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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 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R127 (15%) 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.

Leadership In Health Services Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Karien Jooste Leadership In Health Services Management (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Karien Jooste
R577 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R99 (17%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Leadership in Health Services Management provides all healthcare professionals with the information necessary to lead with commitment and strive towards a clear vision of health for all. It guides readers through crucially important issues such as vision, strategic thinking, confidence, negotiation and knowledge management in health services. Now in its third edition, this book has been updated to contain original research on the topic of self-leadership, a theme that is interwoven throughout the text. In addition, there is a focus on the application of leadership theories for postgraduate readers studying for a Master's certificate in nursing management or tutored Master's degree according to the new guidelines of the SAQA qualifications for postgraduate studies. In all new South African curricula and programmes, the research component has been prioritised and therefore this edition features a chapter on research proposals. Recommended for: Nursing students undertaking the diploma or degree course. Post-basic /Honours students.

Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed): K. Jooste, N. Sibiya Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed)
K. Jooste, N. Sibiya 3
R486 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R78 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The unit manager must be able to deal with a wide range of tasks in the course of the day. These could range from compiling a duty roster, writing a unit procedure, compiling an emergency plan, preparing an annual budget or answering a legal question. The unit manager must also be able to manage a team of healthcare professionals, be able to lead and motivate the team, and organise the unit so that it functions effectively and in line with the institution's vision and mission. In addition, the unit manager must be able to keep control of supplies and equipment in the unit, which must be kept in good working order and replaced when necessary. All of these aspects are covered in Introduction to health services management for the unit manager, fourth edition.

The Hilarious World of Depression (Hardcover): John Moe The Hilarious World of Depression (Hardcover)
John Moe
R647 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R34 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R5 (15%) 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.

Mental Health Nursing - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 7th Edition): Lyn Middleton Mental Health Nursing - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Lyn Middleton 1
R737 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R136 (18%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Now in its 7th edition, this well-established title has been updated and revised to reflect the latest research in the field of mental health nursing. A team of authors from a range of higher education institutions has revised the text to ensure the book remains relevant to the current realities of nursing mental health care users in South Africa. The text takes the curricula of mental health nursing into account to ensure it is suitable for the new nursing programme. Rich in evidence-based practice and case studies, the book incorporates the diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 ™ with accompanying explanatory text.

New to the 7th edition:

  • DSM-5 ™ diagnostic criteria retained with updated accompanying text
  • Updated research added throughout
  • Completely new chapter 6, ‘Legal structures in mental health care nursing’, that outlines the broader legal context within which mental health nurses practise and discusses the rights a mental health care user is entitled to in terms of the Mental Health Care Act
  • Rewritten chapter 8, ‘Working with cultural diversity in mental health care’, that focuses on diversity, culture and cultural competence
  • Rewritten chapter on personality disorder (chapter 18) that helps the reader acquire an understanding of the common characteristics and difficulties that people diagnosed with a personality disorder experience and uses a psychodynamic and transactional analysis model to understand these characteristics and difficulties and to help direct treatment.
  • Extensive list of web resources at the end of each chapter retained and updated
Anxiety - Finding Comfort and Reassurance from God (Paperback): Skip McDonald Anxiety - Finding Comfort and Reassurance from God (Paperback)
Skip McDonald
R228 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R655 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R33 (5%) 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

How We Change - (and Ten Reasons Why We Don't) (Hardcover): Ross Ellenhorn How We Change - (and Ten Reasons Why We Don't) (Hardcover)
Ross Ellenhorn
R683 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R1,615 Discovery Miles 16 150 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.

Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed): S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed)
S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout
R596 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R104 (17%) In stock

Dimensions of healthcare management is the well-known and established source of management information healthcare professionals have come to trust. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest information in the field, with a new chapter on Project management and special attention paid to the chapters on Information Systems and Finance. All the relevant legislation has been updated. The text applies universal principles and components of management and leadership, as well as popular modern theories and approaches, to the healthcare environment. It also addresses the unique needs of a manager in the healthcare environment with topics such as assignment of nursing staff and patient classification. There is in-depth focus on human resources issues, such as recruitment, staff development, leadership, absenteeism, motivation and staff turnover. Every manager knows that managing an organisation's greatest asset - its people - is a very important part of her or his portfolio.

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
R1,903 R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Save R260 (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.

The Shapeless Unease - A Year of Not Sleeping (Hardcover): Samantha Harvey The Shapeless Unease - A Year of Not Sleeping (Hardcover)
Samantha Harvey
R548 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R112 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth. In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep. She tried everything to appease her wakefulness: from medication to therapy, changes in her diet to changes in her living arrangements. Nothing seemed to help. The Shapeless Unease is Harvey's darkly funny and deeply intelligent anatomy of her insomnia, an immersive interior monologue of a year without one of the most basic human needs. Original and profound, and narrated with a lucid breathlessness, this is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and the will to survive, from "this generation's Virginia Woolf" (Telegraph).

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 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R51 (15%) 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.

Together - The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World (Hardcover): Vivek H. Murthy Together - The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World (Hardcover)
Vivek H. Murthy
R702 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R1,767 R1,649 Discovery Miles 16 490 Save R118 (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.

Going Sane (Paperback): Adam Phillips Going Sane (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R344 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R23 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Being sane has long been defined simply as that bland and nebulous state of not being mentally ill. While writings on madness fill entire libraries, until now no one has thought to engage exclusively with the idea of sanity.

In a society governed by indulgence and excess, madness is the state of mind we identify with most keenly. Though ultimately destructive, it is often credited as the wellspring of genius, individuality, and self-expression. Sanity, on the other hand, confounds us. One of the world's most respected psychoanalysts and original thinkers, Adam Phillips redresses this historical imbalance. He strips our lives back to essentials, focusing on how we--as human beings, parents, lovers, as people to whom work matters--can make space for a sane and well-balanced attitude to living. In a world saturated by tales of dysfunction and suffering, he offers a way forward that is as down-to-earth and realistic as it is uplifting and hopeful.

The Midwife Matrix - Reclaiming Our Bodies, Our Births, Our Lives (Paperback): Geradine Simkins The Midwife Matrix - Reclaiming Our Bodies, Our Births, Our Lives (Paperback)
Geradine Simkins
R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback): Sean Baumann Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback)
Sean Baumann
R280 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R90 (32%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"A patient is standing in the middle of the river. He gazes across the water to the city and the mountain above where the sun is setting. His back is turned to the hospital. The nurses are waiting for him patiently on the river bank. He seems uncertain whether to cross the river or to return. There is no danger. He is on the edge, in an in-between space, as is the hospital where I have worked as a specialist psychiatrist for over twenty-five years."

For many of us, what lies beyond conventional portrayals of mental illness is often shrouded in mystery, misconception and fear. Dr Sean Baumann spent decades as a psychiatrist at Valkenberg Hospital and, through his personal engagement with patients’ various forms of psychosis, he describes the lived experiences of those who suffer from schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and other disorders.

The stories told are authentic, mysterious and compelling, representing both vivid expressions of minds in turmoil and the struggle to give form and meaning to distress. The author seeks to describe these encounters in a respectful way, believing that careless portrayals of madness cause further suffering and perpetuate the burden of stigma.

Baumann argues cogently for a more inclusive way of making sense of mental health. With sensitivity and empathy, his enquiries into the territories of art, psychology, consciousness, otherness, free will and theories of the self reveal how mental illness raises questions that affect us all.

Madness is illustrated by award-winning artist Fiona Moodie.

Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover): Kent Sheets Not Just Any Department of Family Medicine (Hardcover)
Kent Sheets
R838 R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Save R42 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 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

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