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Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions (Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions)

Ackers, Louise

ISBN 10: 0335193595 / ISBN 13: 9780335193592
Published by Open Univ Pr, 1996
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Title: Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring ...

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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What is the relationship between social policy and health? Who provides social welfare? How has the provision of welfare developed? "Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions" is one of a series of texts which provide coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all professional groups involved in the provision of health and social care. It provides the student with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The authors take as a starting point the importance of the conceptual connection between health and illness. The stress throughout the book is on the significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability as well as supporting the sick and disabled. A broad approach to social policy is taken, and the text is organized around the provision of welfare in the following contexts: public; private; voluntary; informal. Consideration is given to competing ideologies of welfare and the development of welfare as well as contemporary provision. "Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions" is based on the authors' first-hand teaching and research experience. The text has been carefully designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of important terms. The text is illustrated with tables and graphs throughout, and there are suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. "Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions" is a key textbook for all students undertaking diploma or degree level courses in nursing, health and social care.

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Louise Ackers is Senior Lectuer in Social Policy and Administration at the University of Plymouth. Pamela Abbott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Derby and was previously Head of Social Policy at the University of Plymouth.

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