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Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People

Pauline Lane | Rachel Tribe | Peter Cockersell | Matt Broadway-Horner | Afreen Huq | Rena Kydd-Williams | Maureen McIntosh | Musthafar Oladosu | Maria Castro Romero | Ajit Shah | Siobhan Spencer


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Exploring the key issues around anti-discriminatory practice for professionals working in mental health services, this book looks at ways to improve the health and social care of older people from minority and excluded communities.

The chapters explore the issues involved in working with individuals from a range of minority groups, such as LGBT people, people with learning disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic communities, homeless people and people with dementia. The chapters cover important theory and research into discrimination, ageing and identity. Contributions from experts in the fields of mental health and working with minority groups provide practical insights into developing anti-discriminatory practice.There is also practical advice on culturally appropriate support for carers, cultural competency in end of life care, working with interpreters, and celebrating diversity, accompanied by supporting practical resources.

This comprehensive book will provide mental health practitioners and students with an essential understanding of anti-discriminatory practice.

This is writing par excellence; the contributors have integrated statistics, analysis, critiques and strategic oversight with explorations of values in a thoughtful and reflective way. Dense with valuable information yet superbly accessible. Any page at which you open this book, will draw you in.
Hári Sewell, Director, HS Consultancy

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People, edited by Pauline Lane and Rachel Tribe 3
Introduction - Pauline Lane and Rachel Tribe 7
Part I - Establishing the Key Principles of Anti-discriminatory Practice in Older People’s Mental Health 17
Chapter 1. Conceptualising Ageing and Anti-discriminatory Practice - Pauline Lane 19
Chapter 2. Humanising the Mental Health Context - Maria Castro Romero 48
Chapter 3. Ageing, Ethnicity and Mental Health - Rachel Tribe 69
Chapter 4. Common Mental Health Problems - Dr Maureen McIntosh and Dr Afreen Huq 102
Chapter 5. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Ageing - Ajit Shah 122
Chapter 6. Anti-discriminatory Practice: Caring for Carers of Older Adults with Mental Health Dilemmas - Rachel Tribe and Pauline Lane 147
Chapter 7. End of Life Issues and Older People’s Mental Health - Pauline Lane and Rachel Tribe 175
Part II - Insights 203
Chapter 8. Ageing and Mental Health Issues for People with Learning Disabilities - Musthafar Oladosu and Rena Kydd-Williams 205
Chapter 9. Ageing, Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Older People - Matt Broadway-Horner 232
Chapter 10. Understanding the Lives of Older Gypsies and Travellers and the Impact of Inequality on their Mental Health - Siobhan Spencer and Pauline Lane 258
Chapter 11. Social Exclusion and Anti-discriminatory Practice: The Case of Older Homeless People - Peter Cockersell 282
Part III - Additional Information and Practical Guidance to Support Positive Practice 313
Chapter 12. The Rough Guide to Working with Interpreters in Mental Health - Rachel Tribe and Pauline Lane 315
Chapter 13. Ageing, Food and Malnutrition - Pauline Lane and Rachel Tribe 329
Contributors 344
Endnotes 347
Index 348
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