The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care
- Sandy Fraser - The Open University
- Sarah Matthews - The Open University, University of Manchester, UK
- Presents a multiprofessional approach, incorporating examples from health, social work, and social care
- Offers an integrated approach to theory and practice
- Inclludes a range of case studies to illustrate key themes and issues
- Provides coverage of core topics such as: ethics, management, supervision, teamwork, interprofessional working, practice with service-users, research, policy issues, accountability
- Strongly supports underpinning knowledge for the National Occupational Standards and subject benchmarks
The book encourages the reader to develop the confidence and analytic skills to achieve best practice across all areas of their work. It will be required reading for all those studying social work, nursing, and allied caring professions. It will also be of great help to practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice.
This Reader is based on a number of updated chapters from Brechin et al Critical Practice in Health and Social Care also published by SAGE Publications.
Sandy Fraser is a Lecturer in Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. He is Chair of the Critical Social Work Practice course. His previous publications include: Doing Research with Children and Young People and The Reality of Research with Children and Young People (both 2004) and co-edited with Vicky Lewis, Sharon Ding, Mary Kellett and Chris Robinson, London: Sage Publications/The Open University.
Sarah Matthews is a Staff Tutor in The Open University regional office in Manchester. She is also a Mental Health Act Commissioner and runs a training and consultancy business. She worked for 20 years as a qualified social worker, latterly as a senior manager.
I did not find this book particularly well laid out. It was quite dense to read
The book provides insight and helpful explanation to students who are studying the organisational setting in which they are working.
A really relevant text which will be added to the recommended reading resource for our AMHP and MSc programmes
The book does not cover topics with the expected focus
This book was too social work centred and did not link to health in the same details. noted NMC code of conduct out of date and other information needed to be updated.
Excellent text. Will adopt it as core reading for the BA in Health and Social Care Practice.