By Kevin Teasdale
Advocacy in overall healthiness Care offers a research-based framework for advocacy that may be used as a advisor to daily medical perform. It discusses the best way to communicate out on behalf of sufferers and consumers in addition to how one can empower them to talk out for themselves. the most topics are illustrated with case-study examples from normal hospitals and neighborhood settings, in addition to from the fields of studying disabilities and psychological healthiness. This e-book will attract scholars, certified execs and self sufficient advocates operating with sufferers and consumers in the health-care method, together with nurses, medical professionals, social staff and people in professions allied to drugs.
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This may be viewed as a thin end of the wedge risk to her moral values in that she might more readily resort to deception in the future. The vulnerability of the patient's position is clearly indicated in the example. He knew he felt unwell, but the person in authority was unwilling to accept this. If the nurse had been less resourceful, the patient was at risk of being discharged prematurely while suffering from a life threatening condition. Group Advocacy Moving further up the scale of risk, we come to situations involving advocacy on behalf of groups of patients rather than individuals.
I wouldn't even know what to ask if I wanted to ask. All the asking has been done by my husband. He wanted to know everything. A malignant growth, he wanted to know things of that kind. ' PATIENT: 'I don't think they realise. I think they say to themselves, ''Oh she never asks questions". I think they take it for granted. I've always been like that with my doctor. When I'm ill I go to a doctor if I need one. I do everything he tells me. ' With a patient like this, advocacy is impossible. She has no desire for advocacy, nor in her eyes any need for it.
First published 1998 Set in 10/12 pt Souvenir Light by DP Photosetting, Aylesbury, Bucks Printed and bound in Great Britain by MPG Books Ltd, Bodmin, Cornwall The Blackwell Science logo is a trade mark of Blackwell Science Ltd, registered at the United Kingdom Trade Marks Registry DISTRIBUTORS Marston Book Services Ltd PO Box 269 Abingdon Oxon OX14 4YN (Orders: Tel: 01235 465500 Fax: 01235 465555) USA Blackwell Science, Inc. Commerce Place 350 Main Street Malden, MA 02148 5018 (Orders: Tel: 800 759 6102 781 388 8250 Fax: 781 388 8255) Canada Login Brothers Book Company 324 Saulteaux Crescent Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3T2 (Orders: Tel: 204 224 4068) Australia Blackwell Science Pty Ltd 54 University Street Carlton, Victoria 3053 (Orders: Tel: 03 9347 0300 Fax: 03 9347 5001) A catalogue record for this title is available from the British Library ISBN 0-632-04977-4 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available Page v Contents Preface vii 1 The Nature of Advocacy 1 2 The Risks of Advocacy 11 3 Types of Advocacy 21 4 An Advocacy Flowchart 31 5 Wants and Their Assessment 39 6 Empowering Clients to Self-Advocate 51 7 External Advocacy 63 8 Reducing the Risks 75 9 Advocacy Schemes for People with Special Needs 85 10 The Role of Patients' Relatives 95 11 Independent Advocacy 105 12 Supervision 113 13 An Advocacy Curriculum 127 14 Case Studies 139 15 The Way Forward 153 References 157 Index 163 Page vii Preface This book is intended both as an encouragement and as a warning.
Advocacy in Health Care by Kevin Teasdale