Implications for palliative care

Paul Sinclair

in Rethinking palliative care

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349217
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303244 | DOI:
Implications for palliative care

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This chapter discusses the implications of four key principles that bring together essential Social Role Valorisation (SRV) ideas and core themes. These principles or objectives define the kinds of approaches that SRV requires of service systems. They are: (i) identify unconscious devaluation from imported models; (ii) social integration; (iii) defend valued roles; and (iv) competency and image enhancement. After exploring four key SRV-based principles, the chapter discusses the ‘benevolent institution myth’, including the reasons used to justify institutional care. Seven inescapable paradoxes of institutional models that undermine the claims of the ‘benevolent institution myth’ are then described with reference to the palliative-care context.

Keywords: SRV; service systems; conscious devaluation; social integration; benevolent institution; institutional care

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