This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners, including the NHS, disabled facilities grants and housing adaptations, asylum and immigration, mental capacity, human rights, disability discrimination, health and safety at work and negligence – and a range of legal provisions relevant to the protection and safeguarding of adults. Apart from the burgeoning legal case law and ombudsman investigations, changes from the last edition include coverage of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, legal implications of 'self directed care' and 'individual budgets', changes to direct payments and 'ordinary residence' determinations. In particular, new guidance applies to the high profile issue of NHS continuing health care. The book is an essential guide for practitioners and managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, policy makers in local authorities and the NHS, advocates, lawyers and social work students.
This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current care practice and the law. It explains the legislation relevant to practitioners, including rules about how people in need get an assessment from local authorities, the assessment of need and charging for services.
Mandelstam breaks this complex subject down into individual terms, then explains the legal and practical implications of each term in plain language, enabling readers to explore specific issues quickly and concisely.
The second edition of this guide to community care, aimed at both health and social care practitioners, offers a clear and structured introduction to present policy and practice. It is illustrated throughout by pertinent case material and has been updated with the latest policy developments and new literature.
This book explores the main areas of social work law, including children, mental health and community care. By investigating the meaning of law and some of its underlying value assumptions, it encourages practitioners to reflect on their actions and beliefs, helping them to avoid being a mere 'technician', and instead, become a competent practitioner. This new text supports busy social workers studying for Post-Qualifying Awards. Each chapter begins with an overview of the rationale for the teaching material provided and sets out clear learning objectives. Case studies, exercises and recommendations for further reading can be found throughout the book.
Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. Written by a qualified social worker and experienced lecturer team, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal book to see you through your course and career. The new edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 13th edition also features 'The Social Worker's Toolkit', offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, and provides the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre featuring updates on recent cases and changes to legislation, guidance on answering exercises in the book, a glossary explaining essential legal terminology, and video podcasts. For lecturers, resources include suggested lecture discussion points and powerpoint slides, plus a test bank of over 200 multiple choice questions for class-testing. With its comprehensive coverage and practical focus, Law for Social Workers will be an invaluable guide throughout your degree and as you enter the workplace, equipping you with the essential legal knowledge to give you the confidence to practice.
Based on the unique upstream thinking approach that emphasizes health promotion efforts to address the precursors of poor health, this edition focuses on the issues, responsibilities, and roles important for providing contemporary community health nursing care. Detailed case studies provide a community component for each step of the nursing process, and several new chapters have been added, including the economics of health care, care of the disabled population, and care for clients in prison and parish settings. The complete Instructor's Electronic Resource is available on CD-ROM and includes PowerPoint slides. Presents the upstream thinking approach that focuses on factors that are the precursors to poor health, with interventions that emphasize community health promotion and prevention of health problems Provides detailed case studies that emphasise community aspects of all steps of the nursing process to promote the community perspective in all health situations Includes chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter to emphasise key concepts the student should learn from the chapter Provides learning activities at the end of each chapter to challenge students to apply chapter material outside the classroom Features a new chapter (4) on epidemiology that discusses the distribution and determinants of health events in populations and addresses an important perspective for population-focused nursing care Presents a new chapter (10) on economic matters relating to health care delivery to address matters that significantly influence decisions in a managed care environment Provides new chapters on care for clients who are disabled (19) and those who are in prison (28)nd parish settings (29) to offer content on caring for clients who have special needs and concerns Addresses the role of nurse case manager in a new chapter (8) on case management that discusses his relatively new role in contemporary community health
This volume presents a practical introduction to the subject of the legal implications of social work practice. The second edition covers new legislation, in particular the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and includes a table of statutes