Social Work with Older People
- Mark Lymbery - University of Nottingham, UK
Social Work and Older Clients
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
This book gives clear insight into working with older people, practice considerations and context.
This is insightful and useful for the undergrad group.
Very good text but needs an update in respect of personalisation.
This will be an excellent resource for the legislation for social work practice course. The legislation itself might be a bit outdated, but the way in which Lymbery describes practicing under legislation and with older people will be very useful.
useful for health and social care learners. covers all the major contemporary ssues such as intermediate care,new labour legacy, assessment, collaboration and the emerging role of the health related social work practice within primary care. really interesting as it charts the historical story of older people social work practice.
This is a useful text in terms of specific knowledge concerning social work with older people, but it also sets current practice in a context, making it useful for developing a general understanding of social work (for example, chapter 2 is entitled "The history and development of social work".