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Values in Health and Social Care

Values in Health and Social Care

An Introductory Workbook

Ray Samuriwo, Ben Hannigan, Stephen Pattison and Andrew Todd

Quick Overview

Rich in case studies, practical activities and downloadable resources, this is a beginner's guide to how values are formed and developed in varying professional contexts across health and social care services. It invites the reader to reflect on their own values, and on how these define the quality of the care they deliver.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 11.69in x 8.31in / 297mm x 211mm, 152pp
ISBN: 9781785920639
2017, ePUB, 152pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-320-8
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This innovative workbook enables students and those working in health and social care to deepen their understanding of the values that underpin their practice. Rich in practical exercises and downloadable resources that invite the reader to engage with their own values, it explores how values, though not often reflected on, define the quality of care delivered.

Supported by case studies and including a glossary of key terms and concepts, the workbook provides an overview of how values are adopted and adapted in professional contexts across health and social care services. With an emphasis on the ever-evolving nature of values, it examines professional ethics through the lens of legislation, codes of conduct, cost-effectiveness and whole-organisation management. This unique resource allows readers to gain a clearer picture of what their values are and how they can realistically implement them in their work, thus achieving the highest possible quality of care delivery.


'This excellent text deconstructs personal, professional and organisational values in a critical yet accessible manner that will suit students and experienced practitioners alike.'
- Steven Pryjmachuk, PhD, Professor of Mental Health Nursing Education, University of Manchester

'Anyone wishing to understand the relationship between values and the delivery of health and social care need look no further [than] this excellent workbook.'
- Derek Sellman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada

'This thoughtfully crafted and interactive text has the power to transform understanding of values in health and social care.'
- Dr Wilfred McSherry, Professor in Nursing, Staffordshire University, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, and VID University College (Haraldsplass) Bergen

'Accessible and engaging ... It offers clear explanation and a framework of activities that will enable readers to apply their learning and thinking in an immediately practical manner.'
- Dr Teresa de Villiers, Social work practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Cardiff University

'Highly readable and engaging ... invaluable to educators who aspire to encourage thoughtful and inquiring approaches to learning and practice.'
- Dr Lesley Baillie, Senior Lecturer in nursing, The Open University