This major new textbook will take a fresh look at professions and professionalism - what these terms mean and what they need to mean in the future in the health and social care field.
Written by experienced teachers, the textbook: reviews the evidence on team and inter-professional working, teasing out the new perspectives and the skills required; examines what professional development entails and what it means in different fields of practice; tackles ethical dilemmas of practice alongside changing concepts in society of accountability; explores current debates about how professionals can be supported in their practice and how their performance is best regulated; and highlights the contribution that practitioners can make
|Series:||Published in association with The Open University Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CONTEXTS AND PROCESSESExploring Continuity and Change - Linda Jones and Stan TuckerIntroducing Critical Good Practice - Ann BrechinUnderstanding Professional Development - Maureen A EbyPART TWO: CHALLENGING PRACTICEThe Challenge of Professionalism - Linda FinlayChallenges from Service Users - Hilary BrownThe Challenge of Values and Ethics within Practice - Maureen A EbyThe Challenge of Caring Relationships - Ann BrechinThe Challenge of Working in Teams - Linda FinlayChallenges of Being Accountable - Maureen A EbyPART THREE: WORKING WITH CHANGING STRUCTURESUnderstanding the Policy Process - Celia DaviesCounting the Costs - Colin Guest and Phil ScarffInteragency Collaboration - A Sceptical View - Bob HudsonImproving the Quality of Services - Celia DaviesFrameworks for Regulation and Accountability - Celia Davies Threat or Opportunity?