This course text is now widely used in clinical settings across the UK, with courses being run up and down the country. It comprises a Handbook for participants and a Trainer's Manual) that work as stand-alone reference reading texts or for delivering courses on human factors in healthcare and patient safety. They are written primarily for workers in the health services industry, particularly the NHS, and explore the limitations of human cognition and the everyday factors governing the interactions between real people in complex organisations.
The Safer Care books aim to prevent these unnecessary tragedies by examining the factors specific to hospitals that allow such errors to arise, including the psychological factors affecting doctors and other hospital personnel and the problems inherent in the hierarchical structure of the health system.
We all know about the mental health crisis in our schools. The government fails to deliver solutions, despite their best efforts, and the health services cannot cope. Suicide rates in the under-8 age group are on the climb, and our teachers are still locked into one of the most stressful professions of our time. The implications are enormous. Half of all mental health problems are common conditions. They are the second largest cause of sickness absence from work in the UK. Most disorders have their origins in childhood, where schooling is a significant factor. This book is unique in exploring the synergy between the academic disciplines of mental health and education and focusing on both learners and the leaders of learning. This book is a new approach to these problems – it gets the health profession talking directly to the educationalists, for a collaborative approach to the melting-pot situation in schools. It eradicates the "silo mentality" and empowers the leaders of learning to deal with their stress and the mental health and behaviour problems they come across every day in their learners. It also addresses the complex dynamic found in educational settings, between those who teach, those who manage them, and those who are taught.
The phrase "the pissing evil" was first coined by Thomas Willis, physician to King Charles I in the 17th century, to describe the disease diabetes. The author of this fascinating book, Professor Tattersall, breathes life into the long history of this foul disease, with its foul symptoms and even fouler remedies. Through 3000 years of despair and discovery, from ancient Egypt to the glory years of the 20th and 21st centuries, when insulin arrived on the scene, our understanding of the complications blossomed, and patients can now largely monitor and manage themselves.
Tattersall’s first biography of the disease was written for Oxford University Press, but Swan & Horn has given him a platform for his long-awaited, controversially titled, 500-page opus, far more suited to this staggeringly complex story. The book is essential reading for all specialists of diabetes – both patients and clinicians alike.
This superbly crafted satire combines established fact with whimsy, the Big Bang Theory with Planet of the Apes, as world-renowned Scottish anthropologist, Professor Gordon P. McNeil, explains his take on our anatomically peculiar human species, with our two-footedness, non-opposable big toes, flat-faces, large skulls and brains, and – as the title suggests – capacity for football! When Man first stood upright and tottered about on two legs, every step forward was a kick … and the rest, as they say, is history. This glorious romp through the “ologies” spans the Earth and the eons to reveal our astonishing football past and present, from the archaeology of Orkney and the Forth Valley, the physics of the “mession” particle that facilitates binding of ball and foot, the neurology of chanting and psychology of refereeism, to our robotic future – Robo passiens.
Science fact, science fiction and football – a winning combination!
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For effective learning or teaching, educators at every level need to be aware of health conditions among their learners. These slim practical books are aimed at teachers and trainers in any setting (schools, colleges, universities, in business, healthcare, emergency services, or the community) who work with children, young people or adult learners with mental health issues. With concise background information, sound advice and reflective activities, they cover all aspects of mental health among both students and work colleagues, and aim to reduce their effect on the ability to both learn and teach.
For anyone who has to sit a lot, which is most of us, unfortunately, and leads to all kinds of back problems. This new approach shows you how to work with your back and your brain in order to sit “smartly", and prevent, eliminate or improve back troubles. The author is a specialist advanced physiotherapist who has been applying this technique in his own clinic for many years, with fantastic results.
Finally a realistic parenting book for BUSY families living in the modern world. This down-to-earth book provides concise, easy and effective tips for use in everyday family situations, with real-life examples and a little background theory. The author does not treat children or specific problems in isolation, but in the context of the whole family, taking into account the conflicting pressures on siblings and parents. Just one tip a day will help towards a calmer, more balanced home life with far less stress!
The "pissing evil" is the name given to diabetes mellitus in the 17th century. This is the most comprehensive history ever written, covering over three thousand years of social and medical history, describing what happened to the people who suffered from the disease, those who tried to help them, and those who stood by helplessly. It is a fascinating story of a foul disease with even fouler remedies, or else certain death until just a hundred years ago. It is for all experts on the subject of diabetes – historians, clinicians and patients alike.
FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES SCIENCE AND FOOTBALL: A superbly crafted science-faction satire, combining fact with fantasy about human evolution – and the Beautiful Game. It creates a world in which our anatomically bizarre species (with flat feet with non-opposable big toes, narrow pelvis with legs hinged below, big heads with flat-faces and sloping brows) is due to an ancestor more ancient than Homo sapiens – known as Homo Passiens. The reason for our farcical anatomy (walking on two legs is absurd!) is to play football. It is funny, informative and difficult to not take seriously. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.
It is a sad but little-known fact that thousands of patients die or are injured each year in the UK while under the care of doctors and surgeons in hospital. The reason is avoidable human error. The Safer Care course books are aimed to raise awareness among healthcare professionals about "human factors", mostly psychological, to improve communication and task performance and prevent these tragedies.