This second edition looks in detail at the role of the social worker who engages with older people. It enables the reader to develop the key skills required to understand the mental and physical needs of older people in society while encouraging plenty of discussion and critical, independent thought. Furthermore, this book is a source of contemporary research and offers the reader insights into government legislation and policy. It is an essential read for any student who wants to develop a distinctive focus on social work with older people.
Values and ethics in social work with older people
The changing context of social work practice with older people
The legal and political context of social work practice with older people
Specific areas of social work practice with older people - mental health and learning disability
Specific areas of social work practice with older people - sensory impairment and physical impairment
Vulnerability and abuse
Partnership and participation