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"An exciting new text that is essential reading for all nurses and social workers who take their own and their clients' sexuality seriously." - Lesley Doyal, Professor in Health & Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol "Sexualities in Health and Social Care addresses the issues so long neglected in textbooks for health care professionals. With no holds barred Tamsin Wilton thoroughly challenges unquestioned norms about sexuality in an accessible style and with useful exercises allowing the reader to begin on their own path of deconstruction. This text will open the minds of professionals working in health and social care - it is a text which is long overdue." - Hazel Platzer, member of the Royal College of Nursing's reference group for sexual health "Firmly based on research drawn from a wide and fascinating range of sources, this innovative text challenges readers to confront their own beliefs, assumptions and prejudices about sexuality, while clearly demonstrating the destructive effect these can have on client care. Written with passion and integrity, Tamsin Wilton's important new book should be essential reading for all health and social care professionals." - Mary Stewart, Editor, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest This lively and informative book offers a unique introduction to human sexuality in the context of health and social care practice. Drawing on research in the social sciences, cultural studies and social policy it presents a concise summary of current theories of sexual orientation, discusses the growth of contemporary lesbian and gay communities, and reveals the prejudice and discrimination which still exist. Using a reader-friendly approach developed during ten years teaching health and social care professionals, the author reveals how and why the needs of this group remain largely unmet, and suggests simple strategies for change that can be implemented by concerned practitioners. The book is written at an introductory level, but in enough depth to be a useful reference for practising health professionals as well as trainees. Further reading lists are provided at the end of each chapter, as well as exercises designed to help readers become aware of their own attitudes and possible prejudices. This ground-breaking book is likely to become required reading for all trainee health and social care professionals.
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||240||Dimensjoner||17cm x 23,8cm x 1,5cm|
|Vekt||450 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Health systems & services, Social welfare & social services, Midwifery, Gay & Lesbian studies|