A new edition of a book (2003) that has an established position as an excellent guide to the law for counsellors and other social service and health practitioners. It has proven equally relevant for experienced and students engaged in counsellor. This updated edition (2012) provides a comprehensive overview of the law as it affects all aspects of counselling and offers practical guidelines. It is an invaluable resource and reference tool for a broad range of counselling and health practitioners. It is written in clear and accessi... read more
A poignant and well-researched history of Green Lane's cardio-thoracic unit: of interest to those who worked at, or have links to, Green Lane Hospital; personal stories, recollections and photographs are included; covers societal issues and the development of New Zealand's health services; describes the evolution of heart surgery in New Zealand; captures the highs and lows, the team work and camaraderie of nurses and doctors.
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This book has been written for parents who have used donor insemination to build their families and also for those considering whether the donor insemination option is the right option for them. The parents who share their stories in this book tell of the range of thoughts and feelings that they experienced from the time they discovered they needed help to build their families. They discuss the issues they faced concerning the decision to be open an... read more
Women experience more work-related health problems than men. Gender segregation at work means different health and safety issues for women and men, but at present womenâ€™s occupational health and safety issues receive less attention and most research has been on men. Occupational health and safety issues for both women and men need to be kept to the fore in workplaces and in national policy making. Employed women and men have better health than unemployed or unpaid workers, but job insecurity, overwork and unhealt... read more
A practical self-help guide for anyone who has suffered a stroke and is seeking information to speed their return to health. It is the author's personal story of having a stroke whilst cycling in the Himalayas. The book describes his determined journey toward rehabilitation and, finally, to getting back on his bike.
Edited by Marilyn Waring and Christa Fouché, Managing Mayhem: Work–Life Balance in New Zealand explores the reality of what work–life balance means in Aotearoa–New Zealand. Waring and Fouché have brought together recent research that reveals the complexities and nuances that people grapple with in their lives as they seek to balance unpaid work with paid work and still find time to live in between. It exposes the hidden issues for, among others, women who are Mâori, of the Pacific, who are un... read more
This text tackles the difficult yet critical topic of drug dose calculations for the administration of medicines. The process is transformed into a sequence of easy steps by drawing on the common sense and life skills of the reader.
Based on academic research, this book tells the stories of eight New Zealand women who gave birth to children suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome - or fetal alcohol effects, as it is also known. The struggles of these women to raise their disabled children, in a society where everything from the legal system to education can be unsympathetic to their needs, makes absorbingreading. Even a medical diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome is difficult to obtain, a diagnosis that ideally should be made before the child reaches six so the ... read more
When Sandy Milne discovers hepatitis B is endemic in Eastern Bay of Plenty children in the mid-1970s, health officials refuse to acknowledge the problem. Undaunted, this laboratory technologist teams up with paediatrician Dr Chris Moyes to prove that New Zealand faces a serious hepatitis B crisis. They screen the entire town of Kawerau and fi nd that our Maori andEuropean children have among the highest rates of hepatitis B in the world. Milne faces scepticism from the medical fraternity and is accused of exaggerating the situation... read more
This book gives an overview of New Zealand gay men's lives in the era of AIDS, their sexual practices and the strategies they have used in dealing with the epidemic. Using data, both qualitative and quantitative, investigates the hard facts about gay men's response to the virus as well as their personal stories.
Cannabis is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Popular as a recreational drug for thousands of years, it has also been used as a medicine since 2300 BC. Over the last few decades, cannabis users and an increasing number of doctors and scientists have demanded that reform of cannabis laws. But do we know how cannabis works? What effect does it have on the brain? What ill-effects are associated with its use? Is there any convincing evidence supporting its use as a medicine? Should it be decriminalised? This book answers ... read more
Recovery-based support services are now fundamental in mental health service delivery. This book fills a gap, presenting applied knowledge and skills for supporting the recovery journey of people with mental illness within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context. Topics covered include the mental health services in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the role of the mental health support worker; interpersonal/communication skills; approaches to self-management of a mental illness and for planning life’s journey embracing active participation in r... read more