Contemporary Mental Health, Theory, Policy and Practice
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Contemporary Mental Health, Theory, Policy and Practice by Kate Karban
Book DescriptionThe authors explore theoretical developments and policy and practice initiatives in the complex and changing area of mental health services. They examine the tensions, dilemmas and opportunities now operating, including those relating to gender and ethnicity and places the involvement of users/survivors centre stage. Identifying and discussing the tensions between different professional models, varying 'social' perspectives and political imperatives, the book explores how these tensions are manifested in practice. Key topics include: * the emphasis on risk as opposed to citizenship and entitlement * social exclusion and inclusion * professional and user perspectives * the 'territories' of health and social care and their respective roles and relationships. An important theme running throughout is the critical appraisal of perspectives concerning gender, ethnicity and sexuality, drawing out wider issues of power and inequality. This book makes ideas and theoretical policy material accessible and applicable, and is a key text for students and practitioners in mental health, social work and social care.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415328456
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kate Karban
Social Work and Mental Health, Paperback (April 2011)
Offers a fresh approach to addressing mental health issues, emphasizing the relevance of mental health for all social workers, not just those in specialist mental health settings. This book engages critically with the complexities of contemporary theory, policy and practice.
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Mental health services in England and Wales are at a critical point in terms of their development. This book explores theoretical developments and policy and practice initiatives in this complex and changing area. It examines the tensions, dilemmas and opportunities and places the involvement of users/survivors centre stage.
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Author Biography - Kate Karban
Barbara Fawcett is Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies at the University of Sydney, New South Wales. Kate Karban is Principal Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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