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Advocacy in Health Care - Kevin Teasdale

Advocacy in Health Care


Published: 18th August 1998
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"Advocacy in Health Care" presents a research-based framework for advocacy that can be used as a guide to everyday clinical practice. It discusses how to speak out on behalf of patients and clients as well as how to empower them to speak out for themselves. The main themes are illustrated with case-study examples from general hospitals and community settings, as well as from the fields of learning disabilities and mental health. This book will appeal to students, qualified professionals and independent advocates working with patients and clients within the health-care system, including nurses, doctors, social workers and those in professions allied to medicine.

"Kevin Teasdale opens the eyes of the sceptics among healthcareprofessionals to the fundamentals of advocacy in a manner that isstimulating and non-confrontational"

"This book is a good read for all those currently acting asadvocates.

With its clear explanations of all the parameters surroundingthe field, through to guidelines for training and development, aswell as practice, it is as useful to those who currently practiseadvocacy as those who are considering taking on this worthy mantle."
Health Service Journal

"The book is ideally suited to the needs of nurses. Forstudents, often unsupported as they begin to grapple with some ofthe dilemmas discussed...this could be an invaluabletext."
Journal of Interprofessional Care

The nature of advocacy;
The risks of advocacy;
Types of advocacy;
An advocacy flowchart;
Wants and their assessment;
Empowering clients to self advocate;
External advocacy;
Reducing the risks;
Advocacy schemes for people with special needs;
The role of patients' relatives;
Independent advocacy;
An advocacy curriculum;
Case studies;
The way forward;

ISBN: 9780632049776
ISBN-10: 0632049774
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1