The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Values & Principles for Health & Social Care Practice - SO318
This module is not running this academic year.
The values and principles of good practice in health and social care settings are of paramount importance to the delivery of high quality support to vulnerable adults. Understanding the principles that underpin practice and the role of models and ideology in defining approaches and influencing outcomes is a key aspect of acquiring knowledge about the function of welfare.
To introduce students to the underpinning values and principles of effective care services for vulnerable adults in the health and social care fields. Also to familiarise students with the key ideologies that underpin care practice as well as the dominant ‘models of care’. Finally, to critically assess issues of diversity and consider the role of user-centred and anti-oppressive approaches.
Method of assessment
- Values & Principles
Adams, R. (Ed) 2007 Foundations of Health and Social Care Practice. Basingstoke. Palgrave.
Barnes, M. & Bowl, R.
2001 Taking over the Asylum: Empowerment and Mental Health. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Barrett, G.; Sellman, D., and Thomas, J. 2005 Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Bor, R., Miller, R., Gill, S., and Evans, A. 2008 Counselling in Health Care Settings Palgrave Macmillan Hampshire.
Bytheway, B., Bacigalupo, V., Bornat, J., Johnson, J., & Spurr, S. (Eds) 2002 Understanding care, welfare and community: A reader. London: Routledge.
Eby, M. 2000 The challenge of values and ethics in practice. In A. Brechin., H. Brown and M. Eby (Eds.) Critical Practice in Health and Social Care. London, Sage.
Sales, R. 2007 Understanding Immigration and Refugee Policy. Contradictions and continuities. Policy press. Bristol.
Wilkinson, C. 2007 Professional Perspectives in Health Care. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Dalrymple, J. & Burke, B. 2000 Anti-oppressive Practice: Social Care and the Law. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Dominelli, L. 2002 Anti-oppressive social work theory and practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Thompson, N. 2001 Anti-Discriminatory Practice (3rd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Thompson, N. 2003 Promoting Equality (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
British Journal of Social Work
Health and Care
Health and Social Care in the Community
Tizard Learning Disability Review
Quality in Ageing
Mental Health Today
Tizard Learning Disability Review
Signpost to older people and mental health matters
Managing Community Care
Wherever possible, primary sources and other materials will be made available in advance through Moodle or distributed in class if this is not practicable.
- At the end of this module successful students will also have developed skills in: • Appreciate the importance of values and principles as a basis for developing high quality care services and practice • Understand the significance of dominant ideologies such as ‘normalisation’ in influencing the delivery of care and key models of care • Understand the roles of the main health & social care professions and their value bases • Explore the challenges and benefits of working with diversity and adopting user centred and anti oppressive principles • Recognise the interconnected nature of values, principles, practice and outcomes