Health & Social Care

  • Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    This new edition of Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts explores the intrinsic connection between knowledge, research and practice in social work. The authors argue that through a better appreciation of research, the highest standards of social work can be achieved.The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including:– Evidence-based practice– User-led research– Anti-oppressive practice– Practice-based researchEach chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge.This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work.

  • Social Work Practice with Older People: A Positive Person-Centred Approach

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    Social Work Practice with Older People: A Positive Person-Centred Approach

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    Older people are the biggest service user group for social workers and an increasing portion of the population. In this refreshingly positive and practical textbook, Rory Lynch draws on years of practice and teaching experience to show how to achieve best social work practice with older adults. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others.Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service-users’ wishes for wellbeing and a fulfilling older age. Chapters are practice-driven, containing case studies drawn from a range of care settings, reflective questions and exercises.Mapping directly onto the key modules on the social work degree, this is...

  • Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

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    Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

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    Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies–including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice–within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

  • Commissioning for Health and Social Care: Institute of Public Care

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    Commissioning for Health and Social Care: Institute of Public Care

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    Key need 1 Health professionals increasingly need to make decisions on purchasing and resourcing as more control is devolved to health and social care providers.

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