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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and CRPS / RSD second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bodywork, carers, counselling, depression, disability, health care, meditation, mindfulness, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, self harm, trauma

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Theory and Compassionate Practice

Edited by Sue Read

This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care settings, and specific considerations for children, individuals with autism, those in forensic environments, and those facing their own death. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-369-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, carers, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, palliative care, social care

New! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

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! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

Positively Parkinson's

Positively Parkinson's

Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support

Ann Andrews

Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them. It contains answers to almost any question you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-84905-411-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, carers, complementary therapies, disability, health care, nursing, nutrition, older people, Parkinson's disease

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

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer

This is the complete, step-by-step and fully illustrated guide to chair yoga, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental well-being. It is particularly beneficial for those with limited mobility, including the elderly, individuals rehabilitating after injury or illness and people with physical disabilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-078-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, yoga

How We Treat the Sick

How We Treat the Sick

Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services

Michael Mandelstam

The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, dementia, disability, disability law, health care, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, risk assessment, social care, social policy, trauma

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Current Knowledge, Issues and Approaches

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Bernadette Wilkinson

This book is a comprehensive guide to good practice for those working with risk, covering a wide variety of social care settings. The contributors discuss a range of key issues relating to risk including positive risk-taking, collaborating with victims and practitioners in the design of assessment tools, resilience to risk, and defensibility. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-059-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, disability, domestic abuse, forensic psychiatry, health care, looked after children, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, supported living

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