Partnership Working in Health and Social Care by Glasby, J.; Dickinson, H.Health and social care organizations in the United Kingdom are increasingly being asked to work together across long-standing agency boundaries, and many practitioners are finding these new collaborations very difficult to achieve. Fully evidence- and research-based, while still being applicable to everyday practice, this book provides an introduction to partnership and integration in health and social care, one critically attentive to the various challenges that arise. Fully updated since the Health and Social Care Act of 2012, it summarizes current policy and research in health and social care organizations and sets out useful frameworks and approaches using reflective exercises and boxed examples to help people working in these important fields collaborate more effectively.
Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care by Brendan McCormack (Editor); Tanya McCance (Editor)Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care is a comprehensive and practical resource for all nurses and healthcare practitioners who want to develop person-centred ways of working. This second edition which builds on the original text Person Centred Nursing, has been significantly revised and expanded to provide a timely and topical exploration of an important subject which underpins all nursing and healthcare, edited by internationally renowned experts in the field. Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care looks at the importance of person-centred practice (PCP) from a variety of practice, strategic, and policy angles, exploring how the principles of PCP underpin a variety of perspectives, including within leadership and in the curriculum. The book explores not only a range of methodologies, but also covers a variety of different healthcare settings and contexts, including working within mental health services, acute care, nursing homes, the community, and working with children and people with disabilities. Key features: Significantly updated and expanded since the previous edition, taking into account the considerable changes in recent health care advancements, including the 'Francis' report Builds on previous perspectives of person-centredness in nursing and applies them in a broader nursing and health care context Includes a stronger exploration on the role of the service-user Shows the use of life-story and narrative approaches as a way of putting the individual's identity at the heart of the care relationship Includes learning features such as links to current practice developments and reflective questions
Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care by Moule,P.What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health, and social care? Now in its Sixth Edition, this easy to read guide provides a concise overview of different research methods and terminology, and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new Sixth Edition includes: Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement Chapter learning outcomes and key points A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises, FREE access to SAGE journal articles for students, SAGE videos, seminar notes for lecturers, and more! This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.
Call Number: 610.72 MOU
Publication Date: 2018
The Sociology of Health and Illness by Nettleton, S.Sarah Nettleton's The Sociology of Health and Illness has become a cornerstone text, popular with students and academics alike for its rigorous and accessible overview of the field. Building on these strengths, the third edition integrates fresh insights from the current literature with the core tenets of traditional medical sociology, providing students with a thorough grounding in the sociology of health and illness. The text covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range of analytic approaches, spanning issues such as the social construction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay health beliefs, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the experience of illness and the sociology of the body. It also explores matters which are central to health policy, such as professional-patient relationships, health inequalities and the changing nature of health care work. Each chapter in the book has been revised and updated, with substantial new material in particular on the sociology of diagnosis, body work, and a whole new chapter on the sociology of health technology. Written for students of the social sciences who opt to study the field of health and illness in greater depth, this book will also continue to appeal to students taking vocational degrees, such as nursing, who require a sociological grounding in the area. Thoroughly revised and fully updated, the third edition of Sarah Nettleton's book will prove invaluable to anyone looking for a clear and engaging introduction to contemporary debates within the sociology of health and illness.
Social Policy by Pascal, G.To understand the Welfare State it is necessary to understand the way it deals with women. Gillian Pascal considers whether approaches to welfare in the 80s are any more receptive to a feminist perspective than those developed in the 40s.