Some of the questions in the assessment are as follows:
- Understand various partnership philosophies with relationships in health and social care services.
- Give appropriate positive partnership working given to users of services, professionals, and organizations in health and social care services.
Evaluate different partnerships working for various users of services, professionals, and organizations in compliance with health and services.'
1.1 Explain the Philosophy of Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
The concept and meaning of partnership:
The meaning of partnership is working equally with partners. The essential concept of partnership is to share the profit or losses if any. Generally, it is referred to everyone person, the right to get the information, value and capacity which is added to each aspect and from everyone. In a partnership, each partner has the obligation to contribute something which may not in monetary terms. The power, decision making and roles of each partners are share equally which must be according to the moral rights and legally enforceable. There are so many philosophies involved in when a partnership firm is formed. The said philosophies ate freedom, humanity, impartiality, equity, trust, respect, empowerment and honesty. These philosophies are freedom, impartiality, humanity, honesty, equity, trust, empowerment, and respect. There should be much key point to mark different of partnership:(Glasby, 2016)
- Joint Education
- Discipline in working
- Sharing in Learning
- Joint Practice
The levels of the teaching, learning and assessment of partners in term of working define the nature of the partnership. There should not any confusion regarding the meaning and definition of partnership as there are a lot of variation in the approaches towards the teaching, learning and assessment of a partnership work. Thus, there is need of clarity in the formation and use of partnership. The following are some of the types of partners in the field of health and social care:(Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson, Edward Peck, 2006)
- Users in the social need and student
- Student and teacher
- Stakeholders and educators
- Stakeholder and Assessor
- Practitioner and Employee
- Stakeholder and Educational Institutions
- Social work and profession
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Social worker student and student from other programs
The partnership working is based on both of these things social care and user service as these terms are directly and indirectly related to the agenda of health and social care for modernization. However, there is relative proof that can be underdeveloped, the partnerships have been developed and continued to serve the society on a large basis considering the features of the latest policy of the government. The approaches and concepts of collaboration and partnership have been acclaimed as a one of the huge critical factors in terms of policy of labor.(Manthorpe, 2009)
Specifically working in a partnership in the field of health and social care can bring the organization engaged in different work together for the achievement of the organizational goal which can also help to pool the resources, expertise development and sharing of power. The ultimate goal of a partnership is to improve the quality and efficiency of a particular service provided in the field of health and social care.(Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson, Edward Peck, 2006)
The following are some of the traits that most partnerships share with each other:
- The parties engaged in a partnership have some kind of stake which is personal in nature in a partnership
- The partners of a partnership firm work together for the achievement of the organizational as well as common goal of the business
- The partners of a partnership firm have the same system of belief and ethics while conducting the day to day operation of the business.
- The partners generally work together in the partnership firm for a specific period of time.
- In a partnership, the partners respect and trust each other
- In a partnership firm, there a mutual understanding and respect between the partners.
The definition of a partnership working has a wide range of solutions. In the field of social work there are numerous ways for the contradiction on the definition of the partnership workings which can also be considered in practical terms. Many scholars and experts in this field consider working partnership as a true partnership when there is contribution of each part in a reasonable manner for the service resources.
1.2 Evaluate Partnership Relationships within Health and Social Care Services
As explained earlier, there is a relationship that happens when a partnership firm starts working with the users and clients. The relationship can be users in the social need and student, Student and teacher, Stakeholders and educators, Stakeholder and Assessor, Practitioner and Employee, Stakeholder and Educational Institutions, Social work and profession, Social worker student and student from other programs.(Alison Petch , Ailsa Cook , Emma Miller, 2013)
Working in a partnership in the field of health and social care can bring the organization engaged in different work together for the achievement of the organizational goal which can also help to pool the resources, expertise development and sharing of power. The ultimate goal of a partnership is to improve the quality and efficiency of a particular service provided in the field of health and social care.(Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson, 2004)
The following are some of the types of relationship which can happen between service users and the various departments of the health and social center:
Top Management: In case of top management, generally the interaction of the top management with the service users in different departments of health and social center are very less and that it is not possible for the top managerial personnel to talk to the service user on a daily basis. For this reason, this can be termed as a limited relationship between the service user and top management of the health and social center.(Sheehy, 2017)
Medical Staff: In case of medical staff, the medical staff has regular interaction with the service users in different departments of health and social care centers as it is the regular duty of the medical staff to do routine medical checkup the service user. For this reason the relationship of the medical staff and service user has an extended relationship which is made on regular basis.
Finance Team: In case of finance team, like top management the interaction of the finance team with the service users in different departments of health and social center are very less and that it is not possible for the finance team to talk to the service user on a daily basis. For this reason, this can be termed as a limited relationship between the service user and finance team of the health and social center.(Alison Petch , Ailsa Cook , Emma Miller, 2013)
Caretaking Staff: In case of the care taking staff, this is the only department whose interaction with the service is most and it is made on regular basis. Like medical staff, they also do regular cleaning and care taking work of the service user in different department of health and social care. Thus, this type of relationship between the caretaking staff and service user can be termed as general partnership. It is also to be noted that the service users are mainly dependent on the caretaking staff.(Gla