Social Work, Health and Equality
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Social Work, Health and Equality by Eileen McLeod
Book DescriptionWhat impact can social work make on inequalities in health? Social Work, Health and Equality opens up a new direction in the practice and theory of social work. Focussing on the profound human suffering which arises from social inequalities in health, it: * shows how social work can make a significant contribution to creating more equal experiences of health and illness * describes the major shifts in conceptualisation, practice and organisation necessary to bring about change. The authors explore these questions in relation to four key aspects of health; health maintenance, illness at home, hospitalisation, and facing death. Grounding the text in everyday lived experience, they show how social work must change its discourse and its practice if it is to respond effectively to the challenges of its new role in tackling health issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415164900
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eileen McLeod
Working for Equality in Health, Paperback (March 1996)
The contributors, who include health activists, service users and carers, politicians and researchers as well as health and social care professionals, detail the interDSrelationships and processes by which health inequalities are maintained and present analyses of strategies to combat them.
Feminist Social Work, Paperback (June 1989)» View all books by Eileen McLeod
This book sets out the progress in establishing a feminist presence in the four central areas of social work: the definition of social problems for intervention, therapy and counselling, statutory social work and community action.
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Author Biography - Eileen McLeod
Paul Bywaters is Head of Social Work, Coventry University and Eileen McLeod is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Warwick.
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