Social Work: End of Life and Long Term Care

  • Living with Frailty: From Assets and Deficits to Resilience book cover

    Living with Frailty

    From Assets and Deficits to Resilience

    By Shibley Rahman

    Increasingly, we question ‘what makes us healthy?’, as well as ‘what makes us ill?’. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term ‘frail’ tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, infections,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-17 
    Routledge

  • Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers book cover

    Human Growth and Development

    An Introduction for Social Workers, 2nd Edition

    By John Sudbery, Andrew Whittaker

    Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This fully revised and expanded second…

    Paperback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge
    Student Social Work

  • Life at Home for People with a Dementia book cover

    Life at Home for People with a Dementia

    By Ruth Bartlett, Tula Brannelly

    Life at Home for People with a Dementia provides an evidence-based and readable account of improving life at home for people with a dementia and their families. There are estimated to be 47 million people with a dementia worldwide, the majority of whom will live, or want to live in their own home.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-25 
    Routledge

  • Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness book cover

    Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

    By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi

    This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Introduction to Senior Transportation: Enhancing Community Mobility and Transportation Services book cover

    Introduction to Senior Transportation

    Enhancing Community Mobility and Transportation Services

    By Helen K. Kerschner, Nina M. Silverstein

    Introduction to Senior Transportation focuses on an issue that is a growing concern—the community mobility needs of older adults. Surpassing the coverage available in existing gerontology textbooks, it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the challenges faced by older adults as they make…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Textbooks in Aging

  • Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons: International Perspectives book cover

    Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Helen Meenan, Nicola Rees, Israel Doron

    People are leading significantly longer lives than previous generations did, and the proportion of older people in the population is growing. Residential care for older people will become increasingly necessary as our society ages and, we will require more of it. At this moment in time, the rights…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Negotiating Ageing: Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life book cover

    Negotiating Ageing

    Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life

    By Simon Biggs

    The world is growing older and this is a historically unprecedented phenomenon. Negotiating such change, personally, socially and for governments and international organisations requires an act of cultural adaptation. Two key questions arise: What is the purpose of a long life? and How do we adapt…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • The 'Other' in Ourselves: Exploring the educational power of the humanities and arts book cover

    The 'Other' in Ourselves

    Exploring the educational power of the humanities and arts

    Edited by Kate de Medeiros, Kelly Niles-Yokum, Judith L. Howe

    Increasingly, scholars from many disciplines have begun to incorporate various modalities from the humanities and arts – novels, films, artwork, and other forms of expression – to help connect students with the experience of aging in deeply meaningful and person-centered ways. This collection…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge

  • Feminist Perspectives on Social Work and Human Sexuality book cover

    Feminist Perspectives on Social Work and Human Sexuality

    Edited by Mary Valentich, James Gripton

    First published in 1985, this ground-breaking volume contributes to a largely neglected area of social work research, theory and practice. The collection of essays by internationally known social work educators and practitioners applies feminist perspectives to a wide range of issues influencing…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge

  • Hospice and Palliative Care: The Essential Guide book cover

    Hospice and Palliative Care

    The Essential Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Stephen R. Connor

    The third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is the essential guide to the hospice and palliative care movement both within the United States and around the world. Chapters provide mental-health and medical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06
    Routledge

  • Compassionate Communities: Case Studies from Britain and Europe book cover

    Compassionate Communities

    Case Studies from Britain and Europe

    Edited by Klaus Wegleitner, Katharina Heimerl, Allan Kellehear

    Compassionate communities are communities that provide assistance for those in need of end of life care, separate from any official heath service provision that may already be available within the community. This idea was developed in 2005 in Allan Kellehear’s seminal volume- Compassionate…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • International Handbook of Positive Aging book cover

    International Handbook of Positive Aging

    Edited by Rachael E. Docking, Jennifer Stock

    As our global demographic shifts towards an increasingly aging population, we have an opportunity to transform how we experience and think about getting older and embrace the diversity and contribution that this population can bring to society. The International Handbook of Positive Aging showcases…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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