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Life Story Work with People with Dementia - Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People (Paperback): Polly Kaiser, Ruth Eley Life Story Work with People with Dementia - Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People (Paperback)
Polly Kaiser, Ruth Eley; Contributions by Anna Gaughan, Bob Woods, Ponnusamy Subramaniam, …
R527 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R35 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Introducing life story work, a way for people with dementia to connect with their relatives, carers and the professionals working with them. This evidence-based book explains the many benefits of life story work, with practical guidance for introducing it in a variety of settings. The authors show how life story work can empower people with dementia to inform care practitioners and family members what care and support they may need now and in the future, by taking into account their past and their future wishes and aspirations. The book includes practical information on how to get started, ethical considerations such as consent and confidentiality, and considers issues of diversity and how to address them. The voices of practitioners, researchers and family carers sit alongside those of people living with dementia to present a wide-range of perspectives on life story work.

The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals - An A-Z Guide to Protecting Your Clients, Your Practice, and Yourself... The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals - An A-Z Guide to Protecting Your Clients, Your Practice, and Yourself (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Thomas L. Hartsell, Barton E. Bernstein
R1,275 R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Save R356 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Thoroughly revised, this indispensable survival guide is written for anyone in practice by two attorneys specializing in the legal aspects of mental health care. The authors explain how to handle allegations of malpractice, coping with threats of violence, preserving client confidentiality, and more. Each chapter features step-by-step guidance, helpful case studies, "legal lightbulbs" highlighting concepts and dos and don'ts, and sample forms and contracts to help safeguard your practice. This edition incorporates guidance on conducting business in the digital world, with discussion on distance therapy, confidentiality issues surrounding electronic health records, cloud computing, and more.

Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland (Paperback): Steve J. Hothersall, Mike Maas-Lowit, Malcolm Golightley Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland (Paperback)
Steve J. Hothersall, Mike Maas-Lowit, Malcolm Golightley
R638 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R48 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, mental health law, policy, practice and ethos have changed dramatically in Scotland. This book provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and presents a clear picture of the current Scottish mental health scene. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, it helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.

Approved Mental Health Practice - Essential Themes for Students and Practitioners (Paperback): Sarah Matthews, Philip... Approved Mental Health Practice - Essential Themes for Students and Practitioners (Paperback)
Sarah Matthews, Philip O'Hare, Jill Hemmington
R724 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R58 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The role of the approved mental health professional requires the ability to make sound and ethical decisions based on knowledge of mental health issues, psychiatry and the law. Critical thinking and analysis are integral to the role, and practitioners need to be able to balance technical knowledge with the ability to reflect on their own, and the professional, value base.
This much-needed text not only covers the core themes and issues pertaining to approved mental health practice, but also encourages readers to critically reflect on what makes best practice. The book begins by examining underpinning frameworks, including law, policy, and ethics, and goes on to assess current issues and challenges such as the experience of service users, the impact of space and place, and the need for evidence based practice.
Drawing on the voices and perspectives of practitioners in the field, this book not only covers what professionals need to know, but also debates responses for an occupation in times of uncertainty and change.

To Live and Work in a Social Welfare Home - Sociological Study of Interactions Between Personnel and Mentally Disabled Wards... To Live and Work in a Social Welfare Home - Sociological Study of Interactions Between Personnel and Mentally Disabled Wards (Paperback)
Jakub Niedbalski
R912 R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Save R221 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book follows the treatment of a mentally disabled person from an institutional perspective, in which a unit is presented as an objectified subject of other people's actions, revealing a situation of isolation and personal dependence, and from a personnel perspective, as they respect the autonomy and self-determination of their charges. The text highlights how to create, maintain, and reconstruct social order within a nursing home and achieve internal balance and stabilization within a care institution.

Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada - Cases from Front-Line Settings (Paperback, New edition): Patricia Kostouros, Brenda... Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada - Cases from Front-Line Settings (Paperback, New edition)
Patricia Kostouros, Brenda Thompson
R1,837 Discovery Miles 18 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada is the first book to cover child and adolescent mental health from a practical, settings-based approach. Rather than focusing on disorder etiology or diagnostic criteria, the cases in this book emphasize how mental health concerns manifest themselves in a variety of service contexts. Each chapter, contributed by a practitioner in the human services, provides an overview of the setting to create the context for practice. The contributors present appropriate interventions and activities for that setting, including interventions specific to the unique needs of refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ children and youth. Covering trauma-based behaviours and attachment difficulties, practitioner wellness, residential care, in-patient care, school settings, family homes, recreational settings, secured programs, and juvenile justice, this collection will help to prepare future front-line professionals to effectively provide mental health support across milieus. This book is suitable for undergraduate child and adolescent mental health courses in child and youth care, psychology, child and family studies, and social work.

Foundations of Mental Health Care (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Michelle Morrison Valfre Foundations of Mental Health Care (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Michelle Morrison Valfre
R1,061 R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Save R120 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders with Foundations of Mental Health Care, 6th Edition - perfect for students, nurses, and other health care providers. This market-leading text features new psychotropic drug content and concise explanations of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, as well as descriptions of the most current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. It helps you work comfortably with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive human behaviors, and apply the concepts of holistic care when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors. Sample Client Care Plans address how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Realistic case studies illustrate chapter concepts, strengthen critical thinking, and ensure you consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios and contain thought-provoking client issues and questions that stimulate critical thinking. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and encourage you to attend to the mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Drug Alert boxes focus attention on medication issues and identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations, text page references, and a comprehensive glossary strengthen your understanding of mental health terminology. Numbered chapter objectives provide a framework for the chapter content and the accompanying TEACH Lesson Plans. NEW! Content on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health coverage and treatment informs you of the most current treatment options. NEW! Up-to-date coverage of the latest psychotropic medications emphasizes the most recent findings in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. EXPANDED and NEW! Increased coverage of mental health surrounding mass violence keeps you up to date on the latest issues and approaches to treatment. UPDATED! Current content on mental health issues and returning war veterans highlights mental health disorders affecting this population. NEW! Discusses emerging mental health issues surrounding usage of electronic devices and the Internet, such as addiction. NEW! Addresses updated DSM 5 diagnoses within appropriate chapters to ensure you have the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.

Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain (Hardcover): Carl J Walker, Ben Fincham Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain (Hardcover)
Carl J Walker, Ben Fincham
R1,298 R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Save R126 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on recent data gathered from employees and managers, Work and the Mental Health Crisis in Britain challenges the cultural maxim that work benefits people with mental health difficulties, and illustrates how particular cultures and perceptions can contribute to a crisis of mental well-being at work. * Based on totally new data gathered from employees and managers in the UK * Presents a challenge to much of the conventional wisdom surrounding work and mental health * Questions the fundamental and largely accepted cultural maxim that work is unquestionably good for people with mental health difficulties * Illustrates how particular cultures of work or perceptions of the experience of work contribute to a crisis of mental well-being at work * Fills a need for an up-to-date, detailed work that explores the ways that mental health and work experiences are constructed, negotiated, constrained and at times, marginalised * Written in a style that is detailed and informative for academics and professionals who work in the mental health sphere, but also accessible to interested lay readers

A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk (Paperback): Paul Taylor, Karen Corteen, Sharon Morley A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk (Paperback)
Paul Taylor, Karen Corteen, Sharon Morley
R693 R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning `care' versus `control' and `therapy' versus `security' is now commonplace. Indeed, the `hybridisation' of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.

