This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing students a comprehensive introduction to and foundation in interprofessional practice. Chapters will help the student nurse understand the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and their own role in the emerging interprofessional partnerships and teams.
Chapter 9: Nursing, Multi-Professional Practice and the Third Sector
Nursing, Multi-Professional Practice and the Third Sector
By reading this chapter you should be able to:
- define what is meant by the third sector
- describe the historical development and current role of the third sector
- assess the changes in the role of the third sector and the impact on multi-professional working
- reflect on the impact of these changes for the NHS and the new professional and multi-professional partnerships emerging.
The third sector is a significant provider of health services, including acute treatment, residential and nursing care, and palliative care. The sector has become a key partner in the provision of health and social care services under the modernisation agenda of successive Labour governments. This chapter will begin by defining what is meant by the ...