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Social Work in the Health Field - A Care Perspective, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Lois A. Fort Cowles Social Work in the Health Field - A Care Perspective, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Lois A. Fort Cowles
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Use your social work skills to advocate for more effective health care! Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition updates this comprehensive guide to social work practice and policy issues in the health field. An easy-to-use textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses and a practical guide for social work practitioners, the book will help you meet the demands of the growing population of clients in nursing homes or hospice care and for the decline of traditional hospital-based social work. Complete with an instructor's manual to help you facilitate lectures, class discussions, and tests, this new edition focuses even more strongly than the first on prevention and health promotion at the community level as well as the individual client level, the relevance of social environmental conditions to the health of populations, and the growing importance of social work in the health field. Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition is an overview of social work practice in various health care settings. The book addresses the historical background of social work in health care, theoretical perspectives, organizational considerations, theory and practice of interdisciplinary teamwork, client problems, skill and knowledge requirements, values and ethics considerations, and recent developments in hospital social work. New material in this edition includes: * an update on primary health care--how social workers can modify communities and social environmental conditions to reduce social inequities and enhance social supports and integration within populations * an updated critique of the health care system in the United States--what social workers need to know and the changes they need to make to advocate effectively * updates on research findings and statistical data Praise for the first edition of Social Work in the Health Field: "VERY USEFUL TO STUDENTS...One of the few works available that includes a useful discussion of social work practice in nursing homes." --Choice "EFFECTIVE...presents generic and special knowledge requirements for social work practice in health care settings, including values, ethics, and issues of diversity." --Social Work Agenda "The book is CLEARLY WRITTEN, and is thought-provoking concerning the role of the social work practitioner in health settings and the nature of the linkage between health and social care. Despite the fact that it is American in origin, it is of relevance to multi-disciplinary and international audiences and contains much which will be OF INTEREST TO STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS AS WELL AS PRACTITIONERS." --Journal of Social Work

Post-Qualifying Child Care Social Work - Developing Reflective Practice (Paperback): Gillian Ruch Post-Qualifying Child Care Social Work - Developing Reflective Practice (Paperback)
Gillian Ruch
R698 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R56 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`The first text to systematically address the learning needs of post-qualifying child care social workers. Soundly organized and engagingly written with useful summaries and reflective exercises for students, it is a very fine text that will be widely used' - Nick Pike, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Gloucestershire This textbook provides an overview of the Post Qualifying Child Care Award in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, it provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following the Post Qualifying curriculum. It helps child care social workers acquire and develop the breadth of knowledge and understanding that characterise best practice. Key features include: - Chapters on reflective collaborative and critical practice; child development; child observation; case management and managing risk; working in partnership with children and families; inter-professional working and practice education - Links to the relevant post qualifying standards for social work - Contributions from a team of practice assessors and programme candidates - A practice-based approach - clearly links theory, research and practice - An inter-professional perspective - Case studies, activities and points for reflection that encourage the reader to develop ways of challenging and improving their own practice. The book equips social workers with the relevant training, knowledge and skills to improve the quality of services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development, this text is suitable for social workers studying for the Child Care Award, those already in practice and other social care professionals working with children.

Social Work in the Health Field - A Care Perspective, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Lois A. Fort Cowles Social Work in the Health Field - A Care Perspective, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Lois A. Fort Cowles
R3,108 R2,946 Discovery Miles 29 460 Save R162 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Use your social work skills to advocate for more effective health care! Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition updates this comprehensive guide to social work practice and policy issues in the health field. An easy-to-use textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses and a practical guide for social work practitioners, the book will help you meet the demands of the growing population of clients in nursing homes or hospice care and for the decline of traditional hospital-based social work. Complete with an instructor's manual to help you facilitate lectures, class discussions, and tests, this new edition focuses even more strongly than the first on prevention and health promotion at the community level as well as the individual client level, the relevance of social environmental conditions to the health of populations, and the growing importance of social work in the health field. Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition is an overview of social work practice in various health care settings. The book addresses the historical background of social work in health care, theoretical perspectives, organizational considerations, theory and practice of interdisciplinary teamwork, client problems, skill and knowledge requirements, values and ethics considerations, and recent developments in hospital social work. New material in this edition includes: * an update on primary health care--how social workers can modify communities and social environmental conditions to reduce social inequities and enhance social supports and integration within populations * an updated critique of the health care system in the United States--what social workers need to know and the changes they need to make to advocate effectively * updates on research findings and statistical data Praise for the first edition of Social Work in the Health Field: "VERY USEFUL TO STUDENTS...One of the few works available that includes a useful discussion of social work practice in nursing homes." --Choice "EFFECTIVE...presents generic and special knowledge requirements for social work practice in health care settings, including values, ethics, and issues of diversity." --Social Work Agenda "The book is CLEARLY WRITTEN, and is thought-provoking concerning the role of the social work practitioner in health settings and the nature of the linkage between health and social care. Despite the fact that it is American in origin, it is of relevance to multi-disciplinary and international audiences and contains much which will be OF INTEREST TO STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS AS WELL AS PRACTITIONERS." --Journal of Social Work

Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education (Paperback): Joanna Mellor, Joann Ivry Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education (Paperback)
Joanna Mellor, Joann Ivry
R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

s your gerontological social work program as comprehensive and as well attended as it could be? Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education will help you develop courses that effectively prepare social work students and practitioners to work with the ever-increasing older population. It clearly presents the rationale for geriatric/gerontological preparation and defines the current status of geriatric/gerontological education. With fascinating case studies, detailed curricula, and a review of the skills and knowledge competencies necessary for effective geriatric social work practice, this book also describes a variety of courses and teaching programs in detail noting the problems that other educators have encountered and offering practical suggestions to help in replicating the programs in other institutions. This book is especially useful because it not only examines the issues surrounding and need for increased gerontological education for social workers, but because it follows this with specific, concrete descriptions of educational approaches and curricula. It provides you with both the framework and the specifics to develop your own gerontological social work education program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Helpful charts and tables make the information easy to access and understand. Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education is divided into three sections, each of which will increase your knowledge and understanding of this vital area of social work education. The first section examines: the historical development of gerontological social work education the CSWE/SAGE-SW Competencies Project the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork and the educational basis for interdisciplinary team training, highlighting organizational context, team structure, team process, and team outcomes ways to increase students' interest in this vital area of social work In the second section of this well-referenced book, you will examine school-based initiatives, focusing on: the development and implementation of the John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Social Work Initiative the recruitment of students into geriatric social work with an examination of a fellowship program the relationship between the aging population of the United States and the growing demand for geriatric social workers-and how that need can be met through graduate-level social work training developing a field training rotation model a doctoral fellowship program and its dissertation support, mentorship, and leadership development The third section of Advancing Gerontological Social Work Education features: an empirical study exploring the potential for a limited curriculum module to enhance MSW and BSW students' gerontological practice-related knowledge, attitudes, and interest an overview of the history and rationale of service learning in elder care a description of the varied service learning in elder care programs an experiential exercise that was used successfully to assist graduate students in integrating and applying their knowledge about geriatric assessment the results of interviews with MSW students about the appropriateness of their preparation for medical social work with an aged population conducted at the beginning, midpoint, and end of their field placements a report on incorporating intergenerational service learning into an undergraduate introductory gerontology course the use of the "family study," which exposes teams of students for 20 weeks to a family that includes an older adult

Human Targets - Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth (Paperback): Victor M. Rios Human Targets - Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth (Paperback)
Victor M. Rios; Foreword by James Diego Vigil
R380 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At fifteen, Victor Rios found himself a human target flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job would alter the course of his whole life putting him on the road to college and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work studying the lives of African American and Latino youth. In Human Targets, Rios takes us to the streets of California, where we encounter young men who find themselves in much the same situation as fifteen-year-old Victor. We follow young gang members into schools, homes, community organizations, and detention facilities, watch them interact with police, grow up to become fathers, get jobs, get rap sheets and in some cases get killed. What is it that sets apart young people like Rios who succeed and survive from the ones who don't? Rios makes a powerful case that the traditional good kid/bad kid, street kid/decent kid dichotomy is much too simplistic, arguing instead that authorities and institutions help create these identities and that they can play an instrumental role in providing young people with the resources for shifting between roles. In Rios's account, to be a poor Latino youth is to be a human target victimized and considered an enemy by others, viewed as a threat to law enforcement and schools, and treated with stigma, disrepute, and punishment. That has to change. This is not another sensationalistic account of gang bangers. Instead, the book is a powerful look at how authority figures succeed and fail at seeing the multi-faceted identities of at-risk youths, youths who succeed and fail at demonstrating to the system that they are ready to change their lives. In our post-Ferguson era, Human Targets is essential reading.

