All Life and Death Matters resources were created by Kath Murray, a veteran hospice and palliative care nurse, and are designed to:
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Embarking on the health care career of your dreams has never been easier! HOW TO GET A JOB IN HEALTH CARE, 2nd Edition is the ideal reference tool, whether you're a first-time job seeker or a veteran trying to advance in the health care industry. Instruction and preparation activties cover every step of the employment cycle, including job research, writing resumes, completing applications, and preparing for interviews. You will also learn how to start and keep a job in health care, leave a job with grace, and secure references. A great resource for entering any health care profession, this handy guide provides sample documents, templates, worksheets, and activities to help students prepare for their careers. Accompanying software includes a Resume Generator as well as sample and supporting documents related to cover letters, various formats and types of resumes, job offer evaluations, job exit conversations, and much more.
For students taking courses in career counseling.
Help future counselors develop an usable understanding of both theory and technique.
Foundations of Career Counseling: A Case-Based Approach is built around a series of case studies that contextualize and bring to life all aspect of career counseling from theories through assessment, intervention, and education. Designed for students taking courses in career counseling, this practical and engaging text places a strong emphasis on diversity and on passing along a clear and concrete grasp of how to do effective career counseling.
Balancing both theory and application, all of the chapters contain case material like transcripts, examples, and sample assessment results that illustrate Suzanne Dugger’s clear explanations of concepts. The text will help future counselors develop a thorough understanding of working with clients across the lifespan (from children through older adults). And the text also provides a good foundation for working with specific populations such as persons with disabilities, military veterans, ex-offenders, homemakers, and caretakers transitioning back into the world of work.
From Reviews of the Book:
“This is the best career counseling text I have seen to date. It thoroughly covers major theories but also includes models, process, employment law, and theory. . . . The writing style is quite good. It is easy to ready and interesting.”
—Janet Froeschle Hicks, Texas Tech University
“The strength of this material is that it [is] very comprehensive and well written. All of the key concepts and theories were well covered. . . . I really enjoyed the book and the detail was outstanding. . . . I would definitely adopt this work in my class.”
—Steven Jochim, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Also available with MyCounselingLab®
This title is also available with MyCounselingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through video clips, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.
I write this book in hopes of reaching other service personnel or citizens that are experiencing the same feelings of, guilt, anger, or fears that I have suffered. because of a traumatic experience. I have learned that not only war, but also any kind of traumatic event can cause the symptoms of anger, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, isolation, flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. My nightmares started before I left Vietnam, and they intensified with time. I did not know why I slowly changed, but these changes of uncontrollable outbursts of anger, frustration, isolation, anxiety, loneliness, and the horrible nightmares and flashbacks of Vietnam, caused a lot of suffering not only for me, but for my family, friends, and loved ones. It took me years to control my temper, and I learned to work only at night to keep the nightmares in check. This helped, but I still did not know the actual problem, only that there was something wrong, this kept me with stomach problems, chest pains, headaches, and edgy for many years. I would like to thank the Veterans' Administration and the Loma Linda Veterans' Hospital for the help I have received through them, and for giving my nightmares a name, "PTSD." Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that is what they diagnosed, and even though I refused to accept this at first, now I am learning how to deal with my problem. The professional and qualified personnel at the Veteran's Hospital have given me strength, tools, training, and the support to fight my demons, and to write this book. I would also like to thank my wife, Elizabeth, my sons Michael, Paul, Paulo, Mark, and my daughters, Rosie and Majalia, for their support, encouragement, and understanding, to help me get out of the dark, and fight my demons.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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