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"Why walk when you can soar..."
These are the opening words on Tracy Todd’s website and they are a powerful affirmation of the person Tracy is today – a sought-after inspirational speaker whose uplifting presentations have inspired and given hope to many people. But it is difficult to imagine what she has overcome in a tough and often lonely journey.
At the age of twenty-eight her life was turned upside down when a horrific road accident left her a quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down. Her life as an athletic, marathon-running young mother and teacher was abruptly shattered. Despite months of rehabilitation, Tracy often found herself wondering if her life was worth living. Everything she had taken for granted was now beyond her reach and frustration at her helplessness threatened to overwhelm her. Against the odds, Tracy chose to live.
Her strength of character and determination prevailed and, sustained by the support of her son, family and friends, her care assistants, and an unbelievably caring community, she set about gaining the independence to rebuild her life and reclaim her identity – which she has done, with dignity and grace. Brave Lotus Flower Rides The Dragon is an honest, inspiring and engaging memoir in which Tracy’s natural warmth and humour are tangible and, most importantly, she embodies what the human spirit can achieve.
Nursing care remains at the cutting edge of science as innovations in patient care continuously evolve. However, fundamental and general skills are still necessary to develop the clinical reasoning skills a nurse requires in order to provide safe, high-quality care to patients and communities.
All chapters include updated information where appropriate. New topics include the latest methods in infection control, information on electronic patient records, the ethical use of social media and a review of nutritional information.
Since the first edition of HIV and AIDS Education, Care and Counselling was published almost 20 years ago, it has become the standard handbook in Africa for thousands of HIV and AIDS practitioners. However, ongoing HIV and AIDS research requires regular revisions to the handbook for it to remain current with developments in prevention and treatment. Consequently, this new edition has been updated with input from two new specialist co-authors. This has strengthened the multicultural and multidisciplinary approach of this edition to Africa's unique challenges. Key features: A new design that improves readability and accessibility; In situ definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts; An updated glossary of important HIV and AIDS terminology; and Terminology, Frequently Asked Questions and Enrichment boxes that provide insight into specific aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. Key updates: This edition includes a wealth of new information for healthcare practitioners on nursing care principles covering co-infections and complications of HIV infection and ART; infection control; and management of TB, drug-resistant TB, STIs and comorbidities. Specifically, the sixth edition includes: The latest ARV protocols in South Africa; The WHO's best practice suggestions; ART treatment as prevention; HIV, TB and STI prevention and management for schoolchildren, aligned with the Department of Basic Education's Life Skills and Life Orientation criteria; Development of children and adolescents from traditional, communal or collectivistic backgrounds; and The Dual Process Model (DPM), focusing on the latest research in bereavement counselling.
This newly updated text equips nurses and other health-care professionals to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice.
Informative and relevant, The A-Z of Nursing Law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation that affect the nursing profession. As the only local book of this nature, it has become an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals.
Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will also find it useful.
Departmentalising medicine has produced many specialities. This development is both essential and inevitable if progress is pursued. In the surgical field, at least ten disciplines have developed. Although these disciplines are very different in nature and practice, a large common ground binds them together: this title is about these common basic principles, which should form the core knowledge of all surgeons regardless of speciality. As in the past, the subjects covered in the intermediate examinations of the College of medicine of South Africa and the Universities offering Master in Surgery Degrees (Mmed) are represented. This material covers the principles of managing emergency situations across the different surgical disciplines, including intensive care, infections and trauma.
Psychiatric disorders are important causes of disability and in developing countries healthcare workers at the primary level are increasingly required to deal with a wide range of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. Primary Care Psychiatry aims to equip these workers with the basic information they need to identify and manage most of these problems, and offers guidelines on when and how to refer to more specialised levels of care. Now in its second edition, this well-respected text has been updated to include the latest diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5 (TM)). The text follows a problem-based approach, is intended to be practical and accessible, and avoids academic jargon as much as possible. Ample use is made of case vignettes, personal accounts, tables, algorithms and summaries. It enables the reader to quickly grasp the core features of the problem and the priorities of management. The emphasis is on what is relevant to primary healthcare psychiatry in the southern African context, addressing the particular challenges faced by a developing and transforming society with limited financial resources.
Sellers’ Midwifery 3e has been updated and aligned with international and national public health strategies to improve maternal and antenatal care as a sustainable development goal.
