9781412948418

The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412948418

  • ISBN10:

    141294841X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-07
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care takes a comprehensive and reflective look at key areas of practice and the challenges professionals face in training and in their working lives. The chapters focus on the skills and values fundamental to the caring role and helps readers understand the importance of being able to adapt to changing demands and expectations.

Table of Contents

Editorsp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Introducing critical practicep. 8
Social work, professionalism and the regulatory frameworkp. 27
Practice with service-users, carers and their communitiesp. 43
Working with complexity: managing workload and surviving in a changing environmentp. 60
Counting the costsp. 78
Reflections on past social work practice: the central role of relationshipp. 97
Values and ethics in practicep. 114
Practitioner researchp. 132
The challenge of working in teamsp. 149
Organisations and organisational changep. 169
Accountabilityp. 186
Understanding the policy processp. 203
Continuing professional development: a critical approachp. 222
Social work in new policy contexts: threats and opportunitiesp. 238
Indexp. 254
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