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A Handbook for Interprofessional Practice in the Human Services


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Brief contentsContributorsAuthor acknowledgementsPublisher's acknowledgementsINTRODUCTIONPart One KEY ISSUES IN INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE1 Working together: why it's important and why it's difficult2 The drivers and dynamics of interprofessional working in policy and practice3 Change and challenge in interprofessional education4 Keeping interprofessional practice honest: fads and critical reflections5 Working in partnership to develop local arrangements for interagency and interprofessional services: a case study6 Information-sharing agreements between agencies and professionals: making use of law, policy and professional codesPart Two INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING WITH DIFFERENT SERVICE-USER GROUPS7 Mental health8 Learning disabilities9 Safeguarding and child protection10 Children in need and looked-after children11 Older people12 End of life care13 Rehabilitation and disabled peoplePart Three INTERPROFESSIONAL AND INTERAGENCY WORKING: SERVICE USERS, CARERS AND DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS14 Service user issues: rights, needs and expectations15 Member of the team? Carers experience of interprofessional working, key issues in current policy and practice16 The barriers presented by power, control and agency agendas on carer participation in interprofessional working: promoting inclusionary practice17 Teachers and education18 Doctors and medicine 19 Occupational therapists20 Social workers21 Physiotherapists22 Nurses23 Pharmacists24 DentistsIndex

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This uniquely wide-ranging text incorporates contributions from a wide variety of professional perspectives, making it a key text in interprofessional training and study across the broad range of social care, health, education and criminal justice.

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Brian Littlechild


"If you were considering a move into inter-professional practice, or your health and social care team were being reorganised, this book would prove to be an invaluable resource."- The Nursing Standard

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