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Author Peckham, Stephen.

Title Social policy for nurses and the helping professions / Stephen Peckham and Liz Meerabeau
Edition Second edition
Published Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 330 pages) : illustrations
Series Social science for nurses and the caring professions
Social science for nurses and the caring professions.
Contents Front cover; Half title; Title; Copy right; Contents; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1 What is social policy?; Chapter 2 The development of the welfare state; Chapter 3 Health policy in the post-war period; Chapter 4 Poverty, inequality and social policy; Chapter 5 Public health and health inequalities; Chapter 6 Welfare pluralism; Chapter 7 The mixed economy of community care; Chapter 8 The changing role of the voluntary sector in the provision of social welfare; Chapter 9 Lay perspectives and the role of informal care; Chapter 10 The role of health and social care professionals
Summary Examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of policy issues, including changes in health care delivery and the tackling of health and social inequalities. This book also emphasises the significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-314) and index
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Subject Medical social work -- Great Britain.
Social medicine -- Great Britain.
Public Policy.
Social Welfare.
Social Work.
State Medicine.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Nurses Instruction.
Form Electronic book
Author Meerabeau, Liz.
ISBN 0335219624 (print)
0335219632 (print)
033523013X (electronic bk.)
9780335219629 (print)
9780335219636 (print)
9780335230136 (electronic bk.)