You are here

Understanding Health and Social Care

Understanding Health and Social Care
An Introductory Reader

Second Edition
Edited by:

296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The new edition of the best-selling reader Understanding Health and Social Care combines classic works with newly commissioned material, offering readers unparalleled coverage of the key issues in health and social care. The breadth of material encompasses voices of service users, professional and lay carers, as well as academics and researchers.

This Second Edition is organised into four new parts, each with a part introduction pulling together the main themes:

" Part 1: People focuses on those who use and provide health and social care services

" Part 2: Places focuses on where care takes place

" Part 3: Approaches considers different ways through which care takes places

" Part 4: Ideas focuses on the ideas and policies that underpin care provision

Full of real practice scenarios and examples, the book successfully makes the links between theory and practice, and will be an essential resource for all students studying at undergraduate level across the wide spectrum of health and social care.

Ken Blakemore and Joanna Bornat
Joanna Bornat
'Kate': The Constant Rediscovery of a Poem
Rosie Purves
Racist Abuse Ruined My Life
Polly Toynbee
Howard Mitchell
The Insider-Researcher
Annie Bibbings
Carers and Professionals: The Carer's Viewpoint
Sue Yeandle et al
Women and Men Talking about Poverty
Tim Stainton and Steve Boyce
Users' Experiences of Direct Payments
Dorothy Atkinson and Sheila Peace
Peter Townsend
The Family Life of Old People
Lynsey Hanley
Colin Barnes
Independent Living, Politics and Policy in the United Kingdom
A Social-Model Account

Alison Norman
Losing Your Home
K Jones and A J Fowles
Total Institutions
Geraldine Lee-Treweek
Bedroom Abuse
Maria Bakardjieva
The Internet in Everyday Life
Joanna Bornat
Jocalyn Lawler
Body Care and Learning to Do for Others
Rebecca Lawton and Dianne Parker
Procedures and the Professional
The Case of the British NHS

Hugh P Mckenna, Felicity Hasson and Sinead Keeney
Patient Safety and Quality of Care
The Role of the Health-Care Assistant

Ellen Allandale
Working on the Front Line
Risk Culture and Nursing in the NHS

Sue Ziebland et al
How the Internet Affects Patients' Experience of Cancer
Cecilia Pyper et al
Patients' Experiences of Accessing Their Online Electronic Patient Records in Primary Care
Vijay K P Patel
Positive Action
Julia Johnson and Andy Northedge
J Jacobs
An Introduction to the Beveridge Report
Jan Walmsley
From Care to Citizenship?
Ian Kerridge, Michael Lowe and David Henry
Ethics and Evidence-Based Medicine
Vic George and Paul Wilding
The New Right
David Coates
The Slow Birth of New Labour Britain
Mary Shaw and Danny Dorling
Who Cares in England and Wales? The Positive Care Law
Howard Glennerster
The Health and Welfare Legacy

This is a good text for level 4 undergraduates to explore health and social care via anecdotal evidence.

Miss Holly Joanna Magenta Scott
Education Department, Newcastle College
March 19, 2019

Easy read, very useful

Mrs Emma Marie Punter
Health and Social Care Department, Great Yarmouth College
May 3, 2016

This book will help students to understand the basics of health and social care and along with other books will help them to get through the course

Mrs Deborah Tatton
Social Work , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
July 14, 2016

I found the chapters to be too brief to be of use for undergraduate teaching

Dr Lucy Hanson
Social Work Department , Care and Justice, Liverpool Hope University
March 11, 2016

This books offers teachers an opportunity to present a solid base of knowledge form which all levels of Health and Social care can be taught and understood. Covering theorists, A vast array of case studies throughout this book provides numerous opportunities to continually link theory to practice in the form of discussion, independent study tasks or classroom activities.

Mrs Jo Williams
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
February 1, 2016

A hard text book to readn and digest at Level 4 - will support the Level 5 HND programme better

Mrs Anna-Marie Gillman
Health, Education and Social Sciences, Doncaster University Centre
July 1, 2015

This is a very useful book that will help HNC Health and Social care students to contextualise the issues discussed

Mr Denise Nannetti
Education (Stevenage), North Herts College
September 22, 2014

This is an essential reader not only for the working with carers module, but the health and social care course as a whole. It might, however, benefit from some updates to draw on more recent research.

Mr Dan Burrows
Cardiff School Of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metro University
August 15, 2014

Excellent book as a reader . Recommended for level 4 Health and Social care.Contains key elements of the HND.

Mrs Margaret Bull
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
August 30, 2013

A fab book, exciting and innovative ideas

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
July 11, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Julia Johnson

Corinne De Souza