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Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

ISBN 9781138806726
Edition 2017
Publication Date
Publisher Taylor & Francis

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.

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