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Social Work Practice with Older Lesbians and Gay Men

Social Work Practice with Older Lesbians and Gay Men

April 2008 | 112 pages | Learning Matters
Recent policy in Britain has promoted the recognition of diversity of experience in later life. However, despite this, sexuality in later life is a little understood area and one that health and social care practitioners often overlook in their dealings with older service users. Co-written by a researcher, project worker and older volunteers, this book provides an accessible guide for those practitioners who work with older people, to develop a deeper understanding of issues of discrimination and oppression attached to sexuality in later life and explore the implications for practice.
Background and introduction
Developing inclusive practice: background to the Gay and Grey project
Lessons to be drawn from the Gay and Grey research project
Aspects of homophobia and heterosexuality in later life: personal, cultural and structural
Promoting acceptance; Visibility and Validation
Care settings and the home
Looking forward: developing creativity in practice

An informatiive approach that provides sudents with an opportunity to consider the key issues.

Miss Bernadette Curran
Department of Social Work (Park Campus), Northampton University
July 12, 2012

very clear, specific and useful

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 23, 2011

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