Values in Health and Social Care
152 pages, 9 x 11
Paperback
Release Date:14 Dec 2017
ISBN:9781785920639
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Values in Health and Social Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This innovative workbook enables students and those working in health and social care to deepen their understanding of the values that underpin their practice. Rich in practical exercises and downloadable resources that invite the reader to engage with their own values, it explores how values, though not often reflected on, define the quality of care delivered.

Supported by case studies and including a glossary of key terms and concepts, the workbook provides an overview of how values are adopted and adapted in professional contexts across health and social care services. With an emphasis on the ever-evolving nature of values, it examines professional ethics through the lens of legislation, codes of conduct, cost-effectiveness and whole-organisation management. This unique resource allows readers to gain a clearer picture of what their values are and how they can realistically implement them in their work, thus achieving the highest possible quality of care delivery.

Rich in case studies, practical activities and downloadable resources, this is a beginner's guide to how values are formed and developed in varying professional contexts across health and social care services. It invites the reader to reflect on their own values, and on how these define the quality of the care they deliver.

This excellent text deconstructs personal, professional and organisational values in a critical yet accessible manner that will suit students and experienced practitioners alike. Steven Pryjmachuk, PhD, Professor of Mental Health Nursing Education, University of Manchester
Accessible and engaging ... It offers clear explanation and a framework of activities that will enable readers to apply their learning and thinking in an immediately practical manner. Dr Teresa de Villiers, Social work practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Cardiff University
Highly readable and engaging ... invaluable to educators who aspire to encourage thoughtful and inquiring approaches to learning and practice. Dr Lesley Baillie, Senior Lecturer in nursing, The Open University

Acknowledgements

Introduction
The importance of values in health and social care
The purpose of this book
Who is this book for?
The shape of the book
How to use this book - creating your own learning experience.

1. SURFACING PERSONAL VALUES
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes.
Surfacing your core values
Activity 1.1: Identifying your values

Distinguishing different types of values
Activity 1.2: Categorising values

How have your values been shaped?
Activity 1.3: Understanding where values come from

What are things worth?
Activity 1.4: Valuing in everyday life

How values can differ and change
Activity 1.5: Valuing in everyday life

Conclusion
Activity 1.6: A day in your life

Further reading

2. BEING A PERSON WHO USES SERVICES
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes
Differentiating espoused, aspirational and enacted values.
Activity 2.1: Identifying espoused and enacted values

Espoused and aspirational values in health and social care
Activity 2.2: Evaluating espoused and aspirational values in health and social care
Identifying espoused and aspirational values
Activity 2.3: Reading statements for espoused and aspirational values

Mental Health Charter
Identifying enacted values
Activity 2.4: Identifying enacted values in practice
Analysing enacted values in health and social care from the personal experiences of the people who use services
Activity 2.5: Analysing your own experiences of enacted values
Conclusion
Activity 2.6: Useful values in health and social care: the person using services' perspective

Further reading

3. BEING A LEARNER
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes
The values of education and learning
Activity 3.1: What is the purpose of education?

Identifying how your personal values relate to your experiences in education
Activity 3.2: Personal values in education
The values lying within and behind specific professional education
Activity 3.3: Professional visions and values

How values impinge on education and training courses
Activity 3.4: Explicit and implicit curriculum values

How education and training take place and contribute to professional formation
Activity 3.5: Exploring how values are realised in how learning takes place
Conclusion
Activity 3.6: Weaving values together
Further reading

4. BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes
Formal espoused values underlying professional work
Activity 4.1: What do professional codes reveal about the formal espoused values that underpin professional work?

Professional values embodied and enacted in life and practice
Activity 4.2: Identifying enacted values embodied in professional practice

'Heroes' and 'villains' as extreme embodied exemplars of professional values
Activity 4.3: What ideal values are claimed and revealed in your own profession?

Personal and professional values
Activity 4.4: Evaluating personal and professional values

Engaging with value conflicts
Activity 4.5: Dealing with value conflicts

Conclusion
Activity 4.6: What sort of professional do I want to be?
Further reading

5. BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE TEAM/ORGANISATION
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes.
Preconceptions of professions and professionals
Activity 5.1: Playing with stereotypes

Beyond stereotypes of professional character, ethos and identity
Activity 5.2: Understanding the character, ethos and identity of health and social care professions and groups
The way we do things around here: Patterns of values
Activity 5.3: Analysing team ethos, identity and character
Valuing dissent and disagreement
Activity 5.4: Assessing the courage of your convictions

Service user and professional values
Activity 5.5: Relating values of those who use services to team ethos, values and identity
Conclusion
Activity 5.6: Modifying team identity and values

Further reading

6. BECOMING A LEADER/INFLUENCER/SHAPER
Introduction
Aim and learning outcomes
Personal views on leaders and followers
Activity 6.1: Leadership

The value and values of leadership and followership
Activity 6.2: The values of leadership and followership
Experiencing leadership and/or followership
Activity 6.3: Identifying attitudes to leadership and influence

What kind of influencer/shaper are you? Identifying values in leadership,
influencing and shaping
Activity 6.4: Styles of leadership and value influencing
Groups, leaders and followers
Values and the status quo: Leadership, whistleblowing, influence and conflict
Activity 6.5: Values in conflict and individual responsibility

Conclusion
Activity 6.6: Values in the context of leadership and organisational influence
Further reading

7. CONCLUSION
Introduction
Activity 7.1: Making values matter

Glossary
References
Author bios
Index

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