ABOUT THIS BOOK
Understanding Health and Social Care

£22.99

UNDERSTANDING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

PAPERBACK by Glasby, Jon (University of Birmingham)

£22.99

ISBN
9781447331216
IMPRINT
POLICY PRESS
EDITION
3RD REVISION OF 3RD NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
THE POLICY PRESS
FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK AT THE PUBLISHER - EXPECTED 5-7 DAYS
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
232 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
18 JAN 2017

DESCRIPTION

This is the concise, accessible guide for students and practitioners who want a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. Engaging practical features, such as user-focused case studies and reflective exercises, promote understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge. In turn, clear explanations of social policy theory help frame the policy and practice dilemmas faced by students, front-line workers and policy makers. Chapters cover partnership working and integrated care, independent living, disability and long-term conditions, discrimination, user involvement and support for carers. This new edition has been updated to cover key developments under the Coalition and beyond, including the 2012 Health Act, the 2014 Care Act, the Francis inquiry, the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, the integrated care agenda and the impact of austerity.

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.