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Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Marie Connolly and Tony Ward

Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice. It will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human services. more »

2007, Paperback: £21.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-486-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: children's rights, community care, counselling, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.   more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

Observation and its Application to Social Work

Observation and its Application to Social Work

Rather Like Breathing

Pat Le Riche and Karen Tanner

Karen Tanner and Pat Le Riche have brought together a range of contributions from practitioners and social work academics in order to discuss the application of ideas about observation to social work education and practice. The authors focus on how observation can be used to counteract oppressive and dehumanising practices. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-630-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
1998, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-629-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: carers, community care, counselling, nursing, social care, social work

Parenting in Poor Environments

Parenting in Poor Environments

Stress, Support and Coping

Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, community care, counselling, mental health, mental illness, social policy, social work, supported living

New! Pathways through Care at the End of Life

Pathways through Care at the End of Life

A Guide to Person-Centred Care

Anita Hayes, Claire Henry, Margaret Holloway, Katie Lindsey, Eleanor Sherwen and Tes Smith

This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-364-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, cancer, carers, community care, death, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, social care, social work

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Making Sense of Self

Danuta Lipinska

Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for people living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of themselves. The author shows how counselling can have positive outcomes for those with dementia and their carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-978-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, counselling, dementia, mental health, nursing, older people, person-centred, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Making Services Better

Dawn Brooker

Dawn Brooker explains the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-337-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, community care, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, person-centred, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

New! Person-Centred Teams

Person-Centred Teams

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work

Helen Sanderson and Mary Beth Lepkowsky

This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-455-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

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

New! Personalisation and Dementia

Personalisation and Dementia

A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey

Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control in their lives, and be supported to be part of their community. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices and tools. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-379-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, domicilary care, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Planning and Costing Community Care

Edited by Chris Clark and Irvine Lapsley

Drawing on current research, this book assesses the issues and problems arising as social work and services departments learn how to implement the new community care legislation. Drawing on the experience of researchers, practitioners and managers, the book explores the development of policies for different types of service and support. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-267-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 180pp

Keywords: community care, social care, social policy, social work

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

Person-Centred Practice in Health and Social Care

Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

This is the comprehensive guide to delivering personalisation in health and social care using person centred approaches. It covers what personalisation and person centred approaches are, the different elements involved, and how to carry it out with all those receiving care and support, from people with disabilities to people at the end of life. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-194-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

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

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