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Key Debates in Healthcare explores the answers to these and many more topical questions in healthcare. The book considers eight main debates in healthcare, ranging from the role of the state in the provision of health care to the rights of patients, and the responsibilities each of us have for our own health.

The book also examines the different models of health and healthcare delivery, and explores alternative methods of providing healthcare, using the state, the private sector or the voluntary sector. Through these debates the book will help readers explore issues such as health inequalities, health promotion and service delivery, and establish their own perspective on issues of health and society.

Written as a core course book, the book includes:

  • Theoretical perspectives: to help you understand the logic and implications of broad social and political arguments related to health
  • Policy developments: to show the practical application of ideas in Britain, the United States and in other parts of the world
  • Perspectives of health professionals: to illustrate the impact of healthcare debates on professional practice
  • Healthcare scenarios: to assist you to make connections between theory, policy and practice
Key Debates in Healthcare is key reading for all those training and studying to become health professionals and looking for a text to help them get to grips with the heart of healthcare provision.

  • Life Is Easy, I Just Decide It's hard
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 1599550660 (1-59955-066-0)
    Softcover, Cedar Fort

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    The scriptures tell us that before we came to this world we shouted for joy at the prospect. Now that we're here, it's sometimes tempting to wonder what we were so happy about. In Life Is Easy, I Just Decide It's hard, Dr. Gary G. Taylor outlines principles found in the scriptures that can help smooth out the inevitable challenges we all face in life. He also provides practical advice to those who suffer from what he calls the garden-variety of emotional health issues: excessive worry, unnecessary guilt, anger, blue days, procrastination, perfectionism, and the like.

  • Taylor, Gary: Luggage by Kroger: A True Crime Memoir
    Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 1467927171 (1-4679-2717-1)
    Softcover, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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    Luggage By Kroger has been recognized as one of 2009's top true crime thrillers with honors from five different national book competitions. The scorecard:

    • Silver Medal in True Crime from the 2009 Independent Book Publisher Awards (IPPYs)
    • Bronze Medal in True Crime and Finalist for Book-of-the-Year in the 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Awards
    • Runner-Up in True Crime from the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards
    • Finalist in True Crime from the 2009 USA Book News Awards
    • Runner-Up in General Non-Fiction at the 2009 New York Book Festival
    In this true crime memoir, former Houston Post reporter Gary Taylor recounts his true-life Fatal Attraction-style involvement in the trail of violence that has dogged Texas attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton for nearly three decades, prompting coverage by newspapers, TV, movies and even Oprah Winfrey. Now Taylor invites readers to grab a seat on the wild ride of an obsessive relationship from its erotic beginning to the violent end and the trials required to clean up the mess.

    The result is an adventure odyssey of self-discovery through an encounter that nearly cost him his life.

  • Orage and the New Age
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 0863399029 (0-86339-902-9)
    Softcover, Ihs Press

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    This history of the iconic early-20th-century journal New Age and its editor, A. R. Orage, presents an overview of the development of social thought during this period. Key thinkers including Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells, and George Bernard Shaw were among the writers published in New Age, as was Friedrich Nietzsche, in his first introduction to the British public. The political, social, and literary writing included in the journal also illustrates the personal tensions in Orage's life as he probed the nature of his own spiritual fulfillment by connecting it to national and social liberation.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (Oxford Handbooks)
    by Gary Taylor , Trish Thomas Henley
    ISBN 0199559880 (0-19-955988-0)
    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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    The 37 essays in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton reinterpret the English Renaissance through the lens of one of its most original, and least understood, geniuses. Shakespeare's younger contemporary and collaborator, Middleton wrote modern comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry. The largest collection of new Middleton criticism ever assembled, this ambitious Handbook provides a comprehensive, in-depth, cutting-edge reaction to OUP's Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, winner of the 2009 MLA prize for editing, the first complete scholarly text of his voluminous and diverse oeuvre. The Handbook brings together an international, cross-generational team of experts to discuss all these genres through an equally diverse range of critical approaches, from feminism to stylistics, ecocriticism to performance studies, Aristotle to Zizek. Reinterpretations of canonical plays such as The Changeling, Women Beware Women, The Roaring Girl, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside mingle with explorations of neglected or recently-identified works. Middleton's dramatic use of dance, music, and clothing, Middletonian adaptation, his relationships to the classical world and to continental Europe, his fascinating explorations of sexuality and religion, all receive attention. The collection also provides new essays on modern and postmodern reactions to Middleton, including recent Middleton revivals and films, and living artists' responses to his work-responses that range from the actresses who play Middleton's women to writers in various genres who have been inspired by his artistry. The Handbook establishes an authoritative foundation for the rapidly-expanding growth of interest in this extraordinarily protean, funny, moving, disturbing, and modern writer.

