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  • Care Aesthetics: For artful care and careful art

    What if the work of a nurse, physio, or homecare worker was designated an art, so that the qualities of the experiences they create became understood as aesthetic qualities? What if the interactions created by artists, directors, dancers, or workshop facilitators were understood as works of care? Care Aesthetics is the first full-length book to explore these questions and examine the work of carer artists and artist carers to make the case for the importance of valuing and supporting aesthetically caring relations across multiple aspects of our lives.

    Theoretically and practically, the book outlines the implications of care aesthetics for the socially engaged arts field and health and social care, and for acts of aesthetic care in the everyday. Part 1 of the book outlines the approaches to aesthetics and to care theory that are necessary to make and defend the concept of care aesthetics. Part 2 then tests this through practice, examining socially engaged arts and health and social care through its lens. It makes the case for careful art exploring the implications of care aesthetics for participatory or applied arts. Then it argues for artful care and how an aesthetic orientation to care practices might challenge some of the inadequacies of contemporary care.

    This is a vital, paradigm-shifting book for anyone engaged with socially engaged arts or social and health care practices on an academic or professional level.

  • Ten Minutes for the Family: Systemic Interventions in Primary Care

    The provision of suitable mental health care is one of the major tasks facing general practitioners and their teams. Family-oriented primary care has moved from doctor-controlled to patient-centred consultations, with a greater emphasis on collaboration. The systemic framework uniquely lends itself to this shift in emphasis, as it views the delivery of care in social rather than merely medical terms. There is now a strong evidence base for the efficacy of systemic approaches in managing many different types of mental health and relationship issues.

    This text is a practical guide for health professionals working in primary care who wish to improve their management of problem patients, problem families and problem situations. Step-by-step, it introduces both the theory and the practice of the family approach – from interviewing individual patients in routine consultations to conducting specific family crisis meetings. It includes many concrete suggestions for using simple family therapy techniques and encourages the clinician to think about cases constructively. Case histories and patient stories are used extensively to illustrate the techniques as well as boxed information to highlight key points.

    £35.99
  • First Aid Fast for Babies and Children: Emergency Procedures for all Parents and Carers

    Do you know what to do if your baby or child falls and cuts their arm? Are you confident to identify when an illness is serious?

    First Aid Fast for Babies and Children is a step-by-step guide that helps you treat babies and children for more than 100 conditions and injuries. This book guides you through essential initial care that can prove tremendously important to preserve life and improve the recovery process. The detailed guidelines are accompanied by step-by-step images for clear, easy-to-follow instructions.

    From first aid for cuts and bruises to treating a child who is unresponsive, this book covers all emergency situations that you may face. Clear symbols highlight key areas and draw your attention to areas of concern. The cross-reference boxes on a page take you to associated information regarding the injuries.

    This clear and informative guide is ideal for parents, teachers, and primary caregivers to help deal with emergencies. Look after your little people – keep First Aid Fast for Babies and Children handy.

  • Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing (Transforming Nursing Practice Series)

    This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process, enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. It presents the different stages of the assessment process, taking a holistic and person centred approach throughout. It encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.

    For this new edition, all chapters have been mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards, which means this is the most up-to-date resource on patient assessment. It introduces clinical decision-making within assessment and supports students in their study with detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory. There are also activities in the book to help build critical thinking, independent learning and other transferable graduate skills

  • The Dementia Care Training Library: Module 5 – Eating and Drinking Well

    The Dementia Care Training Library is a unique suite of modular, person-centred, dementia-specific content designed to equip health and social care services professionals to deliver training. All materials take an experiential approach, providing a balance of information and action learning activities that enable trainees to reflect on and apply new knowledge in real time as a team, and to ultimately make changes to everyday practice in the care environment.

    Module 5: Eating and Drinking Well looks at why maintaining good physical, mental and oral health through food, drink and healthy living activities should be part of every person-centred support package. It is structured in four Sessions (The person-centred approach to eating and drinking well; An activity-based approach to eating and drinking well; Supporting the person with dementia to eat and drink well; Involving others in enabling people with dementia to eat and drink well), allowing the training to be broken into manageable chunks according to the time available and the needs of learners. Each Session takes 3-4 hours to complete and is supported by a PowerPoint slide deck. The Module also includes 17 worksheets for distribution to participants. The slides, worksheets and further resources are available for customers to download from a supporting website.

    All Dementia Care Training Library. Modules are supplied as looseleaf pages, complete with divider, ready for insertion into the series master binder (available separately as part of the Dementia Care Training Library Starter Pack).

  • Surviving The Hospital: An Empowerment Guide for Intensive Care Patients and Families

    After waking up one November morning to find her mother in severe respiratory distress, Ciara managed to get her the medical attention she needed before the worst happened.

    However, what initially looked like a single cataclysmic medical event turned into an eight-month hospital admission, where Ciara’s mother endured a series of life-threatening medical occurrences within the hospital’s intensive care unit.

