The Integration of Mental Health Social Work and the Nhs by Daisy Bogg

By Daisy Bogg

The mixing of prone has been NHS coverage for a couple of years, yet how effectively has it been completed? This ebook explores the problems from a social care standpoint and examines adjustments in perform up to now, quite growth in the direction of the final goal of enhancing the event of the carrier person and reaching seamless companies . The conflict among medically-driven and socially-driven ways has lengthy been mentioned and the e-book considers even if those ways have now been reconciled, or no matter if the truth of recent provider provision keeps to create quite a number strength struggles and demoralization one of the specialist teams.

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With these changes the social work contribution will again change, and there is the potential for the profession to play a significant role in the implementation of the new legislative processes. 31 Chapter 3 The social work identity within mental health services Current trends As already discussed in Chapters 1 and 2, the combined management of health and social care began with the enactment of the Health Act 1999; before this point agencies and professionals had worked together but within separate organisations with very separate remits.

Knowledge of the subject is often via political and media presentation and is subject to both bias and spin. In many cases direct experience is disconnected from the wider view. , 1999; Byrne, 2000). This selective prejudice is difficult to address as the disconnection of beliefs for certain individuals does not allow for learning from experience. While this is not the case with all members of society, it is certainly a recognised state that is difficult to address in terms of education and the reduction of stigmatising attitudes and beliefs.

The differences in approach across the client groups (for example the distinction between child and adult social work) have exacerbated this lack of clarity, and the socio-economic impact upon the role further complicates any true definition, as social work by its very nature is dynamic. The profession has traditionally been rooted in social inclusion, self-determination and individual rights, but as other professions have taken up these areas, instead of leading the way social workers on the whole appear to have withdrawn from the debate.

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