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Interprofessional working

Pollard, Katherine; Bugler, Julie; Hayes, Sally


Julie Bugler

Sally Hayes


Derek Sellman

Paul Snelling


This chapter discusses interprofessional working in which nurses may engage. It identifies why interprofessional working is important, and explains a registered nurse's responsibilities and obligations in this regard. It then outlines different types of interprofessional working within nurse practice environments and discusses the existing evidence-base which supports interprofessional working in nursing. This is followed by information about the history of interprofessional working in UK health and social care services and a discussion about the different forms interprofessional working can take. The chapter concludes by identifying factors that enhance or inhibit interprofessional working.


Pollard, K., Bugler, J., & Hayes, S. (2016). Interprofessional working. In P. Snelling, & D. Sellman (Eds.), Becoming a Nurse. Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing, 176-200. Routledge

Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 176-200
Book Title Becoming a Nurse. Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing.
ISBN 9780415734042
Keywords nursing education, nursing practice, interprofessional working, collaboration
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Becoming a Nurse. Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing on 06/10/2016, available online:


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