Social Work in General Practice

social worker? How do their patients present their problems to the social worker and what kind of help is she able to give them? What does a social work caseload in general practice look like? Is it true, for example, that some problems ...

Author: E. Matilda Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000438505

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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In the early 1970s general practitioners were well aware that they were being asked to deal not only with physical illness in their patients but also with the stresses relating to social and emotional problems. Increasingly often they were working together with health visitors and social workers in attempting to respond more effectively to these demands. Originally published in 1972, this study describes the attachment of a social worker to a group general medical practice in London, indicating why, for all social groups, the general practice is an appropriate point at which psychosocial problems may be identified and treated. The authors describe the nature and range of patients’ problems that come to light in the consulting room; how patients present their problems to the social worker; and the kind of help the social worker is able to offer. They explore the extent to which the general practice setting provides opportunities for preventive therapy and further describe how social work in general practice can most effectively be related to existing social services in the community, particularly to the reorganised personal social services. Their findings are supported throughout by illuminating case studies. The book also discusses the integration of the social worker into the general practice team, the problems that have to be solved and the mutual enlightenment that results. This emerges as an extremely encouraging and instructive experiment, which will immediately interest social service departments and social workers, doctors and nurses, both students and those in practice. The wide spectrum of social problems encountered and dealt with by the social worker in a general practice make it a particularly stimulating account.
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General Practice Under the National Health Service 1948 1997

general practitioners ) , employees partly subsidized by grants ( typically secretaries and receptionists ) ... Medical and psychiatric social workers in the hospital sector were also to be brought under the aegis of the new departments ...

Author: Irvine Loudon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198206755

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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This is a history of general practice under the National Health Service, covering the whole of the first 50 years, from 1948 to the present.
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Collaboration in Social Work Practice

Health Service Journal , 19 October , 28-29 . Lewis , C. ( 2000 ) ' Friend or Foe ? ' Community Care , 14 December , 26-27 . Lymbery , M. ( 1998 ) ' Social Work in General Practice : Dilemmas and Solutions .

Author: Jenny Weinstein

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100924

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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From General Practice to Primary Care

The Industrialization of Family Medicine Steve Iliffe. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. ... Nurse practitioners in general practice an inevitable progression? Br J Gen Pract 1997; ... Huntingdon J. Social work and general medical practice.

Author: Steve Iliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199214506

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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Anxiety about medicine becoming impersonal and mechanised permeates the NHS. This is particularly prevalent in general practice, as plans for massive policlinics are revealed and payment systems shift seemingly inexorably towards incentives and targets. The ethos of family medicine, which places so much stress on continuity of care, psychosocial understanding of illness, and the careful management of doubt, is challenged by guidelines, governance, qualityframeworks, and patient satisfaction surveys. General practice is being industrialized into primary care, or so it can seem. This book explores the origins of industrialization, why it is being implemented by government policy, and what it offers both patients and staff. Are thereboth benefits and disadvantages? Finally, how should those working in the community work with the changes to offer the best possible quality of health care?
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Social Work and Integrated Care

Improving collaboration between general practice and social work Social workers and general practitioners are the points of entry and lead co-ordinators of publicly funded health and social care services. The extent to which they can ...

Author: Robin Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351052849

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Social Work and Integrated Care draws on the latest research, practice and theory to explore integration within both child and adult services. Although all the home nations in the UK view integrated care as a top priority within health and social care policy, many people continue to experience fragmented care. This book sets out the case for integration, considers the evidence of its impact, and discusses the implementation challenges that must be overcome. Packed full of current examples of integration, from across the UK and internationally, and reflexive exercises which highlight practice issues for social workers, it provides the following key learning outcomes: • An understanding of what is meant by integrated care and why it is seen as vital to a modern health and social system. • A knowledge of the expected impacts in relation to improving the experience and outcomes for individuals and their families, addressing inequalities and promoting health and wellbeing and increasing financial efficiency. • A recognition of the common barriers to integrated care and what such fragmentation can mean for individuals and their families. • A critical review of key approaches to promote integration and their practical implementation. • Reflection on the potential contribution of social workers and their own collaborative practice. Providing a comprehensive and accessible overview of integrated care policies and practice, this book will help prepare social workers for the realities of collaborating with other professions and services. It should be considered essential reading for students undertaking their professional qualification and those who are in practice who are looking to improve their ability to collaborate.
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Counselling in General Practice

Social workers The first study conducted on social workers in primary care attachments found significant differences in outcome between a group of chronic neurotics who had been referred to a special experimental service (which included ...

Author: Roslyn Corney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134929504

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Many GPs now employ counsellors to help them with the psychological and emotional problems of their patients. The contributors to this book have wide experience of counsellor attachments and have been involved in developing and promoting GP counselling on a nation-wide scale. They explore the counsellor's role in general practice and investigate the issues involved, giving practical guidance which will be invaluable to those wishing to set up a counselling service.
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Social Work and Multi agency Working

GSCC (General Social Care Council) (2002) Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers, London: GSCC. HM Government (2005) Opportunity Age: Meeting the Challenges of Ageing in the 21st Century, London:The Stationery Office.

Author: Morris, Kate

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861349460

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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The book is unique in drawing together contributors from a range of different disciplines to consider the issues and challenges involved for social work practice in multi agency working.
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Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Joyce Lishman is Professor and Head of the School of Applied Social Studies at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She edited the previous edition of the Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers in Social Work. She is the General ...

Author: Joyce Lishman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846426529

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care. Focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes, the five sections of the book cover: * the reasons and circumstances in which people may become social work service users * a holistic consideration of assessment in general and specific contexts, including risk assessment and management * methods of intervention, including cognitive behavioural social work, task centred practice, advocacy, crisis intervention, family therapy and group care * the legal, policy, research and evidence context in which assessment and intervention occur, as well as interdisciplinary work and organisational aspects of social work practice * reflective practice, evaluation and evidence based practice as integral parts of social workers' engagement with the complex needs of individuals outside the existing parameters of policy or research findings. This key text is essential reading for students, practitioners and teachers in social work.
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Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

teams', Social Work in Health Care, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 19–42. Hughes, C. & McCann, S. (2003) 'Perceived interprofessional barriers between community pharmacists and general practitioners: A qualitative assessment', British Journal of ...

Author: Liz Beddoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136283956

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major theoretical paradigms and critical debates around social work and ideas of wellbeing, globalisation, risk and vulnerability, and the natural environment. The second part goes on to explore how diverse understandings of culture, identity, spirituality and health require different strategies for meeting health and wellbeing needs. The final part presents a variety of examples of social work research in relation to health and wellbeing with specific populations, including mental health. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.
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