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

The Idea of Design

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

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631662

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 362

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

View: 647

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'

African American communication & identities

essential readings

Author: Ronald L. Jackson

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761928454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 4495

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.

Facebook and Philosophy

What's on Your Mind?

Author: D. E. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

View: 3798

Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is the most extensive and systematic attempt to understand Facebook yet. And with plenty of new perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0 along the way, this fun, thought-provoking book is a serious and significant contribution for anyone working with social media, whether in academia, journalism, public relations, activism, or business. Exploring far-reaching questions — Can our interactions on Facebook help us care about each other more? Does Facebook signal the death of privacy, or (perhaps worse yet) the death of our desire for privacy? — Facebook and Philosophy is vital reading for anyone involved in social networks today.

Managing the Publishing Process

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Bruce W. Speck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 2476

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

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

View: 8440

The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S. health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressing health and health care issues facing the country. This volume covers some of the most important topics in public health, preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find an in-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interested members of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy for the coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, this ongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latest developments and advances taking place in the field of health, bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we still need to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhood obesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients and providers Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. To Improve Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomes and progress, for a complete overview of the American health care system.