Care in the Past

Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Lindsay Powell,William Southwell-Wright,Rebecca Gowland

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785703382

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2172

Care-giving is an activity that has been practiced by all human societies. From the earliest societies through to the present, all humans have faced choices regarding how people in positions of dependency are to be treated. As such, care-giving, and the form it takes, is a central experience of being a human and one that is culturally mediated. Archaeology has tended to marginalise the study of care, and debates surrounding our ability to recognise it within the archaeological record have often remained implicit rather than a focus of discussion. These 12 papers examine the topic of care in past societies and specifically how we might recognise the provision of care in archaeological contexts and to open up an inter-disciplinary conversation, including historical, bioarchaeological, faunal and philosophical perspectives. The topic of ‘care’ is examined through three different strands: the provision of care throughout the life course, namely that provided to the youngest and oldest members of a society; care-giving and attitudes towards impairment and disability in prehistoric and historic contexts, and the role of animals as both recipients of care and as tools for its provision.

Competition in the Health Care Sector

Past, Present, and Future : Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, March 1978

Author: Warren Greenberg

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 3426

Source of the debate on how much competition and regulation are necessary in the health care industry. This is a reprint of proceedings from a 1977 conference.

Reichel's Care of the Elderly

Clinical Aspects of Aging

Author: Joseph J. Gallo,William Reichel

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780683301694

Category: Medical

Page: 856

View: 1936

Geared specifically for the family practitioner, this text provides clinical approaches to the whole geriatric patient. Topics covered in this fifth edition include behavioural disturbances in dementia, driving and the older adult, and clinical practice guidelines in the elderly.

Social Work in Health Care

Its Past and Future

Author: Surjit Singh Dhooper

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342573

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 7902

Social Work in Health Care: Its Past and Future gives social workers up-to-date, comprehensive information about the roles they can play and the skills they need in all aspects of health care. The book focuses on health care's four major domains: acute care, ambulatory care, illness prevention and health promotion, and long-term care. The author reviews the past and present of each of these fields, projects their major needs in the future, and suggests how social work can step in and help meet those needs. He presents practice theories, principles, approaches, models, and techniques appropriate for the many social work roles and responsibilities. The book concludes by describing general strategies social workers can use to succeed and thrive in health care settings.

The Past in the Present

Using Reminiscence in Health and Social Care

Author: Faith Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878812872

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 5464

Life reviews are not just for older adults, though that is the emphasis here. Gibson (emeritus, social work, U. of Ulster) defines and explains the therapeutic applications of reminisce work. With case examples from the troubles in Northern Ireland, she details a person-centered, life span developmental approach to help staff incorporate reminisc

Health Care Politics and Policy in America

Author: Kant Patel,Mark E. Rushefsky

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765603906

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 7541

Fully updated in this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines a historical overview of U.S. health policy and programs with analysis of current trends and reform efforts. The book -- shows how health policy fits into the larger social, economic, political, and ideological environment of the United States; -- identifies the roles played by both public and private, institutional and individual actors in shaping the health care system at all levels; -- considers the trade-offs inherent in various policy choices and their impacts on different social groups; -- takes account of the dynamic impact of technological change on health care capacities, costs, and ethics. This edition includes expanded discussion of equity issues and whether there is a "right" to health care, and a new chapter on the issue of medical liability. The concluding chapter brings the story of health care policy up to the end of the millennium, with particular attention to the managed care revolution and reaction to it. The book equips readers with the basic tools for drawing more informed judgments in the ongoing debate about health care policy in the United States.

Caregiving with Pride

Author: Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577475

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 2840

Groundbreaking information for caregivers—and those receiving care It is more common now than ever before for partners, family members, and friends to provide informal care, yet caregiving in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities has received little attention. Caregiving with Pride is the pioneering examination of caregiving experiences in the LGBT population. This important text also provides a frank discussion of the issues involved in needing and receiving care as well. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this both a timely account of an important field and practical information for implementing change. Unique in its focus and scope, Caregiving with Pride offers readers original research and new summaries and analyses of existing literature. With a wide-ranging approach that is both readable and enlightening, this essential collection recognizes the changing nature of families as central to the issues of caregiving and LGBT communities. It features articles that insist on and illustrate the importance of taking both identity issues and socio-cultural policy contexts of caregiving into account. While maintaining a multifaceted biopsychosocial perspective that is critical to understanding the varied aspects of this topic, contributors discuss: the prevalence of caregiving with LGBT communities health issues and the needs of those requiring care the unique risk and protective factors impacting HIV/AIDS caregivers the psychological effects - positive and negative - of caregiving family and personal - “chosen family” - relationships interactions with formal systems of health and long-term care effects of history and social stigma on those needing and giving care how current social policies impede LGBT people in their access to care the ways established medical guidelines hinder LGBT caregivers in their efforts to help existing interventions and opportunities to better sever these communities and much more! While Caregiving with Pride provides a detailed perspective of the current state of this often overlooked field, it also looks ahead and outlines a practical, useable blueprint for future research, services, and policies in marginalized communities. As an informative stand-alone resource, Caregiving with Pride is essential for gerontologists, sociologists, historians, social workers, psychologists, educators, researchers, and policy makers. In addition, this collection is ideal as a supplementary text for students of aging, women studies, GLBT studies, sociology, and health studies as well as the larger GLBT community.

