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The BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) is currently taking place in Bournemouth – Sunday, 25 June to Thursday, 29 June 2017.
(https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/committees/arm-2017)

We have put together a booklet highlighting the key titles we hold in our printed books collection on the following topics:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Careers and FY and Junior Doctors

Printed copies of this booklet are available in both the ‘Talking Points’ and the ‘Development’ zones of the ARM.

If you are not able to attend the ARM in Bournemouth to pick up a copy of this booklet, a PDF version of it is accessible online:
BMA – ARM 2017 Talking Points : BMA Library Book Selection

All of the titles listed in this booklet can be requested using our Postal Loans Service:
https://www.bma.org.uk/library/postal-loans-service

Please get in touch with us if you have any queries about the titles in the booklet: bma-library@bma.org.uk

 

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Every year in May the Stroke Association campaigns to raise awareness of stroke and all those affected by it. By supporting #MakeMayPurple you can help #Changethestory of stroke survivors and help raise money for more research that will save lives.

We are also helping promote awareness amongst users with a series of displays in our reading room giving information from the history of stroke to the symptoms, effects, rehabilitation and prevention. However, if you can’t make it to the library it’s not a problem, we have a selection of printed books, audiovisuals and e-books on the subject that you can access from our online catalogue anytime anywhere.

Stroke can happen at any age and it’s more common than you think. So, let’s make May Purple for Stroke!

 

 

 

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Assessment of Mental Capacity (4th Edition)Today, Thursday 29th October, sees the publication of the latest edition of the Assessment of Mental Capacity. Jointly published by the British Medical Association and the Law Society this book aims to support doctors and lawyers by giving them:

  • a fuller understanding of the law in all situations where an assessment of capacity may be needed
  • clarification of the roles of both professions
  • an aid to communication both between them and with the person being assessed

The book costs £49.95, but BMA members are entitled to a 20% discount. They just need to enter the discount code DLMC/G when purchasing the book from the Law Society’s online bookshop – www.lawsociety.org.uk/bookshop

We, the BMA Library, have three loan copies available for BMA members to borrow via our Postal Loans Service.

For further details on the book, as well as the opportunity to participate in an online discussion about it, please visit:
https://communities.bma.org.uk/bmaspace/b/weblog/archive/2015/10/29/working-with-adults-who-struggle-to-make-decisions-a-new-edition-of-an-indispensable-guide

 

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Rule 1 of magic is: The framework for any communication is determined by the expectations and associations you trigger . Rule 4 is: The brain filters out most of the information it receives . The greatest magicians in the world and their acts stick religiously to 20 rules which have nothing to do with how magic works, but instead why it works.

Presentation Magic! takes the psychological principles used by the world s best magicians and applies them to business communication. The three classic stages essential to effective communication are: Construction, Preparation, and Delivery. In each case, communication expert and magician Nick Fitzherbert shows you how to apply techniques for directing attention, persuading and convincing drawn from the Rules of Magic. In doing so, you build in an extra edge in your presentation, which will ensure attention and impact.

If you are interested in learning more about presentations, you can borrow Presentation Magic! by Nick Fitzherbert from the library.

You can also search our online catalogue for more books on this subject, including ebooks.

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Just published in September this year,  this book is worth reading and it is available for loan at the BMA Library.

’24 Hours to Save the NHS’ is a must-read for people working in the NHS and its critics…. And more importantly it leaves us with a compelling vision for the future. (Health Service Journal )

‘This book comes at a critical moment in the history of the NHS. It is essential reading for politicians, policymakers, professionals, and the public’ – Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet

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