Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments (Paperback)
  • Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments (Paperback)

Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 16/09/2009
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Tackling inequalities in health is an essential social work task. Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and experience. This book examines the relationship between social work and health inequalities in the context of globalisation. Based on the practice expertise and research of social workers from developing and developed countries worldwide and using specific examples, this book: * demonstrates the relevance of health inequalities to social work practice and policy across the lifecourse; * analyses barriers to good health that result from global social, economic, environmental and political trends; * develops core ideas on how social workers can act to combat negative effects of globalisation by adopting a health inequalities lens. "Social work and global health inequalities" is a unique snapshot of a new global social work that is responsive to local conditions and circumstances but seeks partners in the international struggle for equity, rights and social justice. This groundbreaking collection is essential reading for social work students, academics and researchers, and for policy makers, managers and social workers.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847421951
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

"This collection makes a significant contribution to highlighting the importance of health inequalities for social work. It draws our attention to the necessity of locating local health inequalities in a global context and identifies the extraordinary diversity and depth of social work practice within this field internationally. This is a valuable addition to an under-valued field". Liz Walker in British Journal of Social Work
"...makes a significant and unique contribution to both social work knowledge and global health studies by bridging them. It is one of the pioneers in the field." Yanqiu Rachel Zhou in International Journal of Social Welfare
"This book's strength is its distance from emphasis on policy and community development as a strategy for addressing health inequalities." European Journal of Social Work.
"I commend this timely collection that provides the intellectual underpinning for IFSW policy and other global policies on social work and health. It fills a huge gap in the social work literature." David N. Jones, President, International Federation of Social Workers

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