• Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume I: The Violent against by Alexander Murray

    By Alexander Murray

    The word "Suicide and the center a long time" seems like a contradiction. was once existence too brief besides, and the Church too disapproving, to confess suicide? and the way is the historian alleged to discover? In addressing those questions Alexander Murray takes the reader on a awesome odyssey via medieval legislations, social existence, literature, and faith. He examines a variety of suicides and explores how the residing reacted to them--a subject that might be tested in additional element in Volumes II and III of this masterly trilogy.

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  • Welfare Policy Under New Labour: Views from Inside by Hugh Bochel, Andrew Defty

    By Hugh Bochel, Andrew Defty

    Based on an in depth sequence of interviews with MPs and friends from throughout Parliament, the publication strains the dynamics of political debate on welfare either among and inside of events; assesses the emergence of a brand new political consensus on welfare; info the welfare coverage atmosphere and the reform of Parliament less than Labour; examines the level to which MPs aid advancements in welfare coverage; offers the main specific evaluate to this point of MPs' attitudes to welfare and their perspectives at the way forward for the welfare nation lower than Blair and past and provides the 1st attention of the function of the reconstituted apartment of Lords within the scrutiny of welfare policy."Welfare coverage less than New Labour" presents a well timed exam of the position of Parliament within the coverage approach. it's going to end up precious to students and scholars of social coverage and British politics and pros operating in social paintings and welfare coverage. It additionally presents worthwhile insights if you happen to desire to foyer Parliament in those fields.

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  • The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective by Jonathan Gruber

    By Jonathan Gruber

    Essentially the most very important public coverage matters within the usa is the best way to enhance the lifestyles customers of deprived formative years who, of their early life, face low-quality university structures, bad entry to health and wellbeing care, and high-crime environments. the issues of deprived early life contains a extensive variety of study studying numerous elements of drawback, and methods of accelerating the facility of low-income youths to enhance their situations later in existence.  Taking an empirical economics standpoint, the 9 essays during this quantity examine the causal affects of drawback on early life results, and the way coverage interventions can alleviate these affects. each one bankruptcy develops a framework to explain the connection among youths and later existence results, addressing such components as academic chance, future health, local crime premiums, and employment. This very important booklet records the intense brief- and long term unfavorable results of early life drawback and offers nuanced proof of the influence of public coverage designed to aid needy young children.

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  • Drink and British Politics since 1830: A Study in Policy by J. Greenaway

    By J. Greenaway

    The difficulty of alcohol hasn't ever been faraway from British politics. at first, governments had to regulate its sale for public order purposes and since it used to be an immense income. Then in Victorian occasions a robust temperance circulation arose which sought to ban or significantly shrink the ''Demon Drink". This in flip aroused the hostility of the "Trade" and the problem turned one in every of fierce electoral politics. After 1890 drink was once interpreted extra as a social reform query after which within the First international battle, after a massive ethical panic, far-reaching measures of direct kingdom keep watch over have been imposed within the pursuits of nationwide potency. Later within the 20th century alcohol use got here to be obvious as a facet of rest and city making plans and, extra lately, as a overall healthiness factor. Drawing upon a variety of fundamental assets, John Greenaway makes use of the advanced politics of the problem to shed mild upon the altering political method and to check a variety of theories of the policymaking technique. either historians and political scientists may be drawn to this research.

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  • Group Work: A Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency by Lupe Alle-Corliss, Randall Alle-Corliss

    By Lupe Alle-Corliss, Randall Alle-Corliss

    Thorough, hands-on information for accomplishing workforce paintings in nonprofit, public, and for-profit organisation settings.

    Because it improves entry, is within your means, and will be converted to comply to evidence-based perform, team paintings has develop into the therapy technique of selection in a large diversity of human carrier firms. Written in an approachable demeanour that enables for direct translation of innovations into perform, Group paintings: a realistic consultant to constructing teams in service provider Settings presents a twin emphasis on scientific workforce talents besides an intensive figuring out of supplier platforms that's essential to meet the calls for of modern day perform settings.

    Written via specialists within the box, this ebook offers:

    • Practical, targeted, ready-to-use workforce healing procedures, together with staff goals, weekly consultation directions, dialogue subject matters, actions, appropriate examine, and different crucial tools
    • Coverage of the 3 significant varieties of agencies—nonprofit, public, and for-profit—supported via study and evidence-based remedies that mirror practitioners' real experiences
    • A exact employer standpoint that incorporates insurance of organisation constitution, regulations, background, employees, politics, casual and formal norms, and various shopper populations

    Group Work additionally encompasses a creative CD-ROM with over fifty diversified staff Profiles that may be custom-made to fit consumers' targeted types and desires. Addressing a large choice of mental concerns usually encountered in treatment paintings with groups,¿the crew Profiles disguise a number of consumers around the lifespan—children, youngsters, adults, older adults, and the medically in poor health. themes coated in those team Profiles contain anxiousness, melancholy, divorce adjustment, substance abuse, foster care, trauma, continual ache, anger administration, hospice, weight management/obesity prevention, youngster being pregnant, HIV/AIDS, and lots of more.

