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‘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.
"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.
For every doctor there is that one patient, whose story touches them in a way they didn't expect, changing their entire outlook on life. This inspiring and deeply moving book is the story of those patients.
Every weekend, in Holland's most popular newspaper, de Volkskrant, renowned science-journalist Ellen de Visser asks a different medical professional to tell her about 'that one patient'; the patient who changed everything for them. Every day, in every country, thousands of patients share their stories with their doctors: stories they may never have told anyone else; stories that are heartbreaking, sometimes funny, and - just occasionally - unforgettable. To be able to do their job to the best of their abilities, medical experts use their 'professional empathy': they sympathize with their patients but try to keep themselves at a distance. But there is always that one patient who, for whatever reason, bridges this distance and often unwittingly, has a lasting impact on their doctor's life.
There's the dying patient whose decision to donate their organs would save the lives of five different people, bringing incredible comfort to the family they left behind. Or the little girl who showed clear evidence of having been beaten by an adult, but who remained too loyal to her step-father to say a word. There's the little boy, diagnosed with life-threatening malaria in a Sudanese refugee camp, whose astonishing survival against the odds still inspires their doctor each time they stand by the bed of a child who looks unlikely to make it. And there's the cancer patient whose love of cycling and unflagging optimism inspired his oncologist in ways he could never have imagined.
That One Patient is brimming with intimate stories of connection and of the unanticipated ways we can affect one other's lives. All of them remind us of just how extraordinary humans can be, and of our incredible capacity for bravery, strength and humour.
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:
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 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.
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.
Content covers all units for the Level 3 Award in Dementia Awareness and a mix of mandatory and optional units for the Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care and the Dementia pathway of the Diploma. Content is matched exactly to the new specification for the Dementia units. Written by best-selling author Yvonne Nolan, so learners can be confident they have the expert support they need to succeed. A concise resource with five chapters, so you don't have to buy more than you need. Chapters combine relevant knowledge and competence units to assist transition from Award to Certificate or Diploma. A positive resource that will not only give learners the knowledge they need to complete the course, but also the skills to implement best practice in their setting Engaging case studies and real-life examples bring learning alive, helping candidates to apply their learning.
BTEC First Award Health and Social Care Student Book - Our BTEC First in Health and Social Care Award Book covers Units 1 - 8 so learners have relevant and specific content to complete the new next Pearson BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care for level 2 learners. If learners are studying other sizes of this qualification they might prefer our Full Edition*. - Provides all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to help learners prepare for the course. - Activities in each unit provide support and guidance for learners, and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. - The new BTEC Assessment Zone guides learners through the challenges of both internal and external assessment with grading tips and support for external assessment. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor. Units covered: Unit 1. Human Lifespan Development Unit 2. Health and Social Care Values Unit 3. Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Unit 4. Social influences on Health and Wellbeing Unit 5. Promoting Health and Wellbeing Unit 6. The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Unit 7. Equality and Diversity in Health & Social Care Unit 8. Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
* Fully updated to match the new specification, changes to legislation and the sector. * Now covers management in adult and children's services. * Contains a topic-based structure that shows clear mapping to the units of the new qualification. * Contains enough mandatory and optional units to cover a route through the full qualification for all four management pathways. * Features a new chapter, 'Risk and health and safety'. * Includes new case studies and questions throughout to highlight issues around real workplace practice. * Also covers the Welsh specifications for Level 5 Management qualifications for adults' and children's services.
