Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Paperback)

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Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Paperback)

By Adam Barnard (Editor)

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Addressing the changing world of professionalism, this text combines theory, research and practice, using real case studies, to investigate the process of becoming professional. Mapping the journey from allied or associate practitioner positions through qualifying and into advanced practitioner status, it is a valuable companion for health and social care, social work and allied health students from the beginning of their studies.

Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is an accessible text, including case studies, reflective exercises and activities, chapter aims and summaries and further reading boxes throughout. It covers:

the context for professional practice, including historical perspectives, policy and discussion of relevant competencies and frameworks

the concept of professionalism, exploring what it means to be a professional

values and ethics underpinning professional practice

professional identity development, including formation and changes in identity

professional practice in complex environments, paying particular attention to working in organisations

becoming a critical and globally aware practitioner

the role of evidence and knowledge in professional practice

working with supervision.

Maintaining a strong focus on the ethical dimensions of professional practice, this text emphasises how health and social care practitioners can contribute to social justice and challenge social exclusion.

Adam Barnard is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care in the Department of Social Work and Health at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has worked in higher education for over twenty years and runs the Professional Doctorate in Social Practice. He has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses and teaches on the BA (H) Health and Social Care degree. His research interests are varied and include research into visual methodologies; enabling environments; the self in professional practice; pedagogies of reflection; and critical theory about professional practice. His publications include The Value Base of Social Work and Social Care (with Horner and Wild, 2008), which has been internationally translated; and the edited volume Key Themes in Health and Social Care (2012). He has conducted contract and evaluative research with local authority partners.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138806726
ISBN-10: 1138806722
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 284
Language: English