How do health and social care professionals learn their practice? What can the professions learn from each other? This book offers a comprehensive and practical account of recent changes in practice education in the UK - looking at both the way in which it is organized and the way in which it is conceptualized. Using case examples, the authors focus on the experiences of students' learning in practice settings: how this is organized, what methods are used to help students learn their trade and how their abilities are assessed. The book offers separate chapters on nine professions, all by authors well-established in writing about practice-based learning in their field.
They explore areas of similarity and difference in expertise and outlook between professions. Two introductory chapters draw out the general concepts that translate between professions, including the idea of reflective practice, and the significance of the community as a setting; and a concluding chapter discusses interprofessional learning within practice settings.