Values are a fundamental component of the provision, practice and delivery of health and social care.
The development of personal and professional values is influenced by a number of factors and the values held by practitioners and their professional groups can lead to competing demands and duties that make decision-making complex.
In this book, students will be encouraged to critically analyse their personal value base and those underpinning health and social care work.
They will explore values in general and reflect on how these are articulated in Codes of Practice.
The text will use activities and case studies to enable the reader to reflect on the relevance of values in care practice and to apply theory in their practice.
The Health and Social Care Series This series of textbooks is aimed at students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree programmes in FE and HE institutions.
However, the books also provide short introductions to key topics for Common Foundation Programme modules and will be suitable for first-year undergraduate courses in a variety of Health and Social Care subject areas. Books in the series will also be useful for those returning to practice and for overseas nursing students.
The series includes three types of textbook: Knowledge and Skills books; Theory and Practice books; Specialist books that cover specific professions, topics and issues.
All titles in the series will address the common elements articulated in relevant sector skill frameworks, for example, Skills for Care, Skills for Health, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.