Working with Vulnerable Adults

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Routledge, Nov 22, 2007 - Medical - 208 pages
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Working with Vulnerable Adults provides an understanding of current practice in social and health care, examining abuse of vulnerable adults and the ways in which social policy, welfare services and practitioners may help. It is essential reading for students and practitioners interested in finding out more about this important field.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER 1 CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND
7
CHAPTER 2 THE CONCEPT OF ABUSE
22
CHAPTER 3 THE LAW
37
CHAPTER 4 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT INSPECTION REGULATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ISSUES
54
CHAPTER 5 ASSESSMENT
65
CHAPTER 6 VULNERABILITY RISK AND ABUSE
79
CHAPTER 7 MENTAL HEALTH DIFFICULTIES
95
CHAPTER 8 LEARNING DISABILITIES
116
CHAPTER 9 LONGTERM CONDITIONS
131
CHAPTER 10 COMMUNITY ABUSE AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
149
CONCLUSION
165
REFERENCES
172
INDEX
183
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About the author (2007)

Bridget Penhale is Reader in Gerontology at the University of Sheffield and Head of Research at the Institute of Health and Social Care Studies, Guernsey, UK.

Jonathan Parker is Professor of Social Work at Bournemouth University, UK.

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