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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
Category: Political Science
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.
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
Category: Social Science
Work collected here was originally presented at the Second International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Australia in January 1998. The collection is divided into concentrations on social policy, research, generic practice, and the practice fields of health and medical care, multicultural practice, and mental health. Reduced reliance on residential service provision, cross-cultural research in palliative care, and multidisciplinary service provision are some of the issues discussed. Jackson holds the Chair of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. Segal teaches in the Schools of Social Welfare and Public Health at the University of California-Berkeley. This work has been co-published simultaneously as Social Work in Health Care, v. 34, nos. 1/2 and 3/4, 2001, and v.35, nos. 1/2, 2002. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Recording in general practice and primary health care Clare A , Gulbinat W , Sartorius N , A triaxial classification of health problems presenting in primary health care . A World Health Organization multi - centre study ...
Author: Steven P. Segal
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science