Social Work with Older People
Context, Policy and Practice
By (author) Mark E. F. Lymbery
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Social Work with Older People by Mark E. F. Lymbery
Book DescriptionThis book provides an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the development of social work with older people in the UK. The coherent structure draws together the key themes involved in working with older people, and clearly demonstrates how to translate these into real-life practice. Key features of the book include: - Establishes an understanding of the policy context within which social work takes place, with particular attention to key topics such as inter-professional collaboration and ethics. - Goes beyond other textbooks to challenge the restricted nature of social work practice, and adopts a positive view of its potential to benefit older people. - An engaging and practice-led approach which includes student-friendly features and detailed practice scenarios. - Satisfies the curriculum benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that structure social work training and practice. Written by a leading academic, this is a key text for social work trainees. Its analytical depth will ensure that it will also be valuable for students undertaking post-qualifying courses, and for those in related disciplines such as health and community care, social policy and social gerontology. Its practice-based and inter-professional approach will mean it is also useful for health and social care practitioners seeking to improve the quality of practice with older people. 'Drawing on both theory and research as well as the author's clear knowledge of current practice, this book is able to deal with practice realities in ways which many texts cannot. It offers social workers realistic options for how to approach their work' - Karen Postle, University of East Anglia
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412902052
(242mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark E. F. Lymbery
Social Work, Paperback (March 2007)
Presents readers the skills they need to successfully complete their social work training, and go on to be an effective practitioner. The book takes a holistic and critical approach, not only enabling students and practitioners to understand how to practise social work effectively, but also how to locate this practice within its societal context.
Social Work Ideals and Practice Realities, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Mark E. F. Lymbery
This text provides an analytically coherent approach to the impact of macro, mezzo and micro factors upon practitioners' daily experiences and offers detailed guidance of cutting-edge, creative practice with a variety of user groups.
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Author Biography - Mark E. F. Lymbery
Mark Lymbery is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Nottingham. He previously worked as a Social Worker for many years and is a member of the British Association of Social Workers.
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