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Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care

Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care

240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This important textbook presents a distinctive holistic approach to developing anti-oppressive practice and demonstrates how an understanding of equality and diversity can affect interaction and intervention in a range of health and social care settings, and with a range of service users. Drawing on case studies and practice guidelines, the book proposes a range of strategies for students and professionals that will enable them to develop skills in cultural equality and anti-discrimination and apply them to their everyday practice.

The book begins with an account of the nature of anti-oppressive practice and goes on to explore the core theories, concepts, and strategies of anti-oppressive practice.

Key Features
  • Offers a positive preventative approach that sets it apart from existing texts in the field
  • Provides invaluable practical guidance on how to develop and evaluate personal and organizational cultural practice
  • Includes a number of helpful features, such as annotated case studies which illustrate best practice, cultural competence, and common pitfalls
Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care is an essential text for all health and social care undergraduates, on such courses as social work, health care, nursing, and counseling. It will also be a useful reference tool for qualified practitioners who wish to reflect on their personal and organizational practice.
Useful Concepts
Equal Opportunities
Equality and Diversity
Positive Action
A Holistic Approach
Practice Placements
Examples of Students' Work
Assessment and Evaluation
Reflecting On Experience

Students will be recommended to purchase this text as there is a high level of information relevant to a specific units within our course. The book is structured well meaning it is easy to find any required information. There is a lot of valuable information to allow students to link theory from the book to their work placement settings.

Miss Stacey Marie Holt
Social Work , Blackburn College
November 7, 2016

I liked the way the text approached issues through anti-oppessive practice rather than equalities. A useful guide to moral, legal and historical contexts and an interesting and easy to read starting point for discussing ethics in care provision.

Ms Susan Stallabrass
School of Health and Human Sciences, Essex University
November 9, 2011

A very popular gem of a book which tackles the under written about subject of oppression.

Mr James Wilson
School of Health Professions and Rehab, Southampton University
December 13, 2010

Very up to date and informative text which I will be using with the module

Ms Melanie Feek
community & youth, College of St Mark and St John
September 29, 2010

This text lives up to its advertised qualities - it is indeed a positive approach to this subject. I welcome this an alternative text for students who need to gain an understanding of anti-oppressive practice early on in their professional training.

Mrs Liz Lefroy
Social Work , The North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
October 8, 2009

This text married up the different strands of anti-oppressive practice. It is very easy and interesting to read. In pariticular it had an interesting and accessible history to oppression. I liked the combination of moral, legal and politcal in addressing anti-oppressive practice. I found this text particularly useful for our Introduction to social sciences module and in developing ideas in ethical practice. It was a good supplementary text for those students who are at this level.

Ms Sarah Rutherford
Health , Manchester Metropolitan University
October 6, 2009

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams has 40 years' experience of working with people with learning difficulties and was a founder member of the organisation "Values into Action" which campaigns on behalf of people with learning difficulties. He co-authored a book on self-advocacy and has been involved in the development of citizen advocacy in the UK. From 1991 to 2007 he was a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Reading, where he taught working with people with learning difficulties and anti-oppressive practice. He is now retired. More About Author

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