Institutional care for seniors offers a cultural repository for fears and hopes about an aging population. Although enormous changes have occurred in how institutional care is structured, the legacies of the poorhouse still persist, creating panicked views of the nursing home as a dreaded fate. The paradoxical nature of a space meant to be both hospital and home offers up critical tensions for examination by age studies scholars. The essays in this book challenge stereotypes of institutional care for older adults, illustrate the changes that have occurred over time, and illuminate the continuities in the stories we tell about nursing homes.
Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Residential Care
Author: Sally Chivers,Ulla Kriebernegg
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference onHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters included in the 30 HCII 2018 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. ITAP 2018 includes a total of 84 papers. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: aging and technology acceptance; aging and interaction; intergenerational communication and social participation. Part II: health care technologies and services for the elderly; intelligent environments for aging; and games and entertainment for the elderly.
4th International Conference, ITAP 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018, Proceedings
Author: Jia Zhou,Gavriel Salvendy
Wie unsere Gesellschaft ein Leben mit Demenz ermöglichen kann
Author: Harm-Peer Zimmermann
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Ob Einmalhandschuh oder High-Tech-Gerät - Dinge spielen in Pflege und Care eine große Rolle. Doch wie tragen sie dazu bei, Pflege und Care zu konstituieren? Wie werden gesellschaftliche Vorstellungen und Ordnungen in Pflegedinge eingeschrieben und welchen Einfluss haben umgekehrt Gegenstände bei deren Entstehung? Solche von der Forschung bislang vernachlässigten Fragen rückt der Band in den Fokus. Die Beiträger_innen zeigen auf, wie Menschen und Dinge in unterschiedlichen historischen und gegenwärtigen Settings von Pflege und Care interagieren und wie Objekte dazu beitragen können, Normalität, Nähe oder Wissen herzustellen bzw. zu verhindern. Mit Fotografien von Thomas Bruns.
Materialitäten in Pflege und Care (mit Fotografien von Thomas Bruns)
Author: Lucia Artner,Isabel Atzl,Anamaria Depner,André Heitmann-Möller,Carolin Kollewe
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Die Gestaltung des Lebensendes ist zunehmend von Institutionalisierung, Technisierung und Ökonomisierung geprägt. Die Beiträge des Sammelbands gehen in drei Teilen der Frage nach, wie unter diesen Bedingungen ein Umgang mit Sterben und Tod zu gewährleisten ist, welcher der Individualität und Würde der Person gerecht wird. Im ersten Teil wird aus sozial-, politik-, rechts-, und alternswissenschaftlicher Perspektive der Kontext der Institutionalisierungen des Lebensendes thematisiert. Der zweite Teil untersucht konkrete Institutionalisierungsprozesse im Bereich der Versorgungsstrukturen als auch der Regularien (u.a. gesetzliche Vertretung am Lebensende, Leitlinie zur palliativen Sedierung), jeweils im Hinblick auf das Spannungsfeld von Standardisierungsanforderungen und individuellen Bedürfnissen. Der dritte Teil stellt die Frage nach den Grenzen der Institutionalisierung anhand des Anspruchs von Ganzheitlichkeit in der Betreuung und deliranter Phänomene im Sterbeprozess. Mit Beiträgen von Anna Durnová, Christof S. Eisl, Angelika Feichtner, Reimer Gronemeyer, Ulla Kriebernegg, Elisabeth Medicus, Karin Reinmüller, Walter Schaupp, Willibald J. Stronegger, Dietmar Weixler.
Die Institutionalisierung des Lebensendes zwischen Wissenschaft und Lebenswelt
Author: Willibald J. Stronegger,Kristin Attems
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
As a unique guide to coping with life-limiting illness, The Journey Home, Stories of Compassion and Inspiration from AseraCare Hospice is a book that provides a resource for patients, families and physicians who struggle with how and when to discuss the hospice option.The book was authored by K.T. Anders and John Ross, and published by AseraCare Hospice. It offers a firsthand look at the benefits of hospice through more than 60 personal accounts of AseraCare patients. The book guides patients and family members through the decision-making process, the roles of the care team and, ultimately, bereavement.The book provides examples of how to broach the hospice conversation and how to present it as a positive option. It reinforces the perspective of hospice as a valuable component of care delivered to a patient with terminal illness.Anders, the book's author, knew hospice and its benefits well. Anders' mother had undergone hospice, and unbeknownst to AseraCare, Anders herself was seeking treatment for a terminal illness that eventually brought her to hospice. Her husband wrote the final chapter dealing with bereavement after Anders passed away. With this book, Anders' journey has created a lasting body of knowledge on which others can draw.
