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  1. Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities

    Edited by George H.S. Singer, David E. Biegel, Patricia Conway

    Family members provide the majority of care for individuals with disabilities in the United States. Recognition is growing that family caregiving deserves and may require societal support, and evidence-based practices have been established for reducing stress associated with caregiving. Despite the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Providing Compassionate Healthcare

    Challenges in Policy and Practice

    Edited by Sue Shea, Robin Wynyard, Christos Lionis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability

    Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies

    Edited by David Bolt

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Whilst legislation may have progressed internationally and nationally for disabled people, barriers continue to exist, of which one of the most pervasive and ingrained is attitudinal. Social attitudes are often rooted in a lack of knowledge and are perpetuated through erroneous stereotypes, and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

    Edited by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling, Roy McConkey

    There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context

    Edited by Andrew E. Scharlach, Kazumi Hoshino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Working Memory and Ageing

    Edited by Robert H. Logie, Robin G. Morris

    Series: Current Issues in Memory

    The rapid growth in the numbers of older people worldwide has led to an equally rapid growth in research on the changes across age in cognitive function, including the processes of moment to moment cognition known as working memory. This book brings together international research leaders who...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Psychology Press

  9. The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability

    Processes and Embodiments

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Religious Responses to HIV and AIDS

    Edited by Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Jonathan Garcia, Joyce Moon-Howard, Patrick A. Wilson, Richard Parker

    Drawing on a wide range of methodologies, this book documents a diverse portfolio of religious responses to HIV and AIDS at the local and global levels in sites from sub-Saharan Africa to New York City. The volume goes beyond the psychology of religion, which is often based on how religion is used...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge