Placing poverty on the agenda of a primary health care team: an evaluation of an action research project
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Placing poverty on the agenda of a primary health care team: an evaluation of an action research project. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY, 7 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 0966-0410Full text not available from this repository.
The period of the last Government in the UK was marked by increases in poverty and social exclusion, with the gap widening between rich and poor, and differentials being associated with, and further entrenched by, inequalities in health. In 1994, the Audit Commission pointed to the potential contribution which proactive and well coordinated health and welfare services could make to meeting the needs of vulnerable families, and suggested the setting up of local demonstration projects. This paper reports on the achievements and limitations of Nottingham's 2-year Strategies for Practice in Disadvantaged Areas (SPIDA) Project which tested a model of team learning about poverty in relation to those registered with an inner-city doctor's practice. Members of a primary health care team engaged in a self-directed development programme which, despite numerous staff changes, enabled them to learn how to learn together, enhanced their understandings of what it means to live in poverty, and facilitated the establishment of collaborative and productive interagency working relationships at a neighbourhood level. It is suggested that staff in health and welfare organizations wishing to implement anti-poverty strategies could usefully consider adopting this model of team learning to promote collective action and change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 9-16|
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