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Being Interprofessional. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225892
  • Book
  • May 2009
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Working interprofessionally is an essential part of successful health and social care provision in the twenty-first century. This engaging and easy-to-follow new text highlights the need for collaboration between practitioners from all branches of health and social care. It offers an indispensable guide to learning and working better together, and shows what being interprofessional really means.

The book encourages students to sharpen their understanding of concepts and theories surrounding collaborative practice, with a clear emphasis on theory, policy and practice. Chapter-by-chapter, the book takes readers through the most important and relevant issues in contemporary health and social care, including working in teams, learning from others, policy issues, working with children and adults, and specialist practice.

Through student-friendly case studies and thoughtful learning exercises, it also considers ways of applying these ideas to the real world. It covers work across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors, drawing on the insights and experiences of a wide range of service users, carers and a variety of practitioners.

Being Interprofessional will be essential reading for students and practitioners in all branches of health and social care, such as nursing, social work, midwifery and youth work. Whatever their background, it will inspire readers to find new ways of working together to meet the needs of patients and clients.

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About the authors.

Introducing this book.

PART ONE Setting the Scene.

Chapter 1 Being Interprofessional: Models and Meaning.

Chapter 2 Being Interprofessional: Imperatives and Key Principles.

Chapter 3 Learning and Working in Teams.

Chapter 4 Being Interprofessional in Complex Situations.

PART TWO About, from and with….

Chapter 5 Learning about, from and with other practitioners.

Chapter 6 Learning about, from and with service users.

Chapter 7 Learning about, from and with carers.

Chapter 8 The statutory, community, voluntary and private sectors: learning about, from and with each other.

PART THREE Drawing together the threads.

Chapter 9 Sharing Information: the Continuing Challenge.

Chapter 10 Being Interprofessional: A Twenty-First-Century Career.

Glossary and Useful Organizations.


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Marilyn Hammick Oxford Brookes University.

Della S. Freeth Health Care Development Unit, City University, London.

Jeanette Copperman
Danë Goodsman
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