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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
User involvement has become an important part of health policy initiatives during the last decade, but how realistic is the concept and do all users want to be involved? This book brings the voices of people with serious illness, and those caring for them, into debate about how far health and social care services can reflect the views of users. Providing... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22
Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 109.00
A guide which focuses on professional ethics, children's psychological well-being, and communication among various parties as keys to resolving disputes with efficiency and thoroughness, and minimizing the chances of children and their families getting lost in red tape. more...
- Taylor & Francis Ltd 2006; US$ 55.98
As demand on hospitals increases, as well as concern about the secondary infections that can be contracted during visits, health experts and government advisors are looking at ways in which the long term sick, as well as acute patients, can be treated in alternate settings. This book covers what has been done to date, as well as practical guides to... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 133.00
Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does progress mean to the worlds citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better. But we now recognize... more...
- Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95
Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement is emerging: Active Citizenship. A key member of one of New York?s most civic-minded families?one that has supported many of America?s notable institutions and deserving programs?Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to ?active citizenship.? It?s an idea that uses the power... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99
"This document offers an excellent explanation of the concept of empowerment and develops a very useful framework for disentangling and clarifying the concept. It is both practical and well justified on the basis of the literature. The approach and survey instruments developed to measure empowerment are innovative and very useful. Developing an... more...
- Policy Press 2004; US$ 35.00
Important reforms are taking place in children's services in the UK, with a move towards greater integration. In England, Scotland and Sweden, early childhood education and care, childcare for older children, and schools are now the responsibility of education departments. This book is the first to examine, cross-nationally, this major shift in... more...