    Subsequently, her mother was put onto a breathing ventilator for three months and received full life support due to organ failure.

    As Ciara fumbled through the first few months of her mother’s hospitalisation, she discovered there was no space within the medical community (or anywhere else) for the grief and trauma she endured, a result of her mother’s life-limiting illnesses and mechanical ventilation.

    During which time, Ciara discovered realities about the medical industry that were just as devastating as the illnesses that assaulted her mother’s body, the physician’s incapacity to acknowledge mortal suffering, a by-product of their medical training.

    Surviving The Hospital is a passionate account of her phenomenal journey from daughter to caregiver and how it feels to be at the frontline of critical care as a non-physician.

    The disclosures within the book offer practical tips and suggestions for intensive care patients and families and how people can navigate their interactions with physicians and their emotional well being during what is likely to be the worst time of their lives.

    Stunningly personal yet applicable for all, the book is a courageous guideline for anyone traversing the pitfalls of critical illness and an alert for physicians to view patients as human beings first and foremost and not a disease.

  • Who Cares?: One Family’s Shocking Story of Care in Today’s NHS

    Around 34,000 people die unnecessarily in NHS hospitals every year – victims of mistakes, bad hygiene and poor care. Amanda Steane’s WHO CARES? is just one of these horror stories. Her husband Paul went into hospital for minor surgery. After repeated mistakes and neglect by inexperienced doctors and over-worked nurses in filthy wards, Paul emerged a helpless invalid. Unable to walk, talk or breathe properly, Paul took his own life. The NHS tried to avoid responsibility by claiming that key parts of Paul’s medical records were lost. But a nurse, outraged at how Pauld was treated, sent Amanda copies of the supposedly lost medical records.
  • The Courage to Care: Nurses, Families and Hope

    ‘An inspiring book for our challenging times’ Olivia Coleman

    Nurses have never been more important.

    We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all.

    In The Courage to Care bestselling author Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses’ work:

    – A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression
    – A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team; his school nurse visits and he drops the bravado
    – A pregnant woman loses frightening amounts of blood following a car accident; it is a military nurse who synchronises the emergency department into immaculate order and focus.

    Christie makes a further discovery: that, time and again, it is patients and their families – including her own – who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other’s suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.

    ‘Let’s be thankful for wonderful nurses – and writers – like Christie Watson’ Jacqueline Wilson

    ‘Christie Watson writes with the fullness of her heart to give us insight into the world of patients and nursing, inspiring us to recognise it is how we treat people, how we speak and respond to them, as well as what we do, that heals’ Julia Samuel

  • Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

    Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families.

    Drawing from extensive personal experiences of working in paediatric palliative care, the author provides guidance on issues including symptom management and pain relief; cultural, religious and spiritual aspects of care; and the role of education for life-limited children. Addressing the importance of individual needs, the book looks at emotional, social and cognitive support at different stages of the illness, how parents and professionals can respond to children’s own questions about death, and the impact of life-limiting illness on the whole family – including grandparents and siblings. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral.

    This book is a practical and invaluable tool for nurses, paediatricians, hospice care staff, bereavement counsellors and all those caring for life-limited children.

    £21.44
  • Disability, Care and Family Law

    This book explores the series of issues that emerge at the intersection of disability, care and family law.

    Disability studies is an area of increasing academic interest. In addition to a subject in its own right, there has been growing concern to ensure that mainstream subjects diversify and include marginalised voices, including those of disabled people. Family law in modern times is often based on an “able-bodied autonomous norm” but can fit less well with the complexities of living with disability. In response, this book addresses a range of important and highly topical issues: whether care proceedings are used too often in cases where parents have disabilities; how the law should respond to children who care for disabled parents – and the care of older family members with disabilities. It also considers the challenges posed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly around the different institutional and state responsibilities captured in the Convention, and around decision-making for both disabled adults and children.

    This interdisciplinary collection – with contributors from law, criminology, sociology and social policy as well as from policy and activist backgrounds – will appeal to academic family lawyers and disability scholars as well as students interested in issues around family law, disability and care.

  • BTEC First in Health and Social Care Student Book (BTEC First Health & Social Care)

    Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Health and Social Care specification*.

    • Covers all four mandatory units and eleven of the optional units.
    • Units are presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners.
    • Covers of all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to ensure that learners are fully prepared for this course.
    • Activities in each unit provide support and clear direction for learners and can be used in the classroom or for independent work.
    • New Assessment Zone guides learners through the challenges of both internal and external assessment for BTEC.
    • Practice assignments and assessment guidance will help learners to achieve their potential in internally assessed units.

    * From 2012, Pearson’s BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.

