Aim of Unit 5: Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Group dynamics is an important factor in any organization and an impact is high enough in Health and social care organization. An organization can perform excellently if employees work in partnership. The concept of power-sharing is important in this regards. The overall partnership a strategy has been addressed in three different grounds. Thus, promotion in the autonomy has been addressed. These three levels are contained with an examination of partnership level; partnership in different level has been also addressed in this unit. The final stage of the whole process is the identification of different working strategies. The methods for addressing positive partnership are also addressed in this unit.
1. Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services
2. Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services
3. be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services.
LO1 Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services
An excellent partnership could be established in the organization if the partnership philosophies are addressed properly. The partnership philosophies which have been addressed in this unit are empowerment theories; autonomy and respect, the way of power-sharing, and making informed choices. An excellent partnership relationship could be established if the learners get to know how to respect others. It is not an easy task to deal with mental patients. In order to get a clear idea regarding this, the areas which have been addressed are a statutory, voluntary, community forum, private, independent and charitable.
LO2 Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services
A positive performing environment could be created if there is an effective collaboration with the theories. The professional roles and activities in this regards are also addressed in this study. It has been addressed in such a manner that inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working environment could be projected clearly. An important example of this concept is Multi-Area Agreements (MAA) and Local Area Agreements (LAA). Legislation and partnership rules are required to be evaluated clearly that learners are able to understand this. One of the important parts of this is safeguarding children and proper legislation has to be followed in this regards. Organizational practices and policies are also addressed in this regards. The role of voluntary agencies has been addressed along with risk assessment criteria.
LO3 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services
This part of the unit helps to evaluate outcome from which has been generated from the service. Learners are able to learn about decision-making criteria. Mitigation of duplication in service has also addressed in this part. Important professional outcomes have been addresses that learners are able to understand what activities are required to be done. The strategies to mitigate the outcome have been also addressed in this part of the unit.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
This unit has links with, for example:
- Unit 1: Communicating in Health and Social CareOrganisations
- Unit 2: Principles of Health and Social CarePractice
- Unit 17: Community DevelopmentWork
- Unit 21: Supporting Significant LifeEvents.
This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See
Annexed B for mapping.
Unit 5 Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annexed C for mapping.