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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...

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...

The research-practice gap is a persistent problem in healthcare - significant new knowledge is created but only some of it is shared and even less is used. As a consequence, many innovative ideas fail to change practice in healthcare settings. Academics, practitioners, and governments alike, agree that finding new ways of mobilizing knowledge is critical to reducing this gap. Yet knowledge mobilization is especially difficult in such a complex setting.... 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...

The gap between a rising demand for health care services on the one side and scarce resources on the other, is leading to a growing pressure on decision-making processes. Hence, prioritization in medicine has become an increasingly important issue for assuring stability of health systems and improving the capability of health care. The present volume addresses normative dimensions of methodological and... 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...