    £28.37£30.39
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Nonclinical Topics

    Let’s face it, nurse practitioner school is difficult, but studying for your certification exam doesn’t have to be. Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Nonclinical Topics is designed for students and nurse practitioners alike who want to broaden their knowledge in a quick, easy and time-efficient manner.

    Covering nonclinical topics commonly covered in nurse practitioner school, this book includes an easy-to-read summary of nonclinical topics and practice questions with detailed rationales covering even more!

    Topics covered in Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Nonclinical Topics:

    • Legal & Ethical issues
    • Nurse Practitioner practice
    • Research
    • Prescribing
    •…and much, much more!

    Practice questions are written in multiple choice and select all that apply formats included to help test and expand your knowledge. This book is perfect for the student nurse practitioner who needs another reference for school exams or clinicals, newly graduated students who are studying for their board exam and practicing nurse practitioners who want to enhance their knowledge in nonclinical topics.

    Written by Nachole Johnson, FNP-BC, a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner, you can be assured Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Nonclinical Topics includes clinically relevant criteria with up-to-date information from the latest guidelines. Ideal as a study aide for the ANCC certification exam.

    £5.74
  • Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Health Promotion

    Let’s face it, nurse practitioner school is difficult, but studying for your certification exam doesn’t have to be.

    Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Health Promotion is designed for students and nurse practitioners alike who want to broaden their knowledge in a quick, easy and time-efficient manner. Covering health promotion topics commonly seen in primary care settings, this book includes an easy-to-read summary of health promotion topics and practice questions with detailed rationales covering even more!

    Topics covered in Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Health Promotion

    •Prevention levels
    •Tobacco Use
    •Obesity
    •Immunizations
    •USPSTF recommendations
    •And much, much, more!

    There are 50 practice questions written in multiple choice, select all that apply, and fill-in-the-blank formats included to help test and expand your knowledge! This book is perfect for the student nurse practitioner who needs another reference for school exams or clinicals, newly graduated students who are studying for their board exam, and practicing nurse practitioners who want to enhance their clinical practice in health promotion.

    Written by Nachole Johnson, FNP-BC, a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner, you can be assured Adult-Gero Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review: Health Promotion includes clinically relevant criteria with up-to-date information from the latest health promotion guidelines. Ideal as a study aide for either the AANP or ANCC certification exam.

    £5.99
  • Involving Families in Care Homes: A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care: 10 (University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides)

    Families often wrestle with the decision to move a person with dementia into a care home. The decision can be highly charged and emotional, involving feelings of loss, sadness and guilt. Moreover, developing a good relationship between the family and the care home is not an easy matter. In this accessible guide the authors take person-centred dementia care a step forward by outlining ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer practical advice and good practice guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home, as well as highlighting the value of this involvement. The book is written in an easy-to-read style and incorporates useful features such as checklists for reviewing current practices and summaries of key points for each chapter. An invaluable resource for care home managers and staff, this book will also be helpful for families of people with dementia, as well as for students and researchers interested in dementia care practice.
  • Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

    From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all the fundamental elements of acute and critical care nursing.

    Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills for patient assessment and problem identification, as well as how to plan, implement and evaluate care management strategies.  It also explores clinical decision-making processes and their impact on care delivery, as well as key psychosocial issues, pain management, and safe transfer.  All information is presented in a clear, double-page spread with key information accompanied by tables, illustrations, photographs and diagrams.

    Key features:

    • Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout
    • An accessible, evidence-based, introduction to a complex topic
    • Presents information structured according to the Resuscitation Council’s systematic ABCDE framework for ease of understanding
    • Accompanied by patient case studies to help apply theory to practice

    Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students, healthcare assistants, and registered nurses working within the acute and critical care setting.

  • Urgent and Out-of-Hours Primary Care: a practical guide for clinicians

    Urgent and Out-of-Hours Primary Care provides practical guidance on the diagnosis and management of the acute medical conditions seen most commonly in an out-of-hours setting.

    • Covers over 200 acute medical conditions commonly encountered when working in an urgent and primary care setting
    • Colour photographs provide the reader with further important information on assessing patients presenting with acute medical conditions
    • Key ‘red flag’ features are highlighted in boxes
    • The latest guidance and prescribing information is provided
    • Uses a consistent approach: each condition features discussions of presentation, assessment and management
    • Offers practical guidance on how to use telephone triage, video consultations and home visits effectively
    • Assumes access to basic diagnostic aids only
    • Provides differential diagnoses by symptom
    • Indicates when to refer to hospital and when to order an emergency ambulance

    This book is aimed at GPs, GP trainees, doctors, medical students, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in providing urgent and out-of-hours primary care to patients.

