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Writing what you know

by The Open University

Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward  

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Rundblick: beginners' German

by The Open University

Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Rundblick: beginners' German, will take you on a journey through German-speaking countries. You will read and hear about a range of places and people. This OpenLearn course will give you the opportunity to develop language skills which will help you to cope in a range of situations....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
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Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice

by Franziska Krause and Joachim Boldt

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches to care and reveal historical precursors to care ethics. Empirical case studies and reflections on care in institutionalised and standardised settings form the second section of the book. The concluding chapter, jointly written by many of the contr...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 298 pages
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