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Older People, Ageing and Social Work


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Foreword by Mark Lymbery Preface 1 Introducing social work with older people 2 The potential of social work with older people 3 Demographic and policy context 4 Perspectives on ageing 5 Diversity and disadvantage 6 Health, disability and advocacy 7 Caring, networks and community care 8 Dementia 9 Housing and residential care 10 Intimate relationships and sexuality 11 Risk and elder abuse 12 End of life 13 Meaningful ageing 14 Conclusion References Index

About the Author

Mark Hughes is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Queensland. He has worked as a social worker in health, mental health and aged care settings. Karen Heycox is Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Chair of Field Education, School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales. She has worked with older people, as well as other client groups, in the hospital and community health sectors.

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