Health & Well-Being
Killing the Elderly
Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day.
The History of Art Therapy
As well as providing an authoritative history of art therapy, it covers such diverse topics as the philosophy of art therapy, the way attitudes to insanity have changed, the role of art therapy in the context of post-war rehabilitation and the treatment of tuberculosis patients, Surrealism, and Britain's first therapeutic community.
The contributors to this informative book consider the nature of a supervision and examine the ways in which it can be further defined and developed. Drawing together practical and theoretical perspectives, Integrative Approaches to Supervision examines the contribution that supervision can make within both organisational and individual settings.
This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health.
A Guide to Gastric Surgery for the Morbidly Obese
The author outlines the practicalities of considering, undergoing and recovering from gastric surgery. It enable families and friends of sufferers to understand the problem better and people who are seriously overweight to recognize that they are not alone. It is an essential guide for health and social care professionals.
A Practical Guide for Health Professionals
This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional.
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.
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.
Research Methods and Motivations
People with dementia have often played a passive role in the investigation of their condition. The contributors to this book look at ways of redressing the balance and involving them in the research process. They describe the skills that researchers and care staff need when seeking to validate the views of people with dementia successfully.
This book offers approaches and strategies for developing sex and relationships policy and practice to help workers engage with and understand the issues
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