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Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Audrey Leathard and Susan McLaren


While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy, and practice in both fields. The analysis is set within the context of contemporary challenges facing health and social care, not only in Britain but internationally. Contributors from the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia consider ethical issues in health and social care research and governance; inter-professional and user perspectives; ethics in relation to human r ... More

Keywords: ethics, social care, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, human rights, law, finance, management, provision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347558
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Audrey Leathard, editor

Susan McLaren, editor

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One Introduction

Audrey Leathard, and Susan McLaren

Section 1 Ethics: Research and provision in health and social care

Five Ethics and primary health care

Charles Campion-Smith

Eight Service users and ethics

Martin Stevens, and Jill Manthorpe

Section 2 Law, management and ethics in health and social care

Section 3 Ethics: From the start of life to the end

Seventeen Mental health: safe, sound and supportive?1

Jon Glasby, Helen Lester, and Emily McKie

Twenty Conclusion

Susan McLaren, and Audrey Leathard

End Matter