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Editors: Simon Kitto, Janice Chesters, Jill Thistlethwaite and Scott Reeves
Book Description:
In recent years governments around the world have been bending their will toward increasing collaborative practice amongst health care professionals. Although interprofessional learning has been on the agenda since the 1950s, to date there has been mixed success in bringing the disparate range of health professionals in the health care system together in a coherent and systematic way. Surprisingly, there has been limited sociological analysis of this phenomenon with no identifiable seminal text that critical analyses the issues facing the development of successful inter-professional practice in health. This edited collection to redress this by providing the conditions for critical engagement with inter-professional issues through developing a critical sociology of interprofessional health care practice. The core strength of the book is the meditations, case studies, evaluations and theoretical reflections on the practice of inter-professional collaboration in health by preeminent scholars from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The book provides a sophisticated critical inquiry that uses a wide array of multi-disciplinary conceptual tools to study the phenomenon of interprofessional practice in a way that is easily understood by both instructors and students in the fields of medicine, allied health and nursing.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. A sociology of interprofessional healthcare, pp. 1-8
(Jill Thistlethwaite, Janice Chesters, Scott Reeves and Simon Kitto)

Chapter 2. Using the sociological imagination to explore the nature of interprofessional interactions and relations, pp. 9-22
(Scott Reeves)

Chapter 3. The History and Sociology of the Health Professions: Do they provide the key to new models for interprofessional collaboration?, pp. 23-37
(Lesley Bainbridge and Mary Ellen Purkis)

Chapter 4. What is an interprofessional healthcare team anyway?, pp. 39-53
(Julia Coyle, Joy Higgs, Lindy McAllister and Gail Whiteford)

Chapter 5. "Contact is not enough:" an inter-group perspective on stereotypes and stereotype change in interprofessional education, pp. 55-68
(John Carpenter and Claire Dickinson)

Chapter 6. Professional socialization and interprofessional education, pp. 69-85
Vernon Curran and Dennis Sharpe

Chapter 7. Crossing workplace boundaries: "Interprofessional thinking" in action, pp. 87-103
(Natalie Radomski and David Beckett)

Chapter 8. Beyond professional conflict: cultural and structural barriers to interprofessional healthcare teams, pp. 105-118
(Janice Chesters and Mollie Burley)

Chapter 9. Interprofessional education - what works, what doesn't work and what might work?, pp. 119-138
(Lynda D'Avray and Peter McCrorie)

Chapter 10. Interprofessional healthcare as intercultural experience - early years training for medical students, pp. 139-153
(Andrew Russell)

Chapter 11. Competition the new collaboration? Employing inter-team competitiveness to motivate health students to learn together, pp. 155-168
(Monica Moran, Rosalie Boyce and Lisa Nissen)

Chapter 12. Preparing educators for Interprofessional learning: rationale, educational theory & deliver, pp. 169-184
(Jill Thistlethwaite and Gillian Nisbet)

Chapter 13. Health workforce reform, interprofessional education and practice and the division of labour, pp. 185-205
(Rosalie A. Boyce, Alan Borthwick, Monica Moran, Susan Nancarrow)

Chapter 14. Re-Imagining interprofessionalism: Where to from here?, pp. 207-212
(Simon Kitto, Scott Reeves, Janice Chesters and Jill Thistlethwaite)

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      Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 223.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-866-0
   Status: AV
  
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