As a health and social care learner, I simply define the partnership is a meaning of joint work for achieving the set aims within a designed group, people, professional according to any designed job. From the health and social perspective, it has a meaningful importance in all social and health care study area due to involvement or sharing effort with doctor, social worker, care worker, GP, Nurses and government authority. Just talk about a patient who is looked after by care worker, prescribed by doctor, nurses follow the doctor instruction and carer follow the doctor’s guidelines for medication. This way all kind of health professional is involving into a patient servicing. It is not only the one way to define the partnership work, but there is some other field in practical such as police, fire fighter, army and air force, etc are also working together in achieving a specific goal. So I will try to focus about partnership working term in the light of health and social care aspect in the next following writings.
1.1 The Common philosophy about partnership is empowerment which is centre of the task. This is only way to authorise a staff, colleague or working individual can dedicated their work to provide a best service for the interest of their working company or organisation. In the health and social care unit the staff or care worker always bear a motto of serving the client with their best capability according to their existing skills, knowledge and experiences which is specified by the organisation. So this kind of authority of power can make them more confident to serve the service user in caring sector. Then step by step the caring professional takes the prospect of respectability of client, shows their attention to independent power to the service user which is encouraging by care staff such as client choices, preferences, wishes, etc. again if any client need special help it is done by guidance of agreed way between the user and company or organisational aims. From this little brief about philosophy of working partnership is starting with empowerment of staff and client, respect issue of working together and working in agreed way of caring is carried out by the professional working individual for the well being of the patient. This is diagram which is reflection of philosophy ——
1.2 While we are working together or any group of people or organisation working as a whole team for achieving a big target is meaning to get a best outcome of the combine effort. In other hand, all sorts of work or result of working together need to be evaluating on what target or plan is designed. So it is worthy of mentioning about some research what is trying to show the relationship of carer and individuals settled point. Furthermore, that also need to support for employee or staff with appropriate skills, tools, experiences and knowledge what can bring forward a good result. I also put an effort to draw a line about what model of successful partnership is moving forward that can be identified the following points:
? It is an open and truthful contract
? Understanding of Selection, equality, fairness, belief and sympathy is needed to be showing while caring services is provided
? Self administrating in the respective situations
? Follow the customs made care plan
? Maximum ability to avoid the obstruction according to current legislations
? Follow the multi-disciplinary knowledge as best possible
? Best communication is available within partner team or group or organisations
Along with above this the partnership work is to be evaluate on a common goal, all partner have to have similar ethos or beliefs, working condition should be establish on reasonable period of length, there have to have mutual understanding of working morality on contribution and should have to be respect each other and trustiness.
o It is an open and truthful contract
o understanding of Selection, equality, fairness, belief and sympathy is needed to be showing while caring services is provided
o Self administrating in the respective situations
o Follow the customs made care plan
o Maximum ability to avoid the obstruction according to current legislations
o Follow the multi-disciplinary knowledge as best possible
o Best communication is available within partner team or group or organisations
In the health and social care study, the partnership is used to signify the health and social care values and its application. As we already know that partnership is happening between two or more groups, organisation or individuals to work together to achieve a combine target. So it has a powerful value to the health and social care learner. There are following kind of partnership model is available:
? Multi-disciplinary model
? Multi-sect oral
a. Multi-disciplinary: it is a kind of such model of partnership working together involves various entities from the similar sector of group of people working freely to achieve the goal with a common purpose. Such as nurses, midwifes, physiotherapists and occupational therapists work together to resolve any client health improvement in terms of health and social care perspective which is showing us multi-disciplinary model of health and social care practice.
b. Multi-professional: which is another kind of model which is make sure that there are existence of different kind of professional people who are working for achieving a goal. Like doctors, nurses and pharmacist.
c. Multi-sect oral: this is kind of so many different sector of group, organisation, people, specialist, doctors, etc. more specifically we can say that doctors from health sector, engineer from road and safety division, teacher from university or school or college, consultant from of developed agency, etc. are attending on discussion about overall development project for public health awareness.
Along with the above disciplinary model of partnership we also see some other relationship is forming between the working together models. Such as when different group of entities are working on partnership basis to achieve a goal, there is happening inter-partnership relationship, inter-disciplinary relationship and inter-professional relationship. So partnership is not only a working together for achieving a target but in true sense, it is also a great way to make relationship with each other organisation, group, professional , etc. which can produce a great result in practical field with combination of various ideas, skills, knowledge and experiences and so on.
In the application of health and social care practices, we also can see some laws, legislation and act which is acting properly to maximise the public health and promote the integrated care while this laws are in practice in health sector, which also can secure better patients care, removing inequalities in accessing services. Now I will draw sketch about the existing laws behind the health and social care. Which are as following?
a. (Mental capacity act 2005) which can empower the client and care professional or doctor, nurse according to guidance and policies.
b. (Children act 1998) this law has a basic aim to establish the wellbeing of children safety, security and developing in the society. Such as they need to stay in safe shelter, fulfil of all economic demand so that they enjoy and achieve all basic needs.
c. Care standard act 2008
d. The disability discrimination act 2005
e. Health and safety at work 1974
f. POVA training for support worker according to care standard act part 7
g. Equality act 2010
In where all above laws are functioning to develop public health and safety as well as those are active for different professional as guidelines.
