• Summary
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  • Subject index

Shared assessment is the standardized approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive coverage – follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice
  • Focuses on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process
  • Discusses confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Provides four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities

The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a comparative grid for Standardized Assessment Frameworks, examples of career assessments, reflective questions, and further reading.

It will be invaluable reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing, and mental health.

Mr Doug Williams
Mr Doug Williams

This chapter will address issues relating to the sharing of information during an acute admission to hospital for diagnosis and treatment of a fracture neck of femur for an older person (Mr Doug Williams), who resides in Scotland. This will explore and identify Doug's needs within the Single Shared Assessment Process (Scottish Executive, 2001a). It will follow an outline pathway that will include a discussion on the discharge planning process, which includes carer's needs/perspectives (Mrs Pam Griffiths).

The student and practitioner's involvement in the acquiring and sharing of assessment information will be illustrated through the case study and interactive exercises. Exercises will be provided and followed by ‘practice tips’ as linked to the relevant theory.

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