Daring Greatly How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead

Brené Brown

Publisher’s Synopsis

Every time we are faced with change, no matter how great or small, we also face risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings – or feel guilt for feeling them in the first place.

In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability – from revealing our true selves – we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

ISBN: 9780241257401

Hope Not Fear

Hassan Akkad, Rebecca Ley

Publisher’s Synopsis

A stunning testament to human strength, courage and compassion, Hope Not Fear shows that nobody is powerless to change the world. This memoir from refugee, filmmaker, and activist Hassan Akkad traces his campaigns for justice, from protesting the Assad regime in Syria to winning greater rights for cleaners in the NHS.

Since seeking asylum in the UK, Hassan’s unshakeable instinct to raise awareness, help and connect, has seen him share not only his experience as a refugee, but to the coronavirus pandemic as a covid ward cleaner and documentary filmmaker. As a witness and advocate, he bridges national and political divides; his humanity, sense of service and ideals bring people together.

ISBN: 9781529059854

Improve Your Communication Skills How to Build Trust, Be Heard and Communicate With Confidence – Creating Success

Alan Barker

Publisher’s Synopsis

Better communication skills will have a direct impact on your career development. Improve Your Communication Skills is your practical guide to effective communication in business. This fully updated 6th edition now features a handy self-assessment tool to help you profile your own preferred communication style, even more practical exercises, useful checklists and top tips, as well as content on influencing others and managing difficult conversations. This book provides vital guidance on improving your conversations, building rapport, giving effective presentations, writing excellent reports and networking successfully. With the help of Improve Your Communication Skills, you will be able to get your message across – every time.The Creating Success series of books…Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you’ll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.

ISBN: 9781398605824

Lead Without Blame Building Resilient Learning Teams

Diana Larsen, Tricia Broderick

Publisher’s Synopsis

Workplace finger-pointing stifles creativity, reduces productivity, and limits psychological safety. Although no one sets out to be judgmental, learning new habits is hard. Two experienced leadership and agilists coaches share a road-tested leadership model that continuously embraces humility and failure as part of the growth process to deliver results. By facilitating blame-free retrospective meetings, leaders chart a productive path forward. They amplify three essential motivators of purpose, autonomy, and co-intelligence within their team. Layered on with four resilience factors: inclusive collaboration, transparent power dynamics, collaborative learning, and embracing conflict. After applying these strategies, learning leaders will help their teams and themselves become more resilient and better equipped to handle any unexpected and challenging tasks that comes their way.

ISBN: 9781523000548

The Science of Effective Communication Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, Improve Your Social Skills, Communicate Effectively and Make Friends With People

Robert J Williams

Publisher’s Synopsis

What is good effective communication? What are the steps of effective communication? Words play an essential role in the process of communication. Any disturbance or distraction in the way a message is presented may lead to miscommunication. Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life. Many jobs require strong communication skills. People with good communication skills also usually enjoy better interpersonal relationships with friends and family. Effective communication is therefore a key interpersonal skill and learning how to improve your communication has many benefits. However, many people find it difficult to know where to start. For most of us, improving our communication skills is an ongoing process. There is unlikely to ever come a point at which any of us could honestly say that we could learn no more about communication: that we were now experts, and never got it wrong. Just because we will never be ‘experts’, however, does not mean that we should not start the process of improvement. Improving your communication skills will almost certainly ease and improve all your interpersonal relationships, both at home and at work. It is an investment of time that will very definitely pay off. 

ISBN: 9781446786765

Macleod’s Clinical Examination

Anna R. Dover (editor), J. Alastair Innes (editor), Karen Fairhurst (editor), John Macleod (associated with work)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Fifty years since it was first published and now fully revised, Macleod’s remains the textbook of choice for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners who understand that excellence in clinical examination is integral to good practice.

The fifteenth edition will teach you how to take a history and carry out proficient clinical examination, in order to elicit the key clinical symptoms and signs of disease. It covers general principles, relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems – and how to effectively apply these skills to specific clinical situations and prepare for assessment.

Macleod’s Clinical Examination is enhanced with 32 supplementary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines described in the book, many new and revised for this edition in line with latest guidance and best practice.

ISBN: 9780323847704

Managing Change

Bernard Burnes

Publisher’s Synopsis

The aim of this leading textbook is to provide a thorough understanding of the theories, approaches and practice of organisational change.  It critically examines the approaches to change that are on offer, indicates their usefulness and drawbacks and sets them within the broad context of organisational life through the use of real-life examples.

