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Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Garuth Chalfont

This book provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening, cooking and handicrafts. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-571-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 182pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, social care, social work

Involving Families in Care Homes

Involving Families in Care Homes

A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon

In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-229-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Developing Effective Interventions

Diana Kerr

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-442-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, intellectual disabilities, older people, social care, social work

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, carers, disability law, families, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Erica Brown
With Brian Warr

This book provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-181-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, health care, palliative care, safeguarding children

Working with Adult Abuse

Working with Adult Abuse

A Training Manual for People Working With Vulnerable Adults

Jacki Pritchard

Working with Adult Abuse is a comprehensive training resource covering all aspects of adult protection work, from suspecting or making an allegation that abuse is happening in the community or in a communal setting through to the investigation and case conference stages. more »

2007, Paperback: £50.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-509-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 416pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, mental health, offenders, older people, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, families, health care, memoirs, palliative care

Making Babies the Hard Way

Making Babies the Hard Way

Living with Infertility and Treatment

Caroline Gallup

Making Babies the Hard Way is a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-463-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, children, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, palliative care, parenting

The Man who Lost his Language

The Man who Lost his Language

A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition

Sheila Hale

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-564-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

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

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Medical, Legal and Social Responses

Cathy Cobley and Tom Sanders

This academic research volume explores non-accidental head injury in babies and young children, covering medical, social, and legal aspects of this phenomenon, as well as the responsibilities of professionals, child protection agencies and the media in this area. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-360-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: brain injury, child protection, children, health care, safeguarding children, social work law

Betraying the NHS

Betraying the NHS

Health Abandoned

Michael Mandelstam

Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. more »

2006, Hardback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-482-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: disability, health care, social work law

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Making Difficult Decisions

Julian C. Hughes and Clive Baldwin

This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-357-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Louise McCabe

The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-429-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

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