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Rethinking palliative careA social role valorisation approach$
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Paul Sinclair

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349217

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349217.001.0001

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Implications for palliative care

Implications for palliative care

(p.119) five Implications for palliative care
Rethinking palliative care

Paul Sinclair

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the implications of four key principles that bring together essential Social Role Valorisation (SRV) ideas and core themes. These principles or objectives define the kinds of approaches that SRV requires of service systems. They are: (i) identify unconscious devaluation from imported models; (ii) social integration; (iii) defend valued roles; and (iv) competency and image enhancement. After exploring four key SRV-based principles, the chapter discusses the ‘benevolent institution myth’, including the reasons used to justify institutional care. Seven inescapable paradoxes of institutional models that undermine the claims of the ‘benevolent institution myth’ are then described with reference to the palliative-care context.

Keywords:   SRV, service systems, conscious devaluation, social integration, benevolent institution, institutional care

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