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  • Leading and Managing Health Services

    An Australasian Perspective

    by Gary E. Day and 1 more

    Leading and Managing Health Services: An Australasian Perspective provides a comprehensive overview of leadership and management in health services with a particular focus on the Australasian context. This text aims to help students develop leadership and management skills, and to critically analyse the issues they will face in practical health service settings. The book features a contemporary ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Critical Care

    A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

    by Theresa Brown

    “Among all the recent books on medicine, Critical Care stands alone.“ — Pauline Chen, author of Final Exam“A must read for anyone who wants to understand healthcare. Extraordinary.” — Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentCritical Care is the powerful and absorbing memoir of Theresa Brown—a regular contributor to the New York Times blog “Well”—about her experiences during the first ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Letting Go

    how to plan for a good death

    by Charlie Corke

    ‘Too frequently, we leave it too late to start to think — but a crisis is never the best time for careful thought.’As Australia's population ages, many individuals are faced with making complex medical decisions, for themselves and for others, in times of great stress. How far should doctors go when trying to prolong life? How can we decide what is ‘too far’ and ‘not far enough’ for our loved ones ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

    by Diana Guzys and 3 more

    To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing ... Read more

    $62.69 AUD

  • Natural Causes

    Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

    by Barbara Ehrenreich

    We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences.In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD

  • Understanding the Australian Health Care System - E-Book

    by Helen Keleher and 5 more

    A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issuesUnderstanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date ... Read more

    $114.72 AUD

  • Reinventing Emma

    The inspirational story of a young stroke survivor

    by Emma Gee

    At the age of twenty-four, Emma Gee’s future stretched before her invitingly. But just weeks after climbing Borneo’s Mt Kinabalu, this occupational therapist and avid runner, develops disturbing symptoms. Her story moves from mystery to tragedy when, during difficult brain surgery, she suffers a debilitating stroke and is left in a coma.When she wakes she is unable to move, speak or swallow, and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Why Hospitals Should Fly

    The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care

    by John J. Nance and 1 more

    “How can it be that in 2008, a checked bag on an airline flight is still exponentially safer than a patient in an American hospital?  Simply put, one industry has learned the realities of what it takes to make a human system safe, and the other has not.  So what does it take to dramatically improve patient safety and service quality?  It takes a host of new and different (and sometimes radical) ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Trauma and Physical Health

    Understanding the effects of extreme stress and of psychological harm

    by Victoria L. Banyard and 2 more

    Trauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more about traumatic stress, however, increasing attention has been drawn to the less studied physical health ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • Overdiagnosed

    Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

    by H. Gilbert Welch

    From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testingGoing against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • The NHS at 70

    A Living History

    by Ellen Welch

    At midnight on 5th July 1948, the National Health Service was born with the founding principle to be free at the point of use and based on clinical need rather than on a persons ability to pay. Seventy years since its formation, these core principles still hold true, although the world we now live in is a very different place to the post war era in which it was formed, and the long term ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • The Fourth Trimester

    Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant through the First Three Months

    by Susan Brink

    The first three months of a baby’s life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed "operating manual" for newborns presents a new paradigm of a baby's ... Read more

    $39.15 AUD

  • And the Band Played On

    Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

    by Randy Shilts

    In 1981, the year when AIDS came to international attention, Randy Shilts was employed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues. He quickly devoted himself to reporting on the developing epidemic, trying to understand the cultural, medical and political impact of the disease on the gay community and United States society as a whole.Extensively ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Naked Surgeon

    the power and peril of transparency in medicine

    by Samer Nashef and 1 more

    We are not meant to touch hearts. We all have one, but most of us will never see one. The heart surgeon now has that privilege but, for centuries, the heart was out of reach even for surgeons. So when a surgeon nowadays opens up a ribcage and mends a heart, it remains something of a miracle, even if, to some, it is merely plumbing.As with plumbers, the quality of surgeons’ work varies. As with ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Antidepressant Fact Book

    What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, And Luvox

    by Peter Breggin

    Known as "the Ralph Nader of psychiatry," Dr. Peter Breggin has been the medical expert in countless court cases involving the use or misuse of psychoactive medications. This unusual position has given him unprecedented access to private pharmaceutical research and correspondence files, information from which informs this straight-talking guide to the most prescribed and controversial category of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Evidence-based Social Work

    A Critical Stance

    by Mel Gray and 2 more

    Evidence-based practice is now a core element of many governments’ approaches to policy-making and social intervention. It has become a powerful movement that promises to change the content and structure of social work and its allied professions. Its emergence has generated much debate and raised challenging questions, however, particularly at the interface of research, policy, and practice.This ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • Social Work: The Basics

    by Mark Doel

    series The Basics
    Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers a balanced account of what social workers do. The book argues for a social work that is partisan in ... Read more

    $33.98 AUD

  • Reforming Child Protection

    by Bob Lonne and 3 more

    Child protection is one of the most high profile and challenging areas of social work, as well as one where children’s lives and family life are seen to be at stake. Vital as child protection work is, this book argues that there is a pressing need for change in the understanding and consequent organization of child protection in many English speaking countries.The authors present compelling ... Read more

    $62.58 AUD

  • Doing Harm

    The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

    by Maya Dusenbery

    Editor of the award-winning site, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today.In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Patient Will See You Now

    The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands

    by Eric Topol and 1 more

    The essential guide by one of America's leading doctors to how digital technology enables all of us to take charge of our healthA trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now"-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Where Memories Go

    Why dementia changes everything - Now with a new chapter

    by Sally Magnusson

    'A fine book' The Sunday Times'Powerful' Guardian'Wonderful' The Telegraph'Moving, funny, warm' Mail on Sunday'Brave, compassionate, tender and honest' Metro**'This book began as an attempt to hold on to my witty, storytelling mother with the one thing I had to hand. Words. Then, as the enormity of the social crisi... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

    by Dr. Thomas Cowan and 2 more

    One doctor’s surprising answer to the epidemic of chronic disease and essential reading for everyone concerned with the health of the next generation"Dr. Cowan intelligently educates us on the complicated and beautiful workings of our immune system [and] charts the clear, concise path to healing, offering a better, healthier life for us, our children, and the planet."—Lindy Woodard, MD, Pediatric ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • How to Heal

    A Guide for Caregivers

    by Jeff Kane

    The ability to heal is not reserved for a gifted few. Anyone aching to ease the suffering of a sick friend or loved one can learn to become unconditionally present to the sick person rather than to the disease. Through stories filled with compassion, wisdom, and gentle humor, Dr. Jeff Kane shows readers how to use mindful attention, therapeutic listening, and truthful speech to help others heal. ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD