Foundations of Health and Social Care


Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113720964X
Category: Social Science
Page: 568
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Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this book 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.

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health


Author: Jeannine Coreil
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 1412957044
Category: Medical
Page: 434
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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.

Social Justice

The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy
Author: Madison Powers,Ruth Faden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705191
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
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In bioethics, discussions of justice have tended to focus on questions of fairness in access to health care: is there a right to medical treatment, and how should priorities be set when medical resources are scarce. But health care is only one of many factors that determine the extent to which people live healthy lives, and fairness is not the only consideration in determining whether a health policy is just. In this pathbreaking book, senior bioethicists Powers and Faden confront foundational issues about health and justice.

Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care

A Practical Handbook for Interprofessional Working
Author: Carolyn Wallace,Michelle Davies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446244962
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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"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.

Key Themes in Health and Social Care

A Companion to Learning
Author: Adam Barnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136930191
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Key Themes in Health and Social Care is a learning resource for students in health and social care. It provides an overview of foundational issues and core themes in the field and introduces key areas of debate, moving from an introductory level to in-depth discussion as the book progresses. Divided into three parts: the first part sets the scene, addressing introductory psychology and sociology, social policy, equality and diversity, skills for practice, and working with people the second part considers key themes such as the contribution of philosophy and politics; criminal justice; management of services; the relationship between place and wellbeing; research in health and social care; theories of counselling; housing and the built environment the third part looks at discrete areas of practice such as mental health; substance abuse, protection work; health promotion; disability studies; working with men; child welfare and public responsibility. Each chapter begins with an outline of the content and learning outcomes and includes reflective exercises to allow students to reflect on what they have read, review their learning and consolidate their understanding. Time-pressed readers wanting to ‘dip into’ the book for relevant areas can do so but, read from cover to cover, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the key areas of contemporary health and social care practice. It will be particularly helpful for students undertaking health and social care undergraduate and foundation degrees.

Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness


Author: Jerry Suls,Kenneth A. Wallston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470752092
Category: Psychology
Page: 608
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Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Includes state-of-the-art descriptions of new findings and theories concerning social aspects of physical health and illness. Discusses virtually all of the major topics studied in the contemporary field of social-health psychology. Contains chapters written by leading figures in the field that discuss their own research within the context of classic efforts.

The Foundations of Primary Care

Daring to be Different
Author: Joachim P. Sturmberg,Carmel M. Martin
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846190819
Category: Medical
Page: 217
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"This ground-breaking book encourages a re-focus on the subjective and social nature of health and illness. It helps healthcare professionals find fresh perspectives to assist patients, many of whom are threatened by and lost in a healthcare system dominated by diseases and procedures. The book takes a whole systems approach to primary care, incorporating new developments, social aspects, critical discourse, international perspectives, and the history and philosophy of medicine. It is a stimulating and inspiring read for general practitioners and other primary healthcare professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, healthcare educators, academics, and primary care researchers. Healthcare policy makers and shapers will value its lucid account of complex issues."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care
Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723435340
Category: Medical
Page: 748
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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

Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care


Author: J. Costa-Font,S. Greer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291877
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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This is the first book to examine the processes of territorial federalization and decentralization of health systems in Europe drawing from an interdisciplinary economics, public policy and political science approach. It contains key theoretical and empirical features that allow an understanding of when health care decentralization is successful.

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Themes, Concepts and Frameworks
Author: Richard Hogston,Barbara Marjoram
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345824
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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This is the key text for introductory level nursing, covering all the core areas. Practical and great value, it is comprehensive and also contains new chapters on cutting edge topics. Alongside an all-new companion website, this is an outstanding edition for CFP study from a tried and trusted team.

