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themes among the essays resurface and resonate. Though our request for essays was broad and open-ended, we found that topics such as seeing, authenticity, interpretation, wholeness, care, and dwelling ran as undercur- rents throughout. Our major hope is that each essay plays a part in revealing a larger whole of meaning which says much about a more humane relation- ship with places, environments and the earth as our home. Part I. Beginnings and directions At the start, we recognize the tremendous debt this volume owes to philosopher Martin Heidegger (1890-1976), whose ontological excavations into the nature of human existence and meaning provide the philosophical foundations for many of the essays, particularly those in Part I of the volume. Above all else, Heidegger was regarded by his students and colleagues as a master teacher. He not only thought deeply but was also able to show others how to think and to question. Since he, perhaps more than anyone else in this century, provides the instruction for dOing a phenomenology and hermeneutic of humanity's existential situation, he is seminal for phenomenological and hermeneutical research in the environmental disci- plines. He presents in his writings what conventional scholarly work, especially the scientific approach, lacks; he helps us to evoke and under- stand things through a method that allows them to come forth as they are; he provides a new way to speak about and care for our human nature and environment.
??A comprehensive, new view of the Western healthcare model--describes a new culture in which human health is conceived as a dynamic balance with one??'s environment??Essential and refreshing reading for students and health practitioners alike??Written in an accessible and engaging styleThe vast proportion of cash spent on healthcare by governments and individuals in the world is spent on systems of healthcare based more-or-less on the Western acute care model. The imbalance of these systems, with their overemphasis on cure, as opposed to care and prevention or maintenance of health, is well documented. Salutogenic healthcare takes a holistic view of the individual as part of a social and environmental continuum rather than as an isolated collection of symptoms; it also seeks to reassess the very meaning of health. There are some indications that we--as a global culture--are moving towards this new salutogenic model, but the speed of the movement has to be accelerated. This book sets out to chart the main steps of this movement and to indicate some of the ways of thinking and action that can help form new ways of approaching healthcare.
Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues are often incomplete. In a perfect world, those who make environmental decisions would be armed with a foundation about the broad range of issues at stake when making such decisions. Offering a simple but comprehensive understanding of the critical roles science, economics, and values play in making informed environmental decisions, Environmental Decision-Making in Context: A Toolbox provides that foundation.
The author highlights a primary set of intellectual tools from different disciplines and places them into an environmental context through the use of case study examples. The case studies are designed to stimulate the analytical reasoning required to employ environmental decision-making and ultimately, help in establishing a framework for pursuing and solving environmental questions, issues, and problems. They create a framework individuals from various backgrounds can use to both identify and analyze environmental issues in the context of everyday environmental problems.
The book strikes a balance between being a tightly bound academic text and a loosely defined set of principles. It takes you beyond the traditional pillars of academic discipline to supply an understanding of the fundamental aspects of what is actually involved in making environmental decisions and building a set of skills for making those decisions.
Elements of the Helping Process: A Guide for Clinicians takes a humanistic approach to guiding clinicians, emphasizing that professional practice involves a deliberate, conscious, and disciplined use of self with clients participating in a forum that is steady, safe, and consistent. As with the previous editions, it is directed personally to clinicians and students and contains illustrative case material and instructive excerpts from actual practice experience. Fox advances five overarching themes:
Selected chapters from the second edition have been updated and expanded, and new chapters on such topics as neuroscience and genetics, the contribution of personality types, and advances in trauma research and treatment have been added. Any mental health clinician looking for guidance on establishing an environment of sharing, openness, challenge, and change with his or her clients will find this book to be an invaluable resource.
Environmental issues are of growing concern in China, with numerous initiatives aimed at encouraging dialogue and increasing awareness. And key to these initiatives is the environmental journalist. The first English-language study of this burgeoning field, this book investigates Chinese environmental journalists-their methodologies, their attitudes toward the environment, and their views on the significance of their work-and concludes that most respond enthusiastically to government promptings to report on the environment and climate change. Additional chapters demonstrate journalists' impact in helping to shape governmental decision making.
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