News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: July 2022 (Page 1 of 2)

Movie shoot on August 4 impacts Library & Learning Commons Access.

On Thursday, August 4, a movie shoot on the Main Level at Alloway Library and Learning Commons will impact access to the building and some services. Please note that on August 4:

  • Access to the library will be through the west side-door in the Alloway Campanile Garden (near the bell tower.)
  • This entryway is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors requiring assistance to enter the building should call the library at 604-513-2023 before arriving.
  • Hours will be 8:00AM till 4:30PM
  • The Main Level of the Library and Learning Commons will be closed to the public.
  • Library users may be asked to sign-in at the temporary Borrower Services desk on the Lower Level
  • Borrower Services, for borrowing, pick-ups, and returns, will be offered on the Lower Level.
  • The computer lab will be closed.
  • Student printing may be unavailable.
  • The Upper Level will be reached using the elevator from the Lower Level.
  • Research help is available via email at or Zoom via Book a Librarian.

New Titles Tuesday, July 26 (The Health Care Edition)

Here is a selection of titles related to issues in health care and nursing education  added to the collection in the past week.

 A guide to qualitative meta-synthesis /Deborah Finfgeld-Connett. A Guide to Qualitative Meta-synthesis provides accessible guidelines for conducting all phases of theory-generating meta-synthesis research, including data collection, analysis, and theory generation. The types of theories discussed in this book will help service providers customize standardized tools so that the most effective evidence-based, yet individualized, interventions can be implemented.

Advancing grounded theory with mixed methods /Elizabeth G. Creamer. This ground-breaking book introduces an innovative new perspective on mixed method grounded theory (MM-GTM) by conceptualizing it holistically as a distinct, qualitatively driven methodology that appreciates the integrity of each of the methods it embraces. The text references dozens of examples about how a dialectical exchange between different sources of data can be built into core grounded theory procedures including theoretical sampling, coding, case-based memoing, and integrated visual displays.

 An introduction to indigenous health and healthcare in Canada: bridging health and healing /Vasiliki Douglas. This book is intended primarily to provide nursing students with an accessible guide to the health of Canadian First Nations, Métis and Inuit-the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This book provides an explanation of how their values and worldview may differ from those of their colleagues but can still be accommodated within the profession.

Applying body mapping in research: an arts-based method /edited by Katherine Boydell. This book provides an overview of the innovative, arts-based research method of body mapping and offers a snapshot of the field. The book describes a series of body mapping research projects that focus on populations marginalised by disability, mental health status, and other vulnerable identities.  Contributors and editors include interdisciplinary experts from the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and beyond.

 Developing online courses in nursing education /Carol A. O’Neil, Cheryl A. Fisher, Matthew J. Rietschel. This authoritative text shows nurse educators and students how to teach in the online environment, using best practices and the latest technology. This valuable resource provides updated strategies for organizing and disseminating course content and examines such topics as MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses), certificates, badges, and stackable degrees.

 Discourses of care: media practices and cultures /edited by Amy Holdsworth, Karen Lury and Hannah Tweed. This critical anthology, featuring a joint authored critical introductory essay and 15 specially commissioned original essays, is the first edited collection to address the relationship between media (films, television documentaries and non-theatrical cinema) in relation to the concept and practice of care and caregiving

 Ethics and the good nurse: character in the professional domain /Andrew Peterson, James Arthur and Jinu Varghese. With the belief that virtues such as kindness, integrity, compassion, and honesty are core to the nursing profession, this book draws on extended insights from the Jubilee Centre’s Virtuous Practicing in Nursing study, to understand the role of such virtues in the professional practice and education of nurses. The book brings together knowledge from academics, scholars, and practitioners, to address the influence of personal and professional character on nurses and nursing.  Ethics and the Good Nurse serves as essential reading for a wide audience, including nurses, policy makers and nursing organisations and provides a timely and much-needed contribution to the field of nursing and character education

 Federalism and decentralization in health care: a decision space approach /edited by Gregory P. Marchildon and Thomas J. Bossert. A unique scholarly contribution to the field of comparative federalism, decentralization, and health care policy. This collection offers a systematic perspective on health care decentralization in a diverse group of federal countries that includes high-income (Switzerland, Canada, & Germany), high middle-income (Brazil, Mexico and South Africa) and low middle income (Nigeria & Pakistan) countries.

