Social work with older people [2nd ed.]

Crawford, Karin and Walker, Janet (2008) Social work with older people [2nd ed.]. Transforming Social Work Practice . Learning Matters, Exeter. ISBN 9781844451555

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This book is part of the 'Transforming Social Work Practice' series written specifically to support students on social work degree courses. Increasing numbers of people require care in later life, care that only well-trained and motivated social workers can provide. This book sets out to help students develop a distinctive focus on social work practice in the context of working with older perople and will enable the reader to develop the knowledge skills and values that will enable them to promote and protect the individual and collective well-being of the older people with whom they work. Designed primarily as an interactive resourcw tih activities and case studies throughout the text, this second edition features contemporary research to illustrate and draw out key points. It covers the legal and political context of working with older people, as well as specific areas of social work practice such as sensory and physical impairment. There are also suggestions for further reading and links to current Government guidance and policy documents, all of which support best social work practice when working with older people.

Keywords:social work, older people, reflective practice, practice
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
L Social studies > L340 Disability in Society
L Social studies > L510 Health & Welfare
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 09:03

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