Contemporary Mental Health, Theory, Policy and Practice: Theory, Policy and Practice Barbara Fawcett

ISBN: 9781299461604

Published: May 19th 2014

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159 pages


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Contemporary Mental Health, Theory, Policy and Practice: Theory, Policy and Practice  by  Barbara Fawcett

Contemporary Mental Health, Theory, Policy and Practice: Theory, Policy and Practice by Barbara Fawcett
May 19th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 159 pages | ISBN: 9781299461604 | 4.56 Mb

The authors explore theoretical developments and policy and practice initiatives in the complex and changing area of mental health services. They examine the tensions, dilemmas and opportunities now operating, including those relating to gender andMoreThe authors explore theoretical developments and policy and practice initiatives in the complex and changing area of mental health services.

They examine the tensions, dilemmas and opportunities now operating, including those relating to gender and ethnicity and places the involvement of users/survivors centre stage.Identifying and discussingthe tensions between different professional models, varying social perspectives and political imperatives, the book explores how these tensions are manifested in practice.

Key topics include:the emphasis on risk as opposed to citizenship and entitlementsocial exclusion and inclusionprofessional and user perspectivesthe territories of health and social care and their respective roles and relationships.An important theme running throughout is the critical appraisal of perspectives concerning gender, ethnicity and sexuality, drawing out wider issues of power and inequality.

This book makes ideas and theoretical policy material accessible and applicable, and is a key text for students and practitioners in mental health, social work and social care.



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