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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Promoting Equality

Working with Diversity and Difference

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230223431
Publication Date June 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Highly anticipated, this 3rd edition of a trusted book provides health and social care readers with a lucid guide to the theory and practice of challenging discrimination. With all-new features to further embed links to practice, it emphasises the ever-increasing importance of promoting equality within the people professions.

NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two online communities: Well-being Zone (www.wellbeingzone.com) and Social Work Focus (www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info.

Equality and Diversity in Context
Theoretical Foundations
Discrimination and Oppression
Health and the Medicalization of Inequality 
Learning from the Past
The Organizational Context
Conclusion: Strategies for Promoting Equality


Review of the 1st edition:
'The works of Neil Thompson on anti-discriminatory practice, anti-oppression and equality have become well-known and highly respected standard reading.' - Paul Williams, British Journal of Social Work
Review of the 2nd edition:
'It is aimed at a variety of health and social care professionals and provides a thorough grounding in the theories and practices around discrimination and oppression.' - Care and Health
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