"Care of the elderly in their own homes has increasingly come into the focus of contemporary welfare policies and raises important questions about the governance of welfare in general. By taking a comparative and thematic approach, this timely book offers a comprehensive analysis of the principal issues surrounding the governance of home care." "Combining social care and public policy, Governing Home Care will be of great interest to scholars and postgraduate students and researchers of comparative social and public policy, as well as gender studies with particular interest in health policy, welfare state policies, family studies, and the sociology of caring and ageing."--BOOK JACKET.
E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way.
This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors' experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include:
Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.
Over the course of the past eight years, the Republic of Georgia's health system developed a unique approach towards health reform and has experienced great success so far. Formerly one of the most dysfunctional and corrupt countries to receive care in Europe, Georgia has emerged as the leading health system in the sphere of post-Soviet powers. Georgia broke the old reform paradigm of gradual change and instead introduced bold, market-based reforms in a short time period that the country's healthcare system largely hadn't seen before. This book showcases the experiences of two leading healthcare reformers from Georgia, former Minister of Economics Kakha Bendukidze and former Minister of Health Andria Urushadze. Michael D. Tanner from the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. also contributes his external view on the Georgian reforms. These experts' experiences written down in this publication shall serve as a roadmap for policymakers to enact successful healthcare reform in Eastern Europe and beyond.
Examining the changing nature of health care federalism within a competitive global context, Comparative Health Care Federalism complements the theoretical and methodological objectives to provide a rich and nuanced account of the way in which the interplay of federal relationships impact health care within an array of systems. The editors have gathered together some of the leading international health policy scholars to provide detailed accounts of the dynamics of federal health policy-making within their respective jurisdictions. Complementing the theoretical and methodological objectives, this book provides a detailed, empirical description of the challenges faced by different states and the ways in which health policy-making works within each of the federal and quasi-federal systems presented. In chapters on the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, the United Kingdom, the EU, India, China, Brazil and the Russia Federation the authors consider what variables contribute to, and stand in the way of, the formation of robust and sustainable health care systems.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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