Ontext of Professional Practice Assignment 1 Guidelines 1000 words

Context of Professional Practice
Assignment 1 Guidelines
1000 words

You are asked to undertake a critical analysis of the provision and structure of health care and social care in the United Kingdom and the implications for multidisciplinary and multiagency working in managing care.
Remember, an academic essay does not require you to cover every piece of information, or else you are likely to produce a mainly descriptive piece of work.
It is advised that you construct the main body of your essay into three sections to cover:


1. An Analysis of the working relationships between the National Health Service and the Independent sector in the UK

2. An exploration of the benefits of working collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team within a range of care contexts. The benefits examined relate to: how well you and members of the multidisciplinary team are able to function in their roles; and your patients, clients or carers. An emphasis must be placed on your role in working with other disciplines or agencies.

3. A critical discussion of the contribution of your skills in using the problem solving approach to care through assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. This needs to emphasise how this can achieve effective and safe practice. The debate also needs to discuss how these actions enhance responsiveness to the needs of client groups and how patients, clients and their carers can be empowered through this process.

Throughout the essay a range of relevant authoritative literature needs to be used to support the discussion.

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Please follow the following referencing list Harvard Reference.

Use of et al.
et al. literally means a?and othersa and can be used in the text when a source has more than three authors. List the first author followed by et al.

Carter et al. (2011) state that ethical considerations are of paramount importance in clinical interventions with obese patients.

In the reference list you should list all the authors:

Carter, S., Rychetnik, L., Lloyd, B., Kerridge, I. , Baur, L., Bauman, A., Hooker, C. and Zask, A. (2011) a?Evidence, ethics and values: a framework for health promotiona, American Journal of Public Health, 101(3), pp.465-472.





Secondary referencing
Secondary referencing is when you are referencing a piece of work that has been referred to in something you have read, so you have not seen the original piece of work. Many lecturers consider secondary references to be unacceptable, so always try to track down the original source if possible. Always check with your lecturer to see if they are happy for you to use a secondary reference.

In text:
Parkinson (1817) cited in Butlin (2000) describes the symptomsa¦

In reference list:
Butlin, J. (2000) a?Parkinsonas diseasea, Positive Health, 53, pp.28-31.


Multiple works by one author

Frequently you may need to cite more than one work by the same author. When these are published in different years you can cite them in the usual way.

In text:
A circular issued by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (2010) superseded the original guidance (Nursing & Midwifery Council, 2007).


To distinguish between works published in the same year, you should attach a lower-case letter of the alphabet to the publication date, starting with a?aa. The letter used is determined by the alphabetical list of references at the end of the document (assign the letter by alphabetical order of title), not the order in which the citations appear in your assignment.
In text:
A recent study found that social work students feel that they have better legal knowledge than their qualified counterparts (Preston-Shoot, 2010b).... Preston-Shoot (2010a) argues that social workers do not know the law well enough.

In reference list:
Preston-Shoot, M. (2010a) a?Help social workers serve the law, not their employersa, Community Care, (1824) p.21.

Preston-Shoot, M. (2010b) a?On the evidence for viruses in social work systems: law, ethics and practicea, European Journal of Social Work, 13(4) pp.465-482.

1 Books in general

(i) Author(s) surname and initials
(ii) (Year of publication) in round brackets
(iii) Book title (in italics, in sentence case) : Subtitle separated by colon.
(iv) Edition of book (if not the first edition, abbreviate to a?edn.a).
(v) Place of publication: (the first named if there is more than one place)
(vi) Publisher.

In text:
Evidence suggests that most acute illness is not reported to doctors (Larkin, 2011).

Oko (2011) outlines three key theories which influence ethical decision-making in social work.


In reference list:
Larkin, M. (2011) Social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Oko, J. (2011) Understanding and using theory in social work. 2nd edn. Exeter : Learning Matters.


Remember that some resources have a corporate author, instead of a personas name, for example the Department of Health. If no author is identifiable, list by the first significant word of the title.


British National Formulary: No 61. (2011) London : BMJ Group.

Some books consist of writings by a number of people, collected together and organised by one or more editors. If you use an edited book, the reference should look like this:



Baillie, L. (ed.) (2009) Developing practical adult nursing skills. 3rd edn. London : Hodder Arnold.


1.1 Chapter in an edited book
(i) Author(s) of chapter a surname and initials.
(ii) (Year of publication)
(iii) a?Title of chaptera, followed by a?ina
(iv) Name of editor(s) (abbreviated to a?ed.a or a?eds.a)
(v) Book title (in italics, in sentence case) : Subtitle separated by colon.
(vi) Edition of book (if not the first edition, abbreviate to a?edna).
(vii) Place of publication: (the first named if there is more than one place)
(viii) Publisher,
(ix) Chapter page numbers.
In text:
Burgess (2008, p.72) proposes a?health risk alarms are not isolated incidents but form part of an important pattern in modern societiesa?.

Roberts (2011) outlines a seven-step model of crisis intervention...

In reference list:
Burgess, A. (2008) a?Health scares and risk awarenessa, in Wainwright, D. (ed.) A sociology of health. London : SAGE Publications, pp. 56-75.

Roberts, A. (2011) a?Bridging the past and present to the future of crisis intervention and crisis managementa, in Cree, V. (ed.) Social work: a reader. London : Routledge, pp.176-183.

1.2 Electronic books

(i) Author(s) a surname and initials.
(ii) (Year of publication)
(iii) Book title (in italics, in sentence case) : Subtitle separated by colon.
(iv) Name of e-book supplier (in italics)
(v) [Online].
(vi) Available at: URL[1]
(vii) (Accessed: day month year).

Referencing an electronic book is similar to referencing a print book, but you need to include extra elements (see the list above).

If you are referencing an edited electronic book you will need to combine layouts 1.1 and 1.2, as the Riggs reference below illustrates.

In text:
Quinney (2009) identifies several key skillsa¦

a?It is impossible to care for someone without exchanging facts of opinionsa? (Riggs, 2005, p. 57).

In reference list:
Quinney, A. (2009) Collaborative social work practice. Dawsonera [Online]. Available at: recordb1442058~S20 (Accessed: 31 July 2009).

Riggs, D.J. (2005) a?Communication and in