Families, Carers and Professionals
Building Constructive Conversations
By (author) Grainne Smith
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Families, Carers and Professionals by Grainne Smith
Book DescriptionThe lack of practical information available to the families of vulnerable individuals - and sometimes a similar lack of resources for the professionals who deal with them - can lead to frustration and in some cases tragedy. In this practical guide for anyone involved in caring for patients with challenging behaviour, Grainne Smith (author of the bestselling Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family) champions the importance of teamwork so that carers, both formal and informal, can learn to collaborate in treatment approaches with professionals. Drawing on anonymous case studies as well as recent research and experience, this unique book provides an array of practical tools and templates to aid the development of consistent, effective all-round care for vulnerable individuals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470056950
(227mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Grainne Smith
Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, Hardback (July 2016)
Preceded by Skills-based learning for caring for a loved one with an eating disorder: the new Maudsley method / Janet Treasure, Graainne Smith and Anna Crane. 2007.
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, Paperback (June 2007)
Equips carers with the skills and knowledge needed to support and encourage those suffering from an eating disorder, and to help them to break free from the traps that prevent recovery.
Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Grainne Smith
Anorexia and bulimia nervosa are illnesses that affect entire families, not just the afflicted. Yet remarkably few books discuss the impact of these disorders on the entire family. Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: Guests from Hell tells the story of one familya s struggle with a daughter with an eating disorder.
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Author Biography - Grainne Smith
Grainne Smith is a former Head Teacher, based in North East Scotland. When her daughter developed anorexia and bulimia nervosa, Grainne became her main carer, and wrote Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family (published by Wiley in 2004) about her experiences to help other carers. Since then she has spoken about the role of carers and families at a number of professional conferences, and has collaborated with academics and practitioners on various eating disorders initiatives, including preparing a CD-ROM for use by professionals and families.
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