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Elements of the Helping Process: A Guide for Clinicians

by Raymond Fox

The book takes a humanistic approach to guiding clinicians, emphasizing that professional practice involves a deliberate, conscious, and disciplined use of self with clients' participating in a forum that is...


Gerontology and Geriatrics Collections

by Lee Ash

An essential resource for any library where research on aging is conducted--a guide to important and unique holdings in the field.


Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement: Living Forward

by James W Ellor & C.W. Brister

A discerning guide through the ups and downs of retirement

The number of people age 65 and older worldwide has more than tripled to nearly half a billion over the last 50 years. Spiritual Wisdom for Successful...


Social Work in Ambulatory Care: New Implications for Health and Social Services

by Gary Rosenberg

The contributing authors of this volume--respected authorities on health care and social work--describe the shift from hospital based care to ambulatory patient and family focused community based services. Social...


Aging Into the 21st Century: The Exploration of Aspirations and Values

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia

by Fifa Rahman & Nick Crofts

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia is unique because it gathers perspectives from all over Asia into one place, allowing for effective advocacy. Previously, there was no single source of material that...


Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth

by Karen Sternheimer

This book focuses on early childhood to late teen issues like kidnapping and child safety, childhood obesity, school safety and zero tolerance policies, teen drivers, hazing, bullying and risk-taking behavior....


Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

by Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims.


The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution

by David Wagner

Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or...


Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old¿And Made Billions

by Arlene Weintraub

A veteran BusinessWeek reporter exposes the corruption inside the multibillion-dollar anti-aging industry


Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

by John Palfrey & Urs Gasser

The first generation of “Digital Natives”—children who were born into and raised in the digital world—are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our...


Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging

by Toni M. Calasanti & Kathleen F. Slevin

The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences,...


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Victorian Old Age

by Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Katharina Boehm & Anna Farkas

This essay collection develops new perspectives on constructions of old age in literary, legal, scientific and periodical cultures of the nineteenth century. Rigorously interdisciplinary, the book places leading...


Governance, Development, and Social Work

by Chathapuram S. Ramanathan & Subhabrata Dutta

This book explores how many issues related to development and governance -including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and...


Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

by Linda Gast, Anne Patmore & Jane Wonnacott

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural...


In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

by Emmanuel Y Lartey

The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural...


Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Maintaining and Managing Your Professional Boundaries

by Frank Cooper

This book is as a basic primer for maintaining all types of boundaries during the professional relationship, from legal boundaries and policies governing behaviour to rules surrounding confidentiality. The book...


Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives

by Mary K. DeShazer

While breast cancer continues to affect the lives of millions, contemporary writers and artists have responded to the ravages of the disease in creative expression. Mary K. DeShazer's book looks specifically...


Acts of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American Charity Practices

by Sheila C. Moeschen

Acts of Conspicuous Compassion investigates the relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment in America, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make...


So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

by Peter Edelman

Income disparities in our wealthy nation are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. The structure of today’s economy has stultified wage growth for half of America’s workers—with even...