Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care: A Practical Handbook for Interprofessional Working

Shared assessment is the standardized approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive coverage – follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice
  • Focuses on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process
  • Discusses confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Provides four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities

The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a comparative grid for Standardized Assessment Frameworks, examples of career assessments, reflective questions, and further reading.

It will be invaluable reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing, and mental health.

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