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Book of the Month



       Health law in Australia / by [Edited by] Ben P White, Fiona McDonald, Lindy Willmott, Shih-ning Then

       4th ed., Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited,  2024



Health Law in Australia is Australia’s leading text in this area.  It covers this area of law across all Australian jurisdictions with chapters on  medical ethics, human rights and how the health system as a whole is regulated. It then explores the general principles of health law, including chapters on “Negligence”, “Children and Consent to Medical Treatment”, and “Privacy and Confidentiality in Health Care”.   Also included are beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, Public Health Law, Health and Medical Research and Regulation of Genetic Testing.

This text has been fully updated and revised.  It provides the most up-to-date information and evidence for decision-making across a wide range of topics in acute care surgery and trauma. 

Featuring chapters written by specialists in acute care, trauma, and emergency surgery, with extensive references throughout it features tables summarizing key evidence and clinical recommendations for quick reference and easy interpretation. It provides an invaluable resource for all acute care surgery and trauma practitioners.


The fifth edition of this core critical care nursing text has been fully updated with the latest evidence, resources and tools for delivering care to the critically ill patient.  Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) it includes:

  • Latest research, technologies and care considerations collated by an internationally respected team of editors and contributors
  • Case studies, research vignettes and learning activities to support further learning
  • Practice tips, case studies and learning activities link theory to practice
  • Accompanying adaptive quizzing to support students with assessment preparation








Healthcare-associated infections in Australia : principles and practice of infection prevention and control /  Editor in Chief : Ramon Z. Shaban.  Elsevier, 2024    614.44/HEA/24

The text is designed for both students and practising clinicians, and is presented in two sections – Principles and Practice.   

Key Features

• Includes practice tips, case studies and video-based learning materials providing real-life examples across more than 20 health professions
• Suitable for increasing IPC knowledge across all members of the multidisciplinary team. Content is pitched at different levels, with examples ranging from novice to expert
• Aligned to the Australian National Infection Control Guidelines 2019 and the NSQHS Standard Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections, as well as the nine hospital-acquired complication (HAC) HAIs addressed in specific chapters
• Endorsed by the Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and the Australian
Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)


Just released, the new 4th ed. of Emergency and Trauma Care for nurses and paramedics is a core emergency care text for nursing and paramedicine students and clinicians in Australia. 

Content includes assessment, triage and management of trauma, physiology of emergency care, and the recognition and management of specific body system emergencies, as well as the fundamentals of emergency care such as quality and safety, ethics, leadership, research and patient education.  Features of this new edition:

  • Endorsed by the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia
  • Written by internationally recognised clinicians, researchers and leaders in emergency care
  • Latest evidence-based research and practice across the emergency care continuum
  • Case studies to consolidate knowledge apply theory to practice Practice tips highlight cultural considerations and communication issues
  • Aligns to NSQHSS 2e, NMBA and PBA Standards

This text provides state-of-the-art guidance from the perspective of community practitioners using an evidence-based model, clearly showing the thought processes used to make treatment decisions in today’s breast cancer management.  Key features of the book include:

  • Discussions of all the latest breakthrough therapies for breast cancer, including chemotherapeutic, molecular, and immunologic agents, as well as new developments in precision-based medicine, pharmacology, breast cancer surgery, breast and lymphatic reconstruction, radiation therapy, and more. 
  • Strategies for targeted radiation therapy and conservative breast surgery for contemporary breast cancer treatment 

  • More than 200 high-quality figures throughout, including pathways, anatomic, radiographic, and graphic images. 

  • Key points at the beginning of each chapter that highlight essential concepts and topics 

This book aims to teach the skills for assessing the quality of a medical article.  It focuses on problems and pitfalls that may interfere with the validity of an article so that readers know what problems to look for and how to tell if an article has successfully addressed them.  It focuses on concepts rather than formulas.  In each chapter, one article will be analyzed to illustrate a particular concept, demonstrating when to look for that pitfall, how to recognize it, what effect it would have on results, and how to tell if an author has successfully mitigated the pitfall.

Long-awaited and expansive update to the classic text by Darlene Hertling, Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Management of common orthopaedic disorders: physical therapy principles and methods, 5th Edition, offers a practical overview of commonly seen pathology and accompanying treatment options for orthopaedic patients. Thoroughly updated, the 5th Edition reflects the latest practice standards in a streamlined organization for greater ease of use. 

Features include:

  • Nearly 1,000 illustrations and photographs 
  • Treatment-focused approach 
  • A Case Study chapter, as well as additional case studies included in key clinical chapters

The book contains approximately 150 case studies which draw from actual clinical experiences in medical-surgical, paediatric, OB/maternity, and psychiatric-mental health clinical areas to help you learn to think clinically, prioritize, and deliver proactive nursing care. Each case study provides sequential snapshots of the patient's care trajectory providing a real life approach.  Questions are provided at different stages throughout the case.

      Set in the Australian context, 'Every Doctor' discusses practical strategies for doctors to protect and prioritise their mental health.  The book focuses on :

  • promoting healthy workplace cultures, fairness and safety
  • building strong relationships by sharing challenges
  • saving lives though medical co-leadership
  • rediscovering the joy of working in medicine

Practical strategies and solutions are based both on the medical literature and the stories and wisdom of experienced doctors. 


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