Health & Well-Being
A Guide for Users and Professionals
Bringing together information about the needs of people with disabilities and the equipment available, this guide shows how the two can be brought together to provide an effective match of person and product. The authors have reviewed the available evidence that informs choice of the most appropriate assistive device to meet individual need.
Theoretical and Research Studies into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses
Drawing on contemporary theoretical concepts including multiple selves, personal construct theory, intrapsychic survival and the effect of historical and political factors on older people's well being, the author calls for a more positive and constructive approach to improving the lives of people with dementia.
When Gemma gets the job at The Beacon residential unit, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they will shape her own. Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, this book is a 'must read' for teenager and all those with an older person in their life.
A Positive Outlook
Drawing on one-to-one conversations with disabled children and follow-up interviews with their families, this volume takes an in-depth look at the effects of disability on disabled children. Informed by the social model of disability, the authors identify and draw out the implications of their findings for social work and health services.
Making Sense of Canadian Health Reform
Is there a crisis in Canadian health care? This book provides a concise introduction to the fundamentals of health care in Canada and examine various ideas for reforming the system sensibly.
Maxwell Jones - A Memoir
A Life Well Lived follows a friendship between two key figures in social psychiatry and the evolution of therapeutic communities. A close friend collaborator of Maxwell Jones, Dennie Briggs recounts the latter's revolutionary work in mental hospitals, prisons and schools, offering a rare insight into the mind of a pioneer in the therapeutic field.
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