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.
Introduction: Threads, Challenges and the Context of Working Collaboratively in Public Health
Everybody’s Business: Working and Learning Together for Public Health Practice
Tackling Traffic Issues with a Public Health Focus
Interprofessional Education and Malawi
Lucy Kululanga and Patricia Donovan
Collaborative Working for Public Health in the Voluntary Sector
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
Appendix 1 Professionalism
Appendix 2 Some Additional Resources
Appendix 3 Planning Models for Public Health Interventions
Appendix 4 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:
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.