health and social care policies of the Scottish Parliament and the National
Assembly of Wales. These have tailored policies in order to meet the needs of
differing populations and cultures. The theoretical basis for shared learning and ...
Author: Carolyn Wallace
"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
Fundamentals of Holistic Care Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh, Emma Briggs, Fiona
Smith ... The Joint Future Report (Scottish Executive 2000) advocates single
shared assessment between health and social care agencies. Single shared ...
Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
The Common Assessment Framework and information sharing 427 The Common
Assessment Framework for children and ... Most local authorities have
established clearer thresholds for access to children ' s social care services . ...
Community health centres , schools and children ' s centres are making most
Author: Great Britain: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills
Publisher: The Stationery Office
With the establishment, on 1 April 2007, of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, Ofsted's responsibilities for inspecting children's services changed substantially, with Ofsted now regulating and inspecting childcare, children's social care and provision for learners of all ages. This report covers the first full year of reporting on the organisation's new remit. The first section presents an evaluation of the quality and standards in care, early education, schools, colleges, adult learning and skills, and children's services. It is based on evidence from more than 45,000 inspections and regulatory visits in 2007-08. The second section draws on Ofsted's thematic inspections and surveys in the different areas of its remit. This section evaluates the effectiveness with which providers seek to address three important matters: improving the life chances of the least advantaged members of society through excellence in provision; safeguarding children and young people from neglect, abuse and other forms of harm; and enabling learners to acquire the skills they need to succeed in their working lives. The Chief Inspector is encouraged by the recognition that much is going well for so many children, young people and adult learners, but frustrated that there is still too much that is patently inadequate and too many settings and institutions where the rate of improvement is unacceptably slow.
Similarly , in Scotland , the Single Shared Assessment ( SSA ) of community care
needs was introduced following the ... trustworthy and reliable ( Skinner , 2001 ;
Institute of Applied Health and Social Policy , 2002 ; Aubrey and Dahl , 2005 ...
Author: Ferguson, Iain
Publisher: Policy Press
This much-needed textbook provides a fresh understanding of the radical tradition and shows how it can be developed in contemporary social work.
Assess the degree of dependence . Identify the complications of drug misuse and
assess risk behaviour . • Identify other medical , social and mental health
problems . Give advice on harm minimization including , if appropriate , access to
Author: Laurence Mynors-Wallis
"Shared care in mental health' covers the broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders encountered by the primary care physician. It has been written to provides practical solutions to assist in the management of the common health problems seen in primary care. Shared care means not only care shared between primary and secondary care but also refers to utilizing the skills of the non-medical members of the primary healthcare team. This handbook is easy to read and user friendly and is designed to be 'dipped into' when faced with a problems in daily practice. It is problem-solving orientated and offers sensible, pragmatic and practical advice. The book is structured around the treatment of particular patient groups, for example, the depressed patient, the anxious patient, the patient with insomia. Each treatment of particular patient groups, for example, the depressed patient, the anxious patient, the patient with insomnia. Each treatment covers the following areas: epidemiology; recognition and diagnosis; management in primary care; when to refer and what to expect from secodary services. Equal attention is given to drug treatments, not only what to prescribe but how to improve compliance, and psychological treatments. Case reports are included to illustrate the application of treatment techniques. This book has been written by a team who understand GPs, general practice and then psychiatry. The emphasis throughout the book is to provide the General Practitioner with practical and specific help in the management of mental health problems.
Has a professional – health visitor , social worker , teacher , carer – identified any
reasons for concern , and if so , what are these specifically ? ... Do they
understand the purpose of any further discussion , information - sharing ,
Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: Red Globe Press
The long awaited new edition of this hugely popular text has been heavily revised to reflect the current needs of students on the first year of their social work degree. With ten new chapters and a wealth of expert contributors, this text looks exclusively and in detail at the topics that matter.
Building an evidence base for promoting the health and well-being of looked
after children and young people Helen Chambers, Steve Howell, ... in the
effective sharing of information between the many individuals and agencies
involved in looking after a young person in care. ... Medical advisers should
discuss with their local social services departments how medical and social
assessments can best be ...
Author: Helen Chambers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Children and young people who are looked after are among the most socially excluded of all young people. They are reported to have greater health needs than their peers, yet are less likely to receive adequate health care and treatment, or be supported in developing their knowledge and skills in making decisions that promote health and well-being. The National Healthy Care Standard is a national programme to promote the health and well-being of looked after children and young people. Healthy Care is a guidance document for the Standard. It summarises key national and international research and existing best practice; builds an evidence base for promoting the health and well-being of looked after children and young people; sets out current standards and guidance in England; provides health promotion models for the development of future practice.
[ 136761 ] Social Workers : Medical Records Mr. Stephen O'Brien : To ask the
Secretary of State for Health whether social workers are ... and the developing
common assessment framework for adults , increasingly require health and
social care services to share ... The code recognises that social workers are
frequently involved in providing care for national health service patients and that
sharing health ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
The Elder Abuse Committee of the Social Planning Council of Vernon started in
February 1991 . ... The Victoria Elder Abuse Project at Fairfield Health Centre is
studying the incidence of elder abuse in the city and developing assessment ,
intervention and consultation ... In British Columbia , the Home Nursing Care
Program is part of the Continuing Care Program of the Ministry of Health , except
Author: Canada. Seniors
Publisher: Government of Canada Seniors
The purpose of this document is to present a snapshot of what is being done to prevent and deal with elder abuse across Canada; to identify and list elder abuse-specific programs and services that help seniors who are abused or at risk of being abused. This includes prevention initiatives and the use of protocols for dealing with elder abuse; and to encourage networking, new initiatives and the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise among individuals and groups who are concerned about the abuse of seniors.
The clear demarcation of budgets between Primary Care Trusts ( led by GPs )
and Hospital Trusts is also well established but the reconfiguration of Trusts and
Strategic Health Authorities and definitions of their roles is an evolving process .
... Trusts and social services departments in England and Wales had to have
suitable structures and shared assessment paperwork in place ( DH , 2004 ) .
Author: Mary Marshall
Publisher: Policy Press
Current community care policies and increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers. This book, written by experienced social workers, provides guidance on best practice in a readable and jargon-free style. Working with dementia: · looks at medical, social and citizenship approaches, thus providing the very latest thinking in the field; · covers a wide range of issues, including often-neglected areas such as sexuality and the design of the built environment; · provides contextual information about the old and new cultures of care; and · discusses skills such as communication and practical assistance. This book is essential reading for social work and social care students, social workers undertaking CPD, and social and care workers transferring to dementia care from other fields. BASW/Policy Press series The BASW/Policy Press partnership provides the very best in accessible and practical high-quality resources for social work professionals and students. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
... maintained for sharing assessments and developing / evaluating care plans . •
Are able to think “ outside the box . ” Tolerate , and even welcome , conflict as an
aid to problem solving . • Diagnosis / Assessment . The social work assessment ...
Author: Barbara Berkman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This handbook presents the latest research on social work with older people, providing specialist knowledge and resources to equip social workers to care for an aging population.