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Values in health and social care may be regarded as the underpinning framework for care delivery and these values should influence and form the basis of all interactions. It is important that health and social care workers are clear as to what these values consist of. Values are encapsulated in professional codes of practice and codes of ethics, such as: the British Association of Social Workers’ (2002) Code of Ethics; the General Social Care Council's (2004) Code of Practice for Social Care Workers; and the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2008) The Code. These also reflect the standards of care which must be upheld.

Values contribute to the personal and social wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, through effective care delivery and ...

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