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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

There will always be a need for professionals to work collaboratively if they are to provide the highest standard of care. Interprofessional working encourages practitioners to understand the roles of other professionals and to learn from each other, as well as from service users and carers, to ensure the full benefit of this collaboration is realised. It is an essential element of both education and practice for today's professionals.

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care discusses the rationale, skills and conditions required for interprofessional working. In addition, it provides an overview of the roles and perspectives of different health professionals across a broad range
of expertise: education, housing, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, police, probation, radiography, social work and youth work.

The second edition:
• Offers a broad variety of case studies from a range of fi elds and settings.

• Includes a new chapter dedicated to interprofessional working with service users
and carers.

• Looks forward, offering brand new content on new and emerging roles such as
specialist paramedics and approved mental health practitioners.

This book is a valuable tool for students and practitioners across the health and social care discipline, employing engaging case studies and reflective activities to support learning about interprofessional and interagency collaboration.
Erratum: please note the term 'Approved Mental Health Practitioner' has been used in error, instead of 'Approved Mental Health Professional'. This will be corrected as soon as possible on the next reprint and the e-book version has been corrected.

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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