Caring in Nursing Classics

An Essential Resource

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN,Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171125

Category: Medical

Page: 532

View: 8771

"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)

Success In the Child Care Business

Author: Vincent Gabriel

Publisher: Rank Books

ISBN: 9810778465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 9502

This is a guide specially written for Singapore business people who wish to start and operate a child care centre in Singapore. The Singapore government has initiated to have 200 day care centres to be built from 2013 to 2017 to enable women to work in Singapore. At the same time, the flow of household help could tail off as supplier countries like Indonesia, the Philippines experience a surge in economic activity and job creation. Locals need to get into this business with a mindset that the exhaustive operating and staffing conditions of MSFD are meant to lay out the rules for operators and their customers. Child care in this light is more than a convenience it has become an economic necessity if working women are to find their place in the world of work and in the professions. If you think there is money to be made in the child care business, this is the book for you.

Social Work and Assessment with Adolescents

Author: Ruth Sinclair,David Berridge,Louise Garner

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 190796911X

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 1003

This ebook illustrates the day to day work of providing social services to adolescents: it describes the context of that task, its complexities, it's limitations, some of its successes and failings. More specifically it focuses on the role of assessment as part of the social work process, comparing specialist assessments with those undertaken routinely by district-based social workers.

Family Problems and Family Violence

Reliable Assessment and the ICD-11

Author: Steven R.H. Beach, Ph.D.,Richard E. Heyman, Ph.D.,Amy Smith Slep, Ph.D.,Heather M. Foran, Ph.D.,Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610911X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 7411

“This remarkable both conceptually robust and highly practical...The book promises to heighten awareness among clinicians around the world about the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of family relationships in human health and disease. It also will serve as a roadmap for the critically important work that lies ahead.” —David G. Addiss Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Kalamazoo, MI Family problems and family violence are major global concerns that have a vast impact on both psychological and physical health, and economic well-being. This text, the only book of its kind, describes recent innovations in defining and assessing family problems and family violence. It provides a framework for improving global assessment of relational processes as addressed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The book includes a complete set of practical clinical and public health tools—easily implemented across a wide range of setting—for defining, screening, and assessing family violence in accordance with these new definitions. It reviews the impact of family violence on all aspects of physical and mental health and economic well-being, including global considerations of cross-cultural relationship assessment, and provides recommendations for modifications and cross-cultural validation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and consolidates ICD codes into four scientifically based categories: intimate partner violence, partner relationship distress, child maltreatment, and parent-child relation problems. Clinicians who assess and treat family violence and students and policymakers will benefit from several new state-of-the-art screening tools and structured interviews that can be easily administered in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. This text will also be an important addition to graduate training programs across many disciplines regarding the assessment of family maltreatment, parent-child problems, and relationship discord. Key Features: Contains a wealth of current validated screening and interview tools that can be used in clinical or research settings Provides a global perspective on assessing and treating family violence Provides recommendations for surveillance of family problems and family violence addressed in the ICD-11 Highlights the implications of relational problems for mental and physical health and economic well-being in a global context

Primary Care

America's Health in a New Era

Author: Committee on the Future of Primary Care,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309556686

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 5892

Ask for a definition of primary care, and you are likely to hear as many answers as there are health care professionals in your survey. Primary Care fills this gap with a detailed definition already adopted by professional organizations and praised at recent conferences. This volume makes recommendations for improving primary care, building its organization, financing, infrastructure, and knowledge base--as well as developing a way of thinking and acting for primary care clinicians. Are there enough primary care doctors? Are they merely gatekeepers? Is the traditional relationship between patient and doctor outmoded? The committee draws conclusions about these and other controversies in a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion that covers The scope of primary care. Its philosophical underpinnings. Its value to the patient and the community. Its impact on cost, access, and quality. This volume discusses the needs of special populations, the role of the capitation method of payment, and more. Recommendations are offered for achieving a more multidisciplinary education for primary care clinicians. Research priorities are identified. Primary Care provides a forward-thinking view of primary care as it should be practiced in the new integrated health care delivery systems--important to health care clinicians and those who train and employ them, policymakers at all levels, health care managers, payers, and interested individuals.