This updated edition includes recent sources and references after each section. Comprehensive student and lecturer support material is available to assist prescribing lecturers with lesson preparation and to provide the student with opportunities for self-study.
Juta’s Complete Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing remains a comprehensive, evidence-based textbook written with the southern African nursing student in mind.
What’s NEW in the 2nd edition:
Basic Community Health Nursing aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the community health setting, particularly the role of the community nurse in the multidisciplinary health team.This second edition contains numerous case studies and activities, as well as reflection exercises to prepare the student for real-life experiences.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of extreme violence cases in the world, which has created a critical need for counsellors to be trained specifically in this area. In Trauma counselling: Principles and practice in South Africa today, a team of academics and practitioners have compiled a hands-on, yet theoretically grounded and evidence-based South African textbook on counselling victims of trauma. The first part of this publication focuses on the range of potentially traumatic events that commonly occur in South Africa. It clearly describes themes related to traumatic events and traumatic stress and introduces the basic principles of trauma counselling. This section also focuses on how traumatic stress may manifest in different client groups. The second part aims to familiarise students with a range of strategies suitable for trauma counselling, such as brief interventions, cognitive behaviour therapy, the narrative approach, strength-based interventions and integrated or alternative approaches. The final chapter is a personal one, in which the authors reflect on the lessons they have learnt from their own practice and the techniques they have developed to protect themselves from vicarious trauma.
Get a firm understanding and mastery of the unique issues and procedures involved in critical care nursing with Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 8th Edition. Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization,?this market-leading text offers a great foundation in the realities and challenges of today's critical care unit that's perfect for both nursing students and practicing nurses alike. This new edition also features enhanced integration of QSEN and interprofessional collaborative practice, plus expanded coverage of leadership, post-ICU outcomes and highly contagious infections. Revamped case studies, Patient Teaching boxes, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, Patient Safety Alerts, and other learning tools further develop your critical thinking skills and prepare you for success in high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings. UNIQUE! Nursing management plans of care feature approximately 35 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to provide a detailed, ready-to-use, clinically current reference for safe, effective patient care. Consistent organization within each body-system unit provides a systematic framework for learning and for CCRN and PCCN certification preparation. It also serves as a great reference for clinical practice. Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care. NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration makes it easier to link text content to the various QSEN competencies through the addition of QSEN-related questions in case studies, retitled features and boxes, QSEN content icons, and highlighted QSEN information throughout. UNIQUE! Integration of interprofessional collaborative practice incorporates the various IPEC competencies - such as Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles & Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams & Teamwork - into the text content and case studies. NEW! Enhanced focus on core content directs readers' attention to routine adult critical care situations and minimizes the attention given to issues treated by specialized facilities. NEW! Revamped case studies feature updated scenarios and information to reflect the current "flavor" of high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings - with patients being seen in a variety of settings. These scenarios help readers "scaffold" learning and apply chapter content to true-to-life clinical situations. NEW! Content on post-ICU outcomes has been added to chapters on therapeutic management and disorders to provide readers with a more holistic perspective on the critical care patient experience. NEW! Expanded leadership content places a fresh focus on the emerging importance of nursing leadership to ensure optimal patient outcomes. NEW! Added content on highly contagious infections has been incorporated into the chapter on sepsis to keep readers abreast of this ever-changing area of interest. NEW! Links to 15 sample skills from Elsevier Clinical Skills give readers a foundation in mastering critical care skills. NEW! Enhanced Patient Teaching boxes feature more specific and practical content for at-the-bedside patient care. NEW! Additional animations have been added to the Evolve companion website. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects changes in nursing, medical, and collaborative care of patients in high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings.
Now in its fourth edition, this peer-reviewed and updated edition of The Auxiliary Nurse has been raised to Level 5 on the NQF and its content covers the requirements of the new Nursing Auxiliary qualification. Existing chapters have been expanded on and chapters on pharmacology and communication added. To meet the requirements of the new curriculum, sections on nursing the disabled and palliative care have been added to the chapter on vulnerable Groups. Great care has been taken to ensure that the content of this book is relevant, up-to-date and accessible. Where appropriate, information and procedures are supported by the latest evidence-based practice and the latest developments in the field of healthcare are explained, such as integrated care pathways.
