This is a book which places the actual practice of social work with older people firmly centre stage. At its heart are 12 accounts of social work as told by social workers themselves, in which they describe what happened, the relationships they built, the knowledge they used, how they felt and the decisions they made. The stories are rich in detail and each is used to illustrate, examine and discuss what social work looks like when it is done well. If you are new to social work with older people, you will be given a good idea of what the work really entails and the ways in which social workers approach the situations in which they and their clients find themselves. You can start to think for yourself about what you would have done and why. If you are an experienced social worker, we hope you will recognise your own work in what you read and that this will help you to analyse, critique and celebrate what you do.
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