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Working with Mental Illness : A Community-Based Approach : A Community-Based Approach - Derek Tilbury

Working with Mental Illness : A Community-Based Approach

A Community-Based Approach

Paperback Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780333947333
Number Of Pages: 152

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The second edition of this classic text has been fully updated to reflect the changing context of practice and the considerable shifts in the field of mental health policy. It explores how current major issues, such as the social exclusion experienced by those suffering from mental illness, civil liberties and human rights concerns and apprehensions around public protection can impinge on practice, together with emerging developments such as the growth of the user movement. With its focus on sound practice, this edition continues to provide highly relevant, experience-based guidelines for practice for social workers and others working with sufferers from the psychoses (principally affective disorders, schizophrenia and dementia). Using practice axioms, the book examines direct work with sufferers, work for sufferers within the clinical team and the social environment, with a particular reference to work with the families affected. In addition this clearly written text discusses definitions of mental health and illnesses and explores attitudes to psychiatry and psychiatric services. Well-structured and engagingly written, this important text provides clear guidance for practice in a complex and demanding field.

List of Figures
Determinants of Practice: Defining Mental Health and Mental Illnessp. 1
Determinants of Practice: Attitudes to Psychiatryp. 17
Practice Issues: Reflections from Experiencep. 32
Working with the Suffererp. 42
Working for the Sufferer: The Teamp. 60
Working for the Sufferer: The Environmentp. 80
The Family: Responding to Needsp. 106
Conclusionp. 134
Bibliographyp. 136
Indexp. 144
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ISBN: 9780333947333
ISBN-10: 0333947339
Series: Practical Social Work
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised