Health & Wellbeing (207)

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
The New Zealand Gluten Free Cookbook : Food everyone can enjoy

ISBN: 9781877303159

Author: Sophie Johnson    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This book contains over 90 delicious recipes and is ideal for gluten free children and adults, their friends and family, for those who are gluten intolerant and...


This book contains over 90 delicious recipes and is ideal for gluten free children and adults, their friends and family, for those who are gluten intolerant and those wishing to be gluten free for health benefits. These are recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of whether they are gluten free or not. First published October 2009, NZ Softcover


Pages: 104


Publication Date: 01-10-2009


$29.95 $19.99
My Mini Midwife

ISBN: 9781849535168

Author: Denyse Kirkby    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? My Mini Midwife, by experienced midwif...


Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? My Mini Midwife, by experienced midwife and lecturer D. J. Kirkby, is here to reassure you and provide all the guidance you need, anytime and anywhere. This handy and authoritative book gives clear answers to confusing questions, covering everything from conception to delivery and beyond: it will be invaluable for anyone who is planning or expecting a baby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 03-02-2014


$24.99
Pacific Identities and Well-being : Cross-Cultural Perspectives

ISBN: 9781877578359

Author: Margaret Nelson Agee    Publisher: Otago University Press

This anthology addresses the mental health and therapeutic needs of Polynesian and Melanesian people and the scarcity of resources for those working with them. ...


This anthology addresses the mental health and therapeutic needs of Polynesian and Melanesian people and the scarcity of resources for those working with them. It is divided into four parts – Identity, Therapeutic Practice, Death and Dying, Reflexive Practice – that approach the concerns of Maori, Samoans, Tongans, Fijians and people from Tuvalu and Tokelau. Contributors include a wide range of writers, most of who are Maori or Pasifika. Poems by Serie Barford, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Tracey Tawhiao introduce each section.

As Pasifika populations expand, so do the issues generated by colonisation, intermarriage, assimilation, socioeconomic insecurity and international migration. The stresses of adolescence, identity, families, death and spirituality are all explored here in innovative

research that offers a wealth of inspiration and ideas to supportive family, friends and practitioners.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 332


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2013


$45.00
Being a Doctor

ISBN: 9781877578366

Author: Hamish Wilson & Wayne Cunningham    Publisher: Otago University Press

Sometimes caring for patients can leave clinicians feeling overwhelmed with the daily tasks of doctoring. As an antidote, this book explores principles and assu...


Sometimes caring for patients can leave clinicians feeling overwhelmed with the daily tasks of doctoring. As an antidote, this book explores principles and assumptions of modern medicine seldom taught in medical school. Starting with the meaning of suffering and how the ‘science’ of medicine has evolved, the authors use many clinical stories to provide a fresh perspective on the work and roles of the modern doctor.

Based on many years of teaching family physicians, the book argues that being a doctor is much more than simply knowing biomedical facts and having good clinical skills. It explores some of the major challenges facing physicians, including the doctor–patient relationship, the ‘heartsink’ experience, and unwell patients for whom no disease can be found. The authors also introduce patient safety and self-care, two important issues for modern health professionals.

For experienced doctors as well as for students and doctors in training, Being a Doctor moves beyond biomedicine, providing useful insights that explain how both doctors and patients think and behave.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 276


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 03-06-2013


$35.00
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
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 Stroke

ISBN: 9781849533904

Author: Dr Keith Souter    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It is estimated that there are up to 30 strokes every minute throughout the world.* A stroke can be fatal or disabling, while others are purely temporary with a...


It is estimated that there are up to 30 strokes every minute throughout the world.* A stroke can be fatal or disabling, while others are purely temporary with a recovery time of less than 24 hours. Whatever the case, a stroke is always serious and as well as having physical and mental consequences for the sufferer, it can also have a significant effect on other family members. This book gives the basic information needed to understand what a stroke is, how to spot the risk factors that may contribute to a stroke, and how to take steps to deal with the repercussions, including details on:

• What happens in a stroke

• The different types of stroke

• Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

• Medication and aids and equipment for independent living

*Source: World Stroke Campaign


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2013


$24.99 $12.50
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
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