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International Perspectives on Health and Social Care: Partnership Working in Action

Jon Glasby (Editor), Helen Dickinson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-2259-0
184 pages
November 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book forms part of a series entitled Promoting Partnership for Health published in association with the UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). The series explores partnership for health from policy, practice and educational perspectives. Whilst strongly advocating the imperative driving collaboration in healthcare, it adopts a pragmatic approach. Far from being starry eyed, the series alerts readers to the pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

International Perspectives on Health and Social Care adopts a thematic approach to health and social care partnerships.

The book offers workable information on key topics such as integrated service models, partnership working and finance, self-management and the co-ordination of services, individual budgets, managing integration and working across the health and social care boundary. The importance of inter-professional practice is emphasised throughout with a key chapter that explores the knowledge, attitudes and skills required by practitioners from different professional backgrounds in order to work together collaboratively.

With chapters by leading international commentators, the book explores key terms and approaches to partnership working, helping readers to consider which way of working may be appropriate for which types of outcomes.

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Table of Contents

1. Partnership working and organisational culture.

2. Interprofessional practice.

3. Partnership working: key concepts and approaches.

4. Key elements in effective partnership working.

5. Integrated service models: an exploration of North American models and lessons.

6. Working across the health and social care boundary.

7. Partnerships in the digital age.

8. The economics of integrated care.

9. Self-management with others: the role of partnerships in supporting self-management for people with long-term conditions.

10. Self-directed support as a framework for partnership working.

11. The outcomes of health and social care partnerships

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Author Information

Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. A board member of the UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence, Jon also sits on the editorial boards of journals such as the Journal of Integrated Care and the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Helen Dickinson is a Lecturer in Health Care Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Helen’s main research interest is in inter-agency collaboration and particularly evaluating collaboration in terms of service user outcomes.

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"This text is highly recommended. You will find it easy to read and well-designed, with helpful summaries and insightful case studies." (Journal of Interprofessional Care, July 2009)
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