    Contents

    Index of conditions; Index of conditions by symptom; Preface; Abbreviations

    Chapter 1: Medico-legal aspects of providing out-of-hours medical care
    Chapter 2: Telephone consultations and telephone triage
    Chapter 3: Video consultations
    Chapter 4: Home visits
    Chapter 5: Head injuries
    Chapter 6: Acute injuries, bites and wounds
    Chapter 7: Cardiovascular
    Chapter 8: Respiratory
    Chapter 9: Neurology
    Chapter 10: Endocrinology
    Chapter 11: Gastroenterology
    Chapter 12: Ophthalmology
    Chapter 13: Mental health
    Chapter 14: Poisoning, overdose and foreign body ingestion
    Chapter 15: ENT
    Chapter 16: Musculoskeletal
    Chapter 17: Women’s health
    Chapter 18: Men’s health
    Chapter 19: Paediatrics
    Chapter 20: Cancer/palliative care
    Chapter 21: Safeguarding and non-accidental injury
    Chapter 22: Basic life support
    Chapter 23: Confirmation of life extinct

    Glossary

  • Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs: The Experiences of Children, Families and Care Staff

    Aimed at students and practitioners involved in supporting such children, and designed to give them an insight into what it means to raise a child with such multiple needs.’

    – Current Awareness Service

    ‘This book draws on the experiences of a number of families to provide a valuable and deeply moving insight into what it means to raise a child with complex needs. It highlights both the joys and the challenges that families face. In doing so it raises important issues about how services in the UK are currently responding to children with complex needs and their families as well as pervasive disablist attitudes within society. This book will provide students and practitioners from a range of disciplines with a valuable window into families’ lives and challenge them to reflect on how they are supporting them.’

    – Sue Kirk, University of Manchester, UK.

    Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs.

    The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition. The book includes case studies to illustrate the experiences of children, parents, siblings and extended families, as well as professionals in health and social care. These personal accounts discuss both the challenges and the rewards associated with looking after a child with complex needs. The author also provides an overview of the support which is available in healthcare and education systems and makes recommendations for the future.

    Anyone who is responsible for supporting children with complex and continuing health needs will benefit from reading this book.

  • A Guide to Neonatal Care: Handbook For Health Professionals

    A key text for all those involved in the care of neonates, including nurses, midwives and nursing students, providing a single source of valuable, accessible and fully up-to-date information about neonatal care. 

    This book will better equip those working in the neonatal field with the knowledge and skills they need to care for neonates in their first year of life. Integrated learning tools, including algorithms, flow charts, summary tables, bulleted checklists and reflective questions, encourage critical thinking and aid understanding. These are accompanied by clear supporting text in line with relevant and recent evidence and research. Other helpful features include Stop and Think boxes and alerts for Standard Precautions and Local Variations 

    Neonatal care is a speciality that often requires health professionals new to the field to acquire a discipline-specific set of skills. Care practices covered include working out drug dosages, fluid rates and calculations, looking up normal blood ranges and understanding the mode of ventilation a neonate is receiving, to name just a few. Overall, this book will empower neonatal carers as they improve their skills and achieve the best results for those in their care.

    £19.99
  • Primary Care for Paramedics

    As the demand for primary healthcare in the UK increases, a growing number of paramedics are taking on roles within general practice. Moving into a new area of practice can be daunting, but with this manual at your side, you will have the knowledge and confidence to approach any patient consultation in primary care.

    Written and edited by over 20 clinicians within paramedicine and primary care, this essential reference text sets out the core clinical skills expected for paramedics in primary care.

    Alongside a comprehensive range of topics related to primary care, including assessment, diagnosis, investigations and management of a number of different presentations, it also covers aspects of consultation techniques, decision making and professional issues. Clinical chapters are concluded with case studies to help put theory into the context of the primary care setting and consolidate learning.

    Exploring the scope of the paramedic role and its fundamentals within the world of primary care, this is a clinical reference for paramedics already practising in primary care, whilst also equipping prospective paramedics with the required theoretical underpinning and context necessary to build meaningful knowledge and understanding in this field.

  • Love and Care: ‘A superbly honest memoir about the unbreakable bonds of family, the cruelty of passing time and a love that never dies.’ Tony Parsons

    ‘An honest and thoughtful memoir. Moving but, ultimately, full of hope. Beautiful.’ KATE MOSSE

    ‘A beautiful, intimate story of love and understanding – candid and funny. This is a lyrical memoir of hope and forgiveness.’ RAYNOR WINN, author of The Salt Path

    ‘He’s in hospital again . . . and he’s not eating. Perhaps you should think about coming back to the UK,’ Brenda said. ‘I don’t think your dad will be going home again.’

    *

    Shaun is finally free of responsibilities to anyone but himself; single, with two grown up daughters, he is just embarking on a new life in a new country when he gets a call to say his father is dying.

    His mother has Parkinson’s Dementia and is in a care home. Shaun faces a stark choice: should he give up his new-found freedom, or turn his back on the woman he’d fought so hard to protect, not least from his own father?

    Shaun’s mother had loved and cared for her son all her life. Could he now do the same for her?

