Health & Well-Being
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
The Nature, Function, and Interpretation of Dreams
Vedfelt discusses how dreams are affected by organic diseases and physical symptoms, the relationship between dreams and psychosis, parapsychological phenomena, esoteric dream understanding, and consciousness-expanding dreams are among other subjects covered.
An A-Z of Law and Practice
This book presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, in A-Z format and fully cross-referenced, which allows the reader to look up issues for quick access to more information.
Prejudice and Suffering
This book investigates the impact of racism in mental health (MH) settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. It offers insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the inequalities in provision of MH services to minority ethnic communities.
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