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  1. Syphilis in Shakespeare's England

    Syphilis in Shakespeare's England

    Johannes Fabricius

    The author's assertion that syphilis was as widespread in England as in the rest of Europe challenges generally accepted views in the field. Working from primary sources, he shows how syphilis spread across the country, what its effect was, the range of cures that were used, and what preventative measures were taken against it. Learn More
    1994, 380pp
  2. Language Development in Children with Disability and Special Needs

    Language Development in Children with Disability and Special Needs

    Performative Communication

    Irene Johansson

    This guide offers a programme to encourage language acquisition, and teach the child to use appropriate language and communication in differing situations. The author's early intervention programmes are widely practised in Sweden, and are based on the belief that language and communication develop as a key part of the child's overall development. Learn More
    1994, 160pp
  3. Children with Language Impairments

    Children with Language Impairments

    An Introduction

    Morag L. Donaldson

    This book is an important summary of current awareness of language impairments in children. It is argued that approaches to intervention need to be geared to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual child and therefore that they must be closely integrated with thorough, ongoing assessment procedures. Learn More
    1995, 144pp
  4. Gazing into the Oracle

    Gazing into the Oracle

    The Delphi Method and its Application to Social Policy and Public Health

    Edited by Michael Adler and Erio Ziglio

    The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 contains chapters on theoretical, methodological and practical issues - inclusing computerisation - which are raised by the Delphi Method while Part 2 consists of a series of case studies which illustrate the application fo the Delphi Method to a range of problems in social policy and public health. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.51in / 215mm x 140mm, 264pp, $65.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-104-6
  5. Communication and the Mentally Ill Patient

    Communication and the Mentally Ill Patient

    Developmental and Linguistic Approaches to Schizophrenia

    Edited by Jenny France and Niki Muir

    The book examines issues of communication and speech in schizophrenic patients, in collaboration with psychiatrists, linguists, psychologists, and speech and language therapists. It demonstrates the need for closer ties between the disciplines and the role that language and communication play in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the mentally ill. Learn More
    1996, 195pp
  6. Suicide

    Suicide

    The Tragedy of Hopelessness

    David Aldridge

    The author argues that although western culture has traditionally understood suicide to be the choice of the individual, this is a misleading perception. While the patient may feel as though he or she is acting in isolation, the reasons for suicides are essentially social therefore attention should be focused on the patient's social environment. Learn More
    1997, 320pp
  7. Housing Options for Disabled People

    Housing Options for Disabled People

    Edited by Ruth Bull

    This book describes the processes involved in rehousing or adapting existing accomodation, identifying the professionals who may contribute and highlighting the role of the occupational therapist. The book will be of use to a range of professionals, including occupational therapists, architects, social workers and more. Learn More
    1998, 288pp
  8. At the Double

    At the Double

    Supporting families with two or more severely disabled children

    Rosemary Tozer

    This revealing book is based on the findings of a qualitative study of 24 families in which parents cared for two or more severely disabled children - important reading for those working with families and disability. Learn More
    1999, 66pp
  9. 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. Learn More
    2001, 176pp
  10. 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. Learn More
    2002, 192pp

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