Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health

Creative Positions in Adult Mental Health

The second half of the book showcases good practice from the field. At either end of the volume "bookends" invite current clients and staff to write about their experiences with the aim of bringing a powerful personal context into the work.

Author: Sue McNab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912405

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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This book presents cutting edge developments in Adult Mental Health through the presentation of creative and innovative applications of systemic theory to practice. The first section deconstructs the medical model with some of the current beliefs and practices shaping services whilst placing adult mental health in a wider social and political context. The second half of the book showcases good practice from the field. At either end of the volume "bookends" invite current clients and staff to write about their experiences with the aim of bringing a powerful personal context into the work. We intend to create a shift from third person objectivity to a first person experience as a political act which flows through the book.
Categories: Psychology

A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy

A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy

196 The CRPD Support Framework and Mental Health Currently, research on
this practice consists of small-scale ... in S McNab and K Partridge, Creative
Positions in Adult Mental Health: Outside InInside Out (Karnac Books, 2014) 131
–49.

Author: Piers Gooding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108509459

Category: Political Science

Page:

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has generated new ideas and standards in healthcare and disability law and policy. In the mental health context, the CRPD directs governments to ensure people with mental impairments are treated equally before the law, including ensuring people have access to the resources necessary to enjoy their rights. But what this means in practice remains unclear. In addition, current domestic laws that authorise involuntary psychiatric interventions stand at cross-purposes with the CRPD, which requires respect for the 'will, preference and rights' of persons with disabilities 'on an equal basis with others'. This book explores the implications of the CRPD for law, policy and practice that responds to the complex issues raised by mental health impairment and disability. It argues that the support framework of the CRPD holds potential to address persistent shortcomings in mental health law and policy.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

In: K. Partridge & S. McNab (eds.), Outside In/Inside Out: Creative Positions in
Adult Mental Health. (pp. 187– 202). London, England: Karnac. Afuape, T. (2016)
. Supervision as relational responsivity: The body in coordinated meaning
making.

Author: Taiwo Afuape

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317296225

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 193

Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services weaves together different strands of mental health work undertaken in one inner-city Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service by professionals working in a range of ways. In particular, it provides examples of how an urban CAMH service has been responsive to, and influenced by, local circumstances, resources and knowledge. The book explores the relationship between professionals and the community context, which provides the background to the lives of individual service users and the families they serve, and how this relationship is integral to the development of a responsive service. The chapters cover a range of settings and approaches, addressing the social, cultural, political and community contexts impacting on children, young people and families. In this way Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services explores challenges and issues emerging in a responsive approach to child and family work in all community settings whether they be urban, suburban or rural. Urban Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is intended for mental health and social care professionals involved in therapeutic, social and pastoral work with children, young people, families and communities. The book will be of interest to policy-makers, mental health and social care professionals, health visitors, general practitioners, nurses and midwives , as well as to trainees in these professions including trainee clinical psychologists, social workers or psychoanalytic and systemic psychotherapists. It will also appeal to those interested in responsive communities and critical approaches to therapeutic interventions in mental health work, psychology, psychotherapy and counselling.
Categories: Psychology

Brief Interventions for Psychosis

Brief Interventions for Psychosis

Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38: 511–519 National Institute for Health and Care
Excellence (2014) Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: the NICE ... In: McNab
S, Partridge K (eds) Creative positions in adult mental health: outside in – inside
out.

Author: Basant Pradhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319305219

Category: Medical

Page: 221

View: 262

This book offers a clinical guide that brings together a broad range of brief interventions and their applications in treating psychosis. It describes two core approaches that can narrow the current, substantial gap between the need for psychotherapeutic interventions for all individuals suffering from psychosis, and the limited mental health resources available. The first approach involves utilizing the standard therapeutic modalities in the context of routine clinical interactions after adapting them into brief and effective formats. To that end, the book brings in experts on various psychotherapeutic modalities, who discuss how their particular modality could be adapted to more effectively fit into the existing system of care delivery. The second approach, addressed in detail, is to extend the availability of these brief interventions by utilizing the circle of providers as well as the social circle of the clients so that these interventions can be provided in a coordinated and complementary manner by psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, case managers, peer support specialists and other providers on the one hand, and by family members, friends, social and religious institutions on the other.
Categories: Medical

A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital

A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital

Second, my thanks to other colleagues at the Community Mental Health Center
who participate in the running of the Day Hospital: Susan Darien, ... When I was
called for a job interview with the Day Hospital I was at a low point in my career.

