Linda Gast

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Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

By Linda Gast and Anne Patmore; Series edited by Jane Wonnacott
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural communication, including the impact and use of language. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout.

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Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

By Martin Bailey and Linda Gast; Foreword by Jane Wonnacott; Series edited by Jane Wonnacott
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout.

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