ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR HEALTH AND SOC / Edition 2

ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR HEALTH AND SOC / Edition 2

by Neil Baitman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853028657

ISBN-13: 9781853028656

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Most professionals working in health or social care will be required to act as advocates as part of their work. A social worker or community nurse may need to obtain extra benefits or a particular service for a client; a housing official may need to help a tenant whose benefit has been delayed thus placing them at risk of homelessness; a voluntary body may decide

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Most professionals working in health or social care will be required to act as advocates as part of their work. A social worker or community nurse may need to obtain extra benefits or a particular service for a client; a housing official may need to help a tenant whose benefit has been delayed thus placing them at risk of homelessness; a voluntary body may decide to challenge a statement of special educational needs for a child.

This is a practical guide to advocacy skills specifically written for those in the health and social care professions. Neil Bateman examines the function of advocacy within these professions and how to interview, negotiate and self-manage successfully. He provides a structure for advocacy, a guide to the ethical implications and advice on litigation and legal matters. Accessible and comprehensive, Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals will be an essential resource for all those wishing to improve their practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853028656
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONTEXTS. 1. What advocacy is, why it matters and why it happens. 2. Ethical principles for effective advocacy. 3. Advocacy in action. PART TWO: THE ADVOCATE'S SKILLS. 4. Introduction to Part Two. 5. Interviewing. 6. Assertiveness and force. 7. Negotiation. 8. Self-management. 9. Legal knowledge and research. 10. Litigation. 11. A structure for advocacy. 12. What next? References. Index.

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