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Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing Critical Issues

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ISBN-10: 0415535212

ISBN-13: 9780415535212

Edition: 2014

Authors: Liz Beddoe, Jane Maidment

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Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jane Maidment is an associate professor in social work at Central Queensland University. Ronnie Egan is a social work practitioner and community supervisor. She currently lectures in social work at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Current Themes and Critical Issues in Health and Well-Being
Exploring Interpretations of Health and Wellbeing for Social Work
Globalisation, Social Work and Health
Facing the Challenges Together - a Future Vision for Health Social Work
Risk and Vulnerability Discourses in Contemporary Health Care
Stress, Resilience and Responding to Civil Defence Emergencies and Natural Disasters: an Ecological Approach
Stigma in Health and Social Work: Towards a New Paradigm
The Natural Environment and Well-Being
Diverse Communities: Culture, Identity, Spirituality and Health
Indigenous Australian Social-Health Theory: Decolonisation, Healing-Reclaiming Wellbeing
Whai Ora-Maori Health
Pacific Health
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual People and Discourses of Health and Wellbeing
Disability-Inclusive Social Work Practice
Messages from Research
Collaborative Practice and Family Meetings in Childrene's Health
Improving Public Spaces for Young People: The Contribution of Participatory Research
Ageing in Resiliency: Learning from the Experiences and Perceptions of Migrant Older Adults
Refugee Resettlement: Considerations of Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health, Social Work and Professionalism
Partnering in the Field of Chronic Care Service Provision
Crafting Social Connectedness: A Community Development Model
Pregnancy in an Age of Medical Technology: Decisions, Loss, and Research with a Vulnerable Population