Author: K. T. Anders,John Ross
Publisher: AseraCare Hospice
The author of E Is for Ethics offers a new interactive family book featuring twenty-six original stories with different eco-friendly messages, accompanied by delightful illustrations, discussion questions, and tips for conserving energy and natural resources. While there are many children’s books on the market that emphasize the importance of eco-awareness, there are few parenting books available that help shape a family discussion on what it means to be environmentally friendly. E Is for Environment fills that void. Perfect for reading together with children, this book will help both kids and adults think about ways to make their homes and habits better for the earth. Each story features Elliott and his younger sister Lucy, and each focuses on a different eco-friendly message to help kids learn how to appreciate our planet. A fun illustration and thought-provoking discussion questions accompany each tale, in addition to clever tips for thinking “green” and conserving natural resources. Corlett’s warm, approachable writing style, paired with R.A. Holt’s charming illustrations, result in a winning formula that is sure to garner the same rave plaudits that E Is for Ethics earned.
Stories to Help Children Care for Their World--at Home, at School, and at Play
Author: Ian James Corlett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Jacob Grimm,Davis
Von Beethoven bis Obama – 100 Jungs, die die Welt verändert haben! Jungs brauchen Vorbilder – heute mehr denn je. In diesem aufwändig gestalteten Buch finden sie über 100 ganz persönliche Geschichten von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Umweltaktivisten, Fußballern, Politikern und Entdeckern – von großen und kleinen Helden aus der ganzen Welt und aus allen Epochen, die Grenzen überschritten haben und gegen den Strom geschwommen sind. Sie alle hatten den Mut, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen und so ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gibt es nun endlich auch eine inspirierende Geschichtensammlung für Jungs. Autor Ben Brooks erzählt von Persönlichkeiten, die Erstaunliches erreicht und die Welt auf ihre Art ein Stück besser gemacht haben – jenseits von stereotypen Männlichkeitsbildern und Rollenklischees. Denn: Man muss sich nicht mit großen Kämpfern identifizieren, die Drachen töten und Prinzessinnen retten, um zum Helden zu werden. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass man auch als Querdenker, als sensibler oder introvertierter Junge Außergewöhnliches zu leisten vermag. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different ist ein unvergleichliches Buch, randvoll gepackt mit Abenteuern, spannenden Geschichten und mancher Überraschung. Am wichtigsten jedoch: es bestärkt kleine und große Jungs darin, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. "Dieses Buch kann Leben retten. Dieses Buch kann Leben verändern. Dieses Buch kann dazu beitragen eine neue Generation von Jungs hervorzubringen, die es wagen ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen." - Benjamin Zephaniah Mit spannenden Biografien von großen Persönlichkeiten, wie: Ai Weiwei, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Jamie Oliver, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Green, John Lennon, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Ralph Lauren, Roald Dahl, Salvador Dalí, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, Tank Man, Thomas Edison, Vincent van Gogh
Author: Ben Brooks
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jacob Ludwig C. Grimm
Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! 18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics. The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Author: Diana J. Mason,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Alice Bradley Haven
Heartbreaking Stories from the Care Home Kids Who Survived Britain's Broken System
Author: Chris Wild
"This volume advances the goals of affirming the dignity of and reinforcing personhood in adults with debilitating memory loss. Environmental gerontologist Habib Chaudhury draws on research and fieldwork--along with the stories and actions of persons with dementia and their loved ones--to discuss dementia and the concept of self."--Back cover.
