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Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Marie Connolly and Tony Ward

Paperback: £21.99 / $42.95

2007, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-486-5, BIC 2: JKS LBBR YXZ

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Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice.

The book outlines the theory that underpins human rights and outlines the ethical debates and dilemmas that frequently surround them. It also provides a practical model that outlines how to embed human rights theory within practice and the professional decision-making process. Drawing extensively on real-life case examples, the book includes chapters on rights-based work with different client groups including offenders, people with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and refugees, and children and families.

This important book will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human services, including those in social care, health and justice settings.

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