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Role confusion, values-based practice and the demise of the generalist

  • David Crossley (a1) and Peter Lepping (a2)
Abstract

As multidisciplinary work becomes less about profession than role and more about specialties than generalism, generalist roles are at risk of being overlooked (from a systemic perspective) and undervalued (from a values-based practice perspective). This article re-examines these issues and points to some practical implications of recovering the generalist role in mental health work.

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  • David Crossley (a1) and Peter Lepping (a2)
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