What is depression, and what are its many and varied types? Who becomes depressed, and how can it be recognized? How can depression be measured, and what are its suicidal potentialities? What are the therapeutic interventions the pastor can use in helping people who are undergoing the pain of depression? The Pastoral Care of Depression: A Guidebook answers these questions and many more. With a focus on the pastor as an instrument of healing in cooperation with families, physicians, and other mental health professionals, this book will help you understand some of the current research and procedures used in helping people suffering from depression. As the frontline mental health workers in many communities, pastors need confidence, competence, and skill in handling people with emotional problems. As Author Binford W. Gilbert explains, "Depression is among the most treatable of major illnesses. It enters the realm of the spiritual and demands the best of the pastoral leader to guide, assist, and enhance the struggle for peace and soundness of mind and body." The Pastoral Care of Depression helps caregivers by overcoming the simplistic myths about depressive disorders and probing the real issues. This book covers:
Combine colouring fun with learning how to take care of your best friend! Children and parents alike will benefit from this excellent resource and its helpful suggestions for looking after the family dog. Thirty easy-to-colour illustrations are accompanied by kid-friendly captions that offer tips on providing pets with a safe and healthy environment, including how to feed, groom, and train canine companions.
Advancing Federal Sector Health Care: A Model for Technology Transfer focuses on current federal sector efforts to shape healthcare efforts that improve performance while containing costs. The solutions offered within include redesigning processes and using enabling technologies to do so. Historically, innovations in the federal sector have migrated toward, and in some cases profoundly changed, some practices in the private sector. As a result, many of the initiatives described involve some degree of partnering between the public and private sectors. Others represent significant advances within the federal sector that address the same problems confronted in the private sector and offer both valuable and transferable solutions and approaches. The major strength of this book is its use of concrete examples that show how process redesign and the integration of enabling technologies have led to performance improvement and cost reduction in the largest healthcare system in the world. The contributors--Aall acknowledged experts in their fieldsAdraw upon their knowledge of the healthcare industry and their expertise in working within and with the federal sector health system. In addition to giving insights into what federal sector leadership is doing to address the challenges of population health, each chapter highlights the perspective employers, payers, and deliverers of health services. Topics include: - The Emerging Federal Sector Healthcare model - IT Privatization and Outsourcing: A Model Approach - Improving Provider Performance: A Case Study on Privileging and Credentialing - E-Health: Future Implications - Telehealth This book presents an evolving model for federal sector health care and addresses technology transfer issues. It explains how performance improvement, through redesign and technology, will shape a new model for health care. This new model will also serve as a guide to integration between public and private healthcare entities. About the Authors: Peter Ramsaroop, M.B.A., is a former practice director of First Consulting Group, responsible for public sector business development, marketing, and management. Mr. Ramsaroop is now chairman and founder of HealthCPR.Com, Inc., which id providing the first Bank of Health(TM) solution to the industry. He has served in the Department of Defense and an Air Force Medical Service Corps officer. Marion J. Ball, Ed.D., is a member of the Institute of Medicine, adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and former vice president of First Consulting Group. Coeditor of Springer-VerlagAs Health Informatics series, she is actively involved in a wide range of health informatics applications in the public and private sectors. Judith V. Douglas, M.A., M.H.S., formerly a manager at First Consulting Group, is an adjunct lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. A columnist for MD Computing, and a member of several editorial boards, she is a published writer and editor in the areas of nursing and healthcare informatics.
Mental health issues are a growing concern in our modern Western society. This is part of an increasing interest in questions about health, quality of life, personal development, and self-fulfilment. However, most of what has been written so far has had its focus on mental illness or disease, the negative side of the coin, and few attempts have been made to discuss more thoroughly, from a philosophical perspective, what it is to be mentally healthy. The present book is such an attempt.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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