 Health systems in transition: Canada : health system review 2020 /Gregory P. Marchildon, Sara Allin, Sherry Merkur. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an insightful and objective analysis of the organization, governance, financing, and delivery of health care as well as comparisons between the Canadian system and others internationally. This book draws on a wide range of empirical studies and statistical data within Canada and across comparable countries to provide a thorough description of the many facets of health care in Canada. Drawing on the most reliable and recent data available, this study reveals the strengths and weakness of Canadian health care

 Innovative strategies in teaching nursing: exemplars of optimal learning outcomes /Emerson E. Ea, Celeste M. Alfes, editors. This book showcases exemplars of teaching strategies and innovation from national and international leaders in academia that advance and elevate the science and art of teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The authors recognize this educator-learner dynamic as a major force that propels nursing and healthcare education forward in the United States and globally. The text includes more than 40 innovations that are changing nursing and nursing education in classrooms, simulation, and clinical settings in virtual, face-to-face and blended learning environments, locally and globally.

 Nursing and humanities /Graham McCaffrey. This innovative account draws on developments in neuroscience, on philosophical debates about subjective experience, and on the complex reality of practice itself to develop a rich, contextualized account of nursing humanities that avoids the trap of a binary opposition between arts and sciences and makes a strong argument for the continued value of humanities in nursing.

 Paradoxes in nurses’ identity, culture and image: the shadow side of nursing /Margaret McAllister and Donna Lee Brien.This book examines some of the more disturbing representations of nurses in popular culture, to understand nursing’s complex identities, challenges and future directions. It critically analyses disquieting representations of nurses who don’t care, who kill, who inspire fear or who do not comply with laws and policies. Using a series of examples taken from popular culture ranging from film, television and novels to memoirs and true crime podcasts, it interrogates the meaning of the shadow side of nursing and the underlying paradoxes that influence professional identity.

 Teaching writing in the health professions: perspectives, problems, and practices /edited by Michael J. Madson. This collection provides a research-based guide to instructional practices for writing in the health professions, promoting faculty development and bringing together perspectives from writing studies, technical communication, and health humanities. It combines conceptual development of writing for the health professions as an emergent interdiscipline with evidence-based practices for instructors in academic, clinical, and community settings.

 The role of the nurse educator in Canada /editors: Karin Page-Cutrara and Patricia Bradley. This book is a reference guide for new and experienced Canadian nurse educators teaching in academic and clinical contexts. It is intended to guide educators with information on theories and philosophies of teaching and learning, information on assessments and evaluation, in-class teaching strategies, and current trends in the Canadian nursing education landscape

The Routledge companion to philosophy of medicine /edited by Miriam Solomon, Jeremy R. Simon, and Harold Kincaid. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology of medicine and emerging topics, such as philosophy of epidemiology, measuring harms, the concept of disability, nursing perspectives, race and gender, the metaphysics of Chinese medicine, and narrative medicine.

 Treating health care: how the Canadian system works and how it could work better /Raisa B. Deber. Deber provides brief descriptions of some key facts and concepts necessary to understand health care policy in Canada and place it in an international context. An accessible guide, Treating Health Care unpacks key concepts to provide informed discussions that diagnose Canada’s health care system and to clarify which proposed changes are likely to improve it – and which are not. This book provides background information to clarify such concepts as: determinants of health; how health systems are organized and financed (including international comparisons); health economics; health ethics; and roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, including government, providers, and patients. It then addresses some key issues, including equity, efficiency, access and wait times, quality improvement and patient safety, and coverage and payment models.

