Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases.
Neglect and Abuse in Our Health Services
The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity.
An A-Z of Law and Practice
This book presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, in A-Z format and fully cross-referenced, which allows the reader to look up issues for quick access to more information.
This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS.
This book explains the provision, both law and practice, of equipment and home adaptations to assist older or disabled people in daily living. The range of items covered is great, from alarms to artificial limbs, baths to bedrooms, chopping boards to crutches, electronic toothbrushes to environmental controls, and walking frames to wheelchairs.
The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies.
This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners.
The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals.
Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals.
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