A Timely Trumpeting and the Present Need

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736352473

Category: Religion

Page: 59

View: 8480

This book clearly defines the proper relationship between Christ the Head, the apostles, the elders, the saints, the churches, and the Body of Christ. It then goes on to emphasize the need to enter into the perfecting of the saints (Eph. 4:11-16) and the meetings of mutuality (1 Cor. 14:26) for the building up of the organic Body of Christ.

Health Care Administration

Planning, Implementing, and Managing Organized Delivery Systems

Author: Lawrence F. Wolper

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763731441

Category: Medical

Page: 953

View: 617

Health Care Administration: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Fourth Edition continues to be the definitive guide to contemporary health administration. it provides comprehensive coverage of detailed functional, technical, and organizational matters that pertain to organized delivery systems. it also extensively covers matters that relate to hospitals and functions that occur at the hospital level. With revisions that reflect the emerging issues in health care, this classic text is a must-have for both health administration students and professionals.

The Elderly in 2005: Health and Care

Updated Scenarios on Health and Aging 1990-2005 Scenario Report Commissioned by the Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios

Author: Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792327837

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9275

The first STG report to embody scenarios on population aging, health and care appeared in 1985. This report describes developments since 1985, reviewing the current position and setting out updated scenarios. The 1985 report set out three scenarios, in which the central focus was on the developing future pattern of demand for care by the elderly. The present report too sets out three scenarios, centring on the demand for care, in which account is taken of a variety of factors; it also details four strategic scenarios whose central focus is on the developing supply of care and which set supply and demand one against the other. Three of the strategic scenarios -- emphasizing respectively intramural, extramural and informal care -- suppose the demand for care to be met in full; the fourth scenario, which rolls current policies on the care of the elderly forward into the future, pinpoints discrepancies between the need for care and the extent to which that need is likely to be met, making clear in so doing that a review of long-term policy for the elderly is urgently needed.

Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe

Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity

Author: B. Halsaa,S. Roseneil,S. Sumer,Sevil Sümer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272155

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 824

This book offers a ground-breaking analysis of how women's movements have been remaking citizenship in multicultural Europe. Presenting the findings of a large scale, multi-disciplinary cross-national feminist research project, FEMCIT, it develops an expanded, multi-dimensional understanding of citizenship as practice and experience.

Specialty Care in the Era of Managed Care

Cleveland Clinic Versus University Hospitals of Cleveland

Author: John A. Kastor

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881749

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 3012

Dr. John A. Kastor has studied two leading centers in specialty care, the Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals of Cleveland, to learn what these institutions are doing to survive in the current era. Using the findings of more than two hundred interviews with physicians, administrators, investigators, and trustees, the author describes in detail these rival organizations, their individual struggles against the economic pressures presented by managed care, and their sometimes bitter competition for patients.

Something in the Past

Author: Tyeshia Clinton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462035965

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3083

Jackie’s life has not been an easy one. Growing up in the projects on the west side of Chicago is hard, and her life has been harder than most. The decisions she made just to survive were brutal, but they only made her survival all the more difficult to bear. Life turned Jackie into a crack-smoking predator who hunted her tricks down for money. Her life seemed destined for disaster, but she had no way of knowing that being sent to the state penitentiary would actually save her life. Once in prison, she worked hard to turn her life around so she might have the hope of a better life on the outside. Now released, she finds everything could come tumbling down around her, thanks to a simple mistake. Frustrated and afraid, she makes another bad decision; she might well turn back into the person she was before her arrest. After all, inside, she had a job, a bed, and three solid meals. Outside, she has fifty bucks and no hope. Now, the daughters she abandoned years ago may re-enter her life—not something she wants to see realized. Can she overcome the mistakes of her past—or even avoid the mistakes of her present? Jackie knows that some of the paths we walk down in life aren’t chosen.

Speaking in the Past Tense

Canadian Novelists on Writing Historical Fiction

Author: Herb Wyile

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588251

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 1588

“Speaking in the Past Tense participates in an expanding critical dialogue on the writing of historical fiction, providing a series of reflections on the process from the perspective of those souls intrepid enough to step onto what is, practically by definition, contested territory.” — Herb Wyile, from the Introduction The extermination of the Beothuk ... the exploration of the Arctic ... the experiences of soldiers in the trenches during World War I ... the foibles of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister ... the Ojibway sniper who is credited with 378 wartime kills—these are just some of the people and events discussed in these candid and wide-ranging interviews with eleven authors whose novels are based on events in Canadian history. These sometimes startling conversations take the reader behind the scenes of the novels and into the minds of their authors. Through them we explore the writers’ motives for writing, the challenges they faced in gathering information and presenting it in fictional form, the sometimes hostile reaction they faced after publication, and, perhaps most interestingly, the stories that didn’t make it into their novels. Speaking in the Past Tense provides fascinating insights into the construction of national historical narratives and myths, both those familiar to us and those that are still being written.