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.
* clear definitions of key concepts
* case studies and examples from clinical practice
* summaries of key points
* self-assessment exercises
* references and further reading
Anita Atwal is Lecturer in Occupational Therapy for the Department of Health and Social Care at Brunel University, London. She worked extensively with older people prior to pursuing an academic career and sustains a major interest with this client group through her clinical research activities. Anita is also an expert in interprofessional working. Anita has written numerous articles and has published a book, Occupational Therapy and Older People (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).
Mandy Jones is Lecturer in Physiotherapy for the Department of Health and Social Care at 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.
Research Handbook for Health Care Professionals