Medicine and Nursing round-up

February 25, 2010

Introduction to Mental Health Nursing

Editor: Nick Wrycraft

Edition: First

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Pages: 368

Price: £65.00 and £22.99

ISBN 9780335233571 and 3588

This comprehensive and useful text from a wide range of contributors offers a student- focused introduction to the key issues involved in the field of mental health nursing, and requires no previous knowledge. Chapters consider in useful detail important subjects such as social inclusion, mental health promotion, mental health at different stages of life, relevant legal issues, therapeutic interventions and physical health issues in mental health settings.

Numeracy for Nursing and Healthcare: Calculations and Practice

Author: Pearl Shihab

Edition: First

Publisher: Pearson

Pages: 248

Price: £16.99

ISBN 97803720744

Shihab draws on her 25 years of teaching experience to provide a text devoted specifically to competency in the often-dreaded area of maths for student nurses. Addressing the fears and frustration that can accompany this subject, she aims to assist readers to handle numbers confidently in administering drugs, interpreting data and in many other practice settings. She illustrates the text with useful clinical examples throughout.

Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma

Editor: Virginia M. Brennan

Edition: First

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Pages: 328

Price: £15.50

ISBN 9780801891991

Brennan and this volume's other contributors consider the public health effects of recent hurricanes, including Katrina, on minorities in the US, and assess the health policy and implications of these natural disasters. They advocate including comprehensive public health policy in future disaster relief programmes. This book aims to serve as a resource for policymakers, healthcare agencies, emergency planners and professionals in the field.

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Authors: Scott A. Huettel, Allen W. Song and Gregory McCarthy

Edition: Second

Publisher: Sinauer Associates

Pages: 515

Price £57.99

ISBN 9780878932863

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become the dominant research technique in cognitive neuroscience. Here the authors seek to offer a comprehensive introductory text covering the biology and physics of fMRI, discussions of research design and experimental analysis, and considerations of future directions for the technology and its integration with other research techniques. An accompanying CD-Rom offers data sets and self-study exercises.

Surgical Anatomy and Technique: A Pocket Manual

Authors: Lee John Skandalakis, John E. Skandalakis and Panajiotis N. Skandalakis

Edition: Third

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 696

Price: £31.99

ISBN 9780387095141

A longstanding key resource for residents and general surgeons, in user-friendly pocket-manual format, this latest edition is thoroughly revised, with many new illustrations. The authors seek to keep content relevant, fresh and practice-based; new topics include carotid endarterectomy, hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Existing chapters have been updated to reflect current surgical approaches.

Basics of Oncology

Authors: Frederick O. Stephens and Karl Reinhard Aigner

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 375

Price: £35.99

ISBN 9783540929246

Stephens and Aigner seek to provide a general overview of the essential medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer by offering detailed explanations and discussion of the causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments and outcomes all within one volume. The aim is to furnish students of medicine, nurse oncologists and other health professionals with a sound basis with which to expand into detailed or specific study in different areas of practice.

Immunology at a Glance

Authors: J.H.L. Playfair and B.M. Chain

Edition: Ninth

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Pages: 112

Price: £21.99

ISBN 9781405180528

Part of the publisher's popular At a Glance series, this well-illustrated text offers a concise approach for practitioners and medical students seeking introduction or revision material. Newly revised, this ninth edition encapsulates essential information including relationships between cells, molecules and processes of immunity, with a checklist of definitions, with new chapters on "Innate Immune Recognition", "Investigating Immunity" and "Immunity and the Genome".

Pocket Emergency Medicine: A Quick Medical Reference Guide for Use on the Ward

Author: Gareth Rhys Chapman

Edition: First

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Pages: 32

Price: £7.99

ISBN 9781405193573

Chapman presents commonly encountered medical emergencies in a concise manner, without superfluous content. It covers the most common emergencies, including hypertension/falling blood pressure, disordered consciousness, poisoning, low urine output, acute chest pain and advanced life support. Tabbed subsections offer emergency drug doses, scoring systems and advanced life-support algorithms.

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