SOCIAL WORK WITH OLDER PEOPLE

    SOCIAL WORK WITH OLDER PEOPLE

    Karin Crawford and Janet Walker, Learning
    Matters

    ISBN 1844450171, £15

    Star Rating: 4/5

    This is a clearly written and ambitious book that provides
    social work students with information and skills to enable them to
    work well with older people. But it could also be useful as an
    overview for established workers from allied fields working with
    older people who want to develop better partnership working, writes
    Les Bright.

    It is an “interactive resource” which encourages readers to try
    out what they have read. The case studies provide opportunities to
    think about and apply theories, and the frequent summaries of
    relevant research give pointers towards further reading. Citing
    websites for further information will ensure that it does not
    become dated too soon.

    Les Bright is an independent consultant and professional
    adviser to the Relatives and Residents Association.

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