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New Books for Wellington Medical Library

Combatting burnout: a guide for medical students and junior doctors
edited by Adam Staten

Book cover for: Combatting burnout: a guide for medical students and junior doctors This timely aid, filled with 'down to earth' advice, provides invaluable guidance on avoiding burnout and on how to combat it should it occur. The book offers innovative ways to change working practices, shares advice on building protective mechanisms into daily working life and explores the diverse array of career options that are available to doctors.

Also available as an e-book

How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine and healthcare
Trisha Greenhalgh

Book cover for: How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine and healthcareThe new edition of the classic.

Required reading in many medical and healthcare institutions, How to Read a Paper is a clear and wide-ranging introduction to evidence-based medicine and healthcare, helping readers to understand its central principles, critically evaluate published data, and implement the results in practical settings.

Decolonizing research: indigenous storywork as methodology
edited by Jo-Ann Archibald, Jenny Lee-Morgan, Jason De Santolo & Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Book cover for: Decolonizing research: indigenous storywork as methodology Decolonizing Research brings together indigenous researchers and activists from Canada, Australia and New Zealand to assert the unique value of indigenous storywork as a focus of research, and to develop methodologies that rectify the colonial attitudes inherent in much past and current scholarship. By bringing together their own indigenous perspectives, and by treating indigenous storywork on its own terms, the contributors illuminate valuable new avenues for research, and show how such reworked scholarship can contribute to the movement for indigenous rights and self-determination.

Pediatric physical examination: an illustrated handbook
Karen G. Duderstadt

Book cover for: Pediatric physical examination: an illustrated handbook Known for its accuracy, consistency, and portability, Pediatric Physical Examination: An Illustrated Handbook, 3rd Edition teaches the unique range of skills needed to assess children of all ages. Spiral-bound for quick reference in clinical settings, this photo-rich, step-by-step guide to physical examination for advanced practice providers prepares you to expertly examine children from birth through adolescence. Body system chapters begin with fetal development and take you through the key developmental stages of childhood.

Psychiatry
Rebecca McKnight, Jonathan Price & John Geddes

Book cover for: Psychiatry The fifth edition of Psychiatry introduces medical students and junior doctors to the fundamentals of psychiatric knowledge in a patient centred, digestible, and memorable way. Written by clinicians who deliver front-line patient care and boast years of teaching experience, practical information is informed by theory and research. Written with an underlying philosophy that positive rapport with patients is central to providing successful psychiatric care.

Infection control in clinical practice
Jennie Wilson
Updated Third edition.

Book cover for: Infection control in clinical practice Infection control is a major issue in clinical practice. The revised third edition of this highly successful book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.

Pacific Social Work: navigating practice, policy and research
Jioji Ravulo

Book cover for: Pacific Social Work: navigating practice, policy and research As a region, the Pacific is changing rapidly. This edited collection, the first of its kind, centres Pacific-Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being in Pacific social work. In so doing, the authors decolonise the dominant western rhetoric that is evident in contemporary social work practice in the region and rejuvenate practice models with evolving Pacific perspectives.

Examination paediatrics: a guide to paediatric training
Wayne Harris

Book cover for: Examination paediatrics: a guide to paediatric training Examination Paediatrics is an essential guide for medical trainees undertaking paediatric clinical examinations.

Aligned with current practice and examination format, this new edition provides guidance on history taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems encountered in paediatric hospital practice and community paediatric practice.

Strategies for radiation therapy treatment planning
edited by Ping Xia, Andrew Godley, Chirag Shah, Gregory M.M. Videtic & John H. Suh

Book cover for: Strategies for radiation therapy treatment planning Strategies for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning provides radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists with a step-by-step guide to implementing external beam treatment plans that meet clinical requirements for each major disease site. As a companion book to the Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology Second Edition, this book focuses on the technical aspects of treatment planning and the major challenges in creating highly conformal dose distributions, referenced to as treatment plans, for external beam radiotherapy. To overcome challenges associated with each step, leading experts at the Cleveland Clinic have consolidated their knowledge and experience of treatment planning techniques, potential pitfalls, and other difficulties to develop quality plans across the gamut of clinical scenarios in radiation therapy.

Evidence-based practice for nursing and healthcare quality improvement
Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber & Marita G. Titler

Book cover for: Evidence-based practice for nursing and healthcare quality improvement Examination Paediatrics is an essential guide for medical trainees undertaking paediatric clinical examinations.

Provides a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning, implementation, and evaluation of EBP and QI projects to improve quality of care and health outcomes. This brand-new, full-colour, richly illustrated textbook begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. The book’s content and approach have been developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.