Comment aborder la question du suicide avec un membre de notre famille ou de notre entourage qui semble à risque ? Doit-on lui cacher notre inquiétude ou, au contraire, lui poser des questions précises ? Comment le faire sans aggraver la situation ? Médecin psychiatre, Suzanne Lamarre nous livre dans ces pages une nouvelle vision de la problématique du suicide. Elle fait la preuve qu'il ne faut plus se limiter à traiter les comportements suicidaires comme les symptômes d'une maladie mentale, mais comme un moment clé pour réorganiser la vie avec les autres. Une réflexion essentielle destinée à susciter de nombreuses discussions sur l'approche aux suicidaires et la stigmatisation des troubles mentaux.
La qualité d'un sain ne recouvre pas uniquement les capacités techniques du praticien, elle dépend également des compétences humaines qui accompagnent un geste, une parole, une écoute. En effet, les métiers du soin s'inscrivent par nature dans une relation d'aide. Ils ont pour cadre la rencontre entre deux personnes : l'une en souffrance et l'autre en position de l'épauler, autour d'un objectif commun : le mieux-être. Ainsi, le soin touche à ce qui existe de plus intime, l'intégrité physique et mentale, et la psychologie apporte aux métiers concernés par cette intimité un savoir essentiel : l'approche humaine de l'individu. Ce manuel de psychologie du soin s'adresse à la fois aux futurs soignants (infirmières, aides-soignants, kinésithérapeutes, orthophonistes, ergothérapeutes, psychomotriciens, aides médico-psychologiques), aux travailleurs sociaux, mais aussi aux professionnels qui souhaitent enrichir leur pratique quotidienne auprès des patients. Conscients des besoins des praticiens et des étudiants, les auteurs ont voulu proposer un ouvrage complet et opérationnel. Ce manuel se veut donc à la fois un recueil de connaissances théoriques illustrées d'exemples cliniques, un ouvrage de réflexion sur divers aspects de la relation d'aide et enfin un outil adapté pour mieux vivre la pratique soignante, tant du point de vue du soigné (gérer les relations, stimuler la dynamique de vie...) que du soignant (maîtriser son stress, ses émotions...).
Author: Paul G. Quinnett
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
This is a frank, compassionate book written to those who contemplate suicide as a way out of their situations. The author issues an invitation to life, helping people accept the imperfections of their lives, and opening eyes to the possibilities of love.
La Bête humaine
Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Did possessing and killing amount to the same thing deep within the dark recesses of the human beast? La Bete humaine (1890), is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. On one level a tale of murder, passion and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his `most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The Widow Lerouge
Author: Émile Gaboriau
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This early work by Émile Gaboriau was originally published in 1866 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Widow Lerouge' is one of Gaboriau's novels of crime and mystery. Émile Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente-Maritime, France. During his twenties, he became a secretary to Paul Féval – a an author now regarded as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction, whose Jean Diable (1862) is seen as the world's first modern detective novel.
Author: Charles J-H. Macdonald
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Until recently the people of Kulbi-Kenipaqan lived on the fringes of the modern world following traditional customs and beliefs, practicing shifting agriculture, and leading an outwardly peaceful existence in a remote corner of Palawan island. Yet this small community, basically indistinguishable in society and culture from its immediate neighbors to the north, has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. Why would the comparatively happy and well-off inhabitants of Kulbi fall victim to despair? Uncultural Behavior investigates the mystery of self-inflicted death among this nonviolent and orderly people in the Southern Philippines. To make sense of such a phenomenon, Charles Macdonald probes the beliefs, customs, and general disposition of this Palawan people, exploring how they live, think, behave, and relate to one another. Early chapters examine group formation and the spatialization of social ties, material culture, marriage, and law, providing an extensive ethnographic account of the Kulbi way of life. The author offers insights into the spiritual world of the community and addresses the local theory of emotions and the words that supply the vocabulary and idiom of indigenous commentaries on suicide. A well-documented case study of a suicide and its aftermath gives readers an idea of how Kulbi people treat suicide and their conflicting views on the subject. Following an analysis of statistical information, the author presents five profiles, bringing together motivations, actors, and circumstances. He concludes by examining the perspectives of neurobiology and genetics as well as psychology, sociology, and history.
