Risk and Ageing
First published in 1982, Risk and Ageing is an exploration of practical issues involved in helping older people who are exposed to substantial risks. Paul Brearley argues that if we are to make appropriate provision for older people it is essential that policy and practice should be informed by the growing body of theory and research as well as by the pragmatic, day-to-day experience of practitioners. The book therefore brings these perspectives together in relation to the general theme of risk analysis and management. The book includes special chapters on mental disorder and on healthcare, and will be of value to workers in the health and social services, in addition to a social work audience.
Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction 1. The study of age and ageing 2. Ageing and vulnerability 3. Acceptable risk, assessment and resources 4. Risk and social work Stewart Pritchard and Paul Brearley 5. Risk and mental disorder Peter Jeffreys and Rosemary Jennings 6. Risk and healthcare Michael Hall 7. Concluding Bibliography Index