Working with older people and their families is recommended reading for students on health related courses such as nursing medicine and the therapies it is also of relevance to students of social work and social gerontology researchers managers and policy makers. Involved in the care of older people and their families including carers policy makers managers educationalists and practitioners in the health professions understanding the issues addressed in this book should do much to enhance the quality of practice in the care of older people professor ron de witt professor jeff thompson. Older people as integral to families and family work and not merely ill defined figures populating the upper fringes of genograms constructed to illuminate the problems of younger generations anderson 1988. Working with older people and their families combines extensive reviews of specialist literatures with new empirical data in an attempt at a synthesis of themes about making a reality of person centred care uniquely it seeks to unite the perspectives of older people family and professional carers in promoting a genuinely holistic approach to the challenges of an ageing society. The care needs of older people and family caregivers in continuing care settings ch 6 palliative care and older people ch 7 the mental health needs of older people and their carers exploring tensions and new directions ch 8 older people with learning disabilities health community inclusion and family caregiving ch 9
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