Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

Author: Damien Brown

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Damien Brown thinks he's ready when he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. But the town he's sent to is an isolated outpost of mud huts, surrounded by landmines; the hospital, for which he's to be the only doctor, is filled with malnourished children and conditions he's never seen; and the health workers - Angolan war veterans twice his age who speak no English - walk out on him following an altercation on his first shift. In the months that follow, Damien confronts these challenges all the while dealing with the social absurdities of living with only three other volunteers for company. The medical calamities pile up - leopard attacks, landmine explosions, performing surgery using tools cleaned on the fire - but as Damien's friendships with the local people evolve, his passion for the work grows. Written with great warmth and empathy, Band-Aid for a Broken Leg is a compassionate, deeply honest and often humorous account of life on the medical frontline in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan. It is also a moving testimony to the work done by medical humanitarian groups and the remarkable, often eccentric people who work for them.

Research Handbook of Expatriates

Author: Yvonne McNulty,Jan Selmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784718181


Page: 576

View: 5465

Mafia Wife

Author: Lynda Milito

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973540X

Category: True Crime

Page: 412

View: 3119

When Lynda Lustig met Louie Milito, she was a sixteen-year-old high-school dropout with a taste for adventure and an agonizing childhood. When they were married two years later, he was not yet a made man in the powerful Gambino crime family. Louie was a hairdresser who dabbled in petty thievery. But Lynda was so happy to be out of her domineering mothers loveless house. And over the years, she was willing to forgive her husband for anything: his violent rages, his frequent absences, his shady associates, and the blood on his hands. For twentyfour years Lynda Milito remained loyal to this charming and dangerous criminal -- her childrens father and close friend of crime boss John Gotti and underboss Sammy the Bull Gravano. But in 1988, Louie Milito disappeared, murdered by the very people he had always trusted to protect him. A crime story, a family story, a love story, Mafia Wife is the shockingly intimate, brutally honest tale of a survivor -- and of the life she lived in the dark bosom of the underworld.

Building Today's Green Home

Author: Art Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440307849

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 7713

Make Your Green Home a Reality! Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn: • How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy • How to design the right-sized home for your needs now and in the future • What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your home • About the newest insulation materials and techniques • What HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energy • How to grade the building lot for natural sustainability The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.

A Taxslaves Manifesto

Author: Kurt Colucci

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426947321

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7832

We have become a society of Taxslaves, entrenched in government dependence; We are now rotting in our acceptance of it Entitlement has replaced Ambition Expectation has replaced Exploration Taxation has become Exploitation Will Tyranny replace Liberty? Not on my watch! It is time to free the American Taxslaves

Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Steven F Bucky,Joanne E Callan,George Stricker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317825055

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 452

View: 6948

Stay up-to-date on the ethical and legal issues that affect your clinical and professional decisions! Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards details the ethical and legal issues that involve mental health professionals. Respected authorities with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and professional experience discuss contemporary theories emphasizing professional ethics, the ramifications of professional actions and decisions, and ethical standards on teaching, training, research, and publication. This informative handbook provides invaluable up-to-date information and guidelines vital for every mental health professional. This book is a thorough examination of ethical behavior which can be used as a reference source for the professional or a textbook for graduate students. The handbook itself is divided into five sections. The first section is a detailed introduction of ethics, law, and licensing. The second section presents general ethical principles like competence, integrity, and respect for individual rights and dignity. The third section examines confidentiality, privilege, consent, and protection. The fourth section focuses on general ethical standards in practice, including sexual contact, multiple relationships, and bartering. The fifth section presents the ethical principles and standards in teaching, training, and research. Appendices include the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 2002) and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (National Association of Social Workers, 1999). Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards discusses: the history of basic approaches and issues in ethical philosophy five fundamental areas in the process of developing competence the necessary ingredients for the mental health professional’s practice of integrity aspirational versus enforceable standards of ethics concern for the welfare of others as a core ethical principle the notion of social responsibility in the ethics codes of psychologists and social workers ethical principles, statutes, and case law protecting privacy and confidentiality issues involving the therapist-patient privilege the “duty to protect” doctrine and relevant legal issues the dynamics of multiple relationships and boundary violations sexualized dual relationships between psychologists and patients possible conflict of interest in bartering for services the requirements and implementation of maintaining patient records to avoid ethical and legal problems possible ethical dilemmas involving referrals and fees much, much more This Handbook is an essential resource for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, therapists, and graduate students in mental health and the related fields. Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards is the first of three volumes under this title. The following volumes will focus on forensic settings and special populations/special treatment modalities.

Savannah to Suburbia

Author: Mary Edmunds,Nawal El-Gack

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 0648459268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 9398

This book is the story of South Sudanese Australians, told in their own voices. At one level, it’s a single story: a story of war, of loss, of violent displacement, of the rupturing of ordinary life for these people. It tells of years in refugee camps, of the journeys that brought them to Australia, and of the new life they’re forging for themselves and their families here. But this story has been experienced by individuals, by ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, events that have become all too common in our present world. Before Syria, South Sudan had already become a byword for never-ending, relentless civil war, famine, and desperate children, women, and men. So the story is multi-facetted. It’s many stories, and those are the personal stories that make up this book. Some of those stories, those of the Lost Boys, have already been told in books, film, and song. There’s almost nothing yet from others, especially from the women whose lives were also shattered by these wars. Their stories are of the loss of children, parents, and husbands, of the deaths and forced abandonment of newborns, of multiple forced displacements. But the stories are also stories of survival and resilience. The twenty-seven people who tell their stories in this book recount the different routes that finally brought them to Australia, of their gratitude to be in a country with no war, and of their determination to make a contribution and to forge a good life here, for themselves, and especially for their families and children, demonstrating how wrong are political accusations of non-integration and sensationalist reporting about ‘African gangs’ in Melbourne.

New York

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Category: New York (N.Y.)

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Prepper's Medicine Kit

Author: Marilynn Tyler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718777798


Page: 36

View: 9500

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Prepper's Medicine Kit: First Aid Skills and Medications For Your Survival Medicine Kit There is no blunter way to say it; knowing the first aid basics can quite literally save your life. If you are out in the wilderness, hiking or camping, knowing how to splint a broken leg or stem the flow of blood can give you vital minutes that you need to get professional medical assistance. When you are far from help and all you have is the kit you packed, having a well-equipped first aid kit is of paramount importance to the survival of yourself and those with you. It is astonishing to believe that many hikers, preppers and roamers fail to grasp the basics of what is needed in a first aid kit. A first aid kit is more than just a pack of aspirin and some band aids. A first aid kit should prepare you for any eventuality and any possible injury. As modern technology evolves, so too does the equipment that we can add to a first aid kit. This book aims to show you some basic techniques to treat injuries on yourself and others when professional medical assistance is not available. We will also look at what is needed in a first aid kit in order to give you or your patient the best chance of survival. Download your E book "Prepper's Medicine Kit: First Aid Skills and Medications For Your Survival Medicine Kit" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!