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Social Work and Integrated Care

1st Edition

By Robin Miller

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240 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-05-15
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Description

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:

 

  • An understanding of what is meant by integrated care and why it is seen as vital to a modern health and social system.
  • A knowledge of the expected impacts in relation to improving the experience and outcomes for individuals and their families, addressing inequalities and promoting health and wellbeing, and increasing financial efficiency.
  • A recognition of the common barriers to integrated care and what such fragmentation can mean for individuals and their families.
  • A critical review of key approaches to promote integration and their practical implementation
  • Reflection on their own assumptions and practice and how they can collaborate more effectively.

 

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Robin Miller is an applied academic with an interest in new models of integrated health and social care. He has previously worked as a social worker, manager and commissioner, and served on boards within housing and charitable sectors. He is the current Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care and an advisory group member of the European Primary Care Network.

About the Series

Student Social Work

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work