ISBN: 9781292156040

HIV/AIDS: Diagnosis and Management

Ivy Monroe (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

HIV/AIDS is a spectrum of conditions that occur due to infection with HIV or human immunodeficiency virus. An infection with HIV progresses through three main stages- acute infection, clinical latency and AIDS. 40-90% of individuals develop influenza-like illness after around 2-4 weeks of the initial infection with HIV. This lasts usually between one and two weeks while others experience no significant signs at all. Fever, throat inflammation, large tender lymph nodes, headache, a rash and/or sores of the mouth and genitals may occur. After this stage, follows a period of clinical latency that lasts between three to over twenty years, without treatment. Once AIDS sets in, pneumocystis pneumonia, cachexia and esophageal candidiasis start to occur. Viral-induced cancers and opportunistic infections may also start affecting the individual. This book provides comprehensive insights into the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. It is meant for students who are looking for an elaborate reference text on HIV/AIDS.

ISBN: 9781632428707

IELTS 18 General Training. Student’s Book With Answers – IELTS Practice Tests

Cambridge (COR)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Authentic examination papers from Cambridge University Press & Assessment provide perfect practice because they are EXACTLY like the real test. Inside IELTS 18 General Training with Answers with Audio with Resource Bank you’ll find FOUR complete examination papers plus details of the different parts of the test and the scoring system, so you can familiarise yourself with the General test format and practise your exam technique. Download the audio for the Listening tests, example Speaking test videos, answer keys with extra explanations and sample Writing answers (instructions on inner front cover), or access your audio and video directly via QR codes in the book.

ISBN: 9781009275194

Acute Medicine

Declan O’Kane

Publisher’s Synopsis

From reviews of the previous editions:
“Amazing book. The content is clear, and the recent guidelines are there!”

Acute Medicine is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine for registrars, junior doctors and medical students working on the wards. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest treatment guidelines.
It has been substantially rewritten and streamlined to enable the reader to access the pertinent information even more quickly.
It is not just a list of instructions, but contains pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls:

  • detailed management of acute medical and surgical emergencies, including in pregnancy
  • general ward management issues
  • descriptions of key procedures
  • normal laboratory values
  • emergency drug formulary

ISBN: 9781914961038

A Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care

Helen Aveyard, Sheila Payne, Nancy Preston

Publisher’s Synopsis

This text is a comprehensive, highly readable guide to how to undertake a literature review in health and social care, tailored specifically for postgraduate study. Essential reading for all those undertaking any study at post-graduate level, the book provides clarity and a step by step approach to doing a literature review from start to finish which will enable you to:

 Identify which type of review is appropriate for your study
 Select the literature that you need to include in your review
 Search for, appraise and analyse relevant literature
 Write up your review

Crucially the book explores the common features of a broad range of types of literature review, which serve different functions – including the literature review that is a pre-requisite prior to a larger empirical study, and the literature review that is a study in its own right.

With real-life examples of written research and succinct summaries at the end of each chapter, A Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care is the ideal text for students wanting to get the very most from their study.

ISBN: 9780335249916

Hamric & Hanson’s Advanced Practice Nursing An Integrative Approach

Mary Fran Tracy, Eileen T. O’Grady, Susanne J. Phillips

Publisher’s Synopsis

Edited and written by a “Who’s Who” of internationally known thought leaders in advanced practice nursing, Hamric and Hanson’s Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 7th Edition provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to advanced practice nursing today, addressing all major APRN competencies, roles, and issues. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 7th edition of this bestselling text covers topics ranging from the evolution of advanced practice nursing to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy.

ISBN: 9780323777117

Paediatrics For UKMLA and Medical Exams – Crash Course

Alyce Hayes (author), Andrei Pobischan (author), Gerry O’Hare (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 25 years, having sold over 1 million copies and translated in over 8 languages, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated with a full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is books that exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

ISBN: 9780443115370

Cardiology For UKMLA and Medical Exams – Crash Course

Jasmine Shen (author), Thomas Foster (author), David E. Newby (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 25 years, having sold over 1 million copies and translated in over 8 languages, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated with a full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is books that exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics in the UKMLA syllabus, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.

ISBN: 9780443115349

Managing Organisational Change

Allan Ramdhony, Christoph Thiele

Publisher’s Synopsis

Discover a fresh perspective on managing organisational change in this accessible textbook which links theory to practice and brings complex concepts to life. Structured around the three pillars of successful change management, the book examines change in the context of the global economy and looks at a range of international examples.

Key features include:

  • Case studies which explore the practical implications of change issues through companies such as the Alibaba Group, NHS England, GSK, Tata Motors, Nike, Hewlett-Packard and Indonesia’s Krakatau Steel.
  • Practical and reflective exercises to encourage experimentation with tools and techniques, and to deepen understanding. 

