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Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781849055611

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Exploring the key issues around anti-discriminatory practice for professionals working in mental health services, this book looks at ways to improve the health and social care of older people from minority and excluded communities.

The chapters explore the issues involved in working with individuals from a range of minority groups, such as LGBT people, people with learning disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic communities, homeless people and people with dementia. The chapters cover important theory and research into discrimination, ageing and identity. Contributions from experts in the fields of mental health and working with minority groups provide practical insights into developing anti-discriminatory practice.There is also practical advice on culturally appropriate support for carers, cultural competency in end of life care, working with interpreters, and celebrating diversity, accompanied by supporting practical resources.

This comprehensive book will provide mental health practitioners and students with an essential understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.


This is writing par excellence; the contributors have integrated statistics, analysis, critiques and strategic oversight with explorations of values in a thoughtful and reflective way. Dense with valuable information yet superbly accessible. Any page at which you open this book, will draw you in.
Hári Sewell, Director, HS Consultancy