Something old, something new: Defensive practice in social work

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Jill Manthorpe examines a study on social work student perspectives on defensive practice and finds that fear and organisational culture play a role and that this can effect service user and family engagement.

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How do older community rehabilitation service users view disability?

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Hannah Morgan discusses research looking at how the various people using community rehabilitation services view disability and service use and reflects on how disability studies needs to contribute to health and social care education.

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Supporting choice? Older people and personal budgets

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Martin Stevens examines research into how councils are implementing personal budgets for older people and has important questions about supporting choice.

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The meanings of dementia care settings through dress

'It is important to see that ‘dressing’ is not the only time care home staff and residents manage clothing and accoutrements.

In this blog, Jill Manthorpe finds out how a ‘cultural gerontology’ study into dementia and dress can help with good practice in residential and nursing homes.

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Multiple perspectives on community treatment orders

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In his second blog on community treatment orders, Ian Cummins looks at a UK study on user, carer and practitioner perspectives and critiques the policy.

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