From the brilliant psychoanalyst behind Strictly Bipolar and What is Madness, a short and fascinating guide to the history of human sleep - and why we can't seem to sleep any more One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, as have the incidence of sleep clinics. Sleep used to be a natural state, easy as breathing, but increasingly it is an insecure commodity. ...Isn't it? Our relationship to sleep surfaces and resurfaces throughout human history, each time telling us something new about our indivudual and collective psychology. From the industrial revolution to blue-light on our phones, from the ancient art of dream interpretation to the modern science of Freud, sleep is connected to wider social patterns, to shifting norms and expectations. Weaving together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences, Darian Leader delves into the truth about this universal human experience.
ENT conditions, respiratory, skin, gastro-intestinal, nervous system, urinary/renal, cleft lip and palate, hernias, stenosis (e.g. pyloric stenosis), meningocele, volvulus, undescended testes and imperforated anus. Focus should be on assessment (definitions, causes, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, complications), making nursing diagnoses, health education, planning nursing care, and management of patients with these condition.
This edition has been updated to bring the material in line with the current unit standard. In so doing, this new edition provides you with everything you need to know to act effectively in medical and first-aid emergencies. Written by a team of experienced Red Cross first-aid trainers, the manual teaches you to recognise emergency situations and medical conditions, and guides you in providing first-aid treatment.
Mental health nursing is the result of a cooperative effort by mental health nurses from all over the country to produce a textbook for the teaching and learning of mental health nursing. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account various curricula in mental health nursing. The text is written in easy-to-understand language and provides an approach that will suit local circumstances. Rich in evidence-based practice and practical examples, Mental health nursing will facilitate an active learning experience of the subject.
Employing a syndromic approach to palliative care for nurses in South Africa, this guidebook aims to reduce suffering in people with life threatening conditions. Equipping nurses, health care professionals, and medical students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to enable a palliative approach to their daily clinical practices, this resource addresses special topics of health such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, and honing communication skills for talking with the bereaved. Additional topics of discussion include the legal and ethical issues in palliative care in South Africa, organizing palliative care in the public sector, and the pathophysiology of pain.
'A desert is a place without expectation.' Nadime Gordimer Bring chilled-out Latin American vibes and vibrant colour into your life with this collection of colouring patterns inspired by the prickly plant. Colour, create and keep calm!
This revised edition has three comprehensive chapters on Environmental Health. Vlok’s Community Health remains the ideal accompaniment for health professionals working in the community.
Building on the reputation of Manual of Community Nursing and Communicable Diseases, Vlok’s Community Health is relevant for the Community Health Professional under the Re-engineered Primary Healthcare System. Topics covered include Public Health, the National Health Insurance and Community Oriented Primary Care, as well as care of the individual throughout the lifespan. This well-written text places emphasis on practical application of theoretical concepts. The practical aspects extend to the chapters on Managing the Community Clinic and Caring for the Disabled at Home, which contain informative examples and suggestions.
Social aspects have not been overlooked and appropriate chapters on Family Pathologies, Intimate Partner Violence and Cultural World Views have been included.
Select nursing interventions with the book that standardizes nursing language! Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), 7th Edition provides a research-based clinical tool to help you choose appropriate interventions. It standardizes and defines the knowledge base for nursing practice as it communicates the nature of nursing. More than 550 nursing interventions are described - from general practice to all specialty areas. From an expert author team led by Howard Butcher, this book is an ideal tool for practicing nurses and nursing students, educators seeking to enhance nursing curricula, and nursing administrators seeking to improve patient care. It's the only comprehensive taxonomy of nursing-sensitive interventions available! More than 550 research-based nursing intervention labels are included, along with specific activities used to carry out interventions. Descriptions of each intervention include a definition, a list of activities, a publication facts line, and references. Specialty core interventions are provided for 53 specialties. NEW! 16 NEW interventions are added to this edition, including health coaching, phytotherapy, management of acute pain, and management of chronic pain. UPDATED! 95 interventions have been revised. NEW! Five label name changes are included.
A comprehensive practical reference guide for medical, nursing and para-medical personnel that sets out guidelines for the diagnosis and management of primary clinical conditions. The manual supports the training and development of primary health care practitioners, and provides a ready and accessible resource at clinics, especially in rural areas; It is an important resource for health care personnel working in remote or isolated areas where access to assistance is not available; It has been written for clinic personnel, family practitioners, training hospitals, medical students, nursing colleges and dispensing pharmacists. The manual was specifically edited to ensure that all medical terminology is accurate, and that language and style make the information easy to access. This sixth edition of the manual has updated the management of many conditions, particularly HIV and AIDS, and has again incorporated most of the drugs used in the Essential Drug List for Primary Health Care.
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