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Description - Older People And Community Care by Beverly Hughes

This volume sets social and health-care practice with older people firmly in the context of the new community-care arrangements and the consequent organizational trends towards a market culture. However, it also questions the relative lack of attention given by professionals to issues of structural inequality in old age compared, for example, to race and gender. Thus the book tackles a double agenda: how can community-care practice be suffused with anti-ageist values and principles? Addressing this question, the book sets out the foundation knowledge and values which must underpin the development of anti-discriminatory community-care practice and examines the implications for practitioners in terms of the essential skills and inherent dilemmas which arise.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335191567
ISBN-10: 0335191568
Format: Paperback / softback
(220mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beverly Hughes

The AuthorBeverley Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Manchester. She has pioneered the development of anti-ageist teaching within social work education and has researched and published extensively on the subjects of gerontology, social policy and professional practice in relation to older people.

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