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The Short Guide to Health and Social Care

By Jon Glasby

Published

20 Mar 2019

Page count

152 pages

Series

Short Guides

ISBN

978-1447350583

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

20 Mar 2019

Page count

152 pages

Series

Short Guides

ISBN

978-1447350606

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
£14.99 £7.49You save £7.50 (50%) Add to basket

Published

20 Mar 2019

Page count

152 pages

Series

Short Guides

ISBN

978-1447350613

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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As a field, health and social care is facing considerable challenge and debate, in the UK and internationally. This clear and succinct text offers a valuable introductory guide to this multidisciplinary subject, helping people who want to study or work in health and social care understand why these services matter, how they have developed and how they work. Framed by vital historical and social policy context, the book considers:

· The social context in which health and social care are delivered

· The history and nature of current services

· Organising, funding and delivering services

· How to be a professional in practice

Including chapter summaries and links to further reading, this text will be invaluable to undergraduate students on programmes in Health and Social Care, Social Work, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Social Policy and related applied social science subjects, as well as to A-level and Foundation programmes prior to University.

“Jon Glasby has successfully integrated a historical perspective and key analytical concepts to produce a text which is comprehensive and simple but not simplistic. A valuable introduction to this complex field.” Sally Richards, Oxford Brookes University

“There is a need for a good book that enables people to have a sense of where health and social care have come from. Jon Glasby knows both health and social care; he also knows practitioners and managers. This is informed, up-to-date and accessible – as good as it gets. I would certainly recommend it.” Jill Manthorpe, King's College London

“This is a well constructed textbook which offers a very balanced and comparative approach. There is a good movement through policy into practice, with some key theory. There is a logical order and sense of progression, which makes the information accessible. It links well with the issues that are typically covered and of significance within health and social care.” Joanne Smith, University of Bolton

Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. A qualified social worker by background, he has been a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, is NHS Non-Executive Director and sits on the Board of Birmingham Children’s Trust.

Introduction: why health and social care matter

Part 1: Structures and services

History and structure

Funding health and social care

Organising health and social care

Part 2: People and practice

The social context of health and social care

Being a professional

Delivering care

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