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Authors: Corinne Barker and Emma Ward
Publisher: Hodder Education
Size: 17 Mb
The textbook "Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Settings" serves as a comprehensive guide for students and professionals entering the fields of health and social care, as well as those working with children and young people. This edition, published in 2021, reflects the latest developments in these dynamic sectors and provides a foundational understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, and practices in healthcare, social care, and child and youth services.
Key Topics Covered:
Health and Social Care Systems: An overview of healthcare systems, policies, and structures, exploring both historical perspectives and contemporary models of healthcare delivery.
Social Care Principles: Understanding the principles of social care, including the role of social workers, care providers, and the ethical considerations in providing support to vulnerable individuals.
Child and Youth Development: Examining the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of children and young people, and how these aspects influence caregiving and educational practices.
Legal and Ethical Framework: Exploring the legal and ethical frameworks that guide health, social care, and youth services, including topics like confidentiality, consent, and safeguarding.
Health Promotion and Well-being: Addressing health promotion strategies, preventive healthcare, and the promotion of well-being in diverse populations.
Communication Skills: Developing effective communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, essential for professionals working in these settings.
Cultural Competency: Understanding cultural diversity and its impact on healthcare and social care practices, including culturally sensitive communication and service delivery.
Support for Special Needs: Discussing support services and interventions for individuals with special needs, including those with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
Working in Teams: Exploring the dynamics of teamwork and collaborative practices within healthcare, social care, and youth service settings.
Case Studies and Practical Applications: Presenting real-life case studies and scenarios to illustrate theoretical concepts, providing practical insights into problem-solving and decision-making in various situations.
This textbook is designed to be accessible for students, educators, and practitioners alike, offering a solid foundation for those pursuing careers in health, social care, and child and youth services. Through its comprehensive coverage of essential topics, it equips readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of these important and rewarding fields.