Working in partnership

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Btec Higher National Diploma
in
Health and Social Care M(management)

Unit 5- Working in Partnership
Name of Student: Beatrice Folasade Araromi
Student ID number: P1013574.
Group 52
Lecturer- Zafar

CONTENTS

Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………

LO1: Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services 1.1 Explain the philosophy of working in partnership in health and social care 1.2 Evaluate partnership relationships within health and social care services

LO2: Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care. 2:1 Analyse models of partnership working across the health and social care 2:2 Review current legislation and organisational practices and policies for partnership working in health and social care. 2:3 Explain how differences in working practices and polices affect collaborative working.

LO3: Be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services. 3:1 Evaluate possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations. 3:2 Analyse the potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services. 3:3 Devise strategies to improve outcomes for partnership working in health and social care services.

Introduction

Within health and social care, there are many references to the need for health and social care agencies to ‘work together’ more effectively in ‘partnership’. Evidently, the health and social care sector provides a service for the wellbeing of vulnerable people which is achieved by considering a diagnosis of their health condition and also maintaining a report from health professionals. Working in partnership is a key element of practice within the health and social care sector and it is a very good way of achieving the aims and objectives that need to be met. For example it is depicted as a tool that addresses the wider determinants of health such as poverty, employment, poor housing and poor educational attainment with primary care trusts and local authorities being the key partners, leading and driving change locally.( The concept of partnership and collaboration Carnwell and Carson,2001) This paper will demonstrate an understanding of the philosophies of partnership in relation to health and social care, I will also attempt to analyse and identify the potential barriers to partnership working in the health and social care services. Lastly, I will evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organizations in health and social care services.

The Philosophies of working in partnership in health care is concerned with the health and social care organisation joining together to produce effective service to support people’s needs and also to understand the importance of promoting autonomy with individuals. Health and social care services have been encouraged to allow consumers to become more involved and to have more of a say in the design and provision of services. Part of the reason for this refocusing on service users as active consumers rather than passive recipients of services may simply be that health and social problems have become more complex and multi-dimensional and that the older more static models of welfare have outlived their usefulness. According to Carnwell and Carson, (2001) partnerships with service users enable individuals to make informed decisions for their treatment and embolden their independence. The health care sector needs a partnership philosophy for several reasons which are as follows; equity, efficiency, quality and ultimate goals. (City of London College, 2013) The professional groups involved are social workers, health workers,...
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