Expecting Trouble


Expecting Trouble: Early Warnings and Rapid Responses in Maternal Medical Care
Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World
Cannabis on Campus :
Changing the Dialogue in the Wake of Legalization
Why We Lie about Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change by Pablo Yanguas

Expecting Trouble: Early Warnings and Rapid Responses in Maternal Medical Care

CRC Press | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0815379730 | 192 pages | PDF | 12.63 MB

by Lauren A. Plante (Editor)
This practical resource has easily accessed emergency management plans to deal with critical conditions in obstetric care, in which maternal health or life is threatened. Decision algorithms and summary boxes are featured throughout for ease of reading.
About the Author
Lauren A. Plante, MD, MPH, is a professor of both obstetrics & gynecology and anesthesiology, and a subspecialist in maternal-fetal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. She is additionally credentialed in critical care medicine and has published on the intersection of maternal-fetal medicine and critical care.

Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World

Oxford University | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0190669632 | 280 pages | PDF | 6.86 MB

by Robert Wicks (Author)
Caring for our family members, friends, and others is a central part of a rewarding life. For those in healing and helping professions such as medicine, nursing, education, psychotherapy, social work, ministry, and the military, the potential for a meaningful way of being may even become more possible. But, compassion is not easy. At times, concern for others can be personally devastating when we don’t possess the right attitude and approach. Reaching out (and reflectively within) without being pulled down requires the wisdom that only arises out of the right combination of humility and knowledge.
Night Call offers the stories and principles gleaned over many years of writing and mentoring for those in the helping and healing professions. The stories are offered in ways that foster compassionate caring while encouraging initiative in those who seek to personally deepen and share their lives with others – especially in times of significant need. With this in mind, Dr. Wicks presents information on:
· being a healing presence
· mining fruits of the failures all of us must experience at times
· the need to enjoy the daily “crumbs of alonetime”
· the importance of a spirit of “unlearning”
· developing a simple realistic self-care program
· valuing informal or formal mentoring
· recognizing the “3 calls” to which we must respond to as we psychologically develop
· honoring life’s most elusive psychological virtue (humility)
Purposely brief, the chapters, as well as the sections in the “personal resiliency retreat” section at the end of the book, have as their goal a reconsideration of values, signature strengths, and simple approaches to living a resilient, rewarding life. Rather than presenting new breakthroughs, Night Call is designed to dust off what most of us already know, at some level, so we can freshly view the key approaches and techniques that provide increased psychological self-awareness and a potentially healthier sense of presence to others. The themes offered may have been forgotten, or become undervalued/set aside because of some of society’s dysfunctional norms or unhelpful family influences. In response, this simple, countercultural book combines the value of essential self-compassion with caring for others in ways that provide the impetus for further exploration of a fuller narrative for both the readers of this work and unforeseen opportunities as well for those who are fortunate enough to cross their paths.
“Night Call is a valuable guide for people who wonder how to help those who suffer and for people worn down by the seemingly endless sickness of those they care for. With stories and words of wisdom, Wicks shows how persistence, compassion and humility heal us all. His book is a great salve.” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
About the Author
Robert J. Wicks, PsyD, received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is Professor Emeritus, Loyola University Maryland. He has published more than 50 books for professionals and the general public, including Perspective: The Calm within the Storm (Oxford, 2014); Bounce: Living the Resilient Life (Oxford, 2010); and Riding the Dragon. Dr. Wicks has lectured on the importance of resilience, self-care, and maintaining a healthy perspective in Hanoi, Beijing, Port au Prince, Johannesburg, Phnom Penh, and Budapest as well as at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard’s Children’s Hospital and Harvard Divinity School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the U.S. Air Force Academy, on Capitol Hill to Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff and most recently in Beirut to persons living and working in Aleppo, Syria. He has also served on the faculty of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics, and Values. In 2006, he was recipient of the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University. In the U.S. military, Dr. Wicks served as a Marine Corps Officer.


