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Social Work and People with Dementia: Partnerships, Practice and Persistence
     

Social Work and People with Dementia: Partnerships, Practice and Persistence

by Mary Marshall, Margaret-Anne Tibbs
 

Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book, written by experienced social workers, provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style.Working with

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Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book, written by experienced social workers, provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style.Working with dementia:·[vbTab]looks at medical, social and citizenship approaches, thus providing the very latest thinking in the field;·[vbTab]covers a wide range of issues, including often-neglected areas such as sexuality and the design of the built environment;·[vbTab]provides contextual information about the old and new cultures of care; and·[vbTab]discusses skills such as communication and practical assistance.This book is essential reading for social work and social care students, social workers undertaking CPD, and social and care workers transferring to dementia care from other fields.BASW/Policy Press seriesThe BASW/Policy Press partnership provides the very best in accessible and practical high-quality resources for social work professionals and students.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

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There has always been a shortage of material which gives enough attention to social work with people with dementia and this book fills an important gap. Mary Marshall and Margaret Anne Tibbs provide a comprehensive overview covering such diverse areas as the rise of the new culture of dementia care, the potential role for new technology and policy and legislative changes such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005. I particularly liked the chapter on communication which goes to the heart of creating partnerships with people with dementia and their families. Other sections, such as the care environment and diagnosis, will be invaluable for social workers practising in the changing world of health and social care provision. Jo Moriarty, King's College London, UK

... chock full of simple yet powerful case examples, is written in an engaging and accessible style, and touches on important areas often not covered in social work practice handbooks... Dementia Journal, Vol 7: 3, 2008"This book would be useful for anyone who works with and cares for a person experiencing dementia or for those in a supervisory role with workers who provide this care. Whilst being thorough and reflective in their analysis of the past and present-day services for people with dementia, the writers retain a healthy focus on practical everyday issues." British Journal of Social Work, Vol 37 (6), Sept 2007

The range and breadth of this book make it a useful text for social workers and social care workers who are involved in services for people with dementia ... it could also be usefully read by managers and staff in all dementia services such as day care, residential care and support at home services. CareKnowledge

... the text is accessible and easy to read. The use of quotations and case studies are very helpful and practitioners and students should appreciate and learn from these. ... [the book] is especially helpful in promoting and developing partnerships and relationships with people with dementia and their families. Community Care

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861347022
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
11/08/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256

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Mary Marshall, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and Margaret-Anne Tibbs, Freelance trainer

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