    ‘A heart-warming, heart-wrenching, and beautifully humane account of loving and caring.’ NICCI GERRARD, novelist and author of What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

    ‘An insightful tale of care . . . this book needed to be written.’ JO GOOD, BBC Radio London

    ‘A vital subject, a really strong voice and, hurrah, humour makes this absorbing reading.’ CAROLINE RAPHAEL, Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime

    ‘An eye-opening – and at times jaw dropping – account that will make you weep with its tenderness and compassion . . . A highly readable tale of redemption and a celebration of love’s many hues.’ PAUL BLEZARD, Love Reading

    ‘Moving’ DAILY MAIL

    £3.99
  • The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion

    Nurses have never been more important.

    ‘An inspiring book for our challenging times’ Olivia Coleman

    We benefit from their expertise in our hospitals and beyond: in our schools, on our streets, in prisons, hospices and care homes. When we feel most alone, nurses remind us that we are not alone at all.

    In The Courage to Care bestselling author Christie Watson reveals the remarkable extent of nurses’ work:

    – A community mental-health nurse choreographs support for a man suffering from severe depression
    – A teen with stab wounds is treated by the critical-care team; his school nurse visits and he drops the bravado
    – A pregnant woman loses frightening amounts of blood following a car accident; it is a military nurse who synchronises the emergency department into immaculate order and focus.

    Christie makes a further discovery: that, time and again, it is patients and their families – including her own – who show exceptional strength in the most challenging times. We are all deserving of compassion, and as we share in each other’s suffering, Christie Watson shows us how we can find courage too. The courage to care.

    ‘Let’s be thankful for wonderful nurses – and writers – like Christie Watson’ Jacqueline Wilson

    ‘The handbook for compassion… a must-read’ Chris Evans

    £5.99
  • Family Comforts: Simple, Heartwarming Food to Enjoy Together – From the Bestselling Author of What Mummy Makes

    A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    Family Comforts is the much-anticipated new cookbook from Rebecca Wilson, the bestselling author, Instagram sensation and mum behind the phenomenally popular family food account @rebeccawilsonfood.

    With over 100 brand new, flavour-filled recipes, Rebecca shows you how to cook nutritious meals the whole family will love. From quick suppers that can be prepared in a matter of minutes to slow cooker heroes that deliver big flavours with minimal effort, joyful weekend feasts, brilliant bakes and warming desserts, Rebecca’s ingenious, easy-to-follow recipes are suitable for young children from six months, and irresistible for older siblings and adults too. Parents and carers can wean their babies and introduce them to a variety of new foods, whilst sharing the same meals alongside them. An essential for every family’s bookshelf, let Rebecca Wilson show you how to cook just once for the entire family, giving you more time together around the table to enjoy comforting meals through autumn, winter, and beyond.

  • The Housemates: Everything One Young Student Learnt about Love, Care, and Dementia from Living in a Nursing Home

    The international bestseller – an uplifting story of cross-generational living and friendship.

    Twenty-one-year-old nursing student Teun Toebes (both broke and curious) decided to move into a nursing home and experience the daily life of elderly residents, not as a nurse or a carer – but as a housemate. The experience was to change his life, as well as the lives of his new friends.

    He initiated Friday drinks, trips out and camping evenings, and reintroduced pleasure in the small things in life: a laugh, a dance, a cup of good coffee, a chance to sit in the sun. As he became embedded in the community, however, Teun became more and more distressingly aware of how society and the care system diminishes the elderly and particularly people living with dementia – and he resolved to do something about it.

    A number 1 bestseller in the Netherlands, The Housemates is Teun Toebes’ story of his years of being a housemate, the friends who changed him and a heartfelt cry for change in how we care for the elderly.

    £10.58£12.99
  • Involving Families in Care Homes: A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care (University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides)

    Families often wrestle with the decision to move a person with dementia into a care home. The decision can be highly charged and emotional, involving feelings of loss, sadness and guilt. Moreover, developing a good relationship between the family and the care home is not an easy matter.

    In this accessible guide the authors take person-centred dementia care a step forward by outlining ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer practical advice and good practice guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home, as well as highlighting the value of this involvement. The book is written in an easy-to-read style and incorporates useful features such as checklists for reviewing current practices and summaries of key points for each chapter.

    An invaluable resource for care home managers and staff, this book will also be helpful for families of people with dementia, as well as for students and researchers interested in dementia care practice.

    £11.04
  • Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care (Nursing Care Plans and Documentation)

    Learn how to create nursing care plans and effectively document care with Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient and Family Centered Care, Seventh Edition. This book focuses on the most important nursing plans, including specialty care plans, ensuring that students learn what they need to know, and develop an understanding of the importance of evidence-based practice through evidence-based rationales and guidelines.
    £34.39
  • Families on the Edge: Experiences of Homelessness and Care in Rural New England (Culture and Psychiatry)

    An intimate account of rural New England families living on the edge of homelessness, as well as the practices and policies of care that fail them.

