Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

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Exploring the key issues around anti-discriminatory practice for professionals working in mental health services, this book looks at ways to improve the health and social care of older people from minority and excluded communities.

The chapters explore the issues involved in working with individuals from a range of minority groups, such as LGBT people, people with learning disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic communities, homeless people and people with dementia. The chapters cover important theory and research into discrimination, ageing and identity. Contributions from experts in the fields of mental health and working with minority groups provide practical insights into developing anti-discriminatory practice.There is also practical advice on culturally appropriate support for carers, cultural competency in end of life care, working with interpreters, and celebrating diversity, accompanied by supporting practical resources.

This comprehensive book will provide mental health practitioners and students with an essential understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849055611
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.97689
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 522g
Height: 154mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 25mm