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Practising Social Inclusion

1st Edition

Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson


328 pages

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Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way.

Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes of exclusion. It draws on research and reflective practice to answer the vital question of how to actually work towards inclusion and includes five sections looking at different arenas for practice: policy; programme design; service delivery; community life; and research.

Relevant to all those working to promote, or researching, human health and wellbeing, this book is especially suitable for practitioners, students and scholars in health promotion, social work, social policy, public health, disability studies, occupational therapy and nursing.


"Offers a wide-ranging view of social inclusion practice, providing insights into a number of key issues and discussions". - Lee Gregory, SOCIAL POLICY & ADMINISTRATION, University of Birmingham, UK

'The book has a key emphasis on understanding the concept of social inclusion and, more importantly, practising it, which is reflected in the title. The eminent editors have extensive expertise in the areas of social inclusion, population health and epidemiology, social policy, social work, and research. This publication is a vital resource in the growing body of critical literature, making a distinctive contribution to thinking about and practising social inclusion, particularly in the current absence of a national approach in this area of social policy.'- Mike Dee, Queensland University of Technology Australian Social Work

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Scoping Social Inclusion Practice Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna and Sophie Goldingay Part 2: Practising Inclusion in Policy 2. Conscience Clauses: Your Right to a Conscience Ends at my Right to Safe, Legal and Effective Health Care Sarah Barter-Godfrey and Julia Shelley 3. Practising Inclusion in Policy Design for People with Disabilities Natasha Layton and Erin Wilson 4. Practising Social Inclusion Through Regulation: Occupational Health and Safety for Commercial Sex Workers Beth R. Crisp and Michael W. Ross Part 3: Practising Inclusion in Service Design 5. Inclusive Service Development: Exploring a Whole of Organisation Approach in the Community Service Sector Sarah Pollock and Ann Taket 6. Increasing Social Cohesiveness in a School Environment Karen Stagnitti, Mary Frawley, Brian Lynch and Peter Fahey 7. Inclusive Service Design for Young People with Learning Disabilities Who Exhibit Behaviours of Concern Sophie Goldingay and Karen Stagnitti Part 4: Practising Inclusion in Service Delivery 8. Working for Connection and Inclusion: The Role of Front Line Practitioners in Strengthening the Relational Base of Marginalized Clients Mark Furlong 9. Experiments in Social Inclusion and Connection: Cases From Lebanon Jihad Makhoul, Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian, Michael El-Khoury and Faysal El-Kak 10. Practising Social Inclusion: The Case of Street-Based Sex Workers and the St. Kilda Gatehouse in Melbourne Rachel Lennon, Pranee Liamputtong and Elizabeth Hoban Part 5: Practising Inclusion in Community Life 11. Promoting Social Inclusion of Frail Older People Living in the Community Ann Taket, Sarah Pollock, Lisa Hanna, Emily Learmonth and Peta Farquhar 12. Enabling New Students to Feel That They Matter: Promoting Social Inclusion Within the University Community Beth R. Crisp and John Fox 13. Community-Driven Social Inclusion Practice: A Case Study of a Multicultural Women’s Friendship Group Lisa Hanna and Jan Moore 14. Practicing Social Inclusion: Comfort Zone - A Social Support Group for Teenagers with High Functioning Autism Jessica Gill, Pranee Liamputtong and Elizabeth Hoban Part 6: Practising Inclusion in Research 15. Preventing HIV Through Social Inclusion Using Community Based Participatory Research Suzanne M. Dolwick Grieb, Ndidiamaka Amutah, Jason Stowers, Horace Smith, Kimberli Hammonds and Scott D. Rhodes 16. Inclusive Research with People with Intellectual Disability: Recognising the Value of Social Relationships as a Process of Inclusive Research Erin Wilson and Robert Campain 17. Examining the Notion of Informed Consent and Lessons Learned for Increasing Inclusion Among Marginalised Research Groups Nena Foster and Emily Freeman 18. The Invisibility of Childlessness in Research: A More Inclusive Approach Melissa Graham 19. Inclusion in Participatory Research – What Were the Whitefellas Doing in an Aboriginal Health Project? Sarah Barter-Godfrey, Sarah Pollock and Ann Taket Part 7: Conclusion 20. Implementing the Social Inclusion Agenda Beth R. Crisp, Ann Taket, Melissa Graham and Lisa Hanna

About the Editors


Ann Taket

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Ann Taket is Chair in Health and Social Exclusion at Deakin University, Australia, and Director of the Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE).

Beth Crisp is a Professor and discipline leader of social work at Deakin University, Australia.

Sophie Goldingay is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Deakin University, Australia.

Melissa Graham is a Senior Lecturer in epidemiology and biostatistics at Deakin University, Australia.

Lisa Hanna is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Australia, teaching public health and health services research.

Linda Wilson is a Lecturer in the area of disability at Deakin University, Australia.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery