The health and social care divide (Revised 2nd Edition)

The experiences of older people

Jon Glasby and Rosemary Littlechild

The health and social care divide (Revised 2nd Edition)

Jon Glasby and Rosemary Littlechild

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861345257 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Drawing on key research, government policies and real-life case studies, the book assists health and social care professionals to work more effectively together in order to improve services for users and carers.The health and social care divide:explains why partnerships are important and what helps/hinders partnership working;reviews the legal and policy framework, providing a chronological overview and placing current initiatives in their historical and social policy context;summarises existing research findings with regard to key health and social care policy debates;uses case studies to explore the implications of this research for health and social care practitioners;provides good practice guidance for both students and front-line practitioners.
Contents

Introduction
Partnership working in health and social care
Health and social care: the legal and policy context
Andrew's story: hospital discharge
Bert and Babu's story: rehabilitation and intermediate care
Ben's story: continuing care
Ivy's story: domiciliary care in the community
Marjorie's story: older people with mental health problems
Mary and Dennis' story: primary care
Postscript: Sid and May's story

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