Understanding Health and Social Care

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This engaging and accessible text, now in its third edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. This new edition has been updated to cover recent developments, including the integrated care agenda, potential regional devolution and austerity.

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This is the concise, accessible guide for students and practitioners who want a comprehensive introduction to health and social care.

Engaging practical features, such as user-focused case studies and reflective exercises, promote understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge. In turn, clear explanations of social policy theory help frame the policy and practice dilemmas faced by students, front-line workers and policy makers. Chapters cover partnership working and integrated care, independent living, disability and long-term conditions, discrimination, user involvement and support for carers.

This new edition has been updated to cover key developments under the Coalition and beyond, including the 2012 Health Act, the 2014 Care Act, the Francis inquiry, the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, the integrated care agenda and the impact of austerity.

Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK. A qualified social worker by background, he is engaged in regular research and policy advice around the future of health and social care.

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