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Swartz, Leslie

Works: 26 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.S9734, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leslie Swartz
A first Passover by Leslie Swartz( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encourages awareness and appreciation of Jewish culture
A visit to Chinatown by Frances Srulowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A household perspective on access to health care in the context of HIV and disability: a qualitative case study from Malawi by Stine Hellum Braathen( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Association between exposure to traumatic events and anxiety disorders in a post-conflict setting: a cross-sectional community study in South Sudan by Touraj Ayazi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersections A Professional Development Project in Multicultural and Global Education, Asian and Asian American Studies by Boston, MA Children's Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents a sampling of the writings of participants in the Intersections Project, a professional development program to bridge gap between multicultural and global education for urban schools that involved four participating entities, each with a local project that focused on Asia and Asian Americans. The project was specifically designed for urban educators. Each collaborating project developed a core group of teachers to focus on Asian and Asian American studies. The papers are: (1) "Characteristics of a Working Urban Collaborative" (Dennis Lubeck); (2) "Challenging School Practices through Professional Development in Multicultural and Global Education" (Linda Warner); (3) "Curricular Connections and Reflections for the Pacific Century: Asian and Asian American Studies" (Peter Nien-chu Kiang); (4) "Developing National Standards for Asian Studies: Issues for Reflection" (David L. Grossman); (5) "Introducing Global Education: a Tribute to Bob Freeman" (David L. Grossman); (6) "Global Education and Multicultural Education: Toward a 21st Century Intersection" (Carlos E. Cortes); (7) "a Case Study of Education Reform in International Education" (David L. Grossman); (8) "Introduction to World Cultures Theme Guide and World Cultures Model"; (9) "Summer Institute Goals and Objectives"; (10) "Teacher Interview: Kahealani Nae'ole-Wong"; (11) "Teacher Reflection: Siri Anderson"; (12) "Education Programs" (Leslie Swartz); (13) "Teacher Interview: Ceil Fernandez"; (14) "Teacher Reflections: Maria D'Itria and Patricia Carrington"; (15) "Humanities in International Education" (Dennis Lubeck); (16) "Teacher Reflections: Ellen McCaffrey and Judy Cobillas); (17) "a Tribute to Jan Tucker" (Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker); (18) "Teacher Reflections: Robert Rosello and Guichun Zong"; (19) "Teacher Interview: Mamo Powers"; (20) "Group Dynamics Exercise"; (21) "Effective School Change Exercise"; (22) "Mental Maps of the Pacific"; (23) "Asia Pacific American Demographics Quiz"; (24) "Liliuokalani, the Hawaiians' Last Hope" (Mamo Powers); (25) "The Quilt Projects: a Teacher and Her Methods" (Maria D'Itria); (26) "Teams Expedition: Discover Community"; (27) "Cultural Artifacts in the Classroom"; and (28) "a Guide to Neighborhood Explorations." Each paper contains references. (Sld)
Afri-Can Forum 2 Johannesburg, South Africa. 16-18 February 2015 by the INFANT Study Team( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seraphim by Leslie Swartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Wyatt is a typical schizophrenic firefighter with daddy issues when his life falls into shambles. His wife leaves him, he loses his job and the voices in his head are getting louder. Just when he thinks he’s finally made a breakthrough, a woman interrupts his therapy session, setting his life on a course more unbelievable than his hallucinations. Gabriel is the Messenger of God and she loves humans. Like, all of them. Beautiful men, gorgeous women… and sometimes both at the same sexy time. But when she’s called to save the world from a long forgotten enemy, she drops everything and gets to work. Four angels, born human, must join with Lucifer to stop the sadistic and sexually deviant Lilith from destroying the Gate between Heaven and Earth, enslaving humanity and slaughtering millions. Seraphim tells a disturbing, yet hilarious story of complex familial and romantic relationships on a backdrop of the Apocalypse. Set in present day NYC during God’s rest"--Back cover
Culture and infancy( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"There is nothing wrong with me": disability invisibility in a rural South African town( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Background: At a political and academic level, South Africa propagates a rights-based approach to disability. The aim of this paper is to explore how disability is conceptualized by persons with disabilities living in a rural area of South Africa. Methods: In keeping with explorative studies, the study utilized a qualitative design in the form of eight case studies. Case study participants were sampled purposively and data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed according to the principles of interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: Five themes evolved from the findings. These were no identification with disability, individual approach to disability, the role of personal factors, the role of Christianity as well as attitudes, and support of significant others. Conclusion : Findings showed that there is a need to bridge the divide between rhetoric and reality for these participants whose stories might resonate with those of many other South Africans. Implications for rehabilitation: South Africa is seen as a country that has an inclusive approach to disability and approach disability from a human rights angle. The article shows that some South Africans are excluded from the dialog on disability, human rights, access, and health care. Their health and community integration outcomes are left to crippling beliefs about disability, chance and personal attributes. The academic and political rhetoric does not describe the situation of study participants, and by assuming all South Africans are included, it further marginalizes them
