Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

by Anita Atwal
     
 

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualified practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other allied health professions.

A multi-professional team of qualified and experienced contributors explain key concepts in professional practice within the contexts of health,

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Overview

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualified practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other allied health professions.

A multi-professional team of qualified and experienced contributors explain key concepts in professional practice within the contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topics range from law, ethics and client-centred practice to interprofessional working, team-building, communication skills and reflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance on writing a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well as offering advice on career-planning and continuing professional development.

KEY FEATURES

  • clear definitions of key concepts
  • case studies and examples from clinical practice
  • summaries of key points
  • self-assessment exercises
  • references and further reading

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405175937
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

EDITORS
Anita Atwal (PhD) Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Department of Health and Social Care, Brunel University. Module leader for MSc modules. Clinical experience with older people. Expert in interprofessional working. Clinically based research. Written papers for international peer publication and a book on older people 'Occupational Therapy and Older people' (Blackwell).

Mandy Jones Lecturer Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London. She has a Doctoral Degree in Physiology from Imperial College of Medicine, Science and Technology, a Masters in Physiology from University College London and a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Her career has included extensive clinical experience in critical care and respiratory medicine plus physiotherapy education. She published an applied physiology text book aimed at physiotherapists which is now core text nationally at undergraduate level. She wrote the curriculum and co-ordinated the first multi-professional MSc in adult critical care. Her special interest is the influence of sleep on respiratory physiology, which continues to be her research focus.

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