Social work, health and equality

Eileen McLeod, Paul Bywaters

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781134710331
ISBN (Print)0415164893, 9780415164894
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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McLeod, Eileen ; Bywaters, Paul. / Social work, health and equality. Taylor and Francis Ltd., 2012. 216 p.
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