Author: Lois E Passi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136378720

Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 534

Unlike any other text that discusses day hospital programming, A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital contains protocols for the invention of new groups, saving you the time and effort needed to create one yourself. Intended for social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists, this book introduces new and unique methods on how to invent or manage groups for a day hospital program, inpatient unit, or intensive outpatient program. The text also includes exercises that address the topics of motivation, self-esteem, shifting cognitive distortions, and risk-taking in relationships. Because the protocols were created with different types of patient groups in mind, this book contains ideas not offered in typical treatment settings. A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital is designed to help clinicians capture the interest of patients and to promote the discourse of important treatment issues by providing: 50 protocols for operating existing day hospital, inpatient or outpatient groups advice, professional opinions, and notes from the author to the clinician on all protocols exercises to help patients strengthen their abilities to handle the activities of daily living and socialization several hypothetical exercises, complete with a list of preparations, a description of the activity, and progress notes from observations with patient assessments numerous examples that use parts of popular movies to create new groups and stimulate discussion comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructions for both clinicians and patients The protocols in A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital contain detailed example activities complete with worksheets, skits, sample discussions, and hypothetical patient reactions to certain topics. Many exercises request that the patient set goals for himself or herself before starting a new topic. In addition, there is suggested homework for the patient to complete after a topic has been discussed, allowing you to monitor what your patients have learned and how they have improved after the exercise. After reading A Guide to Creative Group Programming in the Psychiatric Day Hospital, you’ll be ready to treat your patients using easy, effective methods that will lead to successful group discussions and lessen the chance of patient relapse.
Categories: Medical

National Registry of Certified Nurses in Advanced Practice 1987

National Registry of Certified Nurses in Advanced Practice  1987

Practice and / or Setting ( s ) : adult psychiatric nursing ; psychiatric hospital , day
hospital program . ... Employment : Alliance for Creative Development , Lansdale
, PA ( 1985 - present ) ; Lenape Valley Mental Health Center , Chalfont , PA ...

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0059169250

Category: Nurse practitioners

Page: 282

View: 292

Categories: Nurse practitioners

Social Casework

Social Casework

Position offers opportunity to work intensively with children and develop
treatment skills . ... Clinic in transition from traditional community - based mental
health model ; hence , active leadership and creative characteristics are
imperative .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556003770856

Category: Social case work

Page:

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Categories: Social case work

101 Careers in Social Work Second Edition

101 Careers in Social Work  Second Edition

Salaries for those jobs requiring an MSW (e.g., hospice, mental health settings,
medical settings) will be significantly higher than for those jobs requiring a BSW
... Are you creative in planning social and recreational activities for older adults?

Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826129062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 573

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education
Categories: Business & Economics

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

I slowly began to venture outside the box and try to put a therapeutic spin on
creative activities. As I become more and ... Later, I accepted a position
supervising all of the day-treatment programs at the community mental health
center. I had the ...

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849058650

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 207

Drawing on art, music, stories, poetry and film, the author provides more than 100 fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers ages 5 and older, with the activities designed to teach social-skills development, anger-control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Original.
Categories: Psychology

Nursing Times Nursing Mirror

Nursing Times  Nursing Mirror

Are you a mature , dynamic , creative , qualified and experienced mental health
nurse ? ... Job Ref : PICU1 Please mention Nursing Times when replying to
advertisements Substance Misuse Service We have a dedicated ward providing
detoxification ... Health and Social Care Services COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC
NURSE - GRADE F £ 18,970 - £ 23,690 + Psychiatric Lead The Mental Health
Service ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0087584223

