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Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care

Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care
A Practical Handbook for Interprofessional Working

First Edition

September 2009 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." -

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire

"This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." -

Soo Moore, City University, London

Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process.

Key features of the book include:

- Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice

- A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process

- Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice

- Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities.

The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading.

It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.

PART ONE: Where It All Began
The UK Policy Context
Sharing Assessment Information
PART TWO: Applying Theory to Practice
Meet the Family
Doug Williams
Betty Mitchell
Robert Griffiths
PART THREE: Opportunities and Challenges for Individuals, Staff and Organisations
Managing Cultural Change
Consolidating the journey through health and social care
APPENDIX 1: Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks
APPENDIX 2: Pam Griffiths’ Carer’s Assessment
APPENDIX 3: Betty Mitchell’s CPA Assessment
APPENDIX 4: Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX 5: Resources

This book is easy to read, had up to date information on policy and practice and deals with specific groups which is very useful for a few of the modules on our HNC/FD Care Studies course.

Mrs Nicola Meek
Services to People, Merthyr Tydfil College
August 31, 2010

In line with current policy this book combines theory with some very useful case studies which have been beneficial for collaborative learning & working.

Mr Ian Hamilton
Health , Northumbria University
August 4, 2010

Excellent book essential for students undertaking Social Care Helath Organisations module looking at unified assessment, direct payments etc.

Dr Colin Griffiths
Higher Education Afan Campus, Neath Port Talbot College
June 23, 2010

This comprehensive book will be useful for both undergraduate and post graduate students. It contains a good deal of useful information that will act as aide-memoires. The reflective questions are particularly helpful

Mrs Carolyn Gibbon
Nursing, Central Lancashire University
June 14, 2010

Will be recommended as useful reading for out Collaborative practice module

Mrs Marie Ramsden
Department of Social Work, Hull University
May 28, 2010

This is a timely and valuable text that offers students both an understanding of the context for shared working and a practical approach.

Ms Kate Karban
Department of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
May 6, 2010

An interesting text which meets the learning outcomes for both the Health and Social Care module and the overall approach to the BSc (Hons) and MSc Health and Social Care awards.

Easy to use and level appropriate for professionals.

Miss Deborah Macartney
Division of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey
May 4, 2010

An excellent resourse for anyone interested in single and unified assessment. Useful text for those teaching others.

Mr Christopher Griffiths
Nursing , Glamorgan University
November 27, 2009

This is a comprehensive, informative easy to read book which offers practical application.

Mrs Diane Powles
Nursing , Glamorgan University
October 29, 2009

An essential book for students underatking collaborative practice

Mr David Bosworth
Social Work , Sheffield Hallam University
October 26, 2009

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