Contemporary challenges in health and social care
- Audrey Leathard, Susan McLaren
- Paperback, 328 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 10 Jan 2007
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"This book is an important contribution to the field of applied ethics ... The particular stength is its use of specialists to discuss particular areas of debate, offering useful guidlines to complex issues. It will undoubtedly be useful for students and workers across a range of professions related to health and social care."
Health and Social Care in the Community Journal
"A compilation of essays written by a mix of academics and practitioners, the volume addresses the issue of ethics in both health and social care sectors. The editors argue that while debates on ethics have been addressed in healthcare publications, the field of social care has received scant attention. The aim of the book is to redress the balance. In this, it largely succeeds."
"This text is to be commended, with strong chapters relating to ethical dilemmas commonly addressed in the media and regularly confronted in health and social care. A stimulating read and one which will be of considerable use to students and practitioners."
Susan Balloch, Professor of Health and Social Care, University of Brighton, UK
About This Book
While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The analysis is set within the context of contemporary challenges facing health and social care, not only in Britain but internationally. Contributors from the UK, US and Australia consider ethical issues in health and social care research and governance; interprofessional and user perspectives; ethics in relation to human rights, the law, finance, management and provision; key issues of relevance to vulnerable groups such as children and young people, those with complex disabilities, older people and those with mental health problems and lifecourse issues - ethical perspectives on a range of challenging areas from new technologies of reproduction to euthanasia. This book is intended for academics, students and researchers in health and social care who need an up-to-date analysis of contemporary issues and debates. It will also be useful to practitioners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including social workers, community workers, those working in the fields of disability and mental health and with older people.
Author BiographyAudrey Leathard is Visiting Professor of Interprofessional Studies and Susan McLaren a Professor of Nursing at the London South Bank University.
Introduction: Introduction ~ Susan McLaren and Audrey Leathard (editors)
Section one: Ethics: Research and provision in health and social care: Ethics and contemporary challenges in health and social care ~ Louise Terry
Ethical issues in health and social care research ~ Robert Stanley and Susan McLaren
Ethics: research governance for health and social care ~ Elaine Pierce
Ethics and primary health care ~ Charles Campion-Smith; Ethics and social care: political, organisational and inter-agency dimensions ~ Colin Whittington and Margaret Whittington
Ethics and interprofessional care ~ Audrey Leathard
Service users and ethics ~ Martin Stevens and Jill Manthorpe
Section two: Law, management and ethics in health and social care: Ethical and legal perspectives on human rights ~ Louise Terry
Multidisciplinary team practice in law and ethics: an Australian perspective ~ Robert Irvine and John McPhee
Ethics and the management of health and social care ~ Jeff Girling
Ethics and the social responsibility of institutions regarding resource allocation in health and social care: a US perspective ~ Mary Dombeck and Tobie Hittle Olsan
Ethics and charging for care ~ Bridget Penhale
Section three: Ethics: From the start of life to the end: Ethical challenges and the new technologies of reproduction ~ Brenda Almond: Ethics: caring for children and young people ~ David Hodgson
Ethical dilemmas in caring for people with complex disabilities ~ Keith Andrews
Mental health: safe, sound and supportive? ~ Jon Glasby, Helen Lester and Emily McKie
Ethics and older people ~ Anthea Tinker
Ethics and euthanasia ~ Clive Seale
Conclusion ~ Susan McLaren and Audrey Leathard.
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