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Publication date: 1 January 1978

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the…

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The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act (which has been amended by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) provides:

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Managerial Law, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 28 December 2006

Barbara Woods McElroy and Mark W. Dirsmith

The processual ordering branch of symbolic interaction has long recognized the importance of rhetoric and power to the social constitution of reality. However, little…

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The processual ordering branch of symbolic interaction has long recognized the importance of rhetoric and power to the social constitution of reality. However, little systematic effort has been devoted to probing their intertwined effects in the public policy arena.

The purpose of this paper is to employ the processual ordering perspective to examine the dramaturgical styles used in shaping public policy – expressed in terms of the “public administration” and “realpolitik” forms of rhetoric – among contending political factions as they negotiate mental health public policy. A latent content analysis of the minutes of key U.S. congressional debates, augmented with secondary archival material from the press is employed. It is concluded that both forms of rhetoric play a role in shaping public mental health policy and that both factions modify their rhetorical form as the debate progresses. Those modifications strengthen the position of one faction while weakening that of the other. Theoretical implications are discussed.

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Studies in Symbolic Interaction
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1325-9

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Publication date: 16 August 2013

Sophie Corlett

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the potential impact of…

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Purpose

The Policy Watch series reflects on recent and forthcoming developments in mental health policy across the UK. This paper aims to review the potential impact of forthcoming developments in social care policy on the ability of people with mental health problems to access social care. These developments include the Care and Support Bill and accompanying regulations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews and summarises recent developments in national mental health and social care policy in England and their implications for people with mental health problems seeking to access social care services.

Findings

The paper outlines the barriers faced by people with mental health problems accessing social care, the steps that upcoming policy developments may take to address this and the further progress that is needed.

Originality/value

The paper updates on forthcoming social care policy initiatives and includes new evidence from people with direct experience of using social care services to manage a mental health problem.

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-8308

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Publication date: 1 January 1979

In order to succeed in an action under the Equal Pay Act 1970, should the woman and the man be employed by the same employer on like work at the same time or would the…

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In order to succeed in an action under the Equal Pay Act 1970, should the woman and the man be employed by the same employer on like work at the same time or would the woman still be covered by the Act if she were employed on like work in succession to the man? This is the question which had to be solved in Macarthys Ltd v. Smith. Unfortunately it was not. Their Lordships interpreted the relevant section in different ways and since Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome was also subject to different interpretations, the case has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

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Managerial Law, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 3 November 2005

Drew Halfmann, Jesse Rude and Kim Ebert

Through content analysis, the study traces the relative prominence of “biomedical” and “public health” approaches in congressional bills aimed at improving the health of…

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Through content analysis, the study traces the relative prominence of “biomedical” and “public health” approaches in congressional bills aimed at improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities over a 28-year period. It documents a surge of interest in minority health during the late 1980s and early 1990s and highlights the dominance of biomedical initiatives during this period. Drawing on historical methods and interviews with key informants, the paper explains these patterns by detailing the ways in which policy legacies shaped the interests, opportunities, and ideas of interest groups and policy-makers.

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Health Care Services, Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Underserved Populations: Patient and Provider Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-249-8

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Publication date: 30 March 2012

Bob Hudson

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on 20 years of joint working between health and social care in England, to take stock of the lessons learned and to consider future…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on 20 years of joint working between health and social care in England, to take stock of the lessons learned and to consider future scenarios.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper consists of secondary research, drawing upon two decades of published work by the author and other analysts.

Findings

Despite some pockets of innovative practice, the findings are disappointing for the progress of integrated care. It is suggested that the main reason for this is that the concept has never been used consistently and that underpinning policies have been insufficiently strong to ensure policy success.

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This anniversary issue offers an unusual opportunity to reflect back on 20 years of policy and practice in a significant field of study, and to draw out some implications for future directions.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Publication date: 2 December 2014

Tim Spencer-Lane

– The purpose of this paper is to summarise the Law Commissions’ final report and draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professionals.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the Law Commissions’ final report and draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professionals.

Design/methodology/approach

To summarise the key recommendations that are relevant to adult safeguarding.

Findings

The final report concludes that new legislation is needed to govern the UK regulators of health and social care professionals.

Originality/value

The paper sets out the recommended new legal framework.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 16 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 27 September 2014

Daniel Skinner

This chapter problematizes the body politics of American liberalism, as viewed through the lens of health policy. The author suggests that American efforts to pursue basic…

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This chapter problematizes the body politics of American liberalism, as viewed through the lens of health policy. The author suggests that American efforts to pursue basic health goals are undercut by the particular way in which American liberals – and their state – conceptualize bodies. To understand the theoretical basis of this body politics, the chapter examines policy preoccupations such as the institution of informed consent, malpractice reform, and efforts to establish a Patients’ Bill of Rights. Finally, considering the ideological contexts that have given rise to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the author gestures toward the establishment of a stronger liberal – and possibly post-liberal – health care system that takes the embodiment of its subjects seriously.

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Special Issue: Law and the Liberal State
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-238-8

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Publication date: 1 January 1975

Knight's Industrial Law Reports goes into a new style and format as Managerial Law This issue of KILR is restyled Managerial Law and it now appears on a continuous…

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Knight's Industrial Law Reports goes into a new style and format as Managerial Law This issue of KILR is restyled Managerial Law and it now appears on a continuous updating basis rather than as a monthly routine affair.

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Managerial Law, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 October 2006

Joan Rapaport

The current role of the approved social worker (ASW) will be changed to that of the approved mental health practitioner, who may be a nurse or other mental health

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The current role of the approved social worker (ASW) will be changed to that of the approved mental health practitioner, who may be a nurse or other mental health professional, if proposed legislation comes into force in England and Wales. This has implications for service users, carers and the mental health workforce. This article draws on literature and a conference discussing this change attended by practitioners and policy‐makers. It considers the complexity of the ASW role and the implications for the AMHP, and sets the related issues in the context of integrated working.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 14 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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