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  1. Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach explores the principles of clinical practice for paramedics working in Australia and New Zealand today. The text is an invaluable resource for both students and paramedics working in the emergency environment where critical decisions must be made quickly and confidently. Organised into three sections - Paramedic Principles, Paramedic Practice and Essential Knowledge - this resource promotes an understanding of basic physiology, clinical decision making and application to practice. It emphasises the importance of professional attitudes and behaviours, clinical competence, teamwork and communication skills, equipping the reader with the skills required to become an effective paramedic. First paramedic-specific text for Australia and New ZealandEvidence-based clinical decision-making modelA wealth of detailed case studies that help bridge the gap from principles to practice More than 40 essential pathologies covering common paramedic call-outsFocus on the wellbeing of the patient and the paramedic Appendices comprising a professional role guide and medications commonly encountered in the paramedic setting About the Authors Matt Johnson, BAppSci, DipAmbStudies, GradDipEmergHealth, GradCertHelthProfEd, MEmerg Health, FPA, Director of Clinical Education, Cabrini Health, Vic. Australia; Leanne Boyd, DipAppSci, BNurs, GradCertCritCare, MNurs, GradCertHigherEd, MTEM, PhD, Executive Director Nursing and Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Health, Vic. Australia; Hugh Grantham, ASM, MBBS FRACGP , Professor of Paramedicine, Flinders University, South Australia Kathryn Eastwood, BSc, BNurs, BParamedStudies, DipAmbParaStudies, GradDipEmergHlth(MICA), MEmerg Health(MICA), GradCertHigherEd, RN, PhD candidate., MICA Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria; Senior Lecturer, Monash University.
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  2. Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland--outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jAtnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.
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  3. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine ‘gendercide’ in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.
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  4. This book provides an up-to-date analysis of contemporary challenges in the environment of human services in Australia. It reviews current theorising about organisations exploring new areas of theory development and their application to human services. Several new areas are explored relating to technology development in the human services; the emergence of new hybrid organisational forms; the notion of human service work as both knowledge work and ‘emotional labour’; the issue of organisational ethics; exploration of the concept of the learning organisation; and new methods for evaluating the organisational performance and social impact of human service organisations. Key features: this book provides an updated and contemporary analysis of the challenges currently being confronted by workers in human services in Australia; the book draws on contemporary theory and research as well as providing practical knowledge and strategies.
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  5. Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and developing creative and positive thinking in order to boost happiness, well-being and achievement. It helps people to be motivated, maintain positive mental health, and to flourish in all areas of their lives. This resource is a fully-formed positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology, and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the programme. The programme itself is made up of 24 chapters which reflect each of the 24 'character strengths' identified by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. These strengths include creative thinking, kindness, fairness, leadership, forgiveness, and teamwork. Activities teach students how to develop these strengths and skills in order to initiate positive change in their lives. This resource provides teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and others working with young people with a complete programme to promote well-being in young people and help them flourish in their lives.
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  6. In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland's borders, Genevieve Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment in the development of post-Communist Poland's statehood and its changing relationship to Catholicism. In "The Crosses of Auschwitz, "Zubrzycki skillfully demonstrates how this episode crystallized latent social conflicts regarding the significance of Catholicism in defining "Polishness" and the role of anti-Semitism in the construction of a new Polish identity. Since the fall of Communism, the binding that has held Polish identity and Catholicism together has begun to erode, creating unease among ultranationalists. Within their construction of Polish identity also exists pride in the Polish people's long history of suffering. For the ultranationalists, then, the crosses at Auschwitz were not only symbols of their ethno-Catholic vision, but also an attempt to lay claim to what they perceived was a Jewish monopoly over martyrdom. This gripping account of the emotional and aesthetic aspects of the scene of the crosses at Auschwitz offers profound insights into what Polishness is today and what it may become.