Better Must Come - Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities (Paperback): Matthew D. Marr Better Must Come - Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities (Paperback)
Matthew D. Marr
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Better Must Come, Matthew D. Marr reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Marr, who has conducted fieldwork in U.S. and Japanese cities for over two decades, followed the experiences of thirty-four people as they made use of transitional housing services and after they left such programs. This comparative ethnography is groundbreaking in two ways-it is the first book to directly focus on exits from homelessness in American or Japanese cities, and it is the first targeted comparison of homelessness in two global cities.Marr argues that homelessness should be understood primarily as a socially generated, traumatic, and stigmatizing predicament, rather than as a stable condition, identity, or culture. He pushes for movement away from the study of "homeless people" and "homeless culture" toward an understanding of homelessness as a condition that can be transcended at individual and societal levels. Better Must Come prescribes policy changes to end homelessness that include expanding subsidized housing to persons without disabilities and experiencing homelessness chronically, as well as taking broader measures to address vulnerabilities produced by labor markets, housing markets, and the rapid deterioration of social safety nets that often results from neoliberal globalization.

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Paperback, Abridged edition): Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Paperback, Abridged edition)
Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson
R679 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R97 (14%) 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.

Cortical Visual Impairment - Advanced Principles (Paperback): Christine Roman-Lantzy Cortical Visual Impairment - Advanced Principles (Paperback)
Christine Roman-Lantzy
R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Understanding social security - Issues for policy and practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury Understanding social security - Issues for policy and practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury
R686 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With contributions from leading academics in the field this book critically examines the design, entitlement, delivery and impact of current welfare provision. The first half of the book examines social security across the lifecycle from Child Benefit to retirement pensions. The second half focuses on key issues in policy and practice including new topics such as the realities of life on benefits in an era of austerity, and the pros and cons of Universal Basic Income.

Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? - How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life (Hardcover): Thomas Geoghegan Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? - How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life (Hardcover)
Thomas Geoghegan
R500 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R104 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The acclaimed labor lawyer and prizewinning author Thomas Geoghegan asks: where are we better off--America or Europe? In an idiosyncratic, entertaining travelogue that plays on public policy, Geoghegan asks what our lives would be like if we lived them as Europeans. Sneaking out of his workaholic American life, he takes five trips where he tries to understand so-called European socialism firsthand. Though he first tries France (which has become a rhetorical stand-in for the continent as a whole in many Americans' minds), he eventually ventures into Germany to see what some call the "boring" Europe. There he finds the true "other"--an economic model with more bottom-up worker control than that of any other country in the world--and argues that, while we have to take Germany's problems seriously, we also have to look seriously at how much it has achieved. Social democracy may let us live nicer lives; it also may be the only way to be globally competitive. This wry, timely book helps us understand why the European model, contrary to popular neoliberal wisdom, may thrive well into the twenty-first century without compromising its citizens' ease of living--and be the best example for the United States to follow.
Germany is more generous than the U.S.:
The average number of paid vacation days in the U.S. is 13, versus Germany's 35
New mothers in the U.S. get three months of unpaid job-protected leave and only if they work for a company of 50 or more employees, while Germany mandates four months' paid leave and will pay parents 67% of their salary to stay home for up to 14 months to care for a newborn.
U.S. life expectancy is 50th in the world, compared to Germany's 32nd.

Children and Young People `Looked After'? - Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales (Paperback):... Children and Young People `Looked After'? - Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales (Paperback)
Dawn Mannay, Louise Roberts, Alyson Rees
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Despite a proliferation of legislative action in response to differential outcomes, the relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains a pressing issue of widespread international concern. In Wales, a significant body of work has been produced on and with care-experienced children and young people. This edited collection attempts to highlight these valuable insights in a single volume, with contributions from well-established and early career scholars working in different traditions - including education, psychology, policy studies, sociology and social work - to provide a unique opportunity for reflection across disciplinary boundaries and shed new light on common problems and opportunities stimulated by research in the field of social care. The volume introduces a range of contexts and sites - including the home, the school, alternative educational institutions, contact centres, and the natural environment - and reflexively explores changes and continuities within the political and geographical landscape that constitutes Wales. Each chapter introduces insights, reflections and recommendations about the care system and its impacts, which will be useful for readers across geographical contexts who are concerned with improving the lives of children, young people and wider family networks.

The 36-Hour Day - A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (Hardcover,... The 36-Hour Day - A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (Hardcover, sixth edition)
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
R926 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R141 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on * devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia* strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms* changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws* palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship* dementia due to traumatic brain injury* choosing a residential care facility* support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

Environmental Politics Casebook - Genetically Modified Foods (Paperback): Norman Miller Environmental Politics Casebook - Genetically Modified Foods (Paperback)
Norman Miller
R1,087 Discovery Miles 10 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Environmental Politics Casebook: Genetically Modified Foods includes testimony, journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, and interest group communications such as press releases and on-line briefs, as well as other studies and reports that constitute the principal elements of the public debate on the genetic modification of food. A companion to Environmental Politics: Interest Groups, the Media, and the Making of Policy, it provides the substantive, detailed, case-in-point application for practices and principles previously discussed only in theory, keeping the basic text compact and current.

