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Your Foundation in Health & Social Care

Your Foundation in Health & Social Care

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2013 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Your Foundation in Health & Social Care provides readers with all the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning at Foundation level, both in study and the workplace.

It explores all the key areas of the Foundation Degree, including:

- critical analysis and practice

- communication

- work placement skills

- psychology

Each chapter features case studies to translate theory into real-life practice, activities to challenge readers, and further reading so that students can develop their understanding.

This is an essential companion for those studying foundation degrees across health and social care, and also valuable reading for students at higher education level.

About the Editors and Contributors
Graham Brotherton and Steven Parker
Ruth Beretta
Approaching Learning
Graham Brotherton, Helen Davies, Gill McGillivray and Steven Parker
Learning through Work and Placement: Becoming Reflective
Graham Brotherton
Understanding Evidence and Information; Becoming Research Aware
Robert Mears
The Social Context of Health and Social Care
Graham Brotherton and Gill McGillivray
Developing a Professional Identity
Steven Parker
Values in Practice
Graham Brotherton
The Political and Organisational Context of Health and Social Care
Nadine Pearce
Psychology for Health and Social Care
Judith Mann
Interpersonal Communication
Graham Brotherton
The Future of Health and Social Care Services

A good introductory text - for Foundation Degree Health - Year 1 - Psycho-social Studies.

Easy for students to follow prior to the heavier psychology and sociology texts.

Some good applied examples linking theory to practice.

Mr Charles Miller-Fik
School of Higher Education, City College
November 11, 2014

This is offers an excellent foundation to health and social care

Miss Jo Thomas
Health, Social Studies & Early Years, New College Durham
October 17, 2014

I will be recommending this book to our new Health and Social Care students. It is written in a highly accessible manner and is a very good introductory text.

Ms Sally Riggall
Social Work Hull, Lincoln University
October 7, 2014

Useful book for FD modules as provides additional source of theory and case studies for students.

Ms Lisa Mauro-Bracken
Institute Health and Society, ApSS, Worcester Univ.
June 23, 2014

A text that intrdouces a range of key issues discussed throughout the degree. A good Introductory text.

Dr Peter Leadbetter
Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
May 16, 2014

This is a sound introductory textbook and can be used by nursing students although it would have to be supplemented by other texts. I wonder why there was no sociology chapter? Chpt 1 was useful, containing lots of easy tips for the learner - would like to have seen more on essay writing. Chpt 2 useful but need more signposting for nurses. Chpt 3 clear introduction to research I would add Alan Brymans research text to the reading list - an easy read. Chpt 4 introduced relevant topics and I liked the section on health inequalities, could the stigma section be developed? Chpt 7 very engaging and clear and it did cover a range of relevant health and social care topics. Chpt 8 useful introduction to psychology and it attempts to link some concepts to practice. (Walker et al, 2004 in reading list has been updated).

Ms Siobhan McCullough
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast
March 18, 2014

A very clear easy to read text that gives the foundation students a good base understanding of the topic going forward

Mrs Tracy McAteer
Health & Social Care, City of Oxford College
March 11, 2014

A useful and informative text both at HNC level and in preparation for this level of study. Learning styles will be a useful section early in learners' studies and the section on learning through placement will be recommended in particular.

Mrs Vanessa Telfer
Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow Clyde College
February 24, 2014

This is very good introductory book for students new to health and social care, it is a comprehensive text, covering the key areas in Health and Social care and is easy to read for our students.

Miss Michelle Powell
Health and social Care, University of Bolton
November 22, 2013

This book provides a basic information into key issues in health and social care. Some of my students have found it invaluable others have preferred a different text.

Ms Sarah Rutherford
Professional Registration, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 23, 2013

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