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Foundations of Health and Social Care
Edited by Robert Adams
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
20 Jul 2007
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Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this book offers a wealth of material on contexts, knowledge bases, skills and practices, as well as dealing with work carried out by those involved in treatment, therapy, advocacy and management.


Description

Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this book offers a wealth of material on contexts, knowledge bases, skills and practices, as well as dealing with work carried out by those involved in treatment, therapy, advocacy and management.


Reviews



'Each chaper is easy to read, providing an overview of the main models or theories linked to the subject matter. The chapters are succinct and are illustrated with short helpful scenarios, case studies and "resource Files."' - Carol Riddington, SRA:News (Social Research Association)
 
'The book flows well, topics are linked appropriately and the authors encourage development of professional practice by providing facts, then recommending further reading, asking review questions and offering links to further resources.' - Robert Adams, Nursing Standard
 
'This very comprehensive book is set to become a core text for all Foundation Degree students within the health and social care field. It is written in very accessible style which is important for this group of learners, many of whom will be mature adults returning to study. … I would strongly recommend the book both as a core text for health and social care students and a very valuable resource for tutors and practitioners in the field.'
- Anne-Marie Reid, Programme Leader Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, University of Bolton, UK

 
'It is a very good introductory text to subjects such as study skills, sociological contexts of health care, basic physical care, different client groups and quality assurance to name but a few.' Louise Wilby, The Practising Midwife. 


 


Contents

List of Resource Files
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Using this Book
Abbreviations Commonly Used
Meanings of Key Terms
PART 1: PREPARING TO LEARN
Introduction: Preparing to Learn; R.Adams
Managing Your Learning; J.Reid with R.Hamilton& D.Howard
Skills for Studying; R.Hamilton and D.Howard with J.Reid
PART 2: CONTEXTS FOR PRACTICE
Contexts for Practice: Introduction
History and Development of Health and Social Care; M.Payne
Sociological Context for Health and Social Care; N.Thompson
The Values Context for Health and Social Care; B.Moss
Physical Basis for Health and Well-being; R.Adams
Psychological Basis for Health and Well-being; R.Adams
Human Growth and Development; J.Oko and M.Jackson
PART 3: KNOWLEDGE FOR PRACTICE
Knowledge for Practice: Introduction
Safeguarding Adults; R.Adams
Protecting Children; L.Davies
Risk Managemenat and Safe Practice; M.Page
Managing Care in the Community; J.Newton
Working with Older People; S.Thompson
Physical Disability and Sensory Loss; R.Adams
Learning Disability; S.Baldwin
Mental Illness and Mental Health; J.Newton
Children's Services; R.Adams
Drug Usage: Legislation and Administrations; M. Grieves
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and Food: Abuse, Dependence and Treatment; R.Adams
Working with Young Offenders; T.Thomas
Nutrition; J.Smith and L.Jackson
Hand Hygiene in Infection Prevention and Control; R.Morris
General Infection Prevention and Control; B.Stuart-Cole
Promoting a Healthy Bladder and Bowel; R.MacDonald
Illnesses and Conditions: Signs and Symptons; R.Adams
Pain Management; C.Haigh
Wound Management; J.Dargue
Multi-disciplinary palliative Care: Caring for People who are Dying and Bereaved; M.Reith
PART 4: WORKING WITH PEOPLE
Working with People: Introduction
Processes of Work with People; R.Adams
Assessment; R.Adams
Planning; R.Adams
Implementation and Intervention; R.Adams
Review and Evaluation; R.Adams
PART 5: BECOMING A REFLECTIVE AND RESEARCH CAPABLE PRACTITIONER
Becoming a Reflective and Research Capable Practitioner: Introduction
Reflective and Critical Practice; R.Adams
Research Perspectives in Health and Social Care; T.Long
Quality Assurance of Practice; R.Adams
PART 6: APPROACHES, METHODS AND SKILLS
Approaches, Methods and Skills: Introduction
Integrating Theory and Practice; R.Adams
Promoting Health and Well Being; R.Adams
Involving patients, Carers and People who use Services; R.Adams and W.Tovey
Empowerment and Advocacy; R.Adams
Communicating Effectively; R.Adams
Cognitive Behavioural Work; R.Adams
Therapeutic Work; R.Adams
Systemic Work; R.Adams
Counselling and Advice-giving; R.Adams
Emergency, Crisis and Task-centred Work); R.Adams
PART 7: ROLES AND TASKS IN PRACTICE
Roles and Tasks in Practice: Introduction
Working in Teams and Partnerships; R.Adams
Multi-professional Work with Adults; R.Adams
Multi-professional Work with Children and Families; R.Adams
Occupational Therapy; J.Adams and R.Gili
Making Good Decisions; T.O'Sullivan
PART 8: ILLUSTRATING PRACTICE IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS
Illustrative Practice in Different Settings Introduction
Health and Social Care Work with Children; J.Horner
Health and Social Care Work with Adults; J.Horner and A.Mulivill
Residential and Day Care; R.Adams
Continuing Professional Development; D.Howard and R.Hamilton
Appendix 1 Key Legislation
Appendix 2 Addresses of Useful Contacts
Appendix 3 Complementary Health Information
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside, UK. He has researched and written many books on health and social care policy, criminal justice, open learning and social work practice. He is currently involved in research in service user and carer participation.