Sharing assessment in health and social care: a practical handbook for interprofessional working.

Carolyn Wallace, Michelle Davies

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Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEngland
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9781412945745
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2009


  • inter-professional working
  • health and social care


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