A critical analysis of inter-professional learning from a social work perspective

Solley, Michelle (2009) A critical analysis of inter-professional learning from a social work perspective. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In light of the cases of Victoria Climbie and Baby P the government is committed to improving inter-professional collaboration, and along with the General Social Care Council, identify a number of concerns that need to be addressed in social work training, IPL is a relatively new concept in social work training and is designed to support inter-professional collaboration in practice. Since IPL is a core module of the academic social work programme, this paper has carried out a critical analysis of inter-professional learning (IPL) from a social work perspective.

    A broad review of the literature generated little supporting evidence; however, two research papers met the inclusion criteria by demonstrating student’s interpretation of IPL.

    This paper includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches for the research design. The idea showed the comparison between each paradigm and which was conversely more appropriate for this type of research.

    The findings suggest that a qualitative approach is better suited to this type of research as a more personal perspective is sought. The idea of IPL is a worthwhile concept as it incorporates collaboration between relevant professionals. However, it falls short in its application due to mis-interpretation of government policy and leading reports.

    Therefore, extensive future research needs to outline clear guidance on how IPL programmes are designed and incorporated nationally.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 16:36
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2345

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