Access, Agency and Abilities

  • Narelle Patton
  • David Nicholls
Part of the Practice, Education, Work and Society book series (PEWS)


Central to health practice is the aim to use professional knowledge and capabilities in the service of others (Higgs, 2012). The inherent humanness of health practice highlights the importance of health practice relationships in shaping individuals’ access, agency and abilities for the achievement of meaningful health outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narelle Patton
    • 1
  • David Nicholls
    • 2
  1. 1.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of Rehabilitation and Occupation StudiesAuckland University of TechnologyNew Zealand

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