Communication is an essential part of everyday life. Whether you realise it or not, you, and everyone around you, are continually sending out messages to other people. From the way you chose to dress, to the gestures you make; from the style and choice of language you use, to the company you keep, you are all the time giving out messages for others to interpret. Sometimes you are heard clearly. Sometimes you are misunderstood. But when communicating with vulnerable people in a health and social care setting being misunderstood really isn’t an option. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help your students understand and apply the principles of effective communication. From the ‘how to’, through to practicalities, challenges and honing existing skills, this book will ensure they have the confidence and knowledge to communicate skillfully and successfully in many different contexts and settings. This book is essential reading for anyone working in the helping professions for whom good communication skills are an essential part of their role.
Written by two leading authors in the field, Social Work and Spiritualityprovides a critical engagement with the concept of spirituality and a much needed framework for the integration of spiritual care in mainstream practice. It isfundamental reading for all students of social work theory, ethics and practice.
Explaining the variety of posts available in social care, this 7th revised edition gives information on careers, with or without a degree, and covers everything from social worker and probation officer to clinical psychologist and health visitor. Included are details on salaried work with charities and voluntary organizations.
This manual is for professional training and academic teaching in the social work and healthcare professions. The book includes 36 exercises, case studies, and suggestions for further learning. It will stimulate debate and understanding, with discussions
"This manual is for workplace trainers, and for university and college lecturers helping students to prepare for the workplace, in: professions that bring them regularly into contact with grief and loss ..."--Back cover.
Learning with the Labyrinth offers a range of strategies to deepen reflection and creativity through use of the labyrinth as a resource on campus. It covers practical issues from design and cost of constructing a labyrinth, to how a labyrinth may be used as a university-wide resource and also for outreach to the wider community.