Care Services for Later Life: Transformations and Critiques

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A. M. Warnes, Lorna Warren, Michael Nolan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 351 pages
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What are the implications of current economic, social and political trends in Britain for older people? Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change as growing demands put health and social services under increasing pressure. The second part of the book discusses specific areas in detail, ranging from the organisation of effective domiciliary social care to the impact of new technologies on older people's lives. This book provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the provision of services for older people and will be a valuable and thought-provoking resource for anyone involved in caring for and supporting them.

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The editors are all at the University of Sheffield. Tony Warnes is a professor of Social Gerontology and during 1995-2000 was Chair of the British Society of Gerontology. Lorna Warren is a lecturer in the Department of Sociological Studies and has been carrying out research on and with older people for seventeen years. Mike Nolan is a professor of Gerontological Nursing and is involved in several international comparative studies of formal and informal care-giving.

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