1st Edition

Going Interprofessional
Working Together for Health and Welfare

Edited By

Audrey Leathard

ISBN 9780415092869
Published September 27, 1994 by Routledge
260 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Health and welfare professionals increasingly have to collaborate and co-ordinate their practice in order to provide a more integrated service for the consumer. Going Inter-Professional brings together academics, professionals and researchers to assess the implications for all the professions involved and the practical developments in hospitals, general practice and community care. Individual contributors look at:
* the theoretical background to inter-professional work
* education and management issues
* inter-professional practice issues in work with children, disabled, elderly and mentally ill people
* the implications for carers
* developments in Australia, Western Europe and the USA

Table of Contents

Frances Badger, Salutis Partnership, Birmingham; Hugh

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`Written primarily for students on masters programmes in community care and primary care, this book will also be of interest to managers who are responsible for developing multi-agency initiatives in health and social care ... will provide academics with much food for thought.' - Nursing Times

`A useful contribution to the collaboration literature, which reflects and develops many contemporary and emerging issues, and presents some challenging thoughts on the management of inter-professional work.' - Community Care

`Provides a very thorough documentation of inter-professional experience ... useful summary of each chapter and informative overview of inter-professional developments in Britain from the 1970s to the 1990s.' - Health Services News

`The text is recommended reading ... for all of us involved in the provision of a health and social service, in order to guard against the clients'/patients' welfare actually slipping through the gaps left between professionals' understanding of one another.' - Journal of Community Nursing

`Will be an invaluable tool to enable those who wish to understand the agendas at work around inter-professional work.' - Contact