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Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to identify the goals that unite their members and how individuals at every level can contribute to positive change in their organizations. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-318-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anthropology, bullying, communication, health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, social policy

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

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

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

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

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

A Handbook of Practices, Procedures and Law
2nd edition

Jennifer Green and Michael Green

Dealing with Death is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information for professionals on the procedures, laws and cultural customs that should be observed when someone dies. This completely updated and expanded second edition takes into account changes in UK law and the impact of the Harold Shipman and Alder Hey enquiries. more »

2006, Paperback: £40.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-381-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, health care, mental health, palliative care, practical theology, social care, social work, social work law, theology

The Spirit of the Child

The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition

David Hay
With Rebecca Nye

David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-371-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, fostering, parenting, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Spirituality in Human Service and Organisational Life

Neil Pembroke

In this illuminating and thoughtful text, Neil Pembroke shows how relationships form the heart of chaplaincy, nursing and social care practice. Developing ideas from Martin Buber and virtue theory he shows how authentic, compassionate self-communication forms the basis of relatedness in human services work. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-252-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Spirituality and Social Care

Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-024-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, social care, social work, spirituality, theology

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Spirituality in Health Care Contexts

Edited by Helen Orchard

This much-needed book makes a major contribution to current debates on spiritual care in a health care setting. It engages theoretically and practically with the organisational context in which spiritual care is provided, the work of spiritual care givers and the social-cultural systems in which care is provided. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-969-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

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

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