The Age of the Inquiry: Learning and Blaming in Health and Social Care by Jill ManthorpeThe Age of the Inquiry: Learning and Blaming in Health and Social Care by Jill Manthorpe

The Age of the Inquiry: Learning and Blaming in Health and Social Care

EditorJill Manthorpe, Nicky Stanley

Hardcover | September 29, 2004

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The plethora of inquiry reports published in the fields of health and welfare in the 1990s covered the full range of user groups, individuals and institutions. What similarities or differences were there between these inquiries? How effective were they in bringing about change? Whose interest did they best serve?

These are some of the questionsThe Age of the Inquiryexplores in detail, bringing together distinguished contributors with personal experience of chairing or providing evidence to inquiries to consider:

 the participant's view of inquiries
the purpose of inquiries
the impact of inquiries on health and social policy
inquiries into: child abuse and death; homicides by mental health service users; the abuse of adults with
learning disabilities; the abuse of older people.

Wide-ranging in scope,The Age of the Inquiryfocuses on service and policy development. It provides an invaluable text for students, teachers and professionals from a wide range of disciplines and professional groups.

Title:The Age of the Inquiry: Learning and Blaming in Health and Social CareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:September 29, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415283159

ISBN - 13:9780415283151


Table of Contents

Introduction: The inquiry as Janus,Nicky Stanley and Jill ManthorpePart 1: Participating in inquiries1. Mental health inquiries ' 'Cui Bono?',Herschel Prins2. The family's perspective,Paul and Audrey Edwards3. Staff and patient perspectives on the Fallon Inquiry into the Personality Disorder Service at Ashworth High Secure Hospital,Pete MeliaPart 2: Inquiries into child abuse and deaths4. The impact of child abuse inquiries since 1990,Eileen Munro5. From Cornwall to Climb'Inquiring into fatal child abuse,Peter Reder and Sylvia Duncan6. The costs and benefits of the North Wales Tribunal Inquiry,Brian CorbyPart 3: Inquiries into mental health homicides7. Mental health inquiries, assertive outreach and compliance: Is there a relationship,Andrew McCulloch and Camilla Parker8. Women and mental health inquiries,Nicky Stanley9. Mental health inquiries 1985-2003,Dave SheppardPart 4: Inquiries into the abuse of people with learning disabilities10. Learning disability, abuse and inquiry,Rachel Fyson, Deborah Kitson and Alan Corbett11. Abuse inquiries as learning tools for social care organisations,Paul CambridgePart5: Inquiries into the abuse and neglect of older people12. Older people, institutional abuse and inquiries,Bridget Penhale and Jill Manthorpe13. Inspections and inquiries,Roger Clough and Jill Manthorpe

Editorial Reviews

'The Age of the Inquiry provides an excellent source of material for many readers. It is a useful text for social work students at undergraduate and post graduate level and for researchers. The Sheer volume of detail could be daunting for the reader looking for broad themes. For other readers this may be a strength, especially for researchers and those for whom conducting reviews of practice is a frequent duty.' - Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland