Knowledge circulations in inter-para/professional practice: a sociomaterial enquiry

Tara Fenwick
2014 Journal of Vocational Education and Training  
Health care and social care in the UK, as elsewhere, is increasingly expected to organise its service delivery in inter-professional arrangements. A burgeoning body of research on this work is examining the different forms that inter-professional practice actually takes. This marks a distinct departure from an early unitary view of the demands of interprofessional practice (IPP), with corresponding universal prescriptions for the sorts of inter-professional skills that were imagined to be
more » ... 1 . Instead, we are now seeing more helpful analyses of inter-professional practice differentiated by dynamics such as the temporal duration of the teams involved (from quick assemblages for a single activity to institutional agreements for long-term partnership), the nature and location of the activity, the unique practices and structures of the particular professional disciplines involved, or the institutional levels involved shaping the inter-professional negotiations (Collin et al
doi:10.1080/13636820.2014.917695 fatcat:fvez544bnfb5tpew6siok4gg6m