Your Foundation in Health & Social Care provides readers with all the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning at Foundation level, both in study and the workplace. It explores all the key areas of the Foundation degree, including values, communication, legal issues and psychology.

Values in Practice
Values in practice
Steven Parker
Summary Chapter Contents
  • Exploring values
  • Understanding values, moral principles and ethics
  • Ethical principles in health and social care
  • Empowerment and power
  • A practice model for working with values
Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Engage with the debate around the moral principles and values that underpin good practice in health and social care.
  • Develop an awareness of the origins and diversity of values.
  • Understand the idea of power, empowering practice and the ethics of care.
  • Reflect on what it means to be a morally active practitioner and act with

    moral courage.

  • Uphold the fundamental rights of people who use care services.
  • Recognize how practitioners have to work with conflicting values, opinions, beliefs and attributes, and the resulting ethical issues that influence practice.

As practitioners we ...

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