A critical exploration of patient empowerment and choice through smoking policy implications of the 2006 Health Act.

Field-Fidler, Lauren (2015) A critical exploration of patient empowerment and choice through smoking policy implications of the 2006 Health Act. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation is an analysis of mental health inpatient service user choice and involvement. This is undertaken through the exploration of smoking policies, following the 2006 Health Act, across National Health Service (NHS) England Trusts. Patient involvement and choice is a cornerstone of NHS rhetoric and publicity; however when considered alongside a contentious topic such as the choice to smoke such rhetoric is replaced by institutionalized paternalism in which service user voices, choice and involvement is lost. Social Workers must be aware of such organization climates they may be practicing within and the affect it has upon those they work with and aim to empower.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 12:24
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18297

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