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Professional Accountability in Social Care and Health: Challenging Unacceptable Practice and its Management

by Roger Kline and Michael Preston-Shoot Learning Matters
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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 awhat if?a 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.

Cause for Concern?
Accountable Professionalism
Law for Professional Practice
Practising Accountable Professionalism
Workloads and Skill Mix
Equality, Human Rights and the Duty of Care
Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Health and Safety Duties of Health and Social Care Employers
What To Do If...

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
Roger Kline works for Aspect (Association of Professionals in Education and Childrenas Trusts). He has a distinguished trade union career, often representing practitioners in health and social care organisations. He is a member of working groups attached to the Social Work Reform Board. Michael Preston-Shoot is Professor of Social Work and Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire. He has researched and written widely on social work education and social work practice, with particular emphasis on the interface between law and professional practice.