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  • War and Peace: Observations on Our Timesby Howard Fast

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    In more than 100 essays, written over a three-year period for the "New York Observer", Howard Fast looks with horror at the official violence inflicted on Nicaragua, El Salvador, Grenada, Panama and Iraq and the unofficial violence that is taking place in the cities of the United States. In "War and Peace", Fast summons us to face the wars and the... more...

  • Psychology and Social Workby Gabriela Misca; Peter Unwin

    Wiley 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Successful social work practice is underpinned by knowledge, theories and research findings from a range of related disciplines, key among which is psychology. This timely book offers a grounded and engaging guide to psychology?s vital role at the heart of contemporary social work practice. The book skilfully addresses some of the central theoretical... more...

  • Risk and Resilienceby Charlotte Clarke; Sarah Rhynas; Matthias Schwannauer; Julie Taylor

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2016; US$ 32.00

    Explores the issues of risk and resilience in health and social care across the age spectrum and analyses the underpinning concepts. more...

  • Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systemsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 63.00

    The health systems we enjoy today, and expected medical advances in the future, will be difficult to finance from public resources without major reforms. Public health spending in OECD countries has grown rapidly over most of the last half century. These spending increases have contributed to important progress in population health: for example, life... more...

  • Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 77.00

    This joint publication by the OECD and the European Commission presents the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the outcomes for immigrants and their children, through 27 indicators organised around five areas: Employment, education and skills, social inclusion, civic engagement and social cohesion (Chapters 5 to... more...

  • Integrating Social Services for Vulnerable Groupsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 42.00

    All OECD countries have vulnerable populations in need of multiple service supports. And although the needs of vulnerable families, children and youth with mental health issues, the homeless, and the frail elderly can vary widely, the challenges government face when delivering multiple social supports to these groups are often similar. This book looks... more...

  • International Migration Outlook 2015by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 93.00

    This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries as well as the evolution of recent labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. It includes a special chapter on : "Changing Patterns in the international migration of doctors and nurses to OECD countries",... more...

  • Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 46.00

    This report examines how countries perform in their ability to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. The last 50 years have witnessed remarkable improvements in CVD outcomes. Since 1960, overall CVD mortality rates have fallen by over 60%, but these improvements are not evenly spread across OECD countries, and the rising... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Portugal 2015by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 47.00

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Portugal, seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. The Portuguese National Health Service has responded well to financial pressure, successfully balancing the twin priorities of financial consolidation... more...

  • Talent Abroadby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 44.00

    More than three million individuals who were born in Germany lived in another OECD country in 2010/11. To assess the potential that this group represents for the German labour market, this review establishes the distribution of German emigrants over OECD countries, as well as their age, sex, and educational attainment. Shifts in the German diaspora... more...