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Rights, Risks and Responsibilities

Rights, Risks and Responsibilities

Georgina Koubel | Hilary Bungay


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Taking an interprofessional focus to reflect modern practice, this book introduces the complexity of balancing rights and risks. It helps readers to understand and evaluate their own values, knowledge and power in order to provide safer, more effective care for those they work with, including vulnerable adults and children.

This book contains a wealth of knowledge relevant for both students and practitioners working in health and social care settings.' -British Journal of Social Work

GEORGINA KOUBELSenior Lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Following several years undertaking generic social work in London,she moved to Kent where she has specialised in developing her interest in the area of Adult Services. In addition to working as a care manager, Georgina has been a practice teacher, and an Adult Services training manager/consultant, developing new training programmes for practitioners in Kent Adult Social Services. Since taking up the role of Senior Lecturer in 2003,she has built on her experience within interprofessional education, currently taking on the lead for the Post Qualifying Specialist Social Work pathway for practitioners in Adult Services.She hasparticular interests and expertise in the areas of adult safeguarding, equalities and diversity, disability discourses and person-centred approaches to working with vulnerable adults and their networks.
HILARY BUNGAY, PhD Senior Lecturer in Radiography, with a part-time secondment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research interests are diverse and include the health of older people, the potential role of the arts in health and wellbeing, and the organisation of cancer services. Hilary has also conducted research into the role of personal tutors in supporting student. Her Publications include The Challenge of Person-centred Care: an Interprofessional Perspective (2008), co-edited with Georgina Koubel.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cove
Contents v
Notes on Contributors vii
Introduction 1
PART I: Theoretical Concepts and Constructs 9
Chapter 1 Rights and Responsibilities v
Chapter 2 Rights, Risks and Healthy Choices 25
Chapter 3 Rights, Risks and Responsibilities in an Age of Uncertainty 43
PART II: Theory in Practice 63
Chapter 4 Managing Risk in a Complex Society 65
Chapter 5 Upholding the Rights of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities 83
Chapter 6 Risk, Informed Practice and the Non-specialist Practitioner: Towards More Effective Work with Those Who Misuse Substances 101
Chapter 7 Taking Relationships into Account in Mental Health Services 123
Chapter 8 Interprofessional Working to Safeguard and Protect Children 142
Chapter 9 Interprofessional Working and the Community Care Conundrum 159
Chapter 10 Responsibilities and Accountabilities in Interprofessional Working 179
Chapter 11 Critical Reflections on Balancing Rights, Risks and Responsibilities 195
Chapter 12 Conclusion 213
Index 217