The need for this book has arisen as a result of the now standardised approach
to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and
between health and social care. Staff working within health and social care are ...
Author: Carolyn Wallace
"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process.
Author: Carolyn Wallace
Shared assessment is the standardized approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a comparative grid for Standardized Assessment Frameworks, examples of career assessments, reflective questions, and further reading.
This is an accessible and important text.
Author: Carolyn Wallace
This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales."--. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire. "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment."--. Soo Moore, City University, London. Shared assessment is the standard.
Assess the degree of dependence . Identify the complications of drug misuse and
assess risk behaviour . • Identify other medical , social and mental health
problems . Give advice on harm minimization including , if appropriate , access to
Author: Laurence Mynors-Wallis
"Shared care in mental health' covers the broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders encountered by the primary care physician. It has been written to provides practical solutions to assist in the management of the common health problems seen in primary care. Shared care means not only care shared between primary and secondary care but also refers to utilizing the skills of the non-medical members of the primary healthcare team. This handbook is easy to read and user friendly and is designed to be 'dipped into' when faced with a problems in daily practice. It is problem-solving orientated and offers sensible, pragmatic and practical advice. The book is structured around the treatment of particular patient groups, for example, the depressed patient, the anxious patient, the patient with insomia. Each treatment of particular patient groups, for example, the depressed patient, the anxious patient, the patient with insomnia. Each treatment covers the following areas: epidemiology; recognition and diagnosis; management in primary care; when to refer and what to expect from secodary services. Equal attention is given to drug treatments, not only what to prescribe but how to improve compliance, and psychological treatments. Case reports are included to illustrate the application of treatment techniques. This book has been written by a team who understand GPs, general practice and then psychiatry. The emphasis throughout the book is to provide the General Practitioner with practical and specific help in the management of mental health problems.
The clear demarcation of budgets between Primary Care Trusts ( led by GPs )
and Hospital Trusts is also well established but the reconfiguration of Trusts and
Strategic Health Authorities and definitions of their roles is an evolving process .
... Trusts and social services departments in England and Wales had to have
suitable structures and shared assessment paperwork in place ( DH , 2004 ) .
Author: Mary Marshall
Publisher: Policy Press
One in ten of us will suffer from dementia and as a result the increasing numbers of older people needing assistance mean that all social workers must be up-to-date in their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards people with dementia and their carers.
Single multi - dimensional assessments and regular meetings are crucial in order
to define a holistic care plan and to share information between professionals : “
As a team we are quite lucky because we can get in and get things done .
Author: Jenny Billings
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
This volume offers a European consensus on how to integrate health and social care services for the elderly in Europe. The volume is comparative between nine EU member states and is trans-national comprising scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and consultants.
The overview assessment identified his need for a care service , for day care to
reduce his isolation , and for an urgent ... The emphasis is on joint working and
sharing of information by professionals working in the health and social care
Author: Robin Jacoby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is the new edition of the much loved and highly popular multi-author textbook previously published as Psychiatry in the Elderly. It has established itself as the standard textbook in its field due to its unique combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing and authoritative and up-to-date information. This new edition maintains these strengths, with chapters covering the basic sciences underpinning old agepsychiatry, clinical practice, psychiatric services for older people, specific disorders and medico-legal and ethical issues.The text has been extensively updated, with several new chapters added reflecting developments in the speciality. These include chapters on: different psychotherapies, e.g. interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy; memory clinics and liaison old age psychiatry; mild cognitive impairment and sleep disorders; and chapters by patients reflecting their experiences of their illnesses. The textbook has expanded to include 73 contributors from 8 differentcountries covering the panoply of relevant expertise. The editorial team has also grown with Robin Jacoby and Catherine Oppenheimer now being joined by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas.The breadth of authoritative coverage will continue to make this book one which all old age psychiatrists and trainees will want to have on their bookshelves. Geriatricians and other health professionals working with older people will also find in this book a handy resource to assist them when dealing with psychiatric disorders in older people.
sets of standardized assessment information with a summary record , and
generates information for strategic planning . ... Assessment is a key element
within the practice of health and social care practitioners ( Housten and Cowley ,
2002 ... then access appropriate services , but should also help to ensure that
communication is relayed and shared effectively to enhance the delivery of care
and support .
Author: Siân Wade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Intermediate care has become a buzzword within health and social care over the last few years. Seen as the panacea for a number of woes, particularly for older people, intermediate care has been held up as a way forward within contemporary health and social care. This text explores in detail what is understood by the concept of intermediate care and, in particular, ways in which the needs of older people can be best met by this new range of services. Initial discussion centres on the concept of intermediate care and the motives for its development. This is followed by a summary of the range of intermediate care services that have been developed, with a discussion of some of the confusion that surrounds the concept. The debate then moves on to centre on older people, discussing first why older people have come to be perceived as one of the main client groups that may benefit from intermediate care, and then how intermediate care could be developed to better serve their needs. An overview of ageing and the uniqueness of older people is then provided, followed by an exploration of some of the challenges faced by older people within society - and how this has extended into the delivery of health and social care.
The Common Assessment Framework and information sharing 417 The Common
Assessment Framework for children and young ... Most local authorities have
established clearer thresholds for access to children's social care services . ...
Community health centres , schools and children's centres are making most
Author: Great Britain: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills
With the establishment, on 1 April 2007, of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, Ofsted's responsibilities for inspecting children's services changed substantially, with Ofsted now regulating and inspecting childcare, children's social care and provision for learners of all ages. This report covers the first full year of reporting on the organisation's new remit. The first section presents an evaluation of the quality and standards in care, early education, schools, colleges, adult learning and skills, and children's services. It is based on evidence from more than 45,000 inspections and regulatory visits in 2007-08. The second section draws on Ofsted's thematic inspections and surveys in the different areas of its remit. This section evaluates the effectiveness with which providers seek to address three important matters: improving the life chances of the least advantaged members of society through excellence in provision; safeguarding children and young people from neglect, abuse and other forms of harm; and enabling learners to acquire the skills they need to succeed in their working lives. The Chief Inspector is encouraged by the recognition that much is going well for so many children, young people and adult learners, but frustrated that there is still too much that is patently inadequate and too many settings and institutions where the rate of improvement is unacceptably slow.