  Universality and social policy in Canada /edited by Daniel Béland, Gregory P. Marchildon and Michael J. Prince. This book surveys the many contested meanings of universality in relation to specific social programs.  The focus of the discussion is on Canada, though comparative references are made to help highlight key features of the Canadian experience. The book argues that, while universality is a major value under-girding certain areas of state intervention (most notably health care and education), the contributory principle of social insurance and the selectivity principle of income assistance are also highly significant precepts in practice.

 Women’s health in Canada: challenges of intersectionality /edited by Marina Morrow, Olena Hankivsky, Colleen Varcoe. This collection considers how health, and women’s health are shaped through intersecting systems of power based on colonialism, sexism, racism, heterosexism, and ableism.

New Titles Tuesday, July 19

Here is a selection of titles recently added to the collection

 Beyond rights: the Nisg̲̲a’a Final Agreement and the challenges of modern treaty relationships /Carole Blackburn. Beyond Rights explores the ground-breaking achievement of the Nisga’a Treaty and its impact. Using this pivotal case study, Beyond Rights analyzes both the potential and the limits of treaty making as a way to address historical injustice and achieve contemporary legal recognition. It also assesses the possibilities for a distinct Indigenous citizenship in a settler state with a long history of exclusion and assimilation..

 Building the army’s backbone: Canadian non-commissioned officers in the Second World War /Andrew L. Brown. Building the Army’s Backbone tells the story of how senior leadership created a corps of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) that helped the burgeoning force train, fight, and win. This innovative book uncovers the army’s two-track NCO production system: locally organized training programs were run by units and formations, while centralized programs were overseen by the army.

 Catherine & Diderot: the empress, the philosopher, and the fate of the Enlightenment /Robert Zaretsky.  A history of the famous encounter between the French philosopher Denis Diderot and his patron, Empress Catherine II of Russia, in 1773. The book begins many years earlier and traces the life of Diderot and Catherine in alternating chapters, painting a vivid and complex portrait of eighteenth-century Europe where new Enlightenment thinking co-existed with old monarchical systems. Zaretsky has written an intellectual and political history of the time by spotlighting the exchange of ideas between a philosopher who reflected on the nature of power and a ruler who excercised it.  Zaretsky pieces together their conversations from letters to each other and to other correspondents, as well as from Diderot’s (still untranslated) memoirs.

 Cents and sensibility: what economics can learn from the humanities /Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, with a new preface by the authors. In Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities-especially the study of literature-offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Arguing that Adam Smith’s heirs include Austen, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as much as Keynes and Friedman, Morson and Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith’s great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The authors contend that a few decades later, Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a dialogue between economics and the humanities and also shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself.

 Christianity and moral identity in higher education /Perry L. Glanzer and Todd C. Ream. Glanzer and Ream argue that a moral education takes place within a university committed to a moral tradition that can set forth a comprehensive moral ideal for the university and its students about human well-being.

 Converts to the real: Catholicism and the making of continental philosophy /Edward Baring. In the middle decades of the twentieth century phenomenology grew from a local philosophy in a few German towns into a movement that spanned Europe. In Converts to the Real, Edward Baring uncovers an unexpected force behind this prodigious growth: Catholicism.  Converts to the Real uncovers a surprising genealogy for post-war European thought, with important implications for our understanding of the process of secularization and for the set of schools and ideas we now call continental philosophy..

 Creating a caring science curriculum: a relational emancipatory pedagogy for nursing /Marcia Hills, Jean Watson, Chantal Cara. Creating a Caring Science Curriculum is written in response to a perception that the curriculum revolution in nursing education had yet to fulfill its mandate to reform nursing education to embrace a human Caring Science perspective. This book is intended to provoke further debate and discussion about Caring Science as the foundation and philosophy of nursing, to explore emancipatory approaches to pedagogy, and to provide a philosophical/theoretical framework and a Caring Science curriculum development process as a way to move the nursing education agenda forward.

 Crucial accountability: tools for resolving violated expectations, broken commitments, and bad behavior /Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems–permanently.

 Cultural engagement: a crash course in contemporary issues /Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior. Cultural Engagement introduces the main principles of cultural engagement and surveys a variety of Christian responses to nine of today’s key cultural issues including sexuality; gender roles; human life and reproductive technology; immigration and race; creation and creature care; politics; work; the arts; and war, weapons, and capital punishment.

