Synopses & Reviews
This text offers discussion, challenges, and case studies that enable reflection upon the complexities of working with vulnerable people. It helps students and practitioners to be aware of their own values, knowledge and power, in order to manage the balance between rights and risks while maintaining a focus on their responsibilities.
About the Author
GEORGINA KOUBEL is senior 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 specialized 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 programs 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-centered approaches to working with vulnerable adults and their networks.
HILARY BUNGAY, PhD, is senior lecturer in Radiography, with a part-time secondment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Sidney de Haan Research Center 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 well-being, and the organization of cancer services. Hilary has also conducted research into the role of personal tutors in supporting students. Her Publications include The Challenge of Person-centred Care: An Interprofessional Perspective (2008), co-edited with Georgina Koubel.
Table of Contents
PART ONE CRITICAL CONCEPTS
Constructing risk and responsibilities in an age of uncertainty; Adrian Adams
Rights and Responsibilities; Peter Ellis
Managing risk in a complex society; Cheryl Yardley and Georgina Koubel
Risk 'v' Benefit: Understanding the individual's decision-making process; Hilary Bungay
PART TWO CONCEPTS INTO PRACTICE
Working with People with Profound and Complex Disabilities;Cathy Bernaland Andy Nazarjuk
Working with problem drinkers and drug users; Bob Cecil
taking relationships into account in mental health care; Janet Melville-Wiseman
Managing risk and interprofessional responsibilities in safeguarding children; Cheryl Yardley and Jane Greaves
Health and social care in the community: wellbeing, independence, risk, rights and vulnerability; Jane Arnottand Georgina Koubel
PART THREE CHALLENGES FOR PROFESSIONALS
Responsibilities and Accountabilities in Interprofessional Working; Hazel Colyer
Critical reflection in balancing rights, risks and responsibilities; Georgina Koubel
Conclusion; Georgina Koubeland Ann Gibb