Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152970362X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Now in an updated fifth edition, this book provides readers with overviews of all the key theories, concepts and terminology associated with mental health, summarising them succinctly in a series of easily digestible yet expertly written entries. Structured into four sections, the text starts with entries related to Mental Health and Mental Abnormality, before moving onto Mental Health Services and Society. The new edition offers: 68 concise chapters including new entries on ADHD, Secondary Prevention, Challenges for Practitioners, and The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health. Updates across all chapters to make the content more in-line with contemporary critical debates in mental health, including new terminology and references to modern mental health services. A new contextualising introduction on the sticky subject of mental health terminology. Additional further reading examples and suggestions An essential guide for students of mental health studies, health, nursing, social work, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.
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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907774

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Mental health is an area of study which is often bewildering to new students and trainee practitioners. This book provides a guide to the key topics and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness and which govern the provisionof services for people with mental health problems.
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Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

Author: Toyin Okitikpi,Cathy Aymer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204545

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!" John MacDonough, London South Bank University "Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It: - Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice - Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates - Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively - Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension - Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.
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Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research

Author: Annette McIntosh-Scott,Tom Mason,Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead,David Coyle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296067

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics of nursing and healthcare research.
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Key Concepts in Body and Society

Author: Kate Cregan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268888

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"This is a very useful book outlining the key concepts of the body in society. It is easy to read and provides useful examples, making it ideal for students across a range of social science disciplines." - Dr Sharron Hinchliff, Sheffield University "Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style... An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teaching." - Dr Rob Meadows, University of Surrey "This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluable." - Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: Includes an easy to understand definition Provides real-world examples Gives suggestions for further reading Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts. Written to meet the needs of the modern student, this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.
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Key Concepts in Public Health

Author: Frances Wilson,Andi Mabhala

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857025082

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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"This is a very good text for undergraduate students as it gives a broad overview of the concept of public health, utilising case studies to illustrate practical application. This book would be also be an excellent way for practitioners to increase their own knowledge of public health and could inform their own continuing professional development." Julie Lemprière, University of Gloucestershire Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field. Each entry features: - a snapshot definition of the concept - a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice - key points relevant to the entry - case studies to illustrate the application to practice - examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book to turn to for learning more about key issues in public health practice and education. The clever structure means the book can be read in its entirety to support a programme of study or readers can use it to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular concept. It meets the validation requirements of all allied health and nursing training programmes and will also be invaluable for policy-makers and healthcare practitioners continuing their professional education.
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Key concepts in journalism studies

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.
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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Author: David Pilgrim,Bernice Pescosolido,Anne Rogers

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1847873820

Category: Medical

Page: 547

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This title integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.
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Key Concepts in Social Gerontology

Author: Judith E Phillips,Kristine J Ajrouch,Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in aging across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline. The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the ‘building blocks’ of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area. Each concept is explored in terms of its history, application, usefulness to theory and research, and significance in practice.
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Contesting Psychiatry

Social Movements in Mental Health

Author: Nick Crossley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134258542

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author’s extensive research, the book provides an empirical account and exploration of the key features including: an account of the key social movements and organizations who have contested psychiatry over the last fifty years the theorization of resistance to psychiatry which might apply to other national contexts and to social movement formation and protest in other medical arenas the exploration of theories of power in psychiatry. Original and provocative in its approach, this book offers a new sociological perspective on psychiatry.
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