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By Roger Hadley

ISBN-10: 030433524X

ISBN-13: 9780304335244

This text-book examines the coverage and organizational context for group care, and comprises interviews and case reports, displaying how group care is (or isn't really) operating in the parts of deal with the aged, studying disabilities, psychological future health and actual disabilities.

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The senior manager was aware of his motivation in his dealings with people in his new role. He was trying to provide a good service, but he knew that he had Managers and generalists 39 a commercial interest in doing so because there was the possibility that not only might people use his company again or recommend it to others, they might also ask him to provide services which they had not thought could be provided before they had come into contact with him. This involved a complete mind change from work in social services where he had been trying to ration services; now he was trying to stimulate and develop them.

New plans began to be made which would mean that his own section would be subsumed under a much larger section in the department providing services for older people. These services dwarfed the disabilities and mental health unit, with a budget two and a half times as great. It seemed increasingly clear that the specialisms of his team would be diluted or lost. The impact of the changes on morale The effect of these changes on morale in his section and on his own attitude to work began to make itself felt.

District health authorities were to be concerned mainly with planning and purchasing services. Hospitals and community services were encouraged to become self-governing trusts, governed by boards of directors mainly appointed by the government and providing services which could be purchased by any district health authority in the country. 5). They would also be encouraged to compete for patients. There was strong opposition to the proposals from many quarters including the medical profession. By many it was seen as a covert attack on the very principles on which the service had been founded.

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