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Religion, belief, and social work : making a difference

Author: Sheila Furness; Philip Gilligan
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2010.
Series: Social work in practice series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how religion & spiritual beliefs have varied impacts on the needs & perceptions of practitioners, service users, & the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging oppressive & discriminatory practices.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Furness, Sheila.
Religion, belief, and social work.
Bristol : Policy, ©2010
(DLC) 2011410926
(OCoLC)432408745
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Furness; Philip Gilligan
ISBN: 9781447342700 1447342704 9781861349811 1861349815
OCLC Number: 1001270164
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
The requirement to consider religion and spiritual beliefs --
Frameworks and models to develop cultural competence in relation to religion and belief --
Religion, belief and social work with children and families --
Older people, religion and belief --
Child abuse, adult abuse, religion and belief --
Mental health, religion and belief --
Religion, belief, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers --
Faith-based social work : contributions, dilemmas and conflicts --
Concluding remarks --
Appendix: A brief guide to religions and beliefs : sources of further information.
Series Title: Social work in practice series.
Responsibility: Sheila Furness and Philip Gilligan.

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