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Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

December 2009 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!"

John MacDonough, London South Bank University

"Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire

This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It:

- Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice

- Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates

- Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively

- Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension

- Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.

The Nature of Discrimination
Models of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Theories informing anti-discriminatory Practice Models
Political Dimension of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Legislation and Policies
Working with Diversity and challenging the status quo
Key skills, knowledge and ADP
Integrating ADP into Methods/Approaches
Dynamic nature of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Towards a new practice dimension

fantastic book that covers the needs of nurses, social workers and post regidtratuion nursing students the text iss differentited to such an extent that it is ideal for all disciplines who now have to be aware of the issues of ADP

Mrs Karen Wild
Nursing , Keele University
February 15, 2010

I will utilise in my teaching to year 1 students and place in the module handbook reading section.
I feel it supports students in appreciating some of the concepts they need to understandand and does so in a way that is well communicated.
I appreciate no book can cover all aspects, but I recently discussed the concept of respect and found little information available, but a minor note

Mr Paul Hollingdale
Social Work , Huddersfield University
February 15, 2010

The book provides basic concepts for the course Discrimination in Society to be offered to social work students. It provides a more up-to-dated application to the issues than existing texts.

Mr Hoi Wah MAK
Dept of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
December 23, 2009

Okitikpi's book is a valuable addition to the introductory texts available on this key practice issue. It provides for students a good grounding in the key concepts, and encourages them to make direct links with a range a practice situations; it is likely to be of particular value to Practice Assessors.

John Hoffman
Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester
December 16, 2009

Useful but would not be a core text at level 1

Ms Catherine Boswell
School of Health & Social Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
December 10, 2009

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