The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide.
Originally the work of an anonymous Babylonian poet, who lived over 3700 years ago, this is the tale of one man's struggle against death. Not content with the immortal renown won by reckless deeds, the hero of the epic seeks immortality itself and journeys to the end of the earth and beyond.
Effective communication skills are crucial in all aspects of nursing practice. This title enables you to communicate effectively and with confidence in your professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships.
Written more than 2000 years ago, this classic Eastern meditative work is modernized here and presented with illustrations. It teaches that to follow the Tao, or Way of All Things, is to embody humility, spontaneity and generosity, and to develop balance and harmony.
The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world.
Explore a truly astonishing range of interests, philosophies, religions, and cultures -- from alchemy to angels, Buddhism to Hinduism, myth to magic. The distinguished authors bring a wealth of knowledge, visionary thinking, and accessible writing to each intriguing subject in these lavishly illustrated, large-format paperback books.
Offers selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two works, and, the dialogues "Robber Zhi" and "White Horse". This work also contains introductions and bibliographies for each work. Four appendices on important figures, periods and terms in Chinese thought are also included.
This progressive new text shows how professionals can work as a team to provide seamless treatment that puts the patient first. By exploring the concept of care from different perspectives and discussing the values and ethics each group brings, it links the goals of patient-centred practice and interprofessionalism for the first time.
A concise introduction to scripture in the world religions that offers an evaluation of the sacred word and covers everything from the role of the mantra in the eastern relgions to the lives of the ancient scribes.
Addressing important issues of the day, this series examines how each of the eight major religions approaches a particular theme. Constructed to be comparative, the books are both authoritative and accessible.
Based on the largest independent UK study of person-centred support and written by an experienced team of authors, this book explores with service users, practitioners, carers and managers what person-centred support means to them, what barriers stand in the way and how these can be overcome.
Introduces students to the full range of Indian philosophical thought. This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to all the major philosophical concepts and issues in Indian thought. Ideal for undergraduate students, it describes the various relationships and disputes between Indian traditions of thought in a chronological framework.
This is an excellent resource to introduce nursing students to the importance of reflection. It is easy to read and guides and assists the nursing students to see just how importance reflective practice is in nursing.' Mark Wheatley, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Teesside
In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness' eightieth birthday. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? This book covers their meeting from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
A patient-centred approach to e-communication that can serve as a reference guide. This book covers potential issues, considering both clinical and non-clinical settings, and is also a very useful teaching resource. It adopts the approach that communication is the responsibility of everyone in the primary care team, and aims to help everyone.
This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues.
Provides students with the tools to communicate with patients and other health care professionals. This work presents tips to help students engage into the practice of communication. It helps learning the basic principles, and integrating elements such as case scenarios, questions, or hints and tips to encourage application of those principles.
Provides an account of the world's major religious traditions. This text conveys the vitality and richness of the world's religions. It views religion as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music.
The idea of a single divine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. This account of the evolution of belief examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders.
Now reissued in new covers, Arthur Cotterell's fascinating book sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands, from the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia to the mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India.