    Families on the Edge is an ethnographic portrait of families in rural and small-town New England who are often undercut by the very systems that are set up to help them. In this book, author and medical anthropologist Elizabeth Carpenter-Song draws on a decade of ethnographic research to chart the struggles of a cohort of families she met in a Vermont family shelter in 2009, as they contend with housing insecurity, mental illness, and substance use. Few other works have attempted to take such a long-term view of how vulnerability to homelessness unfolds over time or to engage so fully with existing scholarship in the fields of anthropology and health services.

    Research on homelessness in the United States has been overwhelmingly conducted in urban settings, so much less is known about its trajectory in rural areas and small towns. Carpenter-Song’s book identifies how specific aspects of rural New England—including scarce affordable housing stock, extremely limited transportation, and cultural expectations of self-reliance—come together to thwart opportunities for families despite their continual striving to “make it” in this environment. Carpenter-Song shines a light on the many high-stakes consequences that occur when systems of care fail and offers a way forward for clinicians, health researchers, and policymakers seeking practical solutions.

    £24.80
  • Surviving Prematurity: With compassion, understanding and family integrated care

    Surviving Prematurity offers a unique and compelling personal perspective on the triggers of stress and trauma that parents can encounter during a neonatal stay. The challenges inherent in being hurled into the unknown world of parenting prematurely born twins, and the varying uptake of Family Integrated Care (FICare) across neonatal units are explored in detail. These issues are illustrated with insights, interviews and honest accounts from healthcare professionals and parents. Using vividly described vignettes of her experiences, Nadia allows the reader to feel the emotion of everything her and her husband experienced as parents in extreme circumstances. She offers a sometimes brutal, but much needed view into the world of neonatal parents, the rollercoaster of emotions and exhausting fear of losing her babies.
    £7.99
  • Family Medicine: Principles and Practice

    Since the publication of the 7th edition of this book, there has been a remarkable increase in information in several clinical areas, including cardiology, immunology and oncology. This rapid knowledge expansion has led to practice changes for family physicians and other primary care providers. Patients are now discharged from tertiary care hospitals to their home communities with life sustaining left ventricular assist “heart pumps”. Hepatitis C, once an incurable illness, is now routinely cured. Oncology treatment regimens are increasingly becoming ambulatory and individualized. The decreased cost and increasing availability of health monitoring devices will make it possible for physicians to remotely check on the health status of their patients in their homes. With the ongoing and worsening shortage of family physicians across the US, the practice model for family medicine in the future may tend toward a family physician supervising a cast of mid-level providers as they care for a panel of patients, versus the physician providing the majority of care. All of these changes will require practice pattern changes and a need for up to date sources of information for the family physician.

    In addition, the “family” of family medicine academic organizations is undertaking a major review of the practice, training, funding and evaluation of all aspects of family medicine. Eight family medicine organizations have launched the “Family Medicine for America’s Health” (FMAHealth) with the expressed purpose “to strategically align work to improve practice models, payment, technology, workforce and education, and research to support the triple aim”. This project has moved past the study phase and will soon move to the implementation phased.

    This book is organized into short, focused chapters almost exclusively dedicated to topics relevant to daily practice. All lead authors are themselves accomplished family physicians who can specifically address the needs, concerns, and interests of this crucial profession. As one of the key reference textbooks for family medicine, it is very important to provide the most up-to-date knowledge to support learners and practitioners of family medicine in the face of rapidly expanding clinical knowledge and the extensive self-examination of family medicine.

    Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 8th Edition, is a must-have reference for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with an active role in patient care.

    £491.39£699.99
  • Family Focused Grief Therapy: A Model of Family-centred Care During Palliative Care and Bereavement (Facing Death)

    The family is intimately involved in the care of the dying and requires support through its experience of both palliative care and bereavement. This volume describes a comprehensive model of family care and how to go about it – an approach which is new, preventive, cost effective and with proven benefits to the bereaved. The book has been designed rather like a therapy manual, providing a step-by-step approach to assessment and intervention. Its rich illustration through many clinical examples brings the process of therapy alive for the reader, anticipating the common challenges that arise and describing how the therapist might respond. Families are recognized throughout as a central social unit, pivotal to the success of palliative care. This title should be of use to doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care workers, psychiatrists and other allied health professionals who work in caring for the dying and for their bereaved relatives.
    £65.00
  • Offender Care and Support by Families in Contemporary Japan: The Nexus of Gender, Shame, and Ambivalence (Routledge Studies in Crime, Justice and…

    Because people’s contact with the criminal justice system comes in different shapes and forms, scholars are now broadening their analytical scope and examining the overall repercussions of criminal justice contact on families of offenders. Compared to Western societies, Japan is known for its lower crime rates and more pronounced use of informal social control. Thus, it offers a useful research site for examining how families in a low-crime society experience criminal justice contact and how they function as an integral part of the nation’s crime control mechanism.