Council Housing and Culture - The History of a Social Experiment (Paperback, New Ed): Alison Ravetz Council Housing and Culture - The History of a Social Experiment (Paperback, New Ed)
Alison Ravetz
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Born of idealism, and once an icon of the Labour movement and pillar of the Welfare State, council housing is now nearing its end. But do its many failings outweigh its positive contributions to public health and wellbeing?
Alison Ravetz here provides the first comprehensive and apolitical history from which to arrive at a balanced judgement. Drawing on the widest possible evidence, from tenant and government records to the built environment itself, she tells the story of British council housing, from its seeds in Victorian reactions to 'the Poor', in philanthropy and model villages, Christian and other varieties of socialism. Her depiction of council housing in its mature years shows the often bizarre persistence of 'utopian' attitudes (whether in architectural design or management styles); its rise to a monopoly position in working-class family housing; the many compromises consequent on its state finance and local authority control; and the impact on working-class lives as an intellectuals' 'utopian dream' was converted into a social policy for the masses.

Deadline - Populism and the Press in Venezuela (Hardcover): Robert Samet Deadline - Populism and the Press in Venezuela (Hardcover)
Robert Samet
R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since 2006, Venezuela has had the highest homicide rate in South America and one of the highest levels of gun violence in the world. Former president Hugo Ch vez, who died in 2013, downplayed the extent of violent crime and emphasized rehabilitation. His successor, President Nicol s Maduro, has taken the opposite approach, declaring an all-out war on crime instead. What accounts for this drastic shift toward more punitive measures? In Deadline, anthropologist Robert Samet answers this question by focusing on the relationship between populism, the press, and what he calls "the will to security." Drawing on nearly a decade of ethnographic research alongside journalists on the Caracas crime beat, he shows how media shaped the politics of security from the ground up. Paradoxically, Venezuela's punitive turn was not the product of dictatorship, but rather an outgrowth of practices and institutions normally associated with democracy. Samet reckons with this seeming contradiction by exploring the circulation of extra-legal denuncias ("accusations") by crime journalists, editors, sources, and audiences. Denuncias are public shamings, which, instead of targeting individuals, channel popular anger against the perceived failures of ruling governments. A well-timed denuncia has the power to topple regimes and create the conditions of possibility for revolution. Deadline is a carefully woven story about the relationship between the press, popular outrage, and the politics of security in the twenty-first century.

Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students (Paperback, New): Juliette Oko, Jim Reid Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students (Paperback, New)
Juliette Oko, Jim Reid
R538 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R37 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.

Children in Society - Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice (Paperback): Pam Foley, Jeremy Roche, Stan Tucker Children in Society - Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice (Paperback)
Pam Foley, Jeremy Roche, Stan Tucker
R792 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reader provides a critical and comprehensive account of the theoretical and practical issues raised in working with children and families. It draws on debates from a range of disciplines to shed light on different perspectives, forms of practice and dimensions of policy. Its strong applied focus allows it to address a rich variety of issues of concern to professionals working with children in a range of settings. The contributing authors consist of leading academics in the field as well as those with first-hand knowledge and experience; all write in a clear and engaging style.

Elderly Care in India - Societal and State Responses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Irudaya Rajan, Gayathri Balagopal Elderly Care in India - Societal and State Responses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Irudaya Rajan, Gayathri Balagopal
R2,326 R2,100 Discovery Miles 21 000 Save R226 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume highlights a range of issues underpinning elder care in India, with particular focus on the challenges that India faces in caring for the elderly. In addition to the very limited state support and near total dependence on the family for long-term social care and economic support, the changing dynamics between generations in the family structure and privatization of health care in general create new challenges that need to be addressed. Although care plays a significant role in the well-being of the elderly, there is not much research available from India. This volume draws on field-based evidence and the legal framework in India to understand the ways in which care is organized for the elderly and to locate the main sources of care provision. The book addresses key themes such as shrinking of traditional support base of the elderly, trajectory of old age homes in India and care arrangements for the elderly within the community. Written by academics and practitioners in the field of gerontology, this book is an informative resource for demographers, gerontologists, social scientists studying aging, and human rights and legal experts working with the aged.

