There will always be a need for professionals to work collaboratively if they are to provide the highest standard of care. Interprofessional working encourages practitioners to understand the roles of other professionals and to learn from each other, as well as from service users and carers, to ensure the full benefit of this collaboration is realised. It is an essential element of both education and practice for today's professionals.
Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care discusses the rationale, skills and conditions required for interprofessional working. In addition, it provides an overview of the roles and perspectives of different health professionals across a broad range
of expertise: education, housing, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, police, probation, radiography, social work and youth work.
The second edition:
* Offers a broad variety of case studies from a range of fi elds and settings.
* Includes a new chapter dedicated to interprofessional working with service users
* Looks forward, offering brand new content on new and emerging roles such as
specialist paramedics and approved mental health practitioners.
This book is a valuable tool for students and practitioners across the health and social care discipline, employing engaging case studies and reflective activities to support learning about interprofessional and interagency collaboration.
Erratum: please note the term 'Approved Mental Health Practitioner' has been used in error, instead of 'Approved Mental Health Professional'. This will be corrected as soon as possible on the next reprint and the e-book version has been corrected.
Judith Thomas is Continuing Professional Development Manager for Social Work at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, UK. Katherine C. Pollard is Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, UK. Derek Sellman is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, Canada.
PART I: UNDERSTANDING INTERPROFESSIONAL WORKING.- 1. The Need for Interprofessional Working; K.Pollard; D.Sellman and J.Thomas.- 2. The Processes Required for Effective Interprofessional Working; C.Keeping.- 3. Service Users and Carers; A. Donskoy and K.Pollard.- PART II: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES.- 4. Education; J.Tarr.- 5. Housing; J.Ritchie and C.Victory.- 6. Medicine; L.Dow and N.Evans.- 7. Midwifery; J.Williams and S.Davis.- 8. Nursing; D.Sellman, M.Godsell and M.Townley.- 9. Occupational Therapy; F.Douglas and H.Martin.- 10. Physiotherapy; D.Rees.- 11. Police; P.Kennison and R.Fletcher.- 12. Probation; J.Lindsay and K.Sandhu.- 13. Radiography; J.Chianese, K.Dunmall and K.Holmes.- 14. Social Work; A.Vatcher and K.Jones.- 15. Youth Work; B.Oliver and B.Pitt.- PART III: THE FUTURE FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL WORKING.- 16. New and Emerging Roles; J.Thomas, G.Smart and K.Stone.- 17. Issues for the Future; J.Thomas.