Introduction: To set the scene for publication of this new text and navigate the reader to the contents and purpose of the text.
Part 1 Setting the scene for practice
· Introduction to the contexts of health and social care,
o incl. emergence of HPC, acts, white papers,
· Understanding health and social care as a system,
o Define simplistically what a systems approach is then using a systems approach to explain how health & social care work
· Working within a process of change,
o How this impacts on health & social care and what these changes mean to individual practitioners - incl. a tool box of skills to cope with change
Brief conclusion to the part to include reflective questions for the reader and
link to next part
Part 2 Development of the profession and individual practitioner
· Understanding professionalism
o What are professional skills and professionalism? How do professional skills develop? Acquiring a professional identity and demonstrating that - how this may be different from other work roles that people may have had e.g. student, support staff. Communicating your professional identity to colleagues. Forming professional relationships with colleagues and service users - include clinical reasoning.
· Interprofessional practice
o Why professions work together with brief reference to historical considerations of health and social care systems. Different models of interprofessional working (e.g. social model, medical model) - why might this be, impact on members of those teams. The value of different perspective from different professionals with emphasis on what the occupational therapists can bring to the team. How opportunities for interprofessional education (pre and post registration) can impact on how we work.
· Continuing professional development
o Include supervision (