Professional Decision Making and Risk in Social Work
- Brian J. Taylor - University of Ulster, UK
Decision Making | Risk Assessment
This revised second edition has more of a focus on risk within social work practice as many social workers face daily pressure to make sound decisions in very difficult circumstances. In this complex arena of conflicting demands and considerations - from the public, the client, the family, the organisation - the professional needs a robust and yet flexible framework to inform practice decisions. Featuring illustrations from practice as well as case studies and practical activities to aid learning, this book provides a holistic view of decision making and risk as a core aspect of effective social work practice.
This book helps guide social work students in a tricky area that causes them anxiety. Helps to focus on what is important.
A really informative and helpful text.
This book would be very useful for newly qualified staff, as it would aid awareness of the concept of risk assessment in general, judgements and decision making.
A good introductory text on some of the complexities of this area. A useful and very accessible reference book for students.
Professional decision making is an increasing focus while teaching Social Work students. This book is great for students and NQSW.
I have already used this book in teaching Best Interests Assessors as some of the writing on decision-making and risk is very pertinent.
Excellent introduction to decision making theories and models. Up to date and very accessible.
Helpful text for undergraduate social work programme.
Excellent overview of analytical thinking in SW
Excellent text that covers different programmes of care in the field, with excellent examples of how to assess and manage risk. Core aspect of assignment in level 3 focuses on risk assessment / management