Engage: Designed for the needs of the Entry 3/Level 1 learner with a full colour, spread-based approach, and topics broken into clear, bite-sized chunks to retain learners' attention. Lively activities, mini case studies and clear checklists and summaries help learners engage with - and remember - content. Achieve: Covering 11 units at Level 1 - enough for a Diploma, and 2 Units at Entry Level 3 - enough for an Award, so learners can be confident they have the content they need to achieve their qualification. Edexcel's own Assignment tips, written by BTEC experts, help learners to achieve their potential in assessments. Activities mapped to the assessment criteria in each unit, provide support and clear direction for learners, helping them to work towards the criteria. Progress: Prepares learners for employment with a focus on employability skills and definitions of key terms. Helps learners progress to BTEC Level 2 First by building their confidence with the style of BTEC qualifications.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care specification. Grading tips accompany each assessment activity to help students achieve their best. WorkSpace case studies encourage students to apply their learning to real-world contexts and bring the sector to life.
Combined with Student Book 1, these books offer coverage of all mandatory and the most popular optional units to help your students achieve their best, and provide enough content to complete the full Extended Diploma. Focused on what is needed from a learning, teaching and assessment point of view, with renewed focus on assessment activities for all criteria. Grading tips accompany each assessment activity to help students achieve their best. Edexcel's Assignment tips, written and reviewed by BTEC experts, offer invaluable unit-by-unit advice on how to get the most from your BTEC course. WorkSpace case studies encourage students to apply their learning to real-world contexts and bring the sector to life. Author Team: Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, David Herne, Stuart McKie, Marjorie Snaith, Beryl Stretch, Hilary Talman and Mary Whitehouse
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 2 First Health and Social Care specification*. Covers all eleven units to help students achieve their best. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context. Highly illustrated spread-based publishing makes information more accessible. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
A modern, holistic approach to the new NVQ/SVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management Award in Health and Social Care. Written to cover the new standards, with everything needed to complete the award, and a thematic approach enabling you to work holistically and see clearly how content covered in the book applies to professional work. Provides a variety of case studies with questions that challenge assumptions in order to highlight issues around workplace practices. Includes clear evidence opportunities mapped to elements and performance criteria across the award. Provides mapping to management induction standards for new entrants to this area of work. Links to all websites included in the book will enable you to keep up to date with legislation and key professional practice.
The modern course companion for health and social care studies at Levels 4 and 5 - completely updated in response to the needs of students. Totally revised to reflect the latest legislation, occupational standards and best practice - so candidates have the up-to-date information they need to succeed. Extended content provides the greater depth and criticality needed at Levels 4 and 5. Provides comprehensive mapping for NVQ/SVQ candidates so they can link content to units of study. Features a new chapter on study skills and research methods, helping students to maximise their study time. "An excellent resource for teachers, trainers and academic students. The subject is brought alive with questions, case studies, theories and examples - making it interesting for the reader and thought-provoking for students." - Michelle Vindall, Programme Area Manager, Cambridge Regional College
Full support for teaching and learning with our best-selling resources Written by best-selling author Yvonne Nolan, so you can be confident you have the expert support to succeed Knowledge specifications (KS) continually referenced in the margin so candidates know what is being covered and can prepare for assessment. New evidence features are clearly linked to specific performance criteria (PC) and are cross-referenced to other elements within the qualification - helping candidates to plan holistically. Updated legislation and references to regulations where appropriate so that candidates and assessors have the most current information on frameworks related to the health and social care sector. New information on the latest movements and trends in health and social care so that candidates are aware of initiatives that may affect their working practice. Many updated photos to demonstrate best practice more clearly.