The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Robert A. Brown The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Robert A. Brown
R619 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R49 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Written specifically for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs), this book brings together key elements of the legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law and policy. It also discusses the role of an AMHP in the revised Mental Health Act, as well as the Key Competencies. This fully-revised fourth edition analyses updated legislation, case law and policy, while recent changes and cases covered include: - The revised English Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act - The revised Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act - A number of cases concerning the nearest relative - Clarification on personal accountability of the AMHP - Revisions to the tribunal report requirements in England - The impact of the Cheshire West case decisions in the Supreme Court An essential guide for practising AMHPs or those currently in training, this book contains extensive appendices which cover Mental Health Act Assessments, Practice Directions (first tier tribunal) and the AMHP Regulations for both England and Wales. It also includes checklists, case studies and exercises to aid practice and learning.

Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents - Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory... Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents - Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory Interventions (Paperback)
William Steele, Caelan Kuban
R821 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R220 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book provides a structured, sequential, and evidence-based approach for treating children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma or grief. This approach can be used for all types of traumatic events and is suitable for both experienced and novice mental health professionals. Two of the interventions presented in the book SITCAP-ART and I Feel Better Now have proven useful in multiple settings with diverse cultures. This book reflects a resilience perspective and explores the factors that lead to and support resilience and recovery. Accessible and practical, this useful guide is filled with all the activities needed for individual sessions--packaged in an easily reproducible format.

Mad to be Normal - Conversations with R. D. Laing (Paperback, 2nd edition): Robert Mullan Mad to be Normal - Conversations with R. D. Laing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Robert Mullan
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Re-released with a new introduction, and to coincide with a film of the same title (directed by the author), Mad To Be Normal is the memoir R. D. Laing never lived to write. In the last two years of Laing's life, he recorded hundreds of hours of conversation with Robert Mullan in which he was determined to be as frank and open as possible, and equally determined to 'put the record straight'. R. D. Laing wrote a number of books during the 1960s which rocked the foundations of conventional psychiatry and galvanized the imagination of millions of ordinary readers. His views were against the grain of conventional psychiatry - his existential approach to madness was controversial, and his work brought into focus matters of individual liberty and the importance of the social context of 'illness'. The greatest accusation he suffered was that he idealised mental misery - something he consistently denied. Mad to be Normal presents Laing's own words, about his work and about his life. It is the most complete record on Laing, by Laing.Entertaining, maddening, surprising, impressive, occasionally scurrilous, and evoking a compelling portrait of the heady and sometimes self-regarding mood of the 1960s and early l970s, this books necessitates a reassessment of Laing and his work; work which is part of a lengthier and on-going process concerned with the routine care of those disturbed in mind.

Better But Not Well - Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950 (Paperback): Richard G. Frank, Sherry Glied Better But Not Well - Mental Health Policy in the United States since 1950 (Paperback)
Richard G. Frank, Sherry Glied; Foreword by Rosalynn Carter
R497 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R65 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The past half-century has been marked by major changes in the treatment of mental illness: important advances in understanding mental illnesses, increases in spending on mental health care and support of people with mental illnesses, and the availability of new medications that are easier for the patient to tolerate. Although these changes have made things better for those who have mental illness, they are not quite enough.

In Better But Not Well, Richard G. Frank and Sherry A. Glied examine the well-being of people with mental illness in the United States over the past fifty years, addressing issues such as economics, treatment, standards of living, rights, and stigma. Marshaling a range of new empirical evidence, they first argue that people with mental illness -- severe and persistent disorders as well as less serious mental health conditions -- are faring better today than in the past. Improvements have come about for unheralded and unexpected reasons. Rather than being a result of more effective mental health treatments, progress has come from the growth of private health insurance and of mainstream social programs -- such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, housing vouchers, and food stamps -- and the development of new treatments that are easier for patients to tolerate and for physicians to manage.

The authors remind us that, despite the progress that has been made, this disadvantaged group remains worse off than most others in society. The "mainstreaming" of persons with mental illness has left a policy void, where governmental institutions responsible for meeting the needs of mental health patients lack resources and programmatic authority. To fill this void, Frank and Glied suggest that institutional resources be applied systematically and routinely to examine and address how federal and state programs affect the well-being of people with mental illness.

Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge (Paperback, 1st): Peter Pearce, Lisbeth Sommerbeck Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge (Paperback, 1st)
Peter Pearce, Lisbeth Sommerbeck
R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents accounts of the practice of the person-centred approach (PCA) with people suffering from a range of severe and enduring conditions. Comprehensively refuting the notion that person-centred therapy is suitable only for the 'worried well', it backs up contemporary practice with appropriate theory. For students, academic and professional audiences. Contributions include: Person-centred therapy with post-traumatic stress (Stephen Joseph and David Murphy); Tenuous contact - Person-centred therapy with adolescent process (Peter Pearce and Ros Sewell); Pre-Therapy with psychotic clients (Dion van Werde); Refutation of myths of inappropriateness of person-centered therapy at the difficult edge (Lisbeth Sommerbeck); Difficult processes (Margaret Warner) and several other chapters from leading theorists and practitioners.

Acceptance of Mental Illness - Promoting Recovery Among Culturally Diverse Groups (Paperback): Lauren Mizock Acceptance of Mental Illness - Promoting Recovery Among Culturally Diverse Groups (Paperback)
Lauren Mizock
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Recently there has been a growing awareness of the process of recovery from serious mental illness and the importance of coming to terms with the challenges resulting from the illness. Acceptance of one's mental illness is a critical milestone of the recovery journey, fostering empowerment, hope, and self-determination. In addition, there has been a developing interest in the role of culture in influencing the experience of mental illness, treatment, and recovery. Yet, the topic of how people with diverse cultural backgrounds come to recognize and cope with their mental illness is often overlooked in the literature. Acceptance of Mental Illness adheres to a recovery-oriented philosophy that understands recovery as not simply symptom elimination, but as the process of living a meaningful and satisfying life with mental illness. The book synthesizes research on this topic and offers extensive case histories gathered by the authors to provide readers with an understanding of the multidimensional process of acceptance of mental illness across genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. The aim is for clinical readers to be better equipped to support people with mental illness across culturally diverse groups to experience empowerment, mental wellness, and growth. Chapters focus on providing a historical overview of the treatment of people with mental illness, examining the acceptance process, and exploring the experience of acceptance among women, men, racial-ethnic minorities, and LGBT individuals with serious mental illnesses. The book is a useful tool for mental health educators and providers, with each chapter containing case studies, clinical strategies lists, discussion questions, experiential activities, diagrams, and worksheets that can be completed with clients, students, and peers.

Pointers for Parenting for Mental Health Service Professionals (Paperback): Rajinder M. Gupta, Frederika C. Theus Pointers for Parenting for Mental Health Service Professionals (Paperback)
Rajinder M. Gupta, Frederika C. Theus
R1,059 R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Save R99 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rooted in clinical experience, this book evolved as a result of the authors' hands-on experience of working with parents and children for over two decades. This useful aid provides a collection of pointers that professionals can use in order to advise on parenting skills. Professionals will also be able to recommend the guide to parents so that the pointers can serve as a reminder of what was discussed during the consultation session. This book also describes an adapted behaviour modification approach which is effective in helping to improve children's behaviours and the parent-child relationship.

"Pointers for Parenting for Mental Health Service Professionals" is an accessible resource for processionals that work with children and families, for example, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, school medical officers and social workers. It will also be of use to people training in these areas.

Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health - Guidelines for the New Consultant (Paperback): Glenda Fredman, Andia... Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health - Guidelines for the New Consultant (Paperback)
Glenda Fredman, Andia Papadopoulou, Emma Worwood
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health: Guidelines for the New Consultant offers a practical guide for professionals working `indirectly' with clients through consultation with staff. As resources become more scarce in public services and a greater number of people seek mental health interventions, professionals are increasingly called upon to consult with practitioners who conduct face-to-face work with clients. This book provides an essential guide for those who are interested in developing their consultation competence. This book introduces the reader to the principles of a collaborative approach to consultation with practitioners, teams and agencies working in health, education, social care and mental health. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the collaborative consultation process, from preparing and setting up the context for consultation through to communicating effectively to build cooperative partnerships, and evaluating consultation outcomes. Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health guides the consultant in how to apply and develop these principles and practices within group consultation and also addresses common dilemmas and challenges consultants encounter. Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health will appeal to both new and experienced consultants working with adults, children, older people, people with intellectual disabilities and families across a range of contexts.

Madness - American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness (Hardcover): Heather H Vacek Madness - American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness (Hardcover)
Heather H Vacek
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Madness is a sin. Those with emotional disabilities are shunned. Mental illness is not the church's problem. All three claims are wrong. In Madness , Heather H. Vacek traces the history of Protestant reactions to mental illness in America. She reveals how two distinct forces combined to thwart Christian care for the whole person. The professionalization of medicine worked to restrict the sphere of Christian authority to the private and spiritual realms, consigning healing and careaboth physical and mentalato secular, medical specialists. Equally influential, a theological legacy that linked illness with sin deepened the social stigma surrounding people with a mental illness. The Protestant church, reluctant to engage sufferers lest it, too, be tainted by association, willingly abdicated care for people with a mental illness to secular professionals. While inattention formed the general rule, five historical exceptions to the pattern of benign neglect exemplify Protestant efforts to claim a distinctly Christian response. A close examination of the lives and work of colonial clergyman Cotton Mather, Revolutionary era physician Benjamin Rush, nineteenth-century activist Dorothea Dix, pastor and patient Anton Boisen, and psychiatrist Karl Menninger maps both the range and the progression of attentive Protestant care. Vacek chronicles Protestant attempts to make theological sense of sickness (Mather), to craft care as Christian vocation (Rush), to advocate for the helpless (Dix), to reclaim religious authority (Boisen), and to plead for people with a mental illness (Menninger). Vacek's historical narrative forms the basis for her theological reflection about contemporary Christian care of people with a mental illness and Christian understanding of mental illness. By demonstrating the gravity of what appearedaand failed to appearaon clerical and congregational agendas, Vacek explores how Christians should navigate the ever-shifting lines of cultural authority as they care for those who suffer.

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Hardcover, Abridged edition): Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Hardcover, Abridged edition)
Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson
R1,867 R1,674 Discovery Miles 16 740 Save R193 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the UK. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice. Topics covered include: " Models of mental health and illness " Discrimination and social exclusion " Addressing service user needs " Carer perspectives " Working with individuals, families and communities The chapters are accompanied by exercises, which encourage readers to critically reflect on their own professional and personal experiences. Case studies are also included, so that students can reappraise the knowledge they have learned in the text. The book will be essential reading for social work practitioners taking postgraduate courses in mental health and for those training to become Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Pennies from Heaven - A Personal Experience of Providing Live-in Care with a Family Member or Friend with Dementia (Paperback):... Pennies from Heaven - A Personal Experience of Providing Live-in Care with a Family Member or Friend with Dementia (Paperback)
Elisabeth Webb-Hooper
R157 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R35 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Vanished in Hiawatha - The Story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians (Hardcover): Carla Joinson Vanished in Hiawatha - The Story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians (Hardcover)
Carla Joinson
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Begun as a pork-barrel project by the federal government in the early 1900s, the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians quickly became a dumping ground for inconvenient Indians. The federal institution in Canton, South Dakota, deprived many Native patients of their freedom without genuine cause, often requiring only the signature of a reservation agent. Only nine Native patients in the asylum's history were committed by court order. Without interpreters, mental evaluations, or therapeutic programs, few patients recovered. But who cared about Indians and what went on in South Dakota? After three decades of complacency, both the superintendent and the city of Canton were surprised to discover that someone did care and that a bitter fight to shut the asylum down was about to begin. In this disturbing tale, Carla Joinson unravels the question of why this institution persisted for so many years. She also investigates the people who allowed Canton Asylum's mismanagement to reach such staggering proportions and asks why its administrators and staff were so indifferent to the misery experienced by patients. Vanished in Hiawatha is the harrowing tale of the mistreatment of Native American patients at a notorious insane asylum whose history helps us to understand the broader mistreatment of Native peoples under forced federal assimilation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care (Hardcover, New): Eric Broussine, Kim Scarborough Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care (Hardcover, New)
Eric Broussine, Kim Scarborough
R1,933 R1,732 Discovery Miles 17 320 Save R201 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities. Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning. Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.

