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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Medies / Medicine

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R 130
Met lewensgetroue hoedefinisie-illustrasies bied hierdie publikasie 'n uitsonderlike blik op al die belangrikste liggaamsdele en -stelsels, van kroontjie tot kleintoontjie. Akkurate terminologie in Afrikaans en Engels, asook definisies en verhelderende teks stel lesers verder in staat om grondige kennis van die spesiale eienskappe en werking van die verskillende liggaamstelsels op te doen.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-11-01
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9781509899470

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R 190
The multi-million copy bestseller Book of the Year at The National Book Awards 'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year. This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-30
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9780627036972

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R 200
This handbook provides a useful guide for the day-to-day management of people with breast cancer. It covers the journey from diagnosis to post-treatment comprehensive care. It explains when and why different treatment modalities are used, what the complications of both the disease and treatments are and how to manage them.
Although this book has been written for students and health personnel working in a general hospital, it will be useful for those in specialist breast units as well.

Dr Jenny Edge is a surgeon and head of Breast and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch.
Dr Ines Buccimazza is head of the Breast Unit, member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Team and a senior specialist in the Department of Surgery at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-01-01
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9781529018585

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R 210
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
Publikasiedatum: 2019-10-31
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9780552175456

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R 215
'Delightfully horrifying.'--Popular Science
One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018
One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018

· A mysterious epidemic of dental explosions…
· A teenage boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestick...
· A remarkable woman who, like a human fountain, spurted urine from virtually every orifice...

These are just a few of the anecdotal gems that have until now lain undiscovered in medical journals for centuries. This fascinating collection of historical curiosities explores some of the strangest cases that have perplexed doctors across the world.

From seventeenth-century Holland to Tsarist Russia, from rural Canada to a whaler in the Pacific, many are monuments to human stupidity - such as the sailor who swallowed dozens of penknives to amuse his shipmates, or the chemistry student who in 1850 arrived at a hospital in New York with his penis trapped inside a bottle, having unwisely decided to relieve himself into a vessel containing highly reactive potassium. Others demonstrate exceptional surgical ingenuity long before the advent of anaesthesia - such as a daring nineteenth-century operation to remove a metal fragment from beneath a conscious patient's heart. We also hear of the weird, often hilarious remedies employed by physicians of yore - from crow's vomit to port-wine enemas - the hazards of such everyday objects as cucumbers and false teeth, and miraculous recovery from apparently terminal injuries.

Blending fascinating history with lacerating wit, The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth will take you on a tour of some of the funniest, strangest and most wince-inducing corners of medical history.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-11-09
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9781529036138

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Medies / Medicine

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R 230
In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the experience of involuntary childlessness and provides a powerful, practical guide to help those negotiating a future without children come to terms with their grief; a grief that is only just beginning to be recognised by society.

This friendly, practical, humorous and honest guide from one of the world's most respected names in childless support offers compassion and understanding and shows how it's possible to move towards a creative, happy, meaningful and fulfilling future - even if it's not the one you had planned.

Millions of people are now living a life without children, almost double that of a generation ago and the numbers are rising still. Although some are childfree by choice, many others are childless due to infertility or circumstance and are struggling to come to terms with their uncertain future. Although most people think that those without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want' to be parents, the truth is much more complex.

Jody Day was forty-four when she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and in 2011 created Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women which has now helped almost two million people worldwide.

This edition, previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, has been extensively revised and updated, with significant additional content and case studies from forty involuntarily childless people (mostly women) from around the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-06-01
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9780753558287

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R 240
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.
Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu and the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles, to the 1930 'parrot fever' pandemic and the more recent SARS, Ebola, Zika and - now - COVID-19 epidemics, the last 100 years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.
In The Pandemic Century, Mark Honigsbaum chronicles 100 years of history in 10 outbreaks. Bringing us right up-to-date with a new chapter on COVID-19, this fast-paced, critically-acclaimed book combines science history, medical sociology and thrilling front-line reportage to deliver the story of our times.
As we meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive public health officials, and gifted scientists often blinded by their own expertise, we come face-to-face with the brilliance and medical hubris shaping both the frontier of science - and the future of humanity's survival.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-06-29
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9780627020629

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Medies / Medicine

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Medies / Medicine
R 300
Little has been said about South Africa's current administrative transformation. This title addresses the changes from a predominantly white bureaucracy to a democratic one, and provides a basic guide to the new public administration system in South Africa. The authors have steered away from a theoretical, unintelligible academic style, and have used simple language and informative diagrams. The title is intended for practitioners, students and laypersons alike.
Publikasiedatum: 1995-01-03
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9781928257646

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R 320
Ilana and Martin Gerschlowitz are an ordinary middle-class South African family - young, newly married with bright, promising futures. Ilana falls pregnant and gives birth to David, a happy, healthy baby boy. At 10 months old, David suffers recurring ear infections, and at 11 months old a terrible fever sends him to hospital. David's behaviour abruptly changes - he no longer looks at his parents, his motor and budding language skills disappear, and the light in his eyes dims. It is the beginning of a journey with autism that few parents would ever want to encounter, and yet a staggering number of children are now diagnosed with autism, and the number of diagnoses rises every year.
Ilana and Martin work tirelessly to understand David's autism diagnosis, and to search for ways to treat their son. The couple arrange an international autism conference, open a treatment centre for autistic children, and begin outreach programs for underprivileged families dealing with autism.

