The Past in the Present
Using Reminiscence in Health and Social Care 1st New edition
By (author) Faith Gibson
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Past in the Present by Faith Gibson
Book DescriptionIt is proven that reminiscing contributes to people's health and well being, whether young or old. This deceptively simple activity helps people integrate and find meaning in their life experiences. In The Past in the Present you will find a diverse collection of methods-both formal and informal-for working successfully with individuals, couples, and groups. Anyone in a care-giving role can reap the rewards of using reminiscence. Author Faith Gibson, a renowned reminiscence expert, provides all the tools you need, from the commonplace to the unique, to help others * improve life satisfaction * build self-esteem * resurrect coping and problem-solving skills * enhance communication * diminish social isolation * develop deeper relationships You'll find the most productive formats for constructing and recording the life story, techniques to unlock therapeutic barriers, multi-sensory triggers that stimulate recall, themes and topics to elicit memories, and inter-generational activities that reach young and old alike. An entire section compassionately guides you in using reminiscence in dementia care, including home care, adult day centres, and in residential facilities. Plus, for the first time anywhere, learn how reminiscence can be used as a dynamic tool for staff development, improving the skills and care delivery of direct care staff. The Past in the Present is an essential reminiscence resource for nursing staff and paraprofessionals, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, activity directors, recreation therapists, professionals providing training programs for volunteers and family caregivers, community groups, and schools and college programs proving community service and inter-generational outreach. Instructors in gerontology and related disciplines will find this an insightful, essential addition to their curricula.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781878812872
(235mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Health Professions Press,U.S.
Publisher: Health Professions Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Faith Gibson
Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices, Paperback (May 2012)
Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of nursing care of children and young people. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices is an evidence-based manual of practical skills in children's nursing which builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Reminiscence and Life Story Work, Paperback (February 2011)
Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work.
Cancer in Children and Young People, Paperback (April 2008)
Much has changed since the first book Paediatric Oncology: Acute Nursing Care (1999), therefore, this new edition encompasses these changes in relation to the practice itself and the evidence that underpins it. Emphasis is placed on ensuring terminology is accurate, in keeping with the language of the current day.
Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Faith Gibson
Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults is a practical guide to cancer care in adolescents and young adults. The first section examines cancer in adolescence and the impact of diagnosis on adolescence. The second section focuses on the experience of cancer and ongoing care needs i.e. 'life during cancer'.
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Author Biography - Faith Gibson
Faith Gibson, M.A., is Emeritus Professor of Social Work in the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She holds degrees in psychology, education, and social work and is a graduate of the Universities of Sydney, Queensland, and Chicago. While a student at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, she received awards from the University of Chicago and the American Association of University Women as well as a Fulbright travel award. While her earlier social work career was in the child care field Faith Gibson has been interested in social work practice, policy, research, and reaching concerned with social work, social gerontology dementia care, and reminiscence theory and practice.
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