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EthicsContemporary challenges in health and social care$
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Audrey Leathard and Susan McLaren

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347558

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.001.0001

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Service users and ethics

Service users and ethics

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(p.112) (p.113) Eight Service users and ethics
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Ethics
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Martin Stevens

Jill Manthorpe

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0008

The ethical case for involving service users in service planning and delivery, and in research and evaluation, has been made on several grounds. One important set of reasons is that such involvement is ethical, as well as effective. This chapter reviews the ethical case for service user involvement, as well as how this involvement operates at various levels. Whether a consumerist or a more democratic or empowering approach is taken as the framework for such involvement, there are increasing principle-based justifications for it.

Keywords:   service user involvement, health care, social care

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