Working in partnership

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Why do health and social care professionals work in partnerships?
All services in health and social care function in partnership. This involces multidiciplinary working in order to ensure that service users get the care and support they need.
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Why is partnership important?
It's important because it: improves the lives of vulnerable adults and children, means service users don't have to give the same information to different health and social care workers, improves information sharing, improves the efficiency.
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+ Why is partenership important?
It's important because it: coordinates the way in which care is provided, helps treat a person holistically, improves the planning and commisioning of care, allows services to complement rather than disrupt each other.
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What are the difficulties in partnership?
Problems include: faliure to communicate information between services, lack of coordination of health and social care services, delayed discharges from hospital, different IT systems cannot communicate, cuts funding that prevent partnership working.
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What sort of partnerships could a health care or social care service work with
They could work with: other services, a service user's informal carer or carers, friends or family.
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Why would a service make a partnership with a family?
They might partner up with the service user's family because they may need to plan, aid desicion making and enable support with other service providers.
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What is the main tip when it comes to answering a question which says DISCUSS?
Always right about both sides of the argument.
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It's important because it: improves the lives of vulnerable adults and children, means service users don't have to give the same information to different health and social care workers, improves information sharing, improves the efficiency.

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