A Handbook for Inter-professional Practice in the Human Services: Learning to Work Together is an essential text for all students of inter-professional education, and for practitioners looking to understand and develop better inter-agency working.
With an emphasis on working collaboratively with fellow professionals, service users and the community, and developing an holistic approach to working, this is an essential resource for anyone studying on courses in social work, nursing, education, health, medicine, social policy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and dentistry, and for all those with an interest in the human services.
Professor Brian Littlechild, University of Hertfordshire.Professor Roger Smith, De Montfort University.
Brief contents Contributors Author acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements INTRODUCTION Part One KEY ISSUES IN INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 1 Working together: why it's important and why it's difficult 2 The drivers and dynamics of interprofessional working in policy and practice 3 Change and challenge in interprofessional education 4 Keeping interprofessional practice honest: fads and critical reflections 5 Working in partnership to develop local arrangements for interagency and interprofessional services: a case study 6 Information-sharing agreements between agencies and professionals: making use of law, policy and professional codes Part Two INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING WITH DIFFERENT SERVICE-USER GROUPS 7 Mental health 8 Learning disabilities 9 Safeguarding and child protection 10 Children in need and looked-after children 11 Older people 12 End of life care 13 Rehabilitation and disabled people Part Three INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING: SERVICE USERS, CARERS AND DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS 14 Service user issues: rights, needs and expectations 15 Member of the team? Carers experience of interprofessional working, key issues in current policy and practice 16 The barriers presented by power, control and agency agendas on carer participation in interprofessional working: promoting inclusionary practice 17 Teachers and education 18 Doctors and medicine 19 Occupational therapists 20 Social workers 21 Physiotherapists 22 Nurses 23 Pharmacists 24 Dentists Index