Foundations of Mental Health Care


Author: Michelle Morrison Valfre
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323026093
Category: Medical
Page: 405
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This comprehensive text provides a historical overview of mental health care, theoretical foundations, information on therapeutic skills, problems throughout the life cycle and psychological and psychosocial problems.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective


Author: Amanda Barusch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840034385
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
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This innovative text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice reflecting the emerging consensus that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, this 4th edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Organized in four parts, it introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Early Childhood

Principles and Practice
Author: Penny Mukherji,Louise Dryden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297594
Category: Education
Page: 432
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'This text will be an invaluable addition to the reading of students and tutors alike. It has been written thoughtfully for students embarking on university courses that study aspects of early childhood education. The introductory chapters give the reader a sense of the thinking and reflection that is helpful for them at the beginning of their studies and a clear focus on the rights of our youngest children roots the text in a sound pedagogical frame. The later chapters broaden the argument and feel very relevant to the current context in their explorations of the policy and practice of EYFS. I would strongly recommend this text.' -Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Edge Hill University This book introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Each chapter introduces major concepts and theories which allow you to explore the foundations of key early childhood issues and apply them in practice. Topics include: Children’s rights The Early Years curriculum How children learn and develop Health and well-being As well as looking at important aspects of study such as: How to search primary sources, such as policy documents and journals How to use your personal experience in studying How to develop critical reading and writing skills With specific learning features designed for different levels of study, this book will be invaluable to students studying at levels 4 and 5 of early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, with features designed to support students as they make the transition to honours level study. Digital resources for extra support! Check out the companion website for additional material including: interactive glossary flashcards journal tasks web links to more handy online resources

Foundations of Community Medicine, 2/e


Author: Dhaar
Publisher: Elsevier India
ISBN: 9788131210550
Category:
Page: 820
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The special features that distinguish Foundations of Community Medicine in its present form are: Contains well-organized material which is singularly free from repetition, confusion and uncertainty and which ensures availability of all the relevant information on a topic at one place. Lays adequate stress on applied aspects of preventive medicine and public health with focus on Indian situation. Contains detailed description of public health practices, namely, immunization, disinfection and sterilization, notification, isolation and quarantine, public health surveillance and population screening. Extends a managerial treatment to the description of health organizations, health programmes and health care systems existing in the country. Incorporates a comprehensive coverage of physical, social and biological environments laying due stress on environmental pollution and its control. Provides adequate information on occupational hazards and industrial problems in consideration of the advancing industrialization in India. Encompasses an elaborate exposition on important issues concerning maternal health, infant health, child health, adolescent health and geriatric health in an exclusive section devoted to personal health care. Presents a uniquely simplified and readily intelligible discourse on basic concepts of epidemiology and statistics which are usually abhorred by medical students. Incorporates a detailed description of the National Population Policy and National Health Policy in consideration of their crucial importance in the formulation of National Health Care Programmes for the country. Contains numerous comparison tables, flowcharts, graphs and diagrams to improve comprehension and facilitate retention of the subject matter. Encloses multiple solved examples on epidemiology, vital statistics and basic statistics to enable the students to calculate rates, ratios and statistical values of applied significance. Contains elaborate discussion on Indian population problem, human disasters as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases. Provides adequate information on Indian health systems, hospital acquired infection and hospital waste management. Covers detailed discussion on adolescent health care, mental disorders and millennium development goals. About the Author : - G.M. Dhaar, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SKIMS, Srinagar, India.Irfan Robbani, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SKIMS, Srinagar, India.

Foundations of Mental Health Promotion


Author: Manoj Sharma,Ashutosh Atri,Paul Branscum
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763793418
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 334
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Foundations of Mental Health Promotion provides an overview of mental health and mental illness with a focus on medical, epidemiological, behavioral, sociological, political, historical, developmental, and cultural perspectives in the field. Students are given an introduction to the field of mental health promotion, and both individual level and population level approaches to handling mental health concerns are emphasized. This text is unique in that it was written as an introductory text in the area of mental health for undergraduate students, introductory graduate classes, and practitioners interested in working in mental health. Currently, such a text for health education and health promotion students does not exist. Topics covered: • Roles of health educators and health promoters in mental health promotion • Determinants of mental health • Stress and coping • Major psychotic mood, anxiety, and personality disorders • Alcohol dependence, tobacco use, and substance abuse • Essentials of psychopharmacology and treatment of mental health disorders • Mental health promotion for children and adolescents, mental health promotion for adults, mental health promotion for older adults