Telling Tales About Dementia - Experiences of Caring (Paperback): Lucy Whitman Telling Tales About Dementia - Experiences of Caring (Paperback)
Lucy Whitman; Foreword by Joanna Trollope; Contributions by Brian Baylis, Rosemary Clarke, Pat Brown, …
R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How does it feel when someone you love develops dementia? How do you cope with the shock, the stress and the grief? Can you be sure that you and your family will receive the support you need? In Telling Tales About Dementia, thirty carers from different backgrounds and in different circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. They speak from the heart about love and loss: 'I still find it hard to believe that Alzheimer's has happened to us,' writes one contributor, 'as if we were sent the wrong script.' The stories told here vividly reflect the tragedy of dementia, the gravity of loss, and instances of unsatisfactory diagnosis, treatment and care. But they contain hope and optimism too: clear indications that the quality of people's lives can be enhanced by sensitive support services, by improved understanding of the impact of dementia, by recognising the importance of valuing us all as human beings, and by embracing and sustaining the connections between us. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including relatives of people with dementia, social workers, medical practitioners and care staff.

Darling Baby Mine - A Son's Extraordinary Search for His Mother (Paperback): John De st Jorre Darling Baby Mine - A Son's Extraordinary Search for His Mother (Paperback)
John De st Jorre
R258 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a heartbreaking, beautifully written memoir about tragic loss, a family mystery, a son's faith and his long quest to find his absent mother. Darling Baby Mine is the dramatic and moving story of John's search for his mother, who disappeared when he was just four years old following the disintegration of his parents' marriage. Growing up, it was as if she had never existed - he didn't even know her name. The only image he had of her was the vague memory of a woman smoking and laughing. Then, as an adult, he tried to track her down. After surmounting many obstacles, including his father's implacable silence and his own doubts and fears, John finally found her in a UK mental institution where she had been held for thirty-five years. He was then faced with trying to re-establish the deepest of human relationships: the bond between a mother and her child.

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty - The Shame of the States (Paperback): Michael L. Perlin Mental Disability and the Death Penalty - The Shame of the States (Paperback)
Michael L. Perlin
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is no question that the death penalty is disproportionately imposed in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities. There is clear, systemic bias at all stages of the prosecution and the sentencing process - in determining who is competent to be executed, in the assessment of mitigation evidence, in the ways that counsel is assigned, in the ways that jury determinations are often contaminated by stereotyped preconceptions of persons with mental disabilities, in the ways that cynical expert testimony reflects a propensity on the part of some experts to purposely distort their testimony in order to achieve desired ends. These questions are shockingly ignored at all levels of the criminal justice system, and by society in general. Here, Michael Perlin explores the relationship between mental disabilities and the death penalty and explains why and how this state of affairs has come to be, to explore why it is necessary to identify the factors that have contributed to this scandalous and shameful policy morass, to highlight the series of policy choices that need immediate remediation, and to offer some suggestions that might meaningfully ameliorate the situation. Using real cases to illustrate the ways in which the persons with mental disabilities are unable to receive fair treatment during death penalty trials, he demonstrates the depth of the problem and the way it's been institutionalized so as to be an accepted part of our system. He calls for a new approach, and greater attention to the issues that have gone overlooked for so long.

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