Communities of Practice in Health and Social Care by Andrée Le May

By Andrée Le May

Groups of perform in health and wellbeing and Social Care highlights how groups of perform (CoPs) could make provider improvement and caliber development in wellbeing and fitness and social care more uncomplicated to begin and extra sustainable.Using a sequence of case stories from the united kingdom and Australia the e-book demonstrates how the speculation of law enforcement officials is applied within the supply of well-being and social care and highlights the linked capability, complexities, merits and disadvantages.Communities of perform in overall healthiness and Social Care equips practitioners, managers, educators and perform mentors with the data and abilities to facilitate the advance and upkeep of groups of perform and highlights how the consequences of groups of perform could be made particular.

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Possible hosts for the website were discussed. The group was also keen that the NHS Region Research and Development Directorate, who had funded the project, should take some ownership as well, and it was agreed that regional representatives would be invited to attend a final meeting to launch the resource pack. Members’ concerns that constraints on their time would result in an incomplete set of resources at the launch were appeased by the facilitator who suggested employing a researcher to undertake some of the outstanding work.

Support for sustained learning and exchange However, the Foundation is not inclined to leave the success of the EXTRA Community of Practice solely to occasional meetings or individual commitment and supports both the concept and reality of the community in many ways. During the programme and after graduation, fellows are invited to participate in events around the country organised or supported by the Foundation and EXTRA partners to keep them involved and in touch. The Foundation hosted events for EXTRA graduates at its national conferences in 2006 and 2007 for which the EXTRA Community of Practice steering group developed sessions and panels and brought in Canadian and international speakers.

Although I have worked as an NP in the past, the CoP has assisted me in sharing concerns, barriers, issues, and knowledge bringing forth our individual strengths and welcoming new roles/NPs. At times one can feel “on their own” or alone in this new role to BC, the CoP assists in creating a feeling of “belonging”’. their identity through establishing and sharing good practice and stories of success as well as challenges. Participants in the CoP could easily identify aspects of the CoP that had worked.

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