Collaborative Care: Interprofessional, Interagency and Interpersonal / Edition 2

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Collaborative Care provides insights and understandings into the compl exities of collaborative relationships so that individuals and groups can take constructive action to detect hindrances and attempt to overc ome them. The heightened interest in new ways of working together in h ealth and social care has merited a new edition of this excellent text . Four new contributors have enlarged on the pioneering work of the la te Sally Hornby, adding new material on collaborative relationships wi thin organizational hierarchies of health and social care. Key themes such as the fight for resources, the tendency of professionals to beha ve defensively towards their clients, their departments and their reso urces, and the use of individual and group coping mechanisms are revis ited. The new focus adds reflections on the effects of the professiona l and organizational contexts to these issues and provides new perspec tives on the effectiveness of helping relationships in the year 2000 a nd beyond.

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Provides insights into the complexities of collaborative relationships within organizational hierarchies of health and social care. Key themes include the fight for resources, the tendency of professionals to behave defensively towards their clients and their departments, and the use of individual and group coping mechanisms. The first edition was published in 1993. For this second edition, four new contributors enlarge on the pioneering work of the late Sally Hornby. They reflect on the effects of the professional and organizational contexts of issues discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632056699
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/8/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I - Introduction:.

Difficulties in working together; A relational approach to collaboration; Provision of help and helping relationships - Collaboration framework I; Primary collaboration; Secondary and participatory collaboration; Facework structures and the resource pool - Collaborative framwork II; Practitioners, carers and volunteers;.


Part II - Identity and boundaries:.

The importance of identity and role; Working-identity and collaboration; Working-Identity - The defended position; Professional and agency identity - The separatist position; Province, domain and facework functions: Collaborative framework III - Developing collaborative practice; Working together - Towards a collaborative ethos; Consequences of institutional anxiety:.


Part III - Organisations and contexts:.

The environment of collaborative care; The three collaborative frameworks.

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