March 2019 Academic & Specialist Bristol University Press

Short Guides

The short guide to health and social care Jon Glasby


Paperback | Mar 2019 | Policy Press | 9781447350583 | 152pp | 198x129mm | POD | RFB | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99

As a field, health and social care is facing considerable challenge and debate, in the UK and internationally. This clear and succinct text offers a valuable introductory guide to this multidisciplinary subject, helping people who want to study or work in health and social care understand why these services matter, how they have developed and how they work. Framed by vital historical and social policy context, the book considers:

  • The social context in which health and social care are delivered
  • The history and nature of current services
  • Organising, funding and delivering services
  • How to be a professional in practice

Including chapter summaries and links to further reading, this text will be invaluable to undergraduate students on programmes in Health and Social Care, Social Work, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Social Policy and related applied social science subjects, as well as to A-level and Foundation programmes prior to University.