All nurses, whatever setting, will encounter people who are at risk. Harrowing examples of abuse and neglect are frequently in the headlines and the nursing profession has a crucial responsibility to play in ensuring that vulnerable patients are cared for and safeguarded. This Second Edition answers all of the key questions including:
- What is neglect?
- What makes someone vulnerable?
- What role does safeguarding play?
- What does good safeguarding look like?
- Why can safeguarding fail?
- How can positive practice be developed?
- What are the professional and legal responsibilities facing nurses?
This helpful resource will improve readers’ understanding of the policy, practice, and research underpinning safeguarding, while also preparing them for their important role as an advocate for, and safeguarder of, the people in their care.
Safeguarding, vulnerability and abuse: Understanding the context
The meanings of vulnerability
Ethical frameworks and principles
Abuse and neglect
Legal and policy provisions
Interprofessional and interagency working
Safeguarding and research
Positive practice in a systems approach to safeguarding