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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Social Construction of Community Care

ISBN 9780333662984
Publication Date June 1998
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This book represents a new development in the discussion of community care policies with its integrated approach addressed to both community nurses and social workers. It includes contributions from practitioners in both fields, as well as lecturers and researchers in sociology and social policy.
The overall theme of the book is the concept of 'community' as a social and cultural construction. The authors begin with an account of the historical construction of community care, followed by explorations of the actual practice of the delivery of care and of the needs of particular groups within the community.

Anthea Symonds BSc, MSc, PhD, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales, Swansea

Anne Kelly RGN, RM, HV, HVT, MPhil, Lecturer in Health Care Management at the University of Wales, Swansea

PART 1: A.Symonds
The Social Construction of Reality
The Social Construction of Public Care for the Community
The Social Re-Construction of Care in and by the Community
Care for the Community, Inmates, Patients, Consumers and Citizens
Concepts of the Professions and Professionalism; A.Kelly
Professions and the Changed Environment; A.Kelly
The Social Construction of Management in Community Care; N.Harding
Community Development and Health Care Professionals; S.Clarke
Rights and Rhetoric in Community Care Policy and Practice; T.Stainton
Professions and School Nursing; I.Webber
Professions and Community Nursing; A.Kelly, G.Mabbett & R.Thomé
The Community Psychiatric Nurse and Primary Health Care; P.Davies
Professionals and the Voluntary Sector; R.F.Drake
The Myth of the Market in the Organisation of Health and Social Care; D.Rea
Danger on the Streets: Mental Illness and Ingratitude; J.Wilkinson
Poverty and Community Care; M.Drakeford
Working with Children in Need under the Children Act 1989; M. Colton, C.Drury & M.Williams
The Social Construction of the 'Carer'; J.Johnson & B.Bytheway
Housing and Elderly People; R.F.Drake
Working with Minority Ethnic Communities; K.Blakemore


...I would place it high on the list of recommended books for courses that include community care as an issue.' - Alan Weale, Professional Nurse
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