Community Care, Ideology, and Social Policy
Prentice Hall Europe, 1998 - 246 páginas
This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of community care strategies within the context of government social policy, and assesses the recent shifts of political power from Conservative to Labour towards the end of the century. Unlike the majority of texts in the field of community care, it makes explicit the historical, philosophical, social and political inter-connections, and therefore provides an in-depth understanding of changing policy issues for students, practicioners and managers in health and social care.
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However, information from recent case studies shows that care management has
involved a complete change for 'front line' workers in their methods of working,
coupled with distinctive secondary effects for social workers and their established
Changing organisations and social work pressures Community care policies
have dramatically altered the organisation of social care and services, closely
affecting professional social workers. Managerialism and quasi-markets produce
effects on social workers. Surveys and reports on serious stress among social
workers multiply. Social workers have long suffered from occupational stress.
However, the circumstances of community care's implementation through '
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A history of community care
Health services and community care policy
Social services community care and the market
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