Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice
- Karin Crawford - University of Lincoln, UK
Social Work Practice
How can social workers be more effective in collaborative work? What are the skills, knowledge and values required for collaborative practice? How does collaborative social work practice impact on the experience of service-users and careers?
These questions are faced by social workers every day and interprofessional collaborative practice is high on the policy agenda for trainees and practitioners. Written primarily for social work students and practitioners, although having relevance across the wider range of stakeholders, this book explores the issues, benefits, and challenges that interprofessional collaborative practice can raise. Chapter-by-chapter the book will encourage the reader to critically examine the political, legal, social, and economic context of interprofessional practice. It also explores how social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with other professions while retaining their own values and identity.
Key features include:
- Activities to illustrate the ways in which collaborative working can impact upon the experiences of service users, careers and practitioners
- Discussions looking at the different people and organizations with whom social workers might work in practice
- Examples of research and knowledge for practice
- A glossary to act as a useful quick reference point for the reader
- A companion website
Engaging and well-written, each chapter also includes case studies, reflective questions, and links to further reading and sources of information. Interprofessional Collaboration in Social Work Practice will be essential reading for social work qualifying students and for practitioners.
Organises thinking around these issues into themes that make it a more thought provoking read for students.
We are going to recommend this book on a new module we have designed: Critical thinking and professional development. It is one of the few books that deals with interprofessional collaboration related to both social work and youth work so we thinki it is suitable for student practice.
Very helpful. Interprofessional work may be a litttle different i Sweden compared to UK, but the book provides useful strategies and principles reagrdless of that.
this book is an excellent, insightful and practical guide to interprofessional working. the reflective excercises and suggestions are useful and all relevant theory and models are covered.
Crawford captures some of the keys issues for both practitioners and services users in using an interprofessional collaborative approach in practice. A useful text for students of many professional disciplines.
I really like this book. It is clear , well written and at a level appropriate for 1st year MA students or 2nd year UGs. I like the range of areas the book addressed which were covered comprehensively and not in a superficial way. Good linking of theory to practice.
Excellent resource. comprehensive, clearly written and research based