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.
|Publication date:||2nd March 2012|
|Author:||Michael Oliver, Bob Sapey, Pam Thomas|
|Publisher:||Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan|
|Categories:||Disability: social aspects, Social work,|
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.More About Michael Oliver, Bob Sapey, Pam Thomas