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This unique new book outlines the main structures, issues and developments in social policy, relating to the healthcare field. In addition, it contextualizes practice by means of examples and case studies from a range of client groups. This practical and very student friendly book contains self-directed learning exercises and student-centered learning objectives, boxes outlining key points, and tables of facts and figures.
The book contains no figures.
Part I: Contextual Issues: The Developmentof Health and Social Services. The NHS and the Welfare State. The Process of Policy Implementation. Social Issues and Health. Gender Issues. Part II: Focal Issues. Reorganising Health Care. The Mixed Economy of Healthcare. Disability. Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. Children. Part III: Wider Issues. International Healthcare Provision. Future Trends.