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The critical practitioner in social work and health care

Author: Sandy Fraser; Sarah Matthews, (Social worker)
Publisher: Milton Keynes, U.K. : Open University ; Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2008.
Series: Critical social work practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a comprehensive & reflective look at key areas of practice & the challenges professionals face in training & in their working lives. The chapters focus on the skills & values fundamental to the caring role & helps readers understand the importance of being able to adapt to changing demands & expectations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Fraser; Sarah Matthews, (Social worker)
ISBN: 9781412948401 1412948401 9781412948418 141294841X
OCLC Number: 211862796
Description: xv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introducing critical practice / Ann Glaister --
2. Social work, professionalism and the regulatory framework / Mike Burt and Aidan Worsley --
3. Practice with service-users, carers and their communities / Hilary Brown and Sheila Barrett --
4. Working with complexity: managing workload and surviving in a changing environment / Keith Edwards, Chris Hallett and Phil Sawbridge --
5. Counting the costs / Colin Guest and Philip Scarff --
6. Reflections on past social work practice: the central role of relationship / Barbara Prynn --
7. Values and ethics in practice / Maureen Eby and Ann Gallagher --
8. Practitioner research / Celia Keeping --
9. challenge of working in teams / Linda Finlay and Claire Ballinger --
10. Organisations and organisational change / Janet Seden --
11. Accountability / Maureen Eby and Alun Morgan --
12. Understanding the policy process / Celia Davies --
13. Continuing professional development: a critical approach / Barry Cooper --
14. Social work in new policy contexts: threats and opportunities / James Blewett.
Series Title: Critical social work practice.
Responsibility: edited by Sandy Fraser and Sarah Matthews.

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