Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this textbook offers a wealth of material on contexts, knowledge bases, skills and practices, as well as dealing with work carried out by those involved in treatment, therapy, advocacy and management.
Written in very accessible style, this very comprehensive book is set to become a core text for all Foundation Degree students within the health and social care field, and a very valuable resource for tutors and practitioners in the field.
ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside, UK. He has researched and written many books on health and social care policy, criminal justice, open learning and social work practice. He is currently involved in research in service user and carer participation.
List of Resource Files.- List of Figures and Tables.- Notes on Contributors.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction: Using this Book.- Abbreviations Commonly Used.- Meanings of Key Terms.- PART 1: PREPARING TO LEARN.- Introduction: Preparing to Learn; R.Adams.- Managing Your Learning; J.Reid with R.Hamilton& D.Howard.- Skills for Studying; R.Hamilton and D.Howard with J.Reid.- PART 2: CONTEXTS FOR PRACTICE.- Contexts for Practice: Introduction.- History and Development of Health and Social Care; M.Payne.- Sociological Context for Health and Social Care; N.Thompson.- The Values Context for Health and Social Care; B.Moss.- Physical Basis for Health and Well-being; R.Adams.- Psychological Basis for Health and Well-being; R.Adams.- Human Growth and Development; J.Oko and M.Jackson.- PART 3: KNOWLEDGE FOR PRACTICE.- Knowledge for Practice: Introduction.- Safeguarding Adults; R.Adams.- Protecting Children; L.Davies.- Risk Managemenat and Safe Practice; M.Page.- Managing Care in the Community; J.Newton.- Working with Older People; S.Thompson.- Physical Disability and Sensory Loss; R.Adams.- Learning Disability; S.Baldwin .- Mental Illness and Mental Health; J.Newton.- Children's Services; R.Adams.- Drug Usage: Legislation and Administrations; M. Grieves.- Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and Food: Abuse, Dependence and Treatment; R.Adams.- Working with Young Offenders; T.Thomas.- Nutrition; J.Smith and L.Jackson.- Hand Hygiene in Infection Prevention and Control; R.Morris.- General Infection Prevention and Control; B.Stuart-Cole.- Promoting a Healthy Bladder and Bowel; R.MacDonald.- Illnesses and Conditions: Signs and Symptons; R.Adams.- Pain Management; C.Haigh.- Wound Management; J.Dargue.- Multi-disciplinary palliative Care: Caring for People who are Dying and Bereaved; M.Reith.- PART 4: WORKING WITH PEOPLE.- Working with People: Introduction.- Processes of Work with People; R.Adams.- Assessment; R.Adams.- Planning; R.Adams.- Implementation and Intervention; R.Adams.- Review and Evaluation; R.Adams.- PART 5: BECOMING A REFLECTIVE AND RESEARCH CAPABLE PRACTITIONER.- Becoming a Reflective and Research Capable Practitioner: Introduction.- Reflective and Critical Practice; R.Adams.- Research Perspectives in Health and Social Care; T.Long.- Quality Assurance of Practice; R.Adams.- PART 6: APPROACHES, METHODS AND SKILLS.- Approaches, Methods and Skills: Introduction.- Integrating Theory and Practice; R.Adams.- Promoting Health and Well Being; R.Adams.- Involving patients, Carers and People who use Services; R.Adams and W.Tovey.- Empowerment and Advocacy; R.Adams.- Communicating Effectively; R.Adams.- Cognitive Behavioural Work; R.Adams.- Therapeutic Work; R.Adams.- Systemic Work; R.Adams.- Counselling and Advice-giving; R.Adams.- Emergency, Crisis and Task-centred Work); R.Adams.- PART 7: ROLES AND TASKS IN PRACTICE.- Roles and Tasks in Practice: Introduction.- Working in Teams and Partnerships; R.Adams.- Multi-professional Work with Adults; R.Adams.- Multi-professional Work with Children and Families; R.Adams.- Occupational Therapy; J.Adams and R.Gili.- Making Good Decisions; T.O'Sullivan.- PART 8: ILLUSTRATING PRACTICE IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS.- Illustrative Practice in Different Settings Introduction.- Health and Social Care Work with Children; J.Horner.- Health and Social Care Work with Adults; J.Horner and A.Mulivill.- Residential and Day Care; R.Adams.- Continuing Professional Development; D.Howard and R.Hamilton.- Appendix 1 Key Legislation.- Appendix 2 Addresses of Useful Contacts.- Appendix 3 Complementary Health Information.- Bibliography.- Index.