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Description - Integrating Care for Older People by Christopher Foote

The authors of this text share their practical experience on implementing a multi-agency approach to the support of older people. The show how systems thinking can help with the complexity of developing a model of care that co-ordinates medical, social and community services. They offer insight into the effective use of on-going assessment, evaluation, costing and information technology, with examples.They demonstrate how they achieved a "one-stop" rapid response to emergencies and a multi-level approach to risk management. They also show how enabling the older person to become an equal partner in decision-making, both as an individual user and as a citizen, reduces dependency, and can prevent current problems such as overlap and duplication of service and inappropriate admission to hospital and residential care. Models of consultation are included, along with guidance on running participatory groups.The resource seeks to meet the growing need for material on multi-agency practice and should be a useful tool for all those working across organizational and professional boundaries to deliver an integrated care system for older people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843100102
ISBN-10: 184310010X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 173mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 23-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Foote

Christopher Foote was a consultant physician in General Medicine with a particular interest in the care of the elderly. He is currently an independent consultant in integrated care systems, having spent 15 years in their development. Christine Stanners trained and practiced as a hospital social worker. She became a manager in the voluntary sector and was project manager of the integrated care system for older people described in the book. She is currently involved in locality development.