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Michael Mandelstam

Michael Mandelstam has provided independent legal training for over 20 years. Prior to this he worked at the Department of Health and, before that, at the Disabled Living Foundation. He has written many legal books on social care and health care matters. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and the history of science and medicine.

JKP publications by Michael Mandelstam

  1.  30 Years of Social Change

    30 Years of Social Change

    Ed. Stephen Jones

    Marking Jessica Kingsley Publishers' 30th anniversary of publishing books that make a difference, this collection of articles gives insight into social change achieved during the last 30 years. With contributors looking at both the positive and negatives aspects of their field, it offers a unique look into a diverse array of disciplines. Learn More
    Oct 2017, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 216pp, £7.99
    ISBN: 9781785924309
    Oct 2017, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £7.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-798-5
  2.  Care Act 2014

    Care Act 2014

    An A-Z of Law and Practice

    Michael Mandelstam

    This book fully explains the provisions of the Care Act 2014 and its implications for health and social care in the UK. Written by a leading authority in the field, it addresses the issues arising from the new legislation and its impact on everyday health and social care practice. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 288pp, £35.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-559-8
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £35.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-991-3
  3.  Safeguarding Adults and the Law

    Safeguarding Adults and the Law

    Michael Mandelstam

    The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 672pp, £40.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-300-6
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 664pp, £40.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-626-4
  4.  How We Treat the Sick

    How We Treat the Sick

    Neglect and Abuse in Our Health Services

    Michael Mandelstam

    The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 384pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 384pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-355-3
  5.  Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

    Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

    Michael Mandelstam

    This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-083-8
    2010, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-373-7
  6.  Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

    Michael Mandelstam

    The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 320pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-692-0
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-880-7
  7.  Community Care Practice and the Law

    Community Care Practice and the Law

    Fourth Edition

    Michael Mandelstam

    This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 640pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-691-3
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 640pp, £45.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-859-3
  8.  Betraying the NHS

    Betraying the NHS

    Health Abandoned

    Michael Mandelstam

    Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. Learn More
    2006, Hardback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 320pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-482-7
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-569-1
  9.  Manual Handling in Health and Social Care

    Manual Handling in Health and Social Care

    An A-Z of Law and Practice

    Michael Mandelstam

    This book presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, in A-Z format and fully cross-referenced, which allows the reader to look up issues for quick access to more information. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 272pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-041-6
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 272pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-324-6
  10. An A-Z of Community Care Law

    An A-Z of Community Care Law

    Michael Mandelstam

    Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases. Learn More
    1997, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 208pp
  11.  Equipment for Older or Disabled People and the Law

    Equipment for Older or Disabled People and the Law

    Michael Mandelstam

    This book explains the provision, both law and practice, of equipment and home adaptations to assist older or disabled people in daily living. The range of items covered is great, from alarms to artificial limbs, baths to bedrooms, chopping boards to crutches, electronic toothbrushes to environmental controls, and walking frames to wheelchairs. Learn More
    1996, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 600pp