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Conclusion: ‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results’ (attributed to Albert Einstein)

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter provides a brief summary of key themes and issues. The different chapters have repeated key messages about the limitations of traditional rational models of policy formation. ... More


From policy transfer to policy translation: the role of evidence in policy borrowing: ‘If it worked for you, it’ll work for us’

Catherine Needham

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines how policies transfer from one government department or state to another, exploring how far such moves are evidence-driven and what the mechanisms and channels of transfer are ... More


Framing health inequalities as targets for social work

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier (eds)

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter shows that social work is essentially an interventive discipline and not only pinpoints the adverse impact of social inequalities on health chances and experience, but also how this is ... More


The policy process: ‘If only policy makers would engage with our evidence, we’d get better policy’

Martin Powell

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the policy process (rational and incremental models), the place of evaluation within the policy process and typologies of using evidence, before focusing on evidence-based ... More


Building blocks

Alan Cribb

in Healthcare in Transition: Understanding Key Ideas and Tensions in Contemporary Health Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323211
eISBN:
9781447323235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323211.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This introductory chapter presents the notion of a philosophical transition as part of a discussion about ideas being the building blocks of health policy. Using the examples of ‘cure’ and ‘care’, it ... More


From evidence-based to knowledge-based policy and practice: ‘If it’s not in a randomised controlled trial, I don’t believe it’s true’

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the assumptions underlying traditional medical research and critiques the concept of ‘evidence-based practice’, outlining an alternative notion of ‘knowledge-based practice’. It ... More


Mental health: safe, sound and supportive?1

Jon Glasby, Helen Lester, and Emily McKie

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the contested nature of mental health provision within the context of proposed legislative changes, exploring the key ethical dilemmas that are raised. It discusses the proposed ... More


Shaping the future

Alan Cribb

in Healthcare in Transition: Understanding Key Ideas and Tensions in Contemporary Health Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323211
eISBN:
9781447323235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323211.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter asks how health policy needs to change character in the light of the transitions and tensions reviewed in the book. The emphasis in health policy has to move more decisively ... More


Introduction: ‘Academics live in ivory towers’ v ‘ All policy makers are charlatans’

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the growing tensions in the relationship between policy and evidence, at a time when policy and practice are trying to be more ‘evidence-based’. ... More


Taking less medicine

Alan Cribb

in Healthcare in Transition: Understanding Key Ideas and Tensions in Contemporary Health Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323211
eISBN:
9781447323235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323211.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the premise that health policy is ‘out of kilter’ and needs reform. It suggests that much of the debate about reform can be seen, in crude terms, as a debate between ‘more ... More


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