Understanding Health and Social Care

Jon Glasby

Understanding Health and Social Care

Jon Glasby

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447331216 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781447331209 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Austerity measures have substantially changed the landscape for social and health care in the United Kingdom. Fully updated to reflect key developments under the Coalition and subsequent governments, this third edition of Understanding Health and Social Care provides a current guide to the increasingly important partnership between health and social care workers. Jon Glasby combines practical information about welfare systems with key theoretical material to present a complete picture of these overlapping fields with respect to a range of adult service user groups. Drawing on user-focused case studies and reinforcing his lessons with reflective exercises and suggestions for further reading, he looks at key themes such as partnership working and integrated care, independent living and disability, discrimination, user involvement, and support for caregivers.
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Jill Manthorpe, director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London
"This welcome third edition updates a most useful textbook for UK social science and social policy students. Its policy analysis is also particularly relevant to professional readers seeking to know how we arrived at the state we're in."
Sir Julian Le Grand, London School of Economics and Political Science
"This book stands out because it cogently explores how the UK National Health Service and social care systems work together—where they succeed and where they fail. Indispensable."
David Orr, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex
"This comprehensive, insightful, and fully updated introduction offers social policy, health, and social care professionals and students a thorough and accessible grounding in today’s pressing issues."
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