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Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
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Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualified practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other allied health professions. A multi-professional team of qualified and experienced contributors explain key concepts in professional practice within the contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topics range from law, ethics and client-centred practice to interprofessional working, team-building, communication skills and reflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance on writing a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well as offering advice on career-planning and continuing professional development. KEY FEATURES clear definitions of key concepts case studies and examples from clinical practice summaries of key points self-assessment exercises references and further reading
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Contributors list v Contributors' biographies viii Introduction xiii 1 Interprofessional teamwork 1 Anita Atwal and Wolfie Smith 2 Management of self, health service users and their families 21 Mandy Jones and Alison Warland 3 Reflection and professional practice 41 Alison Blank 4 Challenges of client-centred practice in professional practice 51 Thelma Sumsion 5 Empowerment in the context of practice: The times they are a-changin' 63 Margaret Gallagher and Elizabeth Cassidy 6 Cultural issues in professional practice 77 Kee Hean Lim 7 The ethics of healthcare and multiprofessional dilemmas 99 David Anderson-Ford 8 Documentation and the use of the International Classifi cation of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in interprofessional working 113 Anne McIntyre 9 Preparation for professional practice: evidence-based practice 131 Sally Spencer 10 The golden thread of continuing professional development ? continuing professional development and professional portfolios 143 Margaret Gallagher 11 Preparation for health and social care employment 155 Mandy Jones and Judith McIntyre 12 Career planning for therapists 179 Christine Craik Professional and statutory bodies ? documentation, standards and guidelines 195 Resources for evidence-based practice 197 Index 199

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EDITORS Anita Atwal (PhD) Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Department of Health and Social Care, Brunel University. Module leader for MSc modules. Clinical experience with older people. Expert in interprofessional working. Clinically based research. Written papers for international peer publication and a book on older people 'Occupational Therapy and Older people' (Blackwell). Mandy Jones Lecturer Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London. She has a Doctoral Degree in Physiology from Imperial College of Medicine, Science and Technology, a Masters in Physiology from University College London and a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Her career has included extensive clinical experience in critical care and respiratory medicine plus physiotherapy education. She published an applied physiology text book aimed at physiotherapists which is now core text nationally at undergraduate level. She wrote the curriculum and co-ordinated the first multi-professional MSc in adult critical care. Her special interest is the influence of sleep on respiratory physiology, which continues to be her research focus.

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