Social Work with Disabled People by Michael Oliver

By Michael Oliver

Having undergone 30 years of improvement, the hot version of this highly-regarded vintage is the main depended on better half for figuring out and selling the possibility of social paintings with disabled humans. It bargains readers a transparent advent to the center problems with incapacity along dialogue and evaluation of the social workers position.

Written via an skilled and hugely revered workforce of authors, the e-book reflects:
• the most recent updates, advancements and coverage changes
• the wide diversity of components wanting to be understood for proficient practice
• contemporary alterations to the point of interest of social paintings schooling and perform
• the Social version of incapacity, encouraging debate approximately its position in social work
• advancements for self sustaining living
• the heightened value of safeguarding matters, giving awareness to the topical factor of disabilist hate crime.

Accessible to a huge readership and revered through disabled humans themselves, this article is the root for potent practice.

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Secondly, I suggest changing the definitions of the words handicap and disability around. In this way a person is disabled when he or she is socially prevented from full participation by the way society is arranged. (in Finlay, 1978, app. 7) While there are very real and important criticisms of the Harris work, it did at least attempt to obtain the extent of the problems of disability looked at in a coherent and systematic way. Unfortunately, while the Harris survey recognised the social dimension of disability, it still attempted to utilise what remains an individual measure and to locate the problems of disability within the individual.

Shearer is asking society (that is, ablebodied society) to remove the disabilities imposed upon impaired individuals, whereas UPIAS argue that such disabilities will only be removed by disabled people themselves engaged in active 'struggles'. Thus the former sees the reduction or removal of disability as something which may be given, whereas the latter see them as having to be fought for. There are obviously different implications for professional practice stemming from these views, which can be encapsulated in asking professionals whether they wish to work for disabled people or with them.

28 Social Work with Disabled People The social model and its implications for social work The social work profession has failed to give sustained consideration to physical disability either in terms of theory or practice, and evidence for this view can be found by comparing the number of books that have been written about the subject with, say, the number written about children. Prior to 1983 there were none solely devoted to the topic of social work and physical disability and since then only a handful, and while this is only one example of social work's lack of sustained interest, it is nevertheless a powerful one.

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