Dava Shastri S Last Day

Kirthana Ramisetti

In this novel "full of music, magnetism, and familial obligation" (Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here) a dying billionaire matriarch leaks news of her death early so she can examine her legacy--a decision that horrifies her children and inadvertently exposes secrets she has spent a lifetime keeping. Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, and Dava decides to take her death--like all matters of her life--into her own hands. Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries. As someone who dedicated her life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her "death" reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever. And now the whole world knows, including her children. In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment--and make peace with those closest to her before it's too late. Compassionately written and chock-full of humor and heart, this powerful novel examines public versus private legacy, the complexities of love, and the never-ending joys--and frustrations--of family. Includes a Reading Group Guide. A Good Morning America and Lilly Singh's Lilly Library Book Club pick Most anticipated in fall 2021 by TIME, The Washington Post, Bustle, Goodreads, and Debutiful - An Indie Next Pick - A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Fall/Winter 2021 - Longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

ISBN10 : 153870384X , ISBN13 : 9781538703847

Page Number : 0

Code Of Practice

Great Britain. Department of Health The Stationery Office

This Code of Practice is a reference tool for those dealing with, and caring for people admitted to hospital and care homes with mental health problems. Authored by the Department of Health and produced following wide consultation with those who provide and receive services under the Mental Health Act, this publication will come into force on 3 November 2008. Through the Mental Health Act 2007, the Government has updated the 1983 Act to ensure it keeps pace with the changes in the way that mental health services are - and need to be - delivered. This publication provides guidance and advice to registered medical practitioners, approved clinicians, managers and staff of hospitals, and approved mental health professionals on how they should proceed when undertaking duties under the Act. It also gives guidance to doctors and other professionals about certain aspects of medical treatment for mental disorder more generally. The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is also aimed at all of those working in primary care, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts as well as solicitors and attorneys who advise on mental health law. The Code should also be beneficial to the police and ambulance services and others in health and social services (including the independent and voluntary sectors) involved in providing services to people who are, or may become, subject to compulsory measures under the Act. It will also be a guide for those working with people with specific mental health needs such as those in nursing and care homes, and those in prison.

ISBN10 : 0113228090 , ISBN13 : 9780113228096

Page Number : 396

An Introduction To Counselling

John McLeod

This text is written in a clear, accessible style, covering all the core approaches to counselling. This second edition includes new chapters on systemic, feminist, narrative and multiculturalist approaches to counselling.

ISBN10 : 0335197094 , ISBN13 : 9780335197095

Page Number : 446

The Invention Of Africa

V. Y. Mudimbe James Currey Publishers

"What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? These are the kinds of fundamental questions that this book addresses. V. Y. Mudimbe argues that the various discourses themselves establish the worlds of thought in which people conceive their identity. Western anthropology and missionaries have introduced distortions not only for outsiders but also for Africans trying to understand themselves. Mudimbe goes beyond the classic issues of African anthropology or history. He says that the book attempts an archeology of African gnosis as a system of knowledge in which major philosophical questions recently have arisen: first, concerning the form, the content, and the style of Africanizing knowledge; second, concerning the status of traditional systems of thought. He is directly concerned with the processes of transformation of different types of knowledge." -- P. 4 of cover.

ISBN10 : 0253204682 , ISBN13 : 9780253204684

Page Number : 260

Clinical Training In Psychotherapy

Tom H. Peake CRC Press

What human processes can one anticipate as part of becoming a psychotherapist? Professionals who have been involved in the creation, administration, and certification of clinical training programs in psychotherapy for many years offer rare insights into this question. This comprehensive book identifies salient research trends; explores the most important issues regarding the supervision process as seen through the eyes of skilled trainers and practitioners from the social work, psychology, and psychiatry disciplines; and discusses potential problems and opportunities involved in developing a professional identity within the helping professions. Making a lasting and significant contribution to the literature on psychotherapy training, this book will stimulate and challenge readers'thinking about clinical training in mental health and aid their practice of therapy and therapy supervision.

ISBN10 : 0866563342 , ISBN13 : 9780866563345

Page Number : 154