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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

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

The Impact of the Assessment Framework

Hedy Cleaver and Steve Walker
With Pamela Meadows

Drawing on interviews with social workers and their managers, and families and young people themselves, the authors of this important book show how the principles embodied in the Assessment Framework have been applied to social work practice. This book should be read by all professionals working to promote the welfare and well-being of children. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-159-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: child protection, children

Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children's rights, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social policy

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, families, fostering, residential care, social policy, social work

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Edited by Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries

The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-194-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social work, social work law

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, sensory issues, supported living

Women Who Offend

Women Who Offend

Edited by Gill McIvor

Presenting research that will underpin effective practice with women who offend, this unique and thought-provoking text aims to help professionals meet the needs of this group as well as providing a theoretical resource for policy makers and academics. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-154-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: families, offenders, probation, psychology, social work, trauma, violence

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, disability, families, social work

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Christine Bigby

This pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-077-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: disability, older people

Just Schools

Just Schools

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice

Belinda Hopkins

In this practical handbook Hopkins presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-132-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, education, educational psychology, offenders, restorative justice

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Mothers in adversity coping with child care

Michael Sheppard
With Mirka Gröhn

This book considers the important question of mothers' coping strategies when they are in adversity. Drawing upon the women's own accounts, it focuses not only on what they do themselves to deal with their problems, but how they integrate their own problem solving approaches with the use of supports. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-193-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

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

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Edited by Daphne Statham

Written by key figures in the field of social care training and management this book provides practice guidance for front line managers in social care. Refocusing attention on the management of practice and accountability within services, the authors provide a variety of perspectives on how front line managers can support practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-886-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social work

Relational Social Work

Relational Social Work

Toward Networking and Societal Practices

Fabio Folgheraiter
Translated by Adrian Belton

In this innovative book Fabio Folgheraiter presents a systematic introduction to networking and reflexive practice in social work. The text explores how the interested parties in social care can acquire a shared power in care planning and decision making and that when this networking occurs, the efficacy of caring initiatives increases. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-191-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, joint working, social care, social work

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

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