Collaborative working

Harness, Susan and Sprung, Sally (2017) Collaborative working. In: Chilton, Sue and Bain, Heather, (eds.) Textbook of Community Nursing. Hodder, London, pp. 200-219. Full text not available from this repository.

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This chapter will examine the relevance of collaborative working from the nursing perspective. Included will be a brief outline of the UK political drivers that are influencing health and social care professionals to work collaboratively with an emphasis on understanding core concepts. In order to capture the complexity of this phenomenon, the factors needed for successful collaboration will be discussed. To support the learning from this chapter there will be a scenario of a patient named Jenny who has been diagnosed with breast cancer with widespread metastases and has recently completed her final chemotherapy treatment. The scenario will demonstrate how important it is to work collaboratively with a wide range of health and social care professionals as well as other agencies in order to provide the best care for Jenny and her family. The health needs of patients like Jenny are increasing in complexity and the need to work collaboratively to deliver care is crucial to reduce fragmentation and improve positive patient outcomes.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Hodder
ISBN: 978-1498725378
Departments: Institute of Health > Urgent and Primary Care
Depositing User: Susan Harness
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 14:44
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:08
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