The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care.
Drawing from their own experiences of parenting children with special needs, interviews and workshops with parents, and research findings, Nancy J. Whiteman and Linda Roan-Yager explore practical ways in which parents can develop a resilient and positive attitude towards caring for their child with special needs.
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.
A workbook for teaching children positive thinking
This is workbook teaches children how to develop the cognitive skills that will help them to cope with daily adversity. Each lesson in this mental health "wizard class" explains a different type of "Stinking Thinking" - from ignoring the big picture to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it.
Plummer offers a wealth of familiar games chosen to build self-esteem in children aged 5-11.The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion.
Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities
This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment.
Over 1300 Visual Communication Images
ISPEEK visual aids provide effective means of facilitating communication with children on the autistic spectrum. This CD-ROM contains 1300 picture symbols, designed for situations encountered at school. The symbols can be applied to a wide range of situations encountered at school, from social skills to school curricula, work and break times.
Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
This book considers parenting across the spectrum during the teenage years. It provides the information that will encourage other parents with teens on the autism spectrum. Covering topics from what to take on vacation and dealing with anger, to sex education and planning for the parents' own demise, Ann ends each chapter with thoughtful vignettes.
A Photocopiable Activities Book
This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.
Creative Arts Therapies with At-risk Youth
The contributors draw on their professional experience in school and community settings to describe a wide variety of suitable therapeutic interventions that enable children to deal with experiences of trauma, loss, abuse, and other risk factors that may affect their ability to reach their full academic and personal potentials.
Living With Infertility and Treatment
Making Babies the Hard Way is a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce.
One Family's Story
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD.
Living in the Wake of Suicide
Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them.
Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting
Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks
This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care.
When a person is subject to the Mental Health Act 1983, many of his or her principal rights are taken away. It is the function of the nearest relative to compensate for that loss. This book explains how the nearest relative is identified and what the role can involve, and it contains a wealth of case examples and illustrative scenarios.
Theory, Practice and Ethics
Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD.
Developing Effective Interventions
Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability.
A Life Story Approach
Looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, this book offers insights into the nature of addiction and how it can be tackled. Etherington highlights the therapeutic value of listening to drug misusers' life stories and the importance of understanding how social environments and wider cultural influences shape people's lives.
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