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Your Foundation in Health & Social Care

Your Foundation in Health & Social Care

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2013 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Your Foundation in Health & Social Care provides readers with all the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning at Foundation level, both in study and the workplace.

It explores all the key areas of the Foundation Degree, including:

- critical analysis and practice

- communication

- work placement skills

- psychology

Each chapter features case studies to translate theory into real-life practice, activities to challenge readers, and further reading so that students can develop their understanding.

This is an essential companion for those studying foundation degrees across health and social care, and also valuable reading for students at higher education level.

About the Editors and Contributors
Graham Brotherton and Steven Parker
Ruth Beretta
Approaching Learning
Graham Brotherton, Helen Davies, Gill McGillivray and Steven Parker
Learning through Work and Placement: Becoming Reflective
Graham Brotherton
Understanding Evidence and Information; Becoming Research Aware
Robert Mears
The Social Context of Health and Social Care
Graham Brotherton and Gill McGillivray
Developing a Professional Identity
Steven Parker
Values in Practice
Graham Brotherton
The Political and Organisational Context of Health and Social Care
Nadine Pearce
Psychology for Health and Social Care
Judith Mann
Interpersonal Communication
Graham Brotherton
The Future of Health and Social Care Services

'This is probably the first textbook which I have recommended to all students to buy. It is a comprehensive and accessible introduction for those wishing to study at foundation degree level'
- Joanne Smith,
Tutor, Foundation degree in Health and Social Care, University of Bolton

'I am recomending this book for any student who has a fear of academic writing. The chapters are reader-friendly and promote reflection through activities and pertinent case study material'
- Julie Brennan,
Health and Social Care Lecturer, Liverpool Community College

This book offers an opportunity to stretch and challenge students in all aspects of their health and social care course and I will be recommending it for our library provision.

Health, Northampton College
August 28, 2018

Good foundation text for students entering into academia who have not got the grounding required for traditional entry to degree programmes in healthcare. The text enables and supports development of learning skills throughout the programme of study. Students find this accessible, citing as a reference source within written work.

Mrs Karen Alred
Department of Science & Technology, University of Suffolk
July 12, 2017

An excellent resource full of valuable information.

Mrs Deborah Tatton
Social Work , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
September 25, 2016

This has been an insightful read, with great activities to promote in depth thought and discussion. A great resource.

Mrs Helen Louise Higginson
Health & Human Sciences, University of Bolton
June 19, 2015

This book seems to cover a lot of information/topics that can be used across the entire 8 modules of the HNC Health and Social Care Programme.

Mr Denise Nannetti
Education (Stevenage), North Herts College
June 10, 2015

very good introductory text for health and social care students. I used with my HNC group and foundation degree group. it is very accessible and a great starting point for less confident learners with links further relevant readings suggested.

Miss Jacky Foster
Camborne College, Cornwall College
April 28, 2015

Addresses some core principles and theory in practice.
We have recommended the text to our students to review alongside core material.

Mr Adam Chilvers
City College Norwich, City College Norwich
March 10, 2015

I teach on the FdSc Healthcare Practice, this book is especially useful for students who have not studied for a while, it has lots of advice regarding how to study. Other subjects covered in this book also support this degree programme.

Ms Jackie Cunningham
South Devon College, South Devon College
February 27, 2015

This book is useful to the students throughout their course and is highly recommended as a key text.

Ms Shelly Everett
Caring and Health, City of Oxford College
November 20, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Approaching Learning

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