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Interprofessional Social Work

Interprofessional Social Work
Effective Collaborative Approaches

Second Edition

October 2012 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
All Social Work students are required to undertake specific learning and assessment in partnership working and information sharing across professional disciplines and agencies. Increasingly, social workers are also finding that they need to deal with a wide range of other professions as part of their daily work. It is essential therefore that social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with these professions while retaining their own values and identity. This updated second edition will prepare social work students to work with a wide variety of professions including youth workers, the police, teachers and educators, the legal profession and health professionals.
The Importance of Interprofessional and Inter-agency Practice
Preparing to Work with Other Professionals
The Youth Work Context
The Health Context
The Education Context
The Housing and Neighbourhood Context
The Justice Context
Appendix 1: The Professional Capabilities Framework
Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark For Social Work

Excellent book. Easy to read and understand. Students have found it very useful in gaining an in depth understanding of interprofessional social work and the problems and barriers that they will have to come across when working with other professionals.

Miss Fatima Khan
Social Work , Hammersmith & West London College
March 21, 2013

Excellent practical text which transcends academia and practice, making it highly recommended for social work students on placement who are grappling with the complexities of collaborative working.

Mrs Victoria Burton
Department of Social Work, Hull University
January 23, 2013

Useful introduction

Philip Gilligan
Div. of Social Work, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

Good reference book for students, newly qualified social workers and practitioners in the field.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
January 21, 2013

Useful introduction to multiagency working and collaborative practice

Mr Bob Cecil
Social Work, Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 18, 2012

A useful resource for thinking about working across organisations.

Mr Abyd Quinn Aziz
School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
December 17, 2012

This is a really useful book and helps the reader consider the dilemmas in multi-agency working and how these can be overcome to good effect. As every major inquiry has identified failings in interprofessional working then this is recommended reading for all students.

Ms Sarah Cresswell
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Hull University
December 11, 2012

Issues raised are clearly explained

Mrs Karen Burton
Health , Neath Port Talbot College
November 21, 2012

Essential when looking at collaborative working

Mrs Karen Burton
Health , Neath Port Talbot College
November 21, 2012

Provides and excellent and clear understanding of collaborative approaches. Feedback from students is that this is one of the better texts they have come across for understanding this topical area

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
November 14, 2012

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