The recognition of positive rights and the growing impact of human rights principles has recently orchestrated a number of reforms in mental health law, bringing increasing entitlement to an array of health services. In this book, Penelope Weller considers the relationship between human rights and mental health law, and the changing attitudes which have led to the recognition of a right to demand treatment internationally. Weller discusses the ability of those with mental health problems to use advance directives to make a choice about what treatment they receive in the future, should they still be unable to decide for themselves. Focusing on new perspectives offered by the Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Weller explores mental health law from a variety of international perspectives including: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, where policies differ depending on whether you are in England and Wales, or Scotland. These case studies indicate how human rights perspectives are shifting mental health law from a constricted focus upon treatment refusal, towards a recognition of positive rights. The book covers topics including: refusing treatment new approaches in human rights international perspectives in mental health law the right to demand treatment. The text will appeal to legal and mental health professionals as well as academics studying mental health law, and policy makers.
Author: George H.S. Singer
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Family & Relationships
Family members provide the majority of care for individuals with disabilities in the United States. Recognition is growing that family caregiving deserves and may require societal support, and evidence-based practices have been established for reducing stress associated with caregiving. Despite the substantial research literature on family support that has developed, researchers, advocates and professionals have often worked in separate categorical domains such as family support for caregiving for the frail elderly, for individuals with mental illness, or for people with development disabilities. Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities addresses this significant limitation through cross-categorical and lifespan analyses of family support and family caregiving from the perspectives of theory and conceptual frameworks, empirical research, and frameworks and recommendations for improvements in public policy. The book also examines children with disabilities, children with autism, adults with schizophrenia, and individuals with cancer across the life cycle. This book was published as a two-part special issue in the Journal of Family Social Work.
Author: Harriet P. Lefley
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Release Date: 1996-01-18
"This is the most comprehensive book to-date about the role that families play in caring for adults with mental illness. Unique to this volume is an examination of caregiving roles from an historical perspective as well as from the perspective of various caregiving relationships--parents, adult children, and siblings. Of special importance is Dr. Lefley's delineation of the nature of caregiving throughout the life cycle of the family." Agnes B. Hatfield, Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park "I find Harriet Lefley's new book Family Caregiving in Mental Illness to be extremely thoughtful and comprehensive. It is all here--family theories and research, caregiving in the context of changes in the family life cycle, coping strategies, cross-cultural issues, advocacy, patient rights, and mental health policy. Dr. Lefley is the expert of experts when it comes to family caregiving in serious mental illness. The book is very readable and accessible to family members, social workers, and policymakers. It represents another big step in Dr. Lefley's courageous effort to bring family issues to public attention." --Richard Tessler, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Deinstitutionalization suddenly catapults family members into being the primary caregivers for functionally impaired adults who are diagnosed with mental illness. This role as caregiver is one that family members are untrained and unprepared for. In Family Caregiving in Mental Illness, author Harriet Lefley explores the experiences of those giving care for adults with mental illness. She thoughtfully examines the unique characteristics and conceptual models related to mental illness and then surveys the experience of mental illness in the context of the family life cycle and developmental stages of the illness. Family burden, including social stigma; treatment barriers; iatrogenic stress; and the relationship between the patient and caregiver are appraised while the influence on other family members is highlighted. The stages of familial response, specific types of coping strategies, and professional and nonclinical services for families are reviewed, along with positive affects on the family's welfare. Finally, cultural factors affecting family caregiving are discussed in the international context and in terms of ethnic differences within the United States. Also considered are the impact of advocacy movements on caregivers, the legal and ethical barriers to care, alternative models to family caregiving, and the maintenance and growth of consumer-run services. All professionals working with persons with mental illness as well as researchers and students in this area will find Family Caregiving in Mental Illness illuminating and valuable.
Author: Leo P. Chall
Release Date: 1992
CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Author: Charlene Li
Release Date: 2009
Immer mehr Menschen nutzen "Social Technologies": Internet-Plattformen wie Facebook, YouTube und Twitter sowie Tools wie Podcasts, Wikis und Blogs, wo sie sich online austauschen. Dort finden sie, was sie suchen - Informationen, Produkte, Geschäftspartner oder einfach jemanden zum Chatten. Viele Unternehmen tun sich schwer mit den Social Technologies: Sie sind es nicht gewohnt, dass sich Kunden ganz unverblümt zu ihren Produkten äußern, statt die "offizielle" Produktwerbung zu schlucken. Aber ob es den Unternehmen gefällt oder nicht: Die Bedeutung der Social Technologies nimmt ständig weiter zu. Unternehmen, die diesen Trend ignorieren, sind jetzt schon erheblich im Nachteil gegenüber ihren Wettbewerbern - wer die Herausforderung annimmt, kann davon stark profitieren. Charlene Li und Josh Bernoff zeigen, wie Social Technologies funktionieren - und wie Unternehmen sie strategisch für sich nutzen können. Mehr als zwanzig konkrete Fallbeispiele zeigen, wie führende Unternehmen aus aller Welt und in ganz verschiedenen Branchen mit Social Technologies ihren Umsatz und ihren Gewinn steigern - und was Führungskräfte in allen Unternehmen davon lernen können. Charlene Li, vormals bei Forrester Research, ist nun als unabhängige Vordenkerin und Beraterin tätig. Josh Bernoff ist Vice President und Principal Analyst bei Forrester Research. Er rief kontinuierlich erhobene Umfragen zu Technologiethemen bei Forrester Research ins Leben. Durch seine Forschungen versucht er eine Antwort auf die Frage zu geben, wie Menschen Technologien nutzen.
Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
Author: Robert H. Binstock
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Family & Relationships
Each volume of the HANDBOOKS OF AGING Series represents one of the three main influences on aging: the Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, and Handbook of Aging andthe Social Sciences. Each of the Handbooks presents critical comprehensive reviews of research knowledge, theories, concepts, and issues by the foremost scholars in the field. Chapters are selected to portray discrete units of research study, long-standing areas of research, and new developments.