Social Work and Spirituality

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-24
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
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This book is part of the highly successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and is written specifically to support students on the Social Work Degree. It's full of practical tips, case studies, activities and opportunities for students to critically reflect and engage.

Author Biography

Ian Mathews is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln. He has been a qualified Social Worker since 1981 and is a founding member of Green-Templeton College, Oxford. He has substantial practice experience in health and social care including several years as an Approved Social Worker and Practice Teacher. Ian has a particular interest in mental health issues having been the professional lead for social care in the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prior to joining the university. Professor Jonathan Parker is Head of Social Work and Learning Disability at Bournemouth University and, with colleagues, has developed the Centre for Social Work and Social Care Research. He is currently vice-chair of the Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee. Greta Bradley is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of York. Her academic interests are in community care and workforce studies in social work. Her most recent research is on aspects of sustainable practice in social work. She is a former editor of Practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
What is spirituality?p. 1
The cultural context of spiritualityp. 19
Communities and spiritualityp. 36
Working with spirituality: Older peoplep. 56
Working with spirituality: Disabilityp. 74
Working with spirituality: Mental distressp. 91
Working with spirituality: Childrenp. 108
Conclusionp. 129
Referencesp. 131
Indexp. 136
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