Working with Communities in Health and Human Services

Taylor, Judy, Wilkinson, David, and Cheers, Brian (2008) Working with Communities in Health and Human Services. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

Working with Communities in Health and Human Services combines theory and concepts for understanding the nature and different types of communities with practical skills for working with communities. It embeds community participation within social science theory about community and participation, providing students with the concepts and the practical tools for increasing community participation in health and human services settings. Activities and case studies throughout the book are drawn from community health and social care practice and are used to illustrate the principles, approaches, and issues related to working with communities. The activities, when used in conjunction with the 'reflective practice' approach, demonstrate that there are different ways to practice. The importance of adapting concepts and practical skills to people's experiences is a core theme in the text and provides the basis for learning, and working effectively with communities.

Research Statement

Research Background Research on community health development, community impacts on health, and community sociology.
Research Contribution Contributes to knowledge about impacts of community on rural health and rural health development.
Research Significance Based on the first comprehensive study of health development in rural communities. Contributes to improving health and health services in rural communities.
Item ID: 29462
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-555835-7
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 04:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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