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Values in health care

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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

    Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

    An Interactive Approach Second Edition

    Wilfred McSherry

    This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them. Learn More
    2006, 216pp
  5. Medicine of the Person

    Medicine of the Person

    Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision

    Edited by John Cox, Alastair V. Campbell and Bill K. W. M. Fulford

    Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services. Learn More
    2006, 240pp
  6. Betraying the NHS

    Betraying the NHS

    Health Abandoned

    Michael Mandelstam

    Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. Learn More
    2006, 320pp
  7. Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

    Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

    The Experiences of Children, Families and Care Staff

    Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

    Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs. The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition. Learn More
    2007, 208pp
  8. Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

    Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

    Edited by Julie Taylor and Markus Themessl-Huber

    This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. Learn More
    2009, 272pp
  9. Emerging Values in Health Care

    Emerging Values in Health Care

    The Challenge for Professionals

    Edited by Stephen Pattison, Ben Hannigan, Roisin Pill and Huw Thomas

    This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners. Learn More
    2010, 256pp
  10. 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. Learn More
    2011, 384pp

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