Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law
By (author) Michael Mandelstam
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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law by Michael Mandelstam
Book DescriptionThe protection of vulnerable adults is a fast emerging area of work for local authorities, the NHS and other agencies. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law, sets this within a comprehensive legal framework. The relevant law and guidance is extensive. It includes Department of Health guidance (No Secrets), human rights, the regulation of health and social care providers, the barring of carers from working with vulnerable adults, care standards tribunal cases, mental capacity, undue influence, assault, battery, wilful neglect, ill treatment, manslaughter, murder, theft, fraud, sexual offences, data protection and the sharing of information. The book focuses on how these areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, and brings 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 - through abuse, neglect or omission - suffered by vulnerable adults. For example, in terms of the gross lapses in standards of care, infection control, nutrition and basic dignity sometimes to be found in hospitals. All those working in community care, adult social work, health care and housing will find this book invaluable. Local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organisations and students will find this to be essential reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843106920
(246mm x 173mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Mandelstam
Safeguarding Adults and the Law, Paperback (March 2013)
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.
How We Treat the Sick, Paperback (April 2011)
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.
Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law, Paperback (March 2010)
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.
Community Care Practice and the Law, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Michael Mandelstam
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.
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Author Biography - Michael Mandelstam
Michael Mandelstam has worked independently since 1995 providing legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. Previously he worked for ten years at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national voluntary organisation, before moving to the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and history of science and medicine. He has written several books, including Community Care Practice and the Law, now in its fourth edition and Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: an A to Z of Law and Practice, also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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