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International Practice Development in Health and Social Care. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5203815
  • Book
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The second edition of International Practice Development in Health and Social Care remains the definitive resource for all those responsible for facilitating innovation and change in health and social care practice at every level. Fully revised and updated throughout, this new edition preserves its focus on developing person-centred, safe and effective evidence-based care that reflects the most recent health service modernisation agendas, clinical governance strategies, and quality improvement initiatives worldwide. 

In recent years, practice development (PD) supported by the International Practice Development Collaborative and the International Practice Development Journal has become increasingly interdisciplinary and globally focused. Accordingly, the second edition places greater emphasis on integrated health and social care, as well as on person-centred and community-focused approaches. New and updated chapters explore future challenges for practice development, readiness for transforming maternity services, new strategies for facilitating knowledge translation, education models for using the workplace as the main resource for learning, developing, and improving, and more. Designed to empower multi-professional healthcare teams to transform both the culture and context of care, this invaluable guide: 

  • Offers an accessible, interactive approach to a variety of complementary improvement approaches that integrate learning, development, improvement, knowledge translation and inquiry 
  • Delivers practical PD strategies guided by values of compassion, safety, efficacy, and person-centredness 
  • Provides recommendations for prioritising wellbeing in the workplace, enabling team effectiveness, and fostering collaboration and inclusion across health and social care systems 
  • Includes numerous real-world examples that connect theory with practice and illustrate field-tested PD methods 
  • Features contributions from Australia, Scandinavia, the UK, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, underscoring the text’s international focus  

International Practice Development in Health and Social Care is essential reading for multi-professional healthcare practitioners including nurses, midwives, allied healthcare and medical practitioners, facilitators of learning and improvement, clinical educators, PD coordinators, health and social care leaders, managers and commissioners, and students and trainees from all the healthcare professions. 

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Foreword by Cheryl Atherfold

Foreword by Michael West


Chapter 1 Transforming health and social care using practice development

Chapter 2 Shaping health services through true collaboration between professional providers and service users

Chapter 3 Turning point: curious novice to committed advocate

Chapter 4 Sustainable person-centred communities design and practice

Chapter 5 Promoting person-centred care for older people

Chapter 6 Education models embedding PD philosophy, values and impact – using the workplace as the main resource for learning, developing and improving

Chapter 7 Critical ethnography: a method for improving healthcare cultures in practice development and embedded research

Chapter 8 A global manifesto for practice development: revisiting core principles

Chapter 9 Theorising practice development

Chapter 10 Unpacking and developing facilitation

Chapter 11 Re-imagining participation in processes of facilitation: a case for ‘humble assertiveness’

Chapter 12 Leadership relationships

Chapter 13 From fractured to flourishing: Developing clinical leadership for frontline culture change

Chapter 14 Systems leadership enablement of collaborative healthcare practices

Chapter 15 Recognising and developing effective workplace cultures across health and social care that are also good places to work

Chapter 16 Wellbeing at work

Chapter 17 Flourishing people, families and communities

Chapter 18 Practice development – towards co-creation, innovation and systems transformation to foster person-centred care




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Kim Manley Royal College of Nursing Institute.

Valerie J. Wilson
Christine Oye
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