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Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills

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Rhona Flin, George G. Youngson, Steven Yule
July 28, 2015

Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-Technical Skills explains why non-technical skills are vital for safe and effective performance in the operating theatre. The book provides a full account, with supporting empirical evidence, of the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and ...

Making the Most of Medical School: The Alternative Guide

Ashton Barnett-Vanes
December 07, 2017

This concise guide to medical school offers an alternative path to developing a diverse set of academic and professional skills for a successful career in medicine. Written for current and prospective medical students, chapters are structured around eight key themes relevant to the active ‘...

A Guide to Cancer: Origins and Revelations

Melford John
November 16, 2017

A Guide to Cancer: Origins and Revelations unfolds the complex and fascinating topic of cancer in two ways: firstly, no specialist knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader, and secondly, despite the serious nature of the topics, the book aims to stimulate interest, provoke thought, and...

Action Learning in Health, Social and Community Care: Principles, Practices and Resources

John Edmonstone
September 22, 2017

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of action learning, one of the most widely used development methods in health, social and community care. The book addresses the theory and practice of action learning in these fields, and considers action learning as an adult educational ethos as well as...

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...

The Easy Guide to Focused History Taking for OSCEs, Second Edition

David Mccollum
May 26, 2017

This straightforward guide to taking patient history comprehensively covers all of the commonly seen OSCE scenarios within the current undergraduate medical curriculum. The Easy Guide to Focused History Taking for OSCEs includes introductory chapters with general OSCE guidance, mapping onto the...

Improving Healthcare: A Handbook for Practitioners

Lesley Baillie, Elaine Maxwell
April 13, 2017

Good intentions to do our best in healthcare are not enough. Healthcare professionals need to know how to close the gap between best evidence and practice, by understanding and applying quality improvement principles and processes. Improving Healthcare is a practical guide, providing healthcare...

Surgeon, Heal Thyself: Optimising Surgical Performance by Managing Stress

Uttam Shiralkar
March 13, 2017

Surgeons start their career in the expectation that it will bring personal satisfaction through an unparalleled sense of achievement and professional growth. Nonetheless, a career in surgery carries with it serious challenges: surgical training is rigorous, both emotionally and physically, and...

Nanoparticles in Humans: Experiments, Methods, and Strategies

Lev S. Ruzer
December 09, 2016

A peek into the literature on the environmental health implications of the rapidly developing nanotechnology industry shows that the potential problem of exposure to airborne nanoparticles has not been adequately addressed. The health and safety of nanotechnology workers are of concern because...

Storytelling in Medicine: How Narrative can Improve Practice

Colin Robertson, Gareth Clegg
September 23, 2016

Throughout our lives, story is the medium each of us uses to make sense of our environment and relationships. Stories provide meaning and context, enriching our experiences and equipping us with a framework to navigate our existence. Storytelling in Medicine is aunique, practical book for...

Learning from Paediatric Patient Journeys: What Children and Their Families Can Tell Us

Chloe Macaulay, Polly Powell, Caroline Fertleman
July 27, 2016

Good healthcare is about more than making a diagnosis and giving the correct medical treatment - the experience of those going through the system is hugely important. As a result, the use of patient stories or “narratives” in learning is gathering significant support and interest. This is a...

Measurement in Ultrasound, Second Edition

Paul S. Sidhu, Wui K. Chong, Keshthra Satchithananda
July 25, 2016

Measurement and interpretation of key ultrasound parameters are essential to differentiate normal anatomy from pathology. By using Measurement in Ultrasound, trainee radiologists and ultrasonographers can gain an appreciation of such measurements, while practitioners can use it as a valuable...

Mnemonics and Study Tips for Medical Students, Third Edition

Khalid Khan
July 21, 2016

This fun, pocket-sized and practical guide is jam-packed with helpful tips on how to remember those all-important medical facts crucial to exam success and invaluable throughout the medical career. New to this edition are 35 additional mnemonics, more information on prescribing, a section on the...

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