'The book is a real find for nursing students (and academics!) - a clear and comprehensive overview of all the key ideas related to multi-professional practice, with learning activities to help students develop a good understanding of policy and practice issues. The examples that are given will help make sense of how the theory applies to practice. This is a book that will become a key source of reference throughout any undergraduate nursing programme' - Dr Kay Caldwell, Head of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Middlesex University This book offers nursing students an introduction to - and foundation in - multi-professional practice. It explores the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and it looks at how this affects the readers own role in the emerging multi-professional partnerships and teams.
Features of the book include: o it provides a framework for developing the knowledge and practice skills needed for effective collaborative working o it contains examples drawn from acute medicine, primary care, mental-health services, learning disability nursing, child and family social care, and community nursing o it is embedded in real-life practice and brings together examples from traditional and more innovative practice settings o it offers tips for successful teamworking and reflects upon likely challenges o the chapters are supported by a range of interactive study activities linked to the student nurse's practice placement experiences. Nursing and Multi-professional Practice will help students to develop the skills for effective collaboration. It has been designed to map onto the pre-registration curriculum and will be invaluable reading for all nursing students, as well as professionals and trainees working at the interface of health and social care.