This book places the issue of disability squarely in a social context and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. In so doing, it starts from the ways in which disabled people have re-defined disability as a social rather than an individual problem and the influence that their organizations have had on service provision. It discusses the implications of this in a variety of different settings and across the life cycle.
Eeminently readable. This book should be read by anyone involved in strategic planning in health or the personal social services, as well as fieldwork staff. -- Therapy Redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. -- Disability News An excellent introduction to the culture of social services departments, and how this shapes the provision they make for disabled people. -- British Journal of Learning Disabilities Oliver's book is an important one for social work practitioners, academics and activists in the disability movement. -- Australian Social Work Raises a number of pertinent issues and questions for social workers and other professionals working with people with disabilities. -- Special Education Perspectives
Foreword, Tom Clarke. Editorial, Mike Oliver. 1. The social context of disability, Vic Finkelstein. 2. The changing context of social work practice, Bob Sapey and Nadja Hewitt. 3. Disability and new technology, Paul Cornes. 4. Social work practice in traditional settings, Patrick Phelan and Simon Cole. 5. Social work in an organisation of disabled people, Etienne d'Aboville. 6. Housing and independent living, Bernie Fiedler. 7. Social work with disabled children and their families, Philippa Russell. 8. Disabled young people, Michael Hirst, Gillian Parker and Andrew Cozens. 9. Disability in adulthood - the OPCS reports, Paul Abberley. 10. Ageing with a disability, Gerry Zarb.
Series: Research Highlights in Social Work
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.25