 Emotional intelligence 2.0 /Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ; foreword by Patrick Lencioni. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:

 Emotional intelligence in nursing: essentials for leadership and practice improvement /Estelle Codier. This book is undertaken to provide a conceptual and historical description of EI as a concept and its application to nursing practice; illustrate use of EI abilities across various aspects of nursing practice ; describe the current evolution of the body of nurse EI research, offer ideas about how to develop EI abilities.

 Encountering world religions: a Christian introduction /Irving Hexham. Hexham introduces all the world’s major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way. He outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered.

 Exodus in the New Testament /edited by Seth M. Ehorn. This book examines citations and allusions to Exodus (and Exodus traditions) within the New Testament.

 Health equity, diversity, and inclusion: context, controversies, and solutions /Patti R. Rose Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities and/or health equity, taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions. Current trends and movements, including the role of social media in the provision of health care information for improved health literacy; mass incarceration and criminal justice reform; and much more.

 Introducing political philosophy: a policy-driven approach /William Abel, Elizabeth Kahn, Tom Parr, and Andrew WaltonIntroducing Political Philosophy is the only text to showcase contemporary policy problems through the lens of key debates in political philosophy.Introducing Political Philosophy is a thought-provoking introduction that invites readers to consider and analyse philosophical controversies.

  John Rawls: the path to a theory of justice /Andrius Gališanka. In this incisive new intellectual biography, Gališanka argues that in misunderstanding the origins and development of Rawls’s central argument, previous narratives fail to explain the novelty of his philosophical approach and so misunderstand the political vision he made prevalent. Gališanka draws on newly available archives of Rawls’s unpublished essays and personal papers to clarify the justifications Rawls offered for his assumption of basic moral agreement. Gališanka’s intellectual-historical approach reveals a philosopher struggling toward humbler claims than critics allege.

 Métis rising: living our present through the power of our past /edited by Yvonne Boyer and Larry Chartrand. Métis Rising draws on a remarkable cross-section of perspectives to tell the histories, stories, and dreams of people from varied backgrounds, demonstrating that there is no single Métis experience – only a common sense of belonging and a commitment to justice. The contributors to this unique collection, most of whom are Métis themselves, examine often-neglected aspects of Métis existence in Canada. Métis Rising is an extraordinary work that exemplifies how contemporary Métis identity has been forged by social, economic, and political concerns into a force to be reckoned with..

 Myth and meaning in Jordan Peterson: a Christian perspective /edited by Ron Dart. TWU Authors: Stephen M. Dunning; Matthew Steem and Joy Steem. In Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson, scholars across various disciplines explore various aspects of Jordan Peterson’s thought from a Christian perspective. Both critical and charitable, sober-minded and generous, this collection of ten essays is a key resource for those looking to faithfully engage with Jordan Peterson’s thought.

 Nursing ethics: feminist perspectives /Helen Kohlen, Joan McCarthy, editors. The aim of this book is to show how feminist perspectives can extend and advance the field of nursing ethics. It engages in the broader nursing ethics project of critiquing existing ethical frameworks as well as constructing and developing alternative understandings, concepts, and methodologies. The essays chart the development of feminist perspectives in the field of nursing ethics from the late 19th century to the present day and consider the impact of gender roles and gendered understandings on the moral lives of nurses, patients and families.

 Religion at the edge: nature, spirituality, and secularity in the Pacific Northwest /edited by Paul Bramadat, Patricia O’Connell Killen, and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. TWU Author: Michael Wilkinson. Religion at the Edge explores the rise of religious nones, the decline of mainstream Christian denominations, spiritual and environmental innovation, increasing religious pluralism, and the growth of smaller, more traditional faith groups. The first research-driven book to address religion, spirituality, and irreligion in the Pacific Northwest, Religion at the Edge expands our understanding of the nature, scale, and implications of socioreligious changes in North America, and the relevance of regionalism to that discussion..