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  7. Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Math , six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one it’s about when and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school. That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in“visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students. Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle: Surface learning phase: When through carefully constructed experiences students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings. Deep learning phase: When through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency. Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations. To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guid
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  8. Lost Melbourne looks at the cherished places in the city that time, fashion and progress have swept aside - the old cinemas, the outdated hotels, the Victorian buildings in the wrong place. Organised chronologically from the date of loss, the book looks back at all kinds of Melbourne institutions that have vanished from the city's cultural and architectural life. Included in the book are sites such as the palatial Federal Coffee House, the original location of the Burke and Wills statue, the horse-racing track in Albert Park, old Spencer Street Station, the original grandstand of the MCG, large areas of Victoria Docks, the Fish Market, Western Market and Hegarty's Royal Gymnasium Baths at St.Kilda.
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  9. Recently at the Visible Learning Conference, Professor John Hattie stood up in his opening address and said, "I'm looking at you all and thinking `What if I got this wrong?'" I feel the same way when educators ask to visit and I always end up in the same place - that Keilor Views is a living, breathing example that he didn't. -- Charles Branciforte, Principal of Keilor Views Primary School, Melbourne, AustraliaVisible Learning into Action takes the next step in the evolving Visible Learning story. It translates one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed education research projects ever undertaken into case studies of actual success stories, implementing John Hattie's ideas in the classrooms of schools all around the world. The evidenced case studies presented in this book describe the Visible Learning journeys of fifteen schools from Australia, USA, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden, New Zealand and Norway and are representative of the VL international community of schools in their quest to ensure all of their students exceed their potential for academic success. Each school's story will inform and inspire, bringing to life the discussions, actions and reflections from leaders, teachers, students and families. This book features extensive, interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated endnotes with recommendations for further reading and links to YouTube and relevant websites. Drawing on the latest research into the major principles and strategies of learning, this essential resource is structured into five parts:Know thy impact;Effective feedback;Visible learners;Inspired and passionate teachers;The Visible Learning School.Visible Learning into Action is aimed at any student, teacher or parent requiring an up-to-date commentary on how research into human learning processes can inform our teaching and what goes on in our schools.
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  10. This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group. New to the fourth edition: A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today. A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.About the Author KATHRYN GELDARD, PhD, is a lecturer and counsellor supervisor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include adolescent peer counselling and counselling effectiveness as perceived by the adolescent client in the QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic. Kathryn is currently conducting research with Australian Aboriginal adolescentswith regard to developing a culturally sensitive peer support program in a regional community. She is the author of a number of textbooks on counselling and has several years experience in supervising and training counsellors. Rebecca Yin FooEducational and Developmental Psychologist David GeldardRetired Counselling Psychologist and Trainer
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  11. How to Change Your Life by Tidying Up Your Stuff and Sorting Out Your Head Space 'The secret of getting ahead is getting started.' Mark Twain Organise your stuff and organise your life - you'll soon see the results. This bright, bold and friendly book tells you exactly how to get your sh*t together so you can start living the best version of your life. Super-accessible and practical life hacks are paired with inspiring quotations, stylish design and lots of good sh*t to kick-start the changes. Includes top tips on sorting out your space and sorting out your head space by: Motivating Decluttering Goal-setting Managing your time Creating more good times and living the life you've been dreaming of! About the AuthorVicki Vrint has been an organisational ninja since she realised that getting her chores done quickly left more time for fun stuff in life, like alphabetising her food cupboard.
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  12. Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook.The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink! Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act - getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years.
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  13. Bringing the science of psychology to life!The 2nd Australasian edition of Psychology and Life emphasises the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students’ everyday lives. As a result, the features of Psychology and Life support a central theme: psychology as a science, with a focus on applying that science to real life experiences. Australasian research, examples and statistics help make the theory even more relevant for today’s students. Psychology and Life 2e provides a rigorous, research-centred survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will make the science of psychology relevant, spark their interest and excite their imaginations.
