Managing Care in Context

By Jeanette Henderson and Dorothy Atkinson.
ISBN 0 415 29868 7

This book focuses on health and social care within a managerial
context. It provides a valuable resource that brings together care
and management perspectives, acknowledging the significant and
influential role of the manager in care provision.

The contributors provide a rich breadth of knowledge,
perspectives and debates. Readers will find the material
straightforward with helpful introductions and regular summaries.
There are also diagrams, pictures and information boxes.

This book tackles managerial dilemmas and responsibilities,
demonstrating an appreciation of the diverse and complex tasks
facing managers in care environments. By being relevant to practice
and work situations, the content provides a significant
contribution to debates related to the management of care. A
further strength of this book is that the range of topics covered
is drawn together with a strong recognition of the importance of
the service-user perspective and the challenges of
multidisciplinary working.

Managing Care in Context is a relevant, contemporary
book for students taking health, social care and management
courses; and practitioners and managers, at all levels working in a
range of care settings.

Karin Crawford is senior lecturer in social work, Hull
School of Health and Social Care, University of

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