An essential guide for anyone contemplating a career as a doctor, by one of Australia's finest practitioners – and writers 2018 finalist book for The Australian Career Book Award – supported by the Royal Society of Arts in Australia and New Zealand What is the life of a doctor really like? Is there an end to studying? Are money and prestige guaranteed? Can a fulfilling medical career and a satisfying family life co-exist and what support can a parent or partner give? Which doctors are the happiest? What is the most important question to ask yourself before studying medicine? An insider’s calm and considered answers could determine whether you choose to pursue this high-stakes career. Becoming a doctor is a tremendous privilege and a serious responsibility. With her trademark warmth and story-telling ability, Ranjana Srivastava delves into the reality of being a doctor in the modern era of medicine. Through lived experience as a front-line clinician, prolific writer, and mother, she celebrates the highlights of being a doctor but doesn't flinch from the disappointments. Her compelling stories illustrate the hidden facets of a life in medicine. From the burden of prolonged medical training and the regret of mismatched expectations, to the humility of caring and the joy of making a difference, this book contains illuminating observations, reflection and advice that should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career as a doctor. 'Deciding to study medicine is a momentous decision, and Ranjana Srivastava has created a long overdue and indispensable guide peppered with invaluable advice and insights - a must-read.' Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Adolescent Psychologist
Have you ever thought about becoming a doctor but weren't sure where to start or what to expect? This book provides a comprehensive resource to guide you through the various stages involved in becoming a doctor, from deciding whether medicine is right for you, to choosing and applying to medical school, interview skills, student finance, plus what it's like to face your first day as a postgraduate doctor and beyond. This revised and updated edition includes 15 easy to read chapters and gives a clear overview of modern medical training and career pathways, incorporating the most up-to-date changes to medical education. Written by a range of experts, from medical students, admissions tutors and qualified doctors, this book clearly explains what personal qualities and training is involved in becoming a doctor at each level and offers advice on getting into related specialties, such as academic medicine and medical journalism.
A novel of life on the L.A. streets for a Mexican-American streetfighter turned star female boxer follows the rough-and-tumble career of Rita Zapata, who uses her fists to get what she wants but still hopes to find a love that will last. Reprint.
On the day she was born in 1950 as one of two identical twins, Patty O'Leary Emry's formidable challenges were only just beginning. The exhilaration of welcoming new life quickly gave way to desperation as doctors discovered that Patty had multiple congenital difficulties. With underdeveloped digestive, urinary tract, and reproductive systems, the prognosis was grim. When the hospital staff declared that the baby would die within a few days, her steadfast parents refused to give up hope, and they firmly insisted that Patty be given a fighting chance-after all, she deserved every chance at life. After ground breaking operations, doctors were able to reconstruct the tiny infant's digestive organs. It was a miracle that this premature baby survived such procedures, and before long, Patty's tenacious spirit quickened and flourished. But tragedy struck the family again when, Patty's twin sister, Catherine, died only three months after being born. Despite the pain of becoming a "twinless twin" and in the face of daily difficulties that many could consider discouraging, Patty rallied and cultivated a robust and outrageous approach to life that has seen her through over twenty-two surgeries in her lifetime. You, the reader, can also lay hold of the transformative power of laughter and positivity in every circumstance. So whether you're sixteen or ninety-nine, throw off those shackles of self-doubt and despair, put on your dancing shoes, and do the funky chicken on the nearest tabletop-because It Takes a Sense of Humour!
"This second edition of It Takes a Family helps families and friends step beyond initial intervention and reinvent their relationships as part of a family recovery team to help their loved one avoid relapse and support sobriety. Through a Structured Family Recovery model, with strategies and exercises designed to create transparency and accountability, family members learn about and address the challenges of enabling, denial, and pain while developing their communication skills and enjoying healthier, happier relationships. With detailed instructions for weekly family meetings-including opening and closing statements, thoughtful discussion topics, suggested readings, and specific assignments-It Takes a Family offers much-needed support to family members and their addicted loved ones as they work together to create and sustain lifelong recovery"--
She's waited five hard years for her husband to return from the war - but is he still the man she married? Lynda Page writes a moving post-war saga in Whatever It Takes, in which one hopeful wife finds that the war has far-reaching repercussions. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Pam Evans. Kay Clifton has waited five, long, lonely years for her husband Bob to come home from the war. Despite her excitement at his return, their whirlwind romance prior to his departure makes her feel as though she hardly knows him, so it's not surprising that Kay is apprehensive when she meets him at the station. Kay's hopes of starting their blissfully happy marriage are dashed by the presence of Bob's fellow soldier Tony. Bob is indebted to Tony for saving his life and seems hell bent on repaying that debt, to the couple's detriment. But as Tony starts acting more and more strangely, Kay worries that something else happened during the war that Bob is keeping secret. And Bob himself isn't behaving like the man whom she waved off so tearfully all those years ago. But with the love and encouragement of her family and friends, Kay is determined that whatever it takes she will bring out the Bob with whom she first fell in love and forge the future that they had envisaged before the war wreaked its havoc. What readers are saying about Whatever It Takes: 'The emphasis is very much on the characters, their emotions and "inner feelings", and [it is] extremely convincing and very well done... superb characterisation' 'Brilliant book - five stars'
It Takes Two was written for couples who wanted to understand how their lifestyles could contribute to their fertility and the health of their babies. It is based on a research study that we undertook over a period of five years in South Australia where 1,000 couples generously agreed to share their personal information and then be followed from every time they attempted to conceive through to their outcome - a child, or sadly a miscarriage or infertility. This book is both sensitive and scientifically based. It can help both with understanding any problems as well as optimising outcomes. One major cause of infertility that isn't addressed here, is having infrequent and/or stressful sex. My companion book 'Making love and babies' has helped many couples find their way to loving sex and natural fertility.