 Religious diversity in Canadian public schools: rethinking the role of law /Dia Dabby. Grounding its analysis in three seminal Supreme Court cases, Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools reveals complex legal processes that compress multidimensional conversations into an oppositional format and exclude the voices of children themselves. Dabby contends that schools are in fact microsystems with the power to construct their own rules and relationships.

 Shelley’s Adonais: a critical edition /Anthony D. Knerr. 

 Stoic wisdom: ancient lessons for modern resilience /Nancy Sherman. Making Stoic wisdom relevant and accessible, Sherman distils time-honored techniques for building modern resilience. Drawing on the thought of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca, and others, Sherman argues that Stoic resilience is miscast as rugged self-reliance.  Bringing ancient wisdom to bear on 21st century settings Sherman shows how Stoicism can both prepare us for an uncertain future and help us reduce the stress and anxiety of modern life.

 The evil within: why we need moral philosophy /Diane Jeske. In applying the tools of moral philosophy to case studies of Nazi death camp commandants, American slaveholders, and a psychopathic serial killer, the author demonstrates how we can become better moral deliberators, thereby fulfilling our duties of due care in moral deliberation, moral self-scrutiny, and the development of moral virtue. These case studies serve as extended real-life thought experiments of moral deliberation gone wrong, and can show us how  impediments to effective moral deliberation can be identified and overcome by the study and use of moral philosophy.

 The genius of the ancient Egyptians /Sonya Newland.  Find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, papermaking, timekeeping, and medicine still influence the world today.

 The New Testament: its authority and canonicity /by Lee Martin McDonald.  McDonald shows students and researchers how the list of texts that constitute ‘the bible’ was once far more fluid than it is today and guides readers through the minefield of different texts, different versions, and the different lists of texts considered ‘canonical’ that abounded in antiquity.

 White space: race, privilege, and cultural economies of the Okanagan Valley /Daniel J. Keyes and Luís L.M. Aguiar. White Space analyzes the dominance of whiteness in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia to expose how this racial notion continues to sustain forms of settler privilege. Contributors to this perceptive collection move beyond appraising whiteness as if it were a solid and unshakable category. Instead they powerfully demonstrate how the concept can be re-envisioned, resisted, and reshaped in a context of neoliberal economic change.

New Titles Tuesday -Special COVID edition – July 12

So many COVID related titles added to the collection in the past week that we are highlighting just those.

 A world out of reach: dispatches from life under lockdown : selections from The Yale Review’s Pandemic files /edited and with an introduction by Meghan O’Rourke. Selections from the Pandemic Files published by The Yale Review, the preeminent journal of literature and ideas.

 COVID-19 and emerging environmental trends: a way forward /Joystu Dutta, Srijan Goswami, and Abhijit Mitra. This book revolves around the COVID-19 and its influence on all biotic and abiotic components on earth, with focus on the regulatory role of air quality during this pandemic, municipal solid waste management and COVID-19, how herd immunity influences COVID-19 and so on. With amalgamation of emerging environmental issues and the direct and indirect influences of COVID-19 on all these issues, it explains how pandemics change our thought and reset our priorities for action on a global scale. The book also explains control and mitigation of COVID-19 and cutting-edge research on COVID-19 with an empirical review on scientific efforts.

 COVID-19 and human rights /edited by Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, and Amanda Lyons. This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those being left behind and providing a necessary framework for the effort to build back better. Expert contributors to this volume address interconnections between the COVID-19 crisis and human rights to equality and non-discrimination, including historical responses to pandemics, populism and authoritarianism, and the rights to health, information, water access, and the environment. Acknowledging the pandemic as a defining moment for human rights, the volume proposes a post-crisis human rights agenda to engage civil society and government at all levels in concrete measures to roll back increasing inequality.

 Covid-19 and international business: change of era /edited by Marin A. Marinov and Svetla T. Marinova This book illustrates how governments have dealt with the pandemic and the consequent impacts on international business. It also explores the disrupted operations and responses of businesses as their worldwide interconnectivity has been seriously threatened. Employing the latest state of knowledge on the topic, the book is aimed at international business audience – scholars, students and managers who need to understand better the nature, scope and scale of the impacts of the pandemic on international business.

