Delivery in day(s): 5
There are in all 3 Tasks in the assignment. Task 1 is report writing that will define the working partnership, its importance, and principles of working in health and social care and how different departments are linked with it. Task 2 is a case study that is based on the discussion of the various strategies that are used to improve working in partnership with health and social care. It will define the models as well on which the partnership working could be carried out in health and social care. The best model that will fit to the case study will also be analyzed. Task 3 is a different case study that will define the potential barriers that may be faced or posed when working in partnership with health and social care. The recommendations on removing or resolving these barriers would also be analyzed. There is a presentation that would also be discussed as separate power point. This would discuss on the legislations, policies, practices that are applied while working in partnership with health and social care services. We will also discuss on the various contributions that these policies will have on the health and social care sector.
This task is a report writing that will define working in partnerships, its principles, importance and the different departments linked with it.
Explain the philosophies of working in partnership with health and social care.
Partnership Working means working in mutually beneficial relations, improving the quality, experience and growing with the various people associated or linked with each other in health and social care. They have to build the relationships that exist among the various partners and make it a long term relationship or association that may last forever in business. Partnership working helps in making the products and services of a good and effective quality. It even helps in increasing the spirits, potential and performance of the various individuals. When people work together they tend to even do the impossible tasks. I have also worked in partnership with health and social. I was part of the gynaecology team of the health and social care institute that used to provide health and social care support to the various people who do not have their relatives and friends to take care of them. My responsibility was to take care of the gynaecology treatments that were given to them (Manthorpe, 2008).
There are majorly 4 types of philosophies that exist while working in partnerships with Health and social care services:
The partnership working is of various types. These have to be followed as the entact relationships:
The conclusion that could be drawn is that these philosophies and models that are adopted in health and social care should be as per the business model and vision of the company. They should be aligned by giving leadership and decision making to the internal employees in taking important decisions.
Evaluate partnership relationships that can occur within different departments in Health and Social Care.
When the people are working in partnerships and with each other then surely they would have to work in closed coordination with each other. They have to learn certain skills from each other that will help in making their work simpler, easier and efficient.
The above table will depict the negatives and positives of working in partnerships in health and social care services. Positives that could be seen are that people tend to learn new skills and competencies when working each other. They develop coordination, support and help that help in the retention of the clients as well as the customers. The negatives are that when people from various backgrounds, hierarchy, attitudes and perceptions will join hands with each other then surely they would be having difference in opinions that may lead unnecessary conflicts that could be resolved. There are tips that could be used as tools for resolving of the conflicts:
Working in partnership will create a team that will keep the common goal and objective of the management in mind while executing the tasks. They will have even the common mission and objective which will be accompanied with the core values of the team. It helps in achieving even the impossible tasks out of the total target that has been given to them.
Team work or the working partnerships will ensure that the tasks are divided or delegated to the various individuals. These will also help the people to grow and develop with each other. They could learn new skills, competencies and the areas that they may not be aware of initially. It will bridge up the gaps in the competencies and skills that exist among various people working with each other. This shows that each and every department is liked and associated with each other and has to function in closed coordination with each other so that result is health, safety and social care of each one.
As per the case study, local mental, health and safety community team has become part of the mental health trust. All the people working have to improve upon their relationships with each other while working in partnerships with the health and social care services. There could be various kinds of strategies that are being followed for improving their relationships with each other:
These strategies will help in resolving all kinds of issues and problems that are persisting in the community. This will even fill up the gap that is there making the relationships and partnerships successful (Glasby & Peck, 2003).
As per the case study the major problem that is being encountered is with respect to the community members who are not getting the response and the correct feedback from their medical and health teams. Community people used to complain but those were not handled in time. They not even used to hear on it from various authorities. In this case only problem solving partnerships will not work as it is not the case wherein only problems have to be solved rather they have to be solved within a stipulated time intervals.
Project partnerships will ensure that all the sub-tasks that are assigned under the major tasks are completed as per the said deadline or the schedule. Problem solving partnership will develop a team that will be associated to solve all kinds of queries, complaints and the problems that exist in the system. Combining these kinds’ types of the partnerships will help in resolving all the pending issues and satisfying the community people who have been facing these concerns for a longer time. The model that will fit the best is the clarifying the negatives and positives to the various people on the working in partnerships in health and social care relationships. These will help in making the relations stronger that they used to exist earlier.
When both the kinds of partnerships would be worked and combined together then they will surely result in the development and growth of the community in terms of their issues and problems getting resolved and evaluated. Project partnership is essential as each individual would be assigned a specific role but the main goal and objective would be success of the project. They have to align and associate with each other so that project is really a great success.