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Implications for social and health care practices

Ruth Bartlett and Deborah O’Connor

in Broadening the dementia debate

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847421784
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301561 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.003.0005
Implications for social and health care practices

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This chapter reviews the literature associated with critical social and health care practice to examine how professional practice in the field of dementia can be reshaped to reflect a social citizenship approach. It focuses on direct, case-based practice, recognising that this is where the majority of those who have professional responsibility for supporting people with dementia work. It tries to clarify the artificial dichotomy between case-based practice and more macro level practices such as community and social development. It discusses and examines the general principles for a social citizenship approach to practice. It also emphasizes three strategic approaches for realising the principles that can help provide the bridge between concept and practice.

Keywords: social practices; health care practices; dementia; community development; social development; social citizenship

Chapter.  10870 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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