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This book is a guide to understanding the important issue of stigma - 'associated disadvantage' - which affects not only those who are excluded from society, but also family members and friends. Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems in, for example, dementia care patients, drug users and looked after children. Providing key messages for practice, they outline a range of protection measures to reduce the risk of stigma and victimization. Social Work and Disadvantage provides valuable advice and guidance for social work and health care practitioners, educators and students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843103646
ISBN-10: 1843103648
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter C. Burke

Peter Burke is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Hull University. His research and teaching interests concern the needs of families, children with disabilities and their siblings. He is the author of Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Jonathan Parker is Professor of Social Work at Bournemouth University. His research interests concern social work with people with dementia and practice learning and education in social work.

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