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  14. This updated second edition of the best-selling Vocational Training and Assessment is currently in development to support the new training package due to be endorsed in September. This edition of Vocational Training and Assessment expands on the core concepts and content of the best- selling first edition, addressing all aspects of the updated TAE training package as well as adding a digital component to assist blended learning delivery. Supported by McGraw-Hill Education’s unique online digital platform Connect, this resource will be available as either a blended learning package with an integrated eBook or print textbook. Supported by a comprehensive Connect digital package with an abundance of onlinelearning re- sources and an integrated eBook Complete learning package for Certificate IV Training and Assessment with assessments mapped directly to performance criteria Fully integrated online homework and assessment platform with auto-gradable testbanks, review questions, case studies and interactive activities Appropriate language level for student demographic Student performance tracker and instructor resources
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  15. In the brave new world of Facebook and Twitter, our social, political and personal worlds are all profoundly changing. To be relevant to our lives today, Social Psychology needs to be transformed. This popular book has been radically revised to do just that.Extensively updated and expanded, this new edition contains a broad grounding in traditional experimental work and a thorough treatment of the different 'logics of inquiry' adopted for empirical research. The book also:Introduces two completely new chapters, one on relationships and another on prejudice Updates and reformulates all the other material, introducing chapters on quantitative and qualitative methods, critical psychology and values Includes a wide array of critical approaches - community, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic social psychologies Addresses social psychology from an international perspective, drawing on work from Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Asia Includes section summaries, further reading, online resources and questions Showcases the work of a new and vibrant generation of social psychologists Covers the BPS recommendations for the social psychology syllabus The book breaks new ground in the topics it covers and in the innovative approach it takes to assessing them. For students and their teachers alike, the book brings a 'breath of fresh air', making it not just a valuable resource, but an intriguing and enjoyable read. About the Author Wendy Stainton Rogers is Professor of Health Psychology in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK. One of the 'founding mothers' of critical psychology, Wendy has been active in this movement for more than 20 years. She is author of The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality (2001).
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  16. An Introduction to Crime & Criminology 4e, continues to bring together some of Australia's most widely respected authorities on criminology. The text explores popular knowledge and understanding about crime, contrasting it with what we know about crime from official sources as well as from crime victims. The authors present and analyse the various ways that crime is defined and measured, the many and varied dimensions of crime, the broad range of theories offered to explain crime as well as some of the main ways governments and other agencies respond to and attempt to prevent crime. About the AuthorsHennessey Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. He teaches introductory criminology and research methodology to first-year university students. He is also engaged in a program of research on restorative justice and reoffending. Tim Prenzler is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University where he teaches in the areas of criminal justice accountability, and crime prevention and security management. He is also the manager of the Integrity Systems research project at the Griffith node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.
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  17. Undertaking qualitative research in psychology can seem like a daunting and complex process, especially when it comes to selecting the most appropriate method for your project or assignment. This book, written and edited by a world-leading group of academics and researchers, offers an accessible, critical and practical way into qualitative research in psychology. Each chapter shows you how to best select and then apply a qualitative research method – from Conversation Analysis or Focus Groups to Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis or Narrative Psychology. Whatever approach you choose to take, this book will ensure you get it right from the start. About the AuthorJonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London, UK where he leads the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research group. He has written many articles applying IPA to a range of areas in health, clinical and social psychology. He is co- author (with Paul Flowers and Michael Larkin) of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research (Sage, 2009). He also has a wider interest in qualitative psychology generally and has co-edited a number of books in the area.
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  18. The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is one of Australia’s most iconic institutions. Originally conceived during the turbulent years of the First World War, it was opened in 1941 and has grown to become one of the most important symbols of national identity.The Collection Book tells the story of the Memorial and the National Collection – one of the most significant collections of military history in the world. From the battlefields of Europe to peacekeeping operations and the current conflicts in the Middle East, the artefacts of almost a century of collecting are brought to life through the rich personal stories behind them.With specially commissioned photography, The Collection Book is a commemoration to all those who have served Australia and a tribute to the enduring qualities that forged its identity.About the Author Nola Anderson is Assistant Director and Branch Head, National Collection, at the Australian War Memorial, responsible for the Memorial's vast collection of art, photography, film, sound, documents, and military heraldry and technology, spanning Australia's military history from the colonial period to recent conflicts. With over 20 years' experience at the Memorial, she has an in-depth knowledge of its collection, its history and the many stories that bring it to life. Nola has been a contributor to professional arts journals, has curated several exhibitions including the Memorial's Stolen Years, and was a Smithsonian Centre for Museum Studies Fellow at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
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