Old, sick, and helpless

where therapy begins

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ballinger Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780884107170

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

View: 7214

The China Dream and the China Path

Author: Tianyong Zhou

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814472670

Category: China

Page: 284

View: 5354

Since its reform and opening up, China has experienced unprecedented social and economic development. It is important to understand the biggest and fastest growing economy''s policy and strategy. As a key director in Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the author proposes a development path and reform strategies for China in the next three decades.This book suggests reform strategies not only for the economic structure but also for the political system in China. The author makes a sound analysis and exposition of OC Chinese dreamOCO, which reflects the vision of a better life in the future and the main indicators of social change. The book investigates China''s development path, political system, economic structure, people''s livelihood etc and suggests long-term strategies for China in this regard."

Oriental Fairy Tales

Author: Hannah Chardi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449004679


Page: 52

View: 1985

"Oriental Fairy Tales" is a small collection of stories that were retold and heard by many generations of people. They are always changing, and enriching by the narrator, but targeting the young people in order to convey wisdom of generations.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

Author: Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248399

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

View: 2619

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.

The Olden Time: Stories for Betty

Author: Elizabeth Hawley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111063

Category: History

Page: 103

View: 4647

This project is based on the reminiscences of Elizabeth Hawley Bowen Everett (1857-1940). She originally compiled these stories, records, and reflections about her life and her family in response to curiosity expressed by her grand-daughter, Betty Bowen Hanes. Her collection is called, The Olden Time or Stories for Betty. As we immersed ourselves in this family’s history, we became convinced that the experiences of its various members represented those of countless Americans. Their participation in this country’s struggle for independence, the western migration, the establishment of towns on the prairie, in school teaching from Maine to Mississippi and Nebraska, make this story significant beyond its interest to the family’s descendents. In consequence, we made the decision to annotate the collection in an effort to aid the modern reader with obscure references and to provide some historical background. We have presented Elizabeth Hawley’s own work with only the slightest editing and occasional rearrangement, and we have clearly identified our additions as footnotes, by brackets or a change in typeface. Several observations should be mentioned here. The influence of New England culture on the prairie society is marked. The interest in education is attested by both the number of schools established in these small towns and the number of students who enrolled. Women and girls attended school as well as boys and young men. Women taught, even in male preparatory schools, and ran their own schools. Religion, in the form of protestant denominations, was a strong influence and along with it temperance societies. Little distinction was made among the various protestant traditions as long as the preaching was “faithful” and “effective,” for the church of one’s family might well be unrepresented in a new town. Customs of dress and manners were transported from New England along with the settlers. Land divisions took similar forms as did the governing bodies of townships. As a family history, this is an odyssey of school teachers. Their devotion to education is represented first in Maine, by The Reverend Reuben Nason’s Gorham Academy, now located on the campus of the University of Southern Maine, and finally, at the end of the western journey, by the presence of the family home facing the campus of the University of Nebraska. There were teachers in each generation, both men and women, in preparatory schools and seminaries from Maine and New York to Mississippi, Iowa, and Nebraska and, beginning with Reuben Nason’s graduation from Harvard in 1802, students at Bowdoin and Dartmouth Colleges, at the University of Illinois and finally the University of Nebraska, where the young Hawleys studied. We offer this collection of memories, stories, and anecdotes to all who are interested in this period of American history and to the descendents of these hardy folk.


Author: C. J. Sansom

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230714803

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 9324

C. J. Sansom's bestselling adventures of MAtthew Shardlake continue in the fourth title of the series, the haunting Revelation. Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. But this time the object of his affections is resisting. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy, a religious maniac locked in the Bedlam hospital for the insane. Should he be released to his parents, when his terrifying actions could lead to him being burned as a heretic? When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake promises his widow, for whom he has long had complicated feelings, to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to both Cranmer and Catherine Parr - and with the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake, together with his assistant, Jack Barak, and his friend, Guy Malton, follows the trail of a series of horrific murders that shake them to the core, and which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and a demonic possession - for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer . . .?

The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow

Author: Richard F. Bales

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604762

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 7741

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O’Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire’s chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O’Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts—more than 1,100 handwritten pages—from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board’s final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses’ testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504000714

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 9800

George Eliot’s debut novel tells a story of love in rural eighteenth-century England. Adam Bede is an upstanding, hardworking, intelligent young man, the kind of person who knows what he wants—and what he wants is the incredibly shallow Hetty Sorrel. Though Hetty is a milkmaid, she harbors dreams of becoming a dignified member of the upper class. To that end, she has set her sights on Captain Arthur Donnithorne, a squire and heir to much of the town’s wealth. Meanwhile, Dinah Morris, Hetty’s compassionate cousin, harbors irrepressible romantic feelings for Adam. This love rectangle forms the character basis for one of the greatest English novels of all time. Upon its release in 1859, Adam Bede was immediately lauded as a seminal work for its depiction of English country life at the turn of the nineteenth century, garnering the praise of Charles Dickens. Eliot’s deft mixing of the fictional with the real has made Adam Bede a timeless classic. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410213341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

View: 9586

Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

Indian Social Problems (Vol-2)

Social Disorganization and Reconstruction

Author: G.R. Madan

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8184244606

Category: Social problems

Page: 640

View: 5435

This volume is a part of the comprehensive study about social problems that India is facing at present. The whole study is divided into five volumes. This Volume Two deals with various fields of social work in India and is the Fifth revised edition of the earlier volume published in 1967. The fields covered have been discussed under five heads. Part One deals with concept and scope of social work as well as history of social work in U.K., U.S.A. and India. Part Two examines the social welfare services being provided for children, women, youth, labour and backward classes; urban and rural welfare; family welfare and housing. Part Three deals with social security measures and services for the handicapped. Part Four is concerned with social administration and legislation. Part Five deals with international welfare agencies and examines critically the state of welfare services being provided in India. Part Six deals with developments which have taken place in this field since 1973 when the second edition was brought out.

