The quality, resourcing and accessibility of healthcare is a key issue facing societies in the 21st century. Despite the system delivery focus of these factors it is critical to remember that healthcare is a human service and as such, people need to be placed at the centre of healthcare systems and processes. To do this we need to improve the way that people are valued and involved in healthcare practices. Professional relationships lie at the heart of such practices. This book illuminates and challenges professional healthcare relationships. The authors examine the nature, context and purpose of healthcare relationships, explore models through which these relationships are enacted, developed and critiqued, and provide narratives of health practice relationships in action. These narratives reveal how health practice relationships are experienced and created in real-world situations. The various chapters generate a range of implications and recommendations for healthcare practice and systems and for the education of health professionals. This is a book for practitioners, educators, clients, members of the community, advocacy and agency groups, regulatory bodies and those with power to shape the future direction of healthcare. There are four sections in the book: Section 1: Health practice relationships context Section 2: Understanding professional relationships Section 3: Health practice relationships narratives Section 4: Implications for practice, systems and education.
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||248|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9789462097889 |
|ISBN (Print)||9789462097865, 9789462097872 |
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Practice, Education, Work and Society |