Many social workers, health care staff and teachers maintain high standards of professionalism, often in stressful and challenging circumstances. However, research also reveals instances where individual practitioners and managers, or whole organisations, fail to act lawfully, ethically and/or carefully. This book addresses just those instances by providing guidance on how to maintain accountable professionalism in tricky "what if?" situations. Dilemmas are explored using case studies and the mosaic of legal rules and regulatory body requirements for accountable professionalism are also laid out.
The book will appeal to students and newly qualified practitioners in teaching, health and social work and their managers.
Cause for Concern?
Law for Professional Practice
Practising Accountable Professionalism
Workloads and Skill Mix
Equality, Human Rights and the Duty of Care
Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Health and Safety Duties of Health and Social Care Employers
What To Do If...