Public Administration Problems And Perspectives

Author: Raj Kumar Pruthi

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560085


Page: 280

View: 4077

Contents: Introduction, Importance of Public Administration, Meaning and Scope of Public Administration, 4. Nature and Role of Public Administration, Problems of Administration, Personnel and Personnel Administration, Promotion and Performance Appraisal, Education and Training, Public Services, Government of India s Measures for Administrative Reforms, Suggestions for Administrative Reforms, The Second Generation Reforms: A New Approach, Mobility Between Government and Other Sectors, Need for Contractual Employment, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal, Establishing on Efficiency Programme, Re-defining Functional Goals, Contracting out of Services and Privatisation, Restructuring the Government, Work Methods and Work Environment.

Shelter and Service Issues for Aging Populations

International Perspectives

Author: Leon A Pastalan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113541713X

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 5115

Shelter and Service Issues for Aging Populations takes you for an inside look at what policies in Western Europe, Canada, and the United States have done to meet the housing and service needs of the elderly and the disabled and what policies have yet to accomplish. As you learn about a wide range of cost-effective and successful housing options, such as congregate housing, home equity conversions, and homesharing, you will learn about the challenges of providing responsive, high-quality housing and living arrangements to meet the needs of different populations. As this insightful book reveals, the psychosocial needs of elderly and disabled persons have often been neglected in efforts to provide appropriate physical accommodation, and services and shelter are seldom coordinated to respond to the changes individuals experience. Shelter and Service Issues for Aging Populations shows you how federal and state/provincial governments, nonprofit organizations, and private groups have all implemented policies to create barrier-free housing. Yet, at the same time, most Western countries have not developed comprehensive grant and loan programs to allow the elderly and disabled to modify their homes. As this book walks you through the problems that exist, it shows you how policymakers, architects, social work practitioners and academics, housing developers, and community leaders can work together to improve housing conditions and services. Along the way, you will learn about: the failure of health care systems to cover home modifications the Fair Housing Act Amendment stigmatizing effects of the “elderly” label in obtaining community accommodation differences between environmental needs of rural and urban seniors current patterns of housing and living arrangements of older Canadians the effects of demographic aging on the urban ecology the Abbeyfield model of congregate housing continuing care retirement communities aging in place Shelter and Service Issues for Aging Populations looks at the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to housing and service provision to help housing policy specialists, gerontologists, social workers, community leaders, architects, and housing developers find stronger, more effective solutions for giving people the home environments they need. Don't continue to supply inadequate housing to people with special needs. Let this book inform you, guide you, and contribute to the shaping of important, new housing and service policies.

תפלה בכונה

Author: Sol Scharfstein

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881255171

Category: Hebrew language

Page: 128

View: 9227

Public Administration

Author: Urmila Sharma,S.K. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171567379


Page: 592

View: 2462

Public Administration Includes Primarily The Organization, Personnel Practices And Procedures Essential To The Effective Performance Of Civilian Functions Entrusted To The Executive Branch Of Government. It Is The Composite Of All The Laws, Regulations, Practices, Relationships, Codes And Customs That Prevail At Any Time In Any Jurisdiction For The Fulfilment Or Execution Of Public Policy.Public Administration Is Far Wider In Scope And All Pervasive In Modern Life. In Democracies, Particularly In India, The System, Theories And Organization Of Public Administration Require Constant Adjustment And Readjustment In A Changing Situation. Public Administration Is Essentially An Instrument That Has To Step Aside To Allow The Impulses Of Growth Of The People To Blossom Forth To Build Self-Reliant Communities.The Present Book Has Been Divided Into Five Parts Covering Every Possible Aspect Related To Public Administration. Comprehensive And Up-To-Date, This Book Emphasizes A Value Based Approach To The Study And Practice Of Public Administration.The Language Of The Book Has Been Kept Deliberately Simple So As To Make It Easily Accessible To The Average Readers. Latest Works, Articles, Papers And Reports Published By Both Private And Government Departments Have Been Referred To Which Make The Book Highly Informative And Authentic. Students Of Public Administration Both At Undergraduation And Graduation Levels Will Find It Useful. Even For The Teachers Of The Subject, It Is An Ideal Reference Book.

Between Two Thieves

Author: Richard Dehan

Publisher: N.A



Page: 687

View: 2521

Sick from Freedom

African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: Jim Downs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911541

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8078

Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed people. In Sick from Freedom, Downs recovers the untold story of one of the bitterest ironies in American history--that the emancipation of the slaves, seen as one of the great turning points in U.S. history, had devastating consequences for innumerable freed people. Drawing on massive new research into the records of the Medical Division of the Freedmen's Bureau-a nascent national health system that cared for more than one million freed slaves-he shows how the collapse of the plantation economy released a plague of lethal diseases. With emancipation, African Americans seized the chance to move, migrating as never before. But in their journey to freedom, they also encountered yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, and exposure. To address this crisis, the Medical Division hired more than 120 physicians, establishing some forty underfinanced and understaffed hospitals scattered throughout the South, largely in response to medical emergencies. Downs shows that the goal of the Medical Division was to promote a healthy workforce, an aim which often excluded a wide range of freedpeople, including women, the elderly, the physically disabled, and children. Downs concludes by tracing how the Reconstruction policy was then implemented in the American West, where it was disastrously applied to Native Americans. The widespread medical calamity sparked by emancipation is an overlooked episode of the Civil War and its aftermath, poignantly revealed in Sick from Freedom.