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Values and Ethics in Mental Health Practice

Values and Ethics in Mental Health Practice

  • Daisy Bogg - East of England Multi-Professional Deanery

September 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
This book draws on both the historical context and contemporary research evidence to present the roles of the Mental Health Social Worker, the Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interest Assessor, within an ethical framework. Codes of practice and statutory legal requirements, such as the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Human Rights Act, are all considered and linked to a competency-based approach that will assist both those in training and those in practice to understand the dilemmas, complexities and conflicts that are evident in the practice environment.

The development of the social work and mental health value base
Ethics, social values and mental health treatment
The development of mental health law
Values in approved practice: empowerment and enforcement
Equality and diversity
Rights and self-determination
Privacy and dignity
Effective safeguarding
Complex needs

A clear and informative guide to understanding the complexities of values and ethics.

Mr Gary Souter
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
March 10, 2014

this book is ideal for both mental health and adult branch students since professional values and ethical nursing practice are at the forefront of the minds of the modern nurse.
however, it is useful to have a text that devotes such a huge topic to mental health care.

Mrs Karen Wild
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University
March 17, 2013

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Mr Stefan Brown
Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London
June 21, 2012

This is an extememly useful and readable book that enables students on the AMHP programme to revisit their knowledge and understanding of values and ethics in mental health practice and to reflect on how they apply them to their own practice as mental health professionals. It covers current issues in mental health practice particularly the concept of positive risk taking and the issue of values and ethics in mental health law which are particlarly relelevent to the AMHP role.

Mrs Mary Macdonald
Social Work, Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 19, 2012

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