The SAGE Handbook of Social Work 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.
Chapter 33: Mental Health
Social workers operating in the arena of mental health are continually required to face new challenges and to manage conflicting responsibilities. These responsibilities include protecting the public, upholding human rights, working with families, addressing severe mental distress, incorporating the views of service ...