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About Books and eBooks
We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.
You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.
Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!
Leadership and management in health & social care and children and young people's services : Level 5 diploma (QCF) by
Publication Date: 2012
A modern, holistic approach to the new NVQ/SVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management Award in Health and Social Care. Written to cover the new standards, with everything needed to complete the award, and a thematic approach enabling you to work holistically and see clearly how content covered in the book applies to professional work. This book provides a variety of case studies with questions that challenge assumptions in order to highlight issues around workplace practices. It includes clear evidence opportunities mapped to elements and performance criteria across the award, and provides mapping to management induction standards for new entrants to this area of work. Links to all websites included in the book will enable you to keep up to date with legislation and key professional practice.
Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Level 5 by
Publication Date: 2014-11-01
The ideal resource to support Level 5 candidates building on leadership and managerial skills. The full-colour course book will cover the essential knowledge for the core units, providing engaging case studies and offering advice on assessment and career advancement. All units are written by experienced practitioners and trainers.
Doing a literature review in health and social care : a practical guide by
Publication Date: 2019
This best-selling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review for students in all areas of health and social care.
It is vital reading for all those doing their undergraduate dissertation or any study that involves doing a literature review. This book provides a practical guide to doing a literature review from start to finish.
Advanced Health and Social Care by
Publication Date: 2008
The modern course companion for health and social care studies at Levels 4 and 5 - completely updated in response to the needs of students. Totally revised to reflect the latest legislation, occupational standards and best practice - so candidates have the up-to-date information they need to succeed. Extended content provides the greater depth and criticality needed at Levels 4 and 5. Provides comprehensive mapping for NVQ/SVQ candidates so they can link content to units of study. Features a new chapter on study skills and research methods, helping students to maximise their study time. "An excellent resource for teachers, trainers and academic students.
Understanding Health and Social Care by
Publication Date: 2017-02-01
This is the concise, accessible guide for students and practitioners who want a comprehensive introduction to health and social care.Engaging practical features, such as user-focused case studies and reflective exercises, promote understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge. In turn, clear explanations of social policy theory help frame the policy and practice dilemmas faced by students, front-line workers and policy makers. Chapters cover partnership working and integrated care, independent living, disability and long-term conditions, discrimination, user involvement and support for carers.This new edition has been updated to cover key developments under the Coalition and beyond, including the 2012 Health Act, the 2014 Care Act, the Francis inquiry, the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, the integrated care agenda and the impact of austerity.
Evaluating Outcomes in Health and Social Care by
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
In recent years collaborative working has moved from being an optional extra of public service practice to being a core competency for individuals and teams. Has this led to better outcomes for those who use services? How to understand and to measure these outcomes and demonstrate these to a variety of different audiences remains a significant challenge for many.This revised edition of this bestselling textbook includes the latest research findings and contains more tools, frameworks and international examples of best practice to aid practitioners to more effectively evaluate partnerships. Up-to-date research evidence is presented in a practical and helpful way, making this an essential resource for students.
Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams by
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
If you're looking to develop and improve your nursing, health or social care practice, either individually or as part of a team, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection of activities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practice development. Written as a companion volume to the latest edition of the best-selling Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare, this new resource grounds practice development in day-to-day nursing and health and social care through accessible, informative learning activities. It also focuses on practical ways in which teams can make their workplace cultures more effective and person-centred, and enables practitioners to empower themselves to make compassionate care a fundamental part of effective health and social care systems. Key features: Offers a full range of resources and tools to support all stages of learning and development towards person-centred practice, including learning activities, templates, posters, tips and hints, information sheets, and checklists. Includes practical advice for teams to involve patients, clients and residents in the transformation of workplace cultures and bringing about sustainable change Perfect for use both by individuals or by those working in group settings Presents informative and accessible information through activities and key learning points rather than just theory Fully linked to Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare, second edition, but can also be used as a stand-alone resource Includes access to a companion website featuring even more tools and resources, including: sample Powerpoint presentations, worksheets and reflection tools, questionnaires and checklists, evaluation tools, as well as a bonus chapter on 'Sharing and Celebrating'
Research Methods in Health by
Publication Date: 2014
This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services.
This textbook presents each topic in a clear and straightforward way, and its easy navigation allows students to find the information they are looking for quickly. Clearly links all content, questions and activities to pass, merit and distinction criteria so students can see how material is relevant to them.
Covers all units in depth, and tells you what you'll need to achieve the grade you want.
This book offers coverage of all mandatory and the most popular optional units to help students achieve their best, and provide enough content to complete the full Extended Diploma.
Perfect wider reading for students on Access to Health Studies, Nursing, and related courses.
Need to find a book? Below are the class numbers where you can locate Health & Social Care books on our library shelves. If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask a librarian or check on the library catalogue.
Health & Social Care
Caring for the elderly
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