’While this book is aimed at students, health and social care professionals, managers and policy makers it would be beneficial for anybody wanting to work more effectively and in partnership.’
Title: Partnership working in health and social care. What is integrated care and how can we deliver it? Second edition
Authors: Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson
Publisher: Policy Press, University of Bristol
Reviewer: Helen Reeves
What was it like?
Partnership in health and social care aims to provide professionals and practitioners with a guide to work more effectively together. It provides the reader with useful approaches and frameworks and is based on current research and policies. It is a small book that is easy to read and set out in a logical order that helps to support the reader. It introduces what partnership working is, what research is telling us, emerging issues, frameworks and concepts and concludes with recommendations for future practice.
What were the highlights?
Throughout the book there are useful reflective exercises that help you to consider your own practice and partnership working aiming to help you improve your on practice. Throughout the book there are boxes that provide concise summaries of key texts relevant to the topics that are being discussed. The conclusion separates recommendations to policy makers and front line staff and reminds us of the importance of using integration and partnership to enhance services and patient experience instead of it being a means to an end.
Strengths and weaknesses:
I particularly liked chapter 4 on useful frameworks and concepts. I found lots of useful tools that can be transferred into practice dependent on your partnership journey. The boxes throughout provide summaries of key texts and allows the reader to see which framework may be beneficial to their role.
While this book is aimed at students, health and social care professionals, managers and policy makers it would be beneficial for anybody wanting to work more effectively and in partnership.
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