Older People and Community Care: Critical Theory and Practice

Paperback | September 1, 1995

byBeverly Hughes

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Older People and Community Care 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.

Older People and Community Care is essential reading for all those working with and managing services to older people, and who aspire to make empowerment for older people a reality.

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Older People and Community Care 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 ol...

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 p...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.58 × 2.36 × 0.22 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0335191568

ISBN - 13:9780335191567

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Understanding the NHS and community care act

Part One: Knowledge and values

Theories of ageing
The social condition of older people
Ageism and anti-ageist practice

Part Two: Skills

Communication with older people
the professional encounter
Assessment
Implementing and managing care
Direct work with users and carers
Protection
Conclusion
challenges and priorities
Bibliography
Index