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Materials in Biology and Medicine

Sunggyu Lee, David Henthorn
October 12, 2017

While the interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering is relatively new, remarkable developments in materials have emerged for biological and medical applications, from biocompatible polymers in medical devices to the use of carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehicles. Exploring...

Staying Human During the Foundation Programme and Beyond: How to thrive after medical school

Allan Peterkin, Alan Bleakley
September 19, 2017

The ultimate enrichment and survival guide for Foundation Programme doctors, Staying Human During the Foundation Programme and Beyond provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a junior doctor's life – from clinical transitions, to coping with stress, enhancing...

Pre-Clinical Medicine: SAQs, MCQs and EMQs

Calver Pang, Ibraz Hussain, John Francis Mayberry
September 19, 2017

Filling a gap for a pre-clinical phase revision guide, this book will help medics pass their intermediate exams in order to proceed to the clinical years.  It is based on the SAQs, EMQs and MCQ school curriculum as set out by the GMC. By covering each module individually but also integrating...

Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care

John Wattis, Stephen Curran, Melanie Rogers
August 14, 2017

This book will be of tremendous use to all healthcare professionals from physicians to nurses to social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and chaplains. The pathway taken here is a sensible and reasonable one, emphasizing a patient-centred approach that underscores the importance of spiritually...

Medical Leadership: The key to medical engagement and effective organisations, Second Edition

Peter Spurgeon, John Clark
August 07, 2017

This title is a comprehensive account of the key aspects of medical leadership. A highly accessible, text book-style resource, it explores how the medical profession has evolved in tandem with administrative and structural aspects of the NHS. Assuming leadership roles at all stages of their...

Why Are We Conscious?: A Scientist’s Take on Consciousness and Extrasensory Perception

David E.H. Jones
July 11, 2017

There are two huge gaps in scientific theory. One, the contradiction between classical and quantum mechanics, is discussed in many publications. The other, the total failure to explain why anything made of atoms (such as ourselves) can be conscious, has little acknowledgement. The main thesis of...

Information Technology in Medical Diagnostics

Waldemar Wójcik, Andrzej Smolarz
July 11, 2017

For many centuries, people have tried to learn about the state of their health. Initially, in the pre-technological period, they had to rely only on their senses. Then there were simple tools to help the human senses. The discovery of X-rays, which allowed people to look “inside” the body, turned...

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health

Leonard Wisneski
May 24, 2017

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing go beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit and...

Research Methodologies for Beginners

Kitsakorn Locharoenrat
April 03, 2017

This textbook introduces the general points of view of research methodology in the scientific and engineering fields of studies and presents an overview of the technical and professional communication needed for article publication in journals. It comprises several practice exercises that will give...

Advancing Healthcare Through Personalized Medicine

Priya Hays
March 13, 2017

This innovative book provides a unique perspective on the biomedical and societal implications of personalized medicine and how it will help mitigate the healthcare crisis and rein in ever-growing expenditure. It introduces the reader to underlying concepts at the heart of personalized medicine -...

Medical Tourism and Wellness: Hospitality Bridging Healthcare (H2H)

Frederick J. DeMicco
March 13, 2017

Medical Tourism and Wellness: Hospitality Bridging Healthcare (H2H) takes a systems approach to examining the growing field of medical tourism, one of the field’s hottest niches, with billions of dollars spent each year. This important book fills the need for a modern management book that looks at...

Prevention is Better than Cure: Learning from Adverse Events in Healthcare

Ian Leistikow
March 06, 2017

Adverse events occur in healthcare with worrying and surprising frequency and, of these, a substantial portion are preventable. This highly-readable book, translated and update from the original Dutch edition, presents 15 model case studies which have been carefully designed to explore common...

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