Harmonised Voices: Advocacy Practice in the Context of Virtue and Spirituality

  • Geoff Morgan


In this chapter the author synthesises voices from practice (identified in the previous Chaps. 4 and 5) with those from literature, theology and philosophy, which were heard in other chapters. In particular, attention is given to underpinning key question 3 (Q3), philosophical and theological models (e.g. virtue ethics) which can elucidate understanding and responses to Qs1–2. He shows what advocates think about professionalisation and how advocacy practice is explained by those using its skills, including spiritual carers. Here Practical Theology comes into its own since it encompasses mental health nursing, the movements of citizen advocacy and self-advocacy, and literature covering mental health and spirituality. Then the author relates this to the more recent statutory expression of advocacy in the English and Welsh IMCA and IMHA services.


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  • Geoff Morgan
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  1. 1.North Middlesex University Hospital NHS TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustOxfordUK

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