An unruly coming of age : the benefits of discomfort for global mental health by Leslie Swartz( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aspects of culture in South African psychiatry by Leslie Swartz( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A review of the South African psychiatric literature reveals that the concept of culture is commonly reified. It is also used by the South African state to legitimate apartheid. The concept of cultural relativism, though often associated with liberal views internationally, is linked with state policies in South Africa. Some South African social scientists, therefore, strongly question the notion of relativism. This reaction unfortunately does not engage with the social reality of the widespread perception of cultural differences, in psychiatric settings and elsewhere. Issues of race and culture in psychiatric practice were explored in a psychiatry department of a liberal South African university. Observation of ward-rounds in a psychiatric casualty (emergency) facility over six months revealed that, as elsewhere in the world, a major cultural factor influencing clinicians is the relationship between psychiatry and general medicine. A cultural understanding of South African psychiatry must take account of this relationship. Ward-rounds in a facility treating Black psychiatric patients were observed over fifteen months. Black and white clinicians in these rounds were often in conflict over constructions of the concept of culture. Some appeared deeply ambivalent about cultural relativism. Psychiatric registrars (residents) attached to the department under study participated in loosely structured interviews exploring issues of race and culture in their work. They also responded to vignettes dealing with white, coloured and Black patients. Registrars felt uncomfortable about the role of the concept of cultural difference in affecting the welfare of Black patients, and in maintaining discrimination. Their own socialisation as practitioners in an individualising and medicalising discipline seems a major factor contributing to their ongoing reproduction of this discrimination. The study reveals the importance of exploring the views and experiences of practitioners. South Af
Broadening psychology's contribution to addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, poverty and nutrition Structural issues as constraints and opportunities by Mark Tomlinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HOW I LOST MY MOTHER : a story of life, care and dying by LESLIE SWARTZ( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transcultural psychiatry in South Africa: part II : cross cultural issues in mental health practice by Leslie Swartz( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hearing their voices: The lived experience of recovery from first-episode psychosis in schizophrenia in South Africa( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Background: Recovery was previously regarded as a somewhat unattainable goal, and the subjective experience was de-emphasised. Lately, the person and his or her experiences are emphasised. Material: Seven participants were interviewed regarding their experience of recovery from first-episode psychosis in schizophrenia. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Discussion: Support and having to care for another are possibly the greatest contributors to their recovery. Spirituality plays an important role. Stigma, found to be ingrained and pervasive, could be a barrier to recovery. The rediscovery by the participants of their abilities (re)introduced a sense of agency. Conclusion: The narrative in the process of recovery is crucial
Implications of healing power and positioning for collaboration between formal mental health services and traditional/alternative medicine: the case of Ghana( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Background : Many current debates about global mental health have increasingly called for collaboration between biomedical and traditional medical health systems. Despite these calls, not much has been written about the variables that would influence such collaboration. To a large extent, collaboration dialogues have considered biomedicine on the one hand, and a wide range of traditional and faith-based treatments on the other hand. However, this dualistic bifurcation does not reflect the plurality of healing systems in operation in many contexts, and the diverse investments that different non-biomedical healing approaches may have in their own power to heal. Objective : We set out to explore the diversity of different healers' perceptions of power, and the relationship between that power and the perceived power of biomedical approaches. Methods : Through a qualitative design, and using the case of medical pluralism in urban Ghana as an example, we conducted interviews among different categories of traditional and alternative medicine (TAM) practitioners living and/or working in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Results : Through thematic analyses, differences in the notions about collaboration between the different categories of healers were identified. Their perceptions of whether collaboration would be beneficial seemed, from this study, to co-occur with their perceptions of their own power. Conclusions : We suggest that an important way to move debates forward about collaboration amongst different sectors is to examine the notions of power and positioning of different categories of TAM healers in relation to biomedicine, and the attendant implications of those notions for integrative mental healthcare
Chronic pain as a human rights issue: setting an agenda for preventative action( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Background : Historically, chronic pain has been viewed primarily as a medical issue, and research has been focused on the individual and predominantly on pain sufferers in high-income countries. Objectives : This article argues the need for a broader understanding of the context of chronic pain and its complex aetiologies and maintenance. It is suggested that the interaction between chronic pain and social context has been inadequately explored. Methods : A single case study is used of a man living in a violent urban environment in South Africa accessing a pain clinic at a tertiary hospital. Following the case-study approach, as used in the chronic traumatic stress field by Kaminer et al., the case material is utilised to develop an argument for a new research agenda. Results : Analysis of the case material demonstrates the complex interplay between bodily and psychological experiences, with chronic pain being contextually maintained and exacerbated by very difficult life circumstances, ongoing violence, and marginalisation. Conclusions : It is suggested that a research agenda be developed which explores the links between chronic pain and ongoing chronic traumatisation in contexts of continuous violence, oppression, and disempowerment - common features of much of the contemporary majority world
Health service utilization by patients with common mental disorder identified by the Self-Reporting Questionnaire in a primary care setting in Zomba, Malawi: A descriptive study( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Background: There has been no study carried out to assess health service utilization by people with common mental disorder (CMD) in Malawi. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate health service utilization patterns of patients with CMD in primary health care (PHC) clinics. Methods: The study was conducted in two PHC clinics in one of the 28 districts in Malawi. Face-to-face interviews with the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) were conducted in a sample of 323 PHC attendees aged 18 years and older who attended the PHC clinics for any reason. Results: The prevalence of probable CMD in the sample was 20.1%. People with probable CMD had a higher mean number of health facility visits in the previous three months compared to those without probable CMD (1.6 vs 1.19, p = .02). Conclusion: The study reveals high utilization of health services for people with CMD in the PHC setting. There is a need for PHC workers to improve skills in diagnosing patients with CMD to make PHC services more effective by reducing re-attendance and improving patient outcomes
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A first Passover
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