The Textbook of Health and Social Care
A comprehensive textbook designed to guide students through the entirety of a Health and Social Care BSc degree. Covering the important topics and pressing issues relevant to Health and Social Care today. The book's three part structure starts with the essential areas and core knowledge, including the sociology and psychology of illness, the research process, key legal and ethical issues and reflective practice. The second part covers aspects of health and social care in practice, like health promotion, safeguarding children and their rights, and working with people experiencing mental health disorders. Finally, the third part considers some of the challenges faced in present day health and social care, looking at social justice issues, legal and ethical considerations, leadership, and health inequalities. All content is supported by practical and reflective features to help students throughout their degree, these include: interactive activities, real life case studies and examples related to chapter content, links and suggestions for further reading, and answers to key activities and case study exercises. The perfect companion text for anyone studying a Health and Social Care degree, or any other course related to the health and social care services.