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The support worker

Author: Jon Thomas Rowland
Publisher: [Toronto] : J.T. Rowland, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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The Support Worker of Emile Durkheim House is a novella about the infamous Canadian group home for the mentally ill. Despite it being a work of fiction, author Jon Rowland claims that the routines and procedures described in the story are a realistic portrayal of life in a group home, especially one that houses those suffering from schizophrenia. More specifically, the story is about Adam, a support worker who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Thomas Rowland
OCLC Number: 70288430
Description: 96 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jon Thomas Rowland.

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The Support Worker of Emile Durkheim House is a novella about the infamous Canadian group home for the mentally ill. Despite it being a work of fiction, author Jon Rowland claims that the routines and procedures described in the story are a realistic portrayal of life in a group home, especially one that houses those suffering from schizophrenia. More specifically, the story is about Adam, a support worker who commits suicide by blowing his brains out with a pistol. The narrator of the story is a friend and fellow coworker of Adam's, who recounts his last days almost like snapshots or fleeting episodes. Sometimes he shares the day-today activities, sometimes he reminisces of specific memories of Adam and the other patients, triggered by something that had happened during the day. Some make you laugh (patients crashing AA meetings for the free coffee and donuts), while others break your heart (Adam shaving his pubic hair because he knew he'd be on a stainless steel tray the next day).

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by alien2012 (WorldCat user published 2012-02-13) Excellent Permalink

This work is now available as an e-book on Kindle and a paperback on Amazon.  It's proper title is THE SUPPORT WORKER OF EMILE DURKHEIM HOUSE.  It describes daily life at a typical group-home for people with schizophrenia.  It is organized around the suicide of a colleague.  Amy...
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