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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care

Professional Perspectives

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230393431
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

An appreciation of interprofessional working is required knowledge for anyone undertaking a course in health, education and social care. Illustrated with case studies throughout, this glowing new edition provides pre-qualifying students with an accessible overview of the role, work and skills of a wide range of professionals.

Judith Thomas is Continuing Professional Development Manager for Social Work at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, UK.

Katherine C. Pollard is Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, UK.

Derek Sellman is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, Canada.

1. The Need for Interprofessional Working; K.Pollard; D.Sellman and J.Thomas
2. The Processes Required for Effective Interprofessional Working; C.Keeping
3. Service Users and Carers; A. Donskoy and K.Pollard
4. Education; J.Tarr
5. Housing; J.Ritchie and C.Victory
6. Medicine; L.Dow and N.Evans
7. Midwifery; J.Williams and S.Davis
8. Nursing; D.Sellman, M.Godsell and M.Townley
9. Occupational Therapy; F.Douglas and H.Martin
10. Physiotherapy; D.Rees
11. Police; P.Kennison and R.Fletcher
12. Probation; J.Lindsay and K.Sandhu
13. Radiography; J.Chianese, K.Dunmall and K.Holmes
14. Social Work; A.Vatcher and K.Jones
15. Youth Work; B.Oliver and B.Pitt
16. New and Emerging Roles; J.Thomas, G.Smart and K.Stone
17. Issues for the Future; J.Thomas


Reviews of first edition:
"[H]ighly readable...recommended reading for all those on interprofessional programmes in health and social care." - British Journal of Occupational Therapy
"This is an easily accessible text which introduces the concept of interprofessional healthcare to novices. The sections on individual professions is useful background reading for students new to the healthcare arena." - Emma Pope, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK
"This text provides a comprehensive account of many issues relating to collaborative working." - Dr Raffik Cadar, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK
"A very useful resource. One which I have no doubt will become a favorite with students." - Gill Albon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire, UK
"This is a particularly useful text book for the multi-disciplinary module. It provides students with the historical background and drivers regarding multidisciplinary practice. I particularly like how the book examines the professional practice within health, education and social care as the module is delivered to a number of relevant pathways. The activities and case studies are helpful." - Danielle Douglas, Year 1 Leader, Department of Education and Professional studies, Bradford College, UK
"Good core text for interprofessional practice" - Chris Simpson, Department of Youth and Community Studies, University of St Mark and St John, UK
"The book provides helpful insights into the world of multi agency working across the professions." - Dave Mason, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University, UK
"Very useful when explaining the ins and outs of interprofessional working to first year BSc students." - Emma Inch, Lecturer, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton, UK
"Very useful: engages in key themes and debates enabling students to link theory and practice" - Nick Koral, Department of Applied Social Science and Humanities, Bradford College, UK
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