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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Rights, Risks and Responsibilities

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care

ISBN 9780230282889
Publication Date April 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Taking an interprofessional focus to reflect modern practice, this book introduces the complexity of balancing rights and risks. It helps readers to understand and evaluate their own values, knowledge and power in order to provide safer, more effective care for those they work with, including vulnerable adults and children.

GEORGINA KOUBELSenior Lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Following several years undertaking generic social work in London,she moved to Kent where she has specialised in developing her interest in the area of Adult Services. In addition to working as a care manager, Georgina has been a practice teacher, and an Adult Services training manager/consultant, developing new training programmes for practitioners in Kent Adult Social Services. Since taking up the role of Senior Lecturer in 2003,she has built on her experience within interprofessional education, currently taking on the lead for the Post Qualifying Specialist Social Work pathway for practitioners in Adult Services.She hasparticular interests and expertise in the areas of adult safeguarding, equalities and diversity, disability discourses and person-centred approaches to working with vulnerable adults and their networks.
HILARY BUNGAY, PhD Senior Lecturer in Radiography, with a part-time secondment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research interests are diverse and include the health of older people, the potential role of the arts in health and wellbeing, and the organisation of cancer services. Hilary has also conducted research into the role of personal tutors in supporting student. Her Publications include The Challenge of Person-centred Care: an Interprofessional Perspective (2008), co-edited with Georgina Koubel.

Constructing Risk and Responsibilities in an Age of Uncertainty; A.Adams
Rights and Responsibilities; P.Ellis
Managing Risk in a Complex Society; C.Yardley & G.Koubel
Risk v. Benefit: Understanding the Individual's Decision-making Process; H.Bungay
Working with People with Profound and Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities; C.Bernal & A.Nazarjuk
Working with Problem Drinkers and Drug Users; B.Cecil
Taking Relationships into Account in Mental Health Care; J.Melville-Wiseman
Managing Risk and Interprofessional Responsibilities in Safeguarding Children; C.Yardley & J.Greaves
Health and Social Care in the Community: Wellbeing, Independence, Risk, Rights and Vulnerablity; J.Arnott & G.Koubel
Responsibilities and Accountabilities in Interprofessional Working; H.Colyer
Critical Reflection in Balancing Rights, Risks and Responsibilities; G.Koubel
Conclusion; G.Koubel.


This book contains a wealth of knowledge relevant for both students and practitioners working in health and social care settings.' -British Journal of Social Work
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