Changing Practice in Health and Social Care
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Changing Practice in Health and Social Care


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Nursing | Public Health | Social Policy

© 2000 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is an ambitious book attemping to be relevant to a wide range of professionals in the health and welfare fields and to move from the macro policy context for change to the micro concerns of individual professional client relationships... There is much that will be of use and/or interest to both practitioners and researchers alike' - Social Policy

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.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CONTEXTUALISING: WORKING WITH CHANGING STRUCTURES
 
Introduction
L J C Jones
Reshaping Welfare
Voices from the Debate  
T Butcher
The Public Administration Model of Welfare Delivery
J Lewis and H Glennerster
Why Change Policy? Community Care in 1990
F Brooks
Changes in Maternity Policy - Who, What and Why?
J Le Grand
Knights, Knaves or Pawns? Human Behaviour and Social Policy
 
PART TWO: CONNECTING: THEORY, VALUES AND PRACTICE
N Thompson
Theory and Practice in Health and Social Care
C Nash
Applying Reflective Practice
F H Quinn
Reflection and Reflective Practice
T Kitwood
Requirements of a Caregiver
R Barnitt
The Virtuous Therapist
S Banks
Social Work Values
S Pinkney
Anti-Oppressive Theory and Practice in Social Work
L Culley
Working with Diversity
Beyond the Factfile  
 
PART THREE: COLLABORATING: SHIFTING BOUNDARIES, CHANGING PRACTICE
S Braye and M Preston-Shoot
Keys to Collaboration
L Finlay
Safe Haven and Battleground
Collaboration and Conflict within the Treatment Team  
C Cott
Structure and Meaning in Multidisciplinary Teamwork
K Dent-Brown
A Split in the Mirror
Using Psychotherapeutic Concepts to Understand Team Conflict  
M Priestley
Dropping `E's
The Missing Link in Quality Assurance for Disabled People  
B Beresford, S Croft, C Evans and T Harding
Quality in Personal Social Services
The Developing Role of User Involvement in the UK  
 
PART FOUR: COPING: WITH CHALLENGES AND CONSTRAINTS
D Thompson, I Clare and H Brown
Not Such an Ordinary Relationship
The Role of Women Support Staff in Relation to Men with Learning Disabilities Who Have Difficult Sexual Behaviour  
P Smith and E Agard
Care Costs
Towards a Critical Understanding of Care  
S Shardlow
Confidentiality, Accountability and the Boundaries of Client-Worker Relationships
N Black and E Thompson
Obstacles to Medical Audit
British Doctors Speak  
E Scrivens
The Accreditation Experience
C Corkish and B Heyman
Resettlement of People with Severe Learning Difficulties
D Leat and E Perkins
Juggling and Dealing
The Creative Work of Care Package Purchasing  
M Harris
Instruments of Government? Voluntary Sector Boards in a Changing Public Policy Environment
 
PART FIVE: CONSTRUCTING: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES
D Fish and C Coles
Seeing Anew
Understanding Professional Practice as Artistry  
G Southon and J Braithwaite
The End of Professionalism
M Saks
Professionalism and Health Care
S Rashid
Social Work and Professionalisation
A Legacy of Ambivalence  
S Dowling et al
Nurses Taking on Junior Doctors' Work
A Confusion of Accountability  
L Archer
Looking for New Codes in the Field of Predictive Medicine
C Davies
Care and the Transformation of Professionalism
 
PART SIX: CREATING: A BETTER FUTURE?
M Barnes and D Prior
From Private Choice to Public Trust
A New Social Basis for Welfare  
S Biggs
User Voice, Interprofessionalism and Postmodernity
M Clarke and J Stewart
Handling the Wicked Issues

`This is an ambitious book attemping to be relevant to a wide range of professionals in the health and welfare fields and to move from the macro policy context for change to the micro concerns of individual professional client relationships... There is much that will be of use and/or interest to both practitioners and researchers alike' - Social Policy


Essential read for nursing students wanting to study and understand how nursing practice has changed over a period of time. Good understanding and analysis of how systems,processes and policy has changed within the UK particularly.

Ms Catherine Croughan
School of Nursing, Salford University
February 5, 2015

Some parts of this book can be quite difficult for students to understand with some irrevelant reading. As a supplemental book it makes a good and reliable resource for students and lecturers.

Mrs Mo Lee
Faculty of health and social care, Hull University
November 23, 2010

This is suitable for M level students who require the theoretical background to changing practice in health and social care.This text gives a good insight into the challenges and continual changes affecting practice and the professional issues surrounding these.

Kay Norman
School of Health, Staffordshire University
May 6, 2010

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