Working with Communities in Health and Human Services combines theory and concepts for understanding the nature and different types of communities with practical skills for working with communities. It embeds community participation within social science theory about community and participation, providing students with the concepts and the practical tools for increasing community participation in health and human services settings. Activities and case studies throughout the book are drawn from community health and social care practice and are used to illustrate the principles, approaches, and issues related to working with communities. The activities, when used in conjunction with the 'reflective practice' approach, demonstrate that there are different ways to practice. The importance of adapting concepts and practical skills to people's experiences is a core theme in the text and provides the basis for learning, and working effectively with communities.
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Judy Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. Brian Cheers is a Research Professor and Director, Centre for Rural and Regional Developmentat the Whyalla Campus at the University of South Australia. David Wilkinson is Deputy Head of the School of Medicine at Queensland University in Australia.Review:
...a thoughtfully designed publication containing a wide range of case study materials, web-based resources and reflective exercises ideal for use with students across a range of qualifying professional programmes in the health field, and to practitioners new to the concept of working with communities within a social, rather than medical, model of planning and intervention. * International Journal of Integrated Care *
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Book Description OUP Australia and New Zealand, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195558359