Disability, Policy and Professional Practice
- Jennifer Harris - Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iran
- Alan Roulstone - University of Leeds, UK
Disability & Rehabilitation | Social Policy and Disability | Social Work & Social Policy (General)
The book takes a practical approach that challenges professionals to confront key issues in disability studies, policy and practice. The key topics covered are:
o The Historical Legacy, Legislation, Policy and Guidance
o Community Care and Beyond
o Pivotal Moments in the development of disability policy
o Independent Living, Choices and Rights
o Life course Issues
o Valuing Diversity
o Key Challenges for an aspiring social model practitioner
This book is an indispensable resource for all professionals and students working with disabled people.
The information provided by this book is not necessary for the course. However, is great for learning wishing to enter the health profession wanting to futher their knowledge
It's very interesting especially beacuse of its linking the three in the title mentioned subjects but for my purpose in Germany it's too stringly connected to the English situation.
Clear and informative - this enabses students to grasp the concepts and relate policy to practice.
A very interesting book which I will be adding to the course bibliography of recommended reading. Provides a useful overview of a range of issues.
A good addition to the literature focusing on disability policy and practice
Very useful text for pre-registration nursing students.
The authors have provided essential background to some of the issues surrounding ‘disability’. With a particular focus on policy, this book makes good reading for students not only in disability studies, sociology and social policy but also enables practitioners to think more critically about the services they deliver.
A very comprehensive book providing good historical, legislative and value based knowledge for SW students. Very useful book for recommended reading giving great base for further study.
An excellent and concise format which not only provides the historical background for current legislation, but also provides an insight into the political drivers. Tackling the areas of minorities, diversity, and the less talked about groups of individuals affected by a disabiliy is refreshing and insightful. Of particular strength is the approach to considering disabilities throughout the life course, and examining the issues around older age. However, for those learners who prefer more visual ways of learning, the focus on providing information through long passages of text could be daunting.
Harris & Roulstone provide an exellent overview of current and recent policy relating to disability and critically evaluate the consequences of practical implementation of policy guidelines.
The text is set out in a way that highlights the key assumptions and benefits of policy changes over the past decades and encourages reflective and practical thinking for practitioners in health and social services.
The practical recommendations made are stated clearly and arguments are well supported with evidence from literature. This is a most welcome and useful text, beautifully written and accessible for both students and professionals alike.
I have no hesitation in recommending this text as recommended reading.