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Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Hilary Elfick and David Head
Edited by Cynthia Fuller

This inspiring poetry collection explores one of the most painful subjects to make sense of in writing - caring for the dying and the dead. Drawing on the authors' work in hospices, these poems explore the experience of either supporting, or being, someone going through the physical changes and complex emotions that accompany ill-health and death. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-247-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, grief, health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Autism and Loss

Autism and Loss

Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. The resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance. more »

2007, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-433-9, US Letter, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, grief, high functioning autism, palliative care, social work

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Reflections on Palliative Care

Christopher Johns

The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-212-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, grief, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue

Coping with Disasters and Acute Traumas

Salli Saari
Translated by Annira Silver

In A Bolt from the Blue, Salli Saari examines in detail the psychological effect traumatic events can have on an individual, taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of the process of understanding and recovery. This book shows how crisis care can be an integral part of health care services, covering all traumatic incidents. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-313-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Children Also Grieve

Children Also Grieve

Talking about Death and Healing

Linda Goldman

Children Also Grieve is an imaginative resource, fully illustrated with colour photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them. more »

2006, Hardback: £16.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-808-5, 173mm x 123mm / 10in x 4.75in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, families, palliative care, parenting, social work

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Nurturing Resilience

Paul Barnard, Ian Morland and Julie Nagy

The recognition of children's natural resilience as fundamental to their ability to cope with trauma is central to this book. Deriving from the authors' experience of working with bereaved children, the book promotes the idea of healthy coping, and explores ways in which children and their families can be enabled to do this. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-785-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

The Colors of Grief

The Colors of Grief

Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood

Janis A. Di Ciacco PhD

The Colors of Grief explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure healthy growth. Janis Di Ciacco illustrates the child's grieving process, and, drawing connections between bereavement, attachment issues and social dysfunction, suggests easy-to-use activities for intervention, including infant massage, aromatherapy and storytelling. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-886-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, families, palliative care, parenting, social work

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

Creating Person-Centred Organisations

Creating Person-Centred Organisations

Strategies and Tools for Managing Change in Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector

Stephen Stirk and Helen Sanderson

A guide for charities and private sector organisations in health and social care on how to become a person-centred organisation, which provides strategies and tools rooted in experience. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-260-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care

Dancing with Dementia

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-332-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, fiction, memoirs, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

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