Btechnd-Health And Social Care
The aim of this assignment is to test the learners understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care.
Learners will need to demonstrate that they realise the importance of partnership philosophies and methods of promoting positive partnerships along with their knowledge of relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures. Learners will also examine strategies to improve the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations
Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services
Partnership philosophies: empowerment; independence; autonomy; respect; power sharing; making informed choices
Partnership relationships: with users of services e.g. children, elderly, young people in care, people with disabilities, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health issues, patients, refugees, asylum seekers; with professional groups e.g. social workers, health workers, educationalists, therapists, support workers; with organisations e.g. statutory, voluntary, private, independent, charitable, community forums
2 Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services
Positive partnership working: empowerment; theories of collaborative working; informed decision making; information sharing; confidentiality; professional roles and responsibilities; models of working e.g. unified, coordinated, coalition and hybrid models; management structures; communication methods; current inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working e.g.
Multi-Area Agreements (MAA), Local Area Agreements (LAA); joint working agreements
Legislation affecting partnership working: current and relevant legislation e.g. relating to health, social care, safeguarding children and young people, mental health, disability, data protection, diversity, equality and inclusion
Organisational practices and policies: current and relevant practices; agreed ways of working; statutory, voluntary and private agency practices; local, regional and national policy documents produced by e.g. government departments, specialist units, voluntary agencies; risk assessment procedures; employment practices; service planning procedures
3 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services
Outcomes for users of services: positive outcomes e.g. improved services, empowerment, autonomy, informed decision making; negative outcomes e.g. neglect, abuse, harm, anger, miscommunication, information overload, confusion, frustration, duplication of service provision, disempowerment
Outcomes for professionals: positive outcomes e.g. coordinated service provision, professional approach, clear roles and responsibilities, organised communication, avoidance of duplication, preventing mistakes, efficient use of resources; negative outcomes e.g. professional rivalry, miscommunication, time wasting, mismanagement of funding
Outcomes for organisations: positive outcomes e.g. coherent approach, shared principles, comprehensive service provision, common working practices, integrated services; negative outcomes e.g. communication breakdown, disjointed service provision, increased costs, loss of shared purpose
Barriers to partnership working: lack of understanding of roles and responsibilities; negative attitudes; lack of communication, not sharing information; different priorities; different attitudes and values
Strategies to improve outcomes: communication, information sharing; consultation; negotiation; models of empowerment; collective multi-agency working; dealing with conflict; stakeholder analysis
|Assignment Title||Assessment Method||Criteria Covered||Final Submission Dates|
|LO 1: Partnerships and relationships|
LO2: Together we’re stronger
|Individual Presentation and Report writing||AC 1.1 & 1.2|
AC 2.1,2.2 & 2.3
|Presentation: Week 10th|
Report and Article: 06/12/2016
|LO3: Working together – does it always work?||Journal Article||AC 3.1 & 3.2|
Specification of Assessment
Task 1 (AC 1.1 and 1.2):Presentation and Report
Partnerships and Relationships
Your agency has just secured government funding to establish a centre that deals with one of the following:
Before the centre is set up, your manager has tasked you to identify relevant agencies that would assist your organisation in delivering the appropriate care to your service users.
To achieve M1 will be evidenced by your approach to your assignment and also backed up by your bibliography showing the sources of information you have utilised in reaching your solutions.(Tasks 1- Report)
Task 2 (AC 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3):Journal Article
‘‘Working Together’’ – does it always work?
Partnership working is a new practice for the staff working in your care home. In order to enhance the knowledge and understanding of outcomes of partnership working,as the manager of the care home you are required to produce a Journal Article on ‘’the outcomes of partnership working’’ for the board of directors of your care home which will be included in the Monthly Journal for the staff members.
In your Journal Article you should include;
3.1 : Evaluation of possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organizations
3.2 : Analysis of potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services (3.2)
Note: 3.3 will be covered in Unit 13 assignment brief.
You are required to follow the article writing format for your submission
To achieve M3 you must use an appropriate and structured approach to the presentation of your ARTICLE. You should use appropriate technical language in your work.
To achieve D2autonomy/independence is demonstrated – your work will show that you have not been heavily reliant on support and guidance from your tutor(s) or others in producing the information.
(Tasks 1 and 2)
Achievement of a pass grade
A pass grade is achieved by meeting all the requirements defined in the assessment criteria for each individual unit.
Achievement of a merit or distinction grade
All the assessment criteria and merit grade descriptors need to be completed within a unit to achieve a merit grade. All the assessment criteria merit and distinction grade descriptors must be completed within a unit to achieve a distinction grade.
Any act of plagiarism and collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:
“Using the otherswork without acknowledging the source of information or inspiration. Even if the words are changed or sentences are put in different order, the result is still plagiarism” (Cortell 2003).
Collusion describes as the submission of work produced in collaboration for an assignment based on the assessment of individual work. When one person shares his/her work with others who submit part or all of it as their own work.
Extension and Late Submission
If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using a coursework extension request form available from the college. Please note that the lecturers do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension.
The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
Merit and Distinction descriptorsISTINC
Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions
|Relevant theories and techniques have been applied||To achieve M1 will be evidenced by your approach to your assignment and also backed up by your bibliography showing the sources of information you have utilised in reaching your solutions.|
Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques
|a range of methods and techniques have been applied||To achieve M2 you need to show in your presentation the approach you have taken to analyse and apply a variety of solutions to address the situation|
Present and communicate appropriate findings
|An appropriate structure and approach has|
been used (in the presentation and
communication of your findings)
|To achieve M3 you must use an appropriate and structured approach to the presentation of your ARTICLE. You should use appropriate technical language in your work.|
Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions
|Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified||To achieve D1 synthesis has been used to generate and justify valid conclusions – you have drawn together all the data you have collected and reached valid and justifiable conclusions from the information produced, including cause and effect aspects.|
Take responsibility for managing and organising
|Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated||To achieve D2 autonomy/independence is demonstrated – your work will show that you have not been heavily reliant on support and guidance from your tutor(s) or others in producing the information.|
(Tasks 1 and 2)
Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking
|Innovation and creative thought have beenapplied||To achieve D3 you must be able to demonstrate that you can apply an innovative approach to the workplace and different situations.|