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Meaningful Care

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Meaning of Care for People with Mental Retardation

Editors: Stolk, J., Boer, Theo A., Seldenrijk, R. (Eds.)

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It is crucial for the quality of care of people with mental retardation that care providers experience their work as meaningful. A complexity, however, is the fact that this care is divided amongst a range of professions. This book addresses issues of meaning (meaning of care and meaning of life) from all the different professional perspectives involved. Such a multidisciplinary approach is unique and has never before been followed.
The book contains the results of a series of interviews in which parents of people with mental retardation were asked what they conceive to be meaningful care. The results are placed in relation to experiences and conceptions of professional caregivers. Moreover, the study analyzes the cultural, philosophical, and theological significance of the concept, `meaningful care'. Finally, the book explores the relevance of this concept for practical professions such as medical care, social work, educational psychology, pedagogic counseling, and pastoral care. Scholarly depth is combined with experiential knowledge of professional practice. Hence, this book is an outstanding source of reflection for all those who work professionally with people with mental retardation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-015-9516-2
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-6291-3
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Softcover $139.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meaningful Care
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Meaning of Care for People with Mental Retardation
Editors
  • J. Stolk
  • Theo A. Boer
  • R. Seldenrijk
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9516-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9516-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6291-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5449-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 190
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