• Self-help & personal development

      I Believe Therefore I Am

      How to Deliberately Live Your Life by Programming Your Mind for Success, Happiness, Love, and Fulfillment

      by Claire McGee, M.Msc

      What do you need to do to get your subconscious mind to believe and work cooperatively with your conscious efforts to manifest what you desire in life? Your reality is composed of habits formed through many years of self-programming. These habits influence and define your beliefs, which cause you to experience the same patterns in your life over and over again — for good or bad. Whatever you believe is your “reality” becomes your reality. Through a process of self-reflection and realization guided by author, consultant, and coach Claire McGee, you will discover how to eliminate your bad habits and enhance your good habits. You will delve into what the “Law of Attraction” is and what you can do to master your own success using this most incredible tool. Even before you finish this incredible book, you will come to know that your journey is just beginning and that the only limits that you face are the ones that you believe are there. Because of the ideas, methods, and skills you will learn in this book, you will become balanced in all areas of your thinking and action and you will begin to deliberately live the life of your own choosing — a life of success, happiness, love, and fulfillment.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Higher & further education, tertiary education
      November 2015

      Observing Children and Families

      Beyond the Surface

      by Gill Butler

      This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

    • Social work
      May 2016

      Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

      by Dyke, Chris

      You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written – write reports that achieve and illuminate.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

      Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

      by Dawn Mannay

      The relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains an issue of widespread international concern. The chapters in this edited collection will be useful for readers across geographical contexts, who are concerned with improving the lives of children and young people.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2019

      I, Robot – I, Care

      Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Technologien in der Pflege

      by Claudia Hauck, Charlotte Uzarewicz

      Technik ist aus der Pflege nicht wegzudenken. Mit Pflege 4.0 werden ganz neue Dimensionen im Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Maschine vorstellbar. Besonders die Pflegewissenschaft ist hier gefordert, Stellung zu beziehen und den Diskurs kritisch mitzuentwickeln. In diesem Sammelband wird der aktuelle Stand der technologischen Entwicklung in der Pflege dargestellt und deren Nutzen für die pflegerische Arbeit an ausgewählten Beispielen verdeutlicht. Dabei entstehen grundlegende Fragen in Bezug auf das, was den Kern von Care betrifft: Wer sorgt sich um wen, wenn sich alles um neue Technologien dreht? Hilft Technik, den Kern von Care zu finden? Und ganz grundsätzlich: Wie wird sich das Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine in Zukunft verändern? Das Buch gibt interessante Einblicke in spezifische und innovative Anwendungsfelder und bietet Argumentationsgrundlagen, wenn es um politische oder ökonomische Entscheidungsfindung geht.

    • Development studies
      March 2015

      Spaces of Aid

      How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

      by Lisa Smirl

      Aid workers commonly bemoan that the spaces and experiences of working in 'the field' often sit uneasily with the goals they've signed up to: from visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat, to checking emails from within gated compounds while surrounding communities have no running water. While such observations might seem intuitive, to date no concerted academic or policy study has dealt with the impact of these factors on theory or policy. Spaces of Aid provides the first book-length analysis of what has colloquially been referred to as Aid Land, exploring in depth two high-profile case studies - the Aceh tsunami and Hurricane Katrina - in order to uncover a fascinating history of the material objects that have become an endemic, expected, yet unexamined part of the aid landscape.

    • Medicine
      September 2014

      The Dark Side, Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

      by Andy Thompson

      Andy Thompson’s true-to-life, graphic and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain’s A&E emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you. You’ll smile at some of Andy’s real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear. Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give precise details of each incident, Andy has held firm to the real-life accounts, even in keeping the dialogue as close as his memory allows to what was really said at the time. It’s as if you’re there next to him, struggling with the effects of adrenaline and fighting to save life. This is a rare work of medical non-fiction delivered in a way that is factual, informative, but at the same time naturally entertaining and moving, written with candour and humour. And if you have ever thought what it takes to become a paramedic - or any other of the specialist vocations - and that you could never achieve it yourself, Andy’s inspiring story of how he went from postman to frontline healthcare professional, fulfilling his dream, will make you think again that anything is possible if you have the desire. Andy says there are no heroics in the book and that he simply did his job, but we are sure The Dark Side will leave you convinced there are true heroes on our streets right here, right now. Saving lives every day, every night and often against all the odds. It might even change your whole perspective on life.

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2014

      The Dark Side, Part 2 - Real Life Accounts of an NHS Paramedic

      The Traumatic, the Tragic and the Tearful

      by Andy Thompson

      Following up on his well-received first book, Andy Thompson provides another captivating, thought-provoking and at times intense glimpse into the daily life of a Paramedic working in the UK’s National Health Service. In the style of his first book, Andy recalls each event from the detailed documentation recorded at the time, each account written in a way that puts the reader right there next to him so that you live the events in real-time, hear the dialogue between paramedics, patient, their loved ones and other healthcare professionals as it would have been, and share in Andy’s thought processes during each of the ten very different situations he encounters. The term ‘The Dark Side’ describes the frontline emergency aspect of the Ambulance Service, since paramedics frequently experience sombre situations. In ‘The Dark Side, Part 2’ you will share in some truly traumatic, tragic and tearful events involving a seemingly vibrant, healthy young patient, a prison inmate, the victims of an horrific car crash, heart attacks, a frightening epileptic fit, the alarming effects of an allergic reaction, and what can happen when under-strain doctors prescribe the wrong medication. But there’s still room for lighthearted moments and a taste of the sometimes dark humour that allows paramedics to continually deal with events most of us would find too horrific. The detail in the descriptions of the care given to each patient on-scene by Andy and his colleagues will have you marvelling at the ability of these healthcare professionals to work at such speed of thought, buying enough time to deliver a patient into the specialist hands of hospital care and often full recovery. Of course there are inevitably also those times when tears of hope turn to tears of despair for loved ones. You cannot feel that pain until it happens to you, but this book will bring you mighty close to it at times.