Polity | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0745663869 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 1.50 MB

by Andrew Herod (Author)
Labor is the source of all wealth. Without workers, the world’s natural resources cannot be transformed into finished goods and services cannot be delivered. Labor, though, is a uniquely important resource because, unlike others, it is capable of altering its own conditions of existence and of challenging how it is used.
In this book, Andrew Herod offers an original and wide-ranging analysis of labor as a multifaceted and truly global resource. Opening with a rich overview of the migration streams and demographic trends that have shaped the planetary distribution of labor, he goes on to explore how globalization and the growth of precarious work are impacting working people’s lives in both “Old Economy” and “New Economy” employment sectors. He concludes by surveying some of the ways in which working people are taking action to improve their lives, including forming trade unions and other labor organizations, occupying factories in places like Argentina and Greece, and establishing anti-sweatshop campaigns.
This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the state of labor in today’s global economy
“Superbly explicated and assisted by well-chosen case studies, Andrew Herod’s analysis of the uniqueness of labor as a resource is both captivating and convincing. Wonderful work!”
Jon Agnone, University of Washington
“In this bold and pithy text Herod reminds us that labor is a vital resource with a mind of its own. This book is an excellent introduction to the fast-changing world of work and why it matters so much.”
Jane Wills, Queen Mary, University of London
About the Author
Andrew Herod is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia.

Cannabis on Campus :
Changing the Dialogue in the Wake of Legalization

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1138039128 | 212 Pages | ePUB | 1.94 MB

Cannabis on Campus is a comprehensive resource on the implications of marijuana legalization for college campuses. It is essential reading for college administrators and other professionals responsible for overseeing drug policy and addressing marijuana use in higher education. The authors use their considerable experience in college alcohol and other drug (AOD) counseling to provide a sweeping look at the cannabis culture found in our universities. Chapters alternate between historical context, research and analysis, and student interviews, providing an evidence-based, nuanced understanding of the role of marijuana use in today’s college campuses, as well as insights and recommendations for a post-legalization future.
“Cannabis on Campus is a timely, much-needed guide to the changing landscape of campus-based cannabis use assessment and treatment. The book excels in its presentation of case examples that are heartbreaking and moving. It is a pragmatic and useful book for campus substance abuse professionals managing what the authors call ‘the battleground of facts’ in the wake of legalization. This book is strongly written and easy to read!” – Barry A. Schreier, PhD, director of the University Counseling Service and professor of counseling psychology at the University of Iowa
“Cannabis on Campus is the most comprehensive, well-researched, and engaging book on the subject of marijuana and its role in the lives of emerging adults that I have encountered. Beazley and Field have managed to take on this incredibly complex topic and present it with a clear, thoughtful, and objective voice. Given the speed at which the cannabis landscape is shifting, this is no small feat. Their contribution is timely, vital, and most welcome.” – David Albert, PhD, director of the Student Counseling Service at the University of Chicago

Why We Lie about Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change by Pablo Yanguas

English | February 15, 2018 | ISBN: 1783609346, 1783609338 | EPUB | 216 pages | 0.9 MB

Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system which mistakes short-term results for long-term transformation and gets attacked across the political spectrum, with the right claiming we spend too much, and the left that we don’t spend enough.
The reality, as Yanguas argues in this highly provocative book, is that aid isn’t – or at least shouldn’t be – about levels of spending, nor interventions shackled to vague notions of ‘accountability’ and ‘ownership’. Instead, a different approach is possible, one that acknowledges aid as being about struggle, about taking sides, about politics. It is an approach that has been quietly applied by innovative development practitioners around the world, providing political coverage for local reformers to open up spaces for change. Drawing on a variety of convention-defying stories from a variety of countries – from Britain to the US, Sierra Leone to Honduras – Yanguas provides an eye-opening account of what we really mean when we talk about aid.

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