Health & Social Care

  • Literature Reviews in Social Work

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    Literature Reviews in Social Work

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    This book will provide you with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving you the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce your own successful review.

    Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in: -Choosing your topic; -Effective search strategies; -Taking notes; -Organising your material; -Accurate referencing; -Managing the process of writing your literature review; -Enhancing evidence-based practice.

    Trying to complete a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of your social work degree? This book will prove the perfect companion.

    Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

    Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.

  • Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts

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    This new edition of Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts explores the intrinsic connection between knowledge, research and practice in social work. The authors argue that through a better appreciation of research, the highest standards of social work can be achieved.The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including:– Evidence-based practice– User-led research– Anti-oppressive practice– Practice-based researchEach chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge.This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work.

  • Social Work Practice with Older People: A Positive Person-Centred Approach

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    Social Work Practice with Older People: A Positive Person-Centred Approach

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    Older people are the biggest service user group for social workers and an increasing portion of the population. In this refreshingly positive and practical textbook, Rory Lynch draws on years of practice and teaching experience to show how to achieve best social work practice with older adults. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others.Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service-users’ wishes for wellbeing and a fulfilling older age. Chapters are practice-driven, containing case studies drawn from a range of care settings, reflective questions and exercises.Mapping directly onto the key modules on the social work degree, this is...

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