Medicine And Books

Going Inter-Professional: Working Together for Health and Welfare

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:882
  1. Leone Ridsdale

    Ed Audrey Leathard Routledge, pounds sterling14.99, pp 244 ISBN 0 415 09286 8

    For workers in primary care, working with other professionals raises many unanswered questions: How can members of different professions get on more effectively? To what extent can professionals work together without identifying themselves with the stereotypes associated with their professional group? Can doctors working in primary care stop speaking as though they have the master language? Can social scientists working in university departments stop asserting that general practitioner colleagues are second rate?

    Having trained initially in social science and then worked in hospitals and general practice, I have learnt to recognise …

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