Preparation for Interprofessional Work: Holism, Integration and the Purpose of Training and Education

  • Peter Mathias
  • Ruth Prime
  • Tony Thompson
Part of the Community Health Care Series book series (CHCS)


The purpose of this chapter is to:
  1. 1.

    Identify the implications of the part played by people who use the services in achieving unified and integrated programmes of health and social care — one of the key goals of interprofessional working;

  2. 2.

    Examine the implications of recent developments in community care for learning and training;

  3. 3.

    Explore briefly the ideas of holism in health and social practice and the ideas of differentation and integration in the professions to help think about the purpose and nature of interprofessional programmes of learning.



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© Peter Mathias, Ruth Prime and Tony Thompson 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mathias
  • Ruth Prime
  • Tony Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Ashworth CentreAshworth HospitalLiverpoolUK

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