Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals

Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals

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Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals equips students with knowledge of the social, political and cultural factors that influence health care in Australia, to prepare them to be well informed, considerate health professionals. It embraces the multidisciplinary nature of work in the health professions, and applies the term inclusive practice to focus attention on its relevance to all healthcare professionals and improving health outcomes. The book considers the interface between health care delivery, health care professionals and population groups, and examines the key concepts, influences and strategies of inclusive practice to help students develop best practice skills for working in complex and diverse healthcare settings.KEY FEATURESContributors from a wide range of professional groups provide multidisciplinary insights and reflect the interprofessional nature of contemporary healthcareCase studies highlight a diverse range of health care delivery contexts and engage students in the day-to-day work of health professionalsCritical thinking and reflection questions in each chapter help readers apply key concepts to real-life situations and reflect on their own experiencesKey terms, margin notes, summary points and useful web links in each chapter to further students learning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 191 x 245 x 12mm | 590g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0195593952
  • 9780195593952
  • 521,431

Table of contents

SECTION 1: SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS OF INCLUSIVE PRACTICE 1. An introduction to inclusive practiceFran Richardson2. Inclusion and exclusion in contemporary Australian health careJane Mills & Marnie Hitchins3. Building inclusive frameworks for practiceFran Richardson4. Health system reform for inclusive practiceMarnie Hitchins5. Diversity and inclusive practice in the workplaceNarelle Biedermann & Drew Burns6. Social and political elements of inclusive practiceJohn Solas SECTION 2: INCLUSIVE PRACTICE IN CONTEXT 7. Population health and health outcomesGary Williams8. Inclusion and health literacyJulie Shaw, Tony Welch & Moria Williamson9. Rural and remote inclusive practiceSue Gordon & Marion Gray10. Vulnerable and disadvantaged populationsKaren Francis, Faye McMillan, Jane Havelka & Steph Perrot11. An ageing populationMarg McLeod, Lyn Croxon, Sharon Laver & Faye McMillan12. Sexuality and genderMerinda Davis
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About Jenny Davis

Ms Jenny Davis, RN, RM, MMid, BApp Sci (Nsg), BHIM (Hons), GDip Crit Care, GDip Periop, GCert HEd, CertIV T&A., Project Manager, Innovation, Policy and Research, Benetas Support Office

Professor Melanie Birks, RN, PhD, BN, Med, Head Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, School of Nursing and Midwifery, JCU Townsville (until June 2013, Melanie was Deputy Dean, CQUniversity, Noosa Campus)

Professor Ysanne Chapman RN, PhD, MSc (Hons), BEd (Nsg), GDE, DNE, DRM, Adjunct Professor, James Cook University
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