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Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective

The Invisible Providers of Health Care

Edited by Mike Saks

Published

23 Jul 2020

Page count

224 pages

Series

Sociology of Health Professions

ISBN

978-1447352105

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

23 Jul 2020

Page count

224 pages

Series

Sociology of Health Professions

ISBN

978-1447352129

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Policy Press
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    Health care support workers (HSWs) play a fundamental role in international health care systems, and yet they remain largely invisible. Despite this, the number of HSWs is growing fast as modern governments strive to combat illness in a world of finite resources.

    This original collection analyses the global experience of HSWs in the UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Canada. Leading academics examine issues including the interface of HSWs with the health professions, regulatory practice risks, employment challenges and the dilemmas of an ageing population. Crucial future policy recommendations are also made for a world becoming increasingly dependent on HSWs.

    Mike Saks is Emeritus Professor at the University of Suffolk and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, University of Westminster and the University of Toronto, Canada.

    Introduction: Support Workers and the Health Professions ~ Mike Saks

    Health Professionals, Support Workers and the Precariat ~ Mike Saks and Katherine Zagrodney

    Unpaid Informal Carers: The ‘Shadow’ Workforce in Health Care ~ A. Paul Williams and Janet M. Lum

    The Management and Leadership of Support Workers ~ Mike Dent

    Regulation, Risk and Health Support Work ~ Mike Saks and Judith Allsop

    The Interface of Health Support Workers with the Allied Health Professions ~ Susan Nancarrow

    Support Workers in Social Care: Between Social Work Professionals and Service Users ~ Andreas Liljegren, Anna Dunér and Elisabeth Olin

    Professionals and Peer Support Workers in Mental Health Settings ~ Aukje Leemeijer and Mirko Noordegraaf

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine as an Invisible Health Support Workforce ~ Joana Almeida and Nelson Barros

    Personal Support Workers and the Labour Market ~ Audrey Laporte, Adrian Rohit Dass, Whitney Berta, Raisa Deber and Katherine Zagrodney

    The Role of Health Support Workers in the Ageing Crisis ~ Miwako Hosoda