Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups: International and Multicultural Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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Here is new information on the development of international and intercultural research on self-help groups. This book reflects the many developments which have occurred in the field over the past decade, emphasizing empirical research. Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups provides specific research findings and honed concepts to help health professionals learn more about self-help groups and work effectively with such groups. More countries and ethnic groups are now involved in the self-help movement, and this volume ...
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Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups: International and Multicultural Perspectives

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Overview

Here is new information on the development of international and intercultural research on self-help groups. This book reflects the many developments which have occurred in the field over the past decade, emphasizing empirical research. Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups provides specific research findings and honed concepts to help health professionals learn more about self-help groups and work effectively with such groups. More countries and ethnic groups are now involved in the self-help movement, and this volume increases knowledge of how different cultures react to and participate in self-help mutual aid and how self-help groups can be adapted to fit different racial or ethnic populations.

Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups explores the definition of self-help, the centrality of culture as a major factor explaining variability in self-help, the development of appropriate methodological tools, and the role and involvement of professionals. It brings together different traditions of research for the study of cross- and intercultural and inter- and intraorganizational aspects of self-help groups. Contributors who represent various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social work, and nursing, discuss:
  • a paradigm for research in self-help
  • the development of self-help groups in Japan, Hong Kong, and the former East Germany
  • the participation of blacks in Alcoholics Anonymous
  • the participation of Mexican Americans in groups for parents of the mentally ill
  • relationships between self-help groups and health professionals
  • predictors of burnout in self-help group leaders
  • characteristics of effective groups
  • ways individuals change their world view through self-help participation

    Self-Help and Mutual Aid Groups is an informative and helpful resource for self-help researchers and teachers, students, and professionals who want to be more effective in their work with self-help groups across cultural and national lines.
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Explores the definition of self-help, the centrality of culture as a major factor explaining variability in self-help, the development of appropriate methodological tools, and the role and involvement of professionals in working effectively with self-help groups. Also published as Prevention in Human Services, v.11, nos.1/2, 1994. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317764472
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/9/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 388
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Universal and Particular Attributes of Self-Help: A Framework for International and Intranational Analysis 1
Ch. 2 Participatory Action Research as a Strategy for Studying Self-Help Groups Internationally 45
Ch. 3 Self-Help Groups in Japan: Trends and Traditions 69
Ch. 4 The Development of Self-Help in Germany's New Provinces (Former East Germany): The Case of Schwerin 97
Ch. 5 Advocacy on Self-Help for Patients with Chronic Illness: The Hong Kong Experience 117
Ch. 6 Mexican American and Anglo American Parents of the Mentally Ill: Attitudes and Participation in Family Support Groups 141
Ch. 7 Are Twelve Step Programs Appropriate for Disenfranchised Groups? Evidence from a Study of Posttreatment Mutual Help Involvement 165
Ch. 8 Understanding Worldview Transformation in Members of Mutual Help Groups 181
Ch. 9 Partnerships Between Health Professionals and Self-Help Groups: Meanings and Mechanisms 199
Ch. 10 Predictors of Burnout Among Self-Help Group Leaders 241
Ch. 11 Social Climate Correlates of Effectiveness in Alliance for the Mentally Ill Groups 263
Ch. 12 The Involvement of Self-Help Groups with Mental Health and Medical Professionals: The Self-Helpers' Perspective 279
Ch. 13 Workshop on "Good Practice" in the Collaboration Between Professionals and Mutual Aid Groups 303
Ch. 14 Self-Help Group Participation Among People with Severe Mental Illness 315
Conclusion 333
Index 341
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