Critical Issues in Social Work With Older People - Reshaping Social Work (Paperback)
  • Critical Issues in Social Work With Older People - Reshaping Social Work (Paperback)

Critical Issues in Social Work With Older People - Reshaping Social Work (Paperback)

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Published: 28/10/2008
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This timely text highlights the importance of informed and critical practice in social work with older people. With an emphasis on reflection throughout, it argues for the need to rethink how social workers support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

The text begins with an exploration of the relationship between gerontology, the study of aging, and social work, and demonstrates that a gerontological approach has long been missing from social work practice. The central chapters consider key issues affecting older people and social work practice, such as:

• risk of poverty
• memory loss and dementia
• palliative and end of life care
• loss and bereavement
• moving into a care home

Bringing together theoretical and research insights, this agenda-setting text provides a sound base for creative practice with older people. All those looking to make a positive and discernible difference to older people will find this text rewarding reading.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781403991256
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


'The text is well laid out, with the main points summarised at the beginning of each chapter, some interesting case studies and ponts for reflection...The text rightly asserts the need to raise the profile of this area of social work practice and to underpin it with the emerging gerontological knowledge base. It is an important contribution to this aim' - Dr Colin Young, School of social Sciences, Cardiff University 'This volume in the 'Reshaping Social Work Series' seeks to develop the knowledge base for reflective practice, and is an excellent exposition of how such a critical gerontological framework can be applied'. - Ageing& Society Journal, Cambridge University Press 2009

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