    • Social work
      February 2013

      Children’s rights and child protection

      Critical times, critical issues in Ireland

      by Edited by Deborah Lynch and Kenneth Burns

      This topical book, now available in paperback, comprehensively draws together diverse perspectives from key leaders in the field to address critical issues for children in relation to their rights, welfare and protection at a critical time in Ireland. The broad array of chapters addresses the changing and complex landscape of policy, practice and law. It discusses the politics of children's rights, the impact of child abuse within the Catholic Church, diverse approaches to service delivery and professional practice, the media and representations of child protection practice and the relationship between research evidence and practice. It offers a critique of governance in children's services and identifies key barriers to fundamental progress in the area of children's rights and the protection of children. This original book fills a gap in publications in this area in Ireland. It is vital reading for academics, practitioners, managers, students and policy-makers, as well as being accessible to individuals with a broad interest in child welfare and protection.

    • Social welfare & social services
      June 1997

      The Reminiscence Quiz Book

      by Mike Sherman

      An enduringly popular, informative and unusual quiz book specifically produced for work with reminiscence groups. Covering the years 1930 to 1969, it draws on memories and experiences of daily life and recalls major events and celebrities. More than 600 questions and answers are offered on four topics: news, people, entertainment and daily life. Questions can be adapted to all ages and abilities, and answers are supported by a wealth of background information, ensuring that the answers can be discussed to extend the activity.

    • Counselling & advice services
      January 1997

      Assertiveness

      A Practical Approach

      by Clare Ward, Stephanie Holland

      This highly successful title offers an opportunity for professionals from all backgrounds to develop an understanding of assertiveness. which has been shown to be therapeutically advantageous for all kinds of client groups and can be useful in many contexts. It is a highly practical working manual from which you can apply the principles of assertiveness both to yourself and to your clients. Contents: Behaviour types Being assertive Our right to be assertive Owning our feelings Refusing and requesting Self respect Criticism & conflict Sexuality The assertive option Clinical application.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2017

      Community Organization and Development

      from its history towards a model for the future

      by Steve Clarke

      Community development describes a professional intervention technique for building and strengthening communities. Over the years, the methods and values of this approach to planned social change have evolved. This book plots that history with care, and shows how the lessons of the past can be used to create a model for today that can be used in a wide variety of contexts.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 1994

      Work, Death, and Life Itself

      Essays on Management and Organization

      by Burkard Sievers

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 1996

      The Struggle over Singapore's Soul

      Western Modernization and Asian Culture

      by Joseph B. Tamney

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2018

      Children by Choice?

      Changing Values, Reproduction, and Family Planning in the 20th Century

      by Ann-Katrin Gembries, Theresia Theuke, Isabel Heinemann

      Medizinisch-technische Errungenschaften des 20. Jahrhunderts, wie beispielsweise die Erfindung des Latex-Präservativs (1930), die Einführung der Anti-Baby-Pille (1961) auf dem freien Markt und die Geburt des ersten durch In-vitro-Fertilisation gezeugten Kindes (1978) führten in Europa und den USA dazu, dass das Planen, Zeugen und Machen von Kinder zunehmend Gegenstand individueller und gesellschaftlicher Auseinandersetzungen wurde. Vor dem Hintergrund umfassender politischer, ökonomischer und kultureller Transformationen musste dabei das Verhältnis zwischen Machbarem, Wünschenswertem und Erlaubtem gesellschaftlich immer wieder neu ausgehandelt werden. Der vorliegende Band untersucht in acht Beiträgen, wie sich im 20. Jahrhundert das Denken, Reden und Handeln im Hinblick auf Kinder und Familienplanung veränderte. In einer international vergleichenden Perspektive wird dabei insbesondere der diesen Entwicklungen zugrunde liegende Wertewandel in den Blick genommen.

    • The Arts
      November 2017

      THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE

      Report of an Art and Research Project on Addiction and Spaces of Violence

      by Ulrike Möntmann, Peter Weibel

      As the portrait of a fringe group, this book invites the reader to engage with the phenomenon of outcasts; it orders the rich material – which has grown out of numerous projects of artistic research with female drug users in European prisons and therapy institutions – and sets it into context. In this way, the conditions which have become structurally embedded in social processes are laid open and made perceptible as a matter of public concern. The biographical and artistic work with the inmates, the correspondence, the interventions in the isolated, public, and cultural sphere, the minutes, reflections, and results of the interdisciplinary exchange with scientists are comprehensively documented and illustrated.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 1940

      Studien zum Täterstrafrecht

      by Paul Bockelmann

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 1993

      The Double Games of Participation

      Pay, Performance and Culture

      by Marcel Bolle De Bal, Irene Shayler

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