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Employment. Service , APHA . Community Mental Health Nursing Specialist - R .
N . , M . N . Experience in crisis intervention , family therapy , mental health
consultation ... Seeks creative position demanding long hours and challenging
work .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158000467950

Category: Public health

Page:

View: 135

Categories: Public health

Person Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Person Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Recovery is holistic: Recovery encompasses an individual's whole life, including
mind, body, spirit, and community. This includes addressing: self-care practices,
family, housing, employment, education, clinical treatment for mental disorders
and substance use disorders, services and ... primary health care, dental care,
complementary and alternative services, faith, spirituality, creativity, social
networks, ...

Author: Catherine N. Dulmus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118653357

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 747

"Both timely and critical for recovery-oriented practice, thisbook provides practitioners with the focused, essential knowledgeand skills to be truly person-centered and recovery-oriented whensupporting an individual's recovery journey. Dulmus and Nisbet haveprovided the field with an overdue practical resource. Making therecovery planner's best practice individual recovery plan formatavailable on CD-ROM is brilliant, and every agency will want toincorporate it into its EMR." —Linda Rosenberg, President/CEO National Council forCommunity Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, D.C. "This is a practical and useful tool for case managers andcommunity support workers who are assisting people with seriousmental illness toward recovery. Working in a person-centeredfashion is what our consumers want and expect, but to date, therehave been few published tools with practical value for frontlinestaff. This resource is timely and relevant." —Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions, Delmar, NewYork; former NYS Commissioner of Mental Health and Chair of thePresident's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,2002–2003 Proven guidance for creating effective person-centered plansthat facilitate the recovery process for individuals with seriousmental illness Recent national and international mental health policy ispromoting service delivery models that incorporate person-centeredand recovery-oriented approaches, in which individuals are in thelead role, defining their own goals for their individualizedrecovery plans. Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults withSerious Mental Illness provides mental health practitionerswith a useful resource to implement person-centered planning withina recovery framework when working with individuals with a seriousmental illness. Providing a succinct overview of the historical roots,philosophy, and practice of person-centered recovery,Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness is organized around the three stages ofrecovery—Beginnings, Moving Forward, and Leaving YourPractitioner Behind—yet still allows both the individual andpractitioner to revisit any of the three stages during the ebb andflow of an individual's recovery journey. Sample recovery plans are included, covering the individual'sstatus, personal priorities, short-term objectives, and recoverysteps, and are organized around common recovery goalsincluding: Self-advocacy Family relationships Health and wellness Community involvement Stress management Relapse prevention Personal crisis planning Transportation Social relationships Meaningful activities Life skills A companion CD-ROM provides all of the plans found in the bookin an easily customizable word-processing format.Person-Centered Recovery Planner for Adults with Serious MentalIllness assists practitioners in becoming effectiveperson-centered facilitators and advocates for recovery thatmeaningfully supports individuals in achieving their hopes anddreams.
Categories: Psychology

Creativity and Job Stress

Creativity and Job Stress

In R. M. Smith , G. F. Aker , and J. R. Kidd ( Eds . ) Handbook of Adult Education ,
New York : MacMillan Publishing Co. , Inc. , 1970 . Brennan ... Cherniss , Cary
and Egnatios , E. " Is There Job Satisfaction in Community Mental Health ?

Author: Bruce Francis Pamperin

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89010876589

Category: Creative ability

Page: 278

View: 624

Categories: Creative ability

101 Careers in Gerontology

101 Careers in Gerontology

Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) 69 • Ability to be creative and innovative •
Ability to blend verbal and nonverbal ... Workplace(s): These include mental
health facilities, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, adult day care
centers, ...

