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Social Work Themes, Issues and Critical Debates

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ISBN-10: 0230218652

ISBN-13: 9780230218659

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli, Malcolm Payne

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Description:

The long awaited new edition of this hugely popular text has been heavily revised to reflect the current needs of students on the first year of their social work degree. With ten new chapters and a wealth of expert contributors, this text looks exclusively and in detail at the topics that matter.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Introduction
Towards a critical understanding of social work
Knowledge for Social Work Practice
Positioning social work
The changing nature of social work
Values, ethics and social work
Anti-oppressive practice
The wider significance of social work
Social policy, poverty and social work
Social work and the law
Social work and organisations
Perspectives on the life course: childhood and adolescence
Perspectives on the life course
Researching social work
Social Work Process
Understanding the social work process
Communication in social work
Working with service users and carers
Assessment
Planning
Intervention
Intervention and empowerment
Alternative intervention: the mind-body-spirit perspective
Monitoring, review and evaluation
The Practice Environment
Working with children, young people and families
Adult services and health-related social work
Working with the voluntary and community sectors; M.Payne
Practice planning
Personal and professional development
Concluding comments