Independent Advocacy and Spiritual Care: Insights from Service Users, Advocates, Health Care Professionals and Chaplains

Independent Advocacy and Spiritual Care: Insights from Service Users, Advocates, Health Care Professionals and Chaplains

by Geoff Morgan

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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This book explores the profession of independent advocacy through a history of the practice, and provides an empirical study of its emergence in London. While advocacy has long been associated with professions such as social work and mental health nursing, this book delivers a unique perspective of advocacy through the lens of faith and culture. Using real life examples and insights from service users, advocates and spiritual care practitioners in the advocacy and chaplaincy sectors, the fascinating results offer proposals for enhanced theory, training and practice in independent advocacy. It will be of great interest for students and professionals engaged in advocacy or spiritual care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137531247
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Revd Dr Geoff Morgan is Head of Spiritual Care at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, and Team Chaplain at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, supporting patients, their relatives and staff in north London and Oxfordshire. Prior to chaplaincy, Geoff worked for voluntary organisations, and was an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate in south London while researching the emergent profession of advocacy. Geoff was ordained in 1991, completed his MPhil in 1997, and is author of Offerings from Kenya to Anglicanism with the Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Setting the Scene: Who Cares? Why Independent Advocacy Matters.- Chapter 2. Selected Case Studies: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Mental Health Advocacy and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS IMCA).- Chapter 3. A History of Advocacy.- Chapter 4. Voices from the Inside: How Advocates See their Occupation.- Chapter 5. Voices from the Outside: How Non-Advocates view Advocacy and How Advocates Address Social, Cultural and Spiritual Support Needs.- Chapter 6. Harmonised Voices: Advocacy Practice in the Context of Virtue and Spirituality.- Chapter 7. Spirit of Advocacy.

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