© 1998

The Social Construction of Community Care

  • Anthea Symonds
  • Anne Kelly
  • Embodies a genuinely multidisciplinary approach to the subject 

    While being presented within a theoretical framework, the chapters are all directly relevant to practitioners

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Social Construction of the Reality of Community Care

  3. Professions and a Changing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Nancy Harding
      Pages 113-124
    3. Stephen Clarke
      Pages 125-134
    4. Irene Webber
      Pages 145-156
    5. Anne Kelly, Gaynor Mabbett, Renata Thomé
      Pages 157-175
    6. Robert F. Drake
      Pages 185-192
  4. Care for Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Mark Drakeford
      Pages 220-229

About this book


This book represents a new development in the discussion of community care policies with its integrated approach addressed to both community nurses and social workers. It includes contributions from practitioners in both fields, as well as lecturers and researchers in sociology and social policy.
The overall theme of the book is the concept of 'community' as a social and cultural construction. The authors begin with an account of the historical construction of community care, followed by explorations of the actual practice of the delivery of care and of the needs of particular groups within the community.


care children nurse nursing poverty social policy social work sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthea Symonds
    • 1
  • Anne Kelly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social PolicyUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK
  2. 2.Community Services ManagementUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK

About the editors

Anthea Symonds BSc, MSc, PhD, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales, Swansea

Anne Kelly RGN, RM, HV, HVT, MPhil, Lecturer in Health Care Management at the University of Wales, Swansea

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Construction of Community Care
  • Editors Anthea Symonds
    Anne Kelly
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66298-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14107-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 336
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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