Concepts, Practice and Research in Health and Social Care
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Care Matters by Ann Brechin
Book DescriptionHow can we make sense of the varying concepts of care and of the many forms care takes in practice? How can 'good' care be defined and evaluated? This book draws upon a range of academic disciplines including sociology, social policy, psychology, history, geography, social work and nursing to address these questions. The authors consider whether shared meanings in the concept of care can still be found across differences of: family and paid care; health and social care; perspectives 'carer' and 'cared for'; and the experiences of different 'client' groups. Commonalities are identified in the form of concerns about personal empowerment, about choice and self-esteem and about the balance needed between independence, interdependence and dependency. What also emerges is the relevance of such issues for those giving as well as receiving care.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761955665
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Brechin
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This major textbook will take a fresh look at professions and professionalism - what these terms mean and what they need to mean in the future in the health and social care field. This a course text for The Open University course Critical Practice in Health and Social Care (K302).
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