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  • Social Care and Social Exclusionby Professor Tim Blackman; Sally Brodhurst; Janet Convery

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book explores the diversity of social care provision for older people in six contrasting European countries. Using a common descriptive and analytical framework, the book examines how the organisation and delivery of care are shaped by the wider welfare regime. This is discussed at the level of both practice and policy, including detailed case... more...

  • Living Dying Caringby Rosalie Hudson; Jennifer Richmond

    Ausmed Publications 2004; US$ 34.95

    This book, written from practical experience, offers reflections on relationships within the nursing home, particularly at the time of a resident's death. Building on their previous very popular book, Unique and Ordinary, the authors offer fresh insights together with practical implications for improved quality of care. The stories capture the... more...

  • Private Lives in Public Placesby Dianne Willcocks; Sheila Peace; Leonie Kellaher

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shape the law and order debate in Britain. Mike Brake and Chris Hale provide a hard-hitting analysis of Conservative policies on Crime, showing that, ironically, Conservative policies have created the very social conditions in which crime has flourished. They argue... more...

  • Intermediate Care of Older Peopleby Sian Wade

    Wiley 2006; US$ 90.99 US$ 78.86

    Intermediate care has become a buzzword within health and social care over the last few years. Seen as the panacea for a number of woes, particularly for older people, intermediate care has been held up as a way forward within contemporary health and social care. This text explores in detail what is understood by the concept of intermediate care... more...

  • Handbook of Social Work in Health and Agingby Barbara Berkman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to combine the fields of health care, aging, and social work in a single, authoritative volume. These areas are too often treated as discrete entities, while the reality is that all social workers deal with issues in health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization.... more...

  • Empowering Frail Elderly Peopleby Leonard Heumann; Mary E. McCall; Duncan Boldy

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00

    An analysis of provider-, environment-, client- and societal-based obstacles to the empowerment of frail elderly persons in a philosophical framework of social values. It features international case studies which provide examples of the feasibility of achieving real empowerment. more...

  • Working with Older Peopleby John Harris; Denise Tanner

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Working with older people has become an increasingly important part of social work education and practice. Whether studying community care, adult services, human growth and development, or social work processes and interventions, this book will be a vital source of information and help. Working with Older People provides a framework of knowledge,... more...

  • Working with Older People and Their Familiesby Mike Nolan; Sue Davies; Gordon Grant

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 49.00

    Attempts at a synthesis of themes about making a reality of 'person-centred' care. This book seeks to unite the perspectives of older people, family and professional carers in promoting a holistic approach to the challenges of an ageing society. It is useful for students on health related courses, such as nursing, medicine and the therapies. more...

  • Caregiving Contextsby PhD Maximiliane E. Szinovacz; PhD Adam Davey

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 99.99

    "This volume represents a major step forward in the literature by placing its focus squarely on the caregiving context, its dimensions and how it shapes the process and outcomes of family care. The chapters locate care within the family, rather than a single individual....The family, in turn, in embedded within a larger cultural, community, and social... more...

  • Policy and Program Planning for Older Adultsby PhD MSW Elaine T. Jurkowski

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 89.99

    This authoritative book serves as an invaluable resource for policy advocates, program planners, and service delivery agents. It provides an overview of the major pieces of legislation that currently impact the field of aging, and the lives of older adults; addresses the philosophical, historical, and demographic challenges that they face; and lays... more...