Author: C. Joanne Grabinski, MA, ABD, FAGHE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826115039

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 330

Wanted: Gerontology Workers, Gerontological Specialists, and Gerontologists for careers now and into the future. As our population of persons aged 65 and over grows and lives longer through these ages, the need for more practitioners with gerontology-specific training is growing as well. Opportunities for careers in gerontology are everywhere and more are appearing every day, however the increasing number of options in this field makes the task of finding information, mentoring, and jobs more difficult. How do you know if gerontology is right for you and what options for practice are available? 101 Careers in Gerontology will guide you in your search, providing glimpses into and information about a broad range of options that are gerontology-specific or gerontology-related. This guide is for all levels of job seekers-college or high school students looking to begin careers or paths of study, professionals needing credentials, mid-career job seekers, even guidance counselors or parents looking for help counseling young adults. Types of jobs and where you would work-including areas you may not have considered such as clothing design, anthropology, or law-education requirements for those jobs, practitioner profiles, and emerging job prospects are all outlined to give you the information you need to decide which path in gerontology is right for you. Interviews with practitioners provide insight on what it's like to be starting out in gerontology or to have worked in the field for years, as well as the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning. So go ahead, use this book and tweak your interest, spur your imagination, or identify a broader spectrum of career possibilities that might be a good fit for you. Welcome to the exciting, dynamic, and ever-expanding professional world of Gerontology!
Categories: Social Science

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

This book argues that medication alone does not take away the deep emotional pain of feeling isolated and lonely, and considers the modification of the client's social relationships as a critical ingredient in any treatment.

Author: Diana Semmelhack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415519328

Category: Psychology

Page: 146

View: 952

Mental illness is prevalent in society with a quarter of individuals having a diagnosable mental illness. A growing percentage of these individuals develop severe disorders which incapacitate them and may leave them unemployed, lonely, isolated and untreated. In recent years, there has been a movement away from therapy, and a heightened emphasis on medicalization. This book argues that medication alone does not take away the deep emotional pain of feeling isolated and lonely, and considers the modification of the client’s social relationships as a critical ingredient in any treatment. Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness explores a non-traditional application of treatment known as the group-as-a-whole model. This approach to group work derives from the Tavistock tradition, in which emphasis on the whole group versus any specific member makes the group a safe place to risk sharing and confronting painful issues. This text highlights the efficacy of utilizing this model in the treatment of severely mentally ill consumers in various settings including jails, nursing homes and group homes. Included in the book: -case studies using the Tavistock method -the power of group-as-a-whole work in educating mental health professionals and graduate students -the use of the model to enhance creative expression in the arts -the use of the model to understand larger social systems This text will be of value to mental health professionals, researchers and educators interested in the treatment of severely mentally ill populations in institutional settings, and individuals with a specific interest in group psychotherapy.
Categories: Psychology

Careers in Focus

Careers in Focus

JOB. Recreational therapists work with people with mental, physical, or emotional
disabilities. They are professionals who employ leisure ... including mental
hospitals, psychiatric day hospitals, community mental health centers, nursing
homes, adult day care programs, ... can involve solo or group singing, playing in
bands, rhythmic and other creative activities, listening to music, or attending
concerts.

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438111469

Category: Allied health personnel

Page: 202

View: 687

Examines careers related to various kinds of therapy, covering the basics of each job, personal and professional requirements, work environment, salary statistics, future outlook for the career, and more.
Categories: Allied health personnel

Community Health and Wellness

Community Health and Wellness

These factors are instrumental to mental health as they provide the resilience,
health assets, capabilities and capacity for ... In addition, mental wellbeing has a
powerful effect on job performance, worker productivity, creativity and
absenteeism ...