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Curated and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million bestseller This is Going to Hurt), Dear NHS features 100 household names telling their personal stories of the health service. Contributors include: Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke, Peter Kay, Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Sir Trevor McDonald, Graham Norton, Sir Michael Palin, Naomie Harris, Ricky Gervais, Sir David Jason, Dame Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley, Miranda Hart, Dermot O'Leary, Jamie Oliver, Ed Sheeran, David Tennant, Dame Julie Walters, Emma Watson, Malala Yousafzai and many, many more. All profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects, and The Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children. Other writers include Chris O'Dowd, Johnny Vegas, Jack Whitehall, Chris Evans, Lorraine Kelly, Lee Mack, Jonathan Ross, Konnie Huq, Greg James, Frank Skinner, Louis Theroux, KT Tunstall, Sandi Toksvig and Kevin Bridges. The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are, and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In Dear NHS, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the national health service has been there for them, and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day - selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now. They are all heroes, and this book is our way of saying thank you. Contributors include: Dolly Alderton, Monica Ali, Kate Atkinson, Pam Ayres, David Baddiel, Johanna Basford, Mary Beard, William Boyd, Frankie Boyle, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Alex Brooker, Charlie Brooker, Rob Brydon, Bill Bryson, Kathy Burke, Peter Capaldi, Jimmy Carr, Candice Carty-Williams, Lauren Child, Lee Child, Bridget Christie, Emilia Clarke, Rev Richard Coles, Daisy May Cooper, Jilly Cooper, Fearne Cotton, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Victoria Derbyshire, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Chris Evans, Anne Fine, Martin Freeman, Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Mark Gatiss, Ricky Gervais, Professor Green, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Mark Haddon, Matt Haig, The Hairy Bikers, Naomie Harris, Miranda Hart, Victoria Hislop, Nick Hornby, Sali Hughes, Konnie Huq, Marina Hyde, E L James, Greg James, Sir David Jason, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jackie Kay, Peter Kay, Lorraine Kelly, Marian Keyes, Shappi Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Stewart Lee, Joanna Lumley, Lee Mack, Emily Maitlis, Andrew Marr, Catherine Mayer, Alexander McCall Smith, Paul McCartney, Sir Trevor McDonald, Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, John Niven, Graham Norton, Chris O'Dowd, Dermot O'Leary, Jamie Oliver, Sir Michael Palin, Maxine Peake, Sue Perkins, Katie Piper, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Ross, Ed Sheeran, Paul Sinha, Frank Skinner, Matthew Syed, Kate Tempest, David Tennant, Louis Theroux, Dame Emma Thompson, Sandi Toksvig, Stanley Tucci, KT Tunstall, Johnny Vegas, Danny Wallace, Dame Julie Walters, Phil Wang, Emma Watson, Mark Watson, Robert Webb, Irvine Welsh, Jack Whitehall, Josh Widdicombe, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Greg Wise, Malala Yousafzai, Benjamin Zephaniah. A minimum of GBP3.09 from the sale of each book will be paid to NHS Charities Together and GBP0.16 will be paid to The Lullaby Trust.
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 Deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism are rising dramatically in the United States, claiming hundreds of thousands of American lives. Anne Case and Angus Deaton 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. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. This critically important book paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline, and provides solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.
Based upon the popular college text Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4e by Fredric H. Martini and Edwin F. Bartholomew, Dr. Bledsoe has taken this work and added clinical correlations and applications specific to emergency care. Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 2e presents material in a clear, concise format and places emphasis on essential fundamental concepts, applications and terminology. Innovative EMS content and pedagogical elements make this an excellent choice for brief A&P courses that build a foundation of essential knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. This material provides a framework for interpreting and applying information that can be used in problem-solving, as well as an introduction to common injuries and illnesses in a manner that will reinforce basic anatomy and physiology principles.
For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services. Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 2, Paramedicine Fundamentals, covers basic paramedic-level knowledge in pathophysiology, human life-span development, and pharmacology. It also covers key advanced-level skills in intravenous access and medication administration as well as airway management and ventilation.
For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services. Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 7, Operations, focuses on Paramedic-related operational issues and includes a review of ground ambulance operations, new changes in terminology that have been established through the NIMS process, a new chapter on air medical operations, and updated coverage on responding to terrorist acts.
For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services. Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 4, Medicine, covers medical emergencies and includes new material on the use and interpretation of capnography, the role of CPAP in respiratory diseases, comprehensive coverage of cardiology, more information about stroke therapy and similar treatments, current toxicological practices, more material on drug-induced psychosis and similar problems, and a new chapter on non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders.
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