Citizenship Social Work With Older People by Malcolm PayneCitizenship Social Work With Older People by Malcolm Payne

Citizenship Social Work With Older People

byMalcolm Payne

Paperback | June 15, 2012

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In this book, Payne illustrates society's inclination to discount and disregard older people and encourages readers to combat their personal biases to improve service care for older adults. Citizenship Social Work with Older People emphasizes the importance of older people being fullyrecognized as complete members of society (as citizens) by others and particularly by social work practitioners.This book actively challenges current theories of aging that foster ideas about the exclusion of older people, and promotes the idea of older people being considered functional citizens and deserving equal treatment during later stages of life. The author provides readers with many valuableresources including case examples and suggestions for how social workers can change their own ideologies about older people, which further aid practitioners in providing quality care and improving the quality of life of their clients.
Malcolm Payne (PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University) is a policy and development adviser at St. Christopher's Hospice in London and visiting professor at Opole University in Poland. He has done work in advocacy for children in the public care system and teamwork and management consultancy in social care. He continues to play a signi...
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Title:Citizenship Social Work With Older PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615265

ISBN - 13:9780190615260

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"The ideas presented in this book are certain to expand social workers' scope of practice with older adults locally, nationally, and internationally. The author's citizenship social work perspective will make a valuable contribution as a text in case management, gerontology, policy, directpractice, and human behavior and the social environment courses." --Mercedes Bern-Klug, The Gerontologist, Vol. 53, No. 3