Social Work with Adults

Social Work with Adults

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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the adult social work field. Focused on four major themes - personalization, mental health, substance use, old age a€“ the book brings together expert commentators to: a–n Outline the policy background; a–n Summarize the relevant law; a–n Describe the key theories; a–n Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged service users. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.Normally, the social circumstances report will be presented by its author, and social workers have to be prepared to defend their ... In a study of burnout and job satisfaction among mental health social workers in England and Wales, Evans ... guidance and case law governing decisions made for or on behalf of those considered mentally disordered and those lacking ... of legislation, stating that: this a#39;twotracka#39; approach is inconsistent with general principles of healthcare ethics and withanbsp;...

Title:Social Work with Adults
Author:Martin Brett Davies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-03-20


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