Psychotherapy with Young People in Care - Lost and Found (Paperback): Margaret Hunter Psychotherapy with Young People in Care - Lost and Found (Paperback)
Margaret Hunter
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Whilst there is a wealth of literature on working with children and adolescents, very little focuses on those who are in residential or foster care. Psychotherapy with Young People in Care is a practical guide to working with this group from a psychoanalytic therapeutic perspective.
Drawing on the author's years of experience and illustrated with a wealth of clinical examples, as well as a comprehensive glossary, the book tackles those issues most relevant to those working with children and adolescents:
* the place of psychotherapy in residential/foster care
* ethical considerations: confidentiality and sexual abuse
* particular problems faced by young people: ADHD; trauma; PTSD.
This refreshing and valuable book is an essential teaching text for all those who work with young people in the care system, including child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers.

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Nordic Welfare States in the European Context (Paperback): Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Mikko Kautto, Jon Kvist, Hannu... Nordic Welfare States in the European Context (Paperback)
Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Mikko Kautto, Jon Kvist, Hannu Uusitalo
R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This important sequel to Nordic Social Policy (Routledge 1999) compares welfare state development over the last twenty years in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with that of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries. Topics covered include:
* income distribution, health inequalities and gender equality
* gender policies, health and social care services and policy reaction to family changes
* social security and employment policies
* financing of welfare states.
In the context of globalisation, ageing populations, changing employment patterns and rising inequalities, Nordic Welfare States in the European Context offers an empirical analysis of welfare adaptations and a lively discussion of the historical development of European social policy. It finds a greater ambiguity regarding variation and trends than is commonly suggested. Contrary to expectation, there is little evidence of the Europeanisation of Nordic welfare states, rather the reverse. The comparable and empirical data used in this study make it a unique contribution to understanding current trends in European social policy.

A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care (Hardcover): Carol Munn-Giddings, Richard Winter A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care (Hardcover)
Carol Munn-Giddings, Richard Winter
R2,413 Discovery Miles 24 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features
* an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it
*lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work
* a step-by-step study guide.
The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research.
This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis

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Nordic Welfare States in the European Context (Hardcover): Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Mikko Kautto, Jon Kvist, Hannu... Nordic Welfare States in the European Context (Hardcover)
Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Mikko Kautto, Jon Kvist, Hannu Uusitalo
R2,761 R2,621 Discovery Miles 26 210 Save R140 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This important sequel to Nordic Social Policy (Routledge 1999) compares welfare state development over the last twenty years in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with that of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries. Topics covered include:
* income distribution, health inequalities and gender equality
* gender policies, health and social care services and policy reaction to family changes
* social security and employment policies
* financing of welfare states.
In the context of globalisation, ageing populations, changing employment patterns and rising inequalities, Nordic Welfare States in the European Context offers an empirical analysis of welfare adaptations and a lively discussion of the historical development of European social policy. It finds a greater ambiguity regarding variation and trends than is commonly suggested. Contrary to expectation, there is little evidence of the Europeanisation of Nordic welfare states, rather the reverse. The comparable and empirical data used in this study make it a unique contribution to understanding current trends in European social policy.

Birth By Design - Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe (Hardcover): Raymond De Vries, Cecilia M.... Birth By Design - Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe (Hardcover)
Raymond De Vries, Cecilia M. Benoit, Hilary Marland, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Sirpa Wrede
R2,663 R2,529 Discovery Miles 25 290 Save R134 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection brings together the leading research in maternity care from the United States, Canada and Europe to discuss systems of care for pregnancy and childbirth. The essays focus on the practical side of "good" social science and "feminist-friendly" research. The text not only looks at maternity, but also the act of childbirth, with the goal of providing not just comparative perspectives of care, but also to integrate the differences in care within each essay for a truly international understanding of maternity care.

The House in Southeast Asia - A Changing Social, Economic and Political Domain (Hardcover): Signe Howell, Stephen Sparkes The House in Southeast Asia - A Changing Social, Economic and Political Domain (Hardcover)
Signe Howell, Stephen Sparkes
R2,311 Discovery Miles 23 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Explores the concept of 'house' in the context of Levi-Strauss' idea of the house as a link between kinship-based societies and class societies, developing this further into an examination of a conjuncture of architecture, people and symbolism.

Sustainable Housing - Principles and Practice (Paperback): Brian Edwards, David Turrent Sustainable Housing - Principles and Practice (Paperback)
Brian Edwards, David Turrent; Introduction by Hilary Armstrong
R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


'The book should serve as a useful primer for housing development in the era after the eagerly awaited urban white paper.' Building

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