Ilana falls pregnant again and their third son, Aaron, develops normally. And then the unthinkable happens - at 16 months Aaron develops ear infections and they decide to insert grommets. Immediately after the procedure, they realise that Aaron is not behaving in his usual manner. Within days, it becomes clear that Aaron, too, has developed autism, and their journey begins afresh. Armed with the knowledge gained from years of treating David, the couple set about ensuring that Aaron's condition is treated swiftly and carefully.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-30
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9780627028021

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R 345
Oral health care professionals are becoming increasingly aware that almost every clinical consultation raises scientific, ethical and legal challenges. While scientific challenges may be resolved using evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach, moral complexity must be resolved using ethical theory to justify decision making in the face of ethical conflict. Ethics and the dental team, the first title of its kind in South Africa, provides the theoretical background necessary for the resolution of ethical dilemmas. Ethics and the dental team uses case studies to demonstrate how to identify, analyse and apply ethical, moral and value concepts to scenarios that are encountered on a daily basis.
Publikasiedatum: 2010-01-01
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9780241429341

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R 350
Take a look at the people around you. Now look closer. Is the middle-aged man in front of you right to be worried about the twinge in his chest? Why is the little girl coughing? Hayfever? Asthma? Or something more serious? And what about you? What are you carrying with you? Doctors know our deepest secrets, our private worries and our most vulnerable moments. We ask so much of them—to heal, to trust, to care, to listen—and under their gaze we are all equally worthy of help. 34 Patients is the breathtaking and uplifting memoir of a doctor who dares to look closer at a crowded waiting room, and value each soul and story he encounters. Through stories of the patients he has helped, lost, and those who have changed him forever, Dr Tom Templeton weaves a profound and moving portrait of humanity, asking us to treat all with compassion.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-02-26
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9780627021275

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Medies / Medicine
R 355
This title is aimed at undergraduate students of dentistry, medicine, psychology and therapy. It will also be useful for practitioners resuming formal studies after some years of practice.
Publikasiedatum: 1996-01-06
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9780627025235

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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Medies / Medicine
R 365
The purpose of this title is to enable the doctor, the medical student and the nurse to examine the newborn baby thoroughly and confidently. In addition to history taking, examination techniques and normal findings, a great variety of abnormal findings are also discussed and illustrated. The importance of a thorough history taking is emphasised and the general principles that apply to the examination of the newborn baby are explained. This is followed by a general examination and a complete systematic examination of the baby.
Publikasiedatum: 2001-01-08
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9780868744674

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R 365
Die doel van hierdie handleiding is om die geneesheer, die mediese student en die verpleegkundige in staat te stel om die pasgebore baba volledig en met vertroue to ondersoek. Afgesien van die normale bevindinge word 'n groot verskeidenheid abnormale bevindinge bespreek en gei abnormale bevindinge bespreek en geïllustreer.
Publikasiedatum: 1993-01-01
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9780627029721

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Medies / Medicine

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R 375
Despite the fact that more than 80 percent of mental health care users make use of African indigenous practitioners, previous texts on mental health care in Africa have focused predominantly on sharpening Western-based competence, while paying scant attention to local African practices. A more holistic view is needed to reconnect mental health practitioners with the African community where value systems are rooted and transmitted, and thus allow them to provide better care. Mental health care in Africa is an evidence-based practice and research book focusing equally on Western and African indigenous mental health care practices so that the best can be taken from both. Mental health care in Africa starts to exert the African epistemology and ways of practice, without undermining the contribution of Western health care. Including African indigenous knowledge systems (AIKS) allows for broader dialogue and encourages original debate on concepts such as self-determination, informed consent, appropriate and relevant assessment, and care in the mental health arena. Contents include the following: Review of Western psychoeducation and findings in the African indigenous context; Planning and conducting therapeutic groups; Therapeutic interaction in HIV and AIDS care: an African approach; Management of aggressive and violent mental health care users; Sensory stimulation in mental health care users with dementia; Medicinal management; Substance rehabilitation and primary mental health care. Mental health care in Africa is aimed at mental health care practitioners and undergraduate students at universities and nursing colleges.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-01-09

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