Report | Philosophy Of Working In Partnership & Its Concepts | Health & Social Care

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Working in partnership
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1 The philosophy of working in partnership in health and social care................................11.2 Partnership relationships within health and social care services .....................................2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................32.1 Models of partnership working across the health and social care sector.........................32.2 Current legislation and organizational practices and policies for partnership working inhealth and social care practice................................................................................................42.3 Differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working ..................5TASK 3............................................................................................................................................63.1 Possible outcomes of partnership working for the given three areas are as follows........63.2 Potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services...................73.3 Strategies to improve outcomes for partnership working in health and social care services.................................................................................................................................................8Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................9References .....................................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONThe term partnership is associated with a single business in which two or more entitieswork together by pooling their resources like manpower, capital and skills in an equal manner.As per the partnership agreement, entities share their profit and loss. The agenda of working inpartnership is an important key part of operations and practices in health and social care (Glasbyand et. al., 2008). The present report includes the philosophy of working in partnership and alsodescribes the concept of partnership relationship within the health and social care. Further, thisreport also explores the models of partnership working and helps to understand that how topromote positive partnership working with service users, professionals and organizations. Thereport describes the outcomes of partnership working in health and social care services. Apartfrom this, the report also identifies the potential barriers in partnership working and strategies toimprove outcomes for partnership working.TASK 11.1 The philosophy of working in partnership in health and social careIn health and social care, philosophy of working in partnership means values and beliefswhich are related with working in collaboration with other agencies and organizations of healthcare sector. The motive of partnership is to provide better services and support to the serviceusers. Various types of philosophies are present which associate with working in partnership(Lloyd, 2010). These philosophies of working in partnership have been stated below as:Respect and trustThe respect philosophy refers with the way of protecting autonomy of service user bygiving essential information details of care and medical treatments. It helps service users to maketheir own decisions. In this sector, it is very essential to treat care takers with the both dignityand respect (Walsh, 2010). This philosophy describes that during the treatment time period,values, culture and beliefs of service user should be respected.EmpowermentPhilosophy of empowerment refers to share the power with a person who lacks in it. It helpsto improve the abilities of service users so, they can have own control on their lives and alsosolve their own issues. This process helps to improve their satisfaction level by the result ofpersonal achievements (Sepulveda, Nyst and Hautala, 2012).1
IndependenceThe philosophy related to independence includes self-autonomy, personal traits, controland ability. This process relates to the ability of making effective decision on the importantaspects of service users (Johnson and Souza, 2008).Power sharingIn health and social care settings, the philosophy of power sharing describes that powersharing is a negotiation process to attain understandings which are related to responsibilities,roles and ownership. Health care professionals share the common grounds of understanding likeroles and responsibilities to provide support to service users in more efficient and effective way(Carnwell and Buchanan, 2004). For example, service user is suffering from both badneurological condition and heat condition. In this case, service user is treated by bothneurological and cardiology specialities. The health care professionals work in partnership toprovide best services to improve the health of service users.1.2 Partnership relationships within health and social care services In health and social care, requirement of partnership working was concluded by variousseveral factors. These factors are related to high level of economic and fiscal constraints,increase in the number of vulnerable persons who are suffering from mental and other healthissues, increment in aging population and increase in the cost of health care services (Handy,2014). Further, poor quality of health care services, low professional health decisions and latediagnosis practices were analysed by government of UK. Due to all these reasons, governmentemphasizes the importance of partnership working. To provide quality services and support toservice users, collaboration partnership working is essentially required in health care sector(Kingsnorth, 2013). For this purpose, few strategies are developed to formulate partnershipworking with NHS (National Health Services), communities and agencies of health care services.The partnership is developed to provide effective care services in low costs and effectivediagnosis practices on their real time.For the success of partnership working in health and care sector, its partners such ashealth care professionals and care takers are required to co-operate and communicate with eachother and also share the problems and ideas with each other. The partnership process providesbenefits to both health care professionals and service users as well (Lane‐Morton, 2005). Theservice users gain benefits by accessing care services in more effective way and training2

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