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What is the role of social work? What does it mean to be a social worker? What are the changes affecting social work training? Introduction to Social Work addresses these questions and provides an understanding of the knowledge, values, and skills requirements of professional social work. The author has played a key role in constructing the subject benchmarks for the social work degree and offers a reflective and thoughtful commentary upon training, education and practice. Written in a lively and readable style, the book captures the essence of the changes sweeping through social work and engages the reader in these debates. Key features of this book include: - Comprehensive content structured around the guidelines for training and practice - Bridges the gap between theory and real-life practice - Student-friendly features such as case-studies, discussion questions, further reading and a glossary This exciting publication will be a core textbook for trainee social workers as they progress through the qualifying social work degree, or as they begin their practice as newly qualified workers seeking to consolidate their learning. `The unique aspect of this book which distinguishes it from other competitors is that it is constructed explicitly around the key roles and benchmark statements...this book will offer something new and interesting to the growing field of social work education literature and is likely to be relevant to both students and practitioners in the UK and elsewhere' - Dr Caroline Skehill, Queens University Belfast

Inter-Professional Learning and Multi-Professional Practice for PQ
Inter-professional learning and multi-professional practice for PQ

Chapter 10 provides a guide for practitioners and others concerned with developing professional knowledge and skills at PQ levels by focusing on questions relating to inter-professional working and its ever-changing terrain. The chapter addresses some persistent challenges facing practitioners who work across occupational boundaries; specific issues for social work; the demands placed on training and learning programmes; some promising developments in this regard; and, finally, the potential value (and limitations) of good quality inter-professional learning experiences in promoting better practice.

Having discrete tasks increasingly closely defined and subdivided into specialist areas of activity is perhaps an inevitable consequence of modern forms of organisation. Weber's (1957) formative work anticipated the emergence of distinctive and ...

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