Changing Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Celia Davies,Linda Finlay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964971

Category: Medical

Page: 390

View: 1063

Designed to lay sound foundations for continuing professional development in a world of rapid change, this Reader draws together key articles exploring the recent challenges facing professionals across the spectrum of health and social care. Topics examined include: accountability to service users, funders and communities; the skills needed for teamwork and collaboration; and ethical dilemmas of working in conditions of resource constraint, and engaging in questions of quality and performance review. The chapters reflect the similarities and differences between the NHS and social services. This a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and Social Care.
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Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Adam Barnard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317615441

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 5352

Addressing the changing world of professionalism, this text combines theory, research and practice, using real case studies, to investigate the process of becoming professional. Mapping the journey from allied or associate practitioner positions through qualifying and into advanced practitioner status, it is a valuable companion for health and social care, social work and allied health students from the beginning of their studies. Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is an accessible text, including case studies, reflective exercises and activities, chapter aims and summaries and further reading boxes throughout. It covers: the context for professional practice, including historical perspectives, policy and discussion of relevant competencies and frameworks the concept of professionalism, exploring what it means to be a professional values and ethics underpinning professional practice professional identity development, including formation and changes in identity professional practice in complex environments, paying particular attention to working in organisations becoming a critical and globally aware practitioner the role of evidence and knowledge in professional practice working with supervision. Maintaining a strong focus on the ethical dimensions of professional practice, this text emphasises how health and social care practitioners can contribute to social justice and challenge social exclusion.
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Care Trusts

Partnership Working in Action

Author: Jon Glasby,Edward Peck

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857758214

Category: Health care reform

Page: 147

View: 2649

An explanation of the concept of partnership working between health and social care and the emergence of Care Trusts. This text uses case studies and examples to raise current issues related to partnership working in healthcare.
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Educating Professionals

Practice Learning in Health and Social Care

Author: Mark Doel,Steven Shardlow

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754648109

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 1371

Educating Professionals offers a comprehensively written account of the recent organizational and conceptual changes in UK practice education. Using case examples, the authors focus on student learning in practice settings: how this is organized, what methods are used and how their abilities are assessed. Covering nine professions in the field, the authors explore the overlap in these roles, their discrete areas of expertise and introduce the general concepts that translate between professions.
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The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work

Professional Practice in Managed Behavioral Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski,Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826181459

Category: Medical

Page: 483

View: 1985

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Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe

Author: Anna Metteri,Teppo Kroger,Anneli Pohjola,Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136425276

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 786

Overcome the challenges facing social workers today with international guidance Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe is a valuable stepping stone toward an understanding of the diversity of methods utilized in social work for community health services. This work stems from material gathered at the Third International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Tampere, Finland. In this book, you will find new creative theoretical and practical orientations for designing, developing, and analyzing social work to help you produce policies and services in which clients can positively and productively invest. Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe covers a long period in the history of social work in health issues, from theoretical treatises to empirical research and analyses of practices. The book provides you with research, case studies, and existing international and national literature from India, Botswana, Taiwan, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. This resource explores the shared qualities of social work in health services throughout the world despite differences between countries in terms of culture, social system, and history. Although these experts come from different parts of the world, the book displays an emergence of similar issues and themes, including: the development of expertise for social workers in the health and mental health fields social work as an agent of change that crosses borders, operates on many levels, and across many dimensions of society community-based care—principles, perspectives, marginalized groups, and the role of the social worker dual divisions—becoming aware of and choosing a position in work practice
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Learning Disability Nursing Practice

Author: Mark Jukes

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424766

Category: Medical

Page: 651

View: 4404

This text encapsulates not only the origins of nursing in the learning disability field but also contemporary perspectives and areas for specialist nursing practice. The book is divided into four sections: origins, perspectives, practice, and further perspectives. Section one (origins) describes Great Barr Colony and explores the conceptions of practice of actual attendants and nurses who worked there. It gives readers an in-depth focus on aspects of work and practice not accounted for in the literature to date. Section two (perspectives) explores social policy perspectives from the past eras of the workhouse, the colony and the hospital, through to the present age of citizenship. Research in learning disability nursing practice is identifi ed through scoping exercises to identify its current status. The section questions the research and practice developments that have come of age and that constitute a challenge within an evidence-based health and social care world. Section three (practice) identifi es a wide range of specialist areas of nursing practice, including community learning disability nursing, epilepsy, forensics, health facilitation, autism, mental health, challenging behaviour, children s services and working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Section four (further perspectives) addresses areas of contemporary and future concern, namely, educational curricula for nurses and the importance of inter-professional education and practice development.
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The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work, Third Edition

Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826119433

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

View: 1427

This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning
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An Introduction To Excellence In Practice Development In Health And Social Care

Author: McSherry, Rob,Warr, Jerry

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335223214

Category: Medical

Page: 134

View: 2590

This introductory text outlines what is meant by excellence in practice and explores the core contemporary issues used to illustrate excellence, including evidence-based practice, clinical governance, and health and social care standards.
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 9492

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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Interprofessional Education

Making it Happen

Author: Pat Bluteau,Ann Jackson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113719359X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 367

