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The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs

Kee C. Huang
July 27, 1998

Records cataloging the healing powers of natural substances - plants, minerals, and animal byproducts - date back more than 4,000 years. There is no denying the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, yet - until recently - the roots of this knowledge were largely lost in superstition and...

Rural Healthcare

Jim Cox, Iain Mungall
June 15, 1998

Twenty per cent of UK residents live in rural areas, but little attention has been paid to their health needs or to the needs of the people who provide them with healthcare. This is the first textbook of rural medicine in the UK. It is easy to read, comprehensive and authoritative, and it is...

Eyes Without Sparkle: A Journey Through Postnatal Illness

Elaine Hanzak
June 01, 1998

One day you will feel better… Eyes without Sparkle is a powerful medical autobiography describing the journey followed by the author into, through, and out of puerperal psychosis, the most severe form of postnatal depression. With vivid and intimate descriptions of events and the author’s feelings,...

Chinese Materia Medica: Chemistry, Pharmacology and Applications

You-Ping Zhu
May 28, 1998

Chinese Materia Medica - Chemistry, Pharmacology and Applications provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the chemistry and pharmacology of commonly-used Chinese herbs. It gives an in-depth profile of the traditional experience of Chinese materia medica with modern scientific...

Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

Naomi Chambers
May 01, 1998

Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the developed world. The past decade has witnessed a paradigm shift in the management of stroke, with the understanding that care of acute stroke patients by specialists working in dedicated stroke units greatly...

Relationship Counselling - Sons and Their Mothers: A Person-Centred Dialogue

Richard Bryant-Jefferies
April 01, 1998

Young men trying to resolve traumatic experiences and relationship issues with their mothers is not an area that has attracted a great deal of attention, and yet it is not uncommon. Peter is 28, still living at home and feeling ‘like I just don’t have a life I can call my own.’ As he tries to...

Integrating Spirituality in Health and Social Care: Perspectives and Practical Approaches

Wendy Greenstreet
March 01, 1998

This book considers the concept of spiritual care as an explicit component of holistic health and social care. It is a practical guide which focuses on integrating spirituality in healthcare as a whole, rather than limiting it to any particular care environment. Integrating Spirituality in Health...

Clinical Guidelines and the Law: Negligence, Discretion, and Judgement

Brian Hurwitz
February 01, 1998

Guidelines are powerful instruments of assistance to clinicians, capable of extending the clinical roles of nurses and pharmacists. Purchasers and managers perceive them as technological tools guaranteeing treatment quality. Guidelines also offer mechanisms by which doctors and other health care...

Dynamic Psychotherapy Explained

Patricia Hughes, Daniel Riordan
January 15, 1998

Despite their value to some patients, chemical treatments have not proved able to help all people with mental disorder. There is an important place for psychological treatments, either as an alternative to or in combination with drug therapy. Based on the highly successful first edition, the...

Managing and Communicating: Your Questions Answered

Lyn Longridge
January 01, 1998

Presents information and advice on the extended role of the practice manager for both those with experience and increasing responsibility, and for those new to the primary care team. The book: identifies the various members of the primary health-care team; describes their individual roles; explores...

Who Cares?: The Great British Health Debate

Gareth Mallon
January 01, 1998


Burnout in Families: The Systemic Costs of Caring

Charles R. Figley
December 29, 1997

Sleeplessness, depression, anxiety... these are common symptoms of the burnout that often accompanies living with a loved one who has experienced some kind of traumatic stress. It's well known that the loss of a child, a life-threatening injury, sexual assault or combat experience can affect the...