Author: Anne McMurray

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729579544

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 250

A new edition of the esteemed nursing text exploring social, cultural and political issues affecting individual and community health What makes a healthy community? And how can nurses and midwives support community health and wellbeing? In Community Health and Wellness, 4th Edition: Primary health care in practice, authors Anne McMurray and Jill Clendon advance the discussion of health as a product of the interaction between people and their environment. Engagingly written and based on extensive research, this valuable nursing textbook is ideal for nursing students as well as those working in the field. Issues such a gender and cultural inclusiveness provide essential backdrops to evidence-based policy, research and the provision of equitable health care for all. The Miller Family case study This new edition of Community Health and Wellness features a common family case study running throughout the text. The Miller family crosses Australia and New Zealand; providing examples of primary health care issues in both countries. These include child health services, accessing care, adolescent health, contemporary family issues, ageing, cultural support and inclusive health care. • global insights with a focus on primary health care practice in Australia and New Zealand • promotion of community health care across the lifespan • a unique socio-ecological approach to community health • the Ottawa Charter, the Jakarta Declaration and the Bangkok Charter are included as contemporary health promotion guidelines for practice • extensive references providing current, specific source information • an emphasis on health literacy, intervention and health promotion • an evolving case study in each chapter, with links to reflective activities • a focus on learning outcomes to facilitate the integration of policy, research and practice • exploration of Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery roles in primary health care practice • strong pedagogy to increase engagement and emphasise key community health issues • reflective exercises and action points encouraging readers to consider key issues, their implications and next steps • research studies exemplifying each chapter’s central theme and promoting evidence-based practice
Categories: Medical

Compliance Supplement March 2011

Compliance Supplement  March 2011

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CFDA 93.958 BLOCK
GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH ... To insure creative and cost
effective delivery of services , States are encouraged to develop solutions to
address the specific mental health ... treatment , rehabilitation , employment ,
housing , education , medical , dental , and other support services that enable
individuals to ...

Author:

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160885183

Category:

Page:

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The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner with DSM 5 Updates 2nd Edition

The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner  with DSM 5 Updates  2nd Edition

Recovery embraces all aspects of life, including housing, employment, education
, mental health and healthcare treatment and services, complementary and
naturalistic services, addictions treatment, spirituality, creativity, social networks, ...

Author: Deborah W. Frazer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119063872

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 427

This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 30 behaviorally based presentingproblems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet therequirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, andthird-party payors Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions asrequired by many public funding sources and private insurers PracticePlanners® THE BESTSELLINGTREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, SecondEdition provides all the elements necessary to quickly andeasily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands ofHMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state andfederal agencies New edition features empirically supported, evidence-basedtreatment interventions Organized around 30 behaviorally based presenting problemsincluding depression, unresolved grief, life role transition, andsubstance abuse Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plancomponents by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to therequirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agenciesincluding CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Additional resources in thePracticePlanners® series: Documentation Sourcebooks provide the forms and records thatmental health??professionals need to??efficiently run theirpractice. Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-useassignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged betweensessions. For more information on ourPracticePlanners®, including our full lineof Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at:www.wiley.com/practiceplanners
Categories: Psychology

Health and Inequality

Health and Inequality

Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice Angela M. Tod, Julia
Hirst. 16. THE. LITTLE. SOCIETY. The personalisation agenda and sustaining
older adults with enduring mental health needs in community care provision ...
and horticultural and creative pursuits as key community activities of people with
severe or complex mental health ... People with severe and enduring mental
illnesses who are over 65 have often experienced a lifetime of low expectations
of employment ...

Author: Angela M. Tod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136209369

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 130

How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their practice can help to minimise health inequalities. The social model of health embraces individual lifestyles, social and community networks, socio-economic, political and cultural influences and the plethora of factors that can impact on public health, for instance, education, work, welfare benefits, environment, housing, health and social care. All of these can have a significant effect on people’s experiences of health and well-being, and are often unrecognised sources of health inequalities. This innovative textbook outlines and discusses key public health principles and the social model of health. Drawing on a range of case studies and the international literature, it looks at how public health research has been applied to policy and practice. The book discusses the transferability that these findings have had and their capacity to influence and provide evidence for practice. Health and Inequality covers a broad range of social determinants of health, encountered throughout the life-course, including: Pre-birth and early years Breastfeeding and teenage mothers Health inequalities for mothers and babies in prison Children in full time education Sexuality, relationships and sexual health of young people Early adulthood Welfare rights and health benefits Women, employment and well-being Adults in later life Practical and clearly structured, this text will be useful to a range of health and social care professionals involved in public health work, particularly those undertaking courses on public health, health promotion or the social determinants of health.
Categories: Medical