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This book explores the current wider political, social and economic context of hospitals in the public and private sector globally and identifies the push and pull tension between the demands of the quality regulator and the requirements of health care commissioning processes. This book draws on the evidence of what works to improve the quality of hospital services in the development of medical and clinical leadership models. The... more...

‚ÄčThis practical resource provides hospitalists of all levels a comprehensive foundation for understanding the critical elements of hospital medicine.  Beginning with an overview of the healthcare system, chapters provide relevant insights on management, regulations, evidence-based approaches, an awareness of safety and economic concerns and professional development skills.  Perspectives on how hospitalist and hospital medicine teams can... more...

This practical work has clinical guidelines, and advice on controlling symptoms, as well as showing doctors and carers how to provide physical and psychological comfort. It helps the clinician to develop a scientific approach to managing symptoms.

This guide contains a foreword by Simon Gregory, Dean of Postgraduate GP Education, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland and General Practitioner, Northampton. This concise, jargon-free guide examines and explains the skills and attitudes needed to develop leadership abilities in individuals. It offers practical advice that is ideal for everyday implementation in the workplace. Developed alongside the NHS Leadership Qualities Framework, this... more...

This work contains a Foreword by Merrill Goozner, Author and Director, Integrity in Science, Center for Science and the Public Interest, Washington DC. This book exposes why healthcare costs have been rapidly increasing and includes a close examination of over-priced drugs. It contains a detailed explanation of how the drug industry takes billions of dollars from society each year and proposes radical new ideas to reign in excessive spending on... more...


ABC of Change for Doctors is an A to Z guide promoting a healthy work/life balance for medical professionals. This book is written in the same easy to read and straight forward style of its companion volume Prescription for Change for Doctors Who Want a Life (Second Edition ISBN 1 85775 761 0) and contains many practical tools for personal development. It is energising reading for doctors at all levels and specialties, medical mentors, teachers and... more...

This book provides a basic introduction to geriatric telepsychiatry, including potential benefits and drawbacks of utilizing this treatment modality. The text discusses applications in academic, public, federal, and educational settings and suggests practical guidelines for implementing and maintaining a telepsychiatry program. As the elder population continues to grow over the next several decades, digital tools,... more...

This book presents novel design principles and technologies for dynamic isolation based on experimental studies. These approaches have now become the local standard in Beijing and are currently being promoted for use nationwide. Further, the book provides details of measures and guidelines for the design process. Departing from the traditional understanding that isolation wards should be designed with high negative pressure, airtight... more...

John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition is the book for all GPs, registrar and student GPs. This text is widely recognized as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Updates are key in maintaining John Murtagh's reputation for having the best clinical content for GP education and reference. John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition gives a whole view of GP, considering skills such as communication as well as... more...

This book explores a rapidly growing area of discussion in the health care industry, disruptive behavior in medical providers. The presence of disruptive behavior adversely impacts the providers of all disciplines: paraprofessional personnel, nurses, physicians and administrators. But more importantly, there may be a greater detrimental effect on quality and patient safety. This has led to mandated regulatory requirements that assist... more...