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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

David E. Biegel and Arthur Blum (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195111552
eISBN:
9780199865734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

High rates of poverty and homelessness, especially among women and children; increasing alcohol and drug abuse problems; escalating teen violence; and inadequate services for the chronically mentally ... More


The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka

Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A. Venugopala Reddy, and Pavan Srinath

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080381
eISBN:
9780199081622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Cities in Karnataka, as in India, suffer from inadequate data and information, which has undermined their ability and that of analysts and policymakers to comprehend the complex forces shaping cities ... More


State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Given the primacy of public service delivery for cities to become engines of growth, this book answers two critical questions. Does low spending explain the state of poor public service delivery? How ... More


Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Barbara J. Burns and Kimberly Hoagwood (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195134575
eISBN:
9780199864065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This book presents innovative interventions for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. The book is designed to fill a gap between the knowledge base and clinical practice through its ... More


Urbanization and Public Service Delivery: An Introduction

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter serves as an introduction to urbanization and the delivery of public services. It notes that 2007 was considered as an important year for urbanization, due to the increase of inhabitants ... More


Delivery of Services

Melvin Delgado

in Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195112481
eISBN:
9780199865826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112481.003.00011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the service delivery phase of the framework developed in Chapter 7. Case studies are used to illustrate key practice principles and considerations for work in nontraditional ... More


Aims and objectives

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter details the aim of this study, which is to identify the proper and cost-effective model of service delivery and level of provision of palliative care services. In it, the ten questions ... More


Summary

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This review aims to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective models of service delivery and level of provision for palliative care services. This includes the role of nurses in hospitals and ... More


Models for practice 1: personal social services

Richard Pugh and Brain Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses upon the delivery of personal social services: approaches to practice designed to meet the particular needs of individuals, families, and small groups. A new reader coming to the ... More


Delivering health services: incentives and information in supply-side innovations

Kara Hanson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on supply-side innovations in delivering health services, and their impact. It begins with an overview of incentives in organizations, located in the conceptual framework of ... More


Kolkata: A Case of Lack of Coordination

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the municipal corporations in Kolkata, and focuses on the central city of Kolkata. In terms of population, Kolkata is easily the seventh biggest city in the world, and the ... More


Innovative Intervention Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers 1

DAVID W. COON, RICHARD SCHULZ, and MARCIA G. ORY

in Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195111552
eISBN:
9780199865734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses the innovative interventions of a new multisite family caregiver intervention research program entitled Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH). It ... More


Service-oriented government: the developmental state and service delivery in Africa after 2015 – are capacity indicators important?

George Kararach

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since the early 1980s, African countries have embarked upon public sector reforms. Criticism has been generated over these reforms because they were undertaken without sufficient data or ... More


Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on social welfare as a system of provision and a measure of outcomes in Lebanon. In this chapter, the focus is on the two types of social programmes: social care and the ... More


Clinical governance at service level

David James

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There is currently no universal model of clinical governance (CG) at service delivery level. This chapter discusses a simple approach that allows the concepts of CG to be tailored to various clinical ... More


Changing Environmental Events and Conditions

Sharon B. Berlin

in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110371
eISBN:
9780199865680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110371.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter starts by reviewing and elaborating the contributions of environmental circumstances to personal meanings. It then gives major attention to approaches that can be used to alter the ... More


Indicators, Assessments, and Benchmarking of the Quality and Governance of Public Human Development Services

Ariel Fiszbein, Dena Ringold, and Halsey Rogers

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

This chapter makes the case for measuring both governance policies and the quality of service delivery in health and education. It develops a framework for identifying useful indicators and offers ... More


Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Germano Mwabu, Cecilia Ugaz, and Gordon White (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

During recent years, provision of key social services in low-income countries has been affected by adverse macroeconomic conditions and by radical changes in economic thinking. For example, the ... More


What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Huw T.O. Davies, Sandra M. Nutley, and Peter C. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What counts is what works – but how can we actually tell what works? And what can we do with such knowledge to influence policy and practice? As all parts of the public sector embrace ‘evidence’ as a ... More


Processes and policies: Directorate level

Catriona Ferguson

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses clinical directorates and policy development. Clinical directorates are service delivery units led by a general manager, senior nurse manager, and a clinical director. When ... More


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