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 6: Multi-Professional Practice and Service Users
Multi-Professional Practice and Service Users
By reading this chapter you will be able to:
- describe the key legislation and policies that are driving change in how professionals work with service users and with each other
- consider the implications of these changes in practice, including partnership working with the people who use services and other professional practitioners
- reflect upon how developments in health and social care policy and practice have the potential to transform radically professional practice in the future.
The United Kingdom is currently undergoing a fundamental reform of the whole system of health and social care. This reform will move towards services that are patient and service user led (DOH and British Institute of Human Rights, 2007).
The idea that people who use services should ...