240 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
Social Work and Integrated Care draws on the latest research, practice and theory to explore integration within both child and adult services. Although all the home nations in the UK view integrated care as a top priority within health and social care policy, many people experience fragmented care. This book sets out the case for integration, considers the evidence for making it happen, and discusses the challenges that must be overcome.
Packed full of current examples of integration and reflexive exercises, it provides the following key learning outcomes:
Providing a comprehensive and accessible overview of integrated care policies and practice, this book will help prepare social workers for the realities of collaborating with other professions and services. It should be considered essential reading for students.
List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Acknowledgements; Key terms; Chapter 1: Why are we talking about integrated care?; Chapter 2: National policies for integrated care; Chapter 3: Theories to understand integrated care; Chapter 4: Evidence of integrated care; Chapter 5: Integrating around individuals; Chapter 6: Integrating through professionals; Chapter 7: Integrating across a system; Chapter 8: Where next for integrated care?; Index
This textbook series is ideal for all students studying to be qualified social workers, whether at undergraduate or Masters level. Covering key elements of the social work curriculum, the books are accessible, interactive and thought-provoking.