A guide to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting with a particular focus on social-, legal- and health-related issues within an Irish context. Discusses the emergence of the childcare profession and the legislation and policies that shaped its transformation, from pre-regulation times to the present day. Links child protection thinking and concepts directly to childcare practice, through the use of case studies and activities, to encourage understanding and good practice. Summarises current research into and guidelines for equality and diversity practice, focusing on their application in an ECCE setting. Defines child health and well-being and discusses them in the context of current policy, legislation, research and Siolta standards. Describes and applies to practice the role of the advanced early years practitioner and their professional development, using self-reflection and key interpersonal skills exercises. Case studies and 'In Practice' examples throughout illustrate the relationship between concepts and practice. WRITTEN FOR QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007) and the following modules: 6N1945 Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies 6N1944 Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1945 Supervision in Early Childhood Care 6N1946 Work Experience 6N1947 Work Practice
An Introduction to Childhood Studies offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking approach to the study of childhood, providing an important contribution to this burgeoning area of research and teaching.
This unique textbook utilizes an integrated, case-based approach to explore how the domains of bioethics, public health and the social sciences impact individual patients and populations. It provides a structured framework suitable for both educators (including course directors and others engaged in curricular design) and for medical and health professions students to use in classroom settings across a range of clinical areas and allied health professions and for independent study. The textbook opens with an introduction, describing the intersection of ethics and public health in clinical practice and the six key themes that inform the book's core learning objectives, followed by a guide to using the book. It then presents 22 case studies that address a broad spectrum of patient populations, clinical settings, and disease pathologies. Each pair of cases shares a core concept in bioethics or public health, from community perspectives and end-of-life care to medical mistakes and stigma and marginalization. They engage learners in rigorous clinical and ethical reasoning by prompting readers to make choices based on available information and then providing additional information to challenge assumptions, simulating clinical decision-making. In addition to providing a unique, detailed clinical scenario, each case is presented in a consistent format, which includes learning objectives, questions and responses for self-directed learning, questions and responses for group discussion, references, and suggested further reading. All cases integrate the six themes of patient- and family-centered care; evidence-based practice; structural competency; biases in decision-making; cultural humility and awareness of the culture of medicine; and justice, social responsibility and advocacy. The final section discusses some challenges to evaluating courses and learning encounters that adopt the cases and includes a model framework for learner assessment.
Offering an insight into the evolving state of law and childhood studies in the modern age, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast to address the key issues informing current debates.
Treating the Lifetime Health Effects of Childhood Victimization:- reports on the latest research in both child maltreatment and health psychology/behavioral medicine and concisely outlines five critical pathways by which childhood abuse can negatively impact the health of your adult patients.-shows how each variable pertains to adult survivors, and then how it is related to health. Dozens of important studies are detailed and their implications for clinical practice set out clearly. The book focuses on health care settings, where health problems are most likely to surface. Both health care and mental health professionals will find clinical management guidelines of direct, practical use.
Praise for Women's Health Psychology "Women's Health Psychology provides an important overviewand analysis of key issues affecting women's health and well-being... almost every chapter in this volume touches on theimportance of quality of life, not just longevity.... It will serveas a valuable reference for health and mental health providers,researchers, and those in training for professional or researchcareers." —from the Foreword by Nancy E. Adler, PhD, Professor ofPsychiatry, University of California at San Francisco School ofMedicine, Director of the Center for Health and Community Women's Health Psychology is the first comprehensivecollection ever published to consider the developmental,reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-makingand behavior for women. It provides current, expert advice to helppolicy makers, researchers, and clinicians make the best decisionsconcerning topics including: The Context of Women's Health: history of women'shealthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects ofintimate partner violence Health Challenges: smoking, alcohol, eating disorders,and sleep Reproductive Health: premenstrual dysphoric disorder,the stress of infertility, psychiatric symptoms and pregnancy, andmenopause Disability and Chronic Conditions: women's responses todisability, experiencing cancer, the psychology of Irritable BowelSyndrome, and rheumatic, heart, and Alzheimer's diseases
A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational & Academic Qualifications in the United Kingdom
Author: Kogan Page Ltd
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Now in its 42nd edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers. It also includes a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the structure of further and higher education in the UK. The book includes information on awards provided by over 350 professional institutions and accrediting bodies, details of academic universities and colleges and a full description of the current framework of academic and vocational educational. It is compiled and checked annually to ensure accuracy of information.
This major professional reference and text offers an authoritative review of evidence-based treatments for the most prevalent child and adolescent problems. Leading contributors present applications for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, the effects of maltreatment, substance use, and more.