Effective practice in health and social care

a partnership approach

Author: Ros Carnwell,Julian Buchanan

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"This is the book some of us have been waiting for!"Sue Spencer, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University How do health and social care agencies work together effectively to deliver services collaboratively? What challenges do service providers face when working in partnership with service users? What political, ethical and philosophical issues impact on partnership working?This practical and accessible key text examines the nature and impact of collaboration between different professional and voluntary groups working together to deliver services.The first section explores partnership in terms of what partnerships are, politics, diversity, user perspectives, rurality and ethics. In section two, authors draw upon their expertise to raise key questions, and use case studies to demonstrate the challenges of working in partnership in areas where collaboration is a crucial to effective practice. This includes: Child protection Drug using parents Dementia Gypsy travellers Domestic violence Homelessness Mentally disordered offenders HIV Youth education Older peopleBased around case studies that demonstrate partnership working, the book contains contributions from a service user as well as academics and practitioners from health, social care, criminal justice and the voluntary sector.Effective Practice in Health and Social Careis recommended reading for managers, practitioners and students from a variety of human service agencies. It provides a good understanding of the issues, pitfalls and best practice that need to be addressed in order to work effectively in partnership with other agencies. A must read for anyone about to develop or join a multi-agency partnership.
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Effective Practice In Health, Social Care And Criminal Justice

A Partnership Approach

Author: Carnwell, Ros,Buchanan, Julian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229115

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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This accessible text brings together experts from the field to provide knowledge and insight into how multi-agency work can underpin effective practice with service users. The reader is helped to apply knowledge and theory by examining use of case studies, considering service user perspectives and answering critical questions.
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Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice

Author: Lester Parrott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457206

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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It is vital that social workers have a deep and critical understanding of the social work value-base, and are able to analyse and apply values and ethics to their everyday practice. This fully-revised edition of one of our best-selling titles identifies current issues in social work and then applies an ethical dimension. These issues are then investigated further within an anti-discriminatory framework and against the background of the code of practice for social care workers and employers. Traditional value perspectives are clearly explained and current developments in virtue theory and the ethics of care for social work are also introduced.
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Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing
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Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion E-Book

Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044350

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This title is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044540. This package provides you with the book plus the eBook – giving you the printed book and also giving access to the complete book content electronically. Evolve eBooks allows you to quickly search the entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Buying other Evolve eBooks titles makes your learning experience even better: all of the eBooks will work together on your electronic 'bookshelf', so that you can search across your entire library of Nursing eBooks. Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion is the second title in the ‘Public Health and Health Promotion Practice’ series, expanding on the best-selling introductory textbook, Foundations for Health Promotion. Developing Practice is an essential text for the many different practitioners, professionals and specialists who contribute to public health and health promotion, enabling them to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy Case studies, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection, and stimulate learning Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Examines the forces that drive practice Focuses on the core strategies of: Tackling health inequalities User and public participation and involvement Working in partnerships Empowerment. Identifies current public health priorities and how to address these in practice. Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy
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Partnerships in Social Care

A Handbook for Developing Effective Services

Author: Keith Fletcher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310380X

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

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Partnerships in Social Care is a practical handbook for professionals engaged in planning strategic partnerships in health, social care and education services. Designed as a quick reference, the book allows readers to find advice relevant to their particular situation or gain an overview of the themes explored.
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Effective Advocacy in Social Work

Author: Jane Dalrymple,Jane Boylan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446294897

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Advocacy is an essential skill for social workers who need to be able to speak confidently on behalf of service-users in a range of situations. In this new book, Jane Dalrymple and Jane Boylan explore the theory and research behind advocacy to demonstrate how to achieve best practice. Key topics covered include: - Independent advocacy - Supporting self-advocacy and decision-making - Challenging oppression - Negotiating with organisations Each chapter includes rich case examples, which help readers bring the discussion into the real life practice context. Effective Advocacy in Social Work will be valuable reading for those studying social work at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as those working in practice and in interprofessional contexts. Jane Darlymple is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England. Jane Boylan is Senior Lecturer at Keele University.
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Sexual Identities and Sexuality in Social Work

Research and Reflections from Women in the Field

Author: Dr Priscilla Dunk-West,Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949294X

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Sexuality and sexual identity have been relatively marginalized areas in both social work education and practice. However, changes in policy and legislation in the UK and other countries over the past decade have brought discussions of sexuality into the mainstream public service agenda. In social work and social care, gay and lesbian citizenship rights have been explicitly recognised. In the fields of adoption and fostering new regulations and guidance have helped improve and develop practice around assessment and intervention. It remains the case, however, that sex is often perceived as a problem area within social work and social care, discussed only in relation to sexually diverse communities or in the realm of dysfunction or pathology. This collection aims to generate a more proactive and challenging discussion of sexuality and sexual identity in social work. Its starting point is that sexuality is an essential aspect of individual identity, that users must be able to express their sexuality, and that it is essential for social workers to be able to respond and discuss sexual issues appropriately. The contributions are informed by feminist research, considering, in particular, the experiences of women working in and using social care services since the 1990s. In addition to a consideration of the wider policy, legislative and service providers' perspectives, the book includes reflective accounts as well as research-led contributions, offering a comprehensive and balanced account of this important field, which aims to inform both theory and practice.
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Anti-Oppressive Practice

Author: Dalrymple Jane Burke Beverley,Jane Dalrymple

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335229646

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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Praise for the new edition: "This revised text should be read by all practitioners in health and social care settings who supports people with complex needs and who aim to promote anti-oppressive and person-centred practice. A variety of activities is presented in each chapter to stimulate readers to reflect on the cases and concepts under discussion. This text represents a valuable companion for professionals involved in learning disability practice." Learning Disability Practice "This new edition proves to be a substantial updating of the 1995 edition. The coverage is analytical and clearly related to anti-oppressive practice. It is important to persuade students of the necessity of action to put their values into practice - this book is a real boon and should be required reading up and down the country." Mark Baldwin, University of Bath. In the new edition of this bestselling text, the authors challenge the notion that anti-oppressive practice has lost its potency or become commodified into a professional response to inequalities. Retaining a commitment to the principles and values of anti-oppressive practice, discussion about contemporary practice is guided by a critical understanding of personal values and the context of practice. Some key questions are explored: How is anti-oppressive practice relevant in contemporary practice? How can the law be used as an empowering tool? How can the law be used to develop and inform anti-oppressive practice? The second edition is substantially revised and updated to take account of policy and legislative changes, with a new chapter addressing critical practice in social work as well as additional activities, chapter summaries and further reading at the end of each chapter. The authors draw on their own experiences and those of practitioners, service users and carers to understand issues of power and oppression, demonstrating how the law can be used to inform the development of critical anti-oppressive practice. The book therefore points the way to practice that is both empowering to service users and ultimately liberating for practitioners. Anti-Oppressive Practice is an essential text for students, practitioners, lecturers, service users and carers.
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