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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Work with Disabled People (4th Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 208
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Practical Social Work Series

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Paperback - 9780230297951

15 March 2012

$39.99

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Ebook - 9781137024275

01 March 2012

$39.99

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Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers...

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Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers a clear introduction to the core issues of disability alongside discussion and assessment of the social worker's role.

Written by an experienced and highly respected team of authors, the book reflects:
• the latest updates, developments and policy changes
• the broad range of areas needing to be understood for informed practice
• recent changes to the focus of social work education and practice
• the Social Model of Disability, encouraging debate about its role in social work
• developments for independent living
• the heightened importance of safeguarding issues, giving attention to the topical issue of disabilist hate crime.

Accessible to a broad readership and respected by disabled people themselves, this text is the foundation for effective practice.

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Sound introduction offers a clear explanation to the Social Model of Disability and encourages debate about the social work role Wellknown text: a new edition of a core text written by a respected team of authors Vibrant new material reflective of all recent policy changes, changes to the focus on education and practice and developments for independent livingPart of series relaunch, publishing in tandem with other key new editions

Preface
Introduction: Setting the Scene
Social Work and Disability: Old and New Directions
Impairment, Disability and Research
Relationships and Families
Independent Living and Personal Assistance
Independent Living: The Wider Social Policy and Legal Context
Independent Living: Vulnerability and Safeguarding
Conclusion – Future Directions.

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MICHAEL OLIVER was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Greenwich, UK.

BOB SAPEY is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK, where he teaches on disability and mental health.

PAM THOMAS is a Freelance Researcher and Consultant in disability equality and independent living, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, UK.



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MICHAEL OLIVER was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Greenwich, UK.

BOB SAPEY is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK, where he teaches on disability and mental health.

PAM THOMAS is a Freelance Researcher and Consultant in disability equality and independent living, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, UK.



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