Changing Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Celia Davies,Linda Finlay,Anne Bullman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964971

Category: Medical

Page: 390

View: 3399

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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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: 2842

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
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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: 3198

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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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: 8257

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Learning Disability Nursing Practice

Author: Mark Jukes

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424766

Category: Medical

Page: 651

View: 1081

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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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: 3938

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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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: 3074

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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Interprofessional Education

Making it Happen

Author: Pat Bluteau,Ann Jackson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113719359X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9995

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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Equality, Participation and Inclusion 1

Diverse Perspectives

Author: Jon Rix,Melanie Nind,Kieron Sheehy,Katy Simmons,Christopher Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136887040

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 4055

What are the experiences of children and young people? How can we think about the challenges they face? What systems and practices can support them? How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings? This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion 1: Diverse Perspectives is the first of two Readers aimed at people with an interest in issues of equality, participation and inclusion for children and young people. This first Reader focuses in particular on the diverse perspectives held by different practitioners and stakeholders. Comprising readings taken from the latest research in journal articles, newly commissioned chapters, as well as several chapters from the first edition that retain particular relevance, this fully updated second edition has broadened its focus to consider a greater diversity of perspectives. Whilst exploring how we think about the experiences of children and young people across a range of contexts it maintains a subtle, underlying emphasis upon education and the experiences of disabled people. Drawing on the writing of academics, practitioners, children and young people, and people who have experienced exclusion, this book is a rich resource for students and practitioners who are interested in thinking about how inequality and exclusion are experienced, and how they can be challenged. Much of the material reflects on lived experiences and life stories, and will be of particular interest to those working in education, health, youth and community work, youth justice and social services, as well as to families and advocates.
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Working in Health and Social Care

An Introduction for Allied Health Professionals

Author: Teena J. Clouston,Lyn Westcott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074887

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 2140

"Working in Health and Social Care: An Introduction For Allied Health Professionals provides guidance to all allied health professionals including physiotherapists, radiographers, chiropodists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists in understanding health and social care agendas and their career development within these areas. It discusses a wide range of topics relevant to contemporary practice, and how these sit within health and social care systems, aiming to engage the reader in thoughtful application of this information to their own learning, practice and knowledge base."--BOOK JACKET.
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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: 9897

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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Leading Change in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305464

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 186

View: 2322

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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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: 8462

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and SocialCare is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualifiedpractitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and otherallied health professions. A multi-professional team of qualified and experiencedcontributors explain key concepts in professional practice withinthe contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topicsrange from law, ethics and client-centred practice tointerprofessional working, team-building, communication skills andreflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance onwriting a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well asoffering advice on career-planning and continuing professionaldevelopment. 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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Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Viola Nzira,Paul Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241378

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2141

Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care presents a distinctive holistic approach to developing anti-oppressive practice in a range of health and social care settings, and with a range of service users. Drawing on case studies and practice guidelines, the book proposes strategies which students and professionals can use to develop skills in cultural equality and anti-discrimination and apply them to their everyday practice. The book begins with an account of the nature of anti-oppressive practice and goes on to explore the core theories, concepts and strategies of anti-oppressive practice. Key features of the book include: " a positive preventative approach that sets it apart from existing texts in the field " invaluable practical guidance on how to develop and evaluate personal and organisational cultural practice " a number of helpful features, such as annotated case studies which illustrate best practice, cultural competence and common pitfalls. Anti-Oppressive Practice in Health and Social Care is an essential text for all health and social care undergraduates, on such courses as social work, health care, nursing and counselling. It will also be a useful reference tool for qualified practitioners who wish to reflect on their personal and organisational practice.
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Creative Therapies

A Psychodynamic Approach Within Occupational Therapy

Author: Kim Atkinson,Catherine Wells

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748733101

Category: Medical

Page: 302

View: 1314

The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the use of creative therapies with a focus on the role of the practice within occupational therapy but also with a wider awareness of its role within the more general context of the health care profession. The three-part structure allows the book to develop from the necessary theoretical discussions, moving on to the practical experience of using the media, and concluding with discussions of some of the professional issues surrounding the use of creative therapies. Throughout the book there is a strong link between the theory behind creative therapies and the practice within a range of different client groups, illustrated through the use of case studies.
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Leading Interprofessional Teams in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Anita M. Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307949

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 4336

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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Mastering Mentorship

A Practical Guide for Mentors of Nursing, Health and Social Care Students

Author: Julie Bailey-McHale,Donna Mary Hart

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1446281604

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8544

This book is an essential guide to mentorship in health and social care. The chapters focus specifically on the eight Nursing and Midwifery Council domains for the preparation and training of mentors. A rich range of real-life case studies are included in every chapter, to demonstrate the challenges and dilemmas of mentoring in practice. The chapters cover a range of settings, including community nursing, school nursing, acute care, social work and biomedical science. Learning objectives, chapter summaries and reflective questions are also included to help readers reappraise what they have learned. Mastering Mentorship will be essential reading for both those preparing to become nurse mentors at post-registration level and those already qualified to mentor.
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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: 7000

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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Using Evidence in Health and Social Care

Author: Roger Gomm,Celia Davies,Open University

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964957

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 9333

This wide-ranging text on research methods in health and social care introduces readers to different kinds of evidence and helps them to evaluate the unique contributions of each. It acknowledges the variety of contexts in which practitioners work and the challenges of putting research into practice. The book introduces readers to research of different kinds - the randomised controlled trial, the survey, qualitative research and action research - and highlights the underlying logic and value of each. It also addresses economic appraisal, and ethical issues in research. The text goes on to consider how there can be a much more active and dynamic interplay between practice and research, and using examples from health and social care shows tha
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Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Adam Barnard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138806726

Category: Allied health personnel

Page: 304

View: 8832

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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