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Social Work and Social Care Practice

Social Work and Social Care Practice

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Social Work & Social Policy

256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This lively and engaging book is an adaptation of the bestselling introductory social work book available in Australia. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect wider changes that have characterized social work training and practice in recent years. It offers readers an essential grounding in the knowledge, values, and skills needed for successful completion of their degree.

Key Features:

- Comprehensive content - includes discussion of theoretical perspectives, policy; assessment; intervention, the ethics and values framework; and practice-learning.

- A student-friendly approach - includes case-studies, chapter summaries, further reading sections, and discussion questions.

- A multi-professional perspective - recognises the experiences of all those working across the field of social care and incorporates service-user's voices.

- Practice-oriented - offers specific guidance to overcome challenges and provides an effective framework for practice.

This authoritative textbook will be an essential guide to the challenges and concepts underpinning social work practice. It offers a flavor of what social work entails and engages with recent debates about the nature of practice. It will be an invaluable text for social work trainees, and will also be useful reading for post-qualifying students and practitioners.

Social Work and Social Arrangements
Introducing Framework for Practice

Social Welfare in Britain
Self, Relationships, Process and Practice
Intervention and the Organizational Context
Placements and Practice Learning
Towards Ethical Self-Reflective Practice

'For many readers, especially trainers and educationalists, the thoroughness of this book is likely to be attractive. The added advantage of O'Connor et al's book is that it covers social work for both adults and children. [This book] is likely to appear on many social work reading lists. [It has] the potential to provide good learning opportunities for post-qualifying as well as pre-qualifying training' - Health and Social Care in the Community

Sets practice placements in a contextual framework

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
June 16, 2014

I really enjoyed this book, very easy to read and a must for anyone wishing to explore the theory of social work and social care practice. It gives an in depth account of the ethical underpinnings of both disciplines essentially asking students to reflect on why it is they have chosen to follow this career path.

Mr Mark Timoney
Humanities , Sligo Institute of Technology
June 12, 2012

I have taken material from this book and included them in my power point presentations and will order some copies for our library. I am recommending that the students look at it in terms of supplemental reading.

Ms Fiona Walshe
Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
December 21, 2011

Ian O'Connor

Mark Hughes

Dr Mark Hughes is Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia. He has worked as a social worker in health, aged care and mental health settings in both Australia and the UK. He has also worked as a social work academic at the University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales, and Goldsmiths College  London. Mark’s research interests centre on organisational practice, social work with older people, and lesbian and gay ageing. Mark is co-author of six books, as well as a range of journal publications. More About Author

Danielle Turney

Jill Wilson

Deborah Setterlund

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