Caring and Social Justice

Author: Marian Barnes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137149051

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Care giving has become a high-profile issue in policy and practice, yet much of the literature conceives it as burdensome or even oppressive. Drawing extensively on real-life examples of care giving relationships, Caring and Social Justice reveals an uplifting alternative approach to caring that highlights its contribution to social cohesion and social justice. It offers a clear overview of the literature including debates about an 'ethic of care' and offers a thought-provoking survey ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Caring Democracy

Markets, Equality, and Justice

Author: Joan C. Tronto

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814782779

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives. Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Viola Nzira,Paul Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241378

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care presents a distinctive holistic approach to developing anti-oppressive practice in a range of health and social care settings, and with a range of service users. Drawing on case studies and practice guidelines, the book proposes strategies which students and professionals can use to develop skills in cultural equality and anti-discrimination and apply them to their everyday practice. The book begins with an account of the nature of anti-oppressive practice and goes on to explore the core theories, concepts and strategies of anti-oppressive practice. Key features of the book include: " a positive preventative approach that sets it apart from existing texts in the field " invaluable practical guidance on how to develop and evaluate personal and organisational cultural practice " a number of helpful features, such as annotated case studies which illustrate best practice, cultural competence and common pitfalls. Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care is an essential text for all health and social care undergraduates, on such courses as social work, health care, nursing and counselling. It will also be a useful reference tool for qualified practitioners who wish to reflect on their personal and organisational practice.

Newly Qualified Social Workers: A Handbook for Practice

Author: Keith Brown,Steven Keen,Di Galpin,Ivan Gray,Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455572

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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The first year of practice can be the most challenging for newly qualified social workers. This book takes a practical look at the transition from student to practitioner and covers applying for a first post and managing the first years of practice, including specific guidance on topics such as induction, supervision and Post-Qualifying awards. Also covered are court skills, team working, report writing and record keeping. Each of these sections within the book contains critical commentary from both an employer’s and newly qualified social worker’s perspective, bringing alive the importance of these issues.

Disability and Social Theory

New Developments and Directions

Author: D. Goodley,B. Hughes,L. Davis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023007

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.

Transforming adult social care

Contemporary policy and practice

Author: Ann Marie Gray,Derek Birrell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309774

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Adult social care has emerged as a distinct policy area in the UK and one which has come under increasing scrutiny by government and other bodies. With the expectation that in future many more adults will need care and support, ideas have emerged about a ‘transformation’ of adult social care. The focus of this wide-ranging book is on the major themes in policy and provision including personalisation, integration, user participation, the cost of long term care, risk and safeguarding, care quality and workforce issues and is one of the first texts to deal with adult social care as a distinct entity and is an up-to-date source on contemporary government policies, debates and research.The book encourages readers to think critically about decisions being made and about the direction of future policy. The accessible book will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students in Social Policy, Health and Social Care, and Social Work, those taking advanced vocational qualifications in social care and practitioners.

Transformations in Global and Regional Social Policies

Author: A. Kaasch,P. Stubbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137287314

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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This book discusses key issues in global and regional social policy, exploring Bob Deacon's pioneering approach to regulation, rights and redistribution. It addresses the role of international actors in shaping social policy and discusses the problems and possibilities of new alliances for global social justice.

Residential child care in practice

Making a difference

Author: Mark Smith,Leon Fulcher

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309731

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Written by experienced practitioners and academics, this is a core text about the practice of residential child care. It takes as its starting point the fact that residential child care involves workers and children sharing a common lifespace, in which the quality of interpersonal relationships is key. Each chapter highlights relevant policy guidance and is developed around a practice scenario, discussing key knowledge skills and values relating to its theme. This highly practical book should, therefore, be of value to a range of students at different academic levels, from VQ to Masters, and to practitioners and managers in residential child care. The book draws on ideas from child and youth care and social pedagogic traditions and will appeal to a worldwide audience and provides a valuable addition to the emerging literature around social pedagogy.

Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care

Author: J. Costa-Font,S. Greer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291877

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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This is the first book to examine the processes of territorial federalization and decentralization of health systems in Europe drawing from an interdisciplinary economics, public policy and political science approach. It contains key theoretical and empirical features that allow an understanding of when health care decentralization is successful.

Rethinking Children's Citizenship

Author: T. Cockburn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292075

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.

Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

Implications for Social Work

Author: Melvin Delgado

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231534256

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.

Masculinities, Care and Equality

Identity and Nurture in Men's Lives

Author: N. Hanlon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726487X

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book explores men's ambiguous relationship with intimate caring work within a context where carefree and nurturing expectations for men are competing for influence. For men, to be more involved carers clashes with commonly valued expectations of them as men and this book analyses how men confront this contradictory expectation.

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas

Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345842

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Research Methods for Health and Social Care

Author: Joanne Neale

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137153385

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in health and social care.

Social Work Research for Social Justice

Author: Beth Humphries

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021721

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Students of social work need to understand the contribution of research, as part of this evidence base, to effective practice. This textbook introduces students to a range of research methods at a practical level and sensitises them to the political dimension of research.

Foundations of Health and Social Care

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113720964X

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this book offers a wealth of material on contexts, knowledge bases, skills and practices, as well as dealing with work carried out by those involved in treatment, therapy, advocacy and management.

Doing Critical Social Work

Transformative Practices for Social Justice

Author: Bob Pease,Sophie Goldingay,Norah Hosken,Sharlene Nipperess

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760110841

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Critical social work encourages emancipatory personal and social change. This text focuses on the challenge of incorporating critical theory into the practice of social workers and provides case studies and insights from a range of fields to illustrate how to work with tensions and challenges. Beginning with an outline of the theoretical basis of critical social work and its different perspectives, the authors go on to introduce key features of working in this tradition including critical reflection. Part II explores critical practices in confronting privilege and promoting social justice in social work, examining such issues as human rights, gender, poverty and class. Part III considers the development of critical practices within the organisational context of social work including the fields of mental health, child and family services, within Centrelink and prison settings. Part IV is focused on doing anti- discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice in social work with particular populations including asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, domestic violence survivors, older people and lesbian, gay and transgender groups. Finally, Part V outlines collectivist and transformative practices in social work and beyond, looking at environmental issues, social activism, the disability movement and globalisation. 'A highly valuable addition to social work education and practice literature in Australia and beyond its shores.' Ruth Phillips, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

Social Work

Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

Author: Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536887

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.

Humanistic Social Work

Core Principles in Practice

Author: Malcolm Payne

Publisher: Lyceum Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933478302

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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"In this exciting new book, Malcolm Payne draws on core principles of social work to articulate a new humanistic practice for the twenty-first century. Humanistic Social Work: Core Principles in Practice presents a profession that aims at positive fulfillment in social relationships, exploring and reconciling artistic, creative, and spiritual avenues with evidence-based practice approaches and postmodernist understandings of human growth and knowledge development. Showing how practitioners can embody flexible, skilled, and knowledge-based responses to the complexities of human individuality, Payne reorients the aims of social work as an accountability to clients' individual self-fulfillment, enabled by community and social development. Humanistic Social Work is a reaffirming treatise on the strengths rather than the deficits of the individual, the innovations rather than the imperfections of the social work profession."--Publisher's website.

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295406

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

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An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.