Social Work with Older People by Mo Ray

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Revised to emphasise the current policy drive towards personalisation and service user participation in care management, the new edition of Social Work with Older People remains an insightful introductory text.

Deliberately taking a critical approach to guide readers to consider stereotypes of aging and work with older people, the new edition presents fundamental knowledge alongside thought-provoking and challenging debates. It offers a new chapter on safeguarding and has been updated to reflect current course requirements:

• Part I introduces the theory, policy and legislation which influences social work contexts
• Part II identifies core elements of practice, for effective interviewing, assessment, planning and intervention

Written by experienced and respected authors, this book will help readers understand the diverse experiences of later life, leading to positive and informed students and practitioners of social work.

About Mo Ray

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MO RAY is Research Fellow in the School of Social Relations, University of Keele, UK. She has worked as a practitioner and manager in a specialist team for older people and in a community care team. She has also taught for several years at the Open University and has been a practice teacher. JUDITH PHILLIPS is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology, Swansea University, UK. She has worked in social work practice, teaching, and research for a number of years. Her previous publications include Women Ageing, The Family and Community Life of Older People, The Social Policy of Old Age, and Juggling Work and Family Life.
Published March 15, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. 216 pages
Genres: Other, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction