Health Practice Relationships

  • Joy Higgs
  • Anne Croker
  • Diane Tasker
  • Jill Hummell
  • Narelle Patton

Part of the Practice, Education, Work and Society book series (PEWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Health Practice Relationships Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joy Higgs
      Pages 3-8
    3. Joy Higgs, Narelle Patton
      Pages 9-16
    4. Anne Croker, Dale Sheehan, Rick Iedema
      Pages 17-26
    5. Anne Croker, Jim Croker, Miriam Grotowski
      Pages 27-36
    6. Franziska Trede, Rick Flowers
      Pages 37-46
  3. Understanding Professional Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Diane Tasker, Joy Higgs
      Pages 49-56
    3. Jill Hummell, Alison Gates
      Pages 57-64
    4. Julia Coyle, Anne Croker
      Pages 65-74
    5. Anne Croker, Franziska Trede, Joy Higgs
      Pages 75-84
    6. Debbie Horsfall, Joy Higgs
      Pages 85-92
    7. Narelle Patton, David Nicholls
      Pages 93-100
    8. Wendy Bowles, Narelle Patton
      Pages 101-108
  4. Health Practice Relationships Narratives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Tracy Levett-Jones
      Pages 111-118
    3. Diane Tasker, Peter Jones
      Pages 127-134
    4. Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs, Megan Smith
      Pages 135-142

About this book


The quality, resourcing and accessibility of healthcare is a key issue facing societies in the 21st century. Despite the system delivery focus of these factors it is critical to remember that healthcare is a human service and as such, people need to be placed at the centre of healthcare systems and processes. To do this we need to improve the way that people are valued and involved in healthcare practices. Professional relationships lie at the heart of such practices. This book illuminates and challenges professional healthcare relationships. The authors examine the nature, context and purpose of healthcare relationships, explore models through which these relationships are enacted, developed and critiqued, and provide narratives of health practice relationships in action. These narratives reveal how health practice relationships are experienced and created in real-world situations. The various chapters generate a range of implications and recommendations for healthcare practice and systems and for the education of health professionals. This is a book for practitioners, educators, clients, members of the community, advocacy and agency groups, regulatory bodies and those with power to shape the future direction of healthcare. There are four sections in the book: Section 1: Health practice relationships context Section 2: Understanding professional relationships Section 3: Health practice relationships narratives Section 4: Implications for practice, systems and education


Health practice professionalism relationships

Editors and affiliations

  • Joy Higgs
    • 1
  • Anne Croker
    • 2
  • Diane Tasker
    • 3
  • Jill Hummell
    • 4
  • Narelle Patton
    • 5
  1. 1.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.The University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health, The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.The Education For Practice Institute, Charles Sturt UniversityMountain Mobile Physiotherapy Service, Wentworth FallsNSWAustralia
  4. 4.Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, Westmead HospitalThe Education For Practice Institute, Charles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  5. 5.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-788-9
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