I warmly welcome this book and am looking forward to recommending it to students. Harris and Roulstone provide a detailed grounding of the policy and practice terrain alongside a focused consideration of key issues relating to disability.Hannah MorganLecturer in Disability Studies, Lancaster University
Disability, Policy and Professional Practice is a valuable addition to the field. It is accessible, readable and practically useful for students.Toby Brandon, Senior LecturerNorthumbria University
The information provided by this book is not necessary for the course. However, is great for learning wishing to enter the health profession wanting to futher their knowledge
It's very interesting especially beacuse of its linking the three in the title mentioned subjects but for my purpose in Germany it's too stringly connected to the English situation.
Clear and informative - this enabses students to grasp the concepts and relate policy to practice.
A very interesting book which I will be adding to the course bibliography of recommended reading. Provides a useful overview of a range of issues.
A good addition to the literature focusing on disability policy and practice
Very useful text for pre-registration nursing students.
The authors have provided essential background to some of the issues surrounding ‘disability’. With a particular focus on policy, this book makes good reading for students not only in disability studies, sociology and social policy but also enables practitioners to think more critically about the services they deliver.
A very comprehensive book providing good historical, legislative and value based knowledge for SW students. Very useful book for recommended reading giving great base for further study.
An excellent and concise format which not only provides the historical background for current legislation, but also provides an insight into the political drivers. Tackling the areas of minorities, diversity, and the less talked about groups of individuals affected by a disabiliy is refreshing and insightful. Of particular strength is the approach to considering disabilities throughout the life course, and examining the issues around older age.
Harris & Roulstone provide an exellent overview of current and recent policy relating to disability and critically evaluate the consequences of practical implementation of policy guidelines.
The text is set out in a way that highlights the key assumptions and benefits of policy changes over the past decades and encourages reflective and practical thinking for practitioners in health and social services.
This was a very good thought provoking text. For students it provides an accessible link between theory policy and practice. It is a challenging read and encourages students to meaningfully engage with the subject matter in the real world
This book reveals insights into the social model of disability in an accessible, meaningful way. The story of social care and disability is told in a way which makes sense and with an easy style. An excellent book.
Comprehensive text. I have asked our librarian to order copies but I will be interested to see students feedback on it - in places it is a little dry and possibly more suitable for postgraduate students given the assumed knowledge of the reader
its clearly laid out and well argued
An interesting book that will fit with The Historical and policy Module.
I will reccommend that we get a few copies for our library
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