Social Work, Health and Equality

Social Work, Health and Equality

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What impact can social work make on inequalities in health? Social Work, Health and Equality opens up a new direction in the practice and theory of social work. Focussing on the profound human suffering which arises from social inequalities in health, it: * shows how social work can make a significant contribution to creating more equal experiences of health and illness * describes the major shifts in conceptualisation, practice and organisation necessary to bring about change. The authors explore these questions in relation to four key aspects of health; health maintenance, illness at home, hospitalisation, and facing death. Grounding the text in everyday lived experience, they show how social work must change its discourse and its practice if it is to respond effectively to the challenges of its new role in tackling health issues.s (1997) study of interpreting services in palliative care in an NHS trust emphasises the importance of sufficient ... exposed to cutbacks in public funding, while, contrary to popular belief, AIDS charities are less well supported 140 Social work, anbsp;...

Title:Social Work, Health and Equality
Author:Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-10-12


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