- Establishes an understanding of the policy context within which social work takes place, with particular attention to key topics such as inter-professional collaboration and ethics
- Goes beyond other textbooks to challenge the restricted nature of social work practice and adopts a positive view of its potential to benefit older people
- An engaging and practice-led approach which includes student-friendly features and detailed practice scenarios
- Satisfies the curriculum benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that structure social work training and practice
Written by a leading academic, this is a key text for social work trainees. Its analytical depth will ensure that it will also be valuable for students undertaking post-qualifying courses, and for those in related disciplines such as health and community care, social policy and social gerontology. Its practice-based and inter-professional approach will mean it is also useful for health and social care practitioners seeking to improve the quality of practice with older people.