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New in Nursing
Canadian Perspectives on Advanced Practice NursingHighly accessible and comprehensive, this text provides a concrete overview of the advanced practice nursing role as it has developed and currently exists in Canada’s health care system. While exploring the origins of advanced practice nursing and the development of the clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner roles, contributors draw on multiple case studies to understand the various specialties, operational definitions, and critical issues relevant to this practice. With a forward written by Judith Shamian, this collection features chapter summaries, learning objectives, critical ...
New in Anthropology
Missing PersonsUniting the voices of twenty-two experts from academic, government, and civil sectors who study and help search for missing persons in Canada and internationally, Derek Congram’s new collection responds to growing public awareness of persons who have disappeared due to armed conflict, repressive regimes, criminal behaviour, and racist and colonial policies towards Indigenous persons and minority populations. Missing Persons centres its attention on the people who seek others, and explores how scientists, law-enforcement agents, and researchers serve and relate to those who miss. This mul...
New in Indigenous Studies
Strong Helpers' TeachingsTimely and accessible, Strong Helpers’ Teachings skillfully illustrates the importance of Indigenous knowledges for students, practitioners, and scholars in the human services. Making space for the voices of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, practitioners, and service users, Cyndy Baskin’s text models possible pathways towards relationship building and allyship. Placing Indigenous concerns and perspectives at the centre of social work disciplines, and through the use of examples and case studies, Baskin covers topics such as spirituality, research, justice, and healing. This t...
New in Sociology
Rethinking Society in the 21st Century, 4th EditionThis unique collection of readings introduces students to the foundational elements of sociology. Balancing classical sociological theory and more contemporary approaches, the text builds on this theoretical grounding to consider diverse issues in sociology. Topics include major social processes and social institutions such as families, education, work, health care, and media. Later sections address social class, gender and sexualities, and ethnicity and race. This thoroughly revised fourth edition includes an updated selection of readings and a new section exploring social movements, socia...
New in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Women and GenocideIlluminating the unique experiences of women both during and after genocide, JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee’s edited collection is a vital addition to genocide scholarship. The contributors revisit genocides of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Armenia in 1915 to Gujarat in 2002, examining the roles of women as victims, witnesses, survivors, and rescuers. The text underscores women’s experiences as a central yet often overlooked component to the understanding of genocide. Drawing from narratives, memoirs, testimonies, and literature, this ground-breaking volume brings...
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