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The Textbook of Health and Social Care

The Textbook of Health and Social Care

March 2020 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A comprehensive textbook designed to guide students through the entirety of a Health and Social Care BSc degree. Covering the important topics and pressing issues relevant to Health and Social Care today.

The book’s three part structure starts with the essential areas and core knowledge, including the sociology and psychology of illness, the research process, key legal and ethical issues and reflective practice. The second part covers aspects of health and social care in practice, like health promotion, safeguarding children and their rights, and working with people experiencing mental health disorders. Finally, the third part considers some of the challenges faced in present day health and social care, looking at social justice issues, legal and ethical considerations, leadership, and health inequalities.

All content is supported by practical and reflective features to help students throughout their degree, these include: interactive activities, real life case studies and examples related to chapter content, links and suggestions for further reading, and answers to key activities and case study exercises.

The perfect companion text for anyone studying a Health and Social Care degree, or any other course related to the health and social care services.

Ashley Frawley
Chapter 1: Sociology and Health and Illness
Darren J. Edwards
Chapter 2: Psychology and Health and Illness
Pete Hanratty and Ben Martin
Chapter 3: Academic Skills and Practice
Pete King
Chapter 4: The Research Process in Health and Social Care
Angela Smith and Julia Parkhouse
Chapter 5: The Law Relating to Health and Social Care: Introduction to Key Principles
Angela Smith & Julia Parkhouse
Chapter 6: The Law Relating to Health and Social Care: Further Key Principles
Sally Riggall
Chapter 7: Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking
John Knight
Chapter 8: Physiological Effects of Ageing in the Older Adult
Charlotte Chisnell and Caroline Kelly
Chapter 9: Safeguarding Children and Adults
Pete King
Chapter 10: Childcare in the UK
Michelle Anderson and Llewellyn Morgan
Chapter 11: Health Promotion and Health Psychology
Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett and Pete King
Chapter 12: Children’s Rights and Participation
Keith Bradley-Adams
Chapter 13: Working with Persons Experiencing Mental Disorder: Mental Health Conditions
Keith Bradley-Adams
Chapter 14: Determinants of Poor Mental Health and the Road to Recovery
Hazel M. Chapman
Chapter 15: Using and Developing Evidence in Health and Social Care Practice
Stephanie Best
Chapter 16: Leadership and Management
Hugh Upton and Angela Smith
Chapter 17: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Health and Social Care
Sue Bond-Taylor and Ceryl Davies
Chapter 18: Equity, Intersectionality and Anti-Oppressive Practice
Gideon Calder
Chapter 19: Social Justice Issues in Health and Social Care
Andrew Dunning
Chapter 20: Disability Policy and provision in health and social care
Lance Benny Goodman
Chapter 21: Health Inequalities

A great all rounder text covers some fantastic subject specific content. Very readable, engaging text. Have adopted this as a core text for degree in health and social care.

Amanda Lee
Health, Global Banking School
February 18, 2022

A great book, clearly set out and written. students, like the format and content of the book. I recommend as good overall text for the course

Mrs Claire Cockerill
Community Health & Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire
July 29, 2022

A very good text for the course

Mr Owain Jones
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
January 26, 2021

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