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Activities for Older People in Care Homes

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

Sarah Crockett

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and person-centred? What can you actually do? Offering advice, encouragement and a wealth of practical suggestions, this is an indispensable companion for carers. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-429-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, creativity, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, sensory stimulation, social care

Adopting after Infertility

Adopting after Infertility

Messages from Practice, Research and Personal Experience

Edited by Marilyn Crawshaw and Rachel Balen

Adopting after Infertility is an informative interdisciplinary book that addresses the issues that professionals and adopters themselves face when going through the adoption process and the impact of infertility on their experiences. The book includes chapters on the effects of infertility, why people choose adoption and the assessment process. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-028-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, bereavement, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

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

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-006-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, race, social care, spirituality, theology

Anni's Cancer Companion

Anni's Cancer Companion

An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

Anni Matthews

When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to produce a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease. Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and holistic options available. more »

2011, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-067-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, diet, drugs, functional medicine, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, psychology, traditional Chinese medicine

Coming soon! Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug

Maggie Tisserand

In this ground-breaking book, Maggie Tisserand explores the problem of serious infection, especially MRSA, and provides information on the natural products that have been scientifically proven to fight bacterial infection. She profiles key essential oils, such as tea tree and thyme, and includes advice on how they can be used to manage superbugs. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: biomedical intervention, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, drugs, essential oils, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nursing, residential care

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, depression, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, looked after children, mental health, nursing, play, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, social care, social work, spirituality, tai chi, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe

Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved. The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-995-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: careers, child protection, communication, counselling, educational training, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision, trauma

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

New! Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Dr. Julie Edge
Illustrated by Julia MacConville

Debbie invites readers to learn about diabetes type 1 from her perspective, describing what it feels like to have high and low blood sugar levels and how she monitors them, and explaining what medication she has to take and when. She talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-469-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: bullying, child psychology, children, diet, education, educational psychology, educational training, health care, nursing, nutrition, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE

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

Can I Tell You About Parkinson's Disease?

Can I Tell You About Parkinson's Disease?

A guide for family, friends and carers

Alan M. Hultquist
Illustrated by Lydia T. Corrow

Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for him, and how he can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends and carers and a great starting point for group discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-948-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, carers, disability, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, Parkinson's disease

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

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

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

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