    Clear, concise, and present, Group paintings: a pragmatic advisor to constructing teams in employer Settings is an invaluable source from which execs will achieve the information, abilities, and know-how of the various intricacies serious about operating with assorted teams inside of diversified company settings. Its easy-to-follow presentation will let all psychological well-being pros to effectively follow various thoughts, rules, and abilities into their staff paintings practice.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be integrated as a part of publication file.

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  • Handbook of Health Social Work by Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne

    By Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne

    The instruction manual of wellbeing and fitness Social paintings offers a finished and evidence-based evaluate of latest social paintings perform in wellbeing and fitness care. Written from a wellbeing point of view, the chapters hide the spectrum of health and wellbeing social paintings settings with contributions from a variety of specialists. The ensuing source deals either a beginning for social paintings perform in healthiness care and a consultant for procedure, coverage, and application improvement in proactive and actionable terms.Three sections current the material:The Foundations of Social paintings in overall healthiness Care offers info that's simple and imperative to the operations of social staff in healthiness care, together with conceptual underpinnings; the improvement of the career; the good selection of roles played through social employees in overall healthiness care settings; moral concerns and determination - making in various arenas; public healthiness and social paintings; future health coverage and social paintings; and the knowledge of neighborhood elements in overall healthiness social work.Health Social paintings perform: A Spectrum of severe issues delves into serious perform matters similar to theories of overall healthiness habit; evaluation; powerful communique with either consumers and different individuals of healthiness care groups; intersections among overall healthiness and psychological future health; the results of faith and spirituality on overall healthiness care; relatives and healthiness; sexuality in overall healthiness care; and substance abuse.Health Social paintings: chosen parts of perform offers a number examples of social paintings perform, together with settings that contain older adults; nephrology; oncology; continual ailments resembling diabetes, center sickness, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; finish of existence care; ache administration and palliative care; and replacement remedies and conventional healers.The first ebook of its type to unite the full physique of wellbeing and fitness social paintings wisdom, the instruction manual of wellbeing and fitness Social paintings is a must-read for social paintings educators, directors, scholars, and practitioners.

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  • Safety in the Skies: Master Volume Abstract by Liam Sarsfield

    By Liam Sarsfield

    Contemporary high-profile advertisement aviation mishaps have stretched the nationwide Transportation protection Board's assets to the restrict and are trying out the agency's skill to solve the kinds of complicated disasters that bring about tragic injuries. In spotting the large demanding situations the NTSB faces, service provider Chairman Jim corridor sought a severe exam of the NTSB's skill to enquire significant transportation injuries, and specifically advertisement aviation injuries. the result of that learn are contained during this file, the main entire exam of the workings of the NTSB within the 30-year historical past of the agency.Adopting a multidisciplinary process, RAND used numerous quantitative and qualitative learn thoughts to evaluate the NTSB's operations and techniques. This examine, carried out in RAND's Institute for Civil Justice, outlines suggestions geared toward finish

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  • Firefighters: The Men and Women Who Risk Their Lives to Save by Gary McKay

    By Gary McKay

    A behind-the-scenes examine the harmful global of firefighting. The Queensland fireplace & Rescue Authority acquired over 50,000 emergency calls in 2001. That quantities to a call-out each 5 mins - and approximately 1/2 these represented fake alarms. Drawn from interviews with over seventy five Queensland firefighters - from the recent recruit at the station-house ground to the world administrators handling millions of hectares of local Queensland - "Firefighters" takes an unflinching examine what it takes to do the hugely harmful activity of a firefighter. those "firies" recount their reports, from the rigorous recruit education and choice programme, to the difficult rescues of heavily injured sufferers trapped in motorized vehicle injuries, and the extinguishing of apartment fires unintentionally lit via the careless losing of a cigarette. frequently facing the disturbing lack of lives, houses and worldly possessions, those firefighters face peril every day, operating to save lots of the lives of others. The professionalism, braveness and commitment of the boys and ladies who position their lives at the line whenever the alarm bells ring is advised frankly during this informative account. writer Gary McKay attended the 12-week firefighting education direction and brings an outsider's view of what it really is prefer to be turning out to a fireplace and getting to road-accident sufferers. He served in lots of hearth stations from Brisbane to Cairns and distant localities to achieve an knowing of the several options used by firefighters to do their activity around the country.

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  • Promoting Welfare?: Government Information Policy and Social by Penny Leonard

    By Penny Leonard

    As voters we want details to workout our social rights and duties. even if, details provision approximately welfare prone is patchy and the 'information negative' are frequently deprived in entry to these providers. selling welfare? explores how executive info regulations without delay impression which carrier clients declare their entitlements. This e-book hyperlinks notions of citizenship with executive coverage to notify provider clients approximately their rights. It explores the function of presidency in encouraging or deterring the claiming of welfare entitlements as a fashion of figuring out altering political views and attitudes in the direction of electorate and their social rights. selling welfare?: compares the rhetoric of claimants' rights with the realities of data provision; makes use of the instance of the more and more advanced social defense approach to contemplate the citizenship prestige of claimants; makes a speciality of govt guidelines instead of on mental, attitudinal or deprivational reasons for degrees of take-up; makes use of ancient and modern proof, together with interviews with coverage makers, to discover info policy.; selling welfare? is geared toward all people who find themselves excited about poverty, social justice and citizenship together with: scholars and lecturers of social coverage, politics and public management politicians and coverage makers provider clients, practitioners and welfare rights teams.

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