Foundations of Health and Social Care

by Robert Adams « Related Link

Key themes

Chapter 1

  • Learning effectively
  • Work based learning
  • Balancing competing demands of home, work and leisure against learning
  • Learning styles

Chapter 2

  • Time management
  • Effective use of learning resources
  • Making best us of lectures and contact time with tutors and other students, individually and in groups
  • Working at written assignments
  • Understanding feedback on written assignments, by lecturers and tutors.

Chapter 3

  • An outline of the origins of current health and social care policy
  • The main policy issues affecting health and social care services

Chapter 4

  • Outline of what is meant by sociological perspectives
  • Brief discussion of discrimination as it relates to health and social care
  • Examination of what is meant by domestic violence and abuse.

Chapter 5

  • Values in work with people
  • Where our values originate
  • The wider context of values in work with people.

Chapter 6

  • The main features of the normal functioning of the human body
  • The physical basis for people’s health and well-being
  • The relevance of a knowledge of physiology to health and social care

Chapter 7

  • The main features of psychology
  • The main psychological theories about health and well-being
  • How practitioners draw on psychological theories in health and social care work.

Chapter 8

  • Different ‘common sense’ perspectives on how we develop, grow and change over the life course
  • Four main groups of theories or perspectives concerning human growth and development: biological, psychological - divided into psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives - and social/environmental.

Chapter 9

  • Outline of forms of adult abuse
  • The main issues arising in criminal violence in the home, often called ‘domestic violence’
  • The main policy and practice responses to adult abuse

Chapter 10

  • The policy context of child protection
  • How child protection procedures work
  • What direct work with abused children involves.

Chapter 11

  • Deals with sensitive issues regarding risks to health and wellbeing and safety in practice, as well as how risk and safety are managed in delivering health and social care services
  • What is meant by risk and safety
  • Issues raised by risk management in health and social care.

Chapter 12

  • The basics of community care policy and practice
  • The policy and legal context
  • Some of the main services
  • Issues arising in practice

CHapter 13

  • The impact of ageism on people’s lives
  • Exploration of care and empowerment models of working with older people.

Chapter 14

  • The main features of three main kinds of physical impairment for which society disables people – loss of mobility, loss of sight and loss of hearing
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the main ways of working with disabled people.

Chapter 15

  • Policy context of learning disability, with particular reference to how services have changed dramatically for the better over the last 30 years of the twentieth century
  • Main features of positive practice with people with a learning disability.

Chapter 16

  • A brief discussion of the broad categories of mental disorder
  • Examination of several different types of support available
  • Exploration of the ‘recovery perspective’ in mental health.

Chapter 17

  • Policy and legal context of children’s services
  • Exploration of the range of children’s services
  • The main issues arising in work with children.

Chapter 18

  • Legal context of drug usage in the UK
  • Definition of drugs and medicines and their uses
  • The distinction between systemic and topical drugs
  • The components of a well-managed drug regime.

Chapter 19

  • The main social and medical problems associated with alcohol, drug, smoking and dietary disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia
  • Some of the main approaches to working with people who abuse different substances.

Chapter 20

  • Welfare and justice approaches to work with young offenders
  • Illustration of the process of work with a young offender
  • An exploration of some of the main tensions in practice, eg. confidentiality.

Chapter 21

Nutrition is essential for life and health. This chapter deals with the following themes:
  • What good nutrition entails
  • The contribution of nutrition to a person’s health
  • The importance of nutrition in health and social care work.

Chapter 22

  • Why hand hygiene is essential to health and social care work
  • The elements of hand hygiene.

Chapter 23

  • Brief survey of legislation relating to hygiene
  • Brief examination of the fact that hygiene is at the core of good health and social care
  • Examination of the main types of infection to which cared for people are prone

Chapter 24

  • The contribution of bladder and bowel function to health
  • Some of the main causes of urinary incontinence and constipation
  • Examination of the management of urinary incontinence and constipation.

Chapter 25

  • Review of the basic signs of disease and ill-health in a person
  • Some of the main examples of conditions and diseases which could be responsible
  • Warning of the dangers of ill-informed attempts to diagnose.

Chapter 26

  • The nature of acute and chronic pain
  • How to assess pain
  • How to manage pain

Chapter 27

  • Different kinds of wounds
  • How health and social care workers should respond to and manage wounds.

Chapter 28

This chapter uses a detailed discussion of one case to show:
  • What is involved in palliative care
  • The process of palliative care
  • How a multi-professional approach contributes to palliative care.