 COVID-19. Volumes I & II /edited by J. Michael Ryan. The two edited volumes in this set contribute to a broader understanding of the impact COVID-19 is having, and will have, on our understandings, efforts, and decisions of the future of global society.

 Death, grief and loss in the context of COVID-19 /edited by Panagiotis Pentaris. This book provides detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement. Through three parts the book explores COVID-19 as a reminder of our own and our communities’ fragile existence, but also the driving force for discovering new ways of meaning-making, performing rites and rituals, and conceptualising death, grief and life. Contributors include scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners, accumulating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and international set of ideas and perspectives that will help the reader examine closely how Covid-19 has invaded social life and shaped trauma and loss.

 Educating tomorrow: learning for the post-pandemic world /Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore. Taking you on a journey which considers the past and present to inform their prediction of the obstacles and opportunities posed by a post-pandemic future, the authors present a new vision for the future of education which might not have been possible without the eruption of Covid-19. Offering up a range of proposals for how education can begin to emerge anew, and ultimately reach an improved destination, Brown and Luzmore showcase how even in the midst of unprecedented global challenges, it might be possible for us to revolutionise education systems for the better.

 Emergency powers in a time of pandemic /Alan Greene. This book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes. Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book will shape how governments, opposition, courts and society as a whole view future pandemic emergency powers.

 Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words /Marie Bismark, Karen Willis, Sophie Lewis and Natasha Smallwood. Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic shares the stories of frontline health workers during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions health workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients. The book shares their insights on what we can learn from the pandemic to strengthen our health system and prepare for future crises. The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of COVID-19 on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices. This book offers a unique historical record of the experiences of thousands of healthcare workers at the height of the second wave of the pandemic.

 Global health watch 6: in the shadow of the pandemicGlobal Health Watch  provides the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggles and change to present a compelling case for the imperative to work for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.  GHW6 addresses key issues related to health systems and the range of social, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, locating decisions and choices that impact on health in the structure of global power relations and economic governance.

  Lessons from lockdown: the educational legacy of COVID-19 /Tony Breslin. Breslin draws on his experience as a teacher, researcher, examiner, school governor and policy influencer to assess what the educational legacy of COVID-19 could be, and the potential that it offers for reframing how we ‘do’ schooling. He argues that there is much to learn from this tumultuous period and that, post-lockdown, we ought to take advantage of the opportunity that it has offered to produce a more personalised, family-friendly and inclusive approach to schooling, and to learning more broadly. Whatever your place in this landscape, Lessons from Lockdown is a must-read for all concerned about the shape and purpose of schooling systems in mature economies – schooling systems and economies set on recovering from the kind of ‘system-shock’ that the pandemic has delivered.

 Online teaching and learning in higher education during Covid-19: international perspectives and experiences /edited by Roy Y. Chan, Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen. This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in Higher Education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflection on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learnt. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 Pandemic education and viral politics /Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley. Peters and Tina explore human resilience and the collective response to catastrophe, and the philosophy and literature of pandemics, including ‘love and social distancing in the time of Covid-19.’ These essays also explore the politicising of COVID-19, the growth of conspiracy theories, its origins, and the ways it became a ‘viral’ narrative in the future of world politics.

 Pandemic, ecology and theology: perspectives on COVID-19 /edited by Alexander J.B. Hampton. This volume addresses the collective sense that the pandemic is more than a problem to manage our way out of. Rather, it is a moment to consider our broken relationship with the natural world, and our alienation from a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. The contributors, though differing in their diagnoses and recommendations, share the belief that this moment, with its transformative possibility, not be forfeit. Equally, they share the conviction that the chief ground of any such reorientation ineluctably involves our collective engagement with both ecology and theology

