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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224961
Title:
Conceptualising and responding to self-neglect: the challenges for adult safeguarding
Authors:
Braye, Suzy; Orr, David ( 0000-0003-2107-2671 ) ; Preston-Shoot, Michael ( 0000-0002-9347-0524 )
Abstract:
Purpose – The research reported here aims to scope the concept of self-neglect as it is explored in the literature and interpreted in practice by professionals involved in adult safeguarding. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken included a systematic search and thematic analysis of English-language literature on self-neglect, workshops with UK-based adult safeguarding leads and practitioners from social services, police and health services, and scrutiny of Safeguarding Adults Boards’ documentation. Findings – The concept of self-neglect is complex with contrasting definitions and aetiology, accompanied by debates on the principles that guide intervention. Decision-making capacity is a key pivot upon which professional responses to self-neglect turn. Intervention in self-neglect requires careful exploration in the context of principles of personalisation, choice, control, and empowerment that underpin policy in adult social care and safeguarding. Research limitations/implications – As a conceptual scoping review, this study seeks to establish broad themes of use to practitioners working with self-neglect. It thus does not carry out a full quality review of the literature identified and discussed, but serves as a base for this to be done in future. Practical implications – Assessment in self-neglect should consider the influence of a number of possible causative factors, and intervention must balance respect for autonomy on the one hand and a perceived duty to preserve health and wellbeing on the other. Originality/value – This article summarises and critically analyses the emerging key features of evidence-informed practice in the challenging field of self-neglect.
Citation:
Braye, S., Orr, D., Preston-Shoot, M. (2011) 'Conceptualising and responding to self-neglect: the challenges for adult safeguarding' The Journal of Adult Protection 13 (4):182
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
The Journal of Adult Protection
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224961
DOI:
10.1108/14668201111177905
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14668201111177905
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1466-8203
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorBraye, Suzyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorPreston-Shoot, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T12:18:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-21T12:18:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationBraye, S., Orr, D., Preston-Shoot, M. (2011) 'Conceptualising and responding to self-neglect: the challenges for adult safeguarding' The Journal of Adult Protection 13 (4):182en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1466-8203-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14668201111177905-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/224961-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The research reported here aims to scope the concept of self-neglect as it is explored in the literature and interpreted in practice by professionals involved in adult safeguarding. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken included a systematic search and thematic analysis of English-language literature on self-neglect, workshops with UK-based adult safeguarding leads and practitioners from social services, police and health services, and scrutiny of Safeguarding Adults Boards’ documentation. Findings – The concept of self-neglect is complex with contrasting definitions and aetiology, accompanied by debates on the principles that guide intervention. Decision-making capacity is a key pivot upon which professional responses to self-neglect turn. Intervention in self-neglect requires careful exploration in the context of principles of personalisation, choice, control, and empowerment that underpin policy in adult social care and safeguarding. Research limitations/implications – As a conceptual scoping review, this study seeks to establish broad themes of use to practitioners working with self-neglect. It thus does not carry out a full quality review of the literature identified and discussed, but serves as a base for this to be done in future. Practical implications – Assessment in self-neglect should consider the influence of a number of possible causative factors, and intervention must balance respect for autonomy on the one hand and a perceived duty to preserve health and wellbeing on the other. Originality/value – This article summarises and critically analyses the emerging key features of evidence-informed practice in the challenging field of self-neglect.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/14668201111177905en_GB
dc.subjectself-neglecten
dc.titleConceptualising and responding to self-neglect: the challenges for adult safeguardingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Adult Protectionen_GB
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