Written by a nurse, a social worker and a clinical psychologist, this book focuses on interprofessional working at the level of patient or client care. It explores who practitioners from different professions work together now and in the future. Practical details of day to day working, and how these may change with impending developments in the UK and in Europe, are considered. Ways of improving interprofessional working are discussed and particular attention is paid to collaboration across organisational boundaries.
Ann Long is Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster.
Introduction; J.Ovretveit, T.Thompson & P.Mathias Four Ways to Describe a Multidisciplinary Team; J.Ovretveit Planning and Managing Teams; J.Ovretveit A Case Example: A Review of a Community Mental Health Team; J.Ovretveit Patient Power, Client Participation and Interprofessional Working; J.Ovretveit Preparation for Interprofessional Work: Trends in Education, Training and the Structure of Qualifications in the UK; P.Mathias & T.Thompson Preparation for Interprofessional Work: Holism, Integration and the Purpose of Interprofessional Training; P.Mathias, R.Prime & T. Thompson The Development of Shared Learning: Conspiracy or Constructive Development; J.Weinstein The Functional Map of Health and Social Care; L.Mitchell & M.Coats Interprofessional Collaboration: Problems and Prospects; S.Biggs