Changing Practice in Health and Social CareBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1355/a (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1355
- Marilynn M Rosenthal, professor of sociology
- University of Michigan, USA
Eds Celia Davies, Linda Finlay, Anne Bullman
Sage Press, £15.99, pp 400
ISBN 0 7619 6497 5
In studying social policy we should be guided by two things—a historical perspective and an understanding of the dynamics of change. Both are complex and elusive, but the latter is by far the more difficult to get to grips with. Changing Practice in Health and Social Care does a good job on the former but struggles with the latter.
Starting with a succinct history of social policy, this collection of essays tries to integrate theory and practice from education, management, and social policy. It examines trends in collaboration between the caring professions; emerging challenges from managers, the …