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1st Edition

Risk and Ageing

Edited By

C Paul Brearley

  • Available for pre-order on March 10, 2023. Item will ship after March 31, 2023
ISBN 9781032460314
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
161 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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 5. Risk and mental disorder 6. Risk and healthcare 7. Concluding Bibliography Index

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