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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

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

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

John R. Cutcliffe

A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-082-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, palliative 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

Interventions With Bereaved Children

Interventions With Bereaved Children

Susan C Smith and Sister Margaret Pennells

The scope of this book covers the many possible approaches to working with bereaved children. The contributors draw on their wide-ranging experience of working with bereaved children to examine a variety of methods and settings in which a child can find relief after bereavement. more »

1995, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-285-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 300pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, palliative care

Journeys into Palliative Care

Journeys into Palliative Care

Roots and Reflections

Edited by Christina Mason

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-030-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, palliative care

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

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-257-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Life, Psychotherapy and Death

Life, Psychotherapy and Death

The End of Our Exploring

Ann Orbach

In this rich and humane book Ann Orbach explores, from the point of view of a psychotherapist, the subject of death in all its manifestations. Her intention is to look at death and what it means to us, as a means of coming to terms with the inevitable, and helping others to do so. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-553-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Living Through Loss

Living Through Loss

A Manual for Those Working with Issues of Terminal Illness and Bereavement

Fay W. Jacobsen, Margaret Kindlen and Allison Shoemark

Based on seven years of experience running training courses, this manual is a tried and tested method of training people to counsel and aid others who are suffering loss and bereavement. The course confronts a fear of mortality, and develops the skills which enable the carer to fulfil their task. more »

1997, Paperback: £35.00/ $64.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-395-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 282pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, carers, counselling, death, depression, mental health, nursing, palliative care, trauma

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Thirteen Personal Stories

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-027-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, counselling, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training

John Holland, Ruth Dance, Nic Macmanus and Carole Stitt

Lost for Words is an innovative "loss awareness" training package designed for teachers and carers supporting children who are experiencing bereavement. All the required resources are included with the pack, including templates for OHP transparencies, handouts for trainees and a bibliography for further reading. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.95/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-324-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Love and Grief

Love and Grief

The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death

Catherine O'Neill and Lisa Keane

Love and Grief offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved and all around them. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-346-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social 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

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

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