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Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

Abstract

Tackling inequalities in health is an essential social-work task. Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and experience. This book examines the relationship between social work and health inequalities in the context of globalisation. Based on the practice expertise and research of social workers from developing and developed countries worldwide and using specific examples, it demonstrates the relevance of health inequalities to social-work practice and policy across the lifecourse; analyses barriers to good ... More

Keywords: health inequalities, social work, social workers, social inequalities, health chances, globalisation, good health, equity, rights, social justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847421951
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Bywaters, editor

Eileen McLeod, editor

Lindsey Napier, editor

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Part One: Introduction

1 Social work and global health inequalities

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

Part Two: Global health inequalities: issues for social work

2 The right to health: illusion or possibility?

Vimla Nadkarni, and Kriti Vikram

Part Three: Social work intervention: addressing global health inequalities

10 Framing health inequalities as targets for social work

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

11 Preventive social work intervention and health promotion

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

12 Developing new forms of service design and delivery

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

13 Developing the evidence base for practice and policy

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

14 Social work education for awareness and practice

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

Part Four: Global health inequalities: social work policy and practice development

17 Conclusion: emerging themes for practice and policy development

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier

End Matter