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  • Reinventing Shakespeare
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 0701208880 (0-7012-0888-0)
    Hardcover, Random House

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    Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.

  • Taylor, Gary: Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History, from the Restoration to the Present
    Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History from the Restoration to the Present
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 1555840787 (1-55584-078-7)
    Hardcover, Grove Pr

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    As an actor, William Shakespeare reinvented himself almost every day. At the height of his career, he often performed in six different plays on six consecutive days. He stopped reinventing himself when he died on April 23, 1616, but, as Gary Taylor tells us in this bold, provocative, irreverent history of Shakespeare's reputation through the ages, we have been reinventing him ever since.
    Taylor, who sparked a worldwide controversy in 1985 by announcing his discovery of a "new" Shakespeare poem "Shall I die?," presents a brilliantly argued, wryly humorous discussion of the ways in which society "reinvents" Shakespeare--and to some extent all great literature--to suit its own ends. He reveals how Shakespeare's reputation has benefited from such diverse and unpredictable factors as the dearth of new plays after the Restoration; the decline of tragedy in the eighteenth century, when, as Taylor puts it, "Shakespeare was kept on the menu because he was the only serious dish [the repertoire companies] knew how to cook"; the changing social status of women in the nineteenth century; England's longstanding rivalry with France, which turned Shakespeare into the great advocate of conservative British values; and the current trend in academia toward shockingly unorthodox views, which has turned Shakespeare into the great ally of radical Marxist and feminist critics.
    Through the centuries, critics have cited the same Shakespeare--often the very same play--as the supporter of a vast array of world views. Examining each period's method of invoking the Bard's "greatness" to support a series of conflicting values, Taylor questions what actually constitutes greatness. He insists on examining the criteria of each epoch on its own terms in order to demonstrate how literary criticism can often become the most telling form of social commentary. Reinventing Shakespeare offers nothing less than a major reevaluation of Shakespeare, his writing, his place in world history, and the very bases of aesthetic judgment.

  • Taylor, Gary: Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-1623 (Oxford Shakespeare Studies)
    Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-1623 (Oxford Shakespeare Studies)
    by Gary Taylor , John Jowett
    ISBN 019812256X (0-19-812256-X)
    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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    John Jowett and Gary Taylor explore the ways in which Shakespeare's texts were reshaped in his lifetime and up until the publication of the First Folio, and the kinds of outside interference to which they were subjected. Political censorship of individual plays has already been studied in some depth: Shakespeare Reshaped concentrates on the forms of interference--expurgation, Act division, interpolation--that can usefully be examined across the whole canon, and that resulted in "late reshaping." These influences were at work between May 1606 and November 1623, and affected the texts years after they were first written. Included is a major central study of Measure for Measure, which underwent posthumous interpolation: the book makes a strong claim for this being at the hands of Thomas Middleton.

  • Socialism and Christianity: The Politics of the Church Socialist League
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 0863398499 (0-86339-849-9)
    Softcover, Ihs Press

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    The impact of Christian thought on the development of socialism in late-19th- and early-20th-century England is examined in this history of how politics and faith have clashed and worked together to precipitate social change. An objective analysis of life during this period reveals that, while socialism is often viewed as anti-Christian, the members of the trade unions and cooperatives that spearheaded this ideological movement were often Christians whose personal faith impacted their public politics. The historical context of this important societal development illuminates the persistent debate about the interrelationship of politics and faith.

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  • Taylor, Gary: Some Manuscripts of Shakespeare's Sonnets
  • Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works
    by Gary Taylor , John Lavagnino
    ISBN 0199678731 (0-19-967873-1)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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    Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is not only a companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, which every scholar of Renaissance literature will find indispensable. It is also essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the book in early modern Europe.

