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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 ...

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

Allan Peterkin, Alan Bleakley
August 01, 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...

Medical Education: A History in 100 Images

Kieran Walsh
June 01, 2016

This fascinating guide to medical education introduces the reader to the historical development of this important subject through 100 powerful images from the prestigious Wellcome Library Collection that highlight key figures in the field and innovations that have taken place, not just in the...

Understanding Human Anatomy and Pathology: An Evolutionary and Developmental Guide for Medical Students

Rui Diogo, Drew M. Noden, Christopher M. Smith, Julia Molnar, Julia C. Boughner, Claudia Alexandra Amorim Barrocas, Joana Araujo Bruno
June 01, 2016

Understanding Human Anatomy and Pathology: An Evolutionary and Developmental Guide for Medical Students provides medical students with a much easier and more comprehensive way to learn and understand human gross anatomy by combining state-of-the-art knowledge about human anatomy, evolution,...

Relationship Power in Health Care: Science of Behavior Change, Decision Making, and Clinician Self-Care

John B. Livingstone, M.D., Joanne Gaffney, R.N., LICSW
January 22, 2016

The personal interface between clinician and patient is a misunderstood subject which can impact all areas of health care. Without adequate training in relationship science clinicians inadvertently contribute to empathic failure, poor medical decision process, difficulty changing health-related...

350 Questions for the Situational Judgement Test

Sarah Craig, Giles Dixon, Alice Pitt, Isobel Platt, Catherine Sproson, Andrew Viggars, Eileen Wedge, Harriet Walker
December 10, 2015

350 Questions for the Situational Judgement Test provides invaluable guidance to the Situational Judgement Test, written by authors who understand from personal experience that detailed explanations accompanying each answer are the key to a successful revision aid. This book presents over 350...

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