Unsure about the best way to implement Interprofessional Education (IPE)? Delve into this book to read real life case studies and proven strategies for success. It will demystify, guide and inspire. Designed to provide a working understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with IPE, the text features: ■ Clear and practical advice from lecturers' own experience ■ Tried, tested and individually evaluated learning tools ■ Worked examples and case studies to highlight good practice ■ A variety of templates, ranging from student guides to validated evaluation tools ■ Information on innovative new methods for course delivery, including e-learning mechanisms. This accessible handbook is useful for all lecturers and practitioners involved in developing, implementing and evaluating IPE both in higher education and in practice.
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Critical Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Ann Brechin,Hilary Brown,Maureen A Eby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964933

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5664

This major new textbook will take a fresh look at professions and professionalism - what these terms mean and what they need to mean in the future in the health and social care field. Written by experienced teachers, the textbook: reviews the evidence on team and inter-professional working, teasing out the new perspectives and the skills required; examines what professional development entails and what it means in different fields of practice; tackles ethical dilemmas of practice alongside changing concepts in society of accountability; explores current debates about how professionals can be supported in their practice and how their performance is best regulated; and highlights the contribution that practitioners can make
Posted in Social Science

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Anita Atwal,Mandy Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316346

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1946

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualified practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other allied health professions. A multi-professional team of qualified and experienced contributors explain key concepts in professional practice within the contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topics range from law, ethics and client-centred practice to interprofessional working, team-building, communication skills and reflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance on writing a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well as offering advice on career-planning and continuing professional development. KEY FEATURES clear definitions of key concepts case studies and examples from clinical practice summaries of key points self-assessment exercises references and further reading
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Leading Change in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305464

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 186

View: 4929

Learning is at the heart of change. This book breaks new ground in exploring the need for individuals to engage in personal change, through learning, as an essential part of achieving significant change in organisations. It explains how to engage with people's energy, enthusiasm and abilities to enable them to think and do things differently. Providing an overview of leadership theories and a practical guide to management tools and techniques, Leading Change in Health and Social Care is illustrated throughout with examples drawn from health and social care settings. Key topics covered include: * contemporary models of transformational leadership * learning as the foundation of personal and organisational change * systems thinking as a way of understanding change in complex services * visions of a better future and how to develop them * values and how they influence our choice of direction * inspiring ourselves and others to take action. This is a book for everyone who wants to improve health and social care services and enhance the experience of patients and service users. It assumes no previous knowledge of change management and is appropriate for students, teachers, trainers and professionals.
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Learning Disability Policy and Practice

Changing Lives?

Author: Valerie Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295961

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3270

Highlighting examples of positive, evidence based practice throughout, this book explores working with people with learning disabilities at all life stages. With contributions from people with learning disabilities and their families, its person-centred approach illustrates how policy can be translated into practice with life-changing consequences.
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Leading Change

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422186431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 2308

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.
Posted in Business & Economics

Leading Interprofessional Teams in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Anita M. Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307949

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 1738

Nurses, social workers and other health and social care professionals, specialists and managers are included in case studies to demonstrate how leadership and teamworking roles can be taken in different ways and in different circumstances. The book also presents an analysis to discuss how readers might develop themselves.
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Working with Disabled People in Policy and Practice

A Social Model

Author: Sally French,John Swain

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230588840

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 948

How has interagency working impacted on the support that disabled people and their families receive? Can partnership working pave the way for more personalized, mainstream services? Renowned authors Sally French and John Swain provide a critical review of the contemporary health and social care landscape from the perspective of disabled service users. Using the highly influential social model of disability as their framework, they explore the barriers that deny disabled people full participation in society, and identify the issues for practitioners and policymakers. Incorporating the views and experiences of disabled people throughout, the book addresses: ■ How effective practice can be shaped by service users' own accounts of their experiences, both positive and negative ■ The structural and environmental inequalities that block opportunities to influence future policy ■ The roles of key professionals in shaping the support that disabled people receive Timely and agenda-setting, this book constructs a new vision for partnership-led practice in the field, with the implications for policy and practice clearly laid out. As such, it is essential reading for students and practitioners working with disabled people and their families, across all fields of health and social care, including social work, nursing, education and community work.
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Understanding and Managing Change in Healthcare

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137022779

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6837

Healthcare practice is always changing. Whether it is because of new evidence, new structures, or new policy, it is essential that professionals understand, evaluate and adapt to change effectively. This book offers a unique exploration of change specifically in healthcare, under the microscope of day-to-day practice. Illustrated with scenarios, case studies, and work examples, you'll find it to be an exemplary guide to • understanding reasons for change • adapting to change • planning, managing, and implementing change • exploring readiness, resistance, and barriers to change • dealing with setbacks or alterations • maintaining new ways of working • the multidisciplinary aspects of change • evaluating change • learning from change • disseminating new evidence derived from changed practice. Whether you are a newly qualified practitioner, experienced professional, long-term manager, or policy-maker, this book has something for you.
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Co-production and Personalisation in Social Care

Changing Relationships in the Provision of Social Care

Author: Susan Hunter,Pete Ritchie

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105586

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

View: 4108

This is a model of practice in which service providers work with service users in the provision of social care services, in effect, a working partnership. This book explores the theory and practice of this developing innovative practice in social work and related fields.
Posted in Social Science