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Co-ordinating Community Care By John Ovretveit

Co-ordinating Community Care
by John Ovretveit

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This book is about how people form different professions and agencies work together to meet the health and social needs of the people in a community; about making the most of different skills to meet people's needs; about creating satisfying and supportive working groups and about the details of making community care a reality.
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Co-ordinating Community Care Summary


Co-ordinating Community Care by John Ovretveit

An exploration of how people from different professions and agencies work together to meet the health and social needs of people in a community. It is about making the most of different skills to meet people's needs and creating satisfying and supportive working groups. It is the details of making community care a reality.

The effectiveness and quality of care a person receives depends on getting the right professionals and services, and also on the support given to the person's carers. Services must be co-ordinated if the person is to benefit, but co-ordination is more difficult with the increasing change, variety and complexity of health and social services in the 1990s.

This book challenges the assumptions that services are best co-ordinated by multiprofessional and multi-agency teams, and that community care teams are broadly similar. It demonstrates when a team is needed and how to overcome differences between professions, and between agency policies and philosophies.

Drawing on ten years of consultancy research with a variety of teams and services, the author gives practical guidance for managers and practitioners about how to set up and improve co-ordination and teamwork. The book combines practical concerns with theoretical depth drawing on organization and management theory, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, economics and government studies.

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"Buy this book. But, above all use some of its ideas to make community teams really work" - Nursing Times

Table of Contents


Needs and organization
bureaucracy markets and association as modes of organization
types of team
client pathways and team resource management
team member's role
team leadership
decisions and conflict in teams
communications and co-service
co-ordinating community health and social care

Additional information

GOR001429918
Co-ordinating Community Care by John Ovretveit
John Ovretveit
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1993-06-01
240
0335190472
9780335190478
N/A
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