An Officer and a Spy
Author: Robert Harris
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A whistle-blower. A witch hunt. A cover-up. Secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, and government corruption. Welcome to 1890s Paris. Alfred Dreyfus has been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment on a far-off island, and publicly stripped of his rank. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, an ambitious military officer who believes in Dreyfus's guilt as staunchly as any member of the public. But when he is promoted to head of the French counter-espionage agency, Picquart finds evidence that a spy still remains at large in the military—indicating that Dreyfus is innocent. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award
Incorporating mindfulness and family therapy into play-family sessions. When a child is offered a space to relax the “busy mind,” his experience is comparable to mindfulness meditation. Therapists can help children remain in this calm state—in the state of the present moment—if they have the right tools and techniques to do so. During this stillness, a child can reach a level of consciousness that is parallel to the deepened awareness that occurs during mindfulness meditation. Conducting play sessions in this stage allows for healing and progress. Not only can the symptoms of children’s pain be reduced in intensity and duration, but their self-esteem can be enhanced. This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of the family and incorporating ideas from the practice of mindfulness. This experience-based therapeutic model respectfully derives from the best roots of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities. Additionally, it draws from child development theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness. Either spontaneous play or directed play can be used according to the need.
Author: Géraldi Leroy
Publisher: Armand Colin
L'implication des écrivains français dans la politique du tournant du siècle dernier n'est pas ignorée, l'exemple d'Émile Zola est là pour en témoigner, mais elle est couramment considérée comme une part marginale de leur activité et comme une composante finalement mineure de leur oeuvre. Le présent ouvrage, en soulignant l'étendue de leurs engagements, l'ardeur de leurs convictions, l'importance qu'ils y attachaient montre au contraire qu'un tel investissement répondait à la conception même qu'ils se faisaient du métier littéraire. On trouvera ici la synthèse des grands clivages portant sur les questions fondamentales de l'époque en même temps que la mise en évidence de la spécificité des itinéraires particuliers. On percevra enfin la manière dont les écrivains du temps ont alimenté les grands débats à venir, les nôtres en particulier, sans que soient négligées les caractéristiques propres des contextes au sein desquels ils avaient à se situer.
Rated as one of the top 15 breakthroughs in medicine over the last 150 years, evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become highly influential in medicine. Put simply, EBM promotes a seemingly irrefutable, principle: that decision-making in medical practice should be based, as much as possible, on the most up-to-date research findings. EBM has been particularly popular within psychiatry, a field that is haunted by a legacy of controversial interventions. For advocates, anchoring psychiatric practice in research data makes psychiatry more scientific valid and ethically legitimate. Few, however, have questioned whether EBM, a concept pioneered by those working in other areas of medicine, can be applied to psychiatric disorders. In this groundbreaking book, the Canadian psychiatrist and ethicist Mona Gupta analyzes the basic assumptions of EBM, and critically examines their applicability to psychiatry. By highlighting the basic ethical tensions between psychiatry and EBM, the author addresses the fundamental and controversial question - should psychiatrists practice evidence-based medicine at all?
Author: Lorna A. Rhodes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The work of inner-city emergency psychiatric units might best be described as "medicine under siege." Emptying Beds is the result of the author's two-year immersion in one such unit and its work. It is an account of the strategies developed by a staff of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health workers to deal with the dilemmas they face every day.
Media and Suicide
Author: Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Steven Stack
Somewhere in the world, in the next forty seconds, a person is going to commit suicide. Globally, suicides account for 50 percent of all violent deaths among men and 71 percent for women. Despite suicide prevention programs, therapy, and pharmacological treatments, the suicide rate is either increasing or remaining high around the world. Media and Suicide holds traditional and emergent media accountable for influencing an individual’s decision to commit suicide. Global experts present research, historical analysis, theoretical disputes (including discussion on the Werther and Papageno effects), and policy regarding the media’s impact on suicide. They answer questions about the effects of different types of media and storytelling, show how the impact of social media can be diminished, discuss internet bullying, mass-shootings and mass-suicides, show the effects of recovery stories, and much more. The editors also present examples of suicide policy in the United States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Hong Kong on how to best communicate reporting guidelines to decrease the copycat effect, especially in less developed nations where most of the world’s nearly one million suicides occur each year. Although there is much work to be done to prevent media-influenced suicide, this innovative volume will contribute a large piece to this complex puzzle.