The new edition of the best-selling reader "Understanding Health and Social Care" (previously edited by Maragraet Allot and Martin Robb) combines classic works with newly-commissioned material, offering readers unparalleled coverage of the key issues in health and social care. The breadth of material encompasses voices of service users, professional and lay carers, as well as academics and researchers. This Second Edition is organised into four new sections, each with a part introduction pulling together the main themes: People focuses on those who use and provide health and social care services; Places looks at where care is given; Approaches considers different ways through which care takes places; and, Ideas focuses on the ideas and policies that underpin care provision. Full of real practice scenarios and examples, the book successfully makes the links between theory and practice, and will be an essential resource for all students studying at undergraduate level across the wide spectrum of health and social care.
PART ONE: PEOPLE Anthology - Ken Blakemore and Joanna Bornat 'Kate': The Constant Rediscovery of a Poem - Joanna Bornat Racist Abuse Ruined My Life - Rosie Purves Portering - Polly Toynbee The Insider-Researcher - Howard Mitchell Carers and Professionals: The Carer's Viewpoint - Annie Bibbings Women and Men Talking about Poverty - Sue Yeandle et al Users' Experiences of Direct Payments - Tim Stainton and Steve Boyce PART TWO: PLACES Anthology - Dorothy Atkinson and Sheila Peace The Family Life of Old People - Peter Townsend Estates - Lynsey Hanley Independent Living, Politics and Policy in the United Kingdom - Colin Barnes A Social-Model Account Losing Your Home - Alison Norman Total Institutions - K Jones and A J Fowles Bedroom Abuse - Geraldine Lee-Treweek The Internet in Everyday Life - Maria Bakardjieva PART THREE: APPROACHES Anthology - Joanna Bornat Body Care and Learning to Do for Others - Jocalyn Lawler Procedures and the Professional - Rebecca Lawton and Dianne Parker The Case of the British NHS Patient Safety and Quality of Care - Hugh P Mckenna, Felicity Hasson and Sinead Keeney The Role of the Health-Care Assistant Working on the Front Line - Ellen Allandale Risk Culture and Nursing in the NHS How the Internet Affects Patients' Experience of Cancer - Sue Ziebland et al Patients' Experiences of Accessing Their Online Electronic Patient Records in Primary Care - Cecilia Pyper et al Positive Action - Vijay K P Patel PART FOUR: IDEAS Anthology - Julia Johnson and Andy Northedge An Introduction to the Beveridge Report - J Jacobs From Care to Citizenship? - Jan Walmsley Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine - Ian Kerridge, Michael Lowe and David Henry The New Right - Vic George and Paul Wilding The Slow Birth of New Labour Britain - David Coates Who Cares in England and Wales? The Positive Care Law - Mary Shaw and Danny Dorling The Health and Welfare Legacy - Howard Glennerster