    This book considers the role of the family in the lives of offenders and the criminal justice system in Japan. Looking particularly at gender and patriarchal power relations, it reveals how cultural notions of femininity prompt the criminal justice system to rely on women as its proxy. This book explores how families of offenders often step in to fill the voids left by criminal justice institutions and social services to provide offenders with all-inclusive care. The burden of supervising and rehabilitating offenders on top of the expectation to atone for the crimes also renders families ambivalent and ashamed. Whereas the state and criminal justice authorities tend to see offenders’ families as a crucial resource for prisoner reentry, this book highlights the necessity for addressing families’ needs before automatically assuming their support. It also pushes the boundaries of feminist criminology by showing how women can be affected by male criminality and male-dominated criminal justice institutions, other than as victims and offenders.

    An accessible and compelling read, this book will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, gender studies, Japanese culture and all those interested in learning more about the criminal justice system in Japan.

    £35.09
  • Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

    Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. Drawing from extensive personal experiences of working in paediatric palliative care, the author provides guidance on issues including symptom management and pain relief; cultural, religious and spiritual aspects of care; and the role of education for life-limited children. Addressing the importance of individual needs, the book looks at emotional, social and cognitive support at different stages of the illness, how parents and professionals can respond to children’s own questions about death, and the impact of life-limiting illness on the whole family – including grandparents and siblings. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. This book is a practical and invaluable tool for nurses, paediatricians, hospice care staff, bereavement counsellors and all those caring for life-limited children.
    £32.99
  • A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care: A Comprehensive Family Guide to Providing At-Home Care | Practical Strategies, Emotional Support, and Resources…

    “A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care” is a compassionate and comprehensive family guide that empowers you with the knowledge, strategies, and resources to provide exceptional at-home care for your loved ones battling ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This invaluable resource will help you navigate the challenges of ALS caregiving while promoting the highest quality of life for your loved one.

    In this guide, you’ll find practical tips and step-by-step instructions on various aspects of ALS care, including managing physical symptoms, creating a safe and accessible home environment, coordinating medical appointments, and assisting with daily activities. Learn how to adapt your home to meet the unique needs of individuals with ALS, from mobility aids and assistive devices to communication tools and nutrition plans.

    But “A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care” goes beyond the practicalities of caregiving. It offers compassionate guidance on navigating the emotional and psychological aspects of the ALS journey. Discover strategies for managing stress, maintaining healthy relationships, and finding support networks to lean on during challenging times. Gain insights into effective communication techniques to ensure open and meaningful conversations with your loved one and healthcare providers.

    This guide also provides a comprehensive overview of the progressive nature of ALS, its symptoms, treatment options, and available resources. Understand the multidisciplinary approach to ALS care and learn about the role of healthcare professionals, including neurologists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and palliative care specialists. Access a curated list of organizations, support groups, and online communities dedicated to ALS, where you can find additional guidance, connect with other caregivers, and share experiences.

    “A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care” is not just a practical manual; it’s a source of inspiration and encouragement. It reminds you that you are not alone in this journey and equips you with the tools to provide the highest level of care and support for your loved one with ALS. Embrace the profound impact of your role as a caregiver, and find solace in knowing that you are making a difference in the life of someone facing ALS.

    Don’t navigate the complexities of ALS caregiving alone. Empower yourself with the knowledge and resources found in “A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care.” This guide is a lifeline for families, providing you with the guidance, compassion, and practical strategies you need to navigate the challenges of at-home ALS care. Embrace the journey, create meaningful moments, and ensure the best possible quality of life for your loved one.

    Take the first step in providing exceptional care for your loved one with ALS. Order your copy of “A Family Guide To At-Home ALS Care” today and embark on a journey of compassion, resilience, and unwavering support.

    £9.30
  • Care Homes: The One-Stop Guide: When, Why and How to Choose a Care Home (One Stop Guides)

    Choosing a care home is one of the more emotional and expensive decisions that anyone ever has to make. You may be unprepared, inexperienced, under time pressure and in an emotional whirlwind. This book is designed to cut through this noise and offer clear, practical advice for anyone who has to make this crucial decision.

    Professor June Andrews looks at everything that you need to know, from first deciding whether care is needed for someone, to choosing a care home, to what happens next. She offers honest and sensible information about costs, quality of care and accommodation, and examines the finer details of what you might consider, such as food, décor, medical services and religious arrangements.

    A good care home is a reward for a life well spent, and providing that care is a joy for the people who do it well. Avoiding the pitfalls, and finding the right place is the first step.

