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Introducing professional practice: Track 1

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This series of tracks looks at several aspects of health work including child protection services, hospitals and mental health providers with an aim to explaining everyday practices and ideas for the future. Material is taken from The Open University course K114 Introducing professional practice.

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Track 1: Introducing professional practice

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introducing professional practice    A short introduction to this album. Play now Introducing professional practice
2 A day in the life of a hospital ward: Ward Sister    A Ward Sister describes a typical day for her Play now A day in the life of a hospital ward: Ward Sister
3 A day in the life of a hospital ward: Senior Registrar    A Dave Senior Registrar in medicine describes a typical day for him Play now A day in the life of a hospital ward: Senior Registrar
4 A day in the life of a hospital ward: Care Assistant    A Ann, a Health Care Assistant, describes a typical day for her Play now A day in the life of a hospital ward: Care Assistant
5 A day in the life of a hospital ward: Working in Teams    The staff of Ward 29 discuss the importance of working as a team to ensure good patient care and sound medical practice Play now A day in the life of a hospital ward: Working in Teams
6 A day in the life of a hospital ward: working with patients    The staff on ward 29 talk about their involvement with patients taking into account medical, psychological and social factors Play now A day in the life of a hospital ward: working with patients
7 A Culture of Blame: Changing Climate of Social Work    Patrick Eyre, a social worker talks about 'the blame culture' in social work Play now A Culture of Blame: Changing Climate of Social Work
8 A Culture of Blame: Lack of Trust and a negative image    Patrick talks about how the lack of a climate of trust has had a specific impact on child protection Play now A Culture of Blame: Lack of Trust and a negative image
9 A Culture of Blame: The way forward    Patrick looks to the future for members of the Child Protection teams and how a culture of trust and confidence may be fostered Play now A Culture of Blame: The way forward
10 Wychavon Mental health team    A look at the community mental health team in Worcestershire. Martin, Wendy and Tony talk about the interpersonal communication and relationships, that are part of their everyday experience Play now Wychavon Mental health team
11 Working in the mental health team    A Wendy Monks, a social worker, explains her role in the team describing her work at Wychavon and the various challenges that it represents Play now Working in the mental health team
12 Relationships between professionals in the mental health team    Tony Partridge, a social worker, reflects on his experience of working with other health professionals to achieve positive outcomes Play now Relationships between professionals in the mental health team
13 A mental health service user's perspective    Gill, a user of the community mental health services in Droitwich describes her experience of the team Play now A mental health service user's perspective