A round-up of books to foster good management, from drug abuse care to strategies for healthcare education.

The Essential series deals with the various issues of management and care when dealing with drug abuse.

The books are useful both for those who are new to the sector and experienced staff. The series is written by professionals and aims to keep things as simple as possible.

The Essential Drug and Alcohol Worker,Tim Morrison.
ISBN: 1904319475

The Essential Drug Service Manager.
Ian Robinson
ISBN: 1904319467

The Essential Drug Service Commissioner.
Paul Hanton.
ISBN: 1904319459

Health Promotion and Health Servicesoffers new theories and frameworks to change the health services so they are more health promoting. Rather than offering one method, the authors offer a range of 'tools' for evaluation as well as drawing on the various examples set by Australia, Canada and Europe.

Health Promotion and Health Services: Management For Change.
Anne Johnson and Kevin Paton.
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195556143

Person-Centred Dementia Careprovides a fresh look at the important ideas in the operation of person-centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker offers a practical application for effective care and self-assessment within a new framework. This book is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers working with those who suffer from dementia.

Person-Centred Dementia Care: Making Services Better.
Dawn Brooker.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103370

Strategies for Healthcare Educationprovides a thorough analysis of various healthcare teaching strategies, focusing on evidence-based care. It is a readable account of the change in healthcare education during the 21st century. The book is primarily an aid for teachers to support professional standards in the new curriculum, but will also be of interest to seasoned professionals.

Strategies for Healthcare Education: How to teach in the 21st century.
Jan Woodhouse (ed)
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1846190061