    The book is divided into two parts. The first part, on 'The Culture', situates Middleton within an historical and theoretical overview of early modern textual production, reproduction, circulation, and reception. An introductory essay by Gary Taylor ('The Order of Persons') surveys lists of persons written by or connected to Middleton, using the complex relationship between textual and social orders to trace the evolution of textual culture in England during the 'Middleton century' (1580-1679). Ten original essays then focus on Middleton's connections to different aspects of textual culture in that century: authorship (by MacD. P. Jackson), manuscripts (Harold Love), legal texts (Edward Geiskes), censorship (Richard Burt), printing (Adrian Weiss), visual texts (John Astington), music (Andrew Sabol), stationers and living authors (Cyndia Clegg), posthumous publishing (Maureen Bell), and early readers (John Jowett).

    The second part, 'The Texts', supplies the documentation for claims made in the first part. This includes detailed evidence for the canon and chronology of Middleton's works in all genres, greatly extending previous scholarship, and using the latest corpus-based attribution techniques. A full editorial apparatus is supplied for each item in The Collected Works: an Introduction, which summarizes and extends previous scholarship, is followed by textual notes, recording substantive departures from the control-text, variants between early texts, press-variants, discussions of emendations, and (for plays) an exact transcription of all original stage directions. Cross-references make it easy to move between the two volumes.

    This authoritative account of the early texts includes some extraordinarily complicated cases, which have never before been systematically collated: 'Hence, all you vain delights' (the most popular song lyric from the Renaissance stage), The Two Gates of Salvation, The Peacemaker, and A Game at Chess (the most complex editorial problem in early modern drama, with eight extant texts and numerous reports of the early performances).

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  • Taylor, Gary: Time, Space, Race: Geography and History of Atlantic Racism (Signs of Race)
  • To Analyze Delight: A Hedonist Criticism of Shakespeare
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 087413269X (0-87413-269-X)
    Hardcover, Univ of Delaware Pr

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    This book is an attempt to analyze why certain moments in Shakespear's play give more pleasure than others. Too often, according to the author, literary criticism filters out pleasure in the pursuit of meaning, reducing poems to their lowest common denominator. He would rather analyze delight by replacing the modern emphasis upon interpretation with a kind of critical hedonism--the study of drama as a "superior amusement."

  • Troubled Minds
    by Gary Taylor
    ISBN 1907568433 (1-907568-43-3)
    Softcover, Chartridge Books Oxford

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    Summary This novel tells the story of a boy with an extraordinary gift which was caused by a freak accident at birth. He uses this gift to help people suffering such conditions as post-traumatic stress disorder. The book explores various cases, finally resulting in his unique gift taking a dramatic turn - which eventually leads to him exploring a world beyond our own with his last patient and soul mate. Key Features It is a gripping insight into peoples' subconscious. It explores the areas of our dreams that we have no control of during sleep that can effect our every waking moment, including the horror of peoples' nightmares and the pleasures of their dreams. The book also deals with the breakdown of a family unit due to adultery, alcoholism and bereavement, and how this strengthens the relationship between two brothers. It concludes with a very unconventional romance. The Author Gary Taylor is 50 years old and comes from a working class background. Married with four daughters; he has lived in the Midlands area of the UK for all of his life. After leaving school he trained as an engineer within the National Express Group accomplishing to date 34 years continuous service within the company. For the last twenty years he has also been both a student and Instructor within a prominent Midlands-based martial arts association, and still competes at the European level. This is Gary's second novel, a very different genre from his first. The inspiration for the book came approximately five years ago after a very vivid reoccurring dream which plagued his mind. Readership Suitable for both men and woman of all ages who enjoys fictitious novels with touches of horror, romance and fantasy. Contents The birth Five years later The guinea pig Enough is enough Marshdown A new beginning Years later The confrontation Heart to heart Nightmares Affairs of the heart Work commitments The benefactor A dead-end job Dreams fulfilled Family confrontations An unhappy reunion A time to mourn A friend in need Graduation Redundancy The practice Deception Recognition Sweeter dreams Post-traumatic stress Dealing with stress The sleeping angel Clutching at straws A sense of hope Bright lights Letting go Realisation Life or love

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