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25% Off Books for Members
The NSWNMA is pleased to announce that McGraw Hill Publishers is offering our members a 25 per cent discount off the recommended retail price of all medical titles, plus a range of other professional series books! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page, scroll down to the ‘Discount Books’ section and click on the promotion code image to open the McGraw Hill website. For complete instructions please read this further information page or for assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.
Access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Members can now access the CINAHL Plus with Full Text research database directly! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page then click on the CINAHL link. CINAHL Plus with Full Text the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health literature, providing full text for more than 750 journals and thousands of articles dating back to 1937. It also includes searchable cited references, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. For further information or assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.
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First published in 1956 and now republished by a publisher specialising in military history, Carve Her Name With Pride tells the inspiring story of Violette Szabo and her extraordinary secret missions for the British First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in World War II. Violette was recruited as a secret agent following the death of her husband, a captain in the French Foreign Legion, at the Battle of El Alamein. Aged just 22, Violette was parachuted into Limoges, capital city of the Limousin region of west-central France, and tasked with coordinating resistance efforts in the area after D-Day. Born to an English father and French mother, Violette’s story is one of extreme bravery, shown at a time when extreme events called for extreme action.
This latest edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines and established and new approved treatment methods. Volume I looks at foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approaches to differential diagnosis, while Volume II covers disease pathogenesis and treatment. New chapters have been added on subjects including men’s health, the impact of global warming on infectious diseases and fatigue. Updated sections include management and therapeutics for hepatitis, coronary artery disease, Ebola virus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Volume I comes with a DVD that covers 137 additional chapters, including tutorials on how to perform essential clinical procedures and 500 illustrations. Due to their size these items are not for loan from the library and members are requested to visit the library to use this resource.
Long-term care (LTC) embodies an array of residential, home and community-based services designed to maximise an individual’s function and independence. This multidisciplinary book offers advice on care at home and in communities, client care, staff retention, marketing and census development, preventing elder abuse and anticipating and managing legal issues. It also covers issues of diversity, managing chronic illness disease trajectories and provision of palliative care services, trends towards addressing quality-of-life issues and presents some of the technologies and tools available to LTC providers, along with examples of deployment and integration of new systems. Each chapter features learning objectives, case studies, effective practices and/or model programs.
This slim guide covers the core elements of diagnosis and treatment of a range of rheumatological disorders, in terms of their pathophysiology, epidemiology and risk factors, clinical features, diagnostic pathway, investigations and management. Additional chapters address common conditions that present during early life, pharmacology, key investigative techniques, and history taking. The clear layout, using bullet points, mnemonics, colour diagrams and red flags makes this book appealing and easy to read.
This book examines the emerging trend towards patient-centered care and offers strategies for working effectively with patients and their families. It comprises three parts, the first describing the evolution of the concept. Next, different models for person and family-centered care are examined. Lastly, several pragmatic chapters discuss approaches to ethics consultations, mediation, the use of narratives, organisational support systems, interdisciplinary teams and the role of leaders in creating change. Issues such as dealing with bullying or abusive patients, family members and visitors, and advice on avoiding compassion fatigue are also addressed.
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