Collaboration in Health and Welfare: Working with Difference (Paperback)Ann Loxley (author)
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Specialist knowledge in all caring professions is advancing rapidly but, the author argues, this cannot benefit generic patient care without collaboration between agencies and professionals working in medicine, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, amongst others.
This study demystifies the concept of collaboration so that it can be widely understood. The author suggests a framework to enable collaboration to take place, and details the skills which can be used to facilitate the process. She concludes that interprofessional and interagency collaboration can be creative and exciting despite the problems involved, and should be a taught and resourced part of each professions's repertoire of skills, organisation and culture.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 7 mm
The last short chapter of this book does much to ease the difficulty of understanding across boundaries. It focuses on basic values that can be shared. -- The British Journal Of General Practice
Students may find it a useful introduction to collaboration in the context of social theory -- Community Care
It is refreshing to read a book on collaboration wholly written by one person... This enables a longer, more thorough reflection on the topic. The book raises many ideas and concludes with a plea for the development of a more coherent conceptual framework. -- CAIPE Bulletin (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education)
A succinct but wide-ranging critique of collaboration in health and social care. -- Journal of Interprofessional Care
This provides a useful analysis for practitioners seeking a theoretical standpoint through which to understand the day-to-day dilemmas of interagency working. The reader is left with a balanced view between the difficulties involved in collaboration and the potential benefits in terms of addressing health and social care tasks of cure, prevention, health promotion and maintenance. This is encapsulated within a political and historical context to enable those with an interest in collaborative working to make the transition from issues at the interpersonal level to the wider macro one. -- British Journal of Social Work
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