Handbook of Health Social Work


Author: Sarah Gehlert,Teri Browne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471758884
Category: Political Science
Page: 650
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The Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms. Three sections present the material: The Foundations of Social Work in Health Care provides information that is basic and central to the operations of social workers in health care, including conceptual underpinnings; the development of the profession; the wide array of roles performed by social workers in health care settings; ethical issues and decision - making in a variety of arenas; public health and social work; health policy and social work; and the understanding of community factors in health social work. Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum of Critical Considerations delves into critical practice issues such as theories of health behavior; assessment; effective communication with both clients and other members of health care teams; intersections between health and mental health; the effects of religion and spirituality on health care; family and health; sexuality in health care; and substance abuse. Health Social Work: Selected Areas of Practice presents a range of examples of social work practice, including settings that involve older adults; nephrology; oncology; chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; end of life care; pain management and palliative care; and alternative treatments and traditional healers. The first book of its kind to unite the entire body of health social work knowledge, the Handbook of Health Social Work is a must-read for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners.

Contemporary Social Work Practice


Author: Barbra Teater
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246044
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
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An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory Second Edition
Author: Joyce Lishman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426520
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care. Focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes, the five sections of the book cover: * the reasons and circumstances in which people may become social work service users * a holistic consideration of assessment in general and specific contexts, including risk assessment and management * methods of intervention, including cognitive behavioural social work, task centred practice, advocacy, crisis intervention, family therapy and group care * the legal, policy, research and evidence context in which assessment and intervention occur, as well as interdisciplinary work and organisational aspects of social work practice * reflective practice, evaluation and evidence based practice as integral parts of social workers' engagement with the complex needs of individuals outside the existing parameters of policy or research findings. This key text is essential reading for students, practitioners and teachers in social work.

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice


Author: Paula Allen-Meares,Charles Garvin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761914990
Category: Medical
Page: 733
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The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice discusses the context of practice, its theories and frameworks, approaches to change fields of practice, research and empirical issues, and professional issues. Written by a group of contributors, who are leading expert in their fields, this volume will service a definitive reference for social work students and professionals.

Social work skills

a practice handbook
Author: Pamela Trevithick
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335215003
Category: Political Science
Page: 340
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Written by an experienced academic-practitioner, the new edition of this best-selling text is updated to include the current educational, policy and practice context of social work.

Effective Social Work with Children and Families

A Skills Handbook
Author: Peter Unwin,Rachel Hogg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258297
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Social work with children and families is constantly in the headlines and social workers' decisions are subject to ever increasing scrutiny at all levels. This aspirational book supports students and newly qualified social workers and suggests practical ways in which they might thrive, rather than just survive, in practice Written at a time when Social Work Reform Board and the Munro Enquiry are charged with looking at issues of effectiveness within children and families social work, the book tackles the different challenges that students and practitioners can be faced with, outlining common pitfalls and how to avoid these. Key topics covered include: - Legislation and policy - Child development - Safeguarding and child protection - Assessment - Communication - Looking after yourself Reflective questions are used throughout the book, ensuring that students critically evaluate their own practice. Case examples and case studies drawn from the authors' recent practice are included throughout the book to illuminate the realities of contemporary social work with children and families. This text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly as they prepare to go on placement. It will also provide valuable reading for qualified social workers who are interested in fresh and effective approaches to practice.

Practice Education in Social Work

A Handbook for Practice Teachers, Assessors and Educators
Author: Janet Walker,Karin Crawford,Jonathan Parker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 085725359X
Category: Social Science
Page: 203
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Written specifically for practice educators, this book examines contemporary theories and knowledge in practice learning, teaching and education, with a clear emphasis on developing the skills and practice of the individual. Another key focus of the book is to help readers to reflect on the implications of this for their role as practice educators, giving them the time and space to make proactive and informed choices. The book is structured around the new Post-Qualifying Standards for Practice Education, making it an invaluable and thoroughly comprehensive guide.

Handbook of Social Work with Groups


Author: Charles D. Garvin,Lorraine M. Guti‚rrez,Maeda J. Galinsky
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462532284
Category: Psychology
Page: 527
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This comprehensive handbook presents major theories of social work practice with groups and explores contemporary issues in designing and evaluating interventions. Students and practitioners gain an in-depth view of the many ways that groups are used to help people address personal problems, cope with disabilities, strengthen families and communities, resolve conflict, achieve social change, and more. Offering authoritative coverage of theoretical, practical, and methodological concerns--coupled with a clear focus on empowerment and diversity--this is an outstanding text for group work and direct practice courses.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work


Author: Mel Gray,James Midgley,Stephen A Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446266045
Category: Social Science
Page: 808
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This Handbook is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments. Split into seven parts, the Handbook investigates: - Policy dimensions - Practice - Perspectives - Values and ethics - The context of social work - Research - Future challenges It is essential reading for all students, practitioners, researchers, and academics engaged in social work.

Foundations of Interpersonal Practice in Social Work

Promoting Competence in Generalist Practice
Author: Brett Seabury,Barbara Seabury,Charles D. Garvin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412966833
Category: Social Science
Page: 591
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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social work.

Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice, Volume 2

Social Problems and Practice Issues
Author: John S. Wodarski,Bruce A. Thyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471654346
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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Covers key social problems and practice-related issues The last two decades in social work have seen tremendous strides in field research, from the development of improved research designs to more accurate methods of problem measurement and outcome analysis. Drawing upon these significant advances, the two-volume handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice brings together empirically validated interventions for many of the psychosocial problems most frequently encountered by social workers in their daily practice. Unlike other books in the field that employ a theory-based approach to treatment, this handbook focuses on the best-supported methods of helping clients with particular problems irrespective of theoretical biases, offering clinicians a valuable compendium of practice guidelines for treatment. Edited and authored by recognized experts in the field, the Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice is clearly written and organized for easy reference. Volume Two covers key social problems and practice-related issues including: * Crime, homelessness, and unemployment * Domestic violence and sexual abuse * Family conflict and preservation * Practice approaches for older clients * Empirically based supervision With information that is at once accessible and up to date, the Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice is a vital source of guidance for today's clinical social workers and other practicing mental health professionals, as well as students. "One of the best tools to promote the values of the [social work] profession is that of empirical social work practice. 'Telling the truth' is one of these values, and discovering the truth is something that empirical research is very good at. This book presents credible reviews of contemporary empirical literature pertaining to selected behavioral, affective, and intellectual disorders, and their psychosocial assessment and treatment. That such a book is now possible is a striking affirmation of the merits of the approach to social work called empirical clinical practice." ---- from the Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice

Becoming a Social Worker

A Guide for Students
Author: Caroline Humphrey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446241440
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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This book explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also : " includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources " equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements " provides case study material on all aspects of placements such as meeting Key Roles and value requirements " covers career pathways for final year students, including guidance on dealing with job interviews and occupational stress This is important reading across a range of modules and will be particularly valuable for new students and students on placement.

Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students


Author: Juliette Oko,Jim Reid
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857258060
Category: Medical
Page: 120
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Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.

Healthcare Research

A Handbook for Students and Practitioners
Author: Paula Roberts,Helena Priest
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470689585
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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Research is an integral component of any undergraduate healthcare course, and is also vital for continuing professional development (CPD). This book is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners who need to acquire a wide range of relevant skills, and it will equip them not only to assess the quality of published studies and apply findings to clinical practice, but also to undertake research themselves. An experienced team of contributors provide detailed explanations of the main concepts and methods used in critical appraisal of published research, and guide the reader in integrating these quality indicators into their own studies to ensure rigour in planning, design, and execution. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the authors write with an emphasis on the development of sound research skills through case-based illustrative examples and scenarios, with helpful summaries and practical exercises throughout. They also give advice on writing abstracts, presenting papers at conferences, and liaising with publishers. Ultimately, this text will enable readers to have full confidence in understanding, undertaking, and disseminating empirical research.

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Social Work Practice


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470222638
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 3: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods


Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412958393
Category: Social Science
Page: 654
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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations

Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions
Author: Charles A. Glisson,Catherine N. Dulmus,Karen M. Sowers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118240200
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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A solid, theory-to-practice guide to contemporary mezzo andmacro social work Written by a renowned team of scholars, Social Work Practicewith Groups, Communities, and Organizations focuses on thecontemporary theory and practice of social work. Each chapterdelves deeply into the key theoretical considerations surrounding aparticular practice area, exploring the clinical implications ofeach. Spanning the full range of both mezzo and macro practiceareas, the authors thoroughly look at the assessment of andinterventions with group, community, organizational, andinstitutional settings. The most authoritative book in this field, Social WorkPractice with Groups, Communities, and Organizationsfeatures: A focus on evidence-based approaches to assessment andintervention for each practice area discussed Comprehensive coverage of the most important new and emergingpractice technologies in mezzo and macro social work Current and emerging demographic, social, political, andeconomic trends affecting mezzo and macro practice An array of pedagogical aids, including Key Terms, ReviewQuestions for Critical Thinking, and Online Resources Content closely aligned with social work accreditationstandards (EPAS) Providing a solid review of the entire scope of contemporarymezzo and macro social work practice, Social Work Practice withGroups, Communities, and Organizations is both an indispensableeducational text for students and a valuable working resource forpractitioners who work with groups, communities, and organizationsof all sizes.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research


Author: Ian Shaw,Katharine Briar-Lawson,Joan Orme,Roy Ruckdeschel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206742
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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"This is an ambitious book. It aims at nothing less than a comprehensive account of the state of the art of social work research internationally and an intellectually original statement that will help to define and shape social work research. Those with a serious interest in social work research will agree that this is a major undertaking and one that should put social work research 'on the map'." - Ian Sinclair, University of York, UK "This terrific Handbook provides an essential map for navigating the complex currents of social work research today. It resists polemical and simplistic binaries to chart a course that emphasizes diversity, pluralism and sensitivity to political contexts in many featured exemplars. As key chapters note, inherent tensions at the heart of social work itself are mirrored in current debates about the purposes and methods of social work research. Rather than patch over differences, the volume invites us to understand historical roots of unresolvable tensions, and live with them. The international scope of the volume is unique--scholars from more than a dozen different countries were involved --and its broad scope counters the tendency toward parochialism of much North American literature. The Handbook should be essential reading for students and academics." - Catherine Riessman, Boston University, USA The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research provides a comprehensive, internationally-focused account of leading social work research, offering an original and defining statement on contemporary theory and practice within the field. The groundbreaking Handbook engages critically with the nature and role of social work research and evaluation in contemporary societies around the globe, and asks four key questions: - What is the role and purpose of social work research? - What contexts shape the practice and purpose of social work research? - How can we maximise the quality of the practice of social work research? - How can the aims of social work in its varied domains be met through social work research? Ranging over local, national and international issues, and exploring questions of theory and practice, this is a diverse and constructively organized overview of the field. It will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the expanding field of social work research, setting the agenda for future work in the arena.