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New! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

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! Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Edited by Wendy L. Magee

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-273-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adults, augmentative communication, autism, brain injury, children, communication, health care, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, death, health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Larry Culliford

This is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it contributes to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide deeper understanding of people's problems and can help aid recovery. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-004-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, spirituality

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Emerging Values in Health Care

Emerging Values in Health Care

The Challenge for Professionals

Edited by Stephen Pattison, Ben Hannigan, Roisin Pill and Huw Thomas

This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners. more »

2010, Paperback: £39.99/ $64.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-947-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social care

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms `Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-492-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 136pp

Keywords: bereavement, depression, emotions, health care, mental health, palliative care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma

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