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Collaborative Practice for Public Health

1st Edition

By Dawne Gurbutt


137 pages

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Collaborative Practice for Public Health encourages individuals to consider the opportunities and impacts of working in public health as well as the gains that can be made by working collaboratively. Chapters explore some of the sociological issues that underpin the practice of public health and offer valuable insights into its complexities, addressing how different groups might work together effectively in the creation and delivery of public health policy.

The book also examines interprofessional education, and collaborative working in the non-profit sector and in primary care, and discusses why moving out of silos is an important factor in promoting collaborative working, not as a shared occasional endeavour, but as the underpinning experience for practice. Through examples, definitions, and a focus on real-life situations, this practical guide illustrates the different ways in which public health permeates health and social care in the UK and internationally.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Threads, Challenges and the Context of Working Collaboratively in Public Health

Dawne Gurbutt

Everybody’s Business: Working and Learning Together for Public Health Practice

Dawne Gurbutt

Tackling Traffic Issues with a Public Health Focus

Hannele Weir

Interprofessional Education and Malawi

Lucy Kululanga and Patricia Donovan

Collaborative Working for Public Health in the Voluntary Sector

Dawne Gurbutt

Collaborative Practice for Public Health: Opportunities and Reflections from Primary Care

Jonny Currie and Liz Anderson

Using Technology to Enhance Learning and Practice in Collaborative Working in Public Health

Russell Gurbutt with Contributions from Canadian Colleagues: E. Riesen, M. Morley, D. Clendinneng, S. Ogilvie, M.A. Murray and P. Thompson

Conclusions: The Learning Continues

Dawne Gurbutt

Appendix 1 Professionalism

Appendix 2 Some Additional Resources

Appendix 3 Planning Models for Public Health Interventions

Appendix 4 CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series

About the Author

Edited by:

Dawne Gurbutt has a background in nursing and midwifery, but spent the majority of her practice career working as a health visitor (public health nurse) prior to moving into education. She has led teams in Public Health, Primary Care, Community care and Allied Health. She worked for two years at the Higher Education Academy (UK) as Discipline Lead for Health working at a strategic level across the UK, providing support and development for the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, developing national and international materials and liaising with professional bodies on curriculum. She has a key interest in pedagogy and currently works across multiple schools in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences developing Interprofessional and Collaborative learning. She has a keen interest in Service user and carer engagement and integrated care.

About the Series

CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series

The CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series is an essential forum for sharing research and practice in interprofessional education. Drawing on the expertise of its editorial board, the series focuses on improving collaborative practice and, in that way, improving the quality of care and people’s experiences of it.

Written by experienced teachers, practitioners and researchers from across the health and social care professions, the books in the series are:

  • designed for professionals and students interested in working more collaboratively
  • focused on areas of practice where interprofessional collaboration is an urgent priority
  • sourced from across a wide range of practice settings, including child and family practice, public health and critical care
  • concise, accessible and readable

CAIPE (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) is an independent thinktank. It aims to promote and develop interprofessional education with and through its individual, corporate and student members, in collaboration with like-minded organisations in the UK and overseas, for the benefit of patients and clients.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MEDICAL / Public Health