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Working with Men in Health and Social Care
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Working with Men in Health and Social Care



August 2007 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Working with Men in Health and Social Care is a very welcome contribution to the stock of books on men and masculinities. It is especially useful for those interested in direct practice and policy applications in the fields of welfare, and for those who work with the problems men create, the problems men experience, and their interconnections' - Jeff Hearn, co-editor Men and Masculinities, University of Huddersfield and Linköping University

Working with Men in Health and Social Care is an important and timely book that introduces the complex issues and debates involved in working with men in a range of professional settings. The authors locate academic and popular discourse on masculinities within the specific context of health and social care settings, critically analysing the theory and policy that underpin and inform practice, and continually linking theoretical frameworks to 'real-life' practice examples.

Section 1 contextualises the topic with a discussion of gender theory, social policy and the occupational culture of relevant organisations

Section 2 provides a summary of practice models, examining practice with men as individuals, as well as in groups, families and communities

Section 3 is organised according to specific groups of service users and includes chapters on fathers, abusive men, physical and mental health, boys, and older men

This thought-provoking and topical book will be essential reading for students and academics in social work, health care, probation, counselling, and allied disciplines, and for those facing the reality of working with men in their day-to-day practice.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE THEORY AND POLITICS OF MASCULINITY
 
Understanding Masculinities
 
The Politics of Masculinity
 
PART TWO: PRACTICE MODELS
 
Practice Models 1: Working With Men as Individuals
 
Practice Models 2: Working With Men in Groups, Families and Communities
 
PART THREE: WORKING WITH SPECIFIC GROUPS OF MEN
 
Working With Men as Fathers
 
Working with Abusive Men
 
Men's physical health and disability
 
Men's Mental Health
 
Men's Physical Health and Disability
 
Working With Boys and Young Men
 
Working with Older Men
 
Conclusion

A very interesting and topical text which provides students with relevant information.

Dr Des Cawley
Nursing and health Science, Athlone Institute of Technology
December 7, 2009

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