The Journal of Adult protection
A useful resource for training staff.
Pritchard, a registered social worker and a social work trainer and consultant in the UK, offers a comprehensive training manual for social workers, health care staff, probation and prison staff, hospice workers, and others who work with adults who are vulnerable to abuse. The manual covers understanding, recognizing, and investigating adult abuse, developing protections plans, and the importance of documentation. Three final chapters present cases on issues related to the abuse of older people, the abuse of younger adults, and the abuse of black and minority ethnic people.
The materials provided in this easy-to-photocopy book allows trainers, whether in a health care context or education to deliver comprehensive, effective and sensitive training in this difficult area.
Age and Ageing
This book will be useful for a range of professionals (especially trainee doctors, nurses and social workers in the wards of Departments of Geriatric Medicine), care-managers and police officers. Clearly, the eventual beneficiary will be the vulnerable adults... It is crucial then that all Accident and Emergency Departments, Departments of Medicine for the Elderly, libraries, nursing and care homes, as well as other relevant organisations, have a copy. This will enable the involved professionals to equip themselves well in advance in dealing with suspected sufferers of abuse.