Überblick:Pressestimmen ''This book is recommended for students on health and social work related courses but will also be of value to anyone working within these areas who is dedicated to promoting a holistic approach to the challenge of an ageing society.'' - Journal of Community Nursing Synopsis Addressing the needs of older people and their carers is an essential element of both policy and practice in the fields of health and social care. Recent developments promote a partnership and empowerment model in which the notion of 'person-centred' care figures prominently. However what 'person-centred' care means and how it can be achieved is far from clear. '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. '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. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Mike Nolan is Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Sheffield. He has long-standing interests in the needs of family carers and of vulnerable older people in a range of care environments and has published extensively in these areas. Sue Davies is a Lecturer in the Department of Gerontological and Continuing Care Nursing at the University of Sheffield. She has particular interests in the needs of older people and their carers in continuing care environments and is currently completing her PhD in this area. Gordon Grant holds a Research Chair in Cognitive Disability in the School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Sheffield and Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust. His main research and development interests concern family caregiving of vulnerable groups the support needs of people with severe and complex learning disabilities and the evaluation of health and social care interventions. He has published widely in these fields.