Partnership working can be created between individuals, organisations or agencies that share the same interests. They are there for people to work together to achieve certain objectives relating to specific issues. For example in the health sector different agencies involving doctors, nurses and social workers to name a few can work together to provide support and services within communities. These groups can work together on a long or short term basis to look at particular issues. This report provides information on how to promote effective leadership and partnership working between different professionals and agencies. It will look at how access to services is promoted equally as well as how the services engage with communities. The report will identify three problems in the case study and will provide an explanation as to why they may have occurred. The report will also look at different theories and how they can be applied within Pat Jone’s organisation.
There are disagreements between the different workers at the mental health community centre. The workforce consists of five social workers, five mental health nurses, an occupational therapist and physiotherapist as well as two cognitive therapists. Each of these workers feel that they are better trained to deal with a complex case and this has caused bad feelings amongst themselves. This might be due to
* Lack of communication. The different workers are not letting each other know what part they will each play in trying to deal with the complex case.
* Misunderstanding of rules and responsibilities and roles. They are not trying to work together to try and figure out what each worker will do to help each other engage in the complex case
* The differences in organisational culture among the professions. Each worker may have different values and ethics when it comes to their job roles and this might conflict with the other workers.
* Different policies and...