
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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

'Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas (Hardcover): Adam Kay 'Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas (Hardcover)
Adam Kay 1
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A short gift book of festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

'The perfect surgical stocking-filler' The Times

Managing for healthy labour relations - A practical guide for health services in Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd ed): C.J.... Managing for healthy labour relations - A practical guide for health services in Southern Africa (Paperback, 3rd ed)
C.J. Garbers, M. Matlakala; Edited by M.C. Bezuidenhout
R560 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The health services environment differs from other industries, as it deals with the wellbeing and lives of people. It is therefore imperative to understand: The importance of ethical codes; The correct way of dealing with labour-related issues. This work provides a practical and up-to-date guide for health services managers who deal with personnel and who wish to create a working environment that facilitates bilateral cooperation and avoid industrial action as far as possible. It sets out current legislation that affects both employers and employees, and informs them of their rights and obligations in very clear terms, supplemented by ample practical examples and specimen documentation.

Practice Under Pressure - Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in  the Twenty-first Century (Paperback): Timothy Hoff Practice Under Pressure - Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)
Timothy Hoff; Series edited by Rima D. Apple, Janet Golden
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why a book on primary care? 'Because,' according to Timothy Hoff, 'there is no other part of the health care system that is in greater trouble right now, and no other part that plays such an important role in people's lives. Primary care always receives less attention than sexier specialty counterparts like surgery and emergency medicine'. Through ninety-five in-depth interviews with primary care physicians (PCPs) working in different settings, as well as medical students and residents, ""Practice Under Pressure"" provides rich insight into the everyday lives of generalist physicians in the early twenty-first century - their work, stresses, hopes, expectations, and values. Hoff supports this dialogue with secondary data, statistics, and in-depth comparisons that capture the changing face of primary care medicine - larger numbers of younger, female, and foreign-born physicians. Primary care doctors may not deal with acute life-and-death situations on a minute-by-minute or daily basis; their value is in health promotion and prevention - giving patients the best chance to live long lives and avoid serious illness. But, for many Americans, the notion of prevention is out of vogue in a society that gets unhealthier by the year. Hoff even suggests that our increasing use of PCPs as mere gatekeepers to highly specialized services is furthered by a primary care physician community that has adapted to their evolving and politically constrained environment in ways that further their own demise. There is no simple, quick fix to what ails primary care and its practitioners in the United States today. ""Practice Under Pressure"" champions medical education reform and a rebranding of primary care careers, a new business model for delivering primary care services, and individualized attention to and support for groups that will soon dominate the ranks of generalist medicine, such as women and foreign-born physicians. In this first-of-its-kind sociological analysis of the primary care system in the United States, Hoff helps inform the current policy debate around national health reform and the key role of preventive care in producing greater access and quality within the U.S. health system.

Understanding Clinical Governance And Quality Assurance - Making It Happen (Paperback): Diana N.T. Sale Understanding Clinical Governance And Quality Assurance - Making It Happen (Paperback)
Diana N.T. Sale
R1,489 Discovery Miles 14 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book enables healthcare professionals to make clinical governance a reality at all levels of a health care organisation. It covers techniques and approaches to support the successful implementation of Clinical Governance, including evidence-based practice, integrated care pathways, clinical risk management and other essential skills such as project management, writing a strategy and facilitating groups. Each chapter is supported with examples of how the theory works in practice.

Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison - Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action (Paperback, New): Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison - Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action (Paperback, New)
Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Depending on one's vantage point, breast cancer can be a very different experience, and indeed, a very different concern. It is, for some, a personal struggle; for others, it is a disease posing scientific and environmental challenges; and for others it is a highly charged and politicized issue around which policy wars rage. Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison brings a unique perspective to breast cancer by recognizing the overlapping relationship of all these realities. Drawing on the writings of Rachel Carson, Betty Ford, Rose Kushner, and Audre Lorde, this book explores the various ways in which patient-centered texts continue to leave their mark on the political realm of breast cancer and, ultimately, the disease itself. Ordered chronologically, the selections trace the progression of discussions about breast cancer from a time when the subject was kept private and silent to when it became part of public discourse. The texts included are personal accounts, written by women struggling to play an active role in their healing process and, at the same time, hoping to help others do the same. Knopf-Newman also shows us how these writings eventually changed public opinion and the underlying tendency to blame women for their illness. She argues that changes in medical practice and public policy are linked to textual interventions, and makes a case for the politicization of cultural studies of disease through personal and literary expression. Passionately written and well-researched, Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison transforms how we think about breast cancer. Rather than facilitating forums for separate discussions, this book brings conversations into dialog with each other. It is essentialreading for anyone concerned with breast cancer and its history, as well as for those interested in the effect of the environment on public health and the role that literature plays in public policy and medicine.

The Health Care Needs of a Multi-Racial Society - A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals (Paperback): Perminder Bal,... The Health Care Needs of a Multi-Racial Society - A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals (Paperback)
Perminder Bal, Gurdev Bal
R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Care to Communicate - Helping the Older Person with Dementia (Paperback): Jennie Powell Care to Communicate - Helping the Older Person with Dementia (Paperback)
Jennie Powell; Illustrated by Eve Morris
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Hardcover): Anne Case, Angus Deaton Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Hardcover)
Anne Case, Angus Deaton
R625 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R61 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New York Times Bestseller Wall Street Journal Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row-a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year-and they're still rising. Anne Case and Angus Deaton, known for first sounding the alarm about deaths of despair, explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. They demonstrate why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. For the white working class, today's America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. In this critically important book, Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America. This book charts a way forward, providing solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.

CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Paperback): Maria Ferreiro Peteiro, Elizabeth Rasheed,... CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Paperback)
Maria Ferreiro Peteiro, Elizabeth Rasheed, Linda Wyatt, Pete Wedlake
R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam board: CACHE Level: 3 Subject: Health and Social Care First teaching: 2017 First exams: Various dates Master the essay-writing skills and concepts required to succeed in the Level 3 Extended Diploma with this CACHE-endorsed textbook. - Covers all 15 mandatory units of the qualification and the two synoptic external assessments. - Clearly outlines specific learning outcomes for each unit. - Develop students' ability to display evidence and effectively evaluate their performance with dedicated reflective activities. - Help learners develop independent research and writing skills in preparation for the external assessment and higher education.

Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New): Richard A.... Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Hardcover, New)
Richard A. Meckel
R3,386 Discovery Miles 33 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classrooms and Clinics is the first book-length assessment of the development of public school health policies from the late nineteenth century through the early years of the Great Depression. Richard A. Meckel examines the efforts of early twentieth-century child health care advocates and reformers to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children in the primary grades. Their goal, Meckel shows, was to improve the children's health and thereby improve their academic performance. Meckel situates these efforts within a larger late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public discourse relating schools and schooling, especially in cities and towns, to child health. He describes and explains how that discourse and the school hygiene movement it inspired served as critical sites for the constructive negotiation of the nature and extent of the public school's-and by extension the state's-responsibility for protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of the children for whom it was providing a compulsory education. Tracing the evolution of that negotiation through four overlapping stages, Meckel shows how, why, and by whom the health of schoolchildren was discursively constructed as a sociomedical problem and charts and explains the changes that construction underwent over time. He also connects the changes in problem construction to the design and implementation of various interventions and services and evaluates how that design and implementation were affected by the response of the civic, parental, professional, educational, public health, and social welfare groups that considered themselves stakeholders and took part in the discourse. And, most significantly, he examines the responses called forth by the question at the heart of the negotiations: what services are necessitated by the state's and school's taking responsibility for protecting and promoting the health and physical and mental development of schoolchildren. He concludes that the negotiations resulted both in the partial medicalization of American primary education and in the articulation and adoption of a school health policy that accepted the school's responsibility for protecting and promoting the health of its students while largely limiting the services called for to the preventive and educational.

Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Paperback, New): Richard A.... Classrooms and Clinics - Urban Schools and the Protection and Promotion of Child Health, 1870-1930 (Paperback, New)
Richard A. Meckel
R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classrooms and Clinics is the first book-length assessment of the development of public school health policies from the late nineteenth century through the early years of the Great Depression. Richard A. Meckel examines the efforts of early twentieth-century child health care advocates and reformers to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children in the primary grades. Their goal, Meckel shows, was to improve the children's health and thereby improve their academic performance. Meckel situates these efforts within a larger late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public discourse relating schools and schooling, especially in cities and towns, to child health. He describes and explains how that discourse and the school hygiene movement it inspired served as critical sites for the constructive negotiation of the nature and extent of the public school's-and by extension the state's-responsibility for protecting and promoting the physical and mental health of the children for whom it was providing a compulsory education. Tracing the evolution of that negotiation through four overlapping stages, Meckel shows how, why, and by whom the health of schoolchildren was discursively constructed as a sociomedical problem and charts and explains the changes that construction underwent over time. He also connects the changes in problem construction to the design and implementation of various interventions and services and evaluates how that design and implementation were affected by the response of the civic, parental, professional, educational, public health, and social welfare groups that considered themselves stakeholders and took part in the discourse. And, most significantly, he examines the responses called forth by the question at the heart of the negotiations: what services are necessitated by the state's and school's taking responsibility for protecting and promoting the health and physical and mental development of schoolchildren. He concludes that the negotiations resulted both in the partial medicalization of American primary education and in the articulation and adoption of a school health policy that accepted the school's responsibility for protecting and promoting the health of its students while largely limiting the services called for to the preventive and educational.

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Julian P. T. Higgins, James Thomas Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Julian P. T. Higgins, James Thomas; Edited by (board members) Jacqueline Chandler, Miranda Cumpston, Tianjing Li, …
R1,661 R1,289 Discovery Miles 12 890 Save R372 (22%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The revised edition of the Handbook offers the only guide on how to conduct, report and maintain a Cochrane Review The second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains essential guidance for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews of the effects of health interventions. Designed to be an accessible resource, the Handbook will also be of interest to anyone undertaking systematic reviews of interventions outside Cochrane, and many of the principles and methods presented are appropriate for systematic reviews addressing research questions other than effects of interventions. This fully updated edition contains extensive new material on systematic review methods addressing a wide-range of topics including network meta-analysis, equity, complex interventions, narrative synthesis, and automation. Also new to this edition, integrated throughout the Handbook, is the set of standards Cochrane expects its reviews to meet. Written for review authors, editors, trainers and others with an interest in Cochrane Reviews, the second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions continues to offer an invaluable resource for understanding the role of systematic reviews, critically appraising health research studies and conducting reviews.

Dying of Whiteness - How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (Paperback): Jonathan M. Metzl Dying of Whiteness - How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (Paperback)
Jonathan M. Metzl
R481 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R97 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk-and in the end, threaten everyone's well-being. Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America's heartland seeking to better understand the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. Interviewing a range of Americans, he uncovers how racial anxieties led to the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, stymied the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and fueled massive cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. Although such measures promised to restore greatness to white America, Metzl's systematic analysis of health data dramatically reveals they did just the opposite: these policies made life sicker, harder, and shorter in the very populations they purported to aid. Thus, white gun suicides soared, life expectancies fell, and school dropout rates rose. Powerful, searing, and sobering, Dying of Whiteness ultimately demonstrates just how much white America would benefit by emphasizing cooperation, rather than chasing false promises of supremacy.

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