Handbook of Health Social Work


Author: Sarah Gehlert,Teri Browne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118115910
Category: Political Science
Page: 720
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Praise for HANDBOOK of HEALTH SOCIAL WORK SECOND EDITION "Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition is a crucial addition for seasoned practitioners' libraries, as well as an essential foundation for fledgling social workers ready to enter health as a practice and research area." –From the Foreword by Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "The book's strengths include the high quality of writing and the expertise of its contributors. It covers the field of health social work in significant depth and is sure to leave readers well informed." –Mary Sormanti, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work "Quite simply, this is the definitive volume for health and social work. In this second edition, Gehlert and Browne and their expert contributors have confidently managed to keep pace with current theory and empirical research across a wide range of subject matter that will be of interest to practitioners, educators, and researchers." –Michael Vaughn, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and Department of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University Thoroughly revised and updated, the only comprehensive handbook of its kind covering the diverse field of health social work Now in its Second Edition, Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover practice and research areas ranging from chronic disorders to infectious disease, from physical to mental disorders, and all areas in between. An excellent resource preparing social workers for the present and future challenges of practice in the field of health care, the Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition features discussion on: New trends in social work and health care, including genetics, transdisciplinary care, as well as national and state changes in policy Health social work and children The wide array of roles performed by social workers in health-care settings Ethical issues and decision making in a variety of arenas Understanding of community factors in health social work Edited by two respected leaders in the field of health social work, this second edition includes contributions from a diverse team of notable experts, researchers, and scholars addressing multiple theoretical foundations, models, issues, and dilemmas for the social worker in health care. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms.

Foundations of Epidemiology


Author: David E. Lilienfeld,Paul D. Stolley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195050356
Category: Medical
Page: 371
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The Foundations of Epidemiology is an introductory level text intended for a broad range of courses in epidemiology, including those in medical schools, schools of public health, dental schools, schools of nursing, and other professional schools. Minimal familiarity with statistics is assumed in the book, although the text is not intended as a primary introduction to statistics; an appendix provides the necessary overview of statistics necessary to understand epidemiologic concepts, including sampling, significance testing, confidence intervals, correlation and linear regression, relative risks and attributable fractions, the life table, and Cohen's Kappa statistic.Basic epidemiologic concepts, such as rates and ratios, age adjustment, incubation periods, investigation of an outbreak time-place-and person, agent-value, inter- and intra-observer variability, odds ratios, randomized trials, and cohort and case-control study designs are illustrated using examples from a variety of conditions, including asthma, food poisoning, coronary heart disease, measles, stroke, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, venous thrombosis, histoplasmosis, lyme disease, and AIDS.The text consists of 13 chapters, each of which includes study problems and solutions. A discussion of the uses of epidemiology in clinical settings includes a guide to the critical review of medical and related literature.

Foundations of Basic Nursing


Author: Lois White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401826963
Category: Medical
Page: 830
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Begins with student nurse skills for success which has been expanded to include information on transition from student to employee, applying for a job and resume writing with examples. Important changes in health care are covered. HIPPA has been included as have west Nile virus, SARS and bio-terrorism.

The Foundations of Christian Bioethics


Author: Hugo Tristram Engelhardt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9789026515576
Category: Philosophy
Page: 414
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For decades, Engelhardt has alluded to the ethics that binds moral friends. While his 'Foundations of Bioethics' explored the sparse ethics binding moral strangers, this long-awaited volume addresses the morality at the foundations of Christian bioethics. The volume opens with an analysis of the marginalization of Christian bioethics in the 1970s and the irremedial shortcomings of secular ethics in general. Drawing on the Christianity of the first millennium, Engelhardt provides the ontological and epistemological foundations for a Christian bioethics that can remedy the onesidedness of a secular bioethics and supply the bases for a Christian bioethics. The volume then addresses issues from abortion, third-party-assisted reproduction, and cloning, to withholding and withdrawing treatment, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Practices such as free and informed consent are relocated within a traditional Christian morality. Attention is also given to the allocation of scarce resources in health care, and to the challenge of maintaining the Christian identity of physicians, nurses, patients, and health care institutions in a culture that is now post-Christian.