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Broadening the dementia debateTowards social citizenship$
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Ruth Bartlett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421784

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.001.0001

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Implications for social and health care practices

Implications for social and health care practices

Chapter:
(p.69) Five Implications for social and health care practices
Source:
Broadening the dementia debate
Author(s):

Ruth Bartlett

Deborah O’Connor

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.003.0005

This chapter reviews the literature associated with critical social and health care practice to examine how professional practice in the field of dementia can be reshaped to reflect a social citizenship approach. It focuses on direct, case-based practice, recognising that this is where the majority of those who have professional responsibility for supporting people with dementia work. It tries to clarify the artificial dichotomy between case-based practice and more macro level practices such as community and social development. It discusses and examines the general principles for a social citizenship approach to practice. It also emphasizes three strategic approaches for realising the principles that can help provide the bridge between concept and practice.

Keywords:   social practices, health care practices, dementia, community development, social development, social citizenship

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