Social Work

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Reviewing Care Management for Older People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book discusses the development and implementation of several models of care management. Drawing together research to highlight the successes and the difficulties of translating the principles of care management into practice, it examines this subject with particular reference to: empowerment; needs-led assessment; and multi-disciplinary work.

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Developing Services for Older People and their Families

Edited by Rosemary Bland
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Exploring new theory and practice in the provision of services for older people living at home, this book is an excellent source of information for social workers, those working with older people, and lecturers of social work and gerontology.

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Boring Records?

Communication, Speech and Writing in Social Work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Boring Records? is a practical and eye-opening investigation into the central role of record keeping. Using the first-hand impressions and comments of parents, children and clinical social workers, the author demonstrates the centrality of the work of record keeping for social work practitioners.

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Staff Supervision in a Turbulent Environment

Managing Process and Task in Front-line Services

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on the interaction between supervisor and supervisee in the agency context, this book explores the interdependence of task and process in supervision. The authors conclude that effective service-delivery continues to depend on agencies providing the "thinking space" that supervision represents.

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Good Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management 2 volume set

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Managers are under increasing pressure to predict risk accurately. This collection explores the arguments and means of assessment in a clear and accessible manner and with a practice-based emphasis. The contributors consider subjects in a wide range of social care settings, all linked by the difficulty of accurately assessing risk.

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A Charge Against Society

The Child's Right to Protection

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The third volume in this series examines attitudes towards children and measures in operation to protect them. Contributors analyse how the child's safety can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children.

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Good Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management 2

Key Themes for Protection, Rights and Responsibilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The companion volume to Good Practice in Risk Assessment 1 looks at further issues in the field of risk assessment. Managers are under increasing pressure to predict risk accurately, and face serious consequences for failure. This new collection explores the arguments and means of assessment in a clear and accessible manner.

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Good Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management 2

Key Themes for Protection, Rights and Responsibilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The companion volume to Good Practice in Risk Assessment 1 looks at further issues in the field of risk assessment. Managers are under increasing pressure to predict risk accurately, and face serious consequences for failure. This new collection explores the arguments and means of assessment in a clear and accessible manner.

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The Social Construction of Dementia

Confused Professionals?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this study the social construction of dementia is examined closely for the first time. Nancy Harding and Colin Palfrey show how Western society sees dementia as a disease, rather than a natural part of the ageing process. They take issue with the constructed view of the body as a machine, whose parts 'break down' and need replacement.

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An A-Z of Community Care Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases.

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