This book explores the issues that surround interprofessional education in health and community care. The idea that different professionals need to work together to provide better services for people is not simply accepted, but analysed in a variety of theoretical and practical frameworks. The contributors to this book have addressed the issues that surround interprofessional working in the contexts of the historical development of services, organisational theory, ethical frameworks, the perspective of group dynamics and the economic background against which debates about the future of professional and interprofessional work and education have taken place. These core themes are carried through and analysed more specifically in relation to community services, mental health services, child protection, continuing care, the care of the elderly and primary health care.
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