Interprofessional issues in community and primary health care

  • Patricia Owens
  • John Carrier
  • John Horder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Patricia Owens, John Carrier
      Pages 1-5
  3. Theoretical Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Patricia Owens, Heather Petch
      Pages 37-55
  4. Interprofessional collaboration in action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Gail Wilson, Julie Dockrell
      Pages 95-110
    3. Elizabeth Birchall
      Pages 111-135
    4. Roslyn Corney
      Pages 137-163
    5. Patricia Owens
      Pages 165-183
    6. Margot Jefferys
      Pages 185-201
  5. Inside teamwork

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Peter Pritchard
      Pages 205-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-239

About this book


Dramatic reforms in the NHS and the social services in the 1980s and 1990s have highlighted the need for close co-operation between professional groups. Doctors, nurses and social workers are increasingly taking roles as managers with financial responsibility for services. The varying backgrounds of education and socialisation of managers and different professional groups creates barriers to mutual understanding and to effective and efficient care. This book sets out to examine inter-professional work looking at theories and frameworks and focusing on the important areas where systems fail because of lack of collaboration. This text will contribute to the knowledge of inter-professional relationships and can be used as a basic guide to the issues involved, the services that require a multidisciplinary approach, and the strategies for working together.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Owens
    • 1
  • John Carrier
    • 1
    • 2
  • John Horder
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.London School of EconomicsUK
  2. 2.Royal Free Hospital Trust and CAIPEUK
  3. 3.Royal College of General PractitionersUK
  4. 4.Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional EducationPrimary Health and Community CareUK

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