A Handbook for Interprofessional Practice in the Human ServicesLearning to Work Together
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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.
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
- Learning Points Summaries highlight key points across the chapters, and emphasise links.
- Closer Look sections provide more detail about central themes, issues or policies.
- Case Studies use real-world examples to illustrate the themes of the chapters.
- Key Resources are given at the end of each chapter for readers who wish to follow up on the areas discussed.
- The 3-part structure focuses first on key issues, then on work with different user groups, and finally on specific disciplines to provide a holistic view.
- Professional and service-user perspectives are provided to add depth to understanding.
Professor Brian Littlechild, University of Hertfordshire.Professor Roger Smith, De Montfort University.