Making Life Possible
This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences, tracking their journeys through it, exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first hand comments and ideas.
Leave No Stone Unturned
To avoid abusive practice in social care, professionals need to examine the body of values, rules and methods which guide their work, and move towards a more sophisticated participatory approach to social responsibility. The book contains background material, a review of current research and case studies, and lays guidelines for future policy.
Written by key figures in the field of social care training and management this book provides practice guidance for front line managers in social care. Refocusing attention on the management of practice and accountability within services, the authors provide a variety of perspectives on how front line managers can support practice.
Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress
The book offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. It explores the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems.
This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes initiatives on the impact and outcomes from involvement.
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