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Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Being Mindful, Easing Suffering

Reflections on Palliative Care

Christopher Johns

The author describes how he has combined traditional medical and more reflective models in his palliative practice, enabling him to work mindfully to alleviate physical and non-physical pain and suffering throughout the health-illness cycle. This is an essential resource for professionals working with the seriously ill and the dying. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-212-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, grief, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Eileen Shamy

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-129-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

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

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Karen Hatfield

Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-038-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dementia, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychotherapy, social work

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

A Teacher's Handbook of Death

Maggie Jackson and Jim Colwell

Teachers are increasingly called upon to discuss and explain death and dying to children in the classroom. This book provides them with methods to facilitate open discussions of death and to find suitable ways of talking with children about what happens when someone they know dies. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-015-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, emotions, palliative care, youthwork

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

On Death, Dying and Not Dying

Peter Houghton

In June 2000 Peter Houghton, a counselor in palliative care, was weeks from death due to cardiomyopathy. Then he was offered the chance to participate in a clinical trial. Six months later he was not only still alive, but planning a long distance walk for charity and writing this book about his experiences. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-020-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: autobiography, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social work

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

John Holland

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-016-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, palliative care, safeguarding children, social work, trauma

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

Elizabeth MacKinlay

What gives a frail and isolated older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-008-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, older people, palliative care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: A Workbook by Young People for Young People

Pat Mood and Lesley Whittaker

This unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. They offer advice, based on their own experiences, on how to cope with the upheavals of bereavement. The workbook encourages readers to consider personal coping strategies and examine their relationships with those around them. more »

2001, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-920-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Expressive Arts with Elders

Expressive Arts with Elders

A Resource
2nd edition

Edited by Naida Weisberg and Rosilyn Wilder

This engaging and practical book shows how older people who are disoriented or depressed by the process of ageing can experience a renewed sense of connectedness and life-affirmation through the expressive arts and arts therapies. The contributors combine an analysis of theoretical considerations around themes of aging, society and dementia. more »

2001, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-819-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychoanalysis, social work

Music Therapy in Dementia Care

Music Therapy in Dementia Care

Edited by David Aldridge

Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.95/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-776-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Nurturing Resilience

Paul Barnard, Ian Morland and Julie Nagy

The recognition of children's natural resilience as fundamental to their ability to cope with trauma is central to this book. Deriving from the authors' experience of working with bereaved children, the book promotes the idea of healthy coping, and explores ways in which children and their families can be enabled to do this. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-785-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

The Forgotten Mourners

The Forgotten Mourners

Guidelines for Working with Bereaved Children
2nd edition

Sister Margaret Pennells and Susan C Smith

Children have long been the "forgotten mourners". This new and revised edition raises awareness of the sensitive issues involved for bereaved children, highlighting their needs and their emotional and behavioural responses when a bereavement occurs. more »

1999, Paperback: £11.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-758-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Medical Art Therapy with Adults

Medical Art Therapy with Adults

Edited by Cathy Malchiodi

Distinguished art therapists have contributed to this wide-ranging collection, which deals sensitively with work with patients who are suffering from terminal illness such as AIDS or cancer, or recovering from traumatic operations. The chapters offer advice on approaches to use with a variety of clients, depending on the objectives. more »

1999, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-679-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, palliative care

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