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A Handbook for Interprofessional Practice in the Human Services

Learning to Work Together, 1st Edition

Edited by Brian Littlechild, Roger Smith

Routledge

350 pages

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A Handbook for Inter-professional Practice in the Human Services: Learning to Work Together is an essential text for all students of inter-professional education, and for practitioners looking to understand and develop better inter-agency working.

With an emphasis on working collaboratively with fellow professionals, service users and the community, and developing an holistic approach to working, this is an essential resource for anyone studying on courses in social work, nursing, education, health, medicine, social policy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and dentistry, and for all those with an interest in the human services.

Table of Contents

Brief contents

Contributors

Author acknowledgements

Publisher’s acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION

Part One KEY ISSUES IN INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

1 Working together: why it’s important and why it’s difficult

2 The drivers and dynamics of interprofessional working in policy and practice

3 Change and challenge in interprofessional education

4 Keeping interprofessional practice honest: fads and critical reflections

5 Working in partnership to develop local arrangements for interagency and interprofessional services: a case study

6 Information-sharing agreements between agencies and professionals: making use of law, policy and professional codes

Part Two INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING WITH DIFFERENT SERVICE-USER GROUPS

7 Mental health

8 Learning disabilities

9 Safeguarding and child protection

10 Children in need and looked-after children

11 Older people

12 End of life care

13 Rehabilitation and disabled people

Part Three INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING: SERVICE USERS, CARERS AND DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

14 Service user issues: rights, needs and expectations

15 Member of the team? Carers experience of interprofessional working, key issues in current policy and practice

16 The barriers presented by power, control and agency agendas on carer participation in interprofessional working: promoting inclusionary practice

17 Teachers and education

18 Doctors and medicine

19 Occupational therapists

20 Social workers

21 Physiotherapists

22 Nurses

23 Pharmacists

24 Dentists

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL019000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare