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Social Work with Older People

Social Work with Older People

Second Edition

August 2008 | 204 pages | Learning Matters
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

This is an excellent text which comprehensively covers this subject area.

Mr Paul Rimmer
Social Work , Edge Hill University
April 29, 2016

I have added this to the recommended reading list for an optional level 3 module which specifically focuses on the needs of older people. This module has an expected uptake of between 30-35 students each year.

Miss Esmé Jones
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
October 31, 2013

I am recommending this to my first year MA Social Work students doing an 'Introduction to Social Work' module as an accessible introduction to working with older people. Most useful chapters ( in relation to the module ) are those on values and ethics and partnership and participation.

Mr Guy Kirk
Social Work (Coach Lane), Northumbria University
March 21, 2012