Health & Wellbeing (194)

Democratic Governance & Health

ISBN: 9781877578274

Author: Miriam J Laugesen & Robin Gauld    Publisher: Otago University Press

New Zealand is the only country in the world where elected health boards have long been a core feature of the health care system. These boards are conceptually ...


New Zealand is the only country in the world where elected health boards have long been a core feature of the health care system. These boards are conceptually important and aspirational for policy-makers and communities across the world grappling with issues of how to increase public participation in health care.



This book traces the development of New Zealand’s elected health boards, from the 1930s to the present District Health Board structure, analysing the history of democratic governance of health care, how boards have functioned, the politics surrounding their reform, and the idea of local democracy in health care decision-making. Based on extensive primary research, it assesses the capacity of elected boards to effectively govern the allocation of public expenditure on behalf of taxpayers and patients.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 214


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2012


$40.00
Pills & Potions at the Cotter Medical History Trust

ISBN: 9781877578571

Author: Claire Le Couteur    Publisher: Otago University Press

In this fascinating and by turns alarming book, Claire Le Couteur has researched the background to some of the popular medical remedies on sale in New Zealand i...


In this fascinating and by turns alarming book, Claire Le Couteur has researched the background to some of the popular medical remedies on sale in New Zealand in the 19th and early 20th centuries, based on items found in the collection of The Cotter Medical History Trust.
The Cotter Trust was established in Christchurch by retired surgeon Pat Cotter, with the aim 'to collect, preserve and display artefacts of a medical nature'.
It now holds the largest collection in the country of biographical notes of doctors, dentists, technical, managerial, administrative and nursing staff who have worked in Canterbury. This is augmented by a museum of historical medical implements and equipment, medicines and pharmacy equipment, photographs, documents, memorabilia and books...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 101


Dimensions: 202 x 202 x 7 mm


Publication Date: 17-02-2014


$25.00
Pocket Commando Dad

ISBN: 9781849535557

Author: Neil Sincalir    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In your hand is an indispensable pocket-sized training manual for new dads. Written by ex-Commando and father of three, Neil Sinclair, this no-nonsense guide wi...


In your hand is an indispensable pocket-sized training manual for new dads. Written by ex-Commando and father of three, Neil Sinclair, this no-nonsense guide will teach you how to:

• Prepare base camp for your baby trooper’s arrival

• Survive the first 24 hours

• Establish feeding/sleeping routines and much, much more.Let training commence!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2014


$22.99
Understanding and Dealing With Depression

ISBN: 9781849533911

Author: Dr Keith Souter    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

People suffering from depression can feel helpless and lost, but a basic understanding of the condition can go a long way to helping to treat it and its symptom...


People suffering from depression can feel helpless and lost, but a basic understanding of the condition can go a long way to helping to treat it and its symptoms.

Depression affects 1 in 5 adults at some point during their lives, and for many people it can seriously affect their quality of life, as well as having a significant effect on family and friends.

This book gives the basic information needed to understand what depression is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how to deal with it, including details on:

• Different types of depression

• What depression can feel like

• Medical and holistic ways of treating depression

• Things you can do yourself to control the symptoms


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2013


$24.99 $12.50
Understanding Violence

ISBN: 9781927145487

Author: Annabel Taylor & Marie Connolly    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We e...


For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We engage with the horror of mass shootings, and try to make sense of what appears to be senseless violence toward innocent victims. Domestic murders and assaults now seem commonplace items in our newspapers. But many human service workers and social workers confront violence-related issues every day in situations arising across every stratum of our society.
This book takes a multi-disciplinary perspective towards understanding and developing effective responses to violence, its prevention and management. It encompasses a variety of fields of practice and offers sound analysis of theories that underpin these fields along with their pracice implications.
Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services is a reference for professionals, an essential resource for students and will be of interest to the wider community in explaining community responses to violence. The editors have recruited a wide range of experts who collectively offer valuable insights into different aspects of violence. There is something in the book for researchers, practitioners amd policy analysts and it should provide readers with a comprehensive overview of both New Zealand and international cutting-edge strategies for dealing with violence in its various forms.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 17-06-2013


$45.00
50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility

ISBN: 9781849531191

Author: Sally Lewis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In this easy-to-follow book, Sally explains how diet, weight, stress and many other factors affect fertility. She offers practical advice and a holistic approac...


In this easy-to-follow book, Sally explains how diet, weight, stress and many other factors affect fertility. She offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you increase your fertility, including simple lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today including:\n\nChoose fertility-boosting foods and supplements \nDiscover the best time for conception \nUnderstand the link between body, mind and fertility


Pages: 144


Publication Date: 01-02-2012


$19.99
An Apple A Day

ISBN: 9781849532495

Author: Emma Woolf    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2012


$24.99
Fifty Shades of Bliss

ISBN: 9781849533652

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Treat yourself and your lover to Fifty Shades of Bliss!
If you've been seduced by Christian and Anastasia's erotic adventures in "Fifty Shades of Gey", th...


Treat yourself and your lover to Fifty Shades of Bliss!
If you've been seduced by Christian and Anastasia's erotic adventures in "Fifty Shades of Gey", this is just the book you need to help you turn your fantasies into reality. With fifty raunchy chapters leading you from 'vanilla' sex all the way to sinful BDSM thrills, this handy no-holds-barred guide is packed with delicious hints, tips and eye-opening ideas for exploring naughty and thrilling new games together.
Playful and practical, and covering everything from stripping to submission, this sweet treat of a book will lead you and your partner to blissful new heights.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2012


$19.99 $5.00
Healing Hotels of the World

ISBN: 9783832796334

Publisher: TeNeues

This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic sched...


This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic schedules, there's a growing sense that vacations and travel can be a respite - a chance to reconnect both mentally and physically. This guide showcases lodgings on all five continents that invite guests to learn how to take on the responsibility to lead a healthy life - be it through spa treatments, health-enhancing cuisine, fitness and relaxation, health consultations, or lifestyle coaching. Located in inspiring settings ranging from lush mountains to serene tropical beaches, these exceptional accommodations are ideal options for those who wish to set a more balanced direction for their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 23.4 x 28.9 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2013


$115.00
Free Your Back!

ISBN: 9781849533782

Author: Penny Ingham    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

First developed by Frederick Alexander in 1890, the Alexander technique retrains the body to work in a more economical and less stressful way, and can be used f...


First developed by Frederick Alexander in 1890, the Alexander technique retrains the body to work in a more economical and less stressful way, and can be used for improved breathing and joint mobility, and staying calm under pressure. This practical book offers easy and effective solutions to posture problems at home and at work, with illustrated exercises to help you break bad habits and learn to let your body relax. Free Your Back! will change the way you stand, walk and sit. The advice provided will help you to ease those painful stiff necks and backaches and allow you freer movement and better balance throughout your body, for a healthier life free of back pain.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2013


$29.99 $5.00
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