 Political communication and COVID-19: governance and rhetoric in times of crisis /edited by Darren Lilleker [and three others]. This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19  within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book encompasses the various governments’ communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and families, parents, and children /edited by Marc H. Bornstein. This volume collects chapters that address prominent issues and challenges presented by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to families, parents, and children. Bornstein reviews how disasters are known to impact families, parents, and children and explores traditional and novel responsibilities of parents and their effects on child growth and development. It examines parenting at this time, detailing consequences for home life and economies that the pandemic has triggered; considers child discipline and abuse during the pandemic; and makes recommendations that will support families in terms of multilevel interventions at family, community, and national and international levels. The selected chapters elucidate key themes including children’s worry, stress and parenting, positive parenting programs, barriers which constrain population-level impact of prevention programs, and the importance of culturally adapting evidence-based family intervention programs.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and health /edited by Dominika Kwasnicka and Robbert Sanderman. Kwasnicka and Sanderman introduce chapters that explore the crucial topics of health behaviour change, wellbeing, stress, and coping. They highlight the key role digital health technologies can play in how we manage health conditions, and how we facilitate change to help individuals manage stressful situations such as physical isolation, job loss, and financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The volume also offers an important overview of environmental and policy-based approaches to health behaviour change and addresses the highly relevant issues of identity and trust and how they shape the health of individuals, communities, and society.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and media and technology /edited by Ciarán McMahon. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted our relationship with media and technology, and chapters examine a range of topics including fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, belonging, online emotional lives and relationship formation, and identity. It shows the benefits media and technology can have in relation to coping with crises and navigating challenging situations, whilst also examining the potential pitfalls that emerge due to our increasing reliance on them. In a world where the cyberpsychological space is constantly developing, this volume exposes the complexities surrounding the interaction of human psychology with media and technology, and reflects on what this might look like in the future.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and society /edited by S. Alexander Haslam. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted society, and chapters examine a range of societal issues including leadership and politics, community, social status, welfare, social exclusion and accountability. Addressing the social and psychological processes that structure, and are structured by, our social contexts, it shows not only how groups and individuals can come together to manage global crises, but also how these crises can expose weaknesses in our society. The volume also reflects on how we can work together to rebuild society in the aftermath of the pandemic, by cultivating a shared sense of responsibility through social integration and responsible leadership.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and work /edited by Cary L. Cooper. This timely and accessible book brings together a selection of chapters offering insights into issues surrounding work and the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring content on topics such as health and wellbeing, work-family, flexible hours, organisational communication, talent management, recovery from work, employee engagement and flourishing, burnout, and organisational interventions, the book includes a specially written introduction contextualising the chapters in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Reflecting on how psychological research is relevant during a significant global event, the introduction examines the potential future impact of the pandemic on the practice and study of psychology and our lives more generally..

 Sustainable lifestyles after Covid-19 /Fabián Echegaray, Valerie Brachya, Philip J. Vergragt, and Lei Zhang. This book takes an in-depth look at Covid-19-generated societal trends and develops scenarios for possible future directions of urban lifestyles. Drawing on examples from Brazil, China and Israel, and with a particular focus on cities, this book explores the short and long-term changes in individual consumers and citizen behavior as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on extensive market and opinion research data, aggregate data, observational evidence, and news reports, the authors provide a detailed account of the transformations that have occurred as a result of a triple shock of public health emergency, economic shutdown, and social isolation. They also examine which of these behavioral changes are likely to become permanent and consider whether this may ultimately promote or restrain sustainable lifestyle choices. Innovative and timely, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and professionals researching and working in the areas of sustainable consumption, urban and land use planning, and public health.

Tackling online education: implications of responses to COVID-19 in higher education globally /edited by Huili Han, James H. Williams, Shasha Cui. This volume brings together leading experts from eight countries (the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Sweden, India, Azerbaijan and Nigeria) to discuss how national conditions and institutions have shaped initial policy responses to COVID-19. These decisions and actions will have lasting effects on higher education in different national contexts. The book offers solutions to common pedagogical problems such as Zoom fatigue, compassion fatigue and lack of student engagement. It also addresses techniques and support for online teaching and learning.

 Viral pandemics: from smallpox to COVID-19 /Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and Allison B. Kavey.  Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics.

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