Rediscovering the Self in Dementia
Author: Habib Chaudhury
Publisher: JHU Press
“I felt like an alien who fell down to earth, not understanding the rules of the game, making all the possible mistakes, saying all the wrong things.” “Your whole life is in the hands of other people who do not always mean well and there is nothing you can do about it. They can decide to send you away and you have no control.” “The moment I enter the house, I shelve my American self and become the 'little obedient wife' that my husband wants me to be.” “The most difficult part is to find myself again. At the beginning I lost myself.” This jargon-free book documents and analyzes the experience of immigration from the female perspective. It discusses the unique challenges that women face, offers insights into the meanings of their experiences, develops gender-sensitive knowledge about immigration, and discusses implications for the effective development and provision of services to immigrant women. With fascinating case studies of immigration to the United States, Australia, and Israel as well as helpful lists of relevant organizations and Web site/Internet addresses, Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories is for everyone who wants to learn or teach about immigration, especially its female face. “It was like somebody sawed my heart in two. One part remained in Cuba and one part here.” Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories examines the nature of immigration for women through the eyes of those who have experienced it: how they perceive, interpret, and address the nature of the experience, its multiple aspects, the issues that it presents, and the strategies that immigrant women develop to cope with those issues. The women in this extraordinary book came from different spots around the globe, speak different languages and dialects, and their English comes in different accents. They vary in age as well as in cultural, ethnic, social, educational, and professional status. They represent a rainbow of family types and political opinions. In spite of their diversity, all these women share immigration experience. This book provides an understanding of the journeys they traveled and the experiences they lived to bring you new insights into what it means to immigrate as a woman and to frame effective strategies for working with—and for—immigrant women. “My father is the head of the house. When he decided to move to America [from India] my mother and us, the daughters, did not have much say. My mother and I were not happy at all, but it did not matter.” Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories provides you with historical and global perspectives on immigration and addresses: legal, political, economic, social, and psychological dimensions of immigration and its aftermath deconstructing immigration by age, gender, and circumstances major issues of immigrant women—language, mothering, relationships and marriage, finding employment, assimilation (how much and how soon), loneliness, and more resilience in immigrant women immigration from a lesbian perspective guidelines for the development and delivery of services to immigrant women “You may say that I am the bridge, the desert generation that lost the chance to have it my way. But I will do my best to raise my daughters to have more choices than I.” In this well-referenced book, immigrant women from Austria, Bosnia, Cuba, various parts of the former Soviet Union, Guatemala, India, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, and the Philippines tell us their stories, recount what their experiences entailed and what challenges they posed, and teach us ways to help them cope successfully. “This was the best decision we could have made and the best thing we had ever done.”
Author: Roni Berger
Category: Political Science
An anthology of zines from and about New Orleans. For years the punk and zine community has thrived, producing beautifully rendered volumes of stories and artwork. Reprinted here in their original format are selections from over a dozen zines including: Chainbreaker, Nosedive, Crude Noise, Rocket Queen, Emergency, I Hate this Part of Texas and Chihuaha and Pitbull. Many of the originals have been lost or destroyed and, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this book serves not only as a preservation of writing and artwork, but also as an attempt to aid rebuilding its city of origin.
An Anthology of New Orleans Zines
Author: Ethan Clark
Publisher: Last Gasp
Through the inspirational, wise, and informative stories of the residents, either in their own words or based on interviews, and environmental photographs of each, this book focuses on various residents of long-term care facilities and especially on the positive facets of their life, their thoughts, and their feelings. The only issue that reaches the media about nursing homes is the negative and unfortunate events that sometimes occur, but there is so much more to the story. Most people are afraid of long-term care homes because they recognize that it is the last phase in their life - it is the step before death. But some people have years from the time they enter the home until they die. This book shows how many men and women make the best of their situation - often leaving a positive legacy for family and friends - and how these can be fulfilling and quality years.
Myth-Breaking Stories from Long-Term Care
Author: Irene Borins Ash,Irv Ash
Category: Family & Relationships
In this second volume of the successful Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care, nurses from around the world share their powerful stories of how the art of nursing makes a difference in the lives of the patients they care for, the families they encourage and the communities they serve. The second volume includes more than 100 all-new stories by and about nurses. Collectively, the stories illustrate the deep caring of nurses in all types of settings-long-term care, hospice, schools, home care and traditional hospitals. Share the triumph, courage, concern, compassion, sorrow and joy as nurses and their patients come alive through these poignant stories.
Stories from the Point of Care
Author: Sharon Hudacek
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau