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The Challenges Of Mental Health Caregiving

Author : Ronda C. Talley
ISBN : 9781461487913
Genre : Psychology
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Caring for the ill, disabled, very old, or very young requires a labor-intensive commitment that is not only essential to the well-being of individuals and to society as a whole, but also fraught with physical, financial, and psychological risks. And despite the critical nature of their job, caregivers rarely have avenues of support. The Challenges of Mental Health Caregiving addresses the complexities of the situation with uncommon depth and breadth. Suited to researchers, scientist-practitioners and clinicians, and students seeking a rounded understanding of the field, it examines how caregiving affects the lives, work, and mental health of family and professional caregivers. Chapters explore developmental, cultural, and spiritual contexts of care, addressing ongoing concerns about care in relation to larger health systems and emphasizing the need for care to be viewed as a community, rather than an individual or family experience. Further, the book's conclusion strongly advocates for more effective and efficient uses for available funds and resources while offering workable proposals for service improvements at the policy level. Key areas of coverage: The impact of caregiving on physical and mental health. Integrating mental health and primary care. The promotion of positive mental health outcomes in children and youth. Mid-life concerns and caregiver experience. Loss, grief, bereavement and the implications for mental health caregiving. Policy issues in caregiving and mental health. The Challenges of Mental Health Caregiving is a clear-sighted reference for researchers, clinicians and scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in the caregiving fields, including clinical psychology, social work, public health/medicine, geriatrics/gerontology, public policy, and educational policy.

Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving

Author : Ronda C. Talley
ISBN : 9781461489733
Genre : Psychology
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Effective, meaningful caregiving requires a well-coordinated and informed effort guided by various highly skilled specialists across several interrelated professions, including psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists. Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving addresses the information needs of these interrelated professionals, contributing to the direct care of individuals and serving as an essential resource for those who ultimately create collaborative approaches to contemporary caregiving plans. In addition, the volume provides a wealth of evidence-based research findings to facilitate ongoing dialogue about multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on and interventions for the complex challenge of caregiving in America. Key areas of coverage include: The status of professional caregiving in the United States. Nursing perspectives on the state of family caregiving. Psychological aspects of caregiving. A human development, lifespan perspective on caregiving during late life. Public health contributions to caregiving. Multidisciplinary Coordinated Caregiving offers a wealth of insights for those researchers, practitioners, and graduate students who seek to optimize the care of individuals across such fields as psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology, and medicine as well as public and educational policy making.

Supporting People With Dementia At Home

Author : David Challis
ISBN : 9781317048282
Genre : Social Science
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Supporting People with Dementia at Home details a groundbreaking study of an intensive care management scheme designed for older people with dementia that are at risk of entry into residential care. The authors use a quasi-experimental approach to compare how the individuals on the mental health team in one community were matched to a similar community without the service. They analyze the evidence focusing on the eventual placement of the individual suffering, the quality of care they receive, and also the needs of their carers. This book offers valuable evidence about the factors which can maximize the independence and well being of older people with dementia, from the perspective of older people and their carers. For those who commission services, it is highly relevant to service models for the National Dementia Strategy in England.

Rural Caregiving In The United States

Author : Ronda C. Talley
ISBN : 1461403022
Genre : Psychology
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Caregivers living in rural areas face daunting obstacles. In addition to the isolation and anxiety that many caregivers across the country experience, rural caregivers must also cope with limited access to uncoordinated resources and severe shortages of trained professionals. Although many research, policy, and practice upgrades have been made in response to caregivers’ general concerns, the specific problems facing the rural caregiver have been less frequently addressed. Focusing on what is known as well as what is needed – and zeroing in on major subgroups within this diverse population – Rural Caregiving in the United States replaces misconceptions of the nonurban experience with real-life issues, findings, and solutions. For example, this pioneering volume: Covers a broad range of issues unique to rural caregiving, including research, education/training, policy, and practice. Identifies specific needs related to education, training, and support for rural caregivers. Examines both the positive and negative effects of rural living on caregivers as well as patients. Discusses the importance of in-home care in lieu of scarcer forms of for-profit care (e.g., hospitals). Addresses not only discrepancies between rural and urban health care systems but racial and ethnic disparities within rural health care. Explores the advantages of using information technology to address rural health care limitations. Rural Caregiving in the United States offers uniquely knowledgeable perspectives to researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, nursing, gerontology and geriatrics, medicine, public health, public policy, and educational policy.

Global Mental Health

Author : Vikram Patel
ISBN : 9780199920181
Genre : Medical
File Size : 87. 70 MB
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This is the definitive textbook on global mental health, an emerging priority discipline within global health, which places priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide.

Dementia And Social Work Practice

Author : Carole B. Cox, PhD
ISBN : 0826101089
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59. 30 MB
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"Practical coverage of driving, day care, support groups, and respite is particularly welcome. This is a good book to have available, not just for social work faculty and students, but also for those in the health sciences, psychology, and sociology. It will be a useful resource for professionals coping with the increasing problems for family and community that an aging population and the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease bring with them....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduate through professionals/practitioners."--Choice Beyond the immediate and devastating effects dementia can have on individuals and their quality of life are the strains that are placed on the families, caregivers, and communities that support them. Social workers are in a unique position to address all these issues at the same time that they provide care for individuals with dementia. To facilitate the entrance of social workers into this area of care, Carol B. Cox has edited a volume of expert articles on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of dementia. . Readers will learn the latest assessment instruments, as well as how to distinguish between Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's dementias. Intervention strategies for every stage of dementia are presented. The effects of culture and diversity on the treatment of persons with dementia are examined, including examples of successful programs from several countries. The benefits and drawbacks of adult day services, community care, and residential care are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the legal, financial, and psychological stresses faced by caregivers of those with dementia rounds out this much needed text.

The Sacred Art Of Caregiving

Author : James W. Ramage, MSW, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781468576771
Genre : Self-Help
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Few books have been written specifically for those dedicated men and women who labor as caregivers in our healthcare system. This is unusual when one considers that the services provided those needing medical care is largely their responsibility. This book is an educational resource which addresses the multi-faceted and often complex physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues which challenge the caregivers. The information contained in this text will be especially beneficial to these caregivers who provide direct, hands-on care to the elderly residing in special and long-term care facilities as well as home care. It will assist this specific group of caregiver with little or no formal training in the health care profession to participate more realistically in goal setting strategies, increase self-confidence, and improve their decision making skills. It will give them a greater sense of purpose and an improved sense of security in performing their caregiving responsibilities. It will also be helpful to the caregiver in his or her accumulating knowledge about the elderly resident. For example, he or she will become familiar with family structure, stressors which exist, coping skills, social support structures, physical, psychological, psychosocial and spiritual symptomatology as well as ethnic and cultural issues. The author is of the opinion that the information contained in this book will, in addition, increase the caregiver’s knowledge base. For example, it will include effective ways of communicating with the elderly for whom they are caring including the use of behavioral management improving the caregiver’s skill base making their jobs easier, and more productive. Such knowledge will improve their quality of life as well as the individual resident for whom they are responsible.

Nursing Older People

Author : Rhonda Nay
ISBN : 9780729578981
Genre : Medical
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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.

Handbook Of Social Work Practice With Vulnerable And Resilient Populations

Author : Alex Gitterman
ISBN : 9780231537018
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66. 13 MB
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Every day, social workers deal with individuals, families, and groups struggling with problems that are often chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected. When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, these populations become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities and immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

The Science Of Inclusion

Author : Leslie Curry
ISBN : CORNELL:31924105993343
Genre : Medical sciences
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