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Understanding Health and Social Care

Understanding Health and Social Care
An Introductory Reader

Second Edition
Edited by:

June 2008 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The new edition of the best-selling reader Understanding Health and Social Care (previously edited by Maragraet Allot and Martin Robb) combines classic works with newly-commissioned material, offering readers unparalleled coverage of the key issues in health and social care. The breadth of material encompasses voices of service users, professional and lay carers, as well as academics and researchers.

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.

Ken Blakemore and Joanna Bornat
Joanna Bornat
'Kate': The Constant Rediscovery of a Poem
Rosie Purves
Racist Abuse Ruined My Life
Polly Toynbee
Howard Mitchell
The Insider-Researcher
Annie Bibbings
Carers and Professionals: The Carer's Viewpoint
Sue Yeandle et al
Women and Men Talking about Poverty
Tim Stainton and Steve Boyce
Users' Experiences of Direct Payments
Dorothy Atkinson and Sheila Peace
Peter Townsend
The Family Life of Old People
Lynsey Hanley
Colin Barnes
Independent Living, Politics and Policy in the United Kingdom
A Social-Model Account

Alison Norman
Losing Your Home
K Jones and A J Fowles
Total Institutions
Geraldine Lee-Treweek
Bedroom Abuse
Maria Bakardjieva
The Internet in Everyday Life
Joanna Bornat
Jocalyn Lawler
Body Care and Learning to Do for Others
Rebecca Lawton and Dianne Parker
Procedures and the Professional
The Case of the British NHS

Hugh P Mckenna, Felicity Hasson and Sinead Keeney
Patient Safety and Quality of Care
The Role of the Health-Care Assistant

Ellen Allandale
Working on the Front Line
Risk Culture and Nursing in the NHS

Sue Ziebland et al
How the Internet Affects Patients' Experience of Cancer
Cecilia Pyper et al
Patients' Experiences of Accessing Their Online Electronic Patient Records in Primary Care
Vijay K P Patel
Positive Action
Julia Johnson and Andy Northedge
J Jacobs
An Introduction to the Beveridge Report
Jan Walmsley
From Care to Citizenship?
Ian Kerridge, Michael Lowe and David Henry
Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine
Vic George and Paul Wilding
The New Right
David Coates
The Slow Birth of New Labour Britain
Mary Shaw and Danny Dorling
Who Cares in England and Wales? The Positive Care Law
Howard Glennerster
The Health and Welfare Legacy

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.

Mrs Samantha Sutton-Tsang
Early Years, Stourbridge College
February 17, 2013

More suitable for level 4 and degree students than college students.

Miss Lucy Taylor
Health and Social Development, Tameside College
February 15, 2013

This book gives good background information for planning courses.
I found this book gave me good knowledge to pass onto students.

Mrs Lucia Preece
Caring, Barry College
January 15, 2013

A book ideal for supplementary reading

Mrs Saajida Patel
School of Law, Justice & Community Std, Blackburn College
November 30, 2012

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

Mrs Judith Ridgley-Smith
School of Health, Northampton University
September 4, 2012

A valuable resource that will be recommened for purchase in the library

Mr Mike Vanes
Sport, Truro College
May 15, 2012

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.

Mr David Raper
Inter Professional Studies, Winchester University
January 6, 2012

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.

Ms Pat Clarke
Health , Liverpool John Moores University
December 4, 2011

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.

Ms Irene Mabbott
Learning & Development Department, Sheffield Teaching Hopsitals NHS Foundation Trust
August 9, 2011

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.

Elaine Donnelly
Inst of Health & Social Care, Worcester University
July 26, 2011

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