Effective Practice in Health and Social Care : A Partnership Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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"This is the book some of us have been waiting for!"Sue Spencer, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University How do health and social care agencies work together effectively to deliver services collaboratively? What challenges do service providers face when working in partnership with service users? What political, ethical and philosophical issues impact on partnership working?This practical and accessible key text examines the nature and impact of collaboration between different professional and voluntary groups working together to deliver services.The first section explores partnership in terms of what partnerships are, politics, diversity, user perspectives, rurality and ethics. In section two, authors draw upon their expertise to raise key questions, and use case studies to demonstrate the challenges of working in partnership in areas where collaboration is a crucial to effective practice. This includes: Child protection Drug using parents Dementia Gypsy travellers Domestic violence Homelessness Mentally disordered offenders HIV Youth education Older peopleBased around case studies that demonstrate partnership working, the book contains contributions from a service user as well as academics and practitioners from health, social care, criminal justice and the voluntary sector.Effective Practice in Health and Social Careis recommended reading for managers, practitioners and students from a variety of human service agencies. It provides a good understanding of the issues, pitfalls and best practice that need to be addressed in order to work effectively in partnership with other agencies. A must read for anyone about to develop or join a multi-agency partnership.

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors vii
Preface xii
PART 1 Working in partnership: from theory to practice 1(94)
1 Understanding partnerships and collaboration
Ros Carnwell and Alex Carson
2 The political drivers of working in partnership
Lester Parrott
3 The ethical issues of working in partnership
Althea Allison
4 Embracing diversity and working in partnership
John Bates
5 Dependent upon outside help: Reflections from a service user
Amir Minhas
6 Working in partnership in rural areas
Richard Pugh
PART 2 Partnership in action: examples from practice 95(164)
7 Working with Gypsy Travellers: A partnership approach
Angela Roberts
8 Not behind closed doors: Working in partnership against domestic violence
Liz Blyth
9 Working together with people who are homeless
Ruth Wyner
10 Partnership approaches to working with people with HIV
Ruth Wilson
11 Drug misuse and safeguarding children: A multi-agency approach
Julian Buchanan and Brian Corby
12 Interprofessional communication in child protection
Brian Corby
13 Across the Great Divide: Creating partnerships in education
Thoby Miller
14 Effective partnerships to assist mentally-disordered offenders
Virginia Minogue
15 Working across the interface of formal and informal care of older people
Pat Chambers and Judith Phillips
16 Partnerships and capacity building for African-Caribbean and Asian elders with dementia
Neil Moreland, David Jolley, Kate Read and Michael Clark
PART 3 Developing and improving partnerships 259(19)
17 Learning from partnerships: themes and issues
Ros Carnwell and Julian Buchanan
18 Developing best practice in partnership
Julian Buchanan and Ros Carnwell
Index 278

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