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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.

Nursing and Multi-Professional Practice in Children's Services
Nursing and multi-professional practice in children's services
SandraWallis and JanetMcCray

By reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • consider the key drivers for change in multi-professional working in children's services
  • describe the legislation and policy drivers to support these changes
  • reflect on the likely impact of this legislation on professional roles and multi-professional practice
  • work through case studies which will enable you to develop your understanding of multi-professional knowledge and skills for this challenging area of practice.

Nowhere in the delivery of public services has the quality of multi-professional working received more public scrutiny or censure than in services for children. As a result, a number of organisational and professional failings have been highlighted in the numerous public inquiries that have made uncomfortable reading. ...

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