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Interprofessional Collaboration

From Policy to Practice in Health and Social Care, 1st Edition

Edited by Audrey Leathard


392 pages

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Interprofessional collaboration in the health and social care services has become a commanding force, spear-headed by the Government's modernisation programme to improve partnership.

Interprofessional Collaboration highlights the benefits and factors arising from working together for patients, service users and carers through a review of theoretical models illustrated by relevant examples. Discussion of topical problems being faced by practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in the health and social care sector covers:

*Policy issues from various interprofessional angles, including the place of management, ethical issues and technology

*The application of policy to practice in working together across professions, sectors and communities, giving an overview of teamwork, new primary care policies, interprofessional agendas for family support and mental health, and users' and carers' perspectives on collaboration in practice

*Policy and practice in learning together, including theoretical challenges and developments internationally.

Relevant for all those that have an interest in matters of health, social care, welfare and caring, Interprofessional Collaboration provides comprehensive coverage on interprofessional education and policy in the UK and abroad.


'The success of the book lies in its elegant combination of theory and practice, offering the reader a series of critical perspectives embedded in real health and social care situations.' - Anne McKee in Work Based Learning in Primary Care vol 2 no: 2

'This excellent book is written at the high tide of collaborative working, the authors spell out the benefits of joint work in terms of shared knowledge and resources, job satisfaction, and complementary skills in the service of users.' - General Social Care Council

Table of Contents

Part II: Policy and interprofessional issues. Leathard, Introduction.Leathard, Policy Overview. Engel, Gursky, Management and interprofessional collaboration. Hugman, Going round in circles? Identifying interprofessional dynamics in Australian health and social welfare. Wall, Some ethical issues arising for interprofessional working. Reeves, Freeth, New Forms of technology, new forms of collaboration? Leathard, Models for interprofessinoal collaboration. Part II: From policy to practice: Working together across profesions, sectors and communities. Miller, Freeman, Clinical Teamwork: The impact of policy on collaborative practice. Meads, New primary care policies: From professions to professionalism. Beattie, Journeys into thirdspace? Health alliances and the challenge of border crossing. Vanclay, Supporting families: An interprofessional approach? Glennie, Safeguarding children together: Adressing the interprofessional agenda. Glendinning, Rummery, Collaboration between primary health and social care: From policy to practice in developing services for older people. Barnes, Disability, user-controlled services -partnership or conflict? Leiba, Mental Health in interprofessional contexts. Park, Under one roof: An experimental interagency service for homeless people in South London. Manthorpe, The Perspective of users and carers. Weinstein, Master and servant: The Myth of equal partnership between the voluntary and statutory sectors. Part III: From policy to practice: Learning together. Barr, Unpacking professional education. Gilbert, Bainbridge, Canada -interprofessional education and collaboration: Theoretical challenges, practical solutions. Willumsen, Breivik, Welfare and educational policy -how do these factors influence interprofessional education? The Norwegian case. Lee, Interprofessional work and education: Developments in Hong Kong. Goble, Multiprofessional education: Global Perspectives. Leathard, Conclusion.

About the Author/Editor

Audrey Leathard is Visiting Professor of the Interprofessional Studies, South Bank University, London and author of Going Interprofessional.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services