Understanding Health and Social Care (Understanding Welfare
Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series)
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 22 February 2012|
With health and social care increasingly asked to work in partnership, many existing textbooks and educational opportunities are too 'uni-professional' to be able to respond fully to the joined-up services agenda. Against this background, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both health and social care. The book, packed with student-friendly features, includes: * a focus on both health and social care in a time of increasing interagency working; * a combined summary of current policy and practice dilemmas with useful theoretical frameworks; * service user-focused case studies and reflective exercises to aid further study and analysis; * comparative material throughout exploring relevant issues, their impact and lessons learned. With partnership working now part of core business rather than an optional extra, this book is essential reading for anyone studying or working in health and social care. It provides practical material to populate the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of social policy students, and conceptual material to help make sense of the practical experience of professional students on training courses. Health and social care practitioners will find the book of value, informing their continuing professional development. Jon Glasby is a qualified social worker and head of health and social care at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Origins of community health and social care; Current services; Partnership working in health and social care; Independent living and the social model of disability; Anti-discriminatory practice and social inclusion; User involvement and citizenship; Support for carers; Postscript: what happens next?
About the Author
Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham. A qualified social worker by background, he is engaged in regular research and policy advice around the future of health and social care.
"Articulate, informed and critical, this book will be a good read for student and practicing social workers. Malcolm Payne has empathy with his subject but not sentimentality. His case studies are reflective and readable." ---- Jill Manthorpe, King's College London. "This comprehensive, optimistic and engaging book is an invaluable resource. Using thought-provoking case studies and reflective pauses, Malcolm Payne challenges ageist practice, giving helpful pointers for creative, critical practice at individual and community levels." ----Karen Postle, Independent Practice Educator. "This book strikes a new chord in social work. The approach will engage many different people. Pause and reflect breaks make the text both accessible and meaningful." -----Jan Fook, Dalhousie University, Canada.
|Publisher: ||Policy Press|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|