Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Divya Jindal-Snape and Elizabeth F.S. Hannah

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308997

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308997.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 28 September 2021

Professional and interprofessional ethics

Professional and interprofessional ethics

an intellectual disabilities perspective in an interprofessional health context

(p.135) Nine Professional and interprofessional ethics
Exploring the dynamics of personal, professional and interprofessional ethics

Eleanor Brewster

Lorna Strachan

Policy Press

This chapter will discuss interprofessional ethics from the perspective of staff working within an Intellectual Disabilities (Learning Disabilities) team. The authors will discuss the theoretical ethical frameworks and professional guidelines that inform practice. Interdisciplinary and interagency working is well established in intellectual disabilities, though different professional backgrounds and cultures can lead to disagreement between practitioners, and debates over the ethically correct approach to contentious situations. Examples from practice will be used to illustrate these concepts. Recent legislative change and the resulting over-arching obligation of intellectual disability workers to consider the impact of incapacity and vulnerability will also be described. Effective interprofessional and interagency working are integral to intellectual disabilities practice, and must be utilised to promote optimal care. The authors will comment reflectively on current practice and suggest strategies for developing shared understanding in order to enhance the patient experience.

Keywords:   intellectual disabilities, interprofessional, interagency working in intellectual disabilities, concordance, legislation change, human rights

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.