    ISBN: 9781446298312

Medicine in a Day 2 Case Presentations

Marcus Drake (editor), Alexander Royston (editor), Gregory Oxenham (editor), Hollie Blaber (editor), Berenice Aguirrezabala Armbruster (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Aligned to current learning methods and medical exam requirements – including the new UK Medical Licensing Assessment – this invaluable collection of clinical cases will help you apply information effectively, quickly identify and fill any knowledge gaps and prepare efficiently for your exams. Prepared by a unique combination of authors – including early career stage doctors still close to what is required for exam success, expert educators and senior specialists – Medicine in a Day: Case Presentations for Medical Exams and UKMLA provides the trusted information you need most when time is short. Over 200 cases have been carefully selected to ensure comprehensive coverage – including for all the core ‘Presentations’ in the new UKMLA curriculum map – as well as to help you hone the essential problem-solving skills you need to excel on your course, in your exams and in clinical practice. Quick access summaries with each case – including the key differentials and investigations at a glance – aid rapid recall and avoids information overload. Medicine in a Day: Case Presentations for Medical Exams and UKMLA is highly effective as a stand-alone resource – but combine with the acclaimed companion volume Medicine in Day: Revision Notes for Medical Exams, Finals, UKMLA and Foundation Years and be assured you have all the prescribed UKMLA ‘presentations’ and ‘conditions’ fully covered. Medicine in a Day – the complete and effective exam preparation solution!

ISBN: 9780323847698

Imaging in Otolaryngology

Richard K. Gurgel, H. Ric Harnsberger

Publisher’s Synopsis

Written directly to otolaryngologists, Imaging in Otolaryngology is a practical, superbly illustrated reference designed to enhance image reading skills at the point of care. Using annotated radiologic images, this unique reference provides the tools to quickly master the key points of imaging, all tailored to the needs of today’s otolaryngologist. Each one- or two-page chapter includes Key Facts and images, critical clinical information, definitions and clarifications of unfamiliar radiology jargon, and annotations.

  • Helps otolaryngologists at all levels of expertise – practicing clinicians, fellows, and residents – understand the significance of a given radiologic finding and next steps for the appropriate patient care (such as subsequent studies to order)
  • Offers information in a quick-reference format that includes Key Facts, bulleted lists, and concise prose introductions for quick mastery of the material
  • Provides comprehensive coverage accessible to residents and fellows, as well as an abundance of teaching pearls for the most experienced otolaryngologist
  • Contains 1,800 high-quality images relevant to otolaryngologists including radiology images, medical drawings, histopathology, gross pathology, and clinical photos

    ISBN: 9780323545082

Right Kind of Wrong Why Learning to Fail Can Teach Us to Thrive

Amy C. Edmondson

Publisher’s Synopsis

We used to think of failure as a problem, to be avoided at all costs. Now, we’re often told that failure is desirable – that we must ‘fail fast, fail often’. The trouble is, neither approach distinguishes the good failures from the bad. As a result, we miss the opportunity to fail well.

Here, Amy Edmondson – the world’s most influential organisational psychologist – reveals how we get failure wrong, and how to get it right. Drawing on four decades of research into the world’s most effective teams, she unveils the three archetypes of failure – basic, complex and intelligent – and explains how to harness the revolutionary potential of the good ones (and eliminate the bad). Along the way, she poses a simple, provocative question: What if it is only by learning to fail that we can hope to truly succeed?

ISBN: 9781847943781

Lions, Liars, Donkeys and Penguins The Killing of Alison

Tom Bell (author), Sarah Daniel (editor)

Publisher’s Synopsis

Alison was a vulnerable mentally ill young woman groomed and taken advantage of by an older male nurse. She became pregnant and a crisis abortion was arranged by staff at the NHS mental health hospital where she was a patient. The details of what happened were hidden and Alison emerged from the care of the NHS more damaged than when she had been admitted. She took her life on what would have been her aborted child’s third birthday. Though the names are known, no one has ever been held accountable for the crimes committed against her. In a quest for truth, accountability, and justice that has stretched over three decades, Alison’s family has been misled, lied to, and failed by the NHS, the Police, and the Crown Prosecution Service. This true at times barely believable story is one of ordinary people showing extraordinary determination and courage. It is an unconventional honest and deeply personal attempt to bring what has been hidden into the light for all to see. It is a story of the abuse of power, the hiding of wrongdoing, and a fight for the truth that is not yet over. “Insightful, compelling and disturbing.” – John Seddon. “A very valuable reminder that, at its worst, and even with the best of intent to begin with, our experience of a really bad bureaucracy can be no different from tyranny.” – Rory Sutherland. “Alison’s death raises very important questions about safeguarding and the exploitation of vulnerable people who are in receipt of mental health services. The ongoing struggle her family have experienced in accessing truth and justice is one faced by too many bereaved people in the UK to this day. This book is an important reflection on that struggle, and on the defensiveness of public services who failed Alison when she needed them most.” – Deborah Coles, Executive Director, INQUEST.

ISBN: 9781655094651