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Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care

Malcolm Payne

Publication Date - July 2000

ISBN: 9780190615703

288 pages
5.5 x 8.5 inches


In this important text, Malcolm Payne shows how team members in care services can use networking and team- building to strengthen their practice by working with wider networks of agencies, professionals, and service users. He brings traditional team development up to date, including perspectives from research, management ideas, and professional writings. Each chapter contains a concise account of new ideas in teamwork, practical guidance on teambuilding, and teambuilding activities. Team development activities are discussed in the appendix.


  • Proposes improving care and services through expanded teamwork between professionals, agencies, and service users.
  • Theories of teamwork are drawn from recent research, and management theories.
  • An appendix includes suggested teambuilding activities

About the Author(s)

Malcolm Payne is the director of psycho-social and spiritual care at St. Christopher's Hospice in London. He is emeritus professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He has been extensively involved in international social work, leading and working on projects to develop social work and social policy in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe. He has written 10 books and 250 shorter works published in 13 languages, including the best-selling Modern Social Work Theory as well as What is Professional Social Work?. He is also co-author of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.

Table of Contents

    Foreword by Thomas Meenaghan, New York University
    1. Open Teamwork
    2. Working Together: Policy and Concepts
    3. Assessing and Reviewing Open Teams
    4. Open Team Development
    5. Individuals and the Open Teams
    6. Power Issues in Open Teamwork
    7. Open Teamwork: Structure and Context
    8. Teamwork and Management: Team Leaders and Others
    9. Four Teamwork Crunches
    Appendix: Team Development Activities
    Further Reading
    Author Index
    Subject Index

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