Gerontological Counselling is a trainer’s guide to counselling elders and their family members from Asian backgrounds. It places emphasis on: • Ageing processes and issues • Counselling older persons and their families • Culture-specific factors which affect the experiences of older persons Counsellors and social workers who work with older people and their families, managers of day care centres and residential institutions, policymakers who wish to be informed about the subject, professional caregivers and those who intend to give professional instruction through workshops will find this handbook essential and useful.
The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don't), it delivers services for one percent of the cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is completely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story.
This series will present twenty short, sharply-focused tracts, each one covering one of the many aspects of concrete technology: materials, design, construction, testing, and other significant aspects. Volume 1 provides a complete overview of the mineral admixtures used in concrete, including silica fume, slag, rice-husk ash, fly ash, and natural pozzolans. This book will include the mineral and chemical composition of the admixtures, their chemical reactions with cement and as a method of recycling.
Ayurveda is attracting attention as a solution to the problems of toxicity, development of resistance in causative organism against modern medicines, huge cost of diagnostics and medical procedures. This book is based on the eternal wisdom of the ancient sages who received this science as a divine blessing for the benefit of suffering humanity. The book presents ayurvedic principles in an understandable language which a layperson, beginner, scholar or complementary medicine practitioner may wish to study.
A brief introduction to the vast and variegated system of spiritual beliefs and practices of Hinduism. In a simple language, using the laws of cosmology, it highlights the major concepts of God and various deities of worship that gives metaphysical insights into their spiritual relevance.