"You sent someone home like THAT?": Social Work, Hospital Discharge and the challenge of Self-Neglect. / Mason, Karl.

2015. Paper presented at Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2015, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Hospital Discharge is a key contemporary concern as the NHS comes under increasing pressure. Social Work has come under the spotlight as either a solution or an obstacle, with mounting calls for closer integration between health and social care (Community Care, 2012). The challenge of self-neglect is problematic for hospital-based social workers for a variety of reasons. Apart from the general complexities of self-neglect (Braye et al, 2011), this includes specific problems of identification and assessment in hospitals and the pressures associated with inter-professional work and hospital discharge imperatives.

These challenges will be discussed by outlining the findings of a small-scale qualitative research study on how social workers understand, assess and intervene with self-neglect, drawing out particularly the responses of hospital-based social workers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2015
EventJoint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2015 - Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015
http://www.open.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/main/research/research-events/events-archive/jswec

Conference

ConferenceJoint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleJSWEC
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMilton Keynes
Period15/07/1517/07/15
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