As modern healthcare evolves, it is essential for nurses to understand and work with a diverse range of people to provide quality care. But it is often difficult to grasp the many roles of those in healthcare services. This book provides a clear, practical and up-to-date guide to the various people that nurses work with, including the essential role of service users themselves, and how to work with them to improve care.
This new edition includes increased coverage of teamwork and improving mental health. It is updated throughout including discussion of LiNKS, the Care Quality Commission and Every Child Matters.
Benny Goodman is now an independent scholar having retired from his position as lecturer in Adult Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Plymouth University. He qualified as a Registered General Nurse in the 1980's following graduation with a BSc Sociology and Politics. He writes on topics such as sustainability, climate change and health but always within a socio-political framework. He is author and co-author of two other Learning Matters books: Collaborative Practice and Sociology and Psychology in Nursing. Current interests include the socio-political role of the nurse. Ruth Clemow is Departmental Manager, Adult Health at Buckinghamshire New University. She is also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Health Science and Practice) Subject Advisor and Key Contact for Nursing and Interprofessional Education. She has many years of varied experience in acute and community settings as a registered nurse and has worked in Higher Education since 2000.
Introduction Working with Other People The Context: History and Policy The Elements of Working Together: Structure, Process and Culture Interprofessional Working: The Doctor-Nurse Relationship and Collaborative Practice Teamwork Understanding People, Understanding Yourself Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice