Professional values in healthcare are in a state of constant and increasingly rapid change. While all professions now emphasise teamwork and collegiality in practice, fewer are inclined to consider shared or differing values across professions.
This interdisciplinary volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of different professions within healthcare, from GPs, mental health nurses, adult nurses and pharmacists, to NHS managers and chaplains. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior healthcare practitioners.
This original and insightful book will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers, senior healthcare professionals and healthcare managers.
Stephen Pattison is professor of religion, ethics, and practice at Birmingham University, having previously been a senior lecturer in health and social welfare at the Open University. He has taught practitioners in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, management and religion. Ben Hannigan is a senior lecturer in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University. He previously worked as a community mental health nurse in an inter-professional team in East London. Roisin Pill is a medical sociologist. She is Professor Emerita at the Department of General Practice, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Huw Thomas has been reader in urban and regional planning at Cardiff University for fifteen years, following periods as a lecturer in Oxford Brookes University and a planner in local government. .