Working interprofessionally is an essential part of successful health and social care provision in the twenty-first century. This engaging and easy-to-follow new text highlights the need for collaboration between practitioners from all branches of health and social care. It offers an indispensable guide to learning and working better together, and shows what being interprofessional really means.
The book encourages students to sharpen their understanding of concepts and theories surrounding collaborative practice, with a clear emphasis on theory, policy and practice. Chapter-by-chapter, the book takes readers through the most important and relevant issues in contemporary health and social care, including working in teams, learning from others, policy issues, working with children and adults, and specialist practice. Through student-friendly case studies and thoughtful learning exercises, it also considers ways of applying these ideas to the real world. It covers work across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors, drawing on the insights and experiences of a wide range of service users, carers and a variety of practitioners. Being Interprofessional will be essential reading for students and practitioners in all branches of health and social care, such as nursing, social work, midwifery and youth work. Whatever their background, it will inspire readers to find new ways of working together to meet the needs of patients and clients.