Two's company, three's a crowd. Or so the saying goes. The men in these books will prove that sometimes it takes three to tango. Contains the stories: An Unconventional Relationship: Michael Lambert is a lonely single parent to a three-year-old daughter, while Lance and Adam are a devoted couple with a pair of two-year-old twins. The problem for Michael is his fierce, overpowering attraction to both "unavailable" men. Will Michael, Lance, and Adam make the right decision for their families, or will they crash and burn at the end of their experiment in relationships? Fifth Valentine's Day: Three men in a relationship are spending their fifth Valentine’s Day/Anniversary by giving one another extravagant gifts. One of them considers the gifts to be way over the top this year so he has a plan to teach his lovers a lesson that they will not forget anytime soon. Will his sweet punishment be effective? Or will it backfire spectacularly? Precious Moments: A gorgeous omega meets two handsome alphas on a blind date set up by mutual friends. Sparks fly, but the alphas insist on the ancient courting ritual before claiming the omega. Will they reach the mating stage before the fire burns out? Or is the relationship doomed right from the start?
This book explains how to overcome our feelings through the healing processes we experience in everyday situations in our own house, the church house, the schoolhouse, the corporate house, and the doctor’s or healing house. Enter into the journey of visiting each one of these houses, and find the doctor or healing process you may be searching for. Take the challenge. Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, there truly is. Read and you will find them all!
Someone administered an overdose of pure heroin to a Congressman's teenage son and daughter, Helen and James. Their tragic deaths activated a huge interstate manhunt to find their killer, stimulated forcibly by the White House and intimidated by the Media. The Chief of Police and the New York Mayor decided that two Homicide detectives be assigned to work alongside two of the top Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Special Agents Ashley Reed and Max Cutter started their hazardous journey and vigilant surveillance to uncover an opulent International Narcotic Organization of drug Traffickers, dealers and street pushers. All masterminded by the Sicilian Mafia. Their base of operations stems from an "Out-post" so named by the D.E.A. To a few of the police Precincts in and around the Big Apple who were unable to combat the increasing drug related crimes. A transmission of accumulated and potent psychedelic synthetic drugs and others commonly used are included for educational purposes, as are the psychedelic experiences of some of the victims that suffer macabre hallucinations. Included in this thrilling action packed and humorous novel, are some Explicit Sexy Sections, (substantially in Chapter 18). In addition, a very passionate entwined romantic love between Ashley and Laura, whose separation strikes heavily in both their hearts. ADULTS ONLY.
The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.
Savett describes the elements of the human side of medicine, the non-technical part, based on more than 30 years of medical practice, teaching, advising, and mentoring medical students and undergraduates.
The remarkable story of Elizabeth Matheson, one of Canada's first woman doctors, stands out as a biography of an extraordinary woman and a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies.
'Very funny and frank' Independent 'Reads like Scrubs: The Blog ... funny and awful in equal measure' Observer * * * * * * * The bestselling real life story of a hapless junior doctor, based on his columns written anonymously for the Telegraph. IF YOU'RE GOING to be ill, it's best to avoid the first Wednesday in August. This is the day when junior doctors graduate to their first placements and begin to face having to put into practice what they have spent the last six years learning. Starting on the evening before he begins work as a doctor, this book charts Max Pemberton's touching and funny journey through his first year in the NHS. Progressing from youthful idealism to frank bewilderment, Max realises how little his job is about 'saving people' and how much of his time is taken up by signing forms and trying to figure out all the important things no one has explained yet -- for example, the crucial question of how to tell whether someone is dead or not. Along the way, Max and his fellow fledgling doctors grapple with the complicated questions of life, love, mental health and how on earth to make time to do your laundry. All Creatures Great and Small meets Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a humorous and accessible peek into a world which you'd normally need a medical degree to witness. If you enjoy Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor, don't miss the follow-up titles Where Does It Hurt? and The Doctor Will See You Now.
Non scholae sed vitae discimus, we learn for life rather than for school. In this Roman saying, the ultimate reason for school is recognized as being a preparation for life. High school science, too, is a preparation for life, the possible careers students identify, and for defining possible future Selves.