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Taking a fresh, critical and reflective perspective that reflects current trends towards the promotion of equality and acknowledges everyone’s vulnerability, this book is essential reading for all nursing and healthcare students, as well as healthcare practitioners who are committed to providing person-centred care.
•One of the first books to address the issue of vulnerability from a nursing and healthcare perspective
•Written by a group of experienced professionals, academics and educationalists with both educational and research expertise in the exploration of vulnerability
•Includes narratives, perspectives and case studies, illustrating and bringing to life the issues within the book
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors viii
1 Introduction 1
Vanessa Heaslip and Julie Ryden
2 Understanding vulnerability 6
3 Power, discrimination, and oppression 28
Julie Ryden and Chris Willetts
4 Processes of oppression 65
5 Professional culture and vulnerability 91
Karen Cooper and Janet Scammell
6 The social construction of vulnerability 111
Janet Scammell and Gill Calvin Thomas
7 Psychological perspectives of vulnerability 132
Nikki Glendening and Sid Carter
8 Psychosocial experiences and implications of vulnerability 154
Chris Willetts, Gill Calvin Thomas and Vanessa Heaslip
9 Working to reduce vulnerability 177
Chris Willetts, Julie Ryden and Gill Calvin Thomas
10 Conclusion 209
Julie Ryden and Vanessa Heaslip