Relating Experience

Stories from Health and Social Care

Author: Caroline Malone,Department of Prehistory and Early Europe Caroline Malone,Liz Forbat,Martin Robb,Janet Seden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113435830X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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This reader provides a diverse selection of accounts of interpersonal communication and relationships in the context of health and social care. Most of the contributions are personal narratives by people using or working in care services; the majority are contemporary and many have been written especially for this anthology. The book also includes other kinds of accounts, including attempts to encapsulate in fictional, poetic and visual form something of the nature of encounters in the context of care. There are sections on changing relationships, the way things happen, the physical context of care, difficult encounters, and working together, as well as cross-cutting themes such as power and diversity. Relating Experience is an essential resource for students of social work, nursing, health and social policy, and for all involved in health and social care services, whether as professionals, carers or service users.

The Changing Nature of Marriage and Family: An Anthology on Relationships

Author: Frankie Rabon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516523399

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Developed to enrich students' understanding of contemporary family structures, the anthology The Changing Nature of Marriage and Family: An Anthology on Relationships features carefully curated readings that address evolving marital styles and the effects they have on family relationships. The reading selections are organized into four parts. The first focuses on family planning and children including population size, mate selection, and the impact of affairs on children within the family. In the second part the readings explore the meaning of marriage, interracial marriages, and stereotypes about low-income marriages. Part 3 is devoted to historical views of marriage, comparisons of marriage, cohabitation and single lifestyles, and communication within families. The final part of the anthology addresses social and cultural issues such as the role of religious beliefs in families across generations, sexualized imagery in pop culture, and parental reactions to adolescent sexuality. Each article is framed by an original introduction to establish context and thoughtful questions for use in class or as writing prompts. Relatable and supportive in tone, The Changing Nature of Marriage and Family is suitable for courses in psychology, health services, education, sociology, social work, and family and consumer sciences. Frankie Rabon, who holds a Ph.D. in vocational and technical education with a specialization in family and consumer sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a family life educator and an associate professor at Grambling State University in Louisiana. Dr. Rabon has over twenty years of experience working in family and consumer sciences and is recognized for her writings and presentations on topics related to family and consumer sciences. An approved third-level trainer in the Louisiana Pathways Child Care Career Development System, she provides expert guidance as it relates to young children from birth to eight years old in relation to their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development, and relationships with families.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices

Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT,Thomas Attig, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171427

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom

Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

Author: Sharon G. Mijares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317787994

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

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Harness the psychospiritual healing potential of prayer, meditation, breathing, and more! This thoughtful anthology illuminates ancient ways of psychospiritual healing. Research has shown the healing potential of prayer, meditation, controlled breathing, and other timeless spiritual disciplines. This extraordinary book brings together experts who explore these concepts from the perspectives of Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, the Goddess tradition, Judaism, Native American spirituality, Taoism, and Hinduism/Yoga. In Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions, you’ll discover ancient techniques used by teachers, guides, and practitioners through the ages to facilitate psychological healing. Each chapter of this unique book presents a unique and distinctive view of psychospiritual practice and demonstrates its healing applications. With it, you will explore: the Buddhist concept of Brilliant Sanity and how to help clients reconnect to it through several specific practices ways of accessing the healing power of Christ as employed by various denominations a remarkable collection of metaphors in the Goddess tradition to help in the healing process for battered and abused women Kabbalistic (Jewish mystical) paths to healing Native American healing rituals and tales Sufi stories, poetry, and practices--dance, sound, breathing, turning, walking meditation, and remembrance--that encourage the healing process health and healing resources from the Taoist tradition, including wu-wei (effortless effort), acupuncture, diet and nutrition, and meditation Hindu yoga techniques that employ physical postures, mantric sound, and breath control and much more! Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom is a book that offers important help to the layperson, psychologist, pastoral caregiver, and professor. It will help religious leaders understand more about the practices of other faiths. It is in harmony with the movement of our post-modern world toward multicultural perspectives, offering a large, varied, and meaningful view of the world.

The Idea of Design

Author: Victor Margolin,Richard Buchanan,Richard H. Buchanan,Professor of Design Management & Information Systems George Richard Buchanan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631662

Category: Art

Page: 285

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An anthology of essays addressing the nature and practice of contemporary product and graphic design, selected from volumes four through nine of the international journal Design Issues. Themes include reflection on the nature of design, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. Includes b & w photos and illustrations. c. Book News Inc.

An Anthology of Psychiatric Ethics

Author: Stephen A. Green,Sidney Bloch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198564874

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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This title includes the following features: Presents a comprehensive discussion of the central issues of psychiatric ethics, defining and exploring each of these issues ; Contains essential readings for each of these central issues, providing in one volume readings that would otherwise be difficult to obtain ; Includes introductory essays that provide a comprehensive overview of each issue, efficiently and effectively organizing the reader's approach to the selected readings ; Draws on the success of the well-known and respected 'Psychiatric Ethics'

Managing the Publishing Process

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Bruce W. Speck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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Cites and annotates more than 1,200 books and articles on how to manage the publishing process.

African American communication & identities

essential readings

Author: Ronald L. Jackson

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761928454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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Boldly contending that culture can and should be a central organizing principle in studies pertaining to human interaction, African American Communication and Identities: Essential Readings is the first anthology to examine a wide range of communication studies specific to African American communicative experiences, including linguistic, rhetorical, and relational styles. In this compelling anthology, editor Ronald L. Jackson II explores constitutive aspects of African American communication behaviors as they relate to how African Americans define themselves culturally. Readers benefit from a plethora of research on African Americans related to almost every area of communication inquiry, including theory and identity; language, performance, and rhetoric; interpersonal relationships; gendered contexts; organizational and instructional contexts; and mass mediated contexts. Creating a space for African American-centered research and broadening the scope of the Communication discipline, this volume includes "Must-read" classic and contemporary studies of African American communication, illuminating the history and development of research and writing in this often overlooked area; Explorations of several conceptual innovations that add to the body of communication literature, such as Afrocentricity, Complicity Theory, Cultural Contracts Theory, and Black Masculine Identity Theory; Section-opening introductions situate readings for students and end-of-chapter discussion questions provoke discussion and critical thought; Insightful analyses of the relational dimensions of African Americans and provocative conceptions of African American gendered identities. Endowing the field with an intellectual legacy of issues, challenges, needs, and paradigms , African American Communication and Identities is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in Communication Studies and African American Studies courses. This volume is also an excellent reader for advanced courses in intercultural communication, cross-cultural communication, race relations, and interethnic communication.

To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XVI

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs,David C. Colby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119000807

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S.health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert WoodJohnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressinghealth and health care issues facing the country. This volumecovers some of the most important topics in public health,preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find anin-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interestedmembers of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy forthe coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, thisongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latestdevelopments and advances taking place in the field of health,bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we stillneed to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhoodobesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients andproviders Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been thenation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Tofurther its mission of improving the health and health care of allAmericans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, developideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people todevote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. ToImprove Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomesand progress, for a complete overview of the American health caresystem.