The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Mindfulness as a Generative Resource in Compassionate Healthcare

Mindfulness as a Generative Resource in Compassionate Healthcare

Mindfulness as a generative resource in compassionate healthcare
Edgardo Morales-Arandes

‘Hello, Edgardo. It's Jaime, Benny's family doctor. I'm calling because I think he'll need your help. The test results came back and confirmed he has an advanced stage of lung cancer.’ I received that phone call early on a December evening, more than three years ago. The doctor was talking about Benny, my closest friend for over thirty years.

The next day, I sat in his hospital room along with his wife, as family members, friends and acquaintances came in to express their good wishes. ‘Don't worry, Benny, you will get well’, ‘You're a fighter, Benny, you will pull through this'; visitors repeated over and ...

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