Description : In health and social care settings, it's important to remember that not everyone uses words to communicate. This uniquely inspiring book is co-produced with service users from Communicate2U, a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the experiences of people who may be vulnerable because of their communication style. Providing detailed case examples and fun, practical exercises blended with examination of key research and theory, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care equips readers with the knowledge and skills required to interact with service users in a way that empowers them and creates a positive difference in their lives. Tackling issues such as body language, the roles of pitch and silence, and the effects of the physical environment on communication, the book offers a range of features to help you develop a truly inclusive health and social care practice. Each chapter includes: • Thought-provoking case scenarios to help you apply theory to everyday practice • A wealth of questions and activities to help you reflect on what you have learned • Links to online materials, including videos put together by service users, which will enable you to learn from the real communication experts. Accessible yet highly informative, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care is essential reading for students and professionals across the full range of health and social care disciplines – from social work and counselling to nursing, occupational therapy and beyond.
Description : The goal of this open access book is to develop an approach to clinical health care ethics that is more accessible to, and usable by, health professionals than the now-dominant approaches that focus, for example, on the application of ethical principles. The book elaborates the view that health professionals have the emotional and intellectual resources to discuss and address ethical issues in clinical health care without needing to rely on the expertise of bioethicists. The early chapters review the history of bioethics and explain how academics from outside health care came to dominate the field of health care ethics, both in professional schools and in clinical health care. The middle chapters elaborate a series of concepts, drawn from philosophy and the social sciences, that set the stage for developing a framework that builds upon the individual moral experience of health professionals, that explains the discontinuities between the demands of bioethics and the experience and perceptions of health professionals, and that enables the articulation of a full theory of clinical ethics with clinicians themselves as the foundation. Against that background, the first of three chapters on professional education presents a general framework for teaching clinical ethics; the second discusses how to integrate ethics into formal health care curricula; and the third addresses the opportunities for teaching available in clinical settings. The final chapter, "Empowering Clinicians", brings together the various dimensions of the argument and anticipates potential questions about the framework developed in earlier chapters.
Description : This book revisits key social issues and controversies in education. There are many social issues currently on political and governmental agendas, both in the UK and other countries – from safeguarding, childhood obesity, bullying and mental health, through to widening participation. Some of these issues relate to children and young people and are of concern to those working and researching in education, while others relate to Higher Education. The boundaries between the academic disciplines of politics, sociology, economics, psychology and education are porous. The contributions here illustrate how common interests and collaboration can assist in our understanding of complex social issues, the evaluation of current governmental responses, and the promotion of ideas about the way forward into the 21st century.
Description : This second volume of the two-volume set Rethinking Communication presents examples of the diversity of perspectives and theoretical problems that currently occupy the attention of the field. Each of the 30 chapters exemplify a particular paradigm or perspective by describing a body of work or a particular research project. Seeing the diversity of the field as a response to the realities of an increasingly pluralistic world, the editors hope this and the companion volume will help explain where the field is headed so scholars can seek answers to such questions as how to constitute a scholarly community in the face of existing pluralism, how to construct a coherent educational curriculum, and how to determine standards of evaluation.
Description : Based on in-depth research and 50 interviews with senior officials. Examines recent innovations: structural change to separate policy and operational functions; total quality management principles; performance targets, service standards and client assessment; partnership and single window/one stop shopping techniques.
Description : If we are to fully understand the impact of local concerns on social work, we have to consider these in a global context. Rethinking Social Work in a Global World provides the key to better understanding. It critically examines the relationship between the global and the local in light of a range of social issues and shows how such analysis can assist in improving social work practice. Incorporating the views of practitioners and analysing students perceptions of global issues, the authors: ■ draw on a range of theoretical disciplines and traditions, including postcolonialism, sociology, cultural studies and political science; ■ explore contemporary global issues such as the environment, new information and communications technology and the global mental health movement; ■ examine the implications of adopting global notions of citizenship for social work, in a postcolonial era; and ■ provide discussion points to ground the above ideas in a local context, to better inform everyday practice. This timely text is essential reading for practitioners, students and academics across a range of disciplines that incorporate global concerns, including social work, social policy, social welfare and community care.
Description : International in scope, The Handbook of Global HealthCommunication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis ofthe role of communication processes in global public health,development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholarsand practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range ofcommunication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to thestrengthening of health services, the involvement of affectedcommunities in shaping health policies and improving care, and theempowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyondconventional divisions between informational and participatoryapproaches
Description : For years anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice have been embedded in the social work landscape. Thinking beyond the mainstream approaches, this book critically examines some of the core concepts and issues in social work, providing fresh perspectives and opportunities for educators, students and practitioners of social work.
Description : This critically-oriented book draws on a range of key empirical studies carried out in a variety of care contexts. It examines care from the perspectives of children, parents and care workers. The discussion is situated in an analysis of economic, social and political change.