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Intra-professional collaboration and communication

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342157
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0013
Intra-professional collaboration and communication

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A number of issues have already been raised by both participant groups about the communication that occurs between health professionals. These include: communication between primary and secondary services; different members of the individual primary-practice surgeries; and issues related to the professional roles of different health practitioners. This chapter addresses these issues. It looks at the relative positions of health visitors, nurses, and female general practitioners, and the communication across primary and secondary service providers, in order to identify issues that arise as a result of the differentiation of professional responsibilities. Due to the impact of socially caused ill health, many of these boundaries are shifting as a result of the so-called ‘health crisis’. The discussions here should be considered, therefore, as grounded in these contemporary changes.

Keywords: health visitors; nurses; general practitioners; ill health; health crisis

Chapter.  4877 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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