Health & Well-Being
Opportunities and Obstacles
Written for all those concerned with providing services for people with dementia and their families, this book explores the idea that communication is not only possible but also vital to the understanding and the development of services. The book is based on a series of interviews with sufferers and professionals working in the field.
This book takes a unique approach to empowerment, starting by examining the lives and relationships of people with learning disabilities, their families and friends. Questions are then asked about how policy making, service provision and state legislation might be implemented in ways which would provide for an empowered life and lifestyle.
A Palette of Possibilities
The contributors aim to help clinical and professional staff at all levels in health care settings to introduce and develop the use of the arts in their own spheres of influence. They show that the arts must be an integral part of people's lives and stress that environment and the arts can affect the individual and can possibly aid recovery.
Healing Through Meeting explains Martin Buber's ideas in simple terms and shows how they can offer a philosophical framework within which to hold a therapeutic conversation. John Gunzburg shares his skills in composing therapeutic stories and encourages therapists to formulate their own stories out of their and their clients' experiences.
A Practical Guide for Health Professionals
Recent changes in the health service have highlighted the need for the health professional to have effective communication skills in order to maintain a high quality of service to the client. This book will meet the demands brought about by the changes in role from the student to practitioner through to managerial responsibilities.
Sexual Abuse and Treatment
Looking in detail at cases where boys have been victims of sexual abuse, the authors look at the many questions that arise around the topic, particularly in so far as there are fears and anxieties specific to boys. They show what can be done to help these boys, and provide new insight into the state of mind of boys who have been abused.
Pre and Post Admission
This book consists of a series of assessments designed for professionals working with mentally disordered offenders and clients with challenging behaviours. It is written for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, probation officers and professionals involved in court diversion schemes and is for use both before and after admission.
A Book about Autistic People
This is a positive description of how it feels to be autistic and how friends, family and professionals can be more sensitive to the needs of autistic people. Lee O'Neill perceives the imagination and keenly-felt sensory world of the autistic person as gifts. She challenges the reader to accept their difference and celebrate their uniqueness.
Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs Second Edition
This completely revised edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.
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