Writing Life Histories

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A guide for use in caring environments, Writing Life Histories is a practical handbook which gives clear guidance on how to put together life histories in supportive or residential settings.

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SKU: 9780863888267 - 66 Categories: , , , NDIS approved: Yes Ages: Adult

Product overview

This handbook provides:

  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Ideas for different types of life histories
  • Activities, strategies and material for promoting memories
  • Helpful tools and writing tips
  • Suggestions for support and forming partnerships with other local services
  • Ideas for involving the person’s family and friends
  • Discussion on ethical issues to be considered

The benefits of engaging a group or an individual in Life History activities include

  • An aid to memory
  • Creative stimulation
  • A personalised identity when in a residential home
  • Promotion of interaction and co-operation with others
  • Continuity with previous life experience thus combating the loss of identity
  • An excellent opportunity to pass on knowledge and experience to others

This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in compiling life histories including nurses, residential home staff, carers, tutors and occupational therapists, group facilitators in day centres, clubs for the elderly or learning disabilities.

Ages: Elderly