Publishing collaboration

The Routledge/CAIPE Series

Hugh Barr, Maggie Hutchings and Alison Machin comprise the CAIPE panel advising Routledge on choice of titles and authors for a series of books in fields of collaborative practice. The Panel is supporting authors, in partnership with the Managing Editor at Routledge, to develop and deliver each proposal.

Four books have been published so far: Collaborative Practice in Primary Care by John Spicer, Sanjiv Alhuwalia and Karen Storey; Collaborative Practice for Public Health by Dawne Gurbutt;  Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and their Families by Julie Taylor and June Thoburn and Collaborative Practice in Critical Care Settings: A workbook by Scott Reeves; Janet Alexanian; Deborah Kendall-Gallagher; Todd Dorman and Simon Kitto.

Further titles and authors are being considered in a rolling programme

Hugh Barr, President, November 2019.


Roberts & Green (2022) Collaborative Practice in Pallative Care

Collaborative Practice in Palliative Care explores how different professions work collaboratively across professional, institutional, social, and cultural boundaries to enhance palliative care.

Analysing palliative care as an interaction between different professionals, clients, and carers, and the social context or community within which the interaction takes place, it is grounded in up-to-date evidence, includes global aspects of palliative care and cultural diversity as themes running throughout the book, and is replete with examples of good and innovative practice. Drawing on experiences from within traditional specialist palliative care settings like hospices and community palliative care services, as well as more generalist contexts of the general hospital and primary care, this practical text highlights the social or public health model of palliative care. Designed to support active learning, it includes features such as case studies, summaries, and pointers to other learning resources.

This text is an important reference for all professionals engaged in palliative care, particularly those studying for post-qualification programmes in the area.

Spicer, Ahluwalia & Storey (2019) Collaborative Practice in Primary Care

The effective delivery of primary care requires the good working of a multi-professional team who provide that care. This accessible and concise text explores the ways in which primary care teams can collaborate well to advance the quality of clinical care and enhance collaborative working across the healthcare system as a whole. Taking a workbook approach, and including examples, narratives, case histories and further reading, Collaborative Practice in Primary and Community Care brings together theory and good practice to offer the reader viable models for achieving excellence. Addressing specific challenges to practising collaboratively throughout, it contains chapters exploring the contemporary context of primary care, collaboration with patients, collaboration between different professional groups, collaboration amongst organisations, and the respective roles of education and technology in promoting collaboration. Written by a multi-professional selection of experienced authors, practitioners and educators, this textbook is designed for a wide audience of healthcare professionals with an interest in primary care.

Gurbutt (2016) Collaborative Practice for Public Health

This book encourages individuals to consider the opportunities and impacts of working in public health as well as the gains that can be made by working collaboratively. Chapters explore some of the sociological issues that underpin the practice of public health and offer valuable insights into its complexities, addressing how different groups might work together effectively in the creation and delivery of public health policy.  Buy on Amazon

Taylor & Thorburn  (2016), Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and their Families.

Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and Their Families focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by professionals who work across disciplines to meet the needs of parents and children experiencing complex difficulties. It establishes the importance of both interprofessional and interagency collaboration. Buy on Amazon

Reeves, Alexanian, Kendall-Gallagher, Dorman, & Kitto (2018) Collaborative Practice in Critical Care Settings: A workbook.

This practical and evidence-based workbook offers a series of assessment, implementation and evaluation activities for professionals working in critical care contexts. Designed to improve the quality of care delivery, it looks both at collaboration between professionals and between patients and/or family members. Collaborative Practice in Critical Care Settings:

  • identifies the issues relating to the "current state" of collaboration in critical care through a series of assessments activities;
  • provides a series of interventional activities which can address shortfalls of collaboration previously identified; and
  • offers advice on generating evidence for the effects of any interventions implemented.

The activities presented in this book are based on extensive empirical research, ensuring this book takes into account the everyday work environment of professionals in critical care units. It is suitable for practitioners and educators, as well as patient safety leads and manages.  Buy on Amazon

Blackwell/CAIPE Publications Series

Prior to CAIPE’s partnership with Routledge it enjoyed a successful partnership with Blackwell producing the following publications:

Barr, H., Koppel, I., Reeves, S., Hammick, M. & Freeth, D. (2005) Effective Interprofessional Education: Argument, Assumption and Evidence.

This volume presents a systematic review of interprofessional education in health and social care. This is accompanied by a wider-ranging critique of interprofessional education, grounded by experience, and informed by sources beyond the evaluations that qualified for inclusion in the review. Synthesising the evidence base for interprofessional education nevertheless remains central, with 353 studies surveyed in the first instance, from which 107 studies form the basis for the final analysis.  Buy on Amazon

Meads, G., Ashcroft, J., Barr, H., Scott, R. & Wild, A. (2005) The Case for Interprofessional Collaboration in Health and Social Care.

The Case for Interprofessional Collaboration recognises and explores the premium that modern health systems place on closer working relationships. Each chapter adopts a consistent format and a clear framework for professional relationships, considering those with the same profession, other professions, new partners, policy actors, the public and with patients.  Buy on Amazon

Freeth, D., Hammick, M., Reeves, S., Koppel, I. & Barr,H. (2005) Effective Interprofessional Education: Development, Delivery and Evaluation.

This volume presents a practical guide to the development, application and evaluation of effective interprofessional education in health and social care. It is both a practice manual for those in hands-on roles and a reflective guide for those indirectly involved in professional education. The book provides clear advice on methods of establishing training and education programmes and evaluating their effectiveness, while simultaneously examining the relationship between initial application, ongoing maintenance and subsequent assessment. The authors expound multiple points of view that will generate individual thinking and approaches to both the practice and the estimation of interprofessional education schemes.  Buy on Wiley

Glasby, J. & Dickinson, H. (Eds) (2009) International Perspectives on Health and Social care: Partnership Working in Action

Partnership Working in Health and Social Care adopts a thematic approach to health and social care partnerships. With chapters by leading international commentators, the book covers key topics in partnership with a dual focus on both policy and practice.  Buy on Amazon

Reeves, S., Lewin, S., Espin, S. & Zwarenstein, M. (2010) Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care.

This book forms part of a series entitled Promoting Partnership for Health published in association with the UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). The series explores partnership for health from policy, practice and educational perspectives. Whilst strongly advocating the imperative driving collaboration in healthcare, it adopts a pragmatic approach. Far from accepting established ideas and approaches, the series alerts readers to the pitfalls and ways to avoid them.  Buy at Wiley

McKeown, M., Malihi-Shoja, L., Downe, S. (2010) Service User and Carer Involvement in Education for Health and Social Care: Promoting Partnerships for Health.

Service user and carer engagement in health and social care, and in the education of practitioners in this area, is emerging as one of the most important new drivers within government policy in a number of countries. However, beyond the rhetoric, there are few guides that address the practicalities of setting up and running such a project. Buy Via Wiley