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Does Volunteering Foster Physical Health and Longevity?

Doug Oman

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter offers a scientific perspective and reviews available evidence on how volunteering affects health and longevity. It focuses on formal volunteer work — performed through a school, ... More


Empowerment Through Employment

Donald M. Linhorst

in Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195171877
eISBN:
9780199865338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171877.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter applies the nine conditions for empowerment introduced in Chapter 4 to employment. Employment is empowering because it affords people a range of consumer and lifestyle choices, it ... More


“All Are Worthy”: “Woman’s Work” as a Catalyst for Civil Rights Reform

Kimberly K. Little

in You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732283
eISBN:
9781604733518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732283.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the involvement of white women, including housewives and mothers, in volunteer activities in the years leading up to the modern civil rights movement. It considers how married ... More


Experiences with Other Types of Employment

Lisa Krissoff Boehm

in Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732160
eISBN:
9781604733501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732160.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Many African American women who moved to northern cities from the South during the Second Great Migration circa 1940–1970 alternated between domestic work, factory work, and jobs in the service ... More


Reflections on Years of Caring

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The continuing story of Helen House lies in the way it carries on responding to the needs of the families who come to it for help, and these are inevitably affected by the difficulties, problems, and ... More


The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394906
eISBN:
9780199394937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Generosity is paradoxical. Those who give, receive back in turn. In giving of ourselves for others’ well-being, we enhance our own well-being as well. In letting go of some of what we own, we ... More


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