Chapter 29

  • Overview of what is meant by ‘process’ in health and social care practice
  • Outline of each of the four stages

Chapter 30

  • Meaning of assessment in health and social care
  • Three main models of assessment
  • The single assessment process

Chapter 31

  • What is involved in health and social care planning
  • Developing and writing an effective plan
  • Issues relating to the planning process

Chapter 32

  • Meaning of implementation and intervention in health and social care
  • Different approaches and methods
  • Tensions in practice
  • The implementation process

Chapter 33

  • What is meant by ‘review’ and ‘evaluation’ in health and social care
  • Processes of review and evaluation
  • Issues in practice.

Chapter 34

  • Distinguishing reflective and critical practice
  • Reflecting critically on an example of practice.

Chapter 35

  • The nature of research
  • Complications arising in doing research
  • What is involved in carrying out ethical research.

Chapter 36

  • Definition of quality assurance
  • Policy and legal context of measures to assure quality in health and social care
  • How quality assurance operates
  • How complaints and whistle blowing contribute to quality assurance.

Chapter 37

  • The meaning of ‘theory’
  • The meaning of ‘practice’
  • Process of integrating theory and practice.

Chapter 38

  • Health promotion models and approaches
  • Relationship between health promotion factors such as disadvantage and health inequalities influencing the health of people, including barriers to health and well-being
  • Health promotion issues for health and social care practice.

Chapter 39

  • Policy context of the shift towards patient and public involvement
  • Define involvement and participation by carers and people who use issues and tensions arising in the practice of participation.

Chapter 40

  • What is meant by empowerment
  • The meaning of the word ‘advocacy’
  • Some of the uses of empowerment and advocacy in practice.

Chapter 41

  • How the social sciences contribute to understanding communication
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The ingredients of good communication.

Chapter 42

  • Main features of cognitive behavioural work
  • Major theories inherent in cognitive behavioural work
  • Main stages of cognitive behavioural work.

Chapter 43

  • Identify some of the most widely known therapeutic approaches to working with people
  • Discuss some of the main features of the main therapeutic approaches
  • Suggest some of the most appropriate uses of the main therapeutic approaches.

Chapter 44

  • Some well known therapeutic approaches to working with people
  • Main features of the main therapeutic approaches
  • Some appropriate uses of the main therapeutic approaches.

Chapter 45

  • Nature of counselling and advice-giving
  • Three main approaches to counselling - psychodynamic, humanistic person-centred and cognitive-behavioural
  • The qualities and skills needed in a counsellor
  • Some of the major issues affecting the decision as to whether to counsel a person.

Chapter 46

  • Key features of emergency work, crisis intervention and task-centred practice
  • Circumstances in which emergency, short-term, problem-focused work is appropriate.

Chapter 47

  • Defining what is meant by partnerships and teams
  • Exploring the implications of different styles of team leadership
  • The ingredients for effective work in teams.

Chapter 48

This chapter is based round illustrations from practice, dealing with:
  • The main stages of work with adults
  • The sequence of work with adults
  • Issues arising in the work.

Chapter 49

This chapter works through illustrations from practice to highlight
  • The main stages of work with children and families
  • The sequence of work with children and families
  • Some issues arising in the work

Chapter 50

This chapter introduces occupational therapy within the multidisciplinary team. It deals with:
  • Practice of the occupational therapist within a health and social care setting
  • The role of the occupational therapist within the multi-disciplinary team
  • The value of a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical working

Chapter 51

  • What is involved in making a good decision
  • How good decisions are made.

Chapter 52

This chapter uses examples from practice to highlight:
  • Issues arising in health and social care work with children and young people
  • Stages of practice
  • Tensions and dilemmas of practice.

Chapter 53

This chapter illustrates from practice the following:
  • Issues arising in health and social care work with adults
  • The stages of practice
  • Managing tensions and dilemmas of practice
  • Knowing how to act in response to a complaint or need to protect a vulnerable adult.

Chapter 54

  • Putting residential and day services in the context of changing policy
  • What is meant by ‘good’ residential care
  • What is meant by good day services, beyond mere ‘day care’

Chapter 55

The main themes tackled in this chapter include checking out three key questions: where am I now? Where do I want to go from here? How can I get to where I want to go? It considers:
  • Recording your personal and professional development
  • The importance of reviewing and evaluating your learning to date
  • Assessing the work and study you may consider next