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Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care

Larkin, Mary (2009). Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care. London: Sage Publications.

URL: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book232075
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Abstract

Carefully-researched and highly readable this textbook looks at the experiences and health and social needs of key 'vulnerable groups'. It presents an engaging social science perspective relevant to everyone exploring how we, and society, care for the vulnerable.


Each chapter defines and explores a vulnerable social group, bringing together theoretical, policy and practice perspectives. The chapters explore contemporary debates and offer a number of differing and thought provoking viewpoints. The lively and engaging style enables the reader to engage with the client group and to reflect upon their own learning and practice in a more meaningful way.


Groups covered include:

- Disabled People

- Children

- Older People

- Those Living with Mental Illness

- Ethnic Minorities

- The Homeless.

Suggestions about further study, chapter activities and a glossary of key concepts support students' learning and develop understanding across the social sciences. The book will be invaluable for all those taking courses across health and social care. It will also be a great reference book for practitioners.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 Mary Larkin
ISBN: 1-4129-4823-1, 978-1-4129-4823-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 41093
Depositing User: Mary Larkin
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 09:11
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41093
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