We as a health and social care student, we are coming across so many various thing such as we face some negative result after working with partnership effort. Similarly, we are also confronting with so many government rules and regulations functioning to control overall situation of health and social care sector. In practically, we can see when a policy is under action by government or any other business organisation may influence and determines the works the collaborative target.
Whenever we see that kind of joint working effort is going on, there must be have some of the negative result or feedback. Although there is absolute presence of joint effort with positive view, motivated, there is a chance to happen misunderstanding of working together. In that particular situation, it may create the unified way of working model or in reverse way of looking should be negative impact if there is conflict between the organisations just because of the implementation of their own respective policies, motto and them. So we cannot avoid this kind of conflict at all which may lead to find out so many barrier in real situation. In spite of having this kind of conflict happen in real joint working condition, we can see how the entire compulsory department, educational body, govern authorities working under joint effort.
NHS is a major service provider in health and social care area which is supporting the policies about patient and it associated things
Government is also looking after the entire sector of the state and supporting all collaborative work between the different organisation in any forms of funding demand and helping is mitigated by the govt.
Educational organisation is producing the working people in the society or sate to run all the service sector such as industry, agricultural production, factory production, etc. so we can say that the educational body mainly target to focus the right of study, right of knowledge and this strength can help us to promote all policies and laws are in applied manner by all citizens of the concerning country.
Now I am going to give a try about the evaluation of different kind of results after working in a joint effort in where we can see the involvement of service users, professional and stakeholder as well. There may be identified some sort of possible negative results of partnership working in term of health and social care practices. Those are following below under the basis of good and bad result.
a. When a condition of care is required to develop to make sure by comparison to what work is done before that should need to follow.
b. Any kind of decision making can be formed to all group or partner organisation members according to policy and agreed ways of goal.
c. Empowerment practice should have to be there to follow a good result.
d. Any kind of autonomy power of service can be helpful to get best result’
e. The roles and responsibility of each and every member of the group or team or joint working force would be clearly mentioned on their project plan.
f. Effective and organised communication channel should be introduced.
g. There must need to use the existing resources in good way to achieve a target.
Under the negative impact of working together is to be following below:
a. The conflict is always harmful or anger to service
b. The level of miscommunication may increase in the sense of joint working group
c. The frustration level of working result should be eliminate
d. The clear message of the outcome can’t be reachable.
The negative is the combination of expensive, loss of sharing control and imaging may be breaks down in the evaluate period. This also is verify of the variety between the professional could be increased and chances of massive mismanagement happen.
3.2 We can easily identify some barriers are really bad for the caring people who are in resided in care settings or belonging to this category. Those are as follows:
Structural barriers: All caring or other organisation have their own structures, policies and it’s differ from each other in terms of service providing provision. Sometimes this cause troubles during establishment period of working together in the health care field. So their services may be divided with the practices of own entity of the organisation even in a particular situation some of them cannot be agreed to work together.
Procedural barriers: according to some study suggest that the sort of procedural difference can draw a difference between the strategy and the organisation values while apply the working together or working in partnership in practical.
Financial barriers: Sometimes this is not necessarily needed to work with together at all for any organisation which are engaged in partnership work because it may be costing and can bring adverse result in financial maintenance view. Best example of this should be the financial resources for a government organisation such as NHS are too different than any private organisation and this kind of difference in the sources and also the amount could create some problems in the partnership relation building.
Barrier in professionalism practices: we cannot deny that every organisation has their own professional who is working on their own target with base of their professional knowledge, skill and expertness. So obviously there is a clear difference in the sense of values and policies of the different organisation while they are practicing own set up goal. They must need to follow the established way of working which can be determine best professional interest and choice in real practical field so that it may reduce any sort of professionalism conflict.
3.3 After above briefing about different results of working together and barriers are highlighting already in this writing which might need an extra care of the negative result that could be possibly convertible into a positive result with help of some improvement can be made about the existing strategy and planning and professional practices.
Empowering issues: In the perspective of health and social care study practice we can see some of the responsibility of the organisation there to sharp their services by empowering staff and the service users. That can help to solve the in relation to decision making capability.
Sharing and caring: According to some recognised study suggest that insist on shared and cared approach what are only basis of extreme looking after each other under partnership work. So it is mandatory to every professional need to know all the applications of current laws, method and strategy about the health and social care issues.
Targeting specific objective: According to NHS guidelines (2014) describes that assigning the goals and objectives for achieving maximum output by employing qualified professional, trained staff, skilled and expert employee can bring out best possible ways to solve any issues in a proper and righty manner. Talent work mainly depends on qualified staff which can be borrowed among the relationship group while partnership working is applied.
Risk assessment: Fundamentally, it is needed to practice of risk assessment in all sorts of caring premises. According to current law and legislation, all health care setting must need go through a risk assessment process which might guide them to improve or not while working together.
Conclusion: In final words about the working in partnership is a meaning of performing together as a team to achieve a best output from the practicing the whole knowledge, skills, tools, techniques in spite of facing many challenges, barriers, obstructions, etc. so all partnership work will bring forward a positive result always, we cannot admit this as it is hard to combine or unite the working together. But undoubtedly we can say that it is a best way to produce best and ideal way to solve any solution if it is done by proper effective leadership or agreed way.