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Designed for overall healthiness execs, this instruction manual provides the mandatory extra wisdom and talents had to adapt from institutional to community-based care. It adopts an holistic strategy within which admire for provider clients is vital

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In this chapter, we will draw on the functionalist, social conflict, feminist, social action and interpretist approaches in order to illustrate the usefulness of sociology to the work of the community practitioner. The functionalist approach This approach examines society as a functioning social system in which all the parts of the system, people and different social institutions, are interrelated to form a stable and cohesive social entity. Based on the ideas of early sociologists, such as Emile Durkheim 2 , functionalists assume that social cohesion and stability are the normal state of affairs in society for two reasons: 1.

Phizacklea and Miles83 observed that, despite their proud record of supporting the British trade union movement, Afro-Caribbean and Asian workers had received little practical union support in the fight against racial discrimination. As Ahmed, Cheetham and Small84 have emphasised, it is important for all professionals working in the community to understand t h a t , \ . racism bears so hard on the lives of black people and . . is at the root of so many problems'. The authors noted that minorities even experience racism from professional people, which, in turn, affects their behaviour towards all community practitioners whom they meet.

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