    £5.00£9.99
  • Child and Family-Centred Healthcare: Concept, Theory and Practice

    The definitive book on family centred care for health professionals, this popular text has been thoroughly revised in line with contemporary health policy. Including greater emphasis on child-centred care, interprofessional working and care in community settings; it is a valuable resource for all those working with children and families.
    £34.99
  • Understanding Family Care: A Multidimensional Model of Caring and Coping

    Integrates a number of theories and perspectives in an attempt to provide an holistic understanding of the needs of carers. The text aims to present a balanced view, which recognizes both the burdens and satisfactions of caring, in addition to the coping efforts that carers employ.
    £45.00
  • Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research

    The 7th Edition of a multiple AJN Book of the Year Award Winner!

    Prepare for the real world of family nursing care!
    Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today in the United States and Canada―with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From healthpromotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for today’s families.

    • Updated, Revised & Expanded! Incorporating the science and evidence-based knowledge that reflects the changes in families, family health, health policy, and the environment which affect the health of families today
    • New! Practice and reflection questions for every case study to help nursing students develop their ability to reflect on their practice of working with families which can challenge their own assumptions, beliefs, and biases
    • New Chapter! Environmental Health and Families
    • Revised! Relational Nursing and Family Nursing in Canada now appearing in the text rather than online
    • New! NCLEX®-style questions in the Appendix to develop critical-thinking and clinical judgment skills related to family nursing
    • A comprehensive overview of family nursing linking family theory and research to clinical implementation
    • An evidence-based, clinical focus emphasizing today’s families
    • Case studies with family genograms and ecomaps
    • Three family nursing theories―Family Systems Theory, Developmental and Family Life Cycle Theory, and Bioecological Theory ―are threaded throughout the book and are applied in many of the chapter case studies.
    • Canadian-specific content throughout
    • Coverage of families dealing with end-of-life issues
    £60.00£63.00
  • Understanding Teamwork in Health Care

    A complete introductory guide to the principles and clinical application of teamwork in health care

    Understanding Teamwork in Health Care emphasizes the essential competencies necessary to implement teamwork in health care in a complex hospital or primary care setting. Unlike similar books on the subject which are theoretical or policy-oriented, this text offers practical, real-world coverage.

    • Valuable for health care professionals seeking a thorough explanation of teamwork and for trainers working in hospitals or primary care settings; could also be used as a textbook.
    • Mini-cases throughout the text help readers appreciate real-world application of principles
    • Written to a level suited for the non-specialist
    £46.72
  • The Pdr Family Guide Encyclopedia of Medical Care (Family Medical Guides)

    A guide to hundreds of medical problems from the publishers of The Physicians’ Desk Reference includes detailed instructions for what to do after seeing a doctor, summaries of each problem’s causes, symptoms, and treatment, and much more. Original. 75,000 first printing.
    £18.17
  • Family Centred Care: Concept, Theory and Practice

    I cannot remember when I last read a nursing text and felt the same sense of relief: at last we have a resource which brings together the mass of concepts, theories and practice issues which are so fundamental to children’s nursing. What is unique about this book is that it really does take the step of putting theories into practice. This book would make an excellent introduction for those wanting to increase their level of expertise in working with children and families at any stage in their careers. – extract from The Foreword by Anne Casey – Editor of Paediatric Nursing.

    Family centred care is the cornerstone of Children’s Nursing practice and this engaging and comprehensive text introduces both the theoretical and practical components of this important concept. The authors analyse current issues surrounding family centred care and provide readers with a unique Continuum for Practice that will enable them to implement the concept both in the community and in hospital based settings.

    The text is clearly structured into the following three parts:

    Part One provides a definition of family centred care and a Practice Continuum.

    Part Two is an analysis of current perspectives, issues and challenges impinging on family centred care.

    Part Three addresses the skills required to actually practice family centred care so that it can become a reality for children, families and nurses.

    The underlying principles of family centred care are presented as frameworks grounded in the realities of day-to-day practice. In this way the reader is equipped with a toolkit that they can use to develop their expertise, at their own pace in their individual care environment. Family Centred Care will be essential reading for all student and qualified nurses working with children and their families in a variety of health care settings.

    £2.80
  • Disability, Care and Family Law

    This book explores the series of issues that emerge at the intersection of disability, care and family law.

    Disability studies is an area of increasing academic interest. In addition to a subject in its own right, there has been growing concern to ensure that mainstream subjects diversify and include marginalised voices, including those of disabled people. Family law in modern times is often based on an “able-bodied autonomous norm” but can fit less well with the complexities of living with disability. In response, this book addresses a range of important and highly topical issues: whether care proceedings are used too often in cases where parents have disabilities; how the law should respond to children who care for disabled parents – and the care of older family members with disabilities. It also considers the challenges posed by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly around the different institutional and state responsibilities captured in the Convention, and around decision-making for both disabled adults and children.

    This interdisciplinary collection – with contributors from law, criminology, sociology and social policy as well as from policy and activist backgrounds – will appeal to academic family lawyers and disability scholars as well as students interested in issues around family law, disability and care.

    £33.29

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