Professional Accountability in Social Care and Health

Challenging unacceptable practice and its management

by Roger Kline, Michael Preston-Shoot

Series: Creating Integrated Services Series

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ISBNs
  • 0857256890
  • 9780857256898
  • 9780857256911
  • 9780857256904
Many social workers, health care staff and teachers maintain high standards of professionalism, often in stressful and challenging circumstances. However, research also reveals instances where individual practitioners and managers, or whole organisations, fail to act lawfully, ethically and/or carefully. This book addresses just those instances by providing guidance on how to maintain accountable professionalism in tricky "what if?" situations. Dilemmas are explored using case studies and the mosaic of legal rules and regulatory body requirements for accountable professionalism are also laid out.

The book will appeal to students and newly qualified practitioners in teaching, health and social work and their managers.

  • SAGE Publications; April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780857256911
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Professional Accountability in Social Care and Health
  • Series: Creating Integrated Services Series
  • Author: Roger Kline; Michael Preston-Shoot
  • Imprint: Learning Matters
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0857256890
  • 9780857256898
  • 9780857256911
  • 9780857256904

In The Press

The book will appeal to those with supervisory and management responsibility and academics planning modules concerning law, ethics and professional practice. It presents scenarios, case studies and information that will help students and practitioners to gain the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to weigh up difficult dilemmas relating to health and social care practice, before deciding on how to act'
Chris O'Grady
Senior Lecturer Nursing, School of Health, Medical Science and Society, Glyndwyr University Wrexham