Social Work in General Practice

The questions it was hoped to explore in the Caversham project were broadly these: What is the nature and range of patients' problems for which general practitioners seek help from a social worker? What do the doctors expect from their ...

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: History

Page: 370

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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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The Routledge Handbook of Field Work Education in Social Work

General Practice Medical Centre Placement Vignette While social work delivery has been a feature within the health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand since the late 1930s (Beddoe & Deeney, 2012), these services have predominately been ...

Author: Rajendra Baikady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000540949

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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This Handbook provides an authoritative account of international fieldwork education in social work. It presents an overview of advances in research in social work field education through in-depth analyses and global case studies. Key features: * Discusses critical issues in teaching social work and curriculum development; health care social work; stimulated learning; field education policies; needs, challenges, and solutions in fieldwork education; reflexivity training; creativity and partnership; resilience enhancement; integrated and holistic education for social workers; student experience; practice education; and ethical responsibility of social work field instructors. * Covers social work field education across geographical regions (Asia and the Pacific; North and South America; Australia and Oceania; Europe) and major themes and trends from several countries (U.S.A.; Canada; Australia; China; Hong Kong; Sweden; Aotearoa New Zealand; England; Ukraine; Spain; Estonia; Italy; Ireland; Slovenia; Poland; Romania; Greece; Norway; Turkey; and the Czech Republic). * Brings together international comparative perspectives on fieldwork education in social work from leading experts and social work educators. This Handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers of social work, development studies, social anthropology, sociology, and education. It will also be useful to educators and practitioners of social work in global institutions of higher studies as well as civil society organisations.
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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 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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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: 192

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Multi-agency working is a dominant characteristic of emerging policy and practice across the range of social care settings. While this challenging activity places considerable demands at both practice and policy levels, when done well, service users agree it offers enhanced service provision. When delivered ineffectively, it can be frustrating and disempowering. This stimulating introductory text explores the challenges and opportunities for social-work education and practice within the context of multi-agency working. It brings together leading experts from across a range of disciplines, including criminology, mental health, child protection, drugs and alcohol, and education, to give the reader insights into different social care settings. It includes perspectives of those using services as well as describing the relevant legal and policy context and offering an overview of key research findings and contains trigger questions and a recommended resources section within each chapter. With an emphasis on identifying learning that can inform future practice, this text will be an essential text for both qualifying and post qualifying social workers who will go on to practice in diverse and assorted settings.
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Social Workers Desk Reference

Problem Selection and Definition Jordan and Franklin (in press) provide a framework for assessment that teaches the social work practitioner to move from a global, person-inenvironment family picture to a more specific, measurable focus ...

Author: Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195369373

Category: Social Science

Page: 1301

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Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers. Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.
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From General Practice to Primary Care

The shift in thinking was from the 'holding'orientation of social work to the 'action orientation' of general practice;72 the doctors wanted 'something to be done' while the social workers wanted to consider the options more carefully.

Author: Steve Iliffe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191550386

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Anxiety about medicine becoming impersonal and mechanised permeates the NHS. In addition, the popular media is full of stories about the health service and its unhappy staff, focusing on the belief that professionals and patients are being turned into assembly-line workers and objects. 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, quality frameworks, and patient satisfaction surveys. General practice is being industrialized into primary care, or so it can seem. This book explores the many dimensions of industrialization as it has occurred to others in the past, and analyses the origins of the current wave of reform in general practice. It analyses why industrialization is being pursued as a government strategy, and explores its benefits and dangers. It concludes that the medical profession has reasons for being perturbed by industrialization, but that it has advantages as well as disadvantages for the NHS and the public. Its conclusions may not please either policy makers or practitioners, but they offer ways for professionals working in the community to customise current changes in potentially beneficial ways.
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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: Medical

Page: 133

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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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Developing an enquiring social work practice druk 1 ING

the UK government providing research for general practice doctors and how much for social workers ? Well there is about £ 1,450 for each Doctor , and £ 60 for each social worker . This time the difference is over 24 times .

Author: Peter Marsh

Publisher: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum

ISBN: 9031352071

Category: Social service

Page: 38

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