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Book: Communication and Professional Relationships in Healthcare Practice

Chapter: 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Community of practice 10.3 Summary

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.20474


This chapter refers to the New World Order, drawing on the concept of the community of practice. It explores the the structure of a community of practice through an example of a multidisciplinary team working in an aged care setting. The complexities associated with the workings of such a team are further analyzed and the role of discourse in the achievement of social and professional goals is emphasized. 

Chapter Contributors

  • Sally Candlin ( - book-auth-689) 'Macquarie University'
  • Peter Roger ( - book-auth-690) 'Macquarie University'