Mental health is the one area of health care where people are often treated against their will, with the justification that it is in their own interest. This raises significant ethical questions and value dilemmas; questions...Show More
Mental health is the one area of health care where people are often treated against their will, with the justification that it is in their own interest. This raises significant ethical questions and value dilemmas; questions of autonomy, human rights, power and treatment. An understanding of how values matter is of vital importance across all disciplines working within the mental health field.
This book provides a comprehensive and exploratory text for practitioners, students and all those interested in developing a knowledge of both ethics and the wider framework of values-based practice. It is unique in being fully co-written by authors representing both service user and service provider perspectives. This exciting new text will enable the mental health practitioner to work more co-productively with service users within a humane and just approach to care.
With an emphasis on rights-based compassionate care throughout, this book:
• tackles the issues of how mental health is understood through key theoretical debates about mental distress, values and labelling;
• encourages readers to think critically about their understanding of key issues such as recovery, autonomy, power, knowledge, diagnoses and empathy;
• draws on a wide range of case examples and exercises to help readers deepen their knowledge of values-based practice and ethics in mental health.
The book has a strong emphasis on practice with case examples and exercises throughout?
Provides a broad overview of the ethics and values base of mental health care, along with the tools to apply them to difficult practice scenarios
1. Ethics and values in mental health practice
2. Ethics: theories, contexts and questions
3. Ethics and values: developing a values toolkit
4. Values-based practice
5. The importance of power
6. Power, knowledge and personal narratives
7. Coercion and autonomy
8. Diagnosis as an ethical question in psychiatry
9. Values-based assessment
10. Values, ethics and recovery
11. Valuing persons
12. Daring to care: making values count in practice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Peer Support in Mental Health Emma Watson, Sara Meddings
- The Critically Reflective Practitioner Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson
- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Social Work Theories in Context Karen Healy
- Philosophy of Social Science Ted Benton, Ian Craib
- Working with Substance Users George Allan
- Practising Social Work Sociologically Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity
- Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine Graham Scambler
- Promoting Equality Neil Thompson
- Youth Work Practice Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith
- Sociologies of Disability and Illness C. Thomas