'Biomedical nemesis? Critical deliberations with regard health and social care integration for social work with older people’
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis paper questions ongoing moves towards integration into health care for social work with older people in the UK. Whilst potentially constructing clearer pathways to support integration risks reducing welfare provisions for a traditional low priority user group, while further extending privatisation. Integration models also understate the ideological impact of biomedical perspectives within health and social care domains, conflate roles and undermine the potential positive role of ‘holistic’ multi-agency care. Constructive social work for older people is likely to further dilute within aggressive integrated models of welfare: which will be detrimental for meeting many of the complex needs of ageing populations.
CitationCarey, M. (2018). Biomedical nemesis? Critical deliberations with regard to health and social care integration for social work with older people. International Social Work, 61(5), 651–664. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872816651698
JournalInternational Social Work
DescriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in International Social Work. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872816651698.
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