Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care
- Mary Larkin - De Montfort University, UK, Open University, UK
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
- 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 is invaluable for all those taking courses across health and social care and for practitioners.
The chapters on asylum seekers and refugees, and ethnic minority groups were excellent. This text is a good general text on vulnerable social groups within society.
A good book to give the students some insight into different vulnerable groups and the concept of being 'vulnerable'. Will be really helpful for several modules.
This text offers guidance on a range of service users who can be viewed as vulnerable. It could offer further information with case law, or practice examples for social work students so that it could be more applicable to the third level of study, ie at BA level. Will use this with year one students as a supplementary text.
An excellent resource that will be an essential refernce for students on many of our courses. Covers a wide range of topics
Provides a comprehensive background & supporting information to enhance the principles & understanding of the complexities of vulnerable groups within the health sector, including exploring the impact upon health and community. Appropriate for use by all sectors of health professionals as the various chapters allow the reader to explore specific groups / subjects.
Good background reading book for students without a background in this area
Essential reading for students studying on Foundation Degree or Access to Higher Education
Particularly when studying inequalities.
This book gives students a basic introduction the the different clients they may work with in the social care setting. The activities were particularly useful in preparing students for work placement.
This book is good but not exactly what we need in this course.
this was well written and excellent for some of the weeks teaching but my students need more general books as their key text