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Dis/ability Studies: Theorising disablism and ableism

by Dan Goodley

In this ground-breaking new work, Dan Goodley makes the case for a novel, distinct, intellectual, and political project - dis/ability studies - an orientation that might encourage us to think again about the...


Women, Aging, and Ageism

by Evelyn R Rosenthal

Here is a unique text that examines the lives of middle-aged and old women. Women, Aging and Ageism, in response to the lack of literature that focuses on aging women, presents timely and definitive research...


Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

by Matthew P. Janicki & Arthur J. Dalton

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs

by David A Baptiste

How would you handle these situations? Check your expertise against the approaches presented here!This fascinating collection shows how a practicing therapist handled clients stuck in the therapeutic process....


Community-Based Systems of Long-Term Care

by Rick T. Zawadski

An enlightening review of the successes and failures of several federally funded community-based projects that offered elderly persons an alternative to nursing home care. Policymakers, caregivers, and students...


Handbook of Group Activities for Impaired Adults

by Elsbeth Martindale & Scott Cabot Willis

Here is a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals who prepare and lead group activities for impaired older adults. Filling a crucial gap in the field of clinical gerontology, this invaluable guide provides...


How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home: Four Programs That Work and Why

by Tammy La Brake

Health care providers and social workers at nursing homes may feel they have little time to design programs for the family members of their residents, yet you will learn in How to Get Families More Involved...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


HIV/AIDS and the South African State: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond

by Annamarie Bindenagel Šehovic

For three decades post-apartheid, the HIV/AIDS epidemic from first acknowledgement to its management as a chronic disease, demanded unparalleled attention. This was nowhere more evident than in South Africa....


An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction

by Stephen Parkin

Exploring the value of photography and video as legitimate forms of social enquiry, An Applied Visual Sociology: Picturing Harm Reduction constitutes a guidebook for conducting applied visual sociology within...


Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

by Angela M. Tod & Julia Hirst

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...


Competence: Theoretical Frameworks

by Nancy P. Kropf & Roberta R. Greene

“This text explores the concept of competence and shows how it is expressed in a variety of theoretical frameworks.” —Journal of Social Work Education In this volume, the approach toward human behavior...


The First Interview, Fourth Edition

by James Morrison

This trusted practitioner resource and course text is grounded in James Morrison's experience with more than 15,000 mental health patients. Morrison provides a complete framework for interviewing adult patients...


A Matter of Gravity

by Hélène Vachon, Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Treading delicately between laughter and tragedy, Force of Gravity is a touching portrait of loneliness and the pursuit of happiness.


The Inner Life of the Dying Person

by Allan Kellehear

This unique book recounts the experience of facing one’s death solely from the dying person’s point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access...


Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy

by Dave Zirin

The leading US commentator on the politics of sports explores the coming World Cup and beyond.


The Shadow of the Hummingbird

by Athol Fugard & Paula Fourie

A legendary playwright mines the depth of the human heart.


Practice Education in Social Work: Achieving Professional Standards

by Pam Field, Lesley Littler & Cathie Jasper

An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social...


A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work: Connecting Indigenous knowledge and practice

by Lorraine Muller

Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality.


Homelessness: An Adventure, a Learning Experience, a Gift from God

by Marianne Van Valkenburgh

Jesus instructed his disciples: "Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts, take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or staff ..." Mathew 10:9, 10. I was homeless and I had...