The length and breadth of the author's knowledge, as represented in the range of issues covered in this book, is unbelievable: it's almost as if this is an edited volume featuring specialist chapters by named experts.
Inevitably, depth of coverage of specific topics suffers but this is a price well worth paying for a gem such as this.
It's a must have guide to safeguarding/vulnerable adults policy and practice with a clear emphasis upon national policy and legal duties. A brilliant book that should put others to shame. If you can only buy one book on the subject then this is, unarguably, the one.
on 12 October 2009
The book makes for easy reading, it looks at a range of situations where abuse, neglect and harm can take place; community and hospital settings. The author provides various scenarios with associated ethical and legal considerations, then leaves the reader to critically analyse the informtion and draw their own conclusions. I was disappointed that the book focused mainly on English law rather then Scottish law however, the author does make some distinction between the two. I have enjoyed reading the book and will use it for future reference.
on 14 May 2012
This is an excellent well written, easy to read book for all practitioners within the field of Adult Social Care.It covers aspects of the law, and also gives you case studies, it is well worth the money and if you work in this field I would recommend that you or your organisation buy a copy or copies!
on 2 October 2012
Read it and weep because everything you experience when trying to sort out a beloved relative in the teeth of social services indifference is laid before you. I had to stop reading this book otherwise the rage I felt towards our "masters" would have boiled over into violent rebellion. This book dispells the mirage of professionalism that local government adorns itself with. Sorry but the professions are: teaching, medicine, the law, the church and the prostitute. Caring for old people is like caring for a baby - you wipe their arse, you feed them, you wash them and you put them to bed. Bloody simple. Then watch them balls it up. This book shows that you are not alone in thinking you are sane and they are mad, bad or just plain stupid. Currently the great political debate are the Dilmot proposals versus 0.7% GDP overseas aid bill with Justine Green taking the trousers off the budget and seeing what dicks are swinging. Some one soon is going to take George Osborne and David Cameron to task about care and its costs and these two politicians will be blushing beetroot red with shame. As for Nick Clegg I am surprised he is an MP for Sheffield since I would have thought Luton was more his mettle.