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ISBN-10 027378188XISBN-13 9780273781882
ISBN-10 1-4082-2440-2ISBN-13 978-1-4082-2440-3
Author(s): Brian Littlechild; Roger Smith
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 352

A Handbook for Inter-professional Practice in the Human Services: Learning to Work Togetheris an essential text forall 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.

It provides uniquely comprehensive coverage and wide-ranging analysis of the key issues within and across the different human services. Expert chapters from contributors in key areas such as health and social care services, education and school services, offender services, children’s services, and continuing care give insights into the challenges of collaborative working and the contexts in which these challenges may be faced. Contributions from service users, and carers’ perspectives highlight their fundamental role in the inter-agency team. With examples from distinct service areas, students and practitioners are able to explore their own area of work whilst also gaining an understanding of issues faced by other professionals. 

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