Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care
Wiley, Aug 23, 2010 - Medical - 208 pages
PROMOTING PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH
This book forms part of a series entitled PromotingPartnership for Health publishedin association with the UKCentre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).The series explores partnership for health from policy, practiceand educational perspectives. Whilst strongly advocating theimperative driving collaboration in healthcare, it adopts apragmatic approach. Far from accepting established ideas andapproaches, the series alerts readers to the pitfalls and ways toavoid them.
Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care isan invaluable guide for clinicians, academics, managers andpolicymakers who need to understand, implement and evaluateinterprofessional teamwork. It will give them a fullerunderstanding of how teams function, of the issues relating to theevaluation of teamwork, and of approaches to creating andimplementing interventions (e.g. team training, quality improvementinitiatives) within health and social care settings. It will alsoraise awareness of the wide range of theories that can informinterprofessional teamwork.
The book is divided into nine chapters. The first 'sets thescene' by outlining some common issues which underpininterprofessional teamwork, while the second discusses currentteamwork developments around the globe. Chapter 3 explores a rangeof team concepts, and Chapter 4 offers a new framework forunderstanding interprofessional teamwork. The next three chaptersdiscuss how a range of range of social science theories,interventions and evaluation approaches can be employed to advancethis field. Chapter 8 presents a synthesis of research into teamsthe authors have undertaken in Canada, South Africa and the UK,while the final chapter draws together key threads and offers ideasfor future of teamwork. The book also provides a range of resourcesfor designing, implementing and evaluating interprofessionalteamwork activities.