Understanding Health and Social Care
An Introductory Reader
- Julia Johnson - The Open University
- Corinne De Souza - The Open University
Other Health Specialties | Social Work & Social Policy (General)
This Second Edition is organised into four new sections, each with a part introduction pulling together the main themes:
- People focuses on those who use and provide health and social care services.
- Places looks at where care is given
- Approaches considers different ways through which care takes places
- Ideas focuses on the ideas and policies that underpin care provision
Full of real practice scenarios and examples, the book successfully makes the links between theory and practice, and will be an essential resource for all students studying at undergraduate level across the wide spectrum of health and social care.
Useful as a supplement to core texts, for students wishing to gain further background knowledge on health and social care. A recommendation for students studying health and social care for the first time at HE level.
More suitable for level 4 and degree students than college students.
This book gives good background information for planning courses.
I found this book gave me good knowledge to pass onto students.
A book ideal for supplementary reading
This book is published as an introductory reader? Students will need to be familiar with academic writing and the workplace environment to be able to utilise the information therein. There are sections of the book we will refer our students to and make reference in our teaching: chapter 6 on the carers viewpoint and section 3 - approaches, containing chapters 16-23. This information will be utilised within various courses offered within the Foundation degree in Health and Social care as well as in my level 5 module - Expansion of Practice
A valuable resource that will be recommened for purchase in the library
Covers key issues in health and social care with a valuable focus on service user voices. A useful text for programmes that link theory and social care practice.
This is a very useful book, easy to read and understand.
I have recommended it to the students particularly the chapter on nursing homes. I have also suggested we have it in the library.
This is a useful textbook outlining the main points within helathcare today. It is well set out with current ideas expressed through the chapters.
I have no objection to you using my words but would want them to be credited to me and my institution please.
There areseveral chapters in this book that are well worth a read and I will be recommending it to some of my students. The NHS is currently undergoing change and until we know the direction it is going in it is hard to recommend this text as essential reading but I will happily use the relevant chapters to inform students.