New Law and Ethics in Mental Health Advance Directives

Author: Penelope Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415532945
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

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.

Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities

Author: George H.S. Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317979135
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.

The Caring Self

Author: Clare L. Stacey
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801476990
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Genre: Medical

Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.

Family caregiving in mental illness

Author: Harriet P. Lefley
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 0803957203
Release Date: 1996-01-18
Genre: Medical

"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.

Sociological abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105011674467
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Sociology

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.

Smile or Die

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 9783888979200
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Political Science

Wie konnte aus dem harmlosen Lob einer optimistischen Lebenseinstellung eine kulturelle Glaubenswahrheit mit zunehmend zwanghaften Zügen werden? Mit kritischer Intelligenz und beißendem Spott nimmt Ehrenreich eine blühende Bewusstseinsindustrie unter die Lupe, die mit "Positive Thinking" inzwischen Milliarden verdient. "Sei positiv! Optimisten leben länger! Der Erfolg ist in dir!" Seit Jahrzehnten künden Ratgeber und Motivationstrainer von der grenzenlosen Macht positiven Denkens. Glück, Gesundheit, Reichtum und beruflicher Erfolg - so die Botschaft - sind für jeden jederzeit erreichbar, eine lückenlos positive Grundhaltung vorausgesetzt. Selbst schuld, wer da noch Sorgen hat oder gar die Ursachen seiner Probleme in der Realität vermutet. Arbeitslose erfahren, einzig der Ton ihrer Bewerbung entscheide über deren Erfolg. Selbst Krebskranke werden heute gewarnt, eine "negative Haltung" könne ihre Heilung gefährden. Eine "erfrischend aggressive und glänzend intelligente Attacke auf das Nonsense-Monster mit den tausend Armen" (Daily Mail), zugleich ein überfälliges Plädoyer für eine Rückkehr zu Realismus und gesundem Menschenverstand.

Facebook YouTube Xing Co

Author: Charlene Li
Publisher:
ISBN: 3446417826
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

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.

Handbook of aging and the social sciences

Author: Robert H. Binstock
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
ISBN: 0442264801
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.

Digitale Transformation von Dienstleistungen im Gesundheitswesen I

Author: Mario A. Pfannstiel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658122584
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Medical

Das vorliegende Buch gibt Einblicke in den Entwicklungsstand zum Thema Digitalisierung im ambulanten Versorgungsbereich. Es werden Potenziale und Transformationsprozesse, die sich durch die Digitalisierung ergeben, aufgezeigt. In den einzelnen Beiträgen werden Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze aus dem Bereich der Digitalisierung von Dienstleistungen von renommierten Autoren aufgegriffen und ausführlich dargestellt. Von besonderem Interesse ist der Sammelband daher sowohl für Praktiker als auch für Wissenschaftler.