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Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments By Michael Oliver

Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

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This book 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. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision.

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Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments by Michael Oliver

This book 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. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. The authors discuss the implications of this in a variety of different settings and across the life cycle.

The contributors to this book include disabled people, practitioners, professionals and academics.

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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

About Michael Oliver


Michael Oliver Professor of Disability Studies at The University of Greenwich. Dr Oliver has written extensively on issues related to social work and disability. He is active in the disability movement and a member of the Management Committee of the Spinal Injuries Association.

Table of Contents


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.

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GOR001887632
Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments by Michael Oliver
Michael Oliver